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# 5 Things I Learned Taking The New GMAT!

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24 Apr 2018, 21:14
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souvik101990 - Thanks for sharing your experience.

The new change in GMAT structure totally altered my plan. I was planning to score high on CR/SC and RC was always my weak area. Now my weak area needs to be made my strong area in order to score high in verbal.

One way to think of this is to consider that GMAC challenges us to face our nemesis[RC] head on and thus making us ready for our MBA and post MBA corporate life.

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25 Apr 2018, 12:42
Thanks for the post. Quite strange to hear that % of SC questions has dropped.
Thank God .. My GMAT is done. I can never handle those 15 -16 RC questions
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17 May 2018, 17:24
Hey Souvik,
Can you please also share the percentile break up of each sub category(SC,RC,CR) of the verbal section as shown on the old esr? A bit concerned because I read somewhere the NEW Esr do not provide topic wise percentile Break up for verbal and quant.

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20 May 2018, 16:19
Thanks for sharing your personal experience and providing us with the data points, souvik101990. Would you share the difficulty level progression and the sub-section percentile tables as well? I'm going to see if I can also put together a percentile table for each sub-section for the new and old formats.
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20 May 2018, 18:20
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HiLine wrote:
Thanks for sharing your personal experience and providing us with the data points, souvik101990. Would you share the difficulty level progression and the sub-section percentile tables as well? I'm going to see if I can also put together a percentile table for each sub-section for the new and old formats.

There's no need to do that--the percentile conversions for the new GMAT (Quant, Verbal, AWA, IR, Composite) are currently exactly the same as the percentiles for the old GMAT, since composite and section percentile scores are based on data from the last 3 years, which GMAC compiles (and then releases) annually in July.

In other words, the percentiles won't change at all for another couple of months, until a new set of data is collected and released by GMAC.

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23 May 2018, 10:39
All,

I have been dropping emails to get my new activation code for EP1 since last 10 days but there is no response from the GMAC.
I received only one email from them with the request number stating that the team is looking into it .

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23 May 2018, 10:51
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All,

I have been dropping emails to get my new activation code for EP1 since last 10 days but there is no response from the GMAC.
I received only one email from them with the request number stating that the team is looking into it .

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Hey prerakgoel03 ,

Please call their customer care. I am sure they must have raised the incident number but considering so many requests they must be receiving, it will take some time for them to meet all the requests. Talk to the customer care.

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26 Aug 2018, 02:48
mcelroytutoring wrote:
souvik101990 wrote:
The Q50 is a fluke.

What do you mean by "a fluke"? I disagree--give yourself some credit! Scoring Q50/51 (currently 86% but formerly 97%) 3 times in a row is very impressive. If you scored a Q50, then you deserved a Q50, no matter how many questions you answered incorrectly.

The only difference between a Q50 with 4 wrong and a Q50 with 2 wrong is most likely that the first Q50 was served tougher questions overall.

Yes, there is such a thing as a "high" Q50 and a "low" Q50, which tends to have an effect on the composite score conversion, and explains how the exact same subscores in Quant and Verbal can yield different composite scores. However, remember that the adcoms at Business Schools don't have access to the level of data that we can see on the ESRs. As far as they know, all Q50s are equal--though one could argue that the composite score conversion does provide a clue in this regard.

-Brian

I echo the same. Enjoyed the conversation/discussion on this post, contributed by all master of GMAT.
Thanks a ton to all of you.

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26 Aug 2018, 03:44
mcelroytutoring wrote:
souvik101990 wrote:
mcelroytutoring - i think i made 4 mistakes in verbal last time - but yeah UGH on this one.

Hi souvik101990, Here's how I concluded 5 wrong on the V42:

1st quarter = 1 wrong = 7/8 = 88%
2nd quarter = 1 wrong = 6/7 = 86%
3rd quarter = 1 wrong = 6/7 = 86%
4th quarter = 2 wrong = 6/8 = 75%

-Brian

Hi Brian
With due respect to your and Saumik's mastery/expertise in GMAT, I humbly would like to check the possibility of the combinations of correct/incorrect answers.

Can't it be the I have highlighted below the ones you have mentioned.?

1st quarter = 1 wrong = 7/8 = 88%
1st quarter = 1 wrong = 8/9 = 88%

2nd quarter = 1 wrong = 6/7 = 86%
2nd quarter = 2 wrong = 7/9 = 86%
3rd quarter = 1 wrong = 6/7 = 86%
3rd quarter = 2 wrong = 7/9 = 86%

4th quarter = 2 wrong = 6/8 = 75%
4th quarter = 3 wrong = 6/9 = 75%
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Total 36 = 9 wrong = 28/36=75% Correct

I know/assume that GMAT won't let it easily know about the percentage/percentile calculation or scoring in all. Just curious to know all of your expert opinion. Soumik,BB,Abhimanha,Chetan2u and all can provide inputs.

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20 Jun 2019, 12:15
Hi souvik101990

its been long to this thread now, if you recall , can you pls share how was the range of difficult questions in verbal distributed from set 1, to 2, to 3.. when did you feel most difficult questions began and then steeped down to being as difficult .. of course in your case, you won't find questions hard to solve , but according to your experience with 700+ questions.
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