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# Q48 and V38 - 690 Overall, has my score been calculated correctly?

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11 Sep 2018, 07:56
As above, it seems that I can find no one else with same overall mark as mine. It seems that everyone else is 700-710 for Q48 and V38. Even the charts say 700!
Is this to do with the new GMAT format?
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11 Sep 2018, 08:27
f1seb10 wrote:
As above, it seems that I can find no one else with same overall mark as mine. It seems that everyone else is 700-710 for Q48 and V38. Even the charts say 700!
Is this to do with the new GMAT format?
Normally I'd expect you to get a 700 with a V38 and a Q48, but no, this has nothing to do with the new format. The format has in fact remained exactly the same, apart from the reduction in experimental questions.

The same combination of sectional scores can lead to different total scores, because the scores used to calculate the total are slightly more accurate than the quant and verbal scores you see. Perhaps you were just unlucky and got a "low" Q48 and a "low" V38, but a 690, even if it is unexpected, is so close to 700 that I wouldn't immediately think that something has gone wrong.

By the way, your verbal score is very good. I'm sure that if you work a little on your quant, you can easily get a higher score.
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11 Sep 2018, 08:56
Although I am no expert in GMAT scores and percentiles, but I have my two cents to add to the post. Either there is an increase of scores in general, which would dilute the percentile. Or you may have attempted at least one relatively easier question incorrectly, which would have dropped your percentile.

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11 Sep 2018, 09:17
abhinav770 wrote:
Although I am no expert in GMAT scores and percentiles, but I have my two cents to add to the post. Either there is an increase of scores in general, which would dilute the percentile. Or you may have attempted at least one relatively easier question incorrectly, which would have dropped your percentile.
Hi Abhinav,

Percentiles are associated with scaled scores. The scaled scores themselves do not change as a result of increases or decreases in scores (measured in terms of how common the different possible scores are in any testing year). Such changes affect the percentiles, which in turn affect the interpretation, but not the values, of the scaled scores.

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