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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. Take the questions in the forum and make sure you are using the timer so the difficulty is accurately established 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:
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: v5.0 - updated over 50% of the questions and replaced several questions v3.4 - fixed the wording in questions 20, 22, 24, 40, 43, 45; download count of the PDF was 272 v3.31 - fixed a typo in the answer key; download count of the PDF was 380; Excel file - 203 v3.3 - updated question 4; download count was 80 v3.2 - updated question 20; download count was 68 v3.1 - updated questions 15 and 25; download count of the PDF was 110 v3.0 - updated questions 4, 15, 20, 40, and 43; download count of the PDF was 1377 Answers Sheet - updated answer choices for v3.0; download count was 2677 v2.9 - updated questions 37 and 13, download count was 2481 v2.8 - updated question 44; download count of the PDF was 600 v2.7 - updated question 36; download count of the PDF was 300 v2.6 - updated question 7; download count of the PDF was 45; updated the answer choices; it's download count was ~1500
A little query, when is the verbal test expected?? & secondly this test is not intended for new comers, it is for those who are in final stages of their preparation?? Am I right???
The verbal will depend on the success of the Quant one. Verbal is harder to develop, so we thought it made sense to start with a simpler task and see how popular the diagnostic test will be.
You can take it at any stage of your Prep - the idea was to take in the early stage but you can take the first 2 questions of each section in the beginning of your prep (these are 600 and 700 level questions) and then the last question in each section at the end (these are 750 level)
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Thank you for this tool! I've been in this prep process for 40 days now! I have improved form 430 to 600 something and now I need hard stuff to help me!!! I'll start with this thing to know where I am!!!
I am excited to see that people are rating questions - great job! I am also planning to add ratings for explanations to separate one from another to be clear what specifically needs improvement.
I have an update to the doc coming. The links have been aligned with the new doc/PDF. If you are using an old one (and current one) please see a question ahead/back. I should have the new PDF posted within a day.