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Post Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:38 pm
What is the numberical range that corresponds to the "easy" "medium" and "hard" questions in the Gmat prep and gmat prep powerpack? Thank you.

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Hello, Yourshail123. I thought I replied to this already, but I don't see my answer, so I will answer you again:

The difficulty level of a single question in GMATPrep® is derived from item statistics which are collected when the question was tested. We use these statistics to determine whether a question is easy, medium or hard. Your GMAT® exam score, however, is derived from your performance on all the questions in the GMAT® exam. As a single question won’t directly correlate to a final score, we use the easy, medium, and hard categorisations so that you have an idea of your general performance. So, I cannot provide the exact answer you are looking for-a definitive correlation-but I hope this helps to answer your question. Thank you for asking!

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Rebecca,
Let me restate this question, would you be able to tell the range for these level (as in OG and GMAT Prep Ques Bank) -
Hard: Range 700-800, Medium: Range 600-700, Easy: Range 500-600.

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Post Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:11 pm
Hello, Yourshail123. I thought I replied to this already, but I don't see my answer, so I will answer you again:

The difficulty level of a single question in GMATPrep® is derived from item statistics which are collected when the question was tested. We use these statistics to determine whether a question is easy, medium or hard. Your GMAT® exam score, however, is derived from your performance on all the questions in the GMAT® exam. As a single question won’t directly correlate to a final score, we use the easy, medium, and hard categorisations so that you have an idea of your general performance. So, I cannot provide the exact answer you are looking for-a definitive correlation-but I hope this helps to answer your question. Thank you for asking!

I hope this helps,
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:44 am
Rebecca,
Let me restate this question, would you be able to tell the range for these level (as in OG and GMAT Prep Ques Bank) -
Hard: Range 700-800, Medium: Range 600-700, Easy: Range 500-600.

Thanks!!

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