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Has the GMAT scale changed?

by SusanS839 Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:11 pm

Hi, about three weeks ago I scored 41 Verbal, 49 Quant on the Official GMAT Practice Exam #1 - this came out to a 740. Last night I again scored a 41 Verbal, 49 Quant on the Official GMAT Practice Exam #2 - this came out to a 730.

Have they changed the scaling in the last couple of weeks?
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Re: Has the GMAT scale changed?

by StaceyKoprince Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:25 pm

Due to the way the scoring system works, any pairing of Q and V scores can map to up to 3 different total (3-digit) scores.

If you are curious as to why, take a look here:
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... 700-score/

But, short answer: No, nothing is wrong and nothing has changed. That's just how the test works.

Finally: Nice job! Good luck on the real thing! :D
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Re: Has the GMAT scale changed?

by SusanS839 Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:59 pm

Stacey I am *literally* honored that you answered my question. Thanks for the good luck. Have taken the exam once already (very soon after that 740) but unfortunately did not get similar results at all. Here goes try #2...
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Re: Has the GMAT scale changed?

by SusanS839 Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:00 pm

Apologies, also I meant to say thank you for the explanation and that information is very helpful.
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Re: Has the GMAT scale changed?

by StaceyKoprince Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:39 pm

You are very welcome!
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