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GMAT FORMAT IS CHANGING APRIL 16, 2018 - it will be 30 minutes shorter

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The new GMAT verbal section introduces a greater scope of luck into the sectional score
Imagine getting all RCs in first 66% of questions, they will be a bit simpler, as you are midway through the exam.

Now Imagine you are doing well and getting an RC in last 3 questions. Can you ever read an entire passage of 3 paragraphs, and answer 3 questions right at the end of the exam? Your entire timing strategy will go for a toss.

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Is there any experimental questions on the MBA.com mock test? I mean the 6 official mock (free 2 + paid 4).
I tend to skip some questions intentionally to keep pace with time. If, incidentally, I skip those experimental questions in the mock test then my score will be overestimated. Shed some more light on this issue. fitzpratik

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Is there any experimental questions on the MBA.com mock test? I mean the 6 official mock (free 2 + paid 4).
I tend to skip some questions intentionally to keep pace with time. If, incidentally, I skip those experimental questions in the mock test then my score will be overestimated. Shed some more light on this issue. fitzpratik

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Well, someone dug it out from one of the GMAC's presentations that the new online MBA.com tests actually use the same exact algorithm. However, there is no way to know which ones are experimental and which ones are not. At the same time, it is possible to "skip" the experimental question by accident or luck.

There is a standard error built into the GMAT so the ability to skip an experimental question by accident is built into it.... over thousands of attempts, statistically it is insignificant.
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The new GMAT verbal section introduces a greater scope of luck into the sectional score
Imagine getting all RCs in first 66% of questions, they will be a bit simpler, as you are midway through the exam.

Now Imagine you are doing well and getting an RC in last 3 questions. Can you ever read an entire passage of 3 paragraphs, and answer 3 questions right at the end of the exam? Your entire timing strategy will go for a toss.

bb you may provide your opinion.



1. With the change in the questions and reduction of SC's and CR's while keeping RC's at the same constant number as before the reduction of the total length, has made Verbal harder since many people including myself have used some of the extra time they were able to save on SC's and CR's and put it towards the RC.

2. At the same time I don't think it matters where the RC goes - first or middle or last section. It may show up anywhere. Some people have reported starting their Verbal sections with RC's but if you are budgeting your time correctly then the only difference in taking RC's in the middle vs. the end is your fatigue, which has an impact, but also is probably statistically insignificant since at least one RC will be in the beginning. My guess is that it does not have much impact on the final score since GMAC allows section choices and have run stats on that.


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is the shorter version of GMAT show experimental questions? AjiteshArun
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I had asked the same question to GMAC rep in mumbai MBA fair (july 2018 i think). He did not comment on it, but did state that fewer number of questions universally affects all types of questions.

I think experimental questions have decreased in number.
Yes, the GMAT still has experimental questions (only 28 quant and 30 verbal questions are "real"). Only the number of experimental questions has decreased, so the number of "real" questions has not changed at all.
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RashedVai wrote:
Is there any experimental questions on the MBA.com mock test? I mean the 6 official mock (free 2 + paid 4).
I tend to skip some questions intentionally to keep pace with time. If, incidentally, I skip those experimental questions in the mock test then my score will be overestimated. Shed some more light on this issue. fitzpratik
Experimental questions are included in the GMAT to help create new questions to be used in the future in the actual exam. It'd be great to see some of those new questions on the GMATPreps :), but the answer to your question is no. The official practice tests don't have any experimental questions.
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