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# CR - Bold face questions in your experience

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05 Jul 2010, 07:42
I had a quick question to all the 700 + GMAT scorers.

Do you all had the bold face CR questions once in your verbal? I want to get a feeler as to judge whether the bold face questions would definitely come once if your score is above 700.

Thank you

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05 Jul 2010, 08:52
I think the answer is that if you're scoring over 80 percentile in verbal (alone), you have a higher chance of seeing a bold-face question. I've read reviews where end-user got 720 or 740 but saw no bold face questions. But I do believe that the chance of seeing bold-face questions increases as you start scoring over 80 percentile.

Same goes with permutation/combination/probability type of questions in math, which indicate you're around the Q50/51 range.
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05 Jul 2010, 11:29
I had a friend see a bold-face as the second-to-last question on his exam, and he got a 35 in Verbal.

I'd bet that this question was in the 600-700 range...

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01 Aug 2010, 17:36
I gave my GMAT a couple of weeks ago, and I wanted to come back to this post. I got a V40, but never encountered any bold face question there. So definitely was a bit surprised. So it's not a given.

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01 Aug 2010, 21:06
hey amit.. 40 in verbal is a great achievement..can you share your GMAT experience ?

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02 Aug 2010, 17:34
On my last real attempt, my second to last V question was a bold face question, and a very difficult one at that. I thought I had it made...ended up with a 36V. Go figure.

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03 Aug 2010, 11:30
I got one boldfaced question somewhere around the 30th question. It was a tough one and took me around 3 minutes to crack. I'm sure I got it right though.
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03 Nov 2010, 10:52
I saw a bold face question but I can't remember when - I got 46

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03 Nov 2010, 11:19
Why all the fear around the boldface questions?

From what I've seen from MGMAT CAT, OG12, and GMATPrep1, they aren't too bad.

Are the ones on the GMAT much more difficult?

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04 Nov 2010, 11:58
srjaidev wrote:
I saw a bold face question but I can't remember when - I got 46

Same here.

krazo wrote:
Why all the fear around the boldface questions?

From what I've seen from MGMAT CAT, OG12, and GMATPrep1, they aren't too bad.

Are the ones on the GMAT much more difficult?

My memory of test day is a little fuzzy, but I don't think the question was super difficult.

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05 Nov 2010, 07:31
I scored V40 and had no boldface question, which anyway I usually find easy.

I scored Q47 and got a probability problem, yet it was an easy one.

So there are no hard rules. Just answer each question they throw at you.

Anyway if during the test you have enough time to think about "when is the boldface coming", then you are not concentrated enough.

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11 Apr 2013, 09:56
Bold face question has nothing to do with how you are performing.I can tell you by my personal experience.I saw 3,7 and 9 question as bold face.Not an easy one but with very convoluted logic and answer choices.I didn't performed at all well in my gmat and ended up scoring v21.

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19 Apr 2013, 10:28
amitdesai16 wrote:
I had a quick question to all the 700 + GMAT scorers.

Do you all had the bold face CR questions once in your verbal? I want to get a feeler as to judge whether the bold face questions would definitely come once if your score is above 700.

Thank you

Bold face questions are big myth.

I recently scored V 40 , and there was no bold face questions.
Any how I found bold face easier to decipher than assumptions ( specially weaken/assumption combination).

So ,scoring good in verbal and having a bold face CR does not have any correlation.

And again I had quiet many P&C and probability questions , but I got only Q 47,

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22 Apr 2013, 06:32
I got a boldface questions somewhere around the middle of my exam, and ended with a V38...

I think my score could have been a little higher, but ran into some timing issues towards the end...hope that helps!

P.S. Not sure why everyone hates the boldface questions...are they a little bit more difficult sure, but I don't know if they warrant all the concern...

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