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Alright, I see, thanks for the insight :-) I feel like I'm always being thrown back to square one - the best strategy is "just do it" haha
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Hi, Folks!

I just tested the 7th scenario which is described in the very first post of this thread (Quant: 1-10 correct, 11-19 guessing, 20-28 correct and 29-37 guessing) and I ended up in having Q47.

However, I failed to answer the all the first 10 questions right. (I answered 5,6,8,9 incorrectly).

Guessed 3 questions correctly.

Has anyone tested this strategy on the real exam? This strategy seems too easy for me since I am not really aiming for a 700+ score. Q47 would be more than sufficient for my desired total score.
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Has anyone tested this strategy on the real exam? This strategy seems too easy for me since I am not really aiming for a 700+ score. Q47 would be more than sufficient for my desired total score.
It's probably impossible to implement such a strategy on the GMAT exam. Even if a test taker who could control the distribution of correct answers wanted to get some of the questions wrong, he or she would have no way to take the effect of experimental questions into account (approximately 24% of all quant questions are experimental).
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truongvu31 wrote:
Has anyone tested this strategy on the real exam? This strategy seems too easy for me since I am not really aiming for a 700+ score. Q47 would be more than sufficient for my desired total score.
It's probably impossible to implement such a strategy on the GMAT exam. Even if a test taker who could control the distribution of correct answers wanted to get some of the questions wrong, he or she would have no way to take the effect of experimental questions into account (approximately 24% of all quant questions are experimental).

So you are basically saying that I wouldn't have ended up with Q47 if I were doing the same on the real exam?

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So you are basically saying that I wouldn't have ended up with Q47 if I were doing the same on the real exam?

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That is 100% correct. I would never prefer to do these things on the actual exam. It may lead you to the least possible score. :)
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Never say never... you are implying as though you know how the algorithm works.

There are about 13 experimental questions on the Quant section.... it is not impossible to get even 51 based on that.

The trick here is that the person answered the 25 correctly. That’s very hard to do even with extra time for anyone looking to cut corners.

There is also the difference of the official algorithm and gmat prep - it is unknown and we have to make peace with it but we do what we can to figure it out :-)

There are exactly 9 (not 13) experimental questions on Quant out of the 37 total questions. 28 are counted. If you happen to get really, really lucky, then maybe 9 of the 12 of the questions you get wrong are experimental. That still means that you will get 3 counted questions wrong, which could perhaps be enough for a Q50 but definitely not enough for a Q51.



Do you know the estimate of how many questions in verbal section are experimental (approx number).

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Do you know the estimate of how many questions in verbal section are experimental (approx number).

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The verbal section has 11 experimental questions.
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New post 08 Apr 2018, 06:24
This is a great test and thanks a lot for the effort to showcase all scenarios.
Looking forward to more strategies to share after the mid April GMAC shortened tests starts...
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