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My GMAT target is 700+. Am I good to go for offcial GMAT?

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I just completed the kaplan online practice test 1 (kaplan GMAT premier live), and scored 660. How good is this? and how does this score resemble the actual GMAT? What can I expect?

My score details are as follows:
Overall: 660 (86 Percentile)

Quantitative : 46 (3 incorrect)(managed to spare 30 min)
Quantitative Percentile: 96
Verbal: 37 (13 incorrect out of 41)(managed to spare 10 min)
Verbal Percentile: 84

I got 13 wrong answers in verbal part, but still the verbal score is 37. Is that a correct score?

Am i in good shape to go for real exam?

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chandrashekar wrote:
I just completed the kaplan online practice test 1 (kaplan GMAT premier live), and scored 660. How good is this? and how does this score resemble the actual GMAT? What can I expect?

My score details are as follows:
Overall: 660 (86 Percentile)

Quantitative : 46 (3 incorrect)(managed to spare 30 min)
Quantitative Percentile: 96
Verbal: 37 (13 incorrect out of 41)(managed to spare 10 min)
Verbal Percentile: 84

I got 13 wrong answers in verbal part, but still the verbal score is 37. Is that a correct score?

Am i in good shape to go for real exam?


A 660 is a pretty good score, but to really assess your score you should take the GMAT Prep Exam from the official website, since the GMAT Prep uses the same scoring algorithm.

The number of questions right or wrong is less important than the score range of the questions you got wrong.

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New post 27 Dec 2010, 04:02
Assuming that you have studied and prepared adequately for the exam, it seems that you're in decent shape. However, I do agree with whiplash2411. The best predictor of your actual performance is the GMATPrep. It's also the best test preparation, in terms of CAT practice.

And make sure to take the test under the same conditions as the real thing. That means a computer desk and chair, timed conditions with breaks, a quiet atmosphere, and (ideally) use a test simulation booklet and pen. I would even recommend wearing what you will have on during the actual test! Practice tests in a t-shirt, shorts, and no shoes, for instance, is a little too comfortable.

From what I understand, though, the verbal score decreases rather quickly. If you answer incorrectly the experimental questions, then no big deal. However, I don't think that test prep companies (Manhattan, Kaplan, Princeton, etc.) incorporate experimental questions into their CAT simulations. Again, though, the previous post makes a good point about the algorithm.
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New post 27 Dec 2010, 18:29
Hi Chandra,

Congrats on a good score! Kaplan stands by the accuracy of its tests, but ultimately, practice test from any source (even the GMATprep tests) are unreliable. I would definitely take two or three more tests; in addition to giving you a more accurate measure of your baseline score, you'll be able to practice your Kaplan methods and grow more confident with all of the question types you'll face on Test Day.

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Hello,
Thanks for your advise.

I have taken some more practice tests and here are the scores. I need your suggestions to improve my score to cross the 700 line.

26-12-2010 kaplan practice Test 2 ( Kaplan Live): 580 (Q:40 V:24)

27-12-2010 GMAT Prep 1: 590 (Q:49 V:22)

29-12-2010 kaplan practice Test 3 ( Kaplan Live): 600 (Q:41 V:27)

30-12-2010 Princeton Review Free Practice Test : 610 (Q:43 V:31)

03-12-2010 Knewton Free Practice Test :610 (Q:46 V:27)

05-12-2010 GMAT Prep 1: (Reinstalled) :680 (Q:48 V:35)

05-12-2010 Platinum GMAT :660 (Q:50 V:31)

I'm using the following
Powerscore SC bible for SC
Powerscore Cr Bible for CR
Kaplan verbal workbook
Kaplan verbal foundations
GMAT official guide 12th edition
Official guide verbal review
Official guide quant review
I'm reading the great gatsby .
Compared to my previous official score , 560 (Q:49 V: 20) I'm improved. But still I need to develop my verbal skills. Appreciate any valuable suggestions to get 700+ score.

Thanks.

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New post 05 Jan 2011, 07:29
The practice tests should break down which questions you are getting wrong, and you can cross compare which ones happen most often. I would take a close look for any patterns and focus your efforts on those areas.

Getting past 700 requires you learn where your weaknesses are, take the time to figure that out and then approach it with a plan to improve.

Best of luck!

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New post 05 Jan 2011, 11:56
you are in a good shape!! if you want to gain your score and get 700+ you can be sure you have a good starting position...try to work on the verbal section and forcus on your weaken parts.
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