Can you please recheck your percentiles.....scored actually more than you verbal...but got an overall score of 720. If you dont believe me...see my post just prior to your post..
I took the GMAT on Nov 11....
Here are my scores
As you can my Quant is exact same as yours....verbal is actually 1 scaled point more than yours, but yet my final score is only 720 less than your score of 730.
Please can you recheck your printed score paper that you recieve when you come out of your exam day......otherwise this is going to kill me through out today....I can't stop thinking....how is this possible?
When i was posting the first post even i was confused but checked on other forums and people have scored exactly the same in Q & V and made it to 730...
Few links below and if u search u can find even more :-http://greschool.com/2009/10/21/i-just-beat-the-gmat-730-q-50-v38/http://www.beatthegmat.com/730-q-50-v38-t47009.htmlhttp://www.pagalguy.com/forum/gmat-and-related-discussions/18120-gmat-730-q50-v38-2.htmlhttp://www.urch.com/forums/just-finished-my-gmat/125040-730-gmat-q50-v38-awa-5-5-retake.htmlhttp://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/retake-the-gmat-730-q50-v38-t7314.html
Also Just Chk this link http://gmatclub.com/forum/700-clubbers-add-your-name-to-the-list-64636.html?view-post=472946#p472946
kman 710 50 38
This guy Kman has exactly the same split up but he scored 710...
Other ppl have also observed the same thing about GMAT scoring (search on other forums)...May be for 51 u need many more answers correct then those for 50 (as a score of 50.5 is not possible), so instead of giving 99% in Quants GMAT awards u by raising ur total score. Because in GMAT 1 number in QV doesnt correspond to 1 correct answer as the difficulty of every question is different( remember these are scaled scores).
These are all my thoughts and ii dont know if i'm thinking in the right direction!