GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 16 Dec 2018, 05:20

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

## Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in December
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### FREE Quant Workshop by e-GMAT!

December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

07:00 AM PST

09:00 AM PST

Get personalized insights on how to achieve your Target Quant Score.
• ### Free GMAT Prep Hour

December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

03:00 PM EST

04:00 PM EST

Strategies and techniques for approaching featured GMAT topics

# Practice Test Score Fluctuations

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 12 May 2018
Posts: 2

### Show Tags

24 Jun 2018, 17:18
Hi All,

My test is T-1 months away and I'm trying to formulate a plan of attack for the last month, but I've been having fluctuating test scores, shown below:

GMATPREP #1 - Q42 V44 (710)
CAT #1 - Q45 V45 (740)
CAT #2 - Q37 V40 (640)
GMATPREP #2 - Q47 V32 (640)

The most recent GMATPREP #2 score really threw me off. My verbal's almost never that low. Does anyone have advice when it comes to fluctuating scores like this? I'm obviously writing down and reviewing concepts that I got wrong, but it's frustrating to see this happen twice in a row but in opposite directions.

Thanks,

wolverinee1993
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 13095
Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: Practice Test Score Fluctuations  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Jun 2018, 19:11
Hi wolverine1993,

There are a variety of factors that can influence your performance on a CAT. Before we discuss those details though, 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) Have you taken any other CATs besides these 4? If you have, then how have you scored on each of those CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) What is your exact Test Date?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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

760+: Learn What GMAT Assassins Do to Score at the Highest Levels
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com

# Rich Cohen

Co-Founder & GMAT Assassin

Special Offer: Save \$75 + GMAT Club Tests Free
Official GMAT Exam Packs + 70 Pt. Improvement Guarantee
www.empowergmat.com/

*****Select EMPOWERgmat Courses now include ALL 6 Official GMAC CATs!*****

Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 8678
Location: Pune, India
Re: Practice Test Score Fluctuations  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Jun 2018, 20:35
1
wolverine1993 wrote:
Hi All,

My test is T-1 months away and I'm trying to formulate a plan of attack for the last month, but I've been having fluctuating test scores, shown below:

GMATPREP #1 - Q42 V44 (710)
CAT #1 - Q45 V45 (740)
CAT #2 - Q37 V40 (640)
GMATPREP #2 - Q47 V32 (640)

The most recent GMATPREP #2 score really threw me off. My verbal's almost never that low. Does anyone have advice when it comes to fluctuating scores like this? I'm obviously writing down and reviewing concepts that I got wrong, but it's frustrating to see this happen twice in a row but in opposite directions.

Thanks,

wolverinee1993

A low practice test score, though frustrating, is a great source of takeaways! It just means that during the test, you did hit quite a few gaps in your preparation, and identifying those is quite useful! Review the weaknesses you identify and take another practice test soon.
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor

Intern
Joined: 12 May 2018
Posts: 2
Re: Practice Test Score Fluctuations  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Jun 2018, 05:44
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:

A low practice test score, though frustrating, is a great source of takeaways! It just means that during the test, you did hit quite a few gaps in your preparation, and identifying those is quite useful! Review the weaknesses you identify and take another practice test soon.

Thanks for the advice Karishma. I'm specifically wondering about the fluctuations between subjects as well. Not only has my score been decreasing, but it seems that my verbal has been on a consistent decline. I don't understand how / why my CAT #1 and CAT #2 could have a -12 point Verbal differential...
Re: Practice Test Score Fluctuations &nbs [#permalink] 25 Jun 2018, 05:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Practice Test Score Fluctuations

Moderator: souvonik2k

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.