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# Princeton Review CAT score 690. How accurate is the score?

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04 Mar 2017, 12:52
Hi,

I have recently given a Princeton Review CAT and scored 690 (Q48, V38).
How accurate is this score?
My exam is on 23rd Marcha, will I be able to score 700+ in the main exam?

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Princeton Review GMATs are not official GMATs, so the score isn't very accurate. For the most accurate practice test scores, you must take a real GMATPrep exam (the first 2 are free) using the GMATPrep software.

In general, synthetic practice tests tend to be graded more harshly than the real GMAT, so you might be in the low 700s already.
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04 Mar 2017, 21:52
ronit1894 wrote:
Hi,

I have recently given a Princeton Review CAT and scored 690 (Q48, V38).
How accurate is this score?
My exam is on 23rd Marcha, will I be able to score 700+ in the main exam?

Hi,

If you have gotten 690 in your mock then it actually shows that you're prepared to get such a score. But the problem is official questions are tricky and pattern based and above all that gmat is adaptive. I would be able to solve 5 SCs all correct from non official source but when I do official questions I find them really tricky.

So as suggested above you better plan to take gmatpreps (official free CAT - there are two). These CATs fairly represent the score that you would get on test day: +/- 30 points.

Take these CATs with Awa and IR under full exam conditions.

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04 Mar 2017, 22:57
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04 Mar 2017, 23:34
ronit1894 wrote:
Hi,

I have recently given a Princeton Review CAT and scored 690 (Q48, V38).
How accurate is this score?
My exam is on 23rd Marcha, will I be able to score 700+ in the main exam?

You can definitely score 700+! Try taking an official GMATPrep exam, that should accurately project your scores. All the best for your exam!
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05 Mar 2017, 01:39
you should go for official GMAT prep exam. 2 are free but if you want more practice you can purchase 4 test from mba.com
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Re: Princeton Review CAT score 690. How accurate is the score?  [#permalink]

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05 Mar 2017, 10:47
Hi ronit1894,

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. How many CATs have you taken besides this one (and how did you score on each - including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)? In addition, did you take the FULL CAT each time (with the Essay and IR sections)?

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07 Mar 2017, 03:27
Hi Rich,

I had given two more exams [Princeton only] before this where is Scored:
1st : 670 [Q48, V36]
2nd: 680 [Q43, V41]

I Skipped the IR but attempted the AWA.
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Hi ronit1894,

Since all 3 of your CATs were from the same company - AND you skipped the IR section each time - there is certainly a question about how accurate these scores really are (and by extension, how you would score on the Official GMAT if you took it tomorrow). As such, I strongly recommend that you take one of the Official GMAT CATs and take it in a realistic fashion (take the FULL CAT - with the Essay and IR sections, take it away from your home, at the same time of day as when you'll take the Official GMAT, etc.). Once you have that score, you should report back here. Once we have that result, we can discuss how best to proceed.

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