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# What is the "target" correct answers to get ~700?

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08 Mar 2010, 18:23
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I understand earlier questions worth more but is there a general consensus on how many questions one can afford to get wrong to get ~700? I am just trying to gauge how many rights i need at least... just a bit depressed after taking a knewton cat - got 620 47/28 after getting 3 quant wrong and 11 verbal wrong...
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There is no strike rate to getting a 700.

Someone can get 40% of the problems incorrect and score a 700, while someone else can score 40% of the problems incorrect and score a 500.

Strike rate must be combined with problem difficulty to "gauge" a score. That being said, it is impossible to accurately gauge your score.

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I understand earlier questions worth more but is there a general consensus on how many questions one can afford to get wrong to get ~700? I am just trying to gauge how many rights i need at least... just a bit depressed after taking a knewton cat - got 620 47/28 after getting 3 quant wrong and 11 verbal wrong...

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I understand earlier questions worth more but is there a general consensus on how many questions one can afford to get wrong to get ~700? I am just trying to gauge how many rights i need at least... just a bit depressed after taking a knewton cat - got 620 47/28 after getting 3 quant wrong and 11 verbal wrong...

Just make sure you donot lose consecutive questions....

if you lose 3 questions at a stretch you will lose more marks than losing alternate wrong answers.
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How do you know whether knewton cat scoring is accurate or not? Better attempt GMAT to decide whether to be worried or not.
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shaselai wrote:
I understand earlier questions worth more but is there a general consensus on how many questions one can afford to get wrong to get ~700? I am just trying to gauge how many rights i need at least... just a bit depressed after taking a knewton cat - got 620 47/28 after getting 3 quant wrong and 11 verbal wrong...

Just make sure you donot lose consecutive questions....

if you lose 3 questions at a stretch you will lose more marks than losing alternate wrong answers.

ah... i think you are right on that one. the last quant i got 47 on i had 10+ questions wrong but i dont think any 2 were consecutive while the most recent one with 3 wrong i had 2 consecutive wrongs. I am not sure why that is though since wouldnt getting 2 right after 2 wrong bring me back to the original level or i lose more than i gain? Well if that is the case then i cant really do anything about it...
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someone from mgmat told me this:

To score about 700, you need to get about 60% of the questions right. (This is also true for 600. This is also true for 500. Get the picture?

When you get up to about 720 or so, then you need to get more right - maybe 70 to 80%.

So, the percentage correct doesn't change a whole lot, and there's also no absolute minimum number of correct answers - that's just not how the test is scored. What changes is the difficulty level of the questions you're getting right vs. wrong. Also, because of the way the scoring works, strings of wrong answers can be very harmful to your score. A string is 4+ questions wrong in a row. Getting two wrong in a row is not a big deal - in fact, that's going to happen to pretty much everybody.

Basically, this is what you want to do:
- get everything or almost everything right that is "lower level" for you (that is, don't make careless mistake on things you should be able to get right easily)
- do very well on the questions that are in your "top range" (things that you usually, but not always, get right - no more than a couple of careless mistakes on these)
- don't lose time on any questions, especially those that are really too hard for you anyway
- don't put yourself in a position to get 4+ wrong in a row, which basically means don't put yourself in a "rush" position due to time pressure or nerves

so basically i just have to try to get everything right since it is impossible to know which i got wrong (unless i did some serious guessing..)... still interesting to know though
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09 Mar 2010, 17:28
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09 Mar 2010, 19:53
Glad to see someone sailing pretty much in the same boat as I did a couple of months ago. That was my last week of prep before the big day and I was under a severe panic attack. I could manage my quants well above 47 always, which I did on the test day too but verbals weren't willing to rise above the highest ever 35 on my graphs. I changed my strategy since then.

Reading a question, understanding it's content and intent, identifying the trap, and approaching the correct solution in a timely manner is an art. If you have mastered it, you are in the groove, and the sad part, nobody can teach it to you. You have to figure it out all by yourselves. It's like a soul-search.
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Interesting topics here.
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09 Mar 2010, 20:57
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Glad to see someone sailing pretty much in the same boat as I did a couple of months ago. That was my last week of prep before the big day and I was under a severe panic attack. I could manage my quants well above 47 always, which I did on the test day too but verbals weren't willing to rise above the highest ever 35 on my graphs. I changed my strategy since then.

Reading a question, understanding it's content and intent, identifying the trap, and approaching the correct solution in a timely manner is an art. If you have mastered it, you are in the groove, and the sad part, nobody can teach it to you. You have to figure it out all by yourselves. It's like a soul-search.

how did you do?

I know i am getting better at SC than before - i am more active in noticing errors and getting down to 2 choices. However, my RC is still OK. RC is still dependent on the passage - if it is boring or too statistical i do horrible, but if it is interesting i do very well. CR i know my weakness is sometimes i let "outside" info in answer choice affect me. My highest verbal thus far is 32 - that was with 9 wrong and i though i couldve done better....
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11 Mar 2010, 08:25
My Question will be some kind offtop, but i have taken on 4. March the Kaplan free Gmat Sample test. And i think that the Questions there was preety easy. Could anybody comment this? Are the Questions by Kaplan something like a real GMAT?
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Hi Lindsy,

Our tests are adaptive, and are pretty close to the real thing. However, we've just instituted some minor mathematical alterations to our scoring algorithm, which will hopefully be even more accurate in the future!
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