Quantitative Questions

I took the GRE yesterday after studying for a few months. I was consistently getting around 150 or above on the quantitative sections but when I took the actual test I made a 145 and was not getting hardly any questions I’d practiced over and over. When I did practice sections I would get similar questions and got quite good at doing those questions but didn’t see them on the actual test. This was very confusing and disheartening as I put in a lot of effort to study but didn’t end up seeing those same types of questions on the exam. I’m not sure if I was just not doing enough practice tests to get a wider variety of questions or what happened. I just wanted to voice my concern about this because I don’t know if ETS has changed how common each question type is or if they’ve started including things that aren’t in the practice sections often.

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Hi @Maisy, I’m sorry that you didn’t get the score you hoped for, but I’m glad that you reached out. The GRE is a randomized test, both within the sections, as well as across different sections. Our course teaches the techniques covered throughout the sections, but it’s hard for us to write quizzes for every way a concept might be tested on the real exam. Our course is fundamentally about drilling the core techniques, but I can understand how sometimes it’s difficult to draw the connection to not-yet-seen questions sometimes. We are continually writing more quizzes and growing our question bank to give more examples and hopefully a more broad viewpoint on how to apply them to new situations. I’d love to set up a call to hear more detail about your feedback and talk about the best path forward - I’ll email you!

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Hello! I felt the same way about quantitative questions. I took the GRE a couple of days and my score was 143 :frowning: …. I was sad that I didn’t get the score I wanted. I did well on the achievable app where I was getting at least 160 or more. The questions on the exam were completely different than the questions here.

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Hi @Polancas, I’m sorry to hear that as well but also glad to hear your feedback. I’ll DM you in a moment to see if we can set up a call as well - I would love to hear more directly.

We take feedback on improving our courses very seriously and we’re actively working on increasing both the variety and complexity of the questions:

  1. We’ve added about 110 new quant question templates
  2. We have about 200 more planned, at a rate of about 10-20 per week

The new questions are available in our GRE v2 course, which we’re offering for free to anyone who purchased the GRE v1 course - please DM me for additional information.

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I just tested today and had the same experience. I was consistently scoring 163-168 (90%) with time left over on practice Quant sections with Achievable. On the real thing, though, I barely managed 151. The questions were nothing like those on any of the Achievable practice sections (which get repetitive pretty fast!). I scored a 170 on the verbal portion, but came away feeling pretty disappointed with my performance and Achievable’s preparation. Before the test, I actually recommended the program to several people because it seemed very targeted and effective. I’m going to have to rescind (or at least qualify) those recommendations now, unfortunately.

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Hi @F_R, thanks for reaching out with your feedback as well. Success on the actual exam for everyone who uses our program is our topmost priority and it’s been an all-hands-on-deck situation to address these concerns in our new v2 course. I’ll follow up with you directly in a moment as well.