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# 27/36 correct - V33 - what the actual.......?

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28 Oct 2018, 11:44
This is from the official gmat prep.

Find it attached. 17 questions correct in a row and I still ended up with V33. Am I not supposed to get past the ........ V35 or what. After having responded correctly to 15 questions in a row I should face some 700+ questions, shouldn't I?

4 quant questions wrong and 9 verbal questions wrong - 54/67 raw correct - and this weird algorithm got me a 690. Is the gmat-prep algorithm reliable and similar to the algorithm I'm going to see on the real test? That way I am not going to get past 700 ever; this has been my best performance so far. Some theories on the importance of last 20 questions/first 10? Anything? Anyone?

Thanks.
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28 Oct 2018, 11:52
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Umm that's not how gmat scoring algorithm works. It seems by your score that you must have gotten some pretty basic(400-500) lvl questions wrong.
That's what cost you such a high penalty.The first 10 questions are v important I would say(according to research) so a bad performance there can be pretty damn hard to overturn.
PS some 9-10 questions are experimental questions so they don't count to your final score even if you get them right.

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28 Oct 2018, 11:59
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Kaczet wrote:
This is from the official gmat prep.

Find it attached. 17 questions correct in a row and I still ended up with V33. Am I not supposed to get past the ........ V35 or what. After having responded correctly to 15 questions in a row I should face some 700+ questions, shouldn't I?

4 quant questions wrong and 9 verbal questions wrong - 54/67 raw correct - and this weird algorithm got me a 690. Is the gmat-prep algorithm reliable and similar to the algorithm I'm going to see on the real test? That way I am not going to get past 700 ever; this has been my best performance so far. Some theories on the importance of last 20 questions/first 10? Anything? Anyone?

Thanks.

Hi Kaczet,

Sorry to hear about your experience. I understand your confusion about your score considering you have answered 17 questions correctly in a row. However, I noticed that you have answered 6 questions incorrect in the first 10 questions itself. Answering those many questions incorrect in the first 10 questions can probably hurt a test taker's score more than answering the same number of questions incorrectly say in the last 10 questions. You can refer to the following article for more in depth analysis on the importance of the first 10 questions. https://gmatclub.com/forum/new-format-g ... 69682.html

Hope this helps. All the best.
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28 Oct 2018, 12:00
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anishraina wrote:
Umm that's not how gmat scoring algorithm works. It seems by your score that you must have gotten some pretty basic(400-500) lvl questions wrong.
That's what cost you such a high penalty.The first 10 questions are v important I would say(according to research) so a bad performance there can be pretty damn hard to overturn.
PS some 9-10 questions are experimental questions so they don't count to your final score even if you get them right.

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Hi,

I took this mock exactly 3 months ago (see my signature). I hope to get experimental RC questions

Today's breakdown is 2 SC wrong, 1 CR wrong, 6 RC wrong..

How do I avoid 3 RCs in the first 10 questions.... Gosh, GMAT is so useless and tells nothing about the candidate! I've barely slept for the last 3 months (15-hour work days + GMAT) and some RC questions keeps me away from my dream score, that's so fkd up.

Thanks for reading, I just had to share my problem and it's better now.
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28 Oct 2018, 12:09
rohan2345,

As you can see, looking through my posts, I've always been bad at RC. This time, exam threw at me 3 passages one after one; first 10 questions were RC. Seriously, if that's the case on the real exam, I'm immediately out and I'm getting ready for the re-take. I thought I've mastered the GMAT enough to get the 720+ score; it turns out that didn't because I can't read :D
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29 Oct 2018, 20:05
Kaczet wrote:
rohan2345,This time, exam threw at me 3 passages one after one; first 10 questions were RC. Seriously, if that's the case on the real exam, I'm immediately out and I'm getting ready for the re-take.
No, because now you'll be prepared for it

I really think (hope) that the actual GMAT won't line 3 RC passages up right at the beginning of the test.
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31 Oct 2018, 18:00
Hi Kaczet,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. First off, your GMAT score is based on not only the number of questions you answer correct/incorrect, but also the difficulty of those questions, among other things. Additionally, as anishraina has mentioned, it’s quite possible that you got some very easy questions wrong that greatly pulled down your verbal score.

Honestly, rather than spending time worrying about the GMAC algorithm, you really should focus on the things you can control, and the number one thing you can control is getting better at the GMAT. If you get to a point at which you can dominate the GMAT, the specifics of the scoring algorithm won't matter because you will have the skills that you need to get an amazing score, right?

how to score a 700+ on the GMAT.

If you have any further questions, please reach out.

Good luck!
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31 Oct 2018, 18:11
ScottTargetTestPrep,

Hi Scott. I'm too short on time to think about further improvement. I'm so exhausted.. I work in investment banking industry (M&A). The 15-hour work days made me HATE the GMAT. I'm so tired of studying for GMAT! I've already scheduled my GMAT on 5/11/2018.

At the end of the day I think I've made a decent progress: from Q26 to Q50; from V20 to V33. I'm happy. Will surely keep you updated how it goes on the real test. I'm pretty sure I'll make it to the university of my dreams and that's all that counts for me.

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31 Oct 2018, 18:34
Kaczet wrote:
This is from the official gmat prep.

Find it attached. 17 questions correct in a row and I still ended up with V33. Am I not supposed to get past the ........ V35 or what. After having responded correctly to 15 questions in a row I should face some 700+ questions, shouldn't I?

4 quant questions wrong and 9 verbal questions wrong - 54/67 raw correct - and this weird algorithm got me a 690. Is the gmat-prep algorithm reliable and similar to the algorithm I'm going to see on the real test? That way I am not going to get past 700 ever; this has been my best performance so far. Some theories on the importance of last 20 questions/first 10? Anything? Anyone?

Thanks.

Can you tell me where did you find this mock test??

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31 Oct 2018, 18:35
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01 Nov 2018, 11:19
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ScottTargetTestPrep, rohan2345

Guys, you were right that I should stop worrying about the algorithm itself.
I bought exams 3 & 4 today. Got an unexpected 710 (Q50,V35) !!! V35 with 15 incorrect (not kidding)!!! I never scored that high until now. At the middle of the CAT I thought it had been going very bad......... but it wasn't.

wrong: 8 RC, 6 CR, 1 SC

Sorry for spam but I'm so happy as if I were a child who just got his or her new toy
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01 Nov 2018, 14:54
I have seen people got V25 with 8 mistakes / v28 with 6 / v29 with 14 / V 32with 6/ V40 with 8 in real tests

Some people make tons of mistakes in the first two , but still get hard questions in later sections ... just don’t understand how this thing really works

It’s kinda sad that when you answer a couple of easy questions wrong in the very beginning , it’s almost impossible to come back , unless you are truly good with verbal ( 40+ on average ) .
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02 Nov 2018, 16:54
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I realize that you are probably burned out, but try to keep a positive mindset, OK? If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out.

Let’s do this!!
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