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Got Bold faced question but scored poor in Verbal

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17 Oct 2017, 10:11
Hello,

I just gave my GMAT yesterday and scored badly in the verbal section. However, I am surprised because I got two bold faced CR questions towards the end of the test.

Is it possible that one could end up with V25 and get bold faced questions?

Thanks!
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17 Oct 2017, 10:49
Aaina wrote:
Hello,

I just gave my GMAT yesterday and scored badly in the verbal section. However, I am surprised because I got two bold faced CR questions towards the end of the test.

Is it possible that one could end up with V25 and get bold faced questions?

Thanks!

Dear Aaina,

I'm happy to respond.

First of all, the GMAT has a HUGE question back, so that question-type is essentially independent of difficulty level. If you got a low verbal score, then probably toward the end of the section, the CAT was giving you low difficulty questions. Why it gave you a couple BF questions at this point as opposed to some other format is purely a chance event.

Far more important right now is what you are going to do for your retake. Here are a few resources:
free GMAT Idiom flashcards
a three-month study plan focused on verbal

I will recommend this blog article:
How to Improve Your GMAT Verbal Score

Finally, I will recommend Magoosh. Now that you have taken an official GMAT, you are eligible for our score guarantee. Here's a sample lesson:
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Here's a sample SC question:
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Re: Got Bold faced question but scored poor in Verbal  [#permalink]

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18 Oct 2017, 00:52
Hi Aaina ,

To add on, we all have the misconception that boldface will come only if we are doing really good because bold face questions are difficult.

But this is not true. You can get anything on GMAT. All what matters is the difficulty level of the questions.

Good Luck
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