GMAT Error Logs and Tracking Tools

Be sure to track your errors. One of the most common mistakes that GMAT test takers make when preparing for the GMAT is that they do not spend time to track their performance on practice problems/tests. It’s absolutely critical to keep a log of your errors in order to determine your strengths and weaknesses; this will allow you to tailor your GMAT prep to ensure to focus on the specific subjects where you need the most help.

Here are two articles you should read on keeping error logs:

The Beat The GMAT Staff has developed these custom error logs to help you in your GMAT studies.

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Mistake Tracker Tool

Description: This Mistake Tracker is one of the keys to scoring at a significantly higher level. This tool will help you define exactly WHY you’re getting questions wrong (rather than a mere count of the content areas you missed the most questions in). By defining your error types, you can learn how to eliminate the mistakes from your work and hone your skill to generate the missing points you’re looking for.

Action Steps:

  1. Input your results, question-by-question, into the Mistake Tracker Tool.
  2. Look at your top 3 tactical mistakes mistakes carefully. Fixing the underlying sources of these mistakes is a key driver of score improvement. Read the specific advice in the “How to Fix Mistake Sources” tab extremely carefully, and be ready to start deploying it immediately.
  3. Rework questions and assignments as noted. Remember, you’re looking to build new skills and eliminate little mistakes and quirks from your work. That mending process requires that you commit to CHANGING your habits, and reworking the questions you missed is by far the most powerful way to do so. By repeating this process after each CAT and quiz, you will be ready to perform at your highest level on Test Day.

Microsoft Excel (REQUIRED)

Step 1: Download interactive Mistake Tracker spreadsheet
The button should say Download Excel Mistake Tracker Spreadsheet
Step 2: Open the Mistake Tracker, and click Enable Editing at the top of the page
Step 3: Click Enable Content at the top of the page

Developed by: EMPOWERgmat

Link to Download: CLICK HERE

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Improvement Chart for Official Guide for GMAT Review (2018, 2017, or 2016)

Description: Custom error log built for tracking your practice using the Official Guide for GMAT Review (2018 Edition, 2017 Edition or 2016 Edition). Track your performance across all categories of test questions: Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency, Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction, and Integrated Reasoning. Includes custom built reports to analyze your performance, as well as a comprehensive answer key.

Developed by: Brent Hanneson

Link to Download the 2018 Improvement Chart: CLICK HERE
Link to Download the 2017 Improvement Chart: CLICK HERE
Link to Download the 2016 Improvement Chart: CLICK HERE

GMAT Progress Chart

GMAT Progress Chart

Description: Simple spreadsheet to record and track your GMAT practice test scores over the course of your prep. This spreadsheet is meant to complement The 60-Day GMAT Study Guide.

Developed by: Dave Mateer

Link to Download: CLICK HERE

GMAT Error Log

Error Log for General GMAT Practice

Description: A must-download resource to supplement your regular GMAT practice problem sets. Track your answers, error type, how you felt, and notes for each question. A handy color-code system allows you to visually see how well you’ve performed in your practice.

Developed by: Dave Mateer

Link to Download: CLICK HERE

OG12 Error Log

The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition – Error Tracking Tool

Description: Custom error log built for tracking your Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition practice. Track your performance across five categories of test questions: Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency, Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. Includes custom built reports to analyze your performance, as well as a comprehensive answer key.

Developed by: Dave Mateer and Vidyasagar Ayyappan

Link to Download: CLICK HERE