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# Vertias Prep and Gmat Prep scoring discrepancy!

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25 Apr 2019, 16:54
Hi

My GMAT is in two days and I have been doing Veritas prep CATs the past two weeks but only the Quant and Verbal section. Since I only have the two free official GMATprep Exams, I left them for the end.
I have been doing better on Veritas than on the GMAT prep and I do not seem to know why. Any help and advice would be amazing!

Here are the scores:

Veritas 1: 630 (43Q/ 34V)
Veritas 2: 660 (45Q/36V)
Veritas 3: 650 (44Q/36V)
Veritas 4: 650 (45Q/35V)
GMATprep: 640 (44Q/33V)
Vertas 5: 670 (45Q/37V)
Kaplan Free Cat: 670 (45Q/37V)
GmatPrep: 620 (44Q/31V) - Today, Two days before my actual Exam.

I have the official GMAT questions back and I will practice those today. I am hoping that I am not doing well because I am not used to taking the Official GMAT exams.

Thanks!
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25 Apr 2019, 18:06
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Ibhjot wrote:
Hi

My GMAT is in two days and I have been doing Veritas prep CATs the past two weeks but only the Quant and Verbal section. Since I only have the two free official GMATprep Exams, I left them for the end.
I have been doing better on Veritas than on the GMAT prep and I do not seem to know why. Any help and advice would be amazing!

Here are the scores:

Veritas 1: 630 (43Q/ 34V)
Veritas 2: 660 (45Q/36V)
Veritas 3: 650 (44Q/36V)
Veritas 4: 650 (45Q/35V)
GMATprep: 640 (44Q/33V)
Vertas 5: 670 (45Q/37V)
Kaplan Free Cat: 670 (45Q/37V)
GmatPrep: 620 (44Q/31V) - Today, Two days before my actual Exam.

I have the official GMAT questions back and I will practice those today. I am hoping that I am not doing well because I am not used to taking the Official GMAT exams.

Thanks!
Those scores are not as far apart as you might think. Don't worry about them, and focus on getting a little light practice in before your exam (which is what you seem to be doing). Try to get a good night's sleep before the exam, and ensure that you implement your timing strategy (so that you don't end up in a situation where you have to guess or leave a lot of questions at the end).

All the best!
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25 Apr 2019, 20:02
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Hi Ibhjot,

To start, since your GMAT is in 2 DAYS, you should STOP taking practice CATs/mocks.

The process of taking (and reviewing) a CAT requires a significant amount of energy and effort - and takes time to 'recover' from. This is one of the reasons why you typically shouldn't take more than 1 CAT per week - and your last CAT should be taken about 1 week before Test Day. By taking a CAT today, there's a chance that you might be too tired to perform at your best on Test Day (and if you try to take another CAT tomorrow, then that chance of 'burnout' will increase). You would be better served by focusing on a bit of light review and getting some extra rest, so that you can go into Test Day calm, clear-headed and ready to work.

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25 Apr 2019, 20:20
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Do not worry too much about those .

None of the exam is at par with actaul exam .

Exam at GMAC website is best to evaluate progress .

And take these exams just for time bound manner .

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25 Apr 2019, 20:33
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi Ibhjot,

To start, since your GMAT is in 2 DAYS, you should STOP taking practice CATs/mocks.

The process of taking (and reviewing) a CAT requires a significant amount of energy and effort - and takes time to 'recover' from. This is one of the reasons why you typically shouldn't take more than 1 CAT per week - and your last CAT should be taken about 1 week before Test Day. By taking a CAT today, there's a chance that you might be too tired to perform at your best on Test Day (and if you try to take another CAT tomorrow, then that chance of 'burnout' will increase). You would be better served by focusing on a bit of light review and getting some extra rest, so that you can go into Test Day calm, clear-headed and ready to work.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

Hi Rich,

Yes, tomorrow will be my rest day, I will try to clear my mind and review some notes!

Thanks.

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25 Apr 2019, 20:36
AjiteshArun wrote:
Ibhjot wrote:

Those scores are not as far apart as you might think. Don't worry about them, and focus on getting a little light practice in before your exam (which is what you seem to be doing). Try to get a good night's sleep before the exam, and ensure that you implement your timing strategy (so that you don't end up in a situation where you have to guess or leave a lot of questions at the end).

All the best!

Thank you for your reply! I will definitely be more focused on my timing on exam day!

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25 Apr 2019, 20:37
m1033512 wrote:
Do not worry too much about those .

None of the exam is at par with actaul exam .

Exam at GMAC website is best to evaluate progress .

And take these exams just for time bound manner .

Posted from my mobile device

Yea, I Hope I bounce back and perform well!
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