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New post 26 Dec 2017, 06:27
Today I tried one of the 2 Gmat Prep tests from the official software and got a score of 42 in the quantitative part even if I answered 20/37 questions incorrectly.
I really think it is a software mistake.
Is it possible?

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Hey carlfans ,

Welcome to GMATClub :)

You need to undertstand one thing that THE NUMBER of incorrect/correct doesn't determine the final score. It is the level of difficulty of each question.

What I mean is out of 17 questions that you got correct, there were many questions that were of difficulty level and hence you were able to hit 42.

If I get alot of 700 level questions correct while maintaining the incorrect count as say 15, I may hit a score of 46-47.

Does that make sense?
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Hey carlfans ,

Welcome to GMATClub :)

You need to undertstand one thing that THE NUMBER of incorrect/correct doesn't determine the final score. It is the level of difficulty of each question.

What I mean is out of 17 questions that you got correct, there were many questions that were of difficulty level and hence you were able to hit 42.

If I get alot of 700 level questions correct while maintaining the incorrect count as say 15, I may hit a score of 46-47.

Does that make sense?
It does. But I don't know. I felt quite slow and threw in like 5 answers at random. I average usually 38-41 in the verbal while 32-5 in quant. Did some revision and got 42 in quant and was really surprised by seeing the ratio wrong/right and the final score.

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Also the score improved from 550 to 690

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carlfans wrote:
It does. But I don't know. I felt quite slow and threw in like 5 answers at random. I average usually 38-41 in the verbal while 32-5 in quant. Did some revision and got 42 in quant and was really surprised by seeing the ratio wrong/right and the final score.

Also the score improved from 550 to 690

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I think you should be happy in that case. :)

There are only two possibilities here:
1. There were repeats, hence you knew the answer to some of the questions.
2. You have learned how to solve tough questions correctly. ;)

For the number of questions incorrect, its the same logic. More difficult question is, the better marks are.

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abhimahna wrote:
carlfans wrote:
It does. But I don't know. I felt quite slow and threw in like 5 answers at random. I average usually 38-41 in the verbal while 32-5 in quant. Did some revision and got 42 in quant and was really surprised by seeing the ratio wrong/right and the final score.

Also the score improved from 550 to 690

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I think you should be happy in that case. :)

There are only two possibilities here:
1. There were repeats, hence you knew the answer to some of the questions.
2. You have learned how to solve tough questions correctly. ;)

For the number of questions incorrect, its the same logic. More difficult question is, the better marks are.

All the best :)
Thank you so much for the help. It was actually the first time I did test n2 and never saw those questions before. Fingers crossed?

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