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# Manhattan free test realistic/reliable score?

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09 Mar 2019, 11:50
So i recently gave the Manhattan GMAT free CAT exam. I got a 76% in verbal although I never get a score above 50%. I felt the passages were comparatively simple. Please guide on how much I should trust this Score and if this score is reliable or not?

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09 Mar 2019, 14:41
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Hi UmairAftab,

About 3 weeks ago, you were asking about how to properly train for RC. Have you been practicing those skills during that time? If you have been focused on properly 'attacking' prompts as you read, taking effective notes and honing the necessary skills needed for each sub-type of RC question, then this recent improvement might be the result of the work that you've put in.

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. While the most realistic CATs available are the 6 from GMAC, the CATs from Kaplan, MGMAT and Veritas are all 'close enough' to the real thing that they will provide you with a relatively realistic score assessment (assuming that you correctly take the CAT in a realistic fashion).

How did you perform on the Verbal section overall? With an adaptive Test, your performance on the ENTIRE section will impact the difficulty levels of the RC prompts that you receive. If those prompts felt "easy", then you might want to review how you performed in CR and SC.

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09 Mar 2019, 18:19
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi UmairAftab,

About 3 weeks ago, you were asking about how to properly train for RC. Have you been practicing those skills during that time? If you have been focused on properly 'attacking' prompts as you read, taking effective notes and honing the necessary skills needed for each sub-type of RC question, then this recent improvement might be the result of the work that you've put in.

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. While the most realistic CATs available are the 6 from GMAC, the CATs from Kaplan, MGMAT and Veritas are all 'close enough' to the real thing that they will provide you with a relatively realistic score assessment (assuming that you correctly take the CAT in a realistic fashion).

How did you perform on the Verbal section overall? With an adaptive Test, your performance on the ENTIRE section will impact the difficulty levels of the RC prompts that you receive. If those prompts felt "easy", then you might want to review how you performed in CR and SC.

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

Yeah I took some help in RC and I have been practicing it. But the passages here were only of 1 paragraph which seemed a bit fishy and as compared to the OG practice questions I didn’t even have to look back to the passage to answer the questions. This led me to ask this question.
Thank you once again for giving me a personalised advice. It’s surprising how someone can remember such small details. Thank you very much.

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11 Mar 2019, 18:12
Hi UmairAftab,

When you take practice tests from companies other than GMAC, you may find some variation in algorithms used and thus variations in your score. That said, when was the last time you took an official MBA.com practice exam and what was your verbal score?
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12 Mar 2019, 02:42
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Hi UmairAftab,

When you take practice tests from companies other than GMAC, you may find some variation in algorithms used and thus variations in your score. That said, when was the last time you took an official MBA.com practice exam and what was your verbal score?

I never took that test till now, would you suggest I take it?

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13 Mar 2019, 16:56
Yes, take an MBA.com practice exam, and feel free to report back here with the score breakdown.
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