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Kaplan GMAT Online Practice Test: Score doesn't make sense

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Kaplan GMAT Online Practice Test: Score doesn't make sense

Post Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:29 am
Hi,

I just gave Kaplan's online practice test today. I got 700 (92%). I want to get 750+, but that's not the point.

What confuses me is that my individual scores on Quant and Verbal are in much higher percentiles, but why they don't add up to a higher score on the complete test.

Q: scaled score of 46. 96th percentile. 3 incorrect out of 37 (92% accuracy).
V: scaled score of 42. 95th percentile. 7 incorrect out of 41 (83% accuracy)

If my individual scaled scores are this high, how come my total score is lower? Would be glad if anyone from Kaplan can shed some light on this.

Thanks, H

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Post Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:51 am
Hi!

I've forwarded your query on to someone from our CAT development team - someone should reply in the next couple of days.

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Post Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:12 am
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Hi,

Q: scaled score of 46. 96th percentile. 3 incorrect out of 37 (92% accuracy).
V: scaled score of 42. 95th percentile. 7 incorrect out of 41 (83% accuracy)
3 incorrect out of 37 should give you 50-51 on GMATprep
7 incorrect out of 41 should give you anywhere between 42- 44 on GMATprep

Thus, your overall score should be somewhere between 740-760

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Post Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:01 am
Hi

I took the online kaplan test and got 660 as my score. i heard that kap test are generally tougher and felt the same. Is there some kind of points that i need to add to 660 to guesstimate my gmat score

92 percent in quant and 48 percent in verbal. IR was as bad as 2 on 8
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Post Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:28 am
HI manasgoswami,

I PMed you a response already, since you sent me a message, but to reiterate--Kaplan's 200-800 scores are reliable according to our tests, and you don't need to worry about adding or subtracting to get a "real" score. You can take your Kaplan score at face value!

Best,

Eli

P.S. A general reminder to students: check the dates of the threads you're posting in. The last post in this thread was almost three years ago. Usually, it's better to make a new thread than to post in one so old.

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