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25 Oct 2010, 20:25
Hi guys,

Today, I have taken the GMATPrep Test 1, and I have scored 48 in math.
However, I failed 12 questions.

Is this possible to get 48 with this number of wrong answers? I expected that to get a 48, you have to have 6 or 8 wrong answers.

How accurate is the grade of the GMAT Prep?

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25 Oct 2010, 20:30
Yes

2 Points: Position of the incorrect answers and Experimental questions (30% of 37 is about 12, and all those 12 don't count).

Also see:
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un-scientific-analysis-of-gmatprep-64970.html
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25 Oct 2010, 20:34
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Yes

2 Points: Position of the incorrect answers and Experimental questions (30% of 37 is about 12, and all those 12 don't count).

Also see:
gmat-prep-analysis-tool-102803.html
un-scientific-analysis-of-gmatprep-64970.html

Thanks!, That's a relief
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25 Oct 2010, 20:35
GMAT Prep is fairly accurate (or the most accurate of tools), so you should be good with that score even though you have a high number of wrong answers
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25 Oct 2010, 20:47
Yes, that's why I shouldn't feel confident with this number of wrong answers.
I suppose the reason I get that score is that I have answered very well the first questions. My wrong answers were basically the lasts.

In your opinion, how many wrong answers should I have to feel confident?
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26 Oct 2010, 03:08
metallicafan wrote:
Yes, that's why I shouldn't feel confident with this number of wrong answers.
I suppose the reason I get that score is that I have answered very well the first questions. My wrong answers were basically the lasts.

In your opinion, how many wrong answers should I have to feel confident?

I dont think there is any definite answer of this.
I have scored 49Q in GMATprep with 8 wrong answers.

It matters which questions are you making mistakes & also order of mistakes.
In case you answer 4-5 consecutive wrong, it will affect more than same number of answer wrong but not consecutive.
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26 Oct 2010, 06:41
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Yes

2 Points: Position of the incorrect answers and Experimental questions (30% of 37 is about 12, and all those 12 don't count).

Are there experimental questions in GMATprep?
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