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# What percentage of GMAT taker get 700 or more?

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29 Mar 2008, 15:13
I have noticed that many people in most of the GMAT forums web sites claim that they got 700 or more.

My question is what percentage of GMAT taker can get 700 or more? Isn't it true that most of the GMAT takers get between 550 - 670!

Even though practice can help increase GMAT score, I think when it comes to answer some questions you either have it or you do not have.

For example, I read Manhattan GMATPrep three times, but I still have some problem with SC. However, I know some people who studied only OG11 for one month, took the exam, and got 700+.

Therefore, we have to be realistic and we have to set a realistic goal (score) for ourselves.

Am I wrong?
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29 Mar 2008, 16:04
Look at the percentiles. 700 these days is around 90-92%. So, less than 10% of test takers score 700+. But that doesn't account for the crazy test repeaters on this board. So, in reality, it's more than 10% that scores 700+.
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30 Mar 2008, 06:27
chineseburned wrote:
Look at the percentiles. 700 these days is around 90-92%. So, less than 10% of test takers score 700+. But that doesn't account for the crazy test repeaters on this board. So, in reality, it's more than 10% that scores 700+.

Is the percentile number of scores below your score or number of test takers who scored below your score. Anyways sample size is big enough to make both these numbers roughly the same.
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30 Mar 2008, 10:50
I scored a 700 a month ago, and it was 92nd percentile...that means that 8% of the scores were 700 or higher. Granted some of those are repeat takers, but I think it is reasonable to assume that relatively few people retake it after scoring 700 or higher.

Also, in response to chineseburned, if you account for the repeat takers, it would mean that LESS THAN 8% of people score 700 or higher.
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30 Mar 2008, 13:00
GMAT_700 wrote:
I have noticed that many people in most of the GMAT forums web sites claim that they got 700 or more.

My question is what percentage of GMAT taker can get 700 or more? Isn't it true that most of the GMAT takers get between 550 - 670!

Even though practice can help increase GMAT score, I think when it comes to answer some questions you either have it or you do not have.

For example, I read Manhattan GMATPrep three times, but I still have some problem with SC. However, I know some people who studied only OG11 for one month, took the exam, and got 700+.

Therefore, we have to be realistic and we have to set a realistic goal (score) for ourselves.

Am I wrong?

I think if you care enough to join a forum and post, odds are that you are trying hard to score well. My experience with online forums is that it caters to that few percent of people who are really passionate about the subject of the forums.

That being said, there is stuff that you can learn by preparing for a long time and there is stuff you cant. While I doubt that the gmat wants to test only innate ability, I have seen enough examples to see that it might be a pretty good factor.
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30 Mar 2008, 13:19
maverick2011 wrote:
I scored a 700 a month ago, and it was 92nd percentile...that means that 8% of the scores were 700 or higher. Granted some of those are repeat takers, but I think it is reasonable to assume that relatively few people retake it after scoring 700 or higher.

Also, in response to chineseburned, if you account for the repeat takers, it would mean that LESS THAN 8% of people score 700 or higher.

Ya thats what I was thinking
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30 Mar 2008, 15:03
I would assume most test repeaters scored less than 700 in their previous attempts. Assuming, they did score over 700 at a later attempt that should drive down the percentile. So, if it said 92% for a 700 score on your report, in reality although only 8% of all test scores in a given period were over 700, the number of people with a highest score of 700+ is probably higher than 8% of all test takers in the period. By how much we can only guess, but I think it's safe to add a couple of percentage points at least for a level of around 700 and below.
The only true percentile would be for scores 770+. Even 760 (the lowest 99% these days) probably includes alot of repeaters who scored less than that previously and assuming 760 is on in the very low 99%s, that means the true number people-wise might be closer to 98%.
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31 Mar 2008, 16:08
on this fourm, it seems like 90% reach 700+
Re: What percentage of GMAT taker get 700 or more?   [#permalink] 31 Mar 2008, 16:08
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