How did you feel about the October test?

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HarmonicDog
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How did you feel about the October test?

Post by HarmonicDog » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:38 pm

For me it's slightly harder than the September one. I made nearly 12 guesses. :oops:

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by jamest03 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:00 pm

I think it's easier than the sept one :)

CoronalRain
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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by CoronalRain » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:01 pm

I think the difficulty was about on par with the September test. Most of the first 40 questions were straightforward and similar to the practice material available online. After question 40, the difficulty increased significantly. You really have to speed through the first portion if you want any hope of tackling the last 20-25 questions.

I think I did slightly better than in September, mostly because I was more prepared this time around. Hopefully I don't get blindsided 5 weeks from now!

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by juggudada » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:15 am

Upon returning home I realised that I made 4 silly mistakes ( one of which involved taking sin(60) to be 1/2). Any idea as to what raw score might be needed to break the 750 score barrier? Any help in this regard would be deeply appreciated.

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by Dopeboyz » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:25 am

juggudada wrote:Upon returning home I realised that I made 4 silly mistakes ( one of which involved taking sin(60) to be 1/2). Any idea as to what raw score might be needed to break the 750 score barrier? Any help in this regard would be deeply appreciated.
Depends on the test form you were given.

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by juggudada » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:13 pm

Dopeboyz wrote:
juggudada wrote:Upon returning home I realised that I made 4 silly mistakes ( one of which involved taking sin(60) to be 1/2). Any idea as to what raw score might be needed to break the 750 score barrier? Any help in this regard would be deeply appreciated.
Depends on the test form you were given.
Test form means?

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by lovish1996 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:07 am

I personally feel that the first 50 questions were achievable enough. On the contrary there were some tricky questions at the end. Overall paper was not that tough if you are well prepared. If you solved earlier questions at a fast pace, then you will be able to get sufficient time for solving trickier question. I had to guess last few questions due to less time left. How is 750 as a scaled score?

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by CoronalRain » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:34 am

juggudada wrote:Upon returning home I realised that I made 4 silly mistakes ( one of which involved taking sin(60) to be 1/2). Any idea as to what raw score might be needed to break the 750 score barrier? Any help in this regard would be deeply appreciated.
Check this conversion chart out. It's just an approximation, so take it with a grain of salt. But a 750 should correspond to ~42 correct. https://www.mathsub.com/wp-content/uplo ... -chart.pdf

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by OR_NOT_AND » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:40 pm

Are the results going to come out soon? :shock:

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by sharonmat » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:49 pm

OR_NOT_AND wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:40 pm
Are the results going to come out soon? :shock:
I think so, the official website said that the result will come out on 25th

CoronalRain
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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by CoronalRain » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:34 am

sharonmat wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:49 pm
OR_NOT_AND wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:40 pm
Are the results going to come out soon? :shock:
I think so, the official website said that the result will come out on 25th
If past experience is any indicator, they should be coming out tonight. Like, within a couple hours.

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by CoronalRain » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:22 am

Yup, scores are out! Good luck, everyone.

MR C00L
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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by MR C00L » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:38 am

Results are out... But somehow I didn't get a confirmation email yet. Does that mean that the scores are not final?

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by sharonmat » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:34 am

MR C00L wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:38 am
Results are out... But somehow I didn't get a confirmation email yet. Does that mean that the scores are not final?
I don't know, I receive the email notification and check the ETS website.

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by sharonmat » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:38 am

Somehow I found that this unofficial conversion(https://www.mathsub.com/wp-content/uplo ... -chart.pdf) is really accurate, at least my raw score and percentage match, but I don't remember that I made a lot of mistakes as this conversion-chart indicate.. :(

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by Junaid456 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:43 pm

sharonmat wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:38 am
Somehow I found that this unofficial conversion(https://www.mathsub.com/wp-content/uplo ... -chart.pdf) is really accurate, at least my raw score and percentage match, but I don't remember that I made a lot of mistakes as this conversion-chart indicate.. :(
From my experience, I think the column for the GR 1768 exam is still being used. I got 760 (71%) this time around, and I would be surprised if I got 43/66 correct for this score. I think I got 47/66, which gives me this score. I was expecting a higher score in September as well following the unofficial conversion chart, so I think the GR 1768 column is being used. If not, I guess I screwed up more than I think.

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by gretaw » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:49 pm

Does anyone know how do we access our raw score (number of questions correct out of 66)?

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by sharonmat » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:58 pm

Junaid456 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:43 pm
sharonmat wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:38 am
Somehow I found that this unofficial conversion(https://www.mathsub.com/wp-content/uplo ... -chart.pdf) is really accurate, at least my raw score and percentage match, but I don't remember that I made a lot of mistakes as this conversion-chart indicate.. :(
From my experience, I think the column for the GR 1768 exam is still being used. I got 760 (71%) this time around, and I would be surprised if I got 43/66 correct for this score. I think I got 47/66, which gives me this score. I was expecting a higher score in September as well following the unofficial conversion chart, so I think the GR 1768 column is being used. If not, I guess I screwed up more than I think.
Yep, based on this conversion, I got 54/66, but I thought my raw score should be around 56. Since after the exam, I discussed with my friends and recalled about 2/3 questions in the whole exam

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by HarmonicDog » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:38 pm

:shock:
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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by DMAshura » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:17 pm

Thank you everyone for your feedback. I'll take it into account and try to revise my scale as best as I can — keep in mind, the part about raw score is entirely guesswork, because that data is never released by the ETS. (They have to keep an air of mystery somehow, don't they? Can't have people knowing exactly how they're scored...)

I actually took the test again this October (to keep current and see what new material they've added), and I got a 970 (99th percentile). I know for a fact that I very much guessed on the last question, and there was another question that I made an educated guess based on numerical data. So it's possible that one could get a 970 even with not a perfect raw score.

So, just to make sure I'm understanding everyone correctly, the suggestion is that the raw score to percentile conversion should be closer to the one from GR1768? The available scaled scores are certainly different, but I could adjust accordingly.

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by fluffball » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:41 pm

I got 800 on the October test too and it felt like I missed about a dozen questions. So I concur that the raw score was around 54.

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by Junaid456 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:31 pm

DMAshura wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:17 pm
Thank you everyone for your feedback. I'll take it into account and try to revise my scale as best as I can — keep in mind, the part about raw score is entirely guesswork, because that data is never released by the ETS. (They have to keep an air of mystery somehow, don't they? Can't have people knowing exactly how they're scored...)

I actually took the test again this October (to keep current and see what new material they've added), and I got a 970 (99th percentile). I know for a fact that I very much guessed on the last question, and there was another question that I made an educated guess based on numerical data. So it's possible that one could get a 970 even with not a perfect raw score.

So, just to make sure I'm understanding everyone correctly, the suggestion is that the raw score to percentile conversion should be closer to the one from GR1768? The available scaled scores are certainly different, but I could adjust accordingly.
Yes, I concur with the previous posts as well. My prediction of my raw score seems to align with the data in the GR 1768 column. I think I got around 47, and missed out on my target score of 78-80% by missing out on 3-4 problems. I just couldn't do 'damage control' on the exam, and get problems correct which I otherwise should have gotten correct.

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by CoronalRain » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:18 pm

I guess I'll add my experience here as well. After taking the October test, I estimated I got 45-48 correct. It turns out, I scored a 760 (71st percentile). That aligns pretty well with the GR1768 scale.

However, I should note that it's entirely possible we're all over-estimating our performance. Maybe we missed more questions than we thought :roll:

By the way, thanks for your website, DMAshura. It was my go-to resource for mGRE prep. Very helpful!

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by sharonmat » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:24 pm

CoronalRain wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:18 pm
I guess I'll add my experience here as well. After taking the October test, I estimated I got 45-48 correct. It turns out, I scored a 760 (71st percentile). That aligns pretty well with the GR1768 scale.

However, I should note that it's entirely possible we're all over-estimating our performance. Maybe we missed more questions than we thought :roll:

By the way, thanks for your website, DMAshura. It was my go-to resource for mGRE prep. Very helpful!
Yep, I just checked the scale on 1768 and it turned out match my guess pretty well, I guessed I make mistakes on 10 questions, i.e. 56/66 just match what the 1768 said.

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Re: How did you feel about the October test?

Post by nacharon » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:41 pm

I got 890 (92%) on the October test, and I am pretty sure that I answered at least 8 questions incorrectly, so I think the first column in the table is actually very precise. On the other hand, as someone already said, it is very easy to overestimate the own performance here..



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