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

It is currently 06 Dec 2019, 19:10

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

Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 10 Aug 2019
Posts: 8
CAT Tests
Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 17 Nov 2019, 12:58
2
Hey guys,

I took the GMAT about a month ago and scored a 670 (Q48 V35). I really felt that the quant questions were much tougher than the ones on GMATPrep. I have been practicing for the last month and took the Exam Pack 3 tests - scoring 760 each time (Q51 V41 and Q51 V40). But I'm extremely skeptical of this score since the quant questions were laughingly easy.
I took a few GMATClub tests and my scores have been varying a lot - Q41, Q43, Q46, Q49, Q51. This was roughly in the last ten days.
I'm extremely confused how to move forward. Should I wait until I consistently achieve a good score in GMATClub tests? Should I believe in my GMATPrep scores?
I need to take the GMAT soon since I aim to apply in R2.
Any suggestions?

Thank you!

Originally posted by Sanjana0202 on 17 Nov 2019, 10:23.
Last edited by Sanjana0202 on 17 Nov 2019, 12:58, edited 1 time in total.
Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 18 Dec 2017
Posts: 821
Location: United States (KS)
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Nov 2019, 10:50
1
Well, I don't know for sure but I guess GMATPrep (official) should give you a better estimate of how your actual performance will be.

And I would agree to this : GMAT questions might seem easy to someone who has been practicing a lot. Not sure laughingly easy or just easy but yeah. The prep tests in general are designed to make you prepare for a tougher side. Though that does not mean they are of bad quality just tougher.
_________________
D-Day : 21st December 2019

The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long

Learn from the Legend himself: All GMAT Ninja LIVE YouTube videos by topic
You are missing on great learning if you don't know what this is: Project SC Butler
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 19 Feb 2018
Posts: 19
Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
CAT Tests
Re: Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Nov 2019, 10:53
Even I will appreciate inputs as this is a challenging aspect in GMAT
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
User avatar
V
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 15661
Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Nov 2019, 16:21
Hi Sanjana0202,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day didn't go as well as planned. A 670/Q48 is still a strong Score though, so it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School. As such, a retest might not be necessary. Depending on the Schools that you plan to apply to, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/

You seem overly-focused on your Quant performance, but your Verbal performance also dropped on Test Day. When these types of score drops occur, the two likely "causes" involve either something that was unrealistic during practice or something that was surprising (or not accounted for) on Test Day. Before we discuss any of those potential issues though, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score?
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?
6) What are the exact application deadlines that you're facing?

You might also choose to purchase the Enhanced Score Report. While the ESR doesn’t provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what went wrong on Test Day (and what you should work on to score higher). If you purchase the ESR, then I'll be happy to analyze it for you.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
_________________
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com
Image


The Course Used By GMAT Club Moderators To Earn 750+

souvik101990 Score: 760 Q50 V42 ★★★★★
ENGRTOMBA2018 Score: 750 Q49 V44 ★★★★★
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 10 Aug 2019
Posts: 8
CAT Tests
Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 18 Nov 2019, 10:48
Hi EMPOWERgmatRichC,

Thanks for your response! My Verbal score had averaged around V35 in my earlier mocks so I wasn't surprised with my Test Day score. I feel much confident about Verbal now. I'm focused on Quant since I was surprised with the difficulty level of questions on Test Day. I was completely blindsided and performed horribly.

1) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?
- For my first attempt, I studied for about 3 months. In the last one month, an average of 16 hours per week.
2) What study materials have you used so far?
- E-gmat for Verbal and GMATClub for Quant. First attempt was OG/Veritas questions.
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
- 12 November, GMATPrep 3 - 760 (Q51 V41)
- 16 November, GMATPrep 4 - 760 (Q51 V40)
GMATClub Quant tests -
- 5 November, Q43
- 6 November, Q51
- 7 November, Q49
- 9 November, Q46
- 16 November, Q44


Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score?
- 760 Q50 V42
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?
- Will decide based on my GMAT score
6) What are the exact application deadlines that you're facing?
- January first week.

I did purchase the ESR. In the Verbal section - I had scored 99 percentile in SC while CR and RC were my weak areas. In Quant, Arithmetic and Algebra were both weak. Let me know if you need any additional details.

Thank you so much!

Originally posted by Sanjana0202 on 18 Nov 2019, 08:55.
Last edited by Sanjana0202 on 18 Nov 2019, 10:48, edited 1 time in total.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
D
Status: PhD-trained. Education, Research, Teaching, Training, Consulting and Advisory Services
Joined: 23 Apr 2019
Posts: 440
CAT Tests
Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Nov 2019, 10:12
1
Sanjana0202 wrote:

I took a few GMATClub tests and my scores have been varying a lot - Q41, Q43, Q46, Q49, Q51. This was roughly in the last ten days.
I'm extremely confused how to move forward. Should I wait until I consistently achieve a good score in GMATClub tests? Should I believe in my GMATPrep scores?



GMATClub tests are good for general practice. There are a variety of questions in there. Whether you should use them to forecast your actual scores is less clear.

Official practice materials are your best guide to question forms that you might see on test day. But you will need additional practice to feel comfortable.

It is less about "believing" in GMATPrep scores and more about how comfortable you feel with your preparation. No single material is a magic guide.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 04 Jul 2019
Posts: 17
Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Nov 2019, 10:26
2
Have you ever tried Manhattan Mocks? They have even tougher/lengthier quant than Gmatclub tests in my opinion. I have scored 50/51 each twice on gmatclub tests but struggled like anything and could not go beyond 47 in 4 Manhattan mocks I gave. So if you want to get prepared for, like the worst day on quant, you can use Manhattan Quant for practice.

All the best.

DV

Posted from my mobile device
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
User avatar
V
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 15661
Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Nov 2019, 12:39
Hi Sanjana0202,

To start, the 760+ score is the 99th percentile - meaning that 99% of Test Takers never score that high (regardless of how long they study or the number of times that they take the GMAT). Thankfully, NO Business School requires a score that high - so it's important to realize that the score that you "want" and the score that you "need" are not the same thing.

That type of Score Goal requires an incredibly high level of 'precision', so before we discuss how you might best proceed with your studies, I would like to see your ESR. If you would rather not post it publicly, then you can feel free to PM it directly to me.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
_________________
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com
Image


The Course Used By GMAT Club Moderators To Earn 750+

souvik101990 Score: 760 Q50 V42 ★★★★★
ENGRTOMBA2018 Score: 750 Q49 V44 ★★★★★
Target Test Prep Representative
User avatar
V
Status: Founder & CEO
Affiliations: Target Test Prep
Joined: 14 Oct 2015
Posts: 8622
Location: United States (CA)
Re: Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Nov 2019, 19:54
1
Hi Sanjana0202,

Since you have been scoring Q51 regularly on official practice exams, I think that you are in a pretty good spot to replicate that score on test day. However, if you’d like to cross all of your T’s and dot of all your I’s, ensuring that you do not have any hidden weak areas in quant, then perhaps you may find it helpful to engage in some focused quant practice. For example, let’s say that you want to practice Number Properties. Answer 50 or more questions just from Number Properties: LCM, GCF, units digit patterns, divisibility, remainders, etc. As you do such practice, do a thorough analysis of each question that you don't get right. If you got a remainder question wrong, ask yourself why. Did you make a careless mistake? Did you not properly apply the remainder formula? Was there a concept you did not understand in the question? By carefully analyzing your mistakes, you will be able to efficiently fix your weaknesses and in turn improve your GMAT quant skills. Number Properties is just one example; follow this process for all quant topics.

If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out. Good luck!
_________________

Scott Woodbury-Stewart

Founder and CEO

Scott@TargetTestPrep.com
TTP - Target Test Prep Logo
122 Reviews

5-star rated online GMAT quant
self study course

See why Target Test Prep is the top rated GMAT quant course on GMAT Club. Read Our Reviews

If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "Kudos" button.

GMAT Club Bot
Re: Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep   [#permalink] 19 Nov 2019, 19:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Variations in Quant scores - GMATClub and GMATPrep

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

Moderator: DisciplinedPrep






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