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GMAT Prep Test is one of the most essential tools in GMAT test prep. GMAT Prep is the Official GMAT Diagnostic Test with Real GMAT Questions.

Table of Contents
1. What is GMAT Prep and Where to Download It?
2. Why is GMAT Prep valuable?
3. Getting the most out of GMAT Prep -

- - 3.1 Reinstall GMAT Prep

- - 3.2 Review GMAT Prep Log Files

4. What are the differences between the 2 versions of GMAT Prep?
5. Want 2 more adaptive tests - use Power Prep
6. What Other GMAT Preparation Resources Are Available?
Want to get inside the GMAT Prep? Read the (Un)Scientific Analysis of GMATPrep by BSD_Lover
7. GMAT Prep for MAC OS or Linux. Using GMATPrep on non-windows machines. Jump here - GMAT Prep and Mac OS. Another post here with Mac instructions.




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GMATPpre v2 Current Version from MBA.com
GMATPrep v1 2005 - 2006
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Collection of all SC questions from GMAT Prep (don't take these until you have exhausted all of the tests)



1. What is GMAT Prep and where to download GMAT Prep?:
GMATPrep is a GMAT Simulator software provided by GMAC (General Management Admissions Council) for free to help MBA applicants prepare to the test.
It can be downloaded from GMAC's official website (MBA.com) http://www.mba.com/mba/TheGMAT/Download ... nSoftware/

2. Why is GMATPrep valuable?
The value of GMAT prep is that it is able to predict one's GMAT score more accurately than any other product on the market.
The key lies in using real gmat questions and same testing algorithm as GMAT. Also GMAT Prep test has the same interface as the real GMAT test, so that the experience from taking the GMAT Prep is very similar to the one in the test centre . No other product is able to provide this value.


3. Getting the Most out of GMAT Prep
Now there is a number of different strategies on how to use GMAT Prep tests most effectively. And the answer to which one is the best, of course is — it depends.
Most people agree that its good to keep one test till the end of the preparation process to use it as an accurate estimator of the GMAT score.

Though some people recommend to take it more than two times... one or two extra times in order to get new questions. Some real fans even go to the extent of squeezing all the life out of it by taking the test until they don't see any new questions. It's up to you to decide whether this is a good strategy for you. But if you ever want to take GMAT Prep more then twice here is how to do it:

GMAT Prep "Reset" - Reinstall
1.Go to C:\Program Files\GMATPrep\Exams
2.Within the Exams folder, you should see a Practice Test 1.log and a Practice Test 2.log
3.Delete or I'd say move to other location both logs*
4.Relaunch the GMAT Prep software, and it should show you that both practice exams are now Not Attempted, and you can take them again.

GMAT Prep "Reset" - Reinstall in Windows Vista (Special thanks: to bigoyal for researching this)
1. Basically same as above only GMATPrep creates folder in following location:
C:\Users\{user_name}\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\GMATPrep\exams
Note: {user_name} is your user name, it will vary from system to system
2. Usually you can go directly to AppData folder by typing in "%appdata" - in explorer window
3. Make sure explorer shows hidden files

Feedback from GMAT Club Members:
- Quant question pool is larger than verbal pool; if you take tests multiple times, the chances of seeing new question are higher for the Math section.
- Question pool for “hard” questions is fairly small and chances of seeing new questions when you get to 750+ score range is small.
- AWA questions are static and do not change

*To learn about GMATPrep Log files and how to read them, please see a post directly below


4. What is the difference between GMATPrep ver1 and GMATPrep ver2?
As reported by guptaji.
The two versions are quite different. Not too many repeats in the two versions of the GMATprep. There were some questions in the older GMATprep which are now on the OG12 and the Verbal Review for the OG, but not enough to make you feel that you are seeing a lot of repeat questions. Besides, in most of the repeat questions that I saw I almost always had to rework the problem and arrive at the answer. You hardly have the time to recollect the explanation/answer under timed conditions, especially in DS where you have to redo the problem even if you have solved the same problem just the day before. Even with the RCs and SCs it was like doing them for the first time.


5. Want 2 more adaptive tests? Use PowerPrep
PowerPrep is the previous version of GMATPrep developed by ETS. This software product is no longer supported by GMAC and no longer distributed, but we have a copy. It uses the older GMAT interface and potentially an older GMAT algorithm. Here are a few considerations about using PowerPrep.
1.There seems to be no question overlap between GMAT Prep, and Powerprep
2.There is, however, a significant overlap between OG and Powerprep, so if you already worked on OG, your score might be significantly inflated
3.There are reports that PowerPrep isn't truly adaptive and not as good of an indicator of performance on the real GMAT.
Download GMAT PowerPrep


6. What Other GMAT Preparation Resources Are Available?
GMAT Club Tests
GMAT test reviews, pricing and links.
Top 20 Most referenced GMAT books


7. Issues with GMATPrep Software
Practice Test 2: Application error has occurred. The Application will exit now
How to reinstall GMATPrep


Hello there. i need your help and hope will not take too much time form you :)
i downloaded powerprep but it does not run. It says "unable to execute specified commend line" i am almost dumb at comps and IT issues, so have no idea
whats wrong . could be i have different version , not compatible or what?
Could you pls Help ASAP?

Question2: i have already downloaded and used GMAT prep current version for 3 times. THan i tried to install Older version Gmatprep 1. yet is asks to choose form 3 options: reinstall, modify, remove. What should i do? is it possibel to have both versions installed at the same time? i dont what to reinstall the current version until i am done with the last test(prep 2 i have done once yet , still have to go on with the second)

you soonest response will be highly appreciated
thanks
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 09:57
And Yet another question :
i read thread about Mac.
but i am really confused , there are so many options and i have no idea from where to begin. Can you pls advise
how to install powerprep and Gmatprep on mac? is there possibility to download program an install both at one time?
What would be the easiest way? pls i know nothing about IT and will highly values step by step method.


My exam is very close and i will Really appreciate you Kindest Support and Swift Responses.

MANY MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2011, 14:12
Check this out.
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2011, 22:09
I am trying to open GMATPrep on my mac, I did as the post suggested and downloaded the wine bottler, I can see the executable file, I download and set up, but then I cannot run it. The only way I can run it, is if at the end of the set up process I click the box that says something like run program now. And then I get the first window, and I can click on stuff, but nothing happens.

Does anyone have the program on a mac and actually got it to run... along with the math review?
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2011, 06:53
just an FYI on windows7 Home premium 64bit OS, I had to show hidden content and then move Practice Test1.xact to get it to be 'not attempted' again, also I changed it from running on Windows 7 platform to run as Windows XP SP3 under properties in the GMATprep.exe
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2011, 02:47
Also have a question about GMATPrep's accuracy.
I've got
quant: 50
verbal: 35.
total: 700

In quantitative part i made 10 (!) mistakes,
in verbal -- 13 mistakes
but still hit the magic 7.
Does it seem to be true?
Is it a proper estimation?
I thought that to get 700 you had to have no more than 5-7 mistakes in quant.
I know that difficulty level also affects the score, but...
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 22 May 2011, 10:10
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Also have a question about GMATPrep's accuracy.
I've got
quant: 50
verbal: 35.
total: 700

In quantitative part i made 10 (!) mistakes,
in verbal -- 13 mistakes
but still hit the magic 7.
Does it seem to be true?
Is it a proper estimation?
I thought that to get 700 you had to have no more than 5-7 mistakes in quant.
I know that difficulty level also affects the score, but...


That is very weird. I took Powerprep Test1. (Older Version of GMAT Prep)
Number of wrongs in both sections are exactly same.
Quant - 10 wrong
Verbal - 14 wrong

But my score is drastically low 570 (Q44,V24)

Cant comprehend my result. .... I expect it to little better , atleast 620+...
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 00:32
How to reset this for windows 7 ??? I cant find the app data folder under users... I was hoping the re-install would be same as vista but its not...

Any one ??? Also, can i uninstall and re-install? will that do the trick?
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 10:29
I have gmat prep v1 and v2 installed on my windows 7 machine. How do i differentiate between the two?
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2011, 21:11
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Hi All,

I have the same question, is there is any difference in the GMAT Prep tests, version v1 & v2? The reason I'm asking is because I took one of the tests from v1 (earlier version) a few days ago and I found the quants section to be too easy...I usually run out of time but I finished 12 minutes early which shocked me...!!! Is there any difference in the difficulty level of these 2 versions?

There were a lot of questions from number properties, which were quite easy, can anybody please tell me what they felt about the level of questions tested? Thanks for all your help!
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Re: GMATPrep (GMAT Prep) & PowerPrep (Power Prep) Free Tests [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 01:41
I3igDmsu wrote:
Just as an FYI - The PowerPrep software doesn't run on Windows Vista (64-bit).

It does not work on Windows 7 either :(
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2011, 03:23
Hi guys, I am sorry but I'm a bit confused : why is everyone speaking about resetting the GMATPrep tests since you can just click "no" when it asks you to start from where you stopped ?

I downloaded GMATPrep 2 months ago, so I guess this is the version 2, but where can I get version 1? I thought that there was only PowerPrep and GMATPrep (= 4 CAT), but if i'm right there's in fact 6 CAT.

One last question : is there a big difference between taking GMATPrep v2 a second time and taking GMATPrep v2 one time and then GMATPrep v1 one time ?

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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2011, 15:14
Does anyone know how to reset the GMATPrep exams in Windows 7?
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Re: Painless 5-minute HOWTO: Run GMATPrep software on Mac [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 05:15
I was able to download the GMAT Prep course on winebottler but could not navigate to the next screen on the quant portion of the exam. How were you about to navigate through the next screen from question to question? On the writing assessment portion of the exam I had to click on the next icon and hit the space bar to move on to the next page but there is no next icon on the quant portion. Really appreciate the help!
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2011, 23:24
I'm trying to install GMATPrepSetup2 on Windows 7 Ultimate, but its giving me an error as follows:
Quote:
>SetupdNew\setup.cpp(135)
PAPP:
PVENDOR:
PGUID:
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@Windows Vista Service PAck 0 (6000) Non IE/Netscape 43056.47


I've even tried to change the compatibility settings to Windows Vista and Windows XP, but its still not working. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2011, 20:44
Wow, thanks for the tips, I was trying to figure out how to maximize the effectiveness of the program if I have already taken the practice tests. This is very useful!!
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2012, 03:39
After taking the GMATPrep tests once, I uninstalled the software. I ran the set up again, but it still shows the two test attempted.
Now after reading on this forum I realized it is done differently to reset it.
I cannot find the Exams log now in users/appdata. What do I do to take them again ?

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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2012, 02:21
Does anyone know if the GMAT prep test saves the scores somewhere on the HDD?
I took my 1st practice test last year (both parts), but I forgot my score for the first attempt. :roll:
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2012, 11:31
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Does anyone know if the GMAT prep test saves the scores somewhere on the HDD?
I took my 1st practice test last year (both parts), but I forgot my score for the first attempt. :roll:



No. Once you click pass the score, it's gone for good.
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Re: GMAT Prep & Power Prep Official Free GMAT Tests [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2012, 07:52
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I wrote GMATPrep 1, a few days back. When I was trying to access it again, it shows this message (see Pic0

I have some questions:
What should be my next step? Should I reinstall?
Will I get repeat questions if I do GMATPrep 1 again after I reinstall?
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