GMAT Practice Test – The Real Deal
Looking for a practice test that mimicks the real GMAT test interface?
GMAT Pill now offers a full-length GMAT Practice Test covering all the major sections of the test – Integrated Reasoning, Quant, and Verbal.
Is the test free?
At the moment, GMAT Pill is offering this test free. All you need to do is register through the above link and you will be starting your practice test in less than 1 minute.
Ability to Resume GMAT Test
GMAT Pill recognizes that since this exam is online, users may get temporarily get disconnected anytime during a 3-4 hour test. As a result, GMAT Pill has implemented a feature that lets you resume the test right from where you got left off. This should not be a common issue, but if it ever does happen, GMAT Pill has you covered with this resume back to test feature.
Real GMAT Interface
This test has the same test interface as the real thing – enabling you to get a real sense of what you’ll actually see on your computer screen during the test. Yes, it’s that blue border screen with math and verbal questions on the screen.
You will have the opportunity to go through all same introduction screens that you will see on the test. These include instructions before the test and before each section.
Q: Is the GMAT Pill Full Length Practice Test Computer Adaptive?
Of course! It would not be a realistic full-length if it were not computer adaptive.
What does computer adaptive mean?
It means the system records your responses as you take the test. And based on your responses, the level of difficulty of that question, and some other statistical information, the computer sends you a different question. Generally speaking, if you get a question correct, the next one will likely be a more difficult question.
Of course difficult for others may be easy to you. The level of difficulty is based on the percentage of students who have gotten that question right or wrong in the past.
Here at GMAT Pill, we’ve been collecting stats on questions for more than a year. And based on the responses from thousands of students, we are able to determine which questions are generally less or more difficult than others.
Q: How many times can I take the test
You can take the GMAT Pill Full-Length Practice Test up to 5 times. Technically, each test is based on the same large database of questions. But each time you take the test, you will likely be given different questions – just based on probability.
So you can take the test 5 times. It is possible to see the same question in two different takes, but don’t worry too much about that. Even if you do the see a question you’ve seen before, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get it correct. In fact, you’d better get it correct – otherwise that means you did not properly review your mistakes in your previous take!
Q: What is the structure of the test?
First, you’ll start off with the essay – which we provide the prompt for but don’t actually record your response so we don’t have the resources to grade your essays manually.
From there, you’ll start with the first real section – the integrated reasoning section.
Note this section does NOT affect your 800 score rating. The real show there begins with the Quant section, then the verbal.
The IR section consists of 12 questions, each of which can be categorized into one of 4 IR question types. The four IR question types are:
1) Multi source Reasoning
2) Graphics Interpretation
3) Table Analysis
4) Multi Source Reasoning
The order in which you see these 4 question types is completely random. Note that when you do see the a multi-source reasoning then the next 2 questions will likely also be multi source reasoning – since these MSR questions are based on the same passage or set of tabs of information.
For example, if your first question is an MSR question, then your second and third will also be MSR. Then from there, you may get any one of the other 3 remaining question types – until you exhaust them all by question #12.
You will not be given partial credit for any of these integrated reasoning questions. You must get all parts of each question in order to get credit for that question.
After Integrated Reasoning will be the quant section. You will have an optional 5 minute break between the two sections.
You will be given 37 quant questions. Roughly a third of them will be data sufficiency questions and two-thirds of them will be problem solving questions. For these 37 quant questions, you get 75 minutes to complete.
Unlike the integrated reasoning section, the quant section does affect your 800 score. So pay extra attention to this section.
After Quant will be the verbal section. This is the last section of the exam and your performance here will affect your 800 score.
you will be given 41 verbal questions – split roughly equally between sentence correction, critical reasoning, and reading comprehension. Like the quant section, you also get 75 minutes for this section.
What happens after I take the test?
After the test, the system will calculate your score and show you graphs of your overall score as well as graphs for the verbal, quant, and integrated reasoning sections.
You’ll also see a list of all the questions that you had during the test – with the opportunity to review each question individually. For paid members, each individual question link will have an explanation – usually a video explanation explaining the GMAT Pill thought process for that question.
You’ll see all kinds of stats for each question including:
1) how much time you spent per question
2) what percentage of other students got that question correct
3) Your response, the correct response
In addition, you will see timing graphs that display how much time you spent on each question throughout the test.
What do the timing charts and graphs look like after the test
Here’s a sample of what the graph looks like:
Notice you start at 0 on the bottom left and eventually you reach 75 minutes at the end of the section.
The red dotted line illustrates where you should be – spending roughly 2 min to 2.5 minutes one each question.
If you are ahead of schedule, then your blue line will be below the red suggested line. If you are behind, then your blue line will be above the red suggested line.
here’s what the timing table looks like:
You’ll also see a timing table that tells you whether you were on track at a given point during the test or if you were behind.
From the table you can see that at 10 minutes remaining, you should be question #36 of 41 on the verbal section. If you were actually on #35, then you were a little bit behind. If you were actually on #37, then you were a little bit ahead.
By the 0 min remaining mark, you will have completed the exam.
These timing charts are good rules of thumb when you take the exam. If you glance at the timer and see 5 minutes left on the verbal section, you’d better be on #39.
So these timing charts tell you where and when you were on track or behind. They should help you identify any major timing issues you may have during the exam.
OK, so I get performance analytics as well as timing analytics – what if I need more help?
Sign up for GMAT Pill!
You’ll get video explanations for each question you got wrong and you’ll also see questions from other students related to that question. You’ll also get access to all the online course material we have for each of the 6 sections complete with frameworks for each question type.
For more information about what’s inside GMAT Pill, download this PDF and view the course details here.
GMATClub also has a page on GMAT Pill’s services here.