• Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • examPAL
    Most awarded test prep in the world
    Now free for 30 days

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    examPAL
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider

Do we get parallel reasoning questions on GMAT ?

This topic has 3 expert replies and 2 member replies
sachindia Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
22 Jun 2012
Posted:
258 messages
Followed by:
3 members
Upvotes:
6
GMAT Score:
640

Do we get parallel reasoning questions on GMAT ?

Post Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:46 am
Hi All,
Do we get parallel reasoning questions on GMAT? In LSAT it is very common.

Jeff says you may not see a parallel reasoning Q on GMAT even if you take it for 5 times-

http://www.gmathacks.com/study-tips/lsat-vs-gmat.html

Below, I find no info present in Manhattan Guides on parallel reasoning:

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/parallel-reasoning-in-cr-manhattangmat-verbal-strategy-guid-t10537.html

_________________
Regards,
Sach

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

GMAT/MBA Expert

Post Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:53 am
Hello, Sach. The GMAT exam is created by the Graduate Management Admission Council. The LSAT exam is created by the Law School Admission Council. The two organizations are not affiliated in any way, so you should not expect to see similar questions from one test to the other.

You are correct that some critical reasoning question types may ask you to identify parallels between structurally similar arguments, but you will need to prepare equally for all types of critical reasoning question types in the GMAT exam. As always, the best way to prepare for the GMAT exam is with GMAT exam prep products. I hope that helps!

_________________
Leah
Official GMAC Representative

Have a question about customer service issues, GMAT exam policies, or GMAT exam structure? Post your question in our Ask the Test Maker forum!

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
sachindia Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
22 Jun 2012
Posted:
258 messages
Followed by:
3 members
Upvotes:
6
GMAT Score:
640
Post Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:18 am
Thanks Rebecca!
So, from what I understand from the reply above and the link in the reply, we do get 'parallel reasoning Questions' under Critical Reasoning Section in GMAT but they may not be similar to those you have on LSAT.

Please let me know if my understanding is right.

_________________
Regards,
Sach

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

GMAT/MBA Expert

Post Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:47 pm
Thank you for the question, Sach! I checked with our research team and they are getting an answer for you.

Rebecca

_________________
Leah
Official GMAC Representative

Have a question about customer service issues, GMAT exam policies, or GMAT exam structure? Post your question in our Ask the Test Maker forum!

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
sachindia Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
22 Jun 2012
Posted:
258 messages
Followed by:
3 members
Upvotes:
6
GMAT Score:
640
Post Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:34 pm
Thanks a lot Rebecca! Waiting for an answer from the research team Smile

_________________
Regards,
Sach

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

GMAT/MBA Expert

Post Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:27 am
Hello, Sach. Our research team took a look at your question. First, we want to clarify for you that that the LSAT exam and the GMAT exam are very different exams, so it is difficult to compare the questions. GMAT exam does not have parallel reasoning questions that directly compare to those in the LSAT exam and the GMAT exam does not directly measure logical reasoning skills in the same manner as the LSAT exam. The best way to prepare for the GMAT exam is to study using GMAT prep materials.

For a better understanding of the types of questions you should expect in the GMAT exam and what each of those questions types are designed to measure, please visit: http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/test-structure-and-overview.aspx?WT.svl=TheGMATTestOverview.

I hope that clears up your confusion.

_________________
Leah
Official GMAC Representative

Have a question about customer service issues, GMAT exam policies, or GMAT exam structure? Post your question in our Ask the Test Maker forum!

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Best Conversation Starters

1 lheiannie07 112 topics
2 Roland2rule 74 topics
3 ardz24 67 topics
4 LUANDATO 53 topics
5 swerve 47 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

155 posts
2 image description Jeff@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

106 posts
3 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

100 posts
4 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

98 posts
5 image description EconomistGMATTutor

The Economist GMAT Tutor

89 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts