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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2009, 02:01
I believe it's coming soon. Can't state the exact date though. :)
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It would be good to give some sort of "performance guideline" to the takers of the diagnostics.
I like what OG does; it has got "excellent", "above average", etc ratings based on the number of questions you got correct.

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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2009, 14:05
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It would be good to give some sort of "performance guideline" to the takers of the diagnostics.
I like what OG does; it has got "excellent", "above average", etc ratings based on the number of questions you got correct.



Yes, this is indeed the next step.
My main challenge is deciding which algorithm to use - I have a few too many to pick from...
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2009, 11:59
Thank you very much, bb. This is really great. :-D
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2009, 04:50
BB,

Thanks for the diagnostic test! I have been studying for over six months now and I thought I had the quantitative part down... but it looks like I have a lot of studying to do!
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2009, 10:39
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Thanks for the diagnostic test! I have been studying for over six months now and I thought I had the quantitative part down... but it looks like I have a lot of studying to do!


I hope we did not mess too much with your confidence :oops:
Our diagnostic test and gmat club tests do happen to be on the harder side, so perhaps you should see it as an opportunity to get to a higher score faster or as a motivation to reach higher ground rather than something that puts you down. The test was created to challenge you rather than make feel good (which is actually an important part of the process) - you just have to keep that in mind. I hope it is not too de-motivating. :beatup
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2009, 17:27
Nice presentation.
8-) BB you are awsome. You rock!!!
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Welcome to the "Best" Free GMAT Diagnostic Test - Evolving GMAT Club Community Project

Download the Test | Download the Answer Sheet


:idea: Let's work together as a community to create world's best GMAT Diagnostic test by creating, refining, and improving diagnostic questions.

We have started this project with the Quant section to help GMAT test takers understand their weaknesses better. The test is free - please take it. If you have any questions or suggestions - post them here. Also, the idea of the test is to improve it based on the feedback of the community - here is how you can share your thoughts:
1. Rate questions using the STAR rating system - the ones that rank low will be gradually phased out
2. Provide verbal feedback by replying to this thread
3. Suggest question types to be included in this test - please provide examples if possible (we'll take care of creating the questions)
4. Finally - get others to take this test and provide their feedback


Index of Diagnostic Test Questions, Explanations, and Discussions:
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4
Question 5
Question 6
Question 7
Question 8
Question 9
Question 10
Question 11
Question 12
Question 13
Question 14
Question 15
Question 16
Question 17
Question 18
Question 19
Question 20
Question 21
Question 22
Question 23
Question 24
Question 25
Question 26
Question 27
Question 28
Question 29
Question 30
Question 31
Question 32
Question 33
Question 34
Question 35
Question 36
Question 37
Question 38
Question 39
Question 40
Question 41
Question 42
Question 43
Question 44
Question 45

Also see ranking of all questions on the same page here: listing-of-all-gmat-diagnostic-question-rankings-82058.html

How to use the Diagnostic Test - The Diagnostic Test is setup to allow you to test you as thoroughly or as quickly as you would prefer. The questions are arranged in sections in an increasing difficulty order - the first question is always 600-650 level, mid question is 700 level, and the last question is 750 level. If you are in a hurry, you can take either all easy or medium, or all hard questions only. Instead of 45 questions, you can only take 15 and leave the rest for later.

Taking the test
You should spend a maximum of 90 minutes answering 45 questions or if you are taking fewer then plan to spend on average 2 minutes per question


Where are the questions from?
The questions have been developed by very experienced and high scoring GMAT Club members

Are the questions copyrighted?
Yes, but you can post and distribute them to benefit other test takers - please give credit to GMATClub for the hard work our members put into this test


Edit: Revision History:
v2.1 - updated question 19; download count of the PDF was 460
v2.0 - updated question 8; download count of the PDF was 85
v1.9 - updated question 33
v1.8 - updated OA for question 43; download count of Answers Sheet was 70
v1.8 - updated question 42; download count of the PDF was 108
v1.7 - updated OA for question 45; download count of Answers Sheet was 290
v1.7 - updated questions 33 and 43; download count of the PDF was 100
v1.6 - updated question 41; download count of the PDF was 118
v1.5 - updated question 40 & 39
v1.4 - updated question 37 & 44
v1.3 - updated question 33
v1.2 - updated question 8; download count of the PDF was 31
v1.1 - Answer choices for question 8 have been updated; download count of the PDF was 120
v1.1 - Question 19 has been updated; download count of the PDF was 55
v1.1 - Question 34 has been updated
v1.1 - converted to PDF released 7-14-2009
Version 1 Released 7-14-2009

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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2009, 11:11
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Thanks for the diagnostic test... It really helped me to focus on my weak areas. Right now I am working through all of the Work/Rate problems that have been posted for extra practice and I am posting my solutions as I go.

Thanks again for this great post.
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2009, 19:58
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Thanks for the diagnostic test... It really helped me to focus on my weak areas. Right now I am working through all of the Work/Rate problems that have been posted for extra practice and I am posting my solutions as I go.

Thanks again for this great post.


You are very welcome. Definitely utilize all the resources and be safe!
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 23:58
The test is great...it gives a true view of where one is and how much effort one needs to add...

Thanks!!!

Hope to improve by using the various resources available...truly well done...
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 08:47
Thanks for putting up these questions
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2009, 11:11
Hi thanks a ton for this useful diagnostic test....just started doing my preps and and looks like the GMAT Club is a good place to start from!
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2009, 11:56
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 08:49
Thanks for the Test. Its certainly not for beginners
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2009, 04:44
As it is hard to find real challenges in the usual GMAT learning materials, this is exceptionally valuable.

On what basis did you assign the GMAT score to the questions? I guess, it´s mostly by experience and a bit by rule of thumb!?

Anyway, I hope you can keep up your work. :!:
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2009, 06:34
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As it is hard to find real challenges in the usual GMAT learning materials, this is exceptionally valuable.

On what basis did you assign the GMAT score to the questions? I guess, it´s mostly by experience and a bit by rule of thumb!?

Anyway, I hope you can keep up your work. :!:


The score was "assigned" by a mutual consensus between several experts who worked on the test, so it is not anything scientific.
GMAT has the privilege of knowing the exact difficulty of every question by trial and error (experimental questions) - we do not, so we had to rely on our experience. As you can see, however, several questions are above/below the level they are posted and that revision is coming.

This test is a community project, so if you feel some of the questions are too easy or too hard - please post that in each of the questions - we'll take it into consideration for the next revision and yes, feel free to criticize the heck out of it :)
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Great test, I'll provide more detailed feedback later...

P.S. Verbal diagnostic test is also much needed.

P.P.S. Thanks for this great site and all the materials that are shared by community members!!!
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2009, 01:54
Thank you :).

Developing a Verbal Diagnistic Test is a harder task but it's definitely on the list of things to do.

BTW, welcome to GMAT Club!
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P.S. Verbal diagnostic test is also much needed.

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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2009, 09:34
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The test was created to challenge you rather than make feel good (which is actually an important part of the process) - you just have to keep that in mind. I hope it is not too de-motivating. :beatup



That was really challenging :| Well, at least I know on what to work next.... (currently solving additional practice questions)
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2009, 10:00
Hey BB,
We GMAT aspirants really appreciate this. This forum has been really helpful to one and all and the diagnostic test is another milestone in this great endeavour.
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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test - Quest for Best GMAT Diagnostic Test [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2009, 09:14
Are there any plans to make such a diagnostic test for Verbal Section?
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