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# Gmat Prep Exam might have miscalculated

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26 Dec 2017, 05:27
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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26 Dec 2017, 05:34
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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26 Dec 2017, 05:44
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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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26 Dec 2017, 05:52
Also the score improved from 550 to 690

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26 Dec 2017, 05:57
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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26 Dec 2017, 06:11
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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