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GMATPrep Practice Exams (retake?)

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renatofarias Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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GMATPrep Practice Exams (retake?)

Post Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:55 pm
Hi, I have done 4 practice exams from the official GMATPrep software between November and December 2016. I haven't reached the score I want yet, so I'm back on the studies.

My question is: If I have taken the practice exam 4 times is it worthit to buy the GMAT Prep Exam Pack 1 and Pack 2 and retake them?! Or the questions will be the same?

Thanks

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Post Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:30 am
Most students need to do more than 4 CATs to sufficiently prepare for the exam. In order to get a sense of all the content tested, and to practice timing sensibility, guessing strategies, and decision-making, you need to have taken enough exams to feel comfortable.

You probably won't remember that questions that you saw back in Nov/Dec, but yes - a lot of them will be the same. You shouldn't need to re-purchase them, though. If you purchased them once, you should have the software installed, and you can simply re-take them. You should also note that there are SIX practice tests available from GMAC:
- 2 that come free with the free software: http://www.beatthegmat.com/a-place-to-start-t293783.html#786920
- And 2 exam packs with 2 exams each, available for purchase: http://www.mba.com/us/store/store-catalog/gmat-preparation/gmatprep-exam-collection.aspx
Each of these 6 exams has a discrete pool of questions.

However, I would recommend purchasing an exam pack from a top test prep company for several reasons:
- you get detailed answer explanations (GMAC does not provide these)
- you get detailed analytics, tracking your accuracy and timing by question type and topic across exams (GMAC does not do this)

Of course I recommend Manhattan Prep, but any top company will provide useful practice. If you're interested, you can purchase the exam pack of 6+ exams from Manhattan Prep GMAT for less than you would have spent on 4 exams (with no answer explanations or analytics) from GMAC: https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/store/online-resources/gmat-online-practice-tests/

Good luck!

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