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20 Jul 2018, 10:40
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Hi, I just took a free mock on the economist website, I am not convinced about my score results.
I got a 420 !! Q29 V 21.
I got 12 incorrect questions on Quant and 12 incorrect on verbal, and I didn't miss any question. Is this score accurate!!
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20 Jul 2018, 11:15
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wardalaknaoui1 wrote:
Hi, I just took a free mock on the economist website, I am not convinced about my score results.
I got a 420 !! Q29 V 21.
I got 12 incorrect questions on Quant and 12 incorrect on verbal, and I didn't miss any question. Is this score accurate!!

As the Economist is still a relativly new player on the GMAT prep market I dont think their CAT is among the most accurate yet.
However, this also doenst mean that their test is off by a couple of hundred points.
Therefore, make sure to focus on the areas that created issues for you.

With regards to evaluating the diffrent prep tests out there the following might be helpful:

Best regards,
Chris
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A couple of things that helped me in verbal:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/verbal-strategies-268700.html#p2082192

Gmat Prep CAT #1: V42, Q34, 630
Gmat Prep CAT #2: V46, Q35, 660
Gmat Prep CAT #3: V41, Q42, 680

On the mission to improve my quant score, all help is appreciated!

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20 Jul 2018, 12:47
thank you Arro44, I will improve my studying then take those tests, thnx for the link.
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23 Jul 2018, 01:52
Hi wardalaknaoui1,

Since you are not sure of the accuracy of your current mock test, I would advise you to take more mocks to determine if these scores are representative of your current standing or no. GMAT Prep mocks are the closest to the actual test. Alternatively, you can take ability quizzes in Scholaranium (rated higher than GMAT Prep mocks on GMAT Club) embedded in our Free Trial to assess your scores. Taking multiple mocks will help you understand the situation better.

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23 Jul 2018, 12:23
Hi payal, ya sure i will do that this week, thank u

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23 Jul 2018, 12:51
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wardalaknaoui1 wrote:
thank you Arro44, I will improve my studying then take those tests, thnx for the link.

I have found another link which might be of help, and potentially also encouraging:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/why-practice ... 68747.html

All the best,
Chris
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A couple of things that helped me in verbal:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/verbal-strategies-268700.html#p2082192

Gmat Prep CAT #1: V42, Q34, 630
Gmat Prep CAT #2: V46, Q35, 660
Gmat Prep CAT #3: V41, Q42, 680

On the mission to improve my quant score, all help is appreciated!

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24 Jul 2018, 14:09
Hi wardalaknaoui1,

The scoring algorithm on the Official GMAT is far more complicated than most people realize. Since that algorithm is proprietary, no GMAT company has an exact match for it, thus CAT scores can vary a bit based on the 'biases' involved in their respective designs. The most realistic CATs available are the 6 from GMAC (the 2 free CATs, and each of the 2 that come with Exam Pack 1 and Exam Pack 2), but there are a variety of 3rd-party CATs that are ''close enough' to the real thing that they will provide you with a relatively realistic score assessment (assuming that you use the CAT correctly).

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) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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24 Jul 2018, 19:31
Studies:
1) How long have you studied? on and off about 3 months
2) What study materials have you used so far? Egmat ( verbal ), Gmat club,Magoosh
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)? didn't try any CAT yet , but I took the gmat test and got a 480!

Goals:
4) What is your goal score? 550 would be enough ( schools ask for 400 and 500)
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT? Aug 22
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School? spring 2019
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to? Tulsa university OK, and Northeastern university OK.
Could you please help me plan for a 1 month studying ( i am good in Sc , very bad in Rc and just average in Quant and CR)
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24 Jul 2018, 20:54
wardalaknaoui1 wrote:
Studies:
1) How long have you studied? on and off about 3 months
2) What study materials have you used so far? Egmat ( verbal ), Gmat club,Magoosh
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)? didn't try any CAT yet , but I took the gmat test and got a 480!

Goals:
4) What is your goal score? 550 would be enough ( schools ask for 400 and 500)
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT? Aug 22
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School? spring 2019
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to? Tulsa university OK, and Northeastern university OK.
Could you please help me plan for a 1 month studying ( i am good in Sc , very bad in Rc and just average in Quant and CR)

Hi wardalaknaoui1,

I see that you've used the e-GMAT Verbal course. In order to have better insights on your preparation and be able to give you precise inputs to reach your target score, I would like you to write to us on support@e-gmat.com with your registered ID. That will help us go through your course attempt and Scholaranium data which are valuable in sharing precise inputs. Please do reference this post and share aby specific concerns that you are facing with respect to your preparation in the mail.

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25 Jul 2018, 11:05
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Hi wardalaknaoui1,

You may consider taking an official MBA.com exam to see how your score compares to that of your most recent practice test. Once you take another exam, feel free to report back here, and I’d be happy to provide some further advice.

You also may find my article about [=https://blog.targettestprep.com/taking-gmat-practice-tests/] taking GMAT practice tests [/url] helpful.
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25 Jul 2018, 21:35
Hi wardalaknaoui1,

I'd like to know a bit more about your prior studies and results:

1) On what date did you take the official GMAT? What were the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores (not the percentiles) for that result (the 480)?
2) Since you're not planning to apply to School until next Spring, do you have the flexibility to push back your Test Date if needed?

If you truly have not taken any of the Official practice CATs yet, then it would be a good idea to take one; you can take 2 for free at www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). That score will give us a good sense of your current strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

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