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

Princeton Review
227
11%
Kaplan
479
24%
Manhattan GMAT
1207
60%
Veritas Prep
44
2%
41
2%

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by [email protected] » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:45 am
bbender716 wrote: Which brand plus # practice test would be in the top 2-3 most accurate so I can get a feel for my baseline?
Here are my recommendations: https://www.gmatprepnow.com/resources/practice-tests

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### Best Practice Tests?

by Takrim » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:45 am
I have recently sat for my first practice test on Veritas Prep. I am little confused regarding the score I got and how the scoring was done. I have attached a snapshot showing the result and marked the part in red circle where my confusion is in. Shouldn't I get a higher percentile on verbal part based on the number of questions I got right?

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by [email protected] » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:21 am
I have recently sat for my first practice test on Veritas Prep. I am little confused regarding the score I got and how the scoring was done. I have attached a snapshot showing the result and marked the part in red circle where my confusion is in. Shouldn't I get a higher percentile on verbal part based on the number of questions I got right?
The scoring algorithm isn't predicated solely on the number of incorrect vs number of corrects answers. The difficulty level of the questions you answer correctly or incorrectly is also taken into account, so it's possible to answer the same number of questions correctly on two different tests, but end up with significantly different scores. For more details on how the algorithm works, see here: https://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2013/07 ... ice-tests/
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by cadiguzel » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:49 am
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cadiguzel wrote:Hi all, maybe this question was asked too many times but I feel confused.

I got scores from prep tests as below;

GMAT Prep1: 570
GMAT Prep1 Again: 610
Princeton: 570
Gmat Prep2: 580
Kaplan: 640
Veritas: 590

My exam is soon, very soon, which score band I should expect?
The GMAT Prep tests are, historically, the most accurate predictors of how you'll perform on test day. (And note that resetting the tests and taking them again, will often lead to inflated scores as you're likely to see repeat questions. ) Of course, some test-takers benefit from the additional adrenaline/focus of the real thing and perform better, while others struggle with anxiety and see their scores drop. Because you can cancel your score, the only harm in taking the test before you're ready is incurring the cost of the exam and sacrificing a few hours. So, unless you're trying to decide whether to take the test, worry less about predicting the score, and more about how you can use your old exams to cultivate some strategic adjustments that might improve your performance on test day.

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by Bara » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:47 pm
I agree with David: Your score, if you took it after that GMAT 2, will likely fall between 570-610...If you want it higher, look and see what your'e not getting right, identify patterns in how you answer, and then do your best to eliminate those go-to answers that simply aren't correct.
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by Musicat » Wed May 04, 2016 12:05 am
Manhattan over Kaplan (the ones i've tried) just because the test seems to be better thought through + it gives you the explanations very clearly. Manhattan ftw wooot wooot!

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### Re: Best Practice Tests?

by angelinechristensen » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:33 pm
practice test are very hard.

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### Re: Best Practice Tests?

by ashwinkohli » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:17 am
Thanks a lot guys this is really helpful

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### Re: Best Practice Tests?

by Halprpario » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:13 pm
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### Re: yeah you are right

by dany1 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:59 pm
greatman wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:30 pm
I have tried 3 Kaplan and 1 Princeton online....I think Kaplan r better, although questions r tough....

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### Re:

by alphayash » Tue Jan 03, 2023 4:46 am
beatthegmat wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:56 pm
Wow, so far Kaplan seems to be winning--not what I had expected....
I feel the same, I really did not see that coming. Kaplan at Top comes as a Big Surprise!