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Hi guys,

I have seen lot of post where I can see scaled score to % conversion to total score . but never seen a raw score to scale score conversion .

let me more clear
verbal we have 41 question and I get 28 correct .
what would be my scale score be ( like 30 or 35 .......) .
same would be case of math .

I know we have so many different test ( kaplan, manhattan , gmat ) and they have different pattern . but still a rough idea would help us top push our self.

Thanks.

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Hi guys,

I have seen lot of post where I can see scaled score to % conversion to total score . but never seen a raw score to scale score conversion .

let me more clear
verbal we have 41 question and I get 28 correct .
what would be my scale score be ( like 30 or 35 .......) .
same would be case of math .

I know we have so many different test ( kaplan, manhattan , gmat ) and they have different pattern . but still a rough idea would help us top push our self.

Thanks.

I know that a Q50 and V40 would give 740 ... but the exact score cannot be determined as the same scaled score has given some ppl a 750 too

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27 Aug 2009, 23:44
pittgreek wrote:
Hi guys,

I have seen lot of post where I can see scaled score to % conversion to total score . but never seen a raw score to scale score conversion .

let me more clear
verbal we have 41 question and I get 28 correct .
what would be my scale score be ( like 30 or 35 .......) .
same would be case of math .

I know we have so many different test ( kaplan, manhattan , gmat ) and they have different pattern . but still a rough idea would help us top push our self.

Thanks.

Not sure if I am clear - is this what you are looking for?
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28 Aug 2009, 16:29
not exactly . Let me break it down .

suppose I get 25 correct in verbal so my raw score 25 /41
what would be scaled score out of 51 ??
so I was looking for raw score to scale score conversion sheet /
once I know My scale score I can roughly calculate my percentile in verbal section and then get an idea where I stand .

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28 Aug 2009, 17:03
Hi pittgreek,

You're looking at it the wrong way.

Your score is not how many were correct/incorrect. It's a combination of the # of correct answers and the respective difficulty of the question (plus penalties for questions not answered at all, if any). You're also ignoring the experimental problems, which are not scored at all.

What you're looking for does not exist as it assumes uniform difficulty across the exam.

I hope this helps.
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28 Aug 2009, 17:23
. Ya I totally agree. but I need to have a base line , so that I can see where I am heading to.

20 correct scale score is 30 ..
23 correct scale score is 40 ..( Its just a example)

other wise, I will be always wondering if scoring 26+ or above ( 41 is max) is good enough for 80 % + in verbal section

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29 Aug 2009, 00:22
pittgreek wrote:
. Ya I totally agree. but I need to have a base line , so that I can see where I am heading to.

20 correct scale score is 30 ..
23 correct scale score is 40 ..( Its just a example)

other wise, I will be always wondering if scoring 26+ or above ( 41 is max) is good enough for 80 % + in verbal section

For the GMATprep app or the other prep companies, we can't know the algortihm.

BSDlover worked on some pretty interesting analysis of the GMATPrep program. You can read about it here:
un-scientific-analysis-of-gmatprep-64970.html

Again, remember there are no experimental questions on any practice tests, thus the # right/# wrong can NOT correspond to what you need to score to get the same/higher score.

Obviously you're free to go about whatever strategy you feel suits you. I personally see this one as destructive, as you might focus on individual problems/banking your right:wrong ratio instead of focusing on the exam at large.
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12 Feb 2010, 20:16
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pittgreek wrote:
. Ya I totally agree. but I need to have a base line , so that I can see where I am heading to.

20 correct scale score is 30 ..
23 correct scale score is 40 ..( Its just a example)

other wise, I will be always wondering if scoring 26+ or above ( 41 is max) is good enough for 80 % + in verbal section

For the GMATprep app or the other prep companies, we can't know the algortihm.

BSDlover worked on some pretty interesting analysis of the GMATPrep program. You can read about it here:
un-scientific-analysis-of-gmatprep-64970.html

Again, remember there are no experimental questions on any practice tests, thus the # right/# wrong can NOT correspond to what you need to score to get the same/higher score.

Obviously you're free to go about whatever strategy you feel suits you. I personally see this one as destructive, as you might focus on individual problems/banking your right:wrong ratio instead of focusing on the exam at large.

this all makes sense, but is there a way to gauge how much one is getting when practicing on non-cat exams? Is there a way to try to make out where you stand while you practice?
I mean assuming you answer all questions out of 37 in quant, what must be the threshold that you're looking at to be above 80 %tile
same goes with verbal, to have above 81 %tile or be any other %tile for that matter, how much should one target. I am not looking for a precise answer, rather a ball-park figure would do. A range is also fine and let me make it even simpler: assume no experimental question.

anyone has any answers to the above?
thanks

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