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by shovan85 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:19 pm
kvcpk wrote:
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Hi Shovan,

Is it a 33 in Verbal and 50 in Quant??
Well Quant u r correct Verbal is 37 ... Mistakes are more in SC and CR then RC

I am sucpicious about RC though as they may have more weightage it seems

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by kvcpk » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:23 pm
shovan85 wrote:
Well Quant u r correct Verbal is 37 ... Mistakes are more in SC and CR then RC

I am sucpicious about RC though as they may have more weightage it seems
Interesting. Look at my post above, I scored a 36 with 1 mistake in RC, 2 in CR and 6 in SC. total only 9 mistakes.

Can you tell me how many mistakes in each section you made?
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by shovan85 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:28 pm
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Well Quant u r correct Verbal is 37 ... Mistakes are more in SC and CR then RC

I am sucpicious about RC though as they may have more weightage it seems
Interesting. Look at my post above, I scored a 36 with 1 mistake in RC, 2 in CR and 6 in SC. total only 9 mistakes.

Can you tell me how many mistakes in each section you made?
Sorry Dude!! Gave u false info first I felt I did well in RC.. again ****ed up.

RC: 5 CR: 2 SC: 5 Incorrect.

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by kvcpk » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:49 pm
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Sorry Dude!! Gave u false info first I felt I did well in RC.. again ****ed up.

RC: 5 CR: 2 SC: 5 Incorrect.

Sent u a Private message...
Hey, thats ok..

Can you tell me the question numbers for the incorrect ones. and also type of qn.

Like: 2-SC,6-RC,14-SC,etc..
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by shovan85 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:37 am
690 :( Q50 V31 [RC - 3 wrong SC - 6 wrong CR - 3 wrong]
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by [email protected] » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:35 pm
interesting idea. I'll try to post one of my old tests here in the next couple days
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by [email protected] » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:52 pm
Daniel Heart wrote:interesting idea. I'll try to post one of my old tests here in the next couple days
I opened up the program, but the tests had been deleted...
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by [email protected] » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:31 am
e-GMAT wrote:Hi guys,

This is some of the most extensive work that I have seen. You guys seem to be on the right path to discovery. I would only like to add one more piece of information. To ensure that your results are consistent, please make sure that you do these simulations on this year's GMAT prep; i.e. GMAT prep that was released in April 2010. The GMAT prep released prior to was a lot more adaptive and more agnostic to mistakes early on. Also, ensure that someone is taking this data and summarizing the results for everyone's benefit.

Let me know if you need some help!!

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by pkit » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:07 pm
690 Q47 V37, in verbal wrong, total -12 : RC 7, CR 3 SC 2.
3 out of 4 RC appeared up to 20th question, and before 20th question I had 1 or 2 SC.

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by paddle_sweep » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:09 pm
selango wrote:Govi,

These are the verbal scores compiled from Hardik's score sheet.


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Govi bhai,

Good analysis and initiative. I have one question based on Hardik's results. It seems, from this data, the overall performance matters more than the number of rights/wrongs in the initial few questions. Did you get a chance to analyse Hardik's data?

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by kola_member » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:49 am
pkit wrote:690 Q47 V37, in verbal wrong, total -12 : RC 7, CR 3 SC 2.
3 out of 4 RC appeared up to 20th question, and before 20th question I had 1 or 2 SC.

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I feel SC has a higher weighting than RC. I got total 12 wrong but got a score of 33 in verbal ,(SC-6, RC- 3. CR-3). compared to your 37. Did the higher number of SC questions wrong had at least a partial effect ?

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by jainrahul1985 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:54 am
How to know which version of GMAT I have installed in my PC .

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by aspire_mba2013 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:44 am
Just go the www.gmat.com and install the latest test.
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by rishab1988 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:09 pm
Hi guys

Amazing study going on.

Now I don't remember exactly the data of 8 GMATPrep CATs that I taken,but I do remember that I never got more than 2-3 SC incorrect 1-2 CR incorrect.

For my split used to :

2 SC 1 CR 3 RC -44
1 SC 1 CR 2 RC -46
2 SC 1 CR 4 RC - 41

3 SC 3 CR 6 RC -39 [shocking isn't it].
3 SC 3 CR 7 RC -38 !

After reading some people's posts that they got bombed after crossing 10 incorrect question mark,I asked those guys how many were RC and invariably most answered that the no of incorrect questions were RC.

My logic goes this way:

Since SC is the most learn-able part in verbal ,it is highly likely that the SC question that you got wrong might have been answered correctly by others.

Next comes CR.You can build accuracy in CR after a lot of practice.So getting a CR question wrong penalizes less than a SC.

Next comes RC.I believe that this is the least learn-able part in the verbal.A persons' RC ability 90% of the times stays the same no matter how many questions he practices.That's why getting a RC incorrect penalizes you the least.Remember 50% of the test takers[not givers as most international students say.lol] are non-native people! Most of those people can improve their SC ability by using prep guides such as MGMAT SC strategy guide etc.,but most of the people find it difficult to improve their RC skills.You can't improve them overnight!

Btw did I mention that I got a 40 on verbal with even 9 questions incorrect!

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by gmat1011 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:11 am
interesting stuff...

this is GMAT prep 1; verbal 48 - I got 2 wrong... some of them were repeats so there is inflation going on...
I saw someone above had 3 wrong and the score was knocked down to 45... any progress on this analysis?
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