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# GMATPrep RC scoring

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09 Jul 2017, 11:19
Hi all,

I've noticed on GMATPrep that even getting 1 RC question wrong pushes the separate RC score down to 39 or below. Any rationale for GMAC being so harsh? Does this mean to get a V44+, one cannot afford to get a single RC question wrong?
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09 Jul 2017, 11:26
bianalyst wrote:
Hi all,

I've noticed on GMATPrep that even getting 1 RC question wrong pushes the separate RC score down to 39 or below. Any rationale for GMAC being so harsh? Does this mean to get a V44+, one cannot afford to get a single RC question wrong?

Hi bianalyst ,

Your conclusion depends on the stats that you got from GMATPrep mocks.

Well, your assumption that this works every time can very easily be weakened by following points:

1. Getting 100 percentile is very tough, especially for non natives.
2. I have seen many people getting V44+ with 90 percentile in RC.

If you are getting V39 by getting one question wrong in RC, then I can assure you that you are making mistakes in CR and SA as well.

You can check this yourself. Just get all SC and CR questions correct and one question wrong in RC, you will see a mind blowing score in verbal.

So, my friend, please don't go with these assumptions. Either you are thinking/analyzing too much or you are lucky to see such patterns.

I hope that makes sense.
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09 Jul 2017, 11:34
abhimahna wrote:
bianalyst wrote:
Hi all,

I've noticed on GMATPrep that even getting 1 RC question wrong pushes the separate RC score down to 39 or below. Any rationale for GMAC being so harsh? Does this mean to get a V44+, one cannot afford to get a single RC question wrong?

Hi bianalyst ,

Your conclusion depends on the stats that you got from GMATPrep mocks.

Well, your assumption that this works every time can very easily be weakened by following points:

1. Getting 100 percentile is very tough, especially for non natives.
2. I have seen many people getting V44+ with 90 percentile in RC.

If you are getting V39 by getting one question wrong in RC, then I can assure you that you are making mistakes in CR and SA as well.

You can check this yourself. Just get all SC and CR questions correct and one question wrong in RC, you will see a mind blowing score in verbal.

So, my friend, please don't go with these assumptions. Either you are thinking/analyzing too much or you are lucky to see such patterns.

I hope that makes sense.

Sorry I meant that the separate RC score goes very low, just for getting a single RC question wrong. For example I got 1 RC question wrong in the below test and the RC score moved down to 41. This is unlike SC and CR, so I was wondering what the rationale is behind this pattern:
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09 Jul 2017, 11:39
bianalyst wrote:
Sorry I meant that the separate RC score goes very low, just for getting a single RC question wrong. For example I got 1 RC question wrong in the below test and the RC score moved down to 41. This is unlike SC and CR, so I was wondering what the rationale is behind this pattern:

Hi bianalyst ,

Again this percentile/score depends upon the level of difficulty you got for that RC.

This depends on your previous CR, RC and SC questions.

Let's say you were getting all 700 level questions correct and you got ,say, 750 level RC, you will not see 88% in that case(even if you get one wrong). It will be more than 90 percentile.

So, score and percentile depends more on the difficulty level of each question. This has nothing to do with the number of questions you got incorrect.

I hope that make sense.
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09 Jul 2017, 11:44
abhimahna wrote:
bianalyst wrote:
Sorry I meant that the separate RC score goes very low, just for getting a single RC question wrong. For example I got 1 RC question wrong in the below test and the RC score moved down to 41. This is unlike SC and CR, so I was wondering what the rationale is behind this pattern:

Hi bianalyst ,

Again this percentile/score depends upon the level of difficulty you got for that RC.

This depends on your previous CR, RC and SC questions.

Let's say you were getting all 700 level questions correct and you got ,say, 750 level RC, you will not see 88% in that case(even if you get one wrong). It will be more than 90 percentile.

So, score and percentile depends more on the difficulty level of each question. This has nothing to do with the number of questions you got incorrect.

I hope that make sense.

Thanks - I guess this means I've repeatedly been getting the easier RC questions wrong over the harder ones, pulling my score down. Need to do some easy questions then
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