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Updated on: 06 Aug 2013, 10:37
gmatgeek wrote:
gmatgeek wrote:
Hello,

I gave my GMAT exam on July 20. Today, when I logged in to mba.com , I saw the status on the GMAT history as 'Score Reportable'..
However I haven't received any e-mail communication to access my official score. I also fear that the email might have ended up in Spam but I deleted all my SPAM emails. I called up customer service. According to the customer rep, she has no way to track if an e-mail was sent to me and she cannot send me an e-mail..
I am worried that I might not be able to find out my AWA and IR scores. Please help !

(I do have the unofficial report and the authentication code.. I just don't have the URL to access my GMAT score)

Please ignore this. I received the e-mail today. However I would like to have one recommendation .If we can have a central place where we can login anytime and view the GMAT score (instead of waiting for a personalized link), it would help to reduce anxiety . Makingthe score accessible in mba.com would be even better. Thanks !

Thanks for the feedback, and I am glad you were able to access your scores! To answer your question, at this time the secure personalized link is the the best way to ensure the security of your Official Score Report and your privacy. Although we are always exploring ways to make score report access easier on candidates, at this time the personalized link the the best way to provide your score report. Thanks for asking!

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Originally posted by OfficialGMAT on 06 Aug 2013, 10:22.
Last edited by OfficialGMAT on 06 Aug 2013, 10:37, edited 1 time in total.
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06 Aug 2013, 10:35
saurabhbatra2 wrote:
If I have understood you well, I can request additional score reporting (other than the five I selected during exam) before I receive my official score, But it will take approximately 7 days after official score is genertated, for my reports to reach B-school, irrespective of the day in the '20 day period' I place the request?
OfficialGMAT wrote:
saurabhbatra2 wrote:
Hi

I have few unanswered questions. Would really appreciate if someone could answer

1) If I chose to send my first GMAT exam's scores to a B-school, but did not chose that B-school in second take, will the B-school have access to my 2nd GMAT score?
2) In how many days will my scores be reported to a B-school If I chose B-school during my GMAT?
3) Can I request additional score reporting before receiving my official score, say, next day of my GMAT?
4) If 3) is yes, In how many days will my scores be reported to a B-school If I select the B-school on the next day of my GMAT?
5) If 3) is No, In how many days will my scores be reported to a B-school If I select the B-school on the day I receive official score?

Thanks!!!

Sorry, If am violating forum rules by re-posting this question!

Thanks for all the questions! I will answer them in order:

1) Your GMAT score report will include all GMAT exams taken in the past five years. If you retake the exam, but do not send the updated score report, the school will not see the most recent score.
2) Your Official Score Report takes 20 days to process, so schools will receive a copy of the report 21 days after the time you take the exam.
3) You can send your score report to up to five schools on the day of the exam at no extra charge. If you choose to send your report to more schools, or to do so after the exam, you will need to pay the \$28 fee per additional score report.
4) If you choose to wait until the day after the exam to send your score reports (and pay the fee) your Official Score Report will still take 20 days after the time you took the exam, as your exam will still be in the process of being scored.
5) Once your Official Score report is ready (which is 20 calendar days afer you take the exam) additional Official Score Reports can be sent to schools within 7 calendar days.

I hope that clarifies things.

Rebecca

If you choose to wait until the day after your exam to order score reports, rather than selecting them for free at test time, those schools will receive your score report after 20 business days. It will not take an additional seven days after your score report is available.

Rebecca
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07 Aug 2013, 08:40
Hi

I took my GMAT on 22 July 2013. My profile on MBA.com shows that the Score is reportable, but I haven't received a link to the official score nor can I access it through the MBA.com website.

Is this common?

Thanks
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09 Aug 2013, 09:02
Dear Rebecca

I was trying to gather more information about the scoring of the Analytical Writing Assessment. The only information available in the GMAT Handbook was as follows:
Scoring: 0.0-6.0
Each essay is scored at least twice, once by a human reader and once by a computer. The scores are all averaged to provide one section score, reported in intervals of 0.5.
Computer Score: c
Human Score: h
$$Reported Score = \frac{c+h}{2}$$

Could you please elaborate more on your scoring methodology and how you arrived at the score. e.g if I were to lay the following intervals for you. What makes the essay fall in the intervals below ?

0.0 - 0.5
0.5 - 1.0
1.0 - 1.5
2.0 - 2.5
2.5 - 3.0
3.0 - 3.5
4.0 - 4.0
4.0 - 4.5
4.5 - 5.0
5.0 - 5.5
5.5 - 6.0

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09 Aug 2013, 11:09
hb wrote:
Dear Rebecca

I was trying to gather more information about the scoring of the Analytical Writing Assessment. The only information available in the GMAT Handbook was as follows:
Scoring: 0.0-6.0
Each essay is scored at least twice, once by a human reader and once by a computer. The scores are all averaged to provide one section score, reported in intervals of 0.5.
Computer Score: c
Human Score: h
$$Reported Score = \frac{c+h}{2}$$

Could you please elaborate more on your scoring methodology and how you arrived at the score. e.g if I were to lay the following intervals for you. What makes the essay fall in the intervals below ?

0.0 - 0.5
0.5 - 1.0
1.0 - 1.5
2.0 - 2.5
2.5 - 3.0
3.0 - 3.5
4.0 - 4.0
4.0 - 4.5
4.5 - 5.0
5.0 - 5.5
5.5 - 6.0

Thanks for the question! As you noted, your AWA is scored twice-once via our scoring software, and once by a trained AWA evaluator. Your final score is the average of those two scores, so the .5 would indicate an averaging of two full-point scores. For that reason, there is no prescriptive instructions that would differentiate .5 differences in score. Please note that if there is more than a one point difference in the two score, your essay would be put under review to ensure the score you get is accurate and fair. Good luck!
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09 Aug 2013, 13:57
OfficialGMAT wrote:
hb wrote:
Dear Rebecca

I was trying to gather more information about the scoring of the Analytical Writing Assessment. The only information available in the GMAT Handbook was as follows:
Scoring: 0.0-6.0
Each essay is scored at least twice, once by a human reader and once by a computer. The scores are all averaged to provide one section score, reported in intervals of 0.5.
Computer Score: c
Human Score: h
$$Reported Score = \frac{c+h}{2}$$

Could you please elaborate more on your scoring methodology and how you arrived at the score. e.g if I were to lay the following intervals for you. What makes the essay fall in the intervals below ?

0.0 - 0.5
0.5 - 1.0
1.0 - 1.5
2.0 - 2.5
2.5 - 3.0
3.0 - 3.5
4.0 - 4.0
4.0 - 4.5
4.5 - 5.0
5.0 - 5.5
5.5 - 6.0

Thanks for the question! As you noted, your AWA is scored twice-once via our scoring software, and once by a trained AWA evaluator. Your final score is the average of those two scores, so the .5 would indicate an averaging of two full-point scores. For that reason, there is no prescriptive instructions that would differentiate .5 differences in score. Please note that if there is more than a one point difference in the two score, your essay would be put under review to ensure the score you get is accurate and fair. Good luck!

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09 Aug 2013, 14:02
http://www.mba.com/store/store-catalog/gmat-preparation/gmatprep-question-pack-1.aspx

Rebecca,

Can you please confirm that the questions in the GMATPrep® Questions Pack 1 are different from the The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition ?
Thanks.
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09 Aug 2013, 14:03
hb wrote:
http://www.mba.com/store/store-catalog/gmat-preparation/gmatprep-question-pack-1.aspx

Rebecca,

Can you please confirm that the questions in the GMATPrep® Questions Pack 1 are different from the The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition ?
Thanks.

None of the questions used in the GMATPrep Question Pack 1 have been used in any other Official GMAT prep products, including The Offiical Guide for GMAT Review. Thanks for asking!

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09 Aug 2013, 14:19
quantumdots wrote:
Hi

I took my GMAT on 22 July 2013. My profile on MBA.com shows that the Score is reportable, but I haven't received a link to the official score nor can I access it through the MBA.com website.

Is this common?

Thanks
QD

Hello, QD. My apologies for not answering this sooner. Your score will not be acessible through mba.com. You will be sent a secure link and access code to receive your score. It may take up to 24 hours from your score being listed as "reportable" on mba.com and you receiving the secure code. If you still have not received the code, please let me know and I will help you with that.

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10 Aug 2013, 22:31
Hi Rebecca,
Could you please let me know whether the samples for Analysis of Argument, available on your site http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/test-structure-and-overview/analytical-writing-assessment-section unders the header 'Current Analytical Writing Assessment Topics' are the only topics we'll be presented with during GMAT?

Does that mean this list is exhausted and we can expect any one of these arguments (may be with slight modification) in actual GMAT?

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13 Aug 2013, 07:19
Hi Rebecca,
Is there any rescheduling-fee waiver available for GMAT?

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13 Aug 2013, 08:14
bagdbmba wrote:
Hi Rebecca,
Is there any rescheduling-fee waiver available for GMAT?

Hello, Bagdmba. Unfortunately, we do not typically offer fee-waivers for rescheduling the GMAT exam. In some extraordinairy circumstances, such as extreme weather or severe illness, the fee can be waived. You would need to contact Pearson Vue to discuss your individual situation. You can find the contact information for your area here: https://www.mba.com/service/contact-us.aspx

Good luck!
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13 Aug 2013, 08:17
OfficialGMAT wrote:
bagdbmba wrote:
Hi Rebecca,
Is there any rescheduling-fee waiver available for GMAT?

Hello, Bagdmba. Unfortunately, we do not typically offer fee-waivers for rescheduling the GMAT exam. In some extraordinairy circumstances, such as extreme weather or severe illness, the fee can be waived. You would need to contact Pearson Vue to discuss your individual situation. You can find the contact information for your area here: https://www.mba.com/service/contact-us.aspx

Good luck!

Thanks Rebecca!

I'd much appreciate if you could take out a minute to reply to my another post just above this one on 'AWA samples'.
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13 Aug 2013, 08:18
bagdbmba wrote:
Hi Rebecca,
Could you please let me know whether the samples for Analysis of Argument, available on your site http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/test-structure-and-overview/analytical-writing-assessment-section unders the header 'Current Analytical Writing Assessment Topics' are the only topics we'll be presented with during GMAT?

Does that mean this list is exhausted and we can expect any one of these arguments (may be with slight modification) in actual GMAT?

The list you see on mba.com is the complete lists of AWA topics for the GMAT exam. The AWA question prompt you will be presented with will be selected from that topic list. Good luck!

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15 Aug 2013, 09:39
Hi Rebecca,
This is a clarification regarding the GPA system

I was recently registering for my GMAT and while doing so i came across this GPA conversion table given on mba.com.
We are required to convert our equivalent GPA on scale of 4 using given conversions.

http://www.mba.com/~/media/Images/mba/N ... rsion1.jpg

I am a graduate from india and in our country we have absolute percentage system..
I scored 79.7% in Graduation course...
By converting it on 4 GPA a scale using the above table my equivalent GPA comes out to be 2.9 and this puts me in the third passing Grade ...which is definitely not true and i am very disappointed with that because according to our university grading i am among the top 10% performers of my class, according to which i am in the first passing grade...

This is really a very unfair and biased method of GPA calculation...

So i was wondering that how much impact does this GPA makes when we give a certain number while registering for GMAT on mba.com...

Another thing how will i be able to calculate my true GPA which justifies my score...

So please help me out here and tell me what should i mention in my GPA column while registering for GMAT..

Your comments and suggestions in this regard will be a great help...

Thanks and Regards..
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15 Aug 2013, 11:44
AvengerGmat wrote:
Hi Rebecca,
This is a clarification regarding the GPA system

I was recently registering for my GMAT and while doing so i came across this GPA conversion table given on mba.com.
We are required to convert our equivalent GPA on scale of 4 using given conversions.

http://www.mba.com/~/media/Images/mba/N ... rsion1.jpg

I am a graduate from india and in our country we have absolute percentage system..
I scored 79.7% in Graduation course...
By converting it on 4 GPA a scale using the above table my equivalent GPA comes out to be 2.9 and this puts me in the third passing Grade ...which is definitely not true and i am very disappointed with that because according to our university grading i am among the top 10% performers of my class, according to which i am in the first passing grade...

This is really a very unfair and biased method of GPA calculation...

So i was wondering that how much impact does this GPA makes when we give a certain number while registering for GMAT on mba.com...

Another thing how will i be able to calculate my true GPA which justifies my score...

So please help me out here and tell me what should i mention in my GPA column while registering for GMAT..

Your comments and suggestions in this regard will be a great help...

Thanks and Regards..

Hello, AvengerGmat!

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18 Aug 2013, 07:25
GMAC announced earlier this year that it would release an Exam pack 1. Has GMAC decided on an official date when the Exam pack will be released or nothing has been finalized?
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19 Aug 2013, 11:57
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GMAC announced earlier this year that it would release an Exam pack 1. Has GMAC decided on an official date when the Exam pack will be released or nothing has been finalized?

Hi, Fozzzy! We plan to release the Exam pack this fall, but do not have an exact release date yet. I will keep you posted!

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19 Aug 2013, 21:31
Hi Rebecca,
Could you please let me know what could happen if either during the test (re MOCK GMAT tests from GMAT Prep SW) or at the time of intermediate break of 8 minutes, if there is an unexpected system crash or power failure or network disruptions, then what will happen to my test and will I be able to carry out the same test where I let off, once normalcy is restored?

And also how to deal with this sort of situation during REAL GMAT?

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20 Aug 2013, 08:22
bagdbmba wrote:
Hi Rebecca,
Could you please let me know what could happen if either during the test (re MOCK GMAT tests from GMAT Prep SW) or at the time of intermediate break of 8 minutes, if there is an unexpected system crash or power failure or network disruptions, then what will happen to my test and will I be able to carry out the same test where I let off, once normalcy is restored?

And also how to deal with this sort of situation during REAL GMAT?

Thanks for the questions, bb! I'll start with your second one. If your computer screen freezes during the REAL GMAT exam, an incident report will be filed. These situations are handled on a case-by-case basis, so I can't tell you exactly how it would be handled. It would depend on how long your screen was frozen, and what, if any, affect it had on your timing.

If your computer freezes while taking a practice exam on GMATPrep, please send an email to gmatprep@mba.com and someone will work with you to get the issue fixed. I could not tell you without a specific scenario, whether it would deduct time off of your test, or otherwise affect your practice score.

Thanks!

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