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How is the GMAT scored?

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How is the GMAT scored?

by AkankshaBlahblah » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:02 pm
Hi- I wrote my GMAT a couple of days back as a second attempt. After my first attempt went terribly, I took about a month to prepare again and took the in-person test. While the test was going on, I was fairly certain that I was getting the answers right. In the quant section especially, I was so sure that I got most of them right, so I was expecting somewhere around Q45 or Q46. However, when the test ended, I found that I had received Q33, which is really something I can't comprehend. I am sure that my quant section was not a bungle, so there must be something that I am not getting.

Can anyone please help me understand how the GMAT section is scored? That would be a great help for me to take care of every error.

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Re: How is the GMAT scored?

by danyll » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Your Score Report – The Details You may be tempted to pay attention only to your Total score, but the other scores are also meaningful. Those scores offer you and the programs receiving your scores insight into your strengths and areas for development.

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Re: How is the GMAT scored?

by [email protected] » Sat Dec 17, 2022 12:23 pm
It is an adaptive test. So as you get more questions right, the test should feel more difficult. If you get them wrong, the questions will get easier. You'd have to study how adaptive tests work to truly get an understanding of it, but generally the exam finds your ability until you are getting a question right and then the next one wrong as it finds your specific ability level. Does that help?
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