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Follow-up: I just received a message from the student with this 2-wrong V42 ESR.

They neglected to confirm the final answer, which helps explain the V42, due to the GMAT's stated penalty for not finishing a section.




See this thread for more info:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/v42-with-onl ... l#p2844651
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This may be a fake image and hence, please don't post such information unless we really know the authenticity of the actual test taker and score.
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sivatx2 wrote:
This may be a fake image and hence, please don't post such information unless we really know the authenticity of the actual test taker and score.

Hi sivatx2,

Although it wouldn't be the first fake ESR I have ever seen, I highly doubt that this person has any reason to lie about their V42 score with only 2 counted questions correct out of 30.

In fact, unlike many self-proclaimed GMAT experts, they have verified their official GMAT score right here on GMAT Club, so we know that the score is legit, and that their ESR is most likely legit as well: https://gmatclub.com/forum/v42-with-onl ... 67002.html
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If I were the test taker I would work with GMAC to identify if there are any discrepancies with the scoring algorithm. I suspect that the test taker missed about 5-6 questions in the end and assumed that it is Quants section (31 question). Looking at the graphical representation, it is 40% mistakes in the last quarter(https://gmatclub.com/forum/v42-with-onl ... l#p2844486) which convinces me that the test taker may have missed to answer more questions.
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It appears the owner of the ESR did not confirm the last question. (Pretty silly that this amazing report does not share the basic information of how many questions were actually attempted).

That could be a penalty as high as 3 percentile points…. While usually it does not really make a difference, in this case the user ended up with 42 which is 96th percentile so having 3 more percentiles could have meant anything from V44 to V51 (likely V44 or 45).

Mystery solved 😎

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sivatx2 wrote:
Looking at the graphical representation, it is 40% mistakes in the last quarter(https://gmatclub.com/forum/v42-with-onl ... l#p2844486) which convinces me that the test taker may have missed to answer more questions.

No, you are misinterpreting the pie chart in the ESR. The pie chart does not indicate percent correct vs. percent incorrect: it indicates time spent on correctly answered questions vs. time spent on incorrectly answered questions.

This student spent approximately 40% of their time on the 2 questions they answered incorrectly in the 4th quarter of questions, but they still only answered 25% of the questions incorrectly (2 out of 8).
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