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# does Gmat score really matters (a question in statistics)

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08 Dec 2006, 03:36
hi,

just wondering... we all like to look in statistical profile of departments (the average/median of gmat scores of student admitted etc...) to assess our chances...
well if you do that, think again...
to really know whats your chances, or how much your gmat score really matters the statistics we need is: what precentage of applicants with a given score were actually admitted. or at least, what was the average/median gmat of the applicants.

for example. we all know that 760 gmat is a very competitive grade. what precentage of 760 gmat scorers who applies to school actually gets admitted?

i guess nobody would give that statistics...

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08 Dec 2006, 04:20
We had some discussion about how to figure out the percentages and yields for certain schools based on different GMAT scores.

I was wondering though, on July 9 you posted that you scored 770 on the GMAT, but then on Nov. 9 you reported that you scored 780 after 1 week of practice. That doesn't seem to make sense. I was actually inspired to look up your score reports because of your post. It's extremely difficult for me to believe that someone with such poor language skills scored in the 99th percentile on the verbal section.

I really don't care if someone has problems with grammar and so forth; but I do have problems with people that play around when reporting scores. What's the deal?

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08 Dec 2006, 05:25
i was just slightly offended by your response...

anyway... i admit that the original 770 was what i was aiming for before taking the test (or if you want ... a wishful thinking).... i put it to get feedback, and i didn't think i will look a lot on this forum, ehich eventually i became quite fond of. it was also a wishful thinking to believe i'll have time to study for gmat (which i hadn't, having to manage a project full time...i could only take a week off work before the test). i then wrote some stuff in the math section, which i hope was helpful and "paid my debt" for being dishonest in my first post... i'm still browsing the forum asking and answering questions (especially math related...)

my english is not very good. but as i stated on one of my posts, the verbal part is not about english. it is about making sense...an i think i can do that (b.t.w its the 98 percentile in verbal not 99)

anyway...

good luck.

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08 Dec 2006, 09:18
pelihu wrote:
We had some discussion about how to figure out the percentages and yields for certain schools based on different GMAT scores.

I was wondering though, on July 9 you posted that you scored 770 on the GMAT, but then on Nov. 9 you reported that you scored 780 after 1 week of practice. That doesn't seem to make sense. I was actually inspired to look up your score reports because of your post. It's extremely difficult for me to believe that someone with such poor language skills scored in the 99th percentile on the verbal section.

I really don't care if someone has problems with grammar and so forth; but I do have problems with people that play around when reporting scores. What's the deal?

LOL. Busted.

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08 Dec 2006, 14:38
As I have said before, I'll bet many people lie about their gmat scores here. It's only in posting detailed explanations of problems that gives someone any amount of credence.

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08 Dec 2006, 15:07
Lying about your score on a forum where nobody really cares sounds extremely foolish. Oh yeah, I just got an easy 810, AWA 6.5. So what?

Dumb.

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08 Dec 2006, 16:14
E stats.

I post on a bodybuilding forum and so many people claim to lift so and so.

It's rediculous.

I hate how someone posts a 750 score and says they studied for 2 weeks.

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08 Dec 2006, 17:25
sorry to start all this discussion and sorry that everybody seem to hate me now... however, i don't think i should apologizing to get 780 after one week of study (this part is true... believe it or not, i don't care). and spending several hours giving definitive answers and explanations to complicated math questions. and help anybody who wantssome suggestions/feedback about studying strategies and coping with the gmat experience. eventually, for me, it was easy. it doesn't mean i don't understand the complexities and difficulties other people encounter and it doesn't mean i don't want to genuinely help and contribute to the forum which - as i said before - i quite like.

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08 Dec 2006, 20:47
It's so simple to clear yourself of this apparent discrepency, just post a screen shot of your score like this. (see attachment)

I may be a poor standardized test taker (150 points lower than you) but at least I am honest.

By the way, almost every b-school now has an ethics course woven into the fabric of its core curriculum. If you can't be honest about your score, then how do expect to get the respect of your cohort members, your professional peers and clients, and society in general?
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08 Dec 2006, 20:56
kidderek wrote:
As I have said before, I'll bet many people lie about their gmat scores here. It's only in posting detailed explanations of problems that gives someone any amount of credence.

Damn straight. Not to be a pessemist, but I'd be willing to wager that over half of the people who post in the "Share your GMAT experience" forum overinflate their scores by 50~100 points. Especially those who miraculously appear out of nowhere, post their "770s" to get a few ego boosting replys, and then vanish back into cyberspace.

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08 Dec 2006, 21:08
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Oops straight. Not to be a pessemist, but I'd be willing to wager that over half of the people who post in the "Share your GMAT experience" forum overinflate their scores by 50~100 points. Especially those who miraculously appear out of nowhere, post their "770s" to get a few ego boosting replys, and then vanish back into cyberspace.

Not saying it doesn't happen, but why would anyone do that?

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08 Dec 2006, 21:16
I'm not a psychologist so I really don't know. Maybe they have low self esteem?

Try asking this guy ---> http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=32839

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09 Dec 2006, 01:18
So this is why I never took admissions411 all that seriously . . .

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09 Dec 2006, 03:56
GMATT73 wrote:
I'm not a psychologist so I really don't know. Maybe they have low self esteem?

Try asking this guy ---> http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=32839

That was fun goin thro that post.. too bad for indiansoccer.. pelihu, ps_dahiya, u2lover and the others kicked the **S out of that guy..

Such frauds and the concurrent bashing have long been happenin in the BW forums.. I'm atleast glad that it is not that frequent here @ gmatclub..

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09 Dec 2006, 04:52
GMATT73 wrote:
It's so simple to clear yourself of this apparent discrepency, just post a screen shot of your score like this. (see attachment)

I may be a poor standardized test taker (150 points lower than you) but at least I am honest.

By the way, almost every b-school now has an ethics course woven into the fabric of its core curriculum. If you can't be honest about your score, then how do expect to get the respect of your cohort members, your professional peers and clients, and society in general?

Little bit naive, dont you think?

Check this:
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09 Dec 2006, 05:41
this is my last post in this unfriendly forum.... attached is my score for those of you that don't believe me (apparently - i do care). as someone already noted this can be easily forged (and i did process mine - to eliminate identifying details), so you can still don't believe me if you'd like.

(but do note, that the "processed" statement in the above post is clearly not real... gmat will never put 100% on any score. even 800 is a 99% percentile not 100%).

i did explain why i initially put an unreal 770 in my profile 5 months ago. this explanation was true as well.

i will continue write on the math problems forum and the phd forums from time to time...

good luck to us all...
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09 Dec 2006, 05:47
My opinion is that the guy screwed up with that initial stuff, but his 780 score is real. Anyway, I suggest we stop the bully - we're getting nowhere with this stuff, whatever he shows can be claimed to be forged.

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09 Dec 2006, 05:55
Glad to see that, after all, the most important remain the values such as honesty on this forum... Impressive and very good

Perhaps, there is no need to go deeper in the meanders of human beings and the darker attitudes or engender an opprobrium on him.... as it was the case for the other guy.... turn to be a kind of pushing ball on which all came to give a hit... they are just inclined to have tendancies that are not so much appreciated, but as, let me remind it, we all have on some aspects...

Just my point of view guys ... I dislike lapidation... The message sent to him is already passed, I think

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09 Dec 2006, 07:40
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GMATT73 wrote:
It's so simple to clear yourself of this apparent discrepency, just post a screen shot of your score like this. (see attachment)

I may be a poor standardized test taker (150 points lower than you) but at least I am honest.

By the way, almost every b-school now has an ethics course woven into the fabric of its core curriculum. If you can't be honest about your score, then how do expect to get the respect of your cohort members, your professional peers and clients, and society in general?

Little bit naive, dont you think?

Check this:

Great work Deowl, now I just need you to teach me how to hack into the PVue database

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09 Dec 2006, 10:03
GMATT73 wrote:
It's so simple to clear yourself of this apparent discrepency, just post a screen shot of your score like this. (see attachment)

I may be a poor standardized test taker (150 points lower than you) but at least I am honest.

By the way, almost every b-school now has an ethics course woven into the fabric of its core curriculum. If you can't be honest about your score, then how do expect to get the respect of your cohort members, your professional peers and clients, and society in general?

AOL SEARCH IN THE TASKBAR!!! AAAAAAAAAAAH... GET RID OF THAT SH*T!

Also, BS on the 780, screenshot or not.. That english does not a 98% make, period.

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