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Just Took GMAT Prep and I got a 560 (37Q, 29V). I did not get to the last 7 of Q and last 13 on V. I got 12/30 on Q incorrect and 5/28 on verbal incorrect. Really struggled with time and I will work A TON on timing. I am trying to get a feel for how well I know the content (obviously not well enough because it took me so long). I understand that if I had worked faster I would likely have missed several that I got right that I spent a lot of time on.

Can anyone give me an estimate of how my score was effected by leaving so many blank.
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Just Took GMAT Prep and I got a 560 (37Q, 29V). I did not get to the last 7 of Q and last 13 on V. I got 12/30 on Q incorrect and 5/28 on verbal incorrect. Really struggled with time and I will work A TON on timing. I am trying to get a feel for how well I know the content (obviously not well enough because it took me so long). I understand that if I had worked faster I would likely have missed several that I got right that I spent a lot of time on.

Can anyone give me an estimate of how my score was effected by leaving so many blank.


Hi,
Leaving Qs unanswered is much more harmful and you are penalised more than answering it wrongly.

Leaving so many unanswered means lack of speed and in turn it requires emphasis on the knowledge.
Since it was your first attempt, you can easily improve with right technique and right approach.

All the best.
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560 in first CAT is good and that too when penalty of leaving questions unanswered was there. You sure would have had great accuracy on the attempted questions.

Biggest penalty - Leaving a question/s unanswered (not a case in IR)
Lower penalty than above - Marking an easy question wrong
Even lower penalty than above - Marking a tough question wrong.
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Hi aaronwhite1989,

If this was your first practice CAT, then you did fairly well - even with all of the unanswered questions (the average score on the Official GMAT hovers around 540-550 most years). For future reference though, every question that you do NOT physically answer is 'penalized' and that penalty is WORSE than if you had simply gotten the question wrong. This is meant to say that you really MUST make sure to answer every question when you take the Official GMAT.

Unfortunately, there's no way to tell exactly how bad your overall score was hurt by not getting to all of those questions. You left over 1/4 of the questions unanswered - and that would incur a BIG penalty on the Official GMAT.

1) How long have you studied so far?
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Can anyone give me an estimate of how my score was effected by leaving so many blank.


Different people will have different opinion regarding the penalty of missing questions. You can try running your scenario in GMATprep software.
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Can anyone give me an estimate of how my score was effected by leaving so many blank.
There are different opinions on this, but it depends on how well a test taker is doing before the last stretch. If he or she is doing very well, the algorithm is more likely to penalize him or her heavily. But if he or she is not doing well, leaving even a lot of questions at the end won't affect the final score significantly.
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