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Should I be worried about my most recent Q score on GMATPrep?

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29 Jul 2017, 16:02
Hello all - I've been studying for the GMAT for about three weeks and have taken four GMATPrep tests, which have been frustratingly inconsistent (at least Quant-wise). I’ve gotten a 750 (47V/47Q), 720 (44V/46Q), 760 (46V/48Q) and 720 (48V/42Q-!!) on the tests I’ve taken thus far. I’m aiming for 750+. I honestly have felt a bit like I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants as I’ve been taking these tests (though I’ve been taking them strictly under testing conditions, timed, no calculator/study materials etc.), and yet when I go back to review I’ve only gotten one question right out of all four tests that was purely out of luck. I also seem to be getting roughly the same number of questions correct (25/37, 27/37, 26/37, 27/37 respectively for Quant and 37/41, 36/41, and 37/41 and 40/41 - how did this get only a 48? - respectively for Verbal) each time.

I want to take the test in two weeks time . . . superscoring all of my GMAT scores (48Q/48V) would result in about a 770-780, so I think I have the potential to do well, but relying on a 48V is unreasonable, especially when just one wrong answer can apparently bump you down three points on that section.

Does anyone have any advice on what I can do to make sure I can assure myself of a high Quant score? Should I treat the one 42Q score as an outlier (there were two incorrect answers that I reviewed that were purely stupid, reading error mistakes which I will of course try to be more vigilant about)? I did receive 44Q on the one MGMAT test that I took, which I've been told is tougher on Quant. Thanks very much for any help on this.
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29 Jul 2017, 22:12
kayjaysay wrote:
Hello all - I've been studying for the GMAT for about three weeks and have taken four GMATPrep tests, which have been frustratingly inconsistent (at least Quant-wise). I’ve gotten a 750 (47V/47Q), 720 (44V/46Q), 760 (46V/48Q) and 720 (48V/42Q-!!) on the tests I’ve taken thus far. I’m aiming for 750+. I honestly have felt a bit like I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants as I’ve been taking these tests (though I’ve been taking them strictly under testing conditions, timed, no calculator/study materials etc.), and yet when I go back to review I’ve only gotten one question right out of all four tests that was purely out of luck. I also seem to be getting roughly the same number of questions correct (25/37, 27/37, 26/37, 27/37 respectively for Quant and 37/41, 36/41, and 37/41 and 40/41 - how did this get only a 48? - respectively for Verbal) each time.

I want to take the test in two weeks time . . . superscoring all of my GMAT scores (48Q/48V) would result in about a 770-780, so I think I have the potential to do well, but relying on a 48V is unreasonable, especially when just one wrong answer can apparently bump you down three points on that section.

Does anyone have any advice on what I can do to make sure I can assure myself of a high Quant score? Should I treat the one 42Q score as an outlier (there were two incorrect answers that I reviewed that were purely stupid, reading error mistakes which I will of course try to be more vigilant about)? I did receive 44Q on the one MGMAT test that I took, which I've been told is tougher on Quant. Thanks very much for any help on this.

I wouldn't be too worried about the one low quant. Just a couple of pointers though. I think you need to be a bit more confident about your ability.
The low score despite getting similar number of correct answers is probably because you got some consecutive questions incorrect or quite a few incorrect among the first 10 questions. So just try to ensure you don't guess more than 1 on a trot and secondly if needed allocate maybe 20 seconds more per question among the first 10 to be extra sure.
Cheers and good luck.
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29 Jul 2017, 23:33
IMO, its makes sense to try and understand what caused the drop in the score.

Did you finish the test or could not complete the quant section, because from what
I have heard, you lose about 4-5 points for not completing the test.
If you did finish the test, I would recommend you to understand what caused the drop?

If it was a specific topic, you could revisit the basics and do some specific practice.
Then take a test again and see if you are able to get rid of the mistakes in that topic.

Hope that helps you
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30 Jul 2017, 05:37
kayjaysay wrote:
Hello all - I've been studying for the GMAT for about three weeks and have taken four GMATPrep tests, which have been frustratingly inconsistent (at least Quant-wise). I’ve gotten a 750 (47V/47Q), 720 (44V/46Q), 760 (46V/48Q) and 720 (48V/42Q-!!) on the tests I’ve taken thus far. I’m aiming for 750+. I honestly have felt a bit like I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants as I’ve been taking these tests (though I’ve been taking them strictly under testing conditions, timed, no calculator/study materials etc.), and yet when I go back to review I’ve only gotten one question right out of all four tests that was purely out of luck. I also seem to be getting roughly the same number of questions correct (25/37, 27/37, 26/37, 27/37 respectively for Quant and 37/41, 36/41, and 37/41 and 40/41 - how did this get only a 48? - respectively for Verbal) each time.

I want to take the test in two weeks time . . . superscoring all of my GMAT scores (48Q/48V) would result in about a 770-780, so I think I have the potential to do well, but relying on a 48V is unreasonable, especially when just one wrong answer can apparently bump you down three points on that section.

Does anyone have any advice on what I can do to make sure I can assure myself of a high Quant score? Should I treat the one 42Q score as an outlier (there were two incorrect answers that I reviewed that were purely stupid, reading error mistakes which I will of course try to be more vigilant about)? I did receive 44Q on the one MGMAT test that I took, which I've been told is tougher on Quant. Thanks very much for any help on this.

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30 Jul 2017, 06:25
kayjaysay wrote:
Hello all - I've been studying for the GMAT for about three weeks and have taken four GMATPrep tests, which have been frustratingly inconsistent (at least Quant-wise). I’ve gotten a 750 (47V/47Q), 720 (44V/46Q), 760 (46V/48Q) and 720 (48V/42Q-!!) on the tests I’ve taken thus far. I’m aiming for 750+. I honestly have felt a bit like I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants as I’ve been taking these tests (though I’ve been taking them strictly under testing conditions, timed, no calculator/study materials etc.), and yet when I go back to review I’ve only gotten one question right out of all four tests that was purely out of luck. I also seem to be getting roughly the same number of questions correct (25/37, 27/37, 26/37, 27/37 respectively for Quant and 37/41, 36/41, and 37/41 and 40/41 - how did this get only a 48? - respectively for Verbal) each time.

I want to take the test in two weeks time . . . superscoring all of my GMAT scores (48Q/48V) would result in about a 770-780, so I think I have the potential to do well, but relying on a 48V is unreasonable, especially when just one wrong answer can apparently bump you down three points on that section.

Does anyone have any advice on what I can do to make sure I can assure myself of a high Quant score? Should I treat the one 42Q score as an outlier (there were two incorrect answers that I reviewed that were purely stupid, reading error mistakes which I will of course try to be more vigilant about)? I did receive 44Q on the one MGMAT test that I took, which I've been told is tougher on Quant. Thanks very much for any help on this.

Hello kayjaysay - Your moc scores are not bad! Having said that improving the score from 48 to 51 can a tough job. I would say start with error anaylsis.

Hope this helps
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