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Hi Experts,

I am left with 15 days for my GMAT. IN GMAT Prep Official mocks, I have been scoring fairly (700-V33, 680-V31). I am struggling to increase my Verbal score. On mocks, I mostly make a lot of incorrect attempts on SC questions while in CR, I generally have an accuracy of >80%.

Yesterday and today when I took the Ability Quiz on Scholaranium (Free trial on EGMAT), I scored 45-50% accuracy on SC and just 33% on CR. I am stunned to see the results. Not sure if the ability quizzes are designed in a manner that make you doubt your capability and buy the paid course. Could anyone please help me with this ?
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Hi Experts,

I am left with 15 days for my GMAT. IN GMAT Prep Official mocks, I have been scoring fairly (700-V33, 680-V31). I am struggling to increase my Verbal score. On mocks, I mostly make a lot of incorrect attempts on SC questions while in CR, I generally have an accuracy of >80%.

Yesterday and today when I took the Ability Quiz on Scholaranium (Free trial on EGMAT), I scored 45-50% accuracy on SC and just 33% on CR. I am stunned to see the results. Not sure if the ability quizzes are designed in a manner that make you doubt your capability and buy the paid course. Could anyone please help me with this ?
Your accuracy depends on a lot of things:

1. Your ability: as long as you were not aware of the questions in the GMATPreps before doing them, we can safely assume that you are already better than V30 (your scores are between ~60 and ~70 percentile).
2. The difficulty level of the questions you are attempting: if the questions you are attempting are very difficult, your accuracy is expected to go down dramatically.
3. The quality of the questions you are attempting: if the questions themselves are not very good, even a very good test taker will struggle to get them correct (because there may be no, or no clear, correct answer).
4. Whether you are taking an adaptive test: the GMAT adapts to your performance, while this particular test might not. In an adaptive test, accuracy is not necessarily very indicative of performance.

My advice to you is to continue using these questions if they are of high quality and you feel that they can play a role in your prep at this stage. If they are not or you do not feel that they "fit", drop them. Our advice to students is to focus on only official questions in the last stretch.
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MSGmat1 wrote:
Hi Experts,

I am left with 15 days for my GMAT. IN GMAT Prep Official mocks, I have been scoring fairly (700-V33, 680-V31). I am struggling to increase my Verbal score. On mocks, I mostly make a lot of incorrect attempts on SC questions while in CR, I generally have an accuracy of >80%.

Yesterday and today when I took the Ability Quiz on Scholaranium (Free trial on EGMAT), I scored 45-50% accuracy on SC and just 33% on CR. I am stunned to see the results. Not sure if the ability quizzes are designed in a manner that make you doubt your capability and buy the paid course. Could anyone please help me with this ?
Your accuracy depends on a lot of things:

1. Your ability: as long as you were not aware of the questions in the GMATPreps before doing them, we can safely assume that you are already better than V30 (your scores are between ~60 and ~70 percentile).
2. The difficulty level of the questions you are attempting: if the questions you are attempting are very difficult, your accuracy is expected to go down dramatically.
3. The quality of the questions you are attempting: if the questions themselves are not very good, even a very good test taker will struggle to get them correct (because there may be no, or no clear, correct answer).
4. Whether you are taking an adaptive test: the GMAT adapts to your performance, while this particular test might not. In an adaptive test, accuracy is not necessarily very indicative of performance.

My advice to you is to continue using these questions if they are of high quality and you feel that they can play a role in your prep at this stage. If they are not or you do not feel that they "fit", drop them. Our advice to students is to focus on only official questions in the last stretch.



Thank you AjiteshArun. So, I will stick to my Official Guide practice material since I have very few days left and maybe if required will take few more adaptive tests to assess where I stand. Thanks for your advice :-)
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New post 07 Jul 2019, 14:45
MSGmat1 - thank you for our post. The percentile scores on scholaranium are normalized based on attempts by 100,00+ students. These ability quizzes are designed to give you a realistic estimate of the score you are likely to see on the actual test. Ability-quizzes is one of the key reasons people love Scholaranium.

https://gmatclub.com/reviews/tests-e-gm ... -345345675

It seems you took the test on June 22, 2018 and scored a V25. Note, your Verbal score is in line with what the ability quiz predicted.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/confused-whe ... 68698.html

Did you opt for another attempt? How did you do?

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Hi MSGmat1,

Would you like some general advice on how to improve your SC and CR skills?
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New post 16 Nov 2019, 17:26
MSGmat1 - I believe your Scholaranium ability scores are in line with your actual GMAT score, considering that you got a V25 on the actual GMAT a couple of weeks later.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/confused-whe ... 68698.html

Are you still preparing for the GMAT.

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