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Which company makes the best GMAT practice tests (excluding GMATPrep)?

Princeton Review
 
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Kaplan
 
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Manhattan GMAT
 
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Veritas Prep
 
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1% (38 votes)
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Stacey,

I am going to buy SC guide , and as you say free 1 year Access code is included if you buy any of the listed books, am i getting right?


2nd question , do i have to order from official MGMAT website or can i buy from amazon as well?

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You can buy from Amazon or from us, but you have to make sure you buy the most recent edition (the 3rd edition) and you have to make sure you buy a new book, not used (the code can only be input one time, so if someone else already used it, you can't use it again).

If you buy a new copy of the most recent edition then, yes, you will have access to the 6 tests for a year, as well as an additional bank of 25 SC questions online! Smile

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Oh, That's great Smile

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FYI - I just heard from the office that we're about to launch a 4th edition of the books. No major changes in content, but the 4th edition will include problem sets from OG12 (the 3rd edition uses OG11). So depending upon which OG book you have, plan accordingly! Smile

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Are you planning to launch till the end of the april? cause i'm in a bit of rush Smile

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I'm not sure - email studentservices@manhattangmat.com or 800.576.GMAT to ask. I'll also try to find out, but the absolute fastest way is to call / email yourself!

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Okay, just heard: the official publication date is May 1st, but with the way publishing works, that means the books won't actually be available physically until several weeks after. (They have to get shipped to the bookstores, etc.)

So if you're already on a deadline, don't wait. Get the 3rd edition. I'm trying to find out right now whether there will be an "addendum" list of the problem sets based on OG12 numbering rather than OG11 - I'll let you know.

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And for my third post in a row:

Problem set conversion lists have already been published on our web site. If you have the 3rd edition but want to use OG12, all you need to do is download the lists. Go to: http://www.manhattangmat.com/official-guide-12.cfm. This is an overview of OG12. Click on the link for each question type and download the "Problem List" PDF in each. That will tell you (a) what the new numbers in OG12 are for the problems that stayed the same, and (b) the categories for the new problems in OG12.

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Hi Stacey/Ron! I have just made 4 of the 6 Preps.

I scored:
1st: 460 Quant 33 Verbal 21 (was interrupted so I have to guess almos all) I find the first CAT very different from Official Guide so it was a big change for me. (Also my background is humanistic and I not a native english speaker).

2nd: 650 Quant 43 Verbal 36

3rd: 690 Quant 45 Verbal 39

4th: 690 Quant 43 Verbal 40

After doing the cats I spent hours analizing each problem including those I have done right. I feel I can still improve both Math and Verbal and I feel each day more confortably with all types of problems as I make sure not to make the same mistake or to spend so much time again.

Timing is still an issue as in Math I have to guess the last 3 or 4 and in Verbal I finished just on time (not one second more). I know sometimes I said to myself how can I not get the answer so I spent more time than I should in some exercises. I also need help in how to make better guesses in Math when I realize the problem is too much for me, feel lost or have less time.

Mi idea is to finish CAT 5 and 6 and then take the Gmat PRep 2 with Gmat Focus 1,2,3 and review the mistakes of the OGuide and then take the real exam!

What would be your advice before taking the real exam? Many tks Stacey and tks in advance for all your great contributions! (pls. see below the gral. report)

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Problem Solving 88 42 46 0 48% 1:56 2:17 590 660
Data Sufficiency 60 33 27 0 55% 1:41 2:03 610 680
Sentence Correction 60 38 22 0 63% 1:05 1:15 640 720
Critical Reasoning 56 28 28 0 50% 1:44 1:39 690 660
Reading Comprehension 48 29 19 0 60% 1:35 1:43 640 620
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Word Translations 38 16 22 42% 2:22 2:18 SLOWEST
WORST Geometry 20 7 13 35% 0:57 1:58 FASTEST
Number Properties 27 15 12 56% 1:30 2:19
Algebra 35 19 16 54% 1:44 2:25
BEST FDP's 28 18 10 64% 2:02 1:49

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on mgmat site i found a link for purchasing mock gmats but
i didnt find any link on kaplan website for mock gmat's

can any one provide me the link or book name?

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Hello All,

I have my GMAT in another two weeks and i am a bit confused on which full-length CATS to practice.

I have the 4 full length Kaplan tests, 2 GMAT preps and 2 Power preps with me out of which i am done with 1 GMATprep. I am planning to take the last GMATprep two days before the actual GMAT.

Today i came across old ETS full length tests on a forum, and i have downloaded them. Now, i am confused whether i should solve them or not? I am basically unable to decide whether to go with the 4 Kaplan tests (which i have read on many forums to be very difficult) or spend that time solving the old ETS papers (ETS questions match GMAT question levels and types?).

Can anyone please provide inputs?

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any opinion abt 800score.com mock tests? i would like to know as i am getting high scores in those tests as compared to manahattan tests.

Stacey Koprince Please help?

Other thing that i would like to point out is that Manhattan gmat has link for 800scores.com's mock tests. in fact one gets 10% discount if he follows that link.

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Hey Stacey ,

I have my GMAT scheduled on 11 AUG. Almost 1 month left.
I am very much confused about what tests should i take and what should i skip.

Please help me with the reviews.
I have Kaplan tests, Princeton Tests, GMAT Prep and 1 sample test from Manhattan.

Also, please guide me on what should be my strategy for last month of preparation. I took a GMATPrep test around 3-4 weeks back and i scored a poor score(510).
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I have taken two Kaplan tests so far and got exactly 540 (Q35, V25) each and felt very frustrated and worried as I am going to take my GMAT exam on Aug 8th... Hopefully my actual GMAT score is not going to be that worse .. I am planning to take GMATprep next week...

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Hi there!
I`m on the final stage of my preparation, so doing some CATs and polishing my weak corners (mostly SC hehe). I`ve already done 1st GMAT Prep (690) and 2 MGMAT CATs (650 on both). I just finished a Princeton Review CAT and got a 590! Needless to say, I`m more than a bit concerned about that... To begin with, the test was really easy and basic, I ended with almost 15 minutes to spare on both sections, and got 85% questions right in Q and 75% right in V, does anyone knows if there is any weird stuff going on with PR scoring system??

BTW I strongly recommend to everyone MGMAT CATs, not only the SC Guide + 6 CATs is ridiculously good value combo, but I just love the explanation on the problems and that fact that is so easy to export results from the test to an Excel spreadsheet for further analysis. Only thing I found quite stange is RC... could it be a little thougher than the real thing? I`ve had some problems with MGMAT RC and I quite excelled it when I went through the official material (95% accuracy between OG and Verbal Review)

Cheers!

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