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Register now and save up to $200 Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code ## Verbal Score stuck around 30 This topic has 1 expert reply and 2 member replies ruhi_m Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Joined 15 Jan 2016 Posted: 1 messages #### Verbal Score stuck around 30 Fri May 06, 2016 5:07 am Hi, I am following the 60 Day program and I gave the Veritas practice test yesterday. Even though I got only 9 questions wrong out of 41, my score was 30. How is the score calculated and what can I do to boost my score? Thanks! RM Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums! OptimusPrep Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 13 Mar 2015 Posted: 410 messages Followed by: 7 members Upvotes: 120 GMAT Score: 770 Top Reply Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:12 pm ruhi_m wrote: Hi, I am following the 60 Day program and I gave the Veritas practice test yesterday. Even though I got only 9 questions wrong out of 41, my score was 30. How is the score calculated and what can I do to boost my score? Thanks! RM Hi RM, The best suggestion I can give is to not to pay attention on the number of questions that you get wrong. The GMAT algorithm is quite complex and it is better if left alone. What you should focus on is to get more questions correct. I think Marty Murray has explained the algorith excellently. Having said this, focus more on the the initial 10 questions to build your score at a higher level. To improve your verbal in general, you can take a look at the following tips: You need to find your pain areas and then remove them by drilling down deep in each problem type. SC: The questions test various concepts such as S-V agreement, modifiers, parallelism etc. Find out what troubles you. CR: There might be certain types of questions that are troubling you. May be Assumption, may be conclusion, inference etc. You need to find that out and then practice them RC: This again can be drilled down into different types of questions and also different topics. See what questions and topics trouble you the most and then practice accordingly. As an addition, start preparing an error log and keep a note of all the mistakes you made and the lessons you learnt from the problems. This will ensure you do not make the same mistake again. Make sure you complete all of the OG and the Verbal review and if required, you can buy the Question pack1 from mba.com _________________ Ankur 99th Percentile GMAT Tutor | Optimus Prepâ„¢ Optimus Prepâ„¢ GMAT Courses: www.Optimus-Prep.com/GMAT Free Online Trial Hour: http://www.optimus-prep.com/request-free-online-trial-hour/ Free GMAT Study Plan: http://www.optimus-prep.com/ebook/ Optimus Prepâ„¢ Rates: GMAT Private Tutoring Online:$80-100/hr.*
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Fri May 06, 2016 5:55 am
ruhi_m wrote:
Hi,

I am following the 60 Day program and I gave the Veritas practice test yesterday. Even though I got only 9 questions wrong out of 41, my score was 30.

How is the score calculated and what can I do to boost my score?

Thanks!
RM
You can see a nice summary for how we model the algorithm here: http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2013/07/gmat-tip-of-the-week-stop-counting-rights-and-wrongs-in-your-gmat-practice-tests/

The thing to bear in mind is that the number of questions you miss is just one factor involved in computing a raw score - the difficulty level of those questions is another important factor. Essentially, you'll want to make sure you're not missing questions that the algorithm deems to be on the easier side. But mostly, don't read too much into a single data point. Review your test, come up with a couple of strategic tweaks you can make before you take the next one, and pay attention to broader scoring trends.

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