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If I attempt all easy, medium level questions correcttly on the verbal section of gmat but enter incorrect answers for hard level questions, what score can I expect in the verbal section?
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If I attempt all sub 600 and 600-700 level questions correcttly on the verbal section of gmat but enter incorrect answers for 700+ level questions, what score can I expect in the verbal section?


First, the test system doesn't arrange a question into a category of sub 600, 600-700 or 700 level. Thus, we can't know how the difficulty of a question is. The difficulty varies according to each individual. For example, you could see that a question is hard and you think that this question is a 700 level question, but others may see this question easy and thus think that this question is a sub-600.

Second, the result will be based on how the system operated according to your performance. If the system throws you a lot of medium questions, this means that your correct percent is really high, thus the score would be high as 90% percentile. However, if the system throws you more harder questions, you answer all of them wrong, then the score will be reduced. Much.
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broall I am aware that the test is adaptive and it will throw questions depending on my performance. But the gmat has certainly categorized questions as easy, medium and hard, as it is mentioned in the og and the gmatprep software too...
so when you wrote, "if you answer a lot of medium level questions correct the gmat will reward with a 90 percentile"...by medium level questions you meant 600-700 level questions as categorized in gmatclub?

coming back to my original question, if I attempt all the easy, medium level questions that gmat throws at me correctly, does that mean that I will score a 90 percentile in the verbal section?
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MelP wrote:
broall I am aware that the test is adaptive and it will throw questions depending on my performance. But the gmat has certainly categorized questions as easy, medium and hard, as it is mentioned in the og and the gmatprep software too...
so when you wrote, "if you answer a lot of medium level questions correct the gmat will reward with a 90 percentile"...by medium level questions you meant 600-700 level questions as categorized in gmatclub?

coming back to my original question, if I attempt all the easy, medium level questions that gmat throws at me correctly, does that mean that I will score a 90 percentile in the verbal section?


No, my point is that the GMAT system manages difficulty categories by different scale rather than the scale (sub-600, 600-700, 700+) that we usually use. So does GMATPrep. In OG, I find no information indicates that a question is easy or hard.

"if you answer a lot of medium level questions correct the gmat will reward with a 90 percentile": medium here means quite easy for YOU, not for all.

"I am aware that the test is adaptive and it will throw questions depending on my performance.": This is true theoretically, but the system could operate significantly different because of the question bank. For example, your correct percent is nearly 99% but the question bank has no more harder question, the system will throw you an easier question (again, hard and easy terms are from your views, not others'). In general, the term "adaptive" is really complicated and hard to guess the result.
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"No, my point is that the GMAT system manages difficulty categories by different scale rather than the scale (sub-600, 600-700, 700+) that we usually use." so according to you, in that sense there is no inherent categorization of questions in the gmat? But the OG certainly has labelled questions easy, medium, hard...you will see that if you practice OG questions on Wiley and also in GMAT prep software, if you practice questions from the bank, you will see the GMAT labeling questions accordingly to difficulty level- please check, I have attached the image.

I understand that there is no way to guess the result, but I am posting this query here, because people have tested various scenarios over here. I made this post in hope that someone must've tested the scenario I mentioned...I obviously know we can't have a definite answer, but I am only trying to get closer to a better understanding of how the test works...and how I can make it work in my favor.

What I fail to understand is that...you're saying the gmat itself doesn't have an inherent sense of what it considers a hard/easy/medium question...please correct me if I am wrong.

"If the system throws you a lot of medium questions, this means that your correct percent is really high, thus the score would be high as 90% percentile."
the medium questions u mentioned here, are they the same type...mentioned in the gmatprep software?
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Re: weightage easy, medium vs hard questions  [#permalink]

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If I attempt all easy, medium level questions correcttly on the verbal section of gmat but enter incorrect answers for hard level questions, what score can I expect in the verbal section?
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MelP wrote:
"No, my point is that the GMAT system manages difficulty categories by different scale rather than the scale (sub-600, 600-700, 700+) that we usually use." so according to you, in that sense there is no inherent categorization of questions in the gmat? But the OG certainly has labelled questions easy, medium, hard...you will see that if you practice OG questions on Wiley and also in GMAT prep software, if you practice questions from the bank, you will see the GMAT labeling questions accordingly to difficulty level- please check, I have attached the image.

I understand that there is no way to guess the result, but I am posting this query here, because people have tested various scenarios over here. I made this post in hope that someone must've tested the scenario I mentioned...I obviously know we can't have a definite answer, but I am only trying to get closer to a better understanding of how the test works...and how I can make it work in my favor.

What I fail to understand is that...you're saying the gmat itself doesn't have an inherent sense of what it considers a hard/easy/medium question...please correct me if I am wrong.

"If the system throws you a lot of medium questions, this means that your correct percent is really high, thus the score would be high as 90% percentile."
the medium questions u mentioned here, are they the same type...mentioned in the gmatprep software?


You didn't get my point. I didn't said that GMAT system doesn't define a question as easy, medium or hard, but it uses a different scale rather than sub-600, 600-700, 700+ scale. We don't know an easy question as labeled in GMATPrep is a sub-600 question or a 600-700 question.

Let me explain more in detail. The scale that the GMAT system uses is calculated via statistic method. The system collects the performances from around hundred thousands test takers and generate a score for a question. This score will be used to define a question is easy, medium or hard. There is no way to know a question is on sub-600, 600-700 or 700+ categories.

OK, now you said that what happens if you answer all easy and medium questions correct (easy and medium terms here are for the system), it varies. Answer all hard questions wrong means that your score never reaches 700. Your score could be from 650 to 690.
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