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Accuracy of GMATPrep? (770) [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2010, 03:54
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I booked my GMAT yesterday for September end and downloaded the GMATPrep software. Haven't touched math since the past 12 years so thought I'd benchmark myself before starting prep to see which areas I need to focus on.

Surprisingly, I managed a 770 score. Baring 4-5 questions, I had found the rest pretty straight forward.

My question is: How accurate a representation of the actual GMAT does the GMATPrep provide? Is there any other question set that is more challenging?

Also, even after multiple reviews, I tend to disagree with the solutions for some of the questions I got incorrect.. and this scares me - what if the questions I marked 'correct' as well have wrong solutions in the software's data bank?

Any feedback from others who have given the GMATPrep will be helpful.
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Re: Accuracy of GMATPrep? (770) [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2010, 04:01
The GMAT Prep software uses the same scoring algorithm as the actual GMAT and hence is the most accurate representation of a test score that there is available. That said, chances are you are missing out on the concepts that you got wrong, it could be minute details at that scoring level. I am pretty positive there aren't errors in the solutions. Maybe you can identify just those areas where you got the questions wrong and work on them.

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Re: Accuracy of GMATPrep? (770) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 09:23
Just google the questions that you got incorrect. "GMATPrep...." Almost most of the questions you will see discussed in some forums. In manhattan gmat forums, even instructors give explanation. I am sure GMATPrep does not have any mistakes, it is just that you are missing some information. Can you post those quetions?
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Re: Accuracy of GMATPrep? (770) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 10:33
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Hi

I booked my GMAT yesterday for September end and downloaded the GMATPrep software. Haven't touched math since the past 12 years so thought I'd benchmark myself before starting prep to see which areas I need to focus on.

Surprisingly, I managed a 770 score. Baring 4-5 questions, I had found the rest pretty straight forward.

My question is: How accurate a representation of the actual GMAT does the GMATPrep provide? Is there any other question set that is more challenging?

Also, even after multiple reviews, I tend to disagree with the solutions for some of the questions I got incorrect.. and this scares me - what if the questions I marked 'correct' as well have wrong solutions in the software's data bank?

Any feedback from others who have given the GMATPrep will be helpful.


i did the practice test on GMAT Prep today and got 630. how could you score 770 without studying? that's pretty impressive!! please share the secret. thanks!
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Re: Accuracy of GMATPrep? (770) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 11:39
For the first try it's an amazing score and I would say it's accurate too

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Re: Accuracy of GMATPrep? (770) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 22:50
Thanks everyone for your responses.

I figured out my mistake in the few questions I got wrong - in every case it boiled down to one simple problem - failure to consider all scenarios.

eg. If X > Y^2 > Z^4, which of the following can possibly be true?

I. X > Y > Z
II. Z > Y > X
III. X > Z > Y

The correct answer was all three. I could not figure out how II could be true because I did not consider fractions between 0 to 1 for values of Y.

All other questions I missed were of similar nature - failed to consider real numbers or fractions in the solution set. Guess, my math is a bit rusty after all. :?
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Re: Accuracy of GMATPrep? (770) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 23:00
Thats a good score.
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Re: Accuracy of GMATPrep? (770) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2010, 07:04
kudos. I only manage 620 first try.
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Re: Accuracy of GMATPrep? (770) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2010, 21:54
770 is not rusty....wow great job!
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