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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Is there any diagnostic exam that shows problem areas! ##### This topic has expert replies Legendary Member Posts: 1018 Joined: 12 Dec 2006 Thanked: 86 times Followed by:6 members by mayonnai5e » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:44 am MGMAT CATs provide an extremely thorough diagnostic on each individual CAT as well as overall statistics. The information is excellent and well organized. You can access the CATs if you buy one of their guides or you can buy access directly from their website (it's a much better value to buy a guide and get free access to the CATs). If you decide to buy a guide, the SC guide would probably be the best choice. https://www.beatthegmat.com/my-blog-erro ... t4899.html 550 =\ ...560 =\... 650 =) ...570 =( ...540 =*( ...680 =P ... 670 =T ...=T... 650 =T ...700 =) ..690 =) ...710 =D ...GMAT 720 DING!! ;D Learn more about me ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Posts: 2228 Joined: 27 Dec 2006 Location: Montreal, Canada Thanked: 639 times Followed by:693 members GMAT Score:780 by Stacey Koprince » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:10 am Yep, our tests record how long you spend on every question and give you that data, as well as reports showing how long you spend on average for different question types and content areas (and the reports will even tell you whether you spent more or less time on questions you got right vs. wrong). Lots of data to work with! And I'm glad to see you're thinking about timing - a lot of people just focus on accuracy and don't give much thought to timing. Also, as mayonnai5e said, it's cheaper to buy one strategy guide (which gives you access to the tests) rather than buy direct access to the tests. Please note: I do not use the Private Messaging system! I will not see any PMs that you send to me!! Stacey Koprince GMAT Instructor Director of Online Community Manhattan GMAT Contributor to Beat The GMAT! Learn more about me Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Posts: 3 Joined: 08 Nov 2007 by Tenore » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:58 am As said above, the MGMAT tests give you an excellent post-test breakdown with as much info as you would hope for. One point I’d like to make is that you will never have as much time as you want an an adaptive test like the GMAT. This is because when you get a question right, you'll get a harder question next. Eventually, if you are doing well, you will get questions that are past the difficulty that you can comfortably handle in 2 – 3 minutes. If you try to do many of these, you’re going to run out of time in the end. When I get any question that looks like it’s beyond my ability to do in 2 – 3 minutes, I resort to effective guessing. If you can eliminate 2 or 3 of the possible answers and then make an educated guess, you have a fair shot at getting it correct. More importantly, if you can do this in under a minute, then you’ll have more time to devote to the problems you really know. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Posts: 2228 Joined: 27 Dec 2006 Location: Montreal, Canada Thanked: 639 times Followed by:693 members GMAT Score:780 by Stacey Koprince » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:10 am Excellent point, Tenore - everybody, at some point, will have to "pull the plug" on questions, make an educated guess, and move on. I also wanted to add that GMAC is coming out with a new diagnostic test in January (at least, that's the ETA). They'll have a quant diagnostic first, which will tell you the areas in which you are weak and what to study from OG11 as a result. The verbal version of the diagnostic won't be out until sometime later next year (after the January release of the quant diagnostic). When I last spoke with someone over there, they hadn't finalized the pricing yet, but they're thinking of charging about$30 (and I believe you will be able to keep taking it - it won't be just one test for \$30).
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