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Register now and save up to $200 Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code ## Number of wrong questions This topic has 4 expert replies and 0 member replies neeti2711 Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 22 Sep 2012 Posted: 116 messages Thanked: 3 times #### Number of wrong questions Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:50 pm Roughly how many questions does a 750+ scorer mark wrong? Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums! ### GMAT/MBA Expert DavidG@VeritasPrep Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2295 messages Followed by: 115 members Thanked: 1064 times GMAT Score: 770 Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:38 am neeti2711 wrote: Roughly how many questions does a 750+ scorer mark wrong? The number of questions you miss is only one variable that the algorithm takes into account. The difficulty level of the questions you miss is another important factor, so it's possible that the two test takers could miss the same number of questions, but one could score 100+ points higher than the other. Here's a post summarizing how the scoring works: https://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2010/08/understanding-gmat-scoring-algorithm/ _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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I agree with a lot of what the Veritas article says.

We encourage is that your most effective preparation is content mastery, test taking strategy and optimal mindset, not trying to game or figure out the algorithm. Just do your best...to do your best.

While it's up for discussion between different companies and tutors, we still encourage students getting the first 10 questions correct.

What is your starting score, now?

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Hi neeti2711,

The scoring algorithm on the Official GMAT is far more complicated than most people realize. It takes into account a number of different factors - far more than just the number of correct and incorrect answers - so you can't really think about your score in terms of "how many can I get wrong." Instead, you should try approaching that score goal from the 'bottom-up.' After reviewing your last CAT, how many questions did you get wrong because of a silly/little mistakes? How many of those questions were actually 'gettable?' THOSE questions represent missed points - so eliminating those mistakes from your work is a must to raise your score to the next level.

You reported a couple of 660s on two practice Tests back in August. How have you been scoring on your CATs since then?

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neeti2711 wrote:
Roughly how many questions does a 750+ scorer mark wrong?
I know that hearing "it depends" is frustrating... but it depends!

I will say this: the GMAT is so hard that even experts (except perhaps those getting 800s) will get a handful of questions wrong.

Based on evidence from GMATPrep exams:
- On the Quant section, you could get 5 questions wrong and still get a "perfect" 51.
- On the verbal, you need higher accuracy: 5 wrong (depending on where they fall) would likely drop you to somewhere between a 40-44.

But just remember - there are also EXPERIMENTAL questions that don't count toward your score! You could hypothetically get all of those wrong and still get a perfect 800.

More on scoring here:
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog/2016/05/09/how-many-questions-can-you-get-wrong-on-gmat-quant/?
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog/2017/02/02/4-gmat-myths-busted/

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