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Possible ? 650 in MGMAT, but half of both Q anv V were wrong

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I see the total score as 47V and 32Q... was Happy.....but in both Q and V almost half of my answers are incorrect... but then became sad.... Although i see that the difficulty level of most of the questions is 700-800....
Is there something wrong with software which is calculating the score or should i be happy that i could score OK in a tough test...

Please help.. i am confused...

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by beatthegmat » Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:00 pm
I would dig into some of Stacey Koprince's old posts regarding this subject. It's certainly possible for people to get a lot of questions wrong on the test yet still end up with a top score.

My advice is to not worry about the algorithm or hit rates. Instead, focus on the questions you got wrong, analyze your weaknesses, and improve upon them. A lot of folks worry about details regarding GMAT scoring, but trust me it's not worth worrying about.

Good luck!
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by Stacey Koprince » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:06 am
Everyone gets about half of the questions right and about half wrong, regardless of the score. This test is not scored the way we're used to tests being scored.

As Eric said, poke around and read some of the old posts on this topic - we've discussed this quite a bit.

But think of the test this way: it's trying to find the level at which you answer about half the questions right and half wrong - that's your score. NOT the level at which you get everything right. (Because, after all, that doesn't actually tell you much - if you can answer 100% of 500-level questions right, is that your score? Maybe you can also answer 100% of 600-level questions right? So this test instead looks for each person's "50/50" level, which varies according to the person's ability, to determine the score.)
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rchadha7 wrote:I see the total score as 47V and 32Q... was Happy.....but in both Q and V almost half of my answers are incorrect... but then became sad.... Although i see that the difficulty level of most of the questions is 700-800....
Is there something wrong with software which is calculating the score or should i be happy that i could score OK in a tough test...

Please help.. i am confused...
Thanks you Eric and Stacey, i am kind of relieved to hear this. And ya this site rocks, always got an answer !!

My D-day is couple of weeks so focusing more on GmatPrep and beatthegmant from now on.

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by beatthegmat » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:49 pm
Keep us posted. :)
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