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# Does the score make sense?

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Re: Does the score make sense? [#permalink]
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Hi. Unfortunately unfortunately we have seen cases like this with even one question sometimes resulting in just a score of Q 80.

This is very annoying and the best explanation I could think of is that The composition of the test has an impact on the score, so they were serving mostly easy questions, even one mistake can be Fatal so to speak, Which I think is unfair because one of us mistake does not really determine your skill level.... But we have a debrief from a person with a single incorrect resulting into 80.

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Hey, ­thank you for your response! That is quite disheartening to learn.
I read the post you linked here and it seems like there was no resolution at the end. So I guess I have to aim for 21/21 to even get to a good score in GMAT? Quite cruel
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The Understanding Your Score page on the MBA website may provide some insight (it mentions "three factors" Quant scores are based on, for example). You could also check out debriefs by people who've scored Q80 to see the different types of performances that resulted in that section score. There is also some myth vs. fact info (e.g. in the beginning of the official-guide 2024) you may find interesting.

If you decide to retake, trying to identify the types of questions you found difficult or made careless errors on could be helpful.

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­I'm sorry to hear that you received a lower score than expected, Saksham337. It's understandable that you're disappointed, especially given that you only got two questions wrong in the Quant section. This situation is indeed quite rare (although it has happened with a couple of our students and in other sections as well).I'm curious about your performance on mock tests. What scores were you typically achieving in your practice exams? This information could help provide some context for your official score.

Regarding the Quant section, I wanted to ask if you changed any of your answers during the test. Sometimes, such actions can lead to unexpected results.

It's important to note that while answering every question correctly is commendable, it's not always necessary to achieve a high percentile. In fact, some students have reported scoring in the 95th percentile despite making 3 mistakes. The scoring algorithm considers various factors, including question difficulty and the overall test pool performance.

The good news - an overwhelming majority of students who have scored low despite achieving high accuracy have done well in their next attempt. So .. fingers crossed!

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The Understanding Your Score page on the MBA website may provide some insight (it mentions "three factors" Quant scores are based on, for example). You could also check out debriefs by people who've scored Q80 to see the different types of performances that resulted in that section score. There is also some myth vs. fact info (e.g. in the beginning of the official-guide 2024) you may find interesting.

If you decide to retake, trying to identify the types of questions you found difficult or made careless errors on could be helpful.
­Hi, thank you. I did go through the guidelines and it didn't describe any such situation. From what I could gather from the other few cases similar to mine, this is not a common case. If I only got easy questions and was penalised for getting two wrong, then the whole 'adaptability' nature goes for a toss.

I will retake and work on getting a 21/21 this time to leave no room for error. I can't rely on their algorithm anymore to leave some leeway so have to work on my mistakes for sure. ­
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­I'm sorry to hear that you received a lower score than expected, Saksham337. It's understandable that you're disappointed, especially given that you only got two questions wrong in the Quant section. This situation is indeed quite rare (although it has happened with a couple of our students and in other sections as well).I'm curious about your performance on mock tests. What scores were you typically achieving in your practice exams? This information could help provide some context for your official score.

Regarding the Quant section, I wanted to ask if you changed any of your answers during the test. Sometimes, such actions can lead to unexpected results.

It's important to note that while answering every question correctly is commendable, it's not always necessary to achieve a high percentile. In fact, some students have reported scoring in the 95th percentile despite making 3 mistakes. The scoring algorithm considers various factors, including question difficulty and the overall test pool performance.

The good news - an overwhelming majority of students who have scored low despite achieving high accuracy have done well in their next attempt. So .. fingers crossed!

-Rajat
­Hi Rajat, thank you for your kind response.
I did change one response from incorrect to incorrect.
I understand the scoring is based on various factors, however, it is not clear and it does not define such situations otherwise this would be a commanility rather than few odd cases.

My quant scores in practice exams (number of incorrect questions) are as follows: 80 (8 wrong), 81 (6 wrong), 80 (8 wrong), 88 (1 wrong), 76 (7 wrong), 83 (4 wrong). My previous GFE score in July: 83 (5 wrong). Let me know how this relates to the anamoly in question.
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