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# GMAT Scores

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23 Oct 2009, 21:17
bb wrote:
You'll have a list of schools by name, so as long as you know the names of the 5 schools you want, you should not need anything else.
If you don't, you can randomly pick them

A very useful information. I thought every schools has some kind of number which I was supposed to take with me during the exam and put those number online or something. I even though of making two different set for two different range of score
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23 Oct 2009, 21:19
Btw, The schools name will be displayed. What if I want to apply other programs than MBA. Say if I want to admit for Finance course of University X (which is separate from the MBA), will I be able to do that?
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23 Oct 2009, 22:51
eresh wrote:

A very useful information. I thought every schools has some kind of number which I was supposed to take with me during the exam and put those number online or something. I even though of making two different set for two different range of score

You will input the schools BEFORE the test, so you should only need one test.
Yes, the list has names of schools and numbers next to them, but since you are not allowed to bring anything with you to the test center, the number system does not really work unless you are using it to distinguish between programs.

Different programs will have different ID's - if you are applying for Master's of Finance or PhD, you will need to send your scores to different departments - that should be reflected in the selection (such as school of business, school of economics, school of .....)
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24 Oct 2009, 01:32
bb wrote:

You will input the schools BEFORE the test, so you should only need one test.

Really! That is heartbreaking! What if I choose HWS and end up with 600? Thats BAD!
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24 Oct 2009, 04:08
eresh wrote:

Really! That is heartbreaking! What if I choose HWS and end up with 600? Thats BAD!

It doesn't really matter. The GMAC reports ALL GMAT attempts when scores are reported.

Taking your example: You score a 600, and then score a 750. The schools you report your score to after your second attempt will see the 600.

All scores, including cancellations, are reported to the schools you submit scores to.
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06 Nov 2009, 13:28
Do you have to send TOEFL scores again if you send them last year?
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06 Nov 2009, 13:35
mindgame wrote:
Do you have to send TOEFL scores again if you send them last year?

Every year is a new year - schools traditionally do not keep or carryover records from previous years.
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15 Nov 2009, 23:22
My first score was 630. At the end of the month I retake the Gmat. I intend not to send my new score to the aimed school before I see I've improved it. Imagine that I get the score of 580... I prefer applying with my first score.

Can you confirm me, if I get 580 and if I don't send my new score, that the school won't ever know it and will only take into account my score of 630 ?
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15 Nov 2009, 23:35
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My first score was 630. At the end of the month I retake the Gmat. I intend not to send my new score to the aimed school before I see I've improved it. Imagine that I get the score of 580... I prefer applying with my first score.

Can you confirm me, if I get 580 and if I don't send my new score, that the school won't ever know it and will only take into account my score of 630 ?

It does not matter - whether you only send the first (630) report or the second (580 & 630), the school will use 630 in both cases.

However, to answer your question, yes, if you send one report, and then take GMAT 10 more times and don't send the scores to anyone, nobody will know about your visits to the test center
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19 Nov 2009, 14:54
Have these scores changed recently?
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19 Nov 2009, 16:23
burnttwinky wrote:
Have these scores changed recently?

The percentiles always shift a little, but not very fast. There is a score inflation as more and more people score higher. The most famous is that 750 is currenly a 98th percentile whereas it was 99th 3-4 years ago. Other areas have inflated as well, mostly scores above 650.

These are from OG 12, so they are from this spring (OG 12 came out in April) but the data is probably form 2008 when the book was getting prepped.
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19 Nov 2009, 22:08
Thanks. Man, it looks like I better take the Gmat soon.
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04 Dec 2009, 09:14
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11 Feb 2010, 06:25
pittgreek wrote:
awesome..

i like raw score to scale score conversion .

I don't get it!
How is the raw score converted into the scaled score.
I know for a fact that the 2 scaled scores of quant and verbal get combined to give you the combined overall score of the gmat from 200-800 range, but how does one first convert the raw to the scaled. Is this scaling on 50 or 60. I read somewhere that this scaling was on 50 in some CAT software, hence the confusion!

thanks
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12 Feb 2010, 05:02
Thanks a lot, my man!!!
As great as always
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12 Feb 2010, 14:43
Is there a relationship between accuracy in the exam and the raw score. Means how many questions one can get wrong (out of 41/37) and still maintain a raw score of say XX or YY. I understand thats it adaptive by nature and where you got the question wrong matters too but does a simplified relationship exist?

For non CAT papers we mostly know our accuracy or how many we got wrong/right from the total.
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12 Feb 2010, 15:29
Ironduke wrote:
Is there a relationship between accuracy in the exam and the raw score. Means how many questions one can get wrong (out of 41/37) and still maintain a raw score of say XX or YY. I understand thats it adaptive by nature and where you got the question wrong matters too but does a simplified relationship exist?

For non CAT papers we mostly know our accuracy or how many we got wrong/right from the total.

Unfortunately no - on the CAT you get more points for answering tough questions correctly and it takes time to get to them (which on the flip side means you get at the end fewer points by answering simple questions wrong). The other wrinkle comes from the experimental questions. Sometimes 5 wrong ones will mean you got 45 and sometimes 5 wrong ones (2 of which are experimental) will mean you got 49 and sometimes 5 wrong ones (5 of them in a row) will mean you got 40...
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29 Apr 2010, 14:57
Hi all!
Thanks a lot for the great work with GMAT club.

I've got a question, related to the 'GMATPrepTest 1' available for download somewhere on the site.
In fact, I took it today to assess my progress, in particular regarding RC.
First of all, I found the Quant VERY long - I could answer to only 31 questions, whereas I had no special problem finishing the Kaplan's (not-CAT) linear tests.
Anyway, on the whole I got Q=40 (31 answers, 8 errors), V=44 (41 answers, 9 errors) for a total scaled score of... 690!!!
How is that possible? Is my soft/PC broken? With some many errors and so few questions answered, I'd have expected something like 600...

Anyone has an idea?
Need I take (waste?) the 2nd test available in the 'GMATPrepTest 1' software to confirm everything is OK on the tech side?
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06 May 2010, 06:31
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Hi all!
Thanks a lot for the great work with GMAT club.

I've got a question, related to the 'GMATPrepTest 1' available for download somewhere on the site.
In fact, I took it today to assess my progress, in particular regarding RC.
First of all, I found the Quant VERY long - I could answer to only 31 questions, whereas I had no special problem finishing the Kaplan's (not-CAT) linear tests.
Anyway, on the whole I got Q=40 (31 answers, 8 errors), V=44 (41 answers, 9 errors) for a total scaled score of... 690!!!
How is that possible? Is my soft/PC broken? With some many errors and so few questions answered, I'd have expected something like 600...

Anyone has an idea?
Need I take (waste?) the 2nd test available in the 'GMATPrepTest 1' software to confirm everything is OK on the tech side?

Don't worry, I think everything is OK.
The number of mistakes does not corelate with the score, your Verbal level in % is much higher than your math level, just due to the fact that you answered Quanta questions from 40 level, and not higher.
YOu may use the test for the several times, you will find just one or may be 2 questions that are repeating. However If you pass the test more than 3 times you will meet more often repeating questions.
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10 May 2010, 07:10
Hey guys,

I have a quick question on Report Fallacy nbr 2 in bb's post (2.Applicants who are somewhat happy with scores (600-700) but want to retake (usually for 700+), will actually order a report to send to a school before retaking, just in case they score lower on the retake (which is somewhat common unfortunately). Again, most of the time it just wastes money. Schools don't care if you score less on the second attempt. Pathfinder is a good example - he got into Wharton with 720 (first GMAT score) and 690 (retake) on his score report.)

I am in a similar situation (740 first time, scored 710 the second time - reason I retook is because I wanted to increase my quant score, which I did, but the verbal went down :-0). Scored 770-760 on all my practice exams, very frustrating...

Anyway, I sent my report to the school after my first attempt. I will probably send my full application in the next week or so, the application deadline is early June. Will the school see my 710 regardless of whether I ask for a second report to be sent to the school? In other word, will the school be able to see my 2nd test score even if I do not ask for a 2nd official report to be sent?

Thanks a ton
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