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27 Mar 2017, 21:38
Hey,
I just needed some help to analyse my gmat verbal score. I took Veritas prep free practice test. This was my first full length Gmat mock !
Score is as follows

Overall: correct: 30 incorrect:11
Critical Reasoning: correct: 8 incorrect:4
Sentence Correction: correct: 13 incorrect:3
Score:25 Percentile 40

Even though I have 30 Correct Questions and only 11 incorrect Questions, the score calculated is 25. I feel this is very low !
I cannot make sense of the scoring.
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27 Mar 2017, 22:01
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eshanitrivedi wrote:
Hey,
I just needed some help to analyse my gmat verbal score. I took Veritas prep free practice test. This was my first full length Gmat mock !
Score is as follows

Overall: correct: 30 incorrect:11
Critical Reasoning: correct: 8 incorrect:4
Sentence Correction: correct: 13 incorrect:3
Score:25 Percentile 40

Even though I have 30 Correct Questions and only 11 incorrect Questions, the score calculated is 25. I feel this is very low !
I cannot make sense of the scoring.

Hi,

GMAT algorithm works not on the number of questions you do correct or wrong but on the number of difficult questions you do correctly.

Case 1: I do 30 questions of 500--600 level correct. Score I will get is around 25-30

Case 2: I do 15-20 question correct but of 700+ level, Score I will get is 38+.

So, Focus more on getting difficult questions correct rather than on the getting number of easy questions correct.

I hope that makes sense.
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28 Mar 2017, 05:44
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eshanitrivedi wrote:
Hey,
I just needed some help to analyse my gmat verbal score. I took Veritas prep free practice test. This was my first full length Gmat mock !
Score is as follows

Overall: correct: 30 incorrect:11
Critical Reasoning: correct: 8 incorrect:4
Sentence Correction: correct: 13 incorrect:3
Score:25 Percentile 40

Even though I have 30 Correct Questions and only 11 incorrect Questions, the score calculated is 25. I feel this is very low !
I cannot make sense of the scoring.

First of all, Difficulty level of questions you got right or wrong decides the score. I suggest that you rely on the scores that you get on GMATPreps, which are given under real GMAT like conditions. But It is smart to get used to taking CATs and be prepared by doing CATs other than GMATPrep. So you take 2-3 CATs and then take a GMATPrep and then keep doing it, keeping the Overall preparation time in mind. In Verbal, Stick to official material as much as you can.

What to make out of a GMATPrep CAT? Here it is:

If you have never come across the following threads then these directly answer your questions. Both of these analysis are unique.

At the time of preparation when you take GMATPrep CATS then #1 helps you to really understand your performance. Generally we come out of exam centre and are surprised of the score, irrespective of good or bad, that what actually happened.

If you closesly look at #2 then you will be prepared how not to be played by adaptive algorithm and rather play with it intelligently.

#1. GMAT Prep algorithm Analysis:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-so ... 46146.html

#2.Analysis of ESR reports to analyse the algorithm that GMAC uses.
http://gmatclub.com/forum/information-o ... 21111.html

I am sure this would clear a lot of doubts and help you strategise the CATs and main exam.

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28 Mar 2017, 06:20
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Wholehearted agreement with abhimahna and HKD1710: on the actual GMAT, the difficulty level of the questions is the main thing that determines your score -- not the number of questions you get wrong.

That said: well, it's unbelievably hard for test-prep companies to copy the test perfectly. The folks at GMAT spends somewhere in the neighborhood of \$1500-\$3000 to develop each question -- and countless more to hone the test's algorithm. Even the very best test-prep companies can't compete with that, and non-official practice tests will often spit out unusual results.

So don't lose too much sleep over the results on that particular test -- the GMATPrep will tell you what's going on with much, much more accuracy.
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