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49 in Quant with 15 questions answered incorrectly

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So I gave the GMATPrep CAT yesterday and got a 740. Breakdown below

Q49 (15 questions answered incorrectly)
V41 (10 questions answered incorrectly)

What I dont get is how you can get 49 in quant by answering almost half the questions incorrectly? Is this the norm? My wrong answers were pretty evenly spaced but still, why would the CAT keep on giving me such tough questions if I was getting so many of them wrong?

Is the time spent on the question in any way a determinant for determining the level of questions to follow?

Confused.
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You have to remember that a third of all questions are experimental/do not count.
Also, the GMAT score is determined by the difficulty of the questions you have answered correctly rather than by the number and so on.
It is all speculation and is probably as much use as speculating about the weather, politics, stocks, etc.
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So I gave the GMATPrep CAT yesterday and got a 740. Breakdown below

Q49 (15 questions answered incorrectly)
V41 (10 questions answered incorrectly)

What I dont get is how you can get 49 in quant by answering almost half the questions incorrectly? Is this the norm? My wrong answers were pretty evenly spaced but still, why would the CAT keep on giving me such tough questions if I was getting so many of them wrong?

Is the time spent on the question in any way a determinant for determining the level of questions to follow?

Confused.


I think we have a couple of posts on our blog to answer your question. The first one talks about the scaled score and the second one about the overall score:

http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2010/08 ... algorithm/
http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2011/10 ... gine-work/
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