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# Result correlation between GMAT and GMAT Club's Tests

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Senior Manager
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Result correlation between GMAT and GMAT Club's Tests  [#permalink]

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23 Jun 2006, 09:10
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Hi Guys,
first of all I wanna thank all of you, who make GMAT challenges. You did a great job. Some questions were a real challenge.

http://www.gmatclub.com/wiki/Tests

second, thanks to Praetorean and Paul for giving me access to them. I have already taken 22 out of 25 challenge archives. Saved 3 for the last week before the exam.

Now, as I have the results of most of the challenges, I would like to know, what is the correlation between the results of Challenge and real GMAT quant.
Hence, ALL who have taken both exam and GMAT chall., please post your results here. I believe, it will be interesting for all challenge takers.

thank you,
Regards

Pkit:
Guys, I have compiled all results in one file, please see results and correlation.

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Score correlation.xls [21.5 KiB]

Manager
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23 Jun 2006, 12:42
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Following are my challenge scores. I took 10 of them . In many i made
silly mistakes so the score was low , but that helped me to reduce my silly mistakes.

My offical Gmat :- Quant 50 (95 percentile)
(May 15)

Challenge Date Score %-ile
Challenge 23 May 13 30 93
Challenge 22 May 09 28 86
Challenge 21 May 09 22 71 ---> off day . test is not difficult
Challenge 20 Apr 22 30 93
Challenge 19 Apr 19 26 81
Challenge 18 Apr 16 26 87
Challenge 17 Apr 15 28 93
Challenge 16 Apr 13 27 96
Challenge 15 Apr 12 20 77
Challenge 14 Apr 10 24 90
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23 Jun 2006, 14:12
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I took all 25 Challenges 3.5 weeks before my test (almost one challenge per day which is crazy but I felt great after taking all of them)

My socres for first 10 challenges were all over the park 57-90%. Later on I consistently scored 85-98%. Still I got a couple of horroble scores in in the last 15, but overall the avergae was around 90.

GMAT socre: Q-50 (95%)

PS: Don't worry too much of the scores and correlation. Most iportant aspect is to learn the concepts and you can learn a lot from Challenges. The challenges also help you develop a better thought process. The most important skill I learnt from challenges is to recognize the difficultly level of a question and guess after 2-3 minues. After a few trails I had a 80% hit ratio on questions that I guessed (of course EDUCATED guess - esp in DS) On the test day you have put your EGO in the locker and then take the test. Don't spend too much time on a single question. And I don't believe in the FOCUS on the fist 20Questions myth. Manage time better and give everyquestion your best shot.

Good luck!
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- Bernard Edmonds
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23 Jun 2006, 20:45
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Real GMAT Math: 50(95%)

Challanges: 1 to 17

Average: ~ 93%
Manager
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24 Jun 2006, 11:37
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Real quant score - 48 (86th percentile)

Early on, I did very poorly on the challenges. By the end, I was averaging in the 70-80th percentile I think --- hit 90th percentile on 1 or 2 challenges, but not consistently. Did not keep detailed notes on them, but did write down (on flash cards) the problems I got wrong, to ensure I was learning from my mistakes.

Definitely use the challenges -- they kick your butt at first, but over time really improve your quant score.

Marcus
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27 Jun 2006, 10:05
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Real GMAT maths score: 49

Challenge Date Score %-ile
Challenge 13 Jun 20 30 93
Challenge 15 Apr 22 28 94
Challenge 17 Apr 20 20 63
Challenge 18 Apr 18 26 86
Challenge 19 Apr 17 31 93
Challenge 23 Apr 15 32 99
Challenge 22 Apr 14 27 80
Challenge 21 Apr 14 20 69
Challenge 20 Apr 11 32 99
Challenge 24 Apr 10 37 99
Senior Manager
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27 Jun 2006, 11:03
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Real Quant: 50

here is my last ones.
Challenge 22 Jun 23 30 95
Challenge 21 Jun 21 27 93
Challenge 20 Jun 18 33 99
Challenge 2 Jun 16 30 86
Challenge 19 Jun 16 31 93
Challenge 18 Jun 15 28 91
Challenge 17 Jun 13 23 80
Challenge 16 Jun 11 24 89
Challenge 15 Jun 08 16 63

the average for the first 15 were ~89-90
Intern
Joined: 28 Jun 2006
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28 Jun 2006, 23:54
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if you guys could please help me find these challenges. I am taking the GMAT in a couple of weeks and some extra tough work would really be helpfull. Thanx in advance...
Intern
Joined: 28 Jun 2006
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28 Jun 2006, 23:56
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I was wondering if you guys could help me find these challenges. I am taking the GMAT in a couple of weeks and I would really appreciate some extra tough practise. Thanx in advance.....

PS, my e-mail is leoaueb@yahoo.com
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Joined: 20 Nov 2005
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Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008
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Updated on: 03 Aug 2006, 00:16
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leoaueb wrote:
I was wondering if you guys could help me find these challenges. I am taking the GMAT in a couple of weeks and I would really appreciate some extra tough practise. Thanx in advance.....

PS, my e-mail is leoaueb@yahoo.com

Dear leoaueb,

Challanges are not free and are web based. You don't need to install anything on your PC. All the challanges (25 in all) can be purchased for \$79 only.

Originally posted by ps_dahiya on 29 Jun 2006, 06:49.
Last edited by ps_dahiya on 03 Aug 2006, 00:16, edited 1 time in total.
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17 Jul 2006, 00:50
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thank u very much for your response. I intend to download them right away. My quant scores are usually high in Kaplan CATs (90%+) but I need to make sure that I have every angle covered! However, today I gave up hope on verbal. It seems impossible for me to score in these Kaplan CATs higher than 33-70%. I have 5 scores in a row between 670-690
(because of Verbal and especially RC). I cannot break the 700 barrier. Hopefully this whole theory that KAPLAN CATs are more difficult than the real deal are true. We'll see...! Two weeks to go!
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17 Jul 2006, 01:07
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Update,

Got 50(95) in quant, again:)
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20 Jul 2006, 19:32
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Could you please tell me where exactly I can buy all 25 challenges for 79\$? i would really appreciate an immediate response as I am getting closer to the G-day and every day counts. Thanx
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Updated on: 03 Aug 2006, 00:16
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leoaueb wrote:
Could you please tell me where exactly I can buy all 25 challenges for 79\$? i would really appreciate an immediate response as I am getting closer to the G-day and every day counts. Thanx

http://www.gmatclub.com/wiki/Tests

Originally posted by ps_dahiya on 20 Jul 2006, 19:35.
Last edited by ps_dahiya on 03 Aug 2006, 00:16, edited 1 time in total.
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02 Aug 2006, 23:36
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Is it possible to buy challenges from Russia? I couldn't find Russia in the list at PayPal page.
CEO
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Updated on: 12 Apr 2007, 14:29
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Nyah

I am sorry if thats the case.

Some options:

1. One way would be participate in the forum and contribute at least 200 high quality posts to the forum. As a courtesy, we provide free access to members who make good contributions.

2. I am not sure how feasible this is , but you may consider sending a personal check to us. Send us a message at payments at gmatclub dot com if you would need our mailing address.

Praetorian

Originally posted by Praetorian on 05 Aug 2006, 13:58.
Last edited by Praetorian on 12 Apr 2007, 14:29, edited 1 time in total.
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05 Aug 2006, 19:58
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Dilshod Hi,

My name is Sherzod. I am from Uzbekistan too. Currently in the US and returning to Tashkent by September. Planning to take GMAT by Sep 15. Aiming 700+. Got many useful books. Would like to get in touch with you in Tashkent. Please send your contact details to: sherzodkuchkarov@aol.com

thanks,
Sherzod
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24 Aug 2006, 10:25
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How would you guys compare these GMATClub challenges to MGMAT Challenge questions? If they are comparable I was thinking of just focusing on MGMAT ones...

Let me know.

jjhko
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15 Sep 2006, 12:08
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16 Sep 2006, 07:10
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Who else took both GMAT chalenges and real test?
16 Sep 2006, 07:10

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