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How do Q/V scores add up to 800 score?

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01 Mar 2012, 20:11
Hi all,

I've been hearing on these boards that a stronger verbal helps you more than stronger quant score, because the verbal section is generally considered harder (hence the wider spread). What is a "stronger" verbal score -- a higher percentile or a higher scaled score? If I'm getting around Q47-48 (high 70 percentile) and V42-43 (95-97 percentile)... is it better to focus on math, given the lower percentile or verbal, given the lower scaled score? I feel like I'm at the point where it's pretty hard to move the needle on either, but I'm not even sure which to focus on. So confused...

Thanks to anyone who can clear this up!

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01 Mar 2012, 22:40
The answer to your question also depends on why you are taking the GMAT.

If you want to apply to a Quant heavy MBA and want to speacilise in Finance then I would say with a 42-43 in Verbal you need to get that Quant up to around 49-50.

If your goal is just to maximise your GMAT score then I guess a 47 on V will improve it more than a 49 on Q will.

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02 Mar 2012, 05:14
Try GMATClub Tests - there are 25 of them. After going through them I am pretty sure you would come up to Q49+.
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02 Mar 2012, 05:53
AbhiJ wrote:
Try GMATClub Tests - there are 25 of them. After going through them I am pretty sure you would come up to Q49+.

Slightly off-topic, but how many questions does the whole gmatclub set consist of?

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02 Mar 2012, 14:10
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25*37 = 925
+ Knewton 40 Q
+ MGMAT Challenge 77 Q
Overall = 1042
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02 Mar 2012, 15:23
I find that I hit ceilings very quickly in verbal after a certain point, whereas with math, by finding and attempting the "right" types of problems, I learn new concepts and applications quite frequently. If you target your weak areas in math, I think it will be easier to shore those up with practice...

@AbhiJ: Wow, over a thousand questions...I still have quite a bit of my work cut out for me...

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