GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 16 Nov 2018, 00:23

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

## Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

November 17, 2018

November 17, 2018

07:00 AM PST

09:00 AM PST

Nov. 17, 7 AM PST. Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.
• ### GMATbuster's Weekly GMAT Quant Quiz # 9

November 17, 2018

November 17, 2018

09:00 AM PST

11:00 AM PST

Join the Quiz Saturday November 17th, 9 AM PST. The Quiz will last approximately 2 hours. Make sure you are on time or you will be at a disadvantage.

# Is GMAT prep score reliable? Need help.

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 02 Dec 2010
Posts: 8
Is GMAT prep score reliable? Need help.  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2018, 09:55
I took GMAT PREP EXAM 3-6 in that order over the last four weeks every Saturday.

I got this score
Exam 3- q49/v38 710
Exam 4 - q47/v32 650
Exam 5 - q48/v28 640
Exam 6 - q49/v28 640

My actual exam is next week, I have no idea what’s happening. I practiced more questions (70% V and 30% Q) and revised my basics over the last 4 weeks.
I only practiced OG Verbal questions.

If anybody have experience with this pls help.
Status: Preparing for GMAT
Joined: 25 Nov 2015
Posts: 983
Location: India
GPA: 3.64
Re: Is GMAT prep score reliable? Need help.  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2018, 10:05
1
rajiskrish wrote:
I took GMAT PREP EXAM 3-6 in that order over the last four weeks every Saturday.

I got this score
Exam 3- q49/v38 710
Exam 4 - q47/v32 650
Exam 5 - q48/v28 640
Exam 6 - q49/v28 640

My actual exam is next week, I have no idea what’s happening. I practiced more questions (70% V and 30% Q) and revised my basics over the last 4 weeks.
I only practiced OG Verbal questions.

If anybody have experience with this pls help.

Hi
GMAT prep scores are the most reliable tests available since these tests are prepared by the test makers themselves and are retired questions of the GMAT.
Seeing your scores, the Quant scores are consistent, but Verbal scores are not. If we exclude the Verbal score of first test, rest scores are consistent around 28. IMO it is best to analyze the mistakes you are making in the tests. If you are making some mistakes in a particular topic, you can focus on that. If you are having a pacing problem, you may try to take a few guesses at some intervals. There is a post in Gmatclub that helps with timing strategies.
Hope it helps.
_________________

Please give kudos, if you like my post

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going...

EMPOWERgmat Instructor
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 12863
Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: Is GMAT prep score reliable? Need help.  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2018, 11:47
1
Hi rajiskrish,

When it comes to the GMAT, improvement over the course of one's studies is rarely a 'linear' path. It's important to remember that the GMAT will give you the score that you EARN - and the V38 that you scored on Exam #3 appears to be an 'outlier' relative to the other scores (which forces the question - did you really 'earn' a V38 or did you get lucky on a bunch of 50/50 questions?). Assuming that you took these CATs in a realistic fashion that matches up with what you'll face on Test Day, it appears that your current 'ability level' is closer to a 640.

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) What is your exact Test Date?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
_________________

760+: Learn What GMAT Assassins Do to Score at the Highest Levels
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com

# Rich Cohen

Co-Founder & GMAT Assassin

Special Offer: Save \$75 + GMAT Club Tests Free
Official GMAT Exam Packs + 70 Pt. Improvement Guarantee
www.empowergmat.com/

*****Select EMPOWERgmat Courses now include ALL 6 Official GMAC CATs!*****

SVP
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 1839
Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V169
Re: Is GMAT prep score reliable? Need help.  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2018, 18:53
1
rajiskrish wrote:
I took GMAT PREP EXAM 3-6 in that order over the last four weeks every Saturday.

I got this score
Exam 3- q49/v38 710
Exam 4 - q47/v32 650
Exam 5 - q48/v28 640
Exam 6 - q49/v28 640

My actual exam is next week, I have no idea what’s happening. I practiced more questions (70% V and 30% Q) and revised my basics over the last 4 weeks.
I only practiced OG Verbal questions.

If anybody have experience with this pls help.
There is a big difference between a V28 and a V38, but now is not the time to focus on that (unless you're thinking of rescheduling your test). Make sure that you have all the other important things (like timing strategy, ID...) in place and work on minimizing the number of silly mistakes you make.
_________________
Director
Joined: 11 Feb 2015
Posts: 563
Re: Is GMAT prep score reliable? Need help.  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Sep 2018, 08:04
1
Be positive and give your exam. Don't think too much right now. Just give your best shot!!

Wishing you all the very best!!
_________________

"Please hit +1 Kudos if you like this post"

_________________
Manish

"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me"

Re: Is GMAT prep score reliable? Need help. &nbs [#permalink] 11 Sep 2018, 08:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Is GMAT prep score reliable? Need help.

Moderator: HKD1710

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.