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Accuracy of GMAT Full Length CAT

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indianrooney Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Accuracy of GMAT Full Length CAT

Post Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:48 pm
Hello everyone!

I have my GMAT scheduled on 21st July 2017
I have been giving Full length CATs and the scores are as follows.
VERITAS-CAT: 8th April: 620 Q43 V32
VERITAS-CAT: April 15: 650 Q45 V34
GMAT Prep 1: April 26th: 620 Q42 V34
VERITAS-CAT: May 6th: 640 Q44 V34
MGMAT - CAT:27th May : 600 Q36 V35
As you can see, there are few irregularities regarding the final score. My target is 720.
I dont know which score to believe, Veritas or MGMAT.
I found that GMATPrep quant was more difficult than Veritas.

Can any expert help me out?
On verge of tears.

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Post Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:25 am
indianrooney wrote:
Hello everyone!

I have my GMAT scheduled on 21st July 2017
I have been giving Full length CATs and the scores are as follows.
VERITAS-CAT: 8th April: 620 Q43 V32
VERITAS-CAT: April 15: 650 Q45 V34
GMAT Prep 1: April 26th: 620 Q42 V34
VERITAS-CAT: May 6th: 640 Q44 V34
MGMAT - CAT:27th May : 600 Q36 V35
As you can see, there are few irregularities regarding the final score. My target is 720.
I dont know which score to believe, Veritas or MGMAT.
I found that GMATPrep quant was more difficult than Veritas.

Can any expert help me out?
On verge of tears.
It's not a matter of knowing which score is most reflective of your current ability - even within the official tests from mba.com, a fair amount of fluctuation is inevitable. What you look for is a general scoring trend, and your tests have all been in a relatively narrow band. Your goal is to jump from scores in the 600-650 to scores in the 700-750 range within 6-7 weeks. It's a very doable goal. Start by reviewing the five tests you've already taken. Look for trends. Were there certain q-types that you tended to struggle on? Were the mistakes issues with fundamental understanding or were they mostly careless? Were there timing issues? Boil down your analysis to 4-5 concrete takeaways. Do some drills in problem areas, Then hit your next practice test. Keep us posted.

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Post Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:17 pm
Thank you.
I will try what you suggested. Will keep you posted

Post Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:52 pm
To add to what David said, score fluctuation (or some might say 'margin of error') is generally understood to be between +/- 20 pts and +/- 30 pts. Therefore, a 50 pt range of scores is not 'irregular' at all, but perfectly expected.

Anecdotally, many people find Mprep's CATs a bit more challenging than the official test, but that shouldn't make a difference of more than a point or two on the quant.

To achieve consistency, make sure you're carefully tracking your careless errors: https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog/2013/01/18/the-worst-mistake-you-can-make-in-gmat-studying/

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