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New post 20 Nov 2014, 19:30
Hi all,

I attempted 2nd test of GMAT prep exam pack 1 first time today and found that there were at least 30% questions repeated from the 1st test of exam pack 1. So just to clarify that this was not a repeat test of test#1 , but it was a brand new test. Not sure why there was so much overlap of questions.

Has anybody experienced the same before?


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No... and this is very odd. You should not have seen any repeats!
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It can happen but only under the following conditions. Let's say you take Exam 3 of Exam Pack 1 two or three times, and let's say you have not touched Exam 4 of Exam Pack 1. Now if you take Exam 4, you will see repeats from the two or three attempts you made with Exam 3. If you only took Exam 3 once, and then take Exam 4, there will not be any overlap between the two tests. I am pretty certain about this.

The main reason for this is that the database of questions that Exam Pack 1 draws from is quite small, about 200 questions in the quant pool shared between the two exams. This is why I recommend taking Exam 3 once, then Exam 4 and be done with Exam Pack 1.

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Thank you. That would make sense dabral
I assumed (dangerous to assume anything on GMAT) the user has take each test only once, so I guess the question is - did you take Test 3 (firs of EP1) multiple times?
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Haha, I agree. Having been burned so many times by data sufficiency, I no longer assume anything. :)

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Thanks bb and Dabral. You guessed it right guys. I did take gmat prep 3 couple of times before taking gmat prep 4. I assumed that they have different question bank on the backend, My bad.

Haha, I agree Dabral. This teaches me another lesson about GMAT.

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Hi guys,

I just bought the Exam Pack 1 and I don't see my new tests (Exam 3 and 4) on my GMAT Prep Software. I have already activated and it tells me my content should be available on the home page- it isn't! Does anyone know what could be going on? I've relaunched the software a couple of times.

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I just bought the Exam Pack 1 and I don't see my new tests (Exam 3 and 4) on my GMAT Prep Software. I have already activated and it tells me my content should be available on the home page- it isn't! Does anyone know what could be going on? I've relaunched the software a couple of times.

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1. Try installing again.
2. In the installation screen, where it asks for activation code, there are three tabs. At tab 2, there is system information and a icon named Licence. Try clicking repair license or messing with settings there.
3. Your other best option is to contact mba.com support about it.
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New post 23 Dec 2014, 04:10
Hi.
I downloaded and activated exampack few days back. When i opened the exam page, i could see only 2 default exam.I was shocked for few seconds,but then i noticed that there's a drop down menu under the name 'default exam pack' which then provides u the option to select the exam pack 1.I just thought hat might be the case with you.



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New post 01 May 2015, 12:14
Hi,

I just gave the Exam 4 of the Exam Pack 1, and I have two concerns.

1. My score was 700 (Q 50, V 35, IR 8), which was a shock. I thought the Quant was pretty okay - only two incorrect out of the 37 questions and still scored 50. I wanted to know if this is normal in the real GMAT :shock: I know GMATPrep is the closest it gets to the real thing, but I was sure I would score 51 in Quant.

2. In verbal, only one question was incorrect in the first 15 questions - 11 questions incorrect overall. I was a bit disappointed to see V35, considering I have been scoring in the higher 30's in my other mocks.
Also I did see two questions in Verbal that I had already answered in Practice exam 3 - and I have only given exam 3 once.

I have my exam in couple of days and kind of let down by this score. :|
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I am actually thinking of buying the exam pack, is it worth it guys?
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