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# how accurate are the KAPLAN scores ?

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19 Aug 2006, 18:20
Hi,
I gave a couple of kaplan CAT recently and the score fell from 660-670 which I usually get with gmatprem and others to 540. The questions seemed a ibt tougher as well.
My question to others is whether others have faced the same experience or I am going from bad to worse with each passing day as I am approaching the test day ?
How accurate is kaplan in evaluating one's performance ?
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19 Aug 2006, 21:09
Common question. Kaplan scores are usually a very inaccurate predictor of one`s true ability. Also, the tests are NOT computer adaptive. They are good practice for timing, etc. but always stick with GMATPrep or Power Prep for a true indication of your performance level.
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20 Aug 2006, 08:59
I had some more questions .
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20 Aug 2006, 13:41
I believe the princeton cats are adaptive - the ones I have used appear to be.
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28 Sep 2006, 13:48
Soccerfan, I can't tell you how relieved I am since reading your post and its subsequent replies. I scored around the 650 range with the Princeton and PowerPrep practice tests, and took my first Kaplan practice test last night. I received a 550. Granted, I didn't manage my time very well on the verbal section and, therefore, had to blindly guess toward the end, but I was deflated nonetheless by my final score.

I am going to stick to the Princeton/PowerPreps for truly adaptive CATs, and take CEO's advice and only use the Kaplans for timing.

This forum is such a great find.
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28 Sep 2006, 18:00
Kaplan tests suck. I got 590 on it. Of course, halfway through it was clear to me that the questions were not at all like real GMAT questions and I just coasted through the rest of the exam. My score on the real thing was much higher. Just ignore your Kaplan results.
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29 Sep 2006, 11:49
pelihu wrote:
Kaplan tests suck. I got 590 on it. Of course, halfway through it was clear to me that the questions were not at all like real GMAT questions and I just coasted through the rest of the exam. My score on the real thing was much higher. Just ignore your Kaplan results.

Hey Pelihu,

Is there any worth in the Kaplan tests? I hear the RC is completely worthless. Do you have suggestions regarding the other sections. I really don't want to waste my time on practice exams/practice sets that poorly emulate the actual GMAT. Thanks
29 Sep 2006, 11:49
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