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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2012, 12:49
Tacoman wrote:
Thanks guys for the recommendations!

Which Kaplan Premier book is the current one? It seems like we have different editions abroad, and I can´t find the one you linked to!
Is it the "Kaplan New Gmat 2012-2013 Premier" or "Kaplan GMAT Premier with 5 Online Practice Tests"?


This one: http://www.amazon.com/Kaplan-Premier-On ... 1609780930 ;)

Hope it helps :)
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 12:02
Thanks for the suggestions!
Just took a practice test to know were I stand, before I start studying.

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Total 450

Goal is 500-600

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2012, 19:16
Guys can someone recommend me the best book to practice IR questions... OG 13 doesn't have any IR practice questions...
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2012, 20:03
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OG 13 doesn't have any IR practice questions...


OG13 does come with an online password to access IR content....
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2012, 05:09
Hi VomHorizon.

Buying a Veritas prep book allows to take 5 CATs? I am surprised.
Because till now i thought only MGMAT allows so.

Thanks for the information.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2012, 05:15
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Buying a Veritas prep book allows to take 5 CATs? I am surprised.
Because till now i thought only MGMAT allows so


As per my understanding, CAT's are only included if you buy directly from Veritas Prep or one of its partner companies (Whiteglow in India for example). The tests can be only take ONCE , and 6 are included. Not sure whether the same deal is offered if you buy from third party vendors such as amazon, or barnes and nobles.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2012, 05:47
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Buying a Veritas prep book allows to take 5 CATs? I am surprised.
Because till now i thought only MGMAT allows so


As per my understanding, CAT's are only included if you buy directly from Veritas Prep or one of its partner companies (Whiteglow in India for example). The tests can be only take ONCE , and 6 are included. Not sure whether the same deal is offered if you buy from third party vendors such as amazon, or barnes and nobles.


Understood Vom. I was looking into Amazon and Flipkart :)
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2012, 06:04
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Buying a Veritas prep book allows to take 5 CATs? I am surprised.
Because till now i thought only MGMAT allows so


As per my understanding, CAT's are only included if you buy directly from Veritas Prep or one of its partner companies (Whiteglow in India for example). The tests can be only take ONCE , and 6 are included. Not sure whether the same deal is offered if you buy from third party vendors such as amazon, or barnes and nobles.


Understood Vom. I was looking into Amazon and Flipkart :)




Most of the VP books are not available on Flipkart (out of stock)... Whitglow sells all (although they do not have the latest books for sale (the ones that were launched in aug-sept 2012), and sells them for the same price as that in the US (22 dollars USD per book)..
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 06:56
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This GMAT books are awesome but i have some collection of gmat, TOEFL,cat sample papers for our aspirants which would be useful to everyone if anyone interested then feel free to reply me.




hi i am intrested , can you please tel how to get this collection
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2013, 03:04
The Official Guide for GMAT review, 11th Edition is good for preparation?
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2013, 02:48
Hi guys,

would you advise to buy the Official guide for GMAT verbal despite that it is more than 3 years old? Aren't the questions a little bit outdated (some people say that the sentence correction part is now more focused on meaning and less on idioms than it was before).

Otherwise, what book would you recommend to somebody who really needs to work only the sentence correction part? I already have the MGMAT sentence correction book, which is great to learn the methods, now I am more looking for a book with a lot of questions (similar to what I will find during the exam) and detailed answers
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2013, 22:48
Nevinlee, the 11th edition of the GMAT Official Guide doesn't have any IR questions at all, and that probably isn't ideal. Also, the questions are arguably somewhat outdated in the 11th edition--roughly 35% of the questions were changed between the 11th and 13th editions. In a perfect world, it's probably best to use the newer edition, but it's also fair to say that the newer questions (i.e. the ones inserted into the 12th & 13th editions of the OG) aren't, generally speaking, all that different from the ones they replaced. So if you really can't afford the newer OG, it's probably OK to use the 11th edition for now, but I'd recommend using the 13th edition if possible.

Jackouille, the SC questions in the GMAT Verbal Review Guide are old-ish, but so are the majority of the questions in the OG. And the writers of the GMAT insist that very little has changed in the past few years. The GMAT has always included SC questions that require you to think about meaning, and they haven't gotten rid of idioms: http://officialgmat.mba.com/2011/09/29/ ... gmat-exam/

I do get the feeling that the writers of the GMAT have de-emphasized the really arbitrary idioms (does anybody really care if test-takers know the difference between "centered around" and "centered on"?--the truly goofy idioms seem to appear only in the oldest GMAT questions), and they've definitely gotten rid of the specifically American idioms. But I don't really think that the questions have changed all that radically; if you can do well in the OG and the GMAT Verbal Review Guide, you're probably fine. The only other truly outstanding resource is the GMATPrep Question Pack, which includes the newest questions. After that, you'll be scraping the bottom of the SC barrel, unfortunately. Manhattan GMAT is great for content, but try to squeeze everything you can out of the official materials once you have a solid grasp on the grammar and usage fundamentals.

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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 05:42
Yes it does help! Thanks for your answer
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 22:01
What do you guys consider as the best source for IR prep ? I am giving myself around 10-12 days to prep for IR, and intend on using the OG13 questions paired with the MGMAT IR book. Do you guys think it is enough time (total of around 20-25 hours of prep) .
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 00:19
Thanks for sharing the good source for GMAT preparation.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2013, 13:55
Hi ,

I have the following books in a brand new condition.

1 set of 15 Veritas GMAT Prep books $150
Official GMAT Review 13th Edition $ 20
Official GMAT Review 12th Edition $ 15
Official GMAT Verbal Review 2nd Edition $ 10
Manhattan Advanced GMAT Quant $ 10
Official GMAT Quant Review 2nd Edition $ 10
Manhattan GMAT RC Strategy Guide $ 10
Kaplan GMAT 800 Eighth Edition $ 10
Kaplan GMAT Premier 2012 with test CD $ 15

The total value is $300. I can sell the whole bundle for $ 200 + Shipping . If interested kindly contact 617 202 9391
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2013, 13:58
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rupertmartin wrote:
This GMAT books are awesome but i have some collection of gmat, TOEFL,cat sample papers for our aspirants which would be useful to everyone if anyone interested then feel free to reply me.




hi i am intrested , can you please tel how to get this collection


Hi ,

I have the following books in a brand new condition.

1 set of 15 Veritas GMAT Prep books $150
Official GMAT Review 13th Edition $ 20
Official GMAT Review 12th Edition $ 15
Official GMAT Verbal Review 2nd Edition $ 10
Manhattan Advanced GMAT Quant $ 10
Official GMAT Quant Review 2nd Edition $ 10
Manhattan GMAT RC Strategy Guide $ 10
Kaplan GMAT 800 Eighth Edition $ 10
Kaplan GMAT Premier 2012 with test CD $ 15

The total value is $300. I can sell the whole bundle for $ 200 + Shipping . If interested kindly contact 617 202 9391
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 15:52
I always reccommend to buy only the Official GMAT Review book... and maybe some Manhattan if required to improve in one area. But never - ever - buy an entire set of books, or more than 4 books: there's no need and you will not have time to go over all of them.
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2013, 01:50
thanks for share all book name :lol:
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Re: Best GMAT Books - 2012 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 17:11
hey guys!

just have a quick question: is it true that you are given access to the 6 manhattan gmat tests when purchasing any of their books?? I'm considering buying the mgmat foundations of verbal (seems to be a good recommendation for a non-native speaker just as I am) through amazon Germany and would really like to have access to those 6 tests without paying any extra fee (around 50 dollars according to their homepage). can anybody approve this message? furthermore I was wondering if your access to those tests are somehow restricted (by time or usage).

thanks a lot for getting back to me!!

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