It is currently 23 Aug 2017, 18:14

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Conversion of correct questions to raw score. Please help !

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 05 Mar 2017
Posts: 3

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 10

Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
Schools: Sloan '20
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.86
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Conversion of correct questions to raw score. Please help ! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Mar 2017, 22:38
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
Reading Comprehension: correct: 9 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.
Please help me in this !
:lol: :roll:

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 10

Veritas Prep GMAT Discount CodesKaplan GMAT Prep Discount Codese-GMAT Discount Codes
1 KUDOS received
BSchool Forum Moderator
avatar
P
Status: Aiming 800 Q51 V51
Joined: 18 Jul 2015
Posts: 2266

Kudos [?]: 634 [1] , given: 62

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, International Business
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V35
GPA: 3.65
WE: Brand Management (Health Care)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Conversion of correct questions to raw score. Please help ! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Mar 2017, 23:01
1
This post received
KUDOS
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
Reading Comprehension: correct: 9 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.
Please help me in this !
:lol: :roll:


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. :)
_________________

Good Luck

Kudos [?]: 634 [1] , given: 62

1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
P
Joined: 22 Jun 2014
Posts: 807

Kudos [?]: 357 [1] , given: 108

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 540 Q45 V20
GPA: 2.49
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Conversion of correct questions to raw score. Please help ! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Mar 2017, 06:44
1
This post received
KUDOS
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
Reading Comprehension: correct: 9 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.
Please help me in this !
:lol: :roll:



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.

Cheers :)
_________________

---------------------------------------------------------------
Target - 720-740
http://gmatclub.com/forum/information-on-new-gmat-esr-report-beta-221111.html
http://gmatclub.com/forum/list-of-one-year-full-time-mba-programs-222103.html

Kudos [?]: 357 [1] , given: 108

Expert Post
Top Contributor
1 KUDOS received
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
User avatar
S
Status: GMAT and GRE tutor
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 849

Kudos [?]: 1148 [1] , given: 344

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 780 Q51 V46
GMAT 2: 800 Q51 V51
GRE 1: 340 Q170 V170
Re: Conversion of correct questions to raw score. Please help ! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Mar 2017, 07:20
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Top Contributor
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.
_________________

www.gmatninja.com + GMAT blog + food blog + I'm really bad at PMs

Want expert SC and CR explanations? Check out our verbal Question of the Day! All of them are available here.

Need an expert reply? Hit the request verbal experts' reply button -- and then please be specific about your question for us. Feel free to tag @GMATNinja and @GMATNinjaTwo in your post.

Verbal Experts' Topics of the Week:
All Topics of the Week | Ultimate RC Guide for Beginners | Ultimate CR Guide for Beginners | Ultimate SC Guide for Beginners | 7 reasons why your actual GMAT scores don't match your practice test scores | How to get 4 additional "fake" GMAT Prep tests for $29.99... in any section order | How to go from great (760) to incredible (780) on GMAT SC | Using LSAT for GMAT CR & RC | That "-ing" Word Probably Isn't a Verb | That "-ed" Word Might Not Be a Verb, Either | No-BS Guide to GMAT Idioms | "Being" is not the enemy | WTF is "that" doing in my sentence?

YouTube verbal webinars: "Next-level" GMAT pronouns | Uses of "that" on the GMAT

Kudos [?]: 1148 [1] , given: 344

Re: Conversion of correct questions to raw score. Please help !   [#permalink] 28 Mar 2017, 07:20
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Need Help in Sentence Correction. Prashant10692 0 22 Aug 2017, 12:21
Please help me with this question of CR. Aartialliey 1 05 Feb 2017, 05:51
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Verbal: A hypothesis on correlation between score & correct questions minwoswoh 6 31 Dec 2014, 16:34
1 Real Gmat Like Questions - Urgent, please help ahmedlvm 1 29 Dec 2013, 16:03
5 please help with sentence correction ayushalinagar 5 28 Jan 2013, 08:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Conversion of correct questions to raw score. Please help !

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.