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I took 2 practice tests from the GMAT Prep software. The first test was from the Exam Pack - 1 that I had purchased from the MBA website and the second test was from the Default Exam pack that comes along with the software when downloaded. When I analyzed the scores, I noticed a lot of variations.

In the first exam, I got a verbal score of 33 with 16 wrong questions, the following are the Q numbers: 1,9,10,12,19,20,22,24,25,31,32,34,38,39,40,41.

In the second exam, I got a verbal score of 31 with 11 wrong questions, the following are the Q numbers: 3,5,6,7,11,13,19,20,24,40,41.

In the second test, out of the first 20 verbal questions, I got 8 wrong but out of the last 21, I got only 3 wrong.

From the above observations, I have the following questions:

1) Why is the score of second test lesser than that of first test ?
2) Are the first half questions (20) more important than the second half's (21) ?
3) Does the GMAT prep use the same CAT methodology for the Default pack as well as the purchased Exam pack -1 ?

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Hi!

GMAT is an adaptive test, so the same number of incorrect answers can give different scores. Check out this thread, it can answer some of your questions:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-so ... 46146.html
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kckartick wrote:
1) Why is the score of second test lesser than that of first test ?
2) Are the first half questions (20) more important than the second half's (21) ?
3) Does the GMAT prep use the same CAT methodology for the Default pack as well as the purchased Exam pack -1 ?
1. The algorithm takes the difficulty level of questions into account. So it is possible to get a lower total score even with higher accuracy (on easier questions).

2. No.

3. Yes. Also, it uses the same algorithm as the actual GMAT.
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