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Look guys, you can ask questions like "why did I miss x questions and get score y from Testprep company 1 when I missed p questions and got score q from Testprep company 2" all day long and you will not get the answer you want. What you will see is reps from these respective test prep companies post over and over again that their test prep software is the best representation of the actual test no matter what "evidence" you lay out. And you'll see other posters post more and more of their personal stats and how it compares to yours. Bottom line - if you're mildly curious on how others have scored and their breakdown and check this thread when taking a break from studying to relax your brain, fine. If you're genuinely trying to figure out answers to certain algorithms or expect test prep companies reps to EXPLAIN why their software spewed out a score different from what you thought you'd get, what do you honestly think the responses will be?

My personal view: Knewton provides a good course and good practice questions and completely random scoring. Manhattan GMAT has great quant and terrible verbal (to the point it doesn't even make sense). People swear by GMATPrep and how representative it is, but I didn't see such "almost perfect" resemblance. Someone else will either share my views, or have completely different views. People say Kaplan tests are harder, but you would be fool to assume say 100 points higher than your actual GMAT.

Don't get me wrong - I've posted threads or responded to threads with my score breakdowns too just to see how it compares with everyone else. What I advice against (and I see some people do this) and to ask over and over again the same questions in different forms trying to figure out how they are actually doing. You won't know until the day of the test. And until then, try to spend more energy drilling down the fundamentals and less time analyzing score algorithms.
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New post 30 Jul 2010, 08:58
vivnitrel wrote:
I took the Knewton Free CAT today
This is how i performed:

37 correct, 5 incorrect. score = 43 (96 percentile)

34 correct, 3 incorrect. score = 49 (87 percentile) (I marked wrong answers for ques 9, ques 36 and ques 37)

Overall = 750 (99 percentile)

Please clarify the following:

1) In quants, GMAT prep awarded me 51 for 4 incorrect ques, 50 for 7 incorrect ques. How does the scoring method for Knewton works? Do I have to answer all questions correctly to get a 51??

2) Was it because of the 2 wrong answers at the end of quants, that I got 49?? Does finishing a section with a right answer matter so much.

3) What is level of difficulty of Knewton's free CAT compared to the actual GMAT. I need this information in order to decide whether to go for the paid course or not. I have taken 6 MGMAT CATs, which I found to be tough compared to GMAT prep

I can't answer your question as I have not taken any of the Knewton CATs

But I was wondering, what were you scoring on the MGMT CATs?

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I have taken 5 Knewton CATs over the past 2 months and took 2 GMATPrep CATs this past week. Knewton ranged from 590-660 and GMATPrep was 700 and 730. I scored a 620 on a Knewton exam and got more 4 more questions correct overall than the 700 on GMATPrep.
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New post 25 Jan 2011, 21:27
yup - I am convinced the scoring is off.. I just finished their course and the last CAT dropped the verbal down to a 34 with 6 mistakes for a 670 (47Q with 3 mistakes)... I was really hoping to end on a high... but sigh..

I have ranged 39-47 verbal on the other 5 Knewton CATs

My verbal has been in the 40s last for the last 10 CATs (princeton, kaplan, GMAT prep)...
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New post 14 Nov 2012, 22:41
Would you guys please link me to the Knewton free CAT? I'm surfing their website and I can't find anything free.
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