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scoring 800

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mehrabounr Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
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Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:42 am
In all GMAT materials out there, it is mentioned that about 50 out of 200,000 get a score of 800.

How does a person get 800?

I mean, it's said that the quant and verbal scoring range from 0 to 60. What is the sectional scores for someone with 800 score? IS it 60&60 so he/she has gotten 800?

I have never seen a sectional score over 51. Should i assume that it doesn't exist and 51 is the perfect score? Like, a person with 800 score has 51Q & 51 V?

Can you help me understand this? Perfect scoring in total (800) and in each sections (0-60)?

I just can't get how it works. In school and such if you answer all questions you get a full score.If not you get partial.
There's only 1 occasion that's different. The exam is so hard that noone gets all questions right. for example from 20, the top student gets 18 and the rest are below this. So the teacher or professor, puts these scores on a scale. The 18 becomes the new 20(the highest achievable score)
Do you know what i mean?

Is GMAT like that? 800 is the perfect score or just the highest achievable?

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Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:52 pm
it was compiled here on the gmatclub site: http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-scores-83890.html

The thing to keep in mind, like I said above, is that someone with my score (Q 48, V 42) could, for example, get a 730 or a 720 or a 710 or a 740. It depends on other computations that obviously GMAC will never release.

I don't have any data on 800 scores, so you could email the poster to have him update it based on your experiences!

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Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:20 pm
machichi wrote:
it was compiled here on the gmatclub site: http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-scores-83890.html

The thing to keep in mind, like I said above, is that someone with my score (Q 48, V 42) could, for example, get a 730 or a 720 or a 710 or a 740. It depends on other computations that obviously GMAC will never release.

I don't have any data on 800 scores, so you could email the poster to have him update it based on your experiences!
That table was first posted in this thread:

www.beatthegmat.com/conversion-of-q-and-v-raw-scores-into-gmat-score-t67901.html

and if you read that thread, the person who made the table concedes that it isn't reliable for extreme scores. So one shouldn't draw conclusions from that table about what score combinations produce an 800 result. In fact, I've never seen any score combination besides Q51/V51 produce an 800 score, and I've even read one debrief from a test taker with a Q51/V51 breakdown and a 790 overall score (if you just google those numbers, you'll find it too). I'd be very surprised if it were possible to get an 800 without 51 scaled scores in both sections.

And yes, it is true that identical Q/V scaled scores can produce different results out of 800, since scaled scores are rounded off to whole numbers, but the score out of 800 is derived from the scaled scores before any rounding is done, which is yet another reason why any table of the type posted above will at least sometimes be inaccurate.

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it was compiled here on the gmatclub site: http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-scores-83890.html

The thing to keep in mind, like I said above, is that someone with my score (Q 48, V 42) could, for example, get a 730 or a 720 or a 710 or a 740. It depends on other computations that obviously GMAC will never release.

I don't have any data on 800 scores, so you could email the poster to have him update it based on your experiences!

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Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:20 pm
machichi wrote:
it was compiled here on the gmatclub site: http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-scores-83890.html

The thing to keep in mind, like I said above, is that someone with my score (Q 48, V 42) could, for example, get a 730 or a 720 or a 710 or a 740. It depends on other computations that obviously GMAC will never release.

I don't have any data on 800 scores, so you could email the poster to have him update it based on your experiences!
That table was first posted in this thread:

www.beatthegmat.com/conversion-of-q-and-v-raw-scores-into-gmat-score-t67901.html

and if you read that thread, the person who made the table concedes that it isn't reliable for extreme scores. So one shouldn't draw conclusions from that table about what score combinations produce an 800 result. In fact, I've never seen any score combination besides Q51/V51 produce an 800 score, and I've even read one debrief from a test taker with a Q51/V51 breakdown and a 790 overall score (if you just google those numbers, you'll find it too). I'd be very surprised if it were possible to get an 800 without 51 scaled scores in both sections.

And yes, it is true that identical Q/V scaled scores can produce different results out of 800, since scaled scores are rounded off to whole numbers, but the score out of 800 is derived from the scaled scores before any rounding is done, which is yet another reason why any table of the type posted above will at least sometimes be inaccurate.

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Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:50 am
machichi wrote:
It's the highest achievable. The test is now officially out of 51 for each section I believe. You can get a 50 in both and get an 800.

Look at the chart in my blog: http://mbabreakaway.blogspot.com/2012/07/gmat-coconuts.html
machichi, where is that table from? I ask because it does not match up well at all with data I've collected from real GMAT score reports. I'm almost entirely sure most of the score combinations that table suggests should give an 800 score will never produce an 800 score on the actual GMAT (I know of test takers with Q50/V51 and Q51/V50 splits, and they've all gotten 790 scores).

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