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Average difficulty of GMAT questions on mba.com

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I was practicing reading comprehension from https://gmatofficialprep.mba.com which is the official source for GMAT
After practicing I saw under my performance summary that average difficulty level of questions was 2.27. How to interpret this ?
An average difficulty level of 2.27 would translate to how much in the actual GMAT?
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ShardulPendharkar wrote:
I was practicing reading comprehension from https://gmatofficialprep.mba.com which is the official source for GMAT
After practicing I saw under my performance summary that average difficulty level of questions was 2.27. How to interpret this ?
An average difficulty level of 2.27 would translate to how much in the actual GMAT?
So here is how it works:

1. Easy questions have a difficulty rating of 1.
2. Medium questions have a difficulty rating of 2.
3. Hard questions have a difficulty rating of 3.

2.27 means that you were doing questions that were, on average, slightly above average difficulty. It sounds very precise and z-score ish, but it is really just a very approximate and unreliable estimate of the difficulty level of the questions you did :-D

Method used: You can also confirm this. Form 3 sets of questions, with (a) only easy questions, (b) only medium difficulty questions, and (c) only hard questions and then check the figures in the progress report. The 3 figures will be (a) 1.00, (b) 2.00, and (c) 3.00.
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New post 28 Oct 2018, 17:52
Hi ShardulPendharkar,

AjiteshArun gave some really useful information! You know, in addition to analyzing the stats of the official Reading Comprehension problem sets, you also could take a practice GMAT determine your current Reading Comprehension ability. Have you taken any practice exams? What is your GMAT score goal?

Feel free to reach out with further questions.
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