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Post Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:36 pm
I just completed OG 11 using MGMAT SC prep (no doubt king of SC prep). As I analyzed the questions I got wrong, hit rate and number of questions the following became apparent.

Total number of actual questions = 138

The stats below show the number of questions testing the specific Q type (bracket shows per cent of total question types tested).
Concision & Clarity 11 (7%)
Subject Verb Agreement 15 (10%)
Verb Tense, Mood, Voice 17 (11%)
Pronouns 9 (6%)
Modifiers 17 (11%)
Parallelism 36 (24%)
Comparisons 27 (18%)
Idioms 13 (9%)
Odds & Ends 6 (67%)

Total number of question types = 151 (since more difficult questions test more than one type).

My question is from the above stats can one assume that the bulk of testing will be Parallelism and Comparisons (42%)?

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Post Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:14 pm
nislam wrote:
I just completed OG 11 using MGMAT SC prep (no doubt king of SC prep). As I analyzed the questions I got wrong, hit rate and number of questions the following became apparent.

Total number of actual questions = 138

The stats below show the number of questions testing the specific Q type (bracket shows per cent of total question types tested).
Concision & Clarity 11 (7%)
Subject Verb Agreement 15 (10%)
Verb Tense, Mood, Voice 17 (11%)
Pronouns 9 (6%)
Modifiers 17 (11%)
Parallelism 36 (24%)
Comparisons 27 (18%)
Idioms 13 (9%)
Odds & Ends 6 (67%)

Total number of question types = 151 (since more difficult questions test more than one type).

My question is from the above stats can one assume that the bulk of testing will be Parallelism and Comparisons (42%)?
Great analysis, nislam!

I think you can assume that the a large part of the GMAT verbal will be testing parallelism and comparisons. This seems true of my prep experience as well as my actual GMAT.

Good luck and thanks for sharing this!

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