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The More and Harder right, the less is there score

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Hello,

i am trying to understand the logic of GMAT , isn't supposed to be the less wrong you get and the less easy questions you answer wrong the score would be higher?

i have done 2 attempts on 800score platform and the results are confusing ( snapshots attached). can some one try to explain and advise wts the best strategy to get a higher score? since we know it is near impossible to score all right.

i would be sitting for GMAT next week, and with only 3 weeks of preperation and being a fulltime employee i feel that i am unprepared and not ready, especially in verbal, so my best hope is to score as high as possible on quant.

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jwmabdallah wrote:
Hello,

i am trying to understand the logic of GMAT , isn't supposed to be the less wrong you get and the less easy questions you answer wrong the score would be higher?

i have done 2 attempts on 800score platform and the results are confusing ( snapshots attached). can some one try to explain and advise wts the best strategy to get a higher score? since we know it is near impossible to score all right.

i would be sitting for GMAT next week, and with only 3 weeks of preperation and being a fulltime employee i feel that i am unprepared and not ready, especially in verbal, so my best hope is to score as high as possible on quant.

regards
joy


Looks strange to me as well. The score should be the other way round. I would suggest rely more on official Exam Packs.

Good Luck. :)
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Hi Joy,

The scoring algorithm on the Official GMAT is far more complicated than most people realize. Since that algorithm is proprietary, no GMAT company has an exact match for it, thus CAT scores can vary a bit based on the 'biases' involved in their respective designs. The most realistic CATs available are the 6 from GMAC (the 2 free CATs, and each of the 2 that come with Exam Pack 1 and Exam Pack 2), so it would be useful to know how you performed on one of those CATS. Once you have that score result, you should post back here and we can talk through what that score means

Beyond that point, many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so the fact that you've spent just 3 weeks on your studies will likely impact how well you perform on the Official GMAT. Depending on your goals, you might want to consider pushing back your Test Date.

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New post 25 Mar 2017, 15:35
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jwmabdallah wrote:
Hello,

i am trying to understand the logic of GMAT , isn't supposed to be the less wrong you get and the less easy questions you answer wrong the score would be higher?

i have done 2 attempts on 800score platform and the results are confusing ( snapshots attached). can some one try to explain and advise wts the best strategy to get a higher score? since we know it is near impossible to score all right.

i would be sitting for GMAT next week, and with only 3 weeks of preperation and being a fulltime employee i feel that i am unprepared and not ready, especially in verbal, so my best hope is to score as high as possible on quant.

regards
joy


Looks strange to me as well. The score should be the other way round. I would suggest rely more on official Exam Packs.

Good Luck. :)



While it is an interesting representation of the results, it is very weird indeed! I would second this suggestion.... and take something along the lines of EP1/EP2 or MGMAT, Kaplan, Veritas Prep, etc.
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New post 26 Mar 2017, 02:39
If this is 800 score tests, don't rely on their marking. I have taken their section 75 minutes Math test and even I use to get a maximum of 1-2 mistakes ( this happened when I took each test twice ) my Quant score used to be around 46-47 on a scale of 51. I would suggest that you don't draw conclusions on the basis of score or right/wrong or easy/difficult questions of 800 score tests. Most of the questions are good on this platform. However, there are no tests that are as close as the official ones.

So, I resonate with what all the above posters have to say here. Hope this helps jwmabdallah
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