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# Are veritas CAT's faulty?

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Joined: 20 Jul 2018
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18 Sep 2018, 14:31
Dear Veritas Experts,

I have take 4 of your CAT's up till now with scores of 670, 680 680 and 710 two days ago.

I was really happy with the 710 but was very surprised when I saw the score breakdown. My quant scaled score was 51 even though I got on 45% of the questions correct. I called in earlier and someone on the help line directed me to a blog post about how the number of questions we answers correctly doesn't have a correlation to the score you achieve in a section. The highest quant section score I had achieved was 48 and that was with answering 67% correctly, so it seems odd that I could get more than half wrong and still get such a high score.

I was wondering if any of the experts could explain whether there was a mistake with the algorithm for this test or whether it is actually possible to achieve such a score.

For reference my scores and breakdowns on Veritas are as follows.

670 Q 45 V 37

680 Q 46 V36

680 Q 48 V36

710 V 51 Q 36

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26 Sep 2018, 08:13
yousefa wrote:
Dear Veritas Experts,

I have take 4 of your CAT's up till now with scores of 670, 680 680 and 710 two days ago.

I was really happy with the 710 but was very surprised when I saw the score breakdown. My quant scaled score was 51 even though I got on 45% of the questions correct. I called in earlier and someone on the help line directed me to a blog post about how the number of questions we answers correctly doesn't have a correlation to the score you achieve in a section. The highest quant section score I had achieved was 48 and that was with answering 67% correctly, so it seems odd that I could get more than half wrong and still get such a high score.

I was wondering if any of the experts could explain whether there was a mistake with the algorithm for this test or whether it is actually possible to achieve such a score.

For reference my scores and breakdowns on Veritas are as follows.

670 Q 45 V 37

680 Q 46 V36

680 Q 48 V36

710 V 51 Q 36

Hi
Though I am not a Veritasprep expert, this is my take on this subject. It is true that the score doesn't only depend on the number of questions right or wrong but on the number of higher level of questions right or wrong. The actual Gmat scoring algorithm is very complicated and no prep companies can exactly match it. But the closest ones considered are MGMAT and Veritasprep so you can rest assured. For more clarity on your preparedness, appear for a Gmatprep test and check. Hope it helps.
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