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New post 20 Oct 2019, 08:13
I have given 3 tests from the Veritas series. My scores are as follows:

1) 700 Q 48 (accuracy 55%) , V 38 (accuracy 69 %)
2) 680 Q 47 (accuracy 65%) , V 36 (accuracy 75 %)
3) 680 Q 47 (accuracy 71%) , V 37 (accuracy 58 %)

I know for a fact that my preparation has improved since i gave the first mock. Even so, my scores don't seem to be reflecting that. I had better accuracy in both verbal & quant from test 1 to test 2, yet my score was lower.
I also don't see any pattern in the number of answers i got incorrect consecutively or in the first or second half of the test.

Can someone please explain what is the algorithm like? And how close am i to the actual GMAT? I take the exam in less than 2 weeks.

Would really appreciate a response.

As a side note, i feel your verbal section is very very intense. the RC passages are dense & the questions are really between the lines. Verbal is supposed to be my strength. I have scored V45 twice in some of the other mock tests and 760 on official gmat prep test. It's quite discouraging to get these scores on Veritas tests.
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New post 20 Oct 2019, 09:47
Tanichi - A 60-80 points discrepancy between GMAT Prep and Veritas practice tests is highly unlikely. Did you get a 760 on your first attempt or on retake? Sometime retaking GMAT Prep practice tests surges the score. Veritas Prep has perfected its scoring algorithm over the years and now the scoring is almost perfect. That said, typically, test tests score higher on GMAT Prep than on Vertias Prep because such test-takers are well versed with the pattern of official questions by practicing official guide and GMAT Prep question banks.
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New post 20 Oct 2019, 10:23
Well i did retake the official test & i will admit that some of the questions were familiar..but i did give each one due time & worked out the logic before confirming.
Even so, I was able to score 740/730 on other test papers - manhattan, kaplan, gmat power prep.

How much can i expect on the actual gmat given these variations?
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I have also enrolled to Veritas CATs and so far written 4 tests, difficulty in verbal is a bit high according to me as well as some other folks. But would always prefer official GMAT tests as benchmark for my preparation. other companies' mocks are good for practice.

So my 2 cents. Official GMAT Prep tests for final call(with some variance).
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Tanichi - A 60-80 points discrepancy between GMAT Prep and Veritas practice tests is highly unlikely. Did you get a 760 on your first attempt or on retake? Sometime retaking GMAT Prep practice tests surges the score. Veritas Prep has perfected its scoring algorithm over the years and now the scoring is almost perfect. That said, typically, test tests score higher on GMAT Prep than on Vertias Prep because such test-takers are well versed with the pattern of official questions by practicing official guide and GMAT Prep question banks.



I disagree.

I noticed a similar thing in my scoring when I used Veritas tests. Veritas throws significantly more 'very hard' 700 level problems in the verbal section irrespective of how well you are performing. I actually noticed that Question 3 and 4 are almost ALWAYS 700-800 level in difficulty, leading me to conclude that they use some sort of template for scoring.

Although I've only conducted a desktop research on similar experiences, I'm lead to believe that many lower to mid 700 scorers actually score significantly lower on Veritas than they do on the real thing, so, as the saying goes, take the test score with "a grain of salt" and only as a indication of your weak points.

Here are some similar user experiences:
1. https://gmatclub.com/forum/veritas-manh ... 30763.html
2. https://gmatclub.com/forum/740-q50-v40- ... l#p1561103 --> in Harley's Error log you will see that he scored just a 650 before his Official in which he scored a 740
3. https://www.reddit.com/r/GMAT/comments/ ... ur_scores/ -->There is a user here in your position.
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New post 27 Oct 2019, 21:45
Tanichi let me know how you go with your tests! I'm sitting mine this Fri. I ended up pulling a 680 on the last Veritas test... gave me great relief as I hit 650 constantly across Tests 1-5, then on test 6 I hit 680 lol...
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New post 28 Oct 2019, 00:44
Lolloll...all the very best for the actaul GMAT! Do let know how did the real thing go.

I'm taking my gmat next week...I dont think I wanna give veritas tests in the last week

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Lolloll...all the very best for the actaul GMAT! Do let know how did the real thing go.

I'm taking my gmat next week...I dont think I wanna give veritas tests in the last week

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I'm the exact same, I'm a bit weary about taking tests 4 days before the actual thing lol... Its also the trade off of mental energy. Without failure every time I do a practice test I always lose about 1.5 days to review and analysis etc.
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That's true...so I'm thinking I'll take a couple of days to go through all the mock tests I've done so far..since I've already revised them once..I should now be able to solve the questions properly and be sure to not repeat the same mistakes...
Also ideally it should take less time

I feel it'll be a good revision..instead of fretting over the score..we can focus on the prep. (While we still can) :tongue_opt1
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New post 02 Nov 2019, 06:18
I gave another Veritas test today and got a 750. While that's very encouraging, i'm not sure how with a 53% accuracy i could get a Q50??
Even my verbal accuracy was only 63%..i got 11 questions wrong, still i was able to score a V43.

Is that how the actual GMAT algo works?
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New post 13 Jan 2020, 22:56
Tanichi I've been using the Veritas prep tests as well and noticed a similar issue! Curious to know how much you scored on the actual test and if Veritas prep tests helped in any way. I'm going to be taking the actual GMAT soon.
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New post 06 Jun 2020, 19:43
The ones i took were accurate, also i like the difficulty of the quant ones.
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