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How accurate is the GMAT Prep Mocks as of now?

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New post 23 May 2019, 04:15
I gave a mock 5 days back and scored 710 Q50 V35.

And then I gave a mock today. I scored 730 Q50 V38.

I gave the mocks in real test center like conditions with no pauses except the 8 min break between sections. These were Mock 5 and Mock 6 in the series of GMAT Prep mocks and this was my first attempt at both of them.
I have my GMAT tomorrow, i was just curious as to how accurate are the scores individually for Quant and Verbal?
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I gave a mock 5 days back and scored 710 Q50 V35.

And then I gave a mock today. I scored 730 Q50 V38.

I gave the mocks in real test center like conditions with no pauses except the 8 min break between sections. These were Mock 5 and Mock 6 in the series of GMAT Prep mocks and this was my first attempt at both of them.
I have my GMAT tomorrow, i was just curious as to how accurate are the scores individually for Quant and Verbal?
I'd consider those scores reliable if the questions in those tests were "fresh".

This is a nice confidence boost for you just before your exam. Try to rest well (you might need to, after taking a test today), and all the best!
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Hi Connor1396,

Nice job on the practice exams! While those scores do not guarantee anything on test day, as AjiteshArun mentioned, those scores should serve as a nice confidence booster showing that you are capable of a pretty darn good GMAT score.

Please let us know how things go tomorrow and good luck!!
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New post 23 May 2019, 08:45
Those are great scores. I think GMAC has publicly admitted that one can expect +/- 30 points difference on the real GMAT. This was true for me as my performance on the real test was within the range of my official mock results.

Here is hoping you perform at the upper limit of your range. Please let us know the outcome.

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New post Updated on: 24 May 2019, 03:45
Experts I am in need of help.
Something weird happened with my Gmat. I Scored 620. Q49 V27 IR7

I was slower in both verbal and quant than my mocks.

Quant - I felt pretty confident while solving, although I felt that the questions are 2-3 levels up as compared to the questions in mocks and official material. Quant was never really a problem for me. But because of my speed I had to guess the last 4 questions, which I believe is the reason for the drop from Q50 to Q49.

Verbal - I just cannot digest V28. I have never seen that figure in any of my mock.

In the official gmat prep mocks that I gave in the period of last 2 months, following were the scores:

GMAT PREP 2-650 Q46 V34(Apr 5 2019) failed to mark last 2 questions in quant, hence the penalty

GMAT PREP 3-670 Q49 V32(Apr 16 2019)
GMAT PREP 4-670 Q49 V32(May 12 2019)
GMAT PREP 5-710 Q50 V35(May 19 2019)
GMAT PREP 6-730 Q50 V38(May 23 2019)

Besides these I gave gmat club mocks, regular 40 question tests on GMAT Wiley using official guide and verbal review and used questions on GMAT club. I realised that nothing is better than official material as far as verbal is concerned. I focused mainly on verbal review and official guide.



Problem - I never use to finish verbal on time, I always use to guess last 3-4 questions. I feel that I was not that heavily penalised for guessing in prep mocks as compared to official gmat.
Am I right in this ?
I can't really think of any other reason because I felt good while going through verbal, nice quality questions were being thrown and I had a good feeling overall.

Can anyone help ?

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Originally posted by Connor1396 on 24 May 2019, 03:39.
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Hi Connor1396,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day did not go as well as hoped. When these types of score drops occur, the two likely "causes" involve either something that was unrealistic during practice or something that was surprising (or not accounted for) on Test Day. Before we discuss any of those potential issues though, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

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2) What "brands" of practice CATs have you used so far?

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3) What is your exact goal score?
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5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

From your message, I assume that you plan to purchase the Enhanced Score Report. While the ESR doesn’t provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what went wrong on Test Day (and what you should work on to score higher). If you purchase the ESR, then I'll be happy to analyze it for you.

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