GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 16 Jan 2019, 04:48

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
  • The winning strategy for a high GRE score

     January 17, 2019

     January 17, 2019

     08:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Learn the winning strategy for a high GRE score — what do people who reach a high score do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we've collected from over 50,000 students who used examPAL.
  • Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

     January 19, 2019

     January 19, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.

Suggestions regarding strategies

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 31 Jul 2017
Posts: 12
Suggestions regarding strategies  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2018, 09:11
Hi All,
I am little confused considering the way GMAT marks up a score.
I have scored 35 in Verbal with 13-15 incorrect out of 36 and 29 with just 7 incorrect of 36.

I have my official exam in less than a week.

Any suggestions ?

Posted from my mobile device
Orion Director of Academics
User avatar
S
Joined: 19 Jul 2018
Posts: 97
Re: Suggestions regarding strategies  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2018, 09:34
1
Hey Manas1212 -

The GMAT scoring algorithm is based off a measurement theory called "item response theory". Item response theory basically says that there are three things that should go into scoring a question - difficulty, the amount of information it gives about a student's ability level, and how hard it is to make an educated guess on the question. Because of that, it's really hard to equate the number of questions you got wrong on any given practice test to a score without knowing the relative importance and difficulty of each question. Some of the questions you got wrong on the 35 may have been experimental questions, or you may have only missed the harder questions on that attempt but missed much easier questions on another. (So for example, if you got a couple 700-level questions right but got many 500-level questions wrong, the fact that you missed those 500-level questions can be more devastating to your score than the 700-level questions are helpful.)

For a fuller picture of how IRT works in general, here's an article I wrote about item response theory and here is an article I wrote about how Computer Adaptive Testing works.

All that said, the best thing you can do is focus on doing as well as you can on every question that you see (but know when to guess and move on if you have no clue). Remember that because the GMAT is adaptive, it's going to feel hard no matter what -- just do your best on every question and let the scoring algorithm do its work.
_________________

Laura
Academics Aficionado | ORION
GMAT self-study has never been more personalized or more fun. Try ORION Free!

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 31 Jul 2017
Posts: 12
Re: Suggestions regarding strategies  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2018, 09:38
Thank you :)

Posted from my mobile device
SVP
SVP
User avatar
V
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 2009
Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V169
Re: Suggestions regarding strategies  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2018, 19:15
Manas1212 wrote:
Hi All,
I am little confused considering the way GMAT marks up a score.
I have scored 35 in Verbal with 13-15 incorrect out of 36 and 29 with just 7 incorrect of 36.

I have my official exam in less than a week.

Any suggestions ?
Are those GMATPrep scores? On the actual GMAT as well you'll notice that the number of questions incorrect is not a very precise indicator of the final score. For example, it is possible to get a Q50 with only one question wrong. The best thing for you to do here is what LauraOrion suggested: do the best you can, without committing so much time that your later questions are compromised. To do that successfully, you should make sure that you have a good timing strategy in place.
_________________

Ascore Prep | Live Online

Target Test Prep Representative
User avatar
P
Status: Founder & CEO
Affiliations: Target Test Prep
Joined: 14 Oct 2015
Posts: 4518
Location: United States (CA)
Re: Suggestions regarding strategies  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Aug 2018, 16:38
Hi Manas1212,

Since GMAC uses a confidential scoring algorithm, no one can say for sure EXACTLY how your exam is scored. That being said, try to focus your efforts on the things you can control; the number one thing you can control is getting better at the GMAT, right?

I see that your exam is coming up, so if you have any further questions, feel free to reach out. I’m happy to help.

Good luck!
_________________

Scott Woodbury-Stewart
Founder and CEO

GMAT Quant Self-Study Course
500+ lessons 3000+ practice problems 800+ HD solutions

GMAT Club Bot
Re: Suggestions regarding strategies &nbs [#permalink] 30 Aug 2018, 16:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Suggestions regarding strategies

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: HKD1710



Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.