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# any change on GMAT?

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02 Aug 2008, 14:05
Lately I have not seen anybody getting good results (after jallenmorris). I know jimmyjamesdonkey, X-ali-X and apurva had bad experiences. Could it be possible that GMAC has changed sth on the exam (after that power score scandal)?

May be they have chnaged sth which has introduced a bug and is not just working out?

Hard to believe but stats says that ppl were getting good score on GMATPrep and they are seeing completely different score on the real test.

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02 Aug 2008, 14:09
I have noticed this trend, too. And since I am taking my exam mid Sept, I'm also wondering whether or not they've changed the exam in any way.....
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02 Aug 2008, 15:23
I highly doubt it. I've been seeing cases recently where scores on GMATPrep are within plus/minus 20 points of the actual exam.

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02 Aug 2008, 17:52
I can totally relate to that. My GMATprep score was like 760, and 750. But the actual test I got 650.

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02 Aug 2008, 19:04

I start to worry, I will take in Setp

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02 Aug 2008, 19:25
eileen1017 wrote:
I can totally relate to that. My GMATprep score was like 760, and 750. But the actual test I got 650.

Count me in as well.

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02 Aug 2008, 20:18
well good thing is gmac captures numbers and percentile so any big changes will be evident in one or the other!

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02 Aug 2008, 22:04
Well, I'm not sure we can rely on the small sample we have available on GMAT club to make such an inference. I think Gprep should be used as prepatory material only and not so much as a indicator of the actual score you will receive. If you are comfortable with all the concepts that are covered in the official materials you should be prepared to do well on the test.

Also, according to their press releases, GMAC has known about scoretop for years. If they were going to change anything that drastically, surely they would inform test takers and the changes would be reflected in their new diagnostic software. It seems counterproductive to release a new product (focus, I believe it's called) only to have it not contain concepts currently tested on the exam.

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02 Aug 2008, 22:06
I took it two weeks ago and got a 740. I thought GMATPrep and MGMAT were spot on. I don't think anything has changed about the test...just be prepared, be confident, and work out the nerves during the AWA.

After having taken the GMAT, I like to compare it to running. Run more than you need to on race day, know that you're ready, and be careful what you eat the night before
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02 Aug 2008, 22:07
highhopes wrote:
I took it two weeks ago and got a 740. I thought GMATPrep and MGMAT were spot on. I don't think anything has changed about the test...just be prepared, be confident, and work out the nerves during the AWA.

After having taken the GMAT, I like to compare it to running. Run more than you need to on race day, know that you're ready, and be careful what you eat the night before

Hi highhopes, Congrat on the great score!

That is encouraging to us too!

Could you explain more on this: "and work out the nerves during the AWA"?

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03 Aug 2008, 02:06
I got 680 and 710 on my two gmatpreps but ended with a 600 on the real one with 28V. But I guess the low verbal was more down to my carelessness than to anything else but oh yes, the score was a HUGE shock and totally out of the blue.

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03 Aug 2008, 06:28
mandhan wrote:
I got 680 and 710 on my two gmatpreps but ended with a 600 on the real one with 28V. But I guess the low verbal was more down to my carelessness than to anything else but oh yes, the score was a HUGE shock and totally out of the blue.

I got 640 like 6 months ago but I think another variable to consider is the percentile figure. Just curious what was your percentile in Q & V and all together?

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03 Aug 2008, 10:22
If I remember correctly, it was V28(48%ile) and Q45 (76%ile)

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03 Aug 2008, 14:18
Interesting...BeatTheGMAT is also getting some folks that are experience dramatic differences in GMAT scores from practice.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/i-just-bombe ... 14480.html

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04 Aug 2008, 01:56
Is it the verbal section that makes most people bomb the GMAT? It definitely looks like it reading this and other forums.
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04 Aug 2008, 14:58
Got a 770 on July 15th.

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04 Aug 2008, 17:08
I'll add myself to the list: GMATPrep 700, Real GMAT: 620

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05 Aug 2008, 06:50
Kotu wrote:
Got a 770 on July 15th.

great score .. we are talking about the takers after jult 25th or so.

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05 Aug 2008, 06:59
I also relate to this.. My practise test scores were in the range of 740-770. And I got 620 on the actual test...

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05 Aug 2008, 07:05
bhatiagp wrote:
I also relate to this.. My practise test scores were in the range of 740-770. And I got 620 on the actual test...

Can you give a breakdown: Q on practice and on the real test and the same for V?
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