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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2014, 20:48
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Hey, just coming out of a Free Simulator from VeritasPrep. The test returned me a 730 (49 Quant and 42 verbal). On the percentile scale quant reached a sombre 83 and verbal an inspiring 93, but my dreams of pushing for a score in excess of 760 remain distant. My performace on SC and DS could easily be termed dismal! :-(
Is there something specific that I could do to actually achieve the 760+ that I so badly hope for?
Any advice would be hugely appreciated!
PS I have scored a 720 on MGmat free simulator too and it's heart-breaking to not inch past 750.


I understand your desire to score in the 99%ile but take heart from the fact that 730 is not very different from 760 as far as the adcom is concerned. You seem to be on your way to above 80/80 which is perfectly good for most schools. Also, there is a good chance that you might actually score 750+ in the test - it all depends on whether you keep your wits during the test. A difference of 30-40 points in your score is normal especially at the higher end of the range since there are fewer people there and hence data is more scarce.

In SC, try to be as logical as you can be. Focus on finding a clear, concise and sensible sentence. You will probably see more high level questions in SC too which means there will be lot of focus on accuracy in meaning - keep that in mind.

As for DS, if you are good at PS, why the issues in DS? Just remember that at the end of the day, DS is only two PS questions in 1. It does take more time but the fundamentals are exactly the same.
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 07:42
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Welcome to GMAT Club!

I would not get too concerned as you have a proven track record with the GMAT prep, which is the most accurate indicator. I have not seen Veritas scores for a little while, so may take a bit of time to find somebody in the same boat...


thanks for your reply/welcome!!

hopefully i will hear something from others who have taken the Veritas GMAT simulated tests though it seems a bit new too so maybe thats why not many have tried it out...
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 07:50
Took the Veritas GMAT simulated CAT #1 test yesterday

610 34V/41Q

It's online, nothing to download...

Interface was okay, very white background, you can adjust the font size, has a timer that counts down at the top left corner and the problem number you are on at the top right corner

Overall Thoughts

-felt that the Math was a bit too easy, I've missed many more on MGMAT GMAT tests and scored higher on the Math section
-don't recall any exponent problems which i was surprised about
-data sufficiency problems didn't seem challenging enough
-Verbal seemed the most off
-near the tail end of my Verbal, i think i had about 7-8 SC problems straight which is unusual right?
-also the RC passages were very difficult to read, not in a challenging way but the subject matters were also off...philosophy and ethical issues...i didn't have a science RC passage

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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2010, 14:48
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2010, 00:23
Hi!

This is my first time posting, and I tried VEritas practice test and as I agreet with casnoopy's overview of the test.

calsnoopy: You may think I'm making this up, but I've been getting extremely similar grades as yours! Even the actual test's score! It's really frustrating to get a score way different from the scores you've been getting on the practice tests. Trust me, I know it... :wink:

So are you attending any prep currently? I'm planning to take a crash course, as I'm taking another test next month. Not sure which one would be worth the bang. I was planning to take the MGMAT, but it seems that I have to take the private tutoring, as they don't have any courses for such short period of time.

So how 's studying going? Did u decide to take the Veritas course?
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 10:05
Took Veritas Test Today. Got

650 33v/48q

I don't know how good representative is it of actual GMAT test. But I was expecting better score.

Explanation to some questions is not satisfactory.

Quant
1. Tony's Auto dealership

Verbal
1. CR- Meeting on environmental threats
SC- none of the options was satisfactory in many questions, leading to wrong answers.
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2010, 01:48
hi,

I just took the veritas free test and got 760 (Q51,V46) .. i think it's quite accurate .. :)

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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2010, 00:59
Q49 V42 but got only 690
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 18:25
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Also curious if anyone else has had experiences with Veritas Prep that they would like to share...and how accurate the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams are???

I am taking my first GMAT practice test since my March 15th disaster...doing it on the Veritas Prep GMAT Simulator CAT exam #1 but would like to know how other people thought about the test itself and how it compared with their experiences in MGMAT and GMAT Prep etc :)


Hello!

We don't deliberately design the tests to be harder than the official GMAT (we believe the practice tests should be as close to the real deal as possible), but, anecdotally, our students report that they tend to do 20-30 points better on the official GMAT. That difference seems to be driven more by verbal than quant. So, I'm being a little fast and loose with the numbers now, but I would say that, if the total score difference is 30 points, maybe 10 points are coming from Quant and 20 from Verbal. (That's an average across thousands of students.)

Again, we do aim to make our practice tests as close to the real test as possible, and we make adjustments to them frequently. But, I'd say that they tend to be slightly harder than the real test, on average.

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very good to know! thank you
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 06:38
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I just took the veritas free test and got 760 (Q51,V46) .. i think it's quite accurate .. :)


Great score buddy :) .........I got 100 less :( 660(Q47,V37) ........

I got 49-50 in Quant in every test simulator I have tried till now ...think something is wrong with the scoring algorithm ......

Verbal questions also were easy compared to others (Kaplan, Princeton Review) ......but ultimately my scores didn't improve ;)
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 09:01
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I just took the veritas free test and got 760 (Q51,V46) .. i think it's quite accurate .. :)


Great score buddy :) .........I got 100 less :( 660(Q47,V37) ........

I got 49-50 in Quant in every test simulator I have tried till now ...think something is wrong with the scoring algorithm ......

Verbal questions also were easy compared to others (Kaplan, Princeton Review) ......but ultimately my scores didn't improve ;)


Thnx Vudsri ... just took the actual GMAT yesterday and got a score of 740 (Q50,V40) .. So, it's slightly less than the veritas test .. even from my experience i felt that veritas test was a bit easier than the actual GMAT .. however,GMATprep was the most accurate indicator (I got exactly 740 on GMATprep also) ... so,maybe you should take a GMATprep test and rely on that rather than on any other test,and if it's slightly less than the veritas score,you can be doubly sure about the accuracy of the GMATprep score :)


On other hand, may be my veritas score is an anomaly ... dunno
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 09:14
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Thnx Vudsri ... just took the actual GMAT yesterday and got a score of 740 (Q50,V40) .. So, it's slightly less than the veritas test .. even from my experience i felt that veritas test was a bit easier than the actual GMAT .. however,GMATprep was the most accurate indicator (I got exactly 740 on GMATprep also) ... so,maybe you should take a GMATprep test and rely on that rather than on any other test,and if it's slightly less than the veritas score,you can be doubly sure about the accuracy of the GMATprep score :)


Am a little sorry for u not scoring 760 in actual GMAT but still happy that you got 740 (thats not bad either ) Congrats...........

Ya true we can't rely on any of these Test Simulators.....GMAT Prep is the closest approximation ........
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 09:19
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2/11/10 Paper Test 14 660 37V/45Q

2/17/10 Paper Test 31 650 36V/44Q

2/22/10 Manhattan GMAT CAT#6 690 39V/45Q

2/24/10 Paper Test 28 670 38V/44Q

3/2/10 Paper Test 42 680 42V/42Q

3/6/10 GMAT Prep #1 690 40V/44Q

3/13/10 GMAT Prep #2 670 38V/44Q


AND THEN

March 15th, 2010: GMAT 560 36V/32Q
I was stunned by this setback, especially such a huge drop in math



Sorry for what happened with you .......

But one question how are you able to scale your scores on Paper GMAT ???
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2010, 16:58
Hi all,

My first post on GMAT Club (I think :)). I took the GMAT in 2006 and score 660. Don't remember the scaled scores. I'm taking it again next Saturday (August 14) and here are my recent practice test scores:

1st GMAT attempt - 2006 - 660
Test 1 - Veritas Prep - 800 Score - 630
Test 2 - Veritas Prep - 800 Score - 540
Test 3 - Veritas Prep - 800 Score - 720
Test 4 - GMAT Prep 1 - 660
Test 5 - Veritas Prep - 800 Score - 680
Test 6 - Veritas Prep - 800 Score - 630
Test 7 - Veritas Prep - GMAT Simulator - 570
Test 8 - Veritas Prep - GMAT Simulator - 630
Test 9 - Veritas Prep - GMAT Simulator - 650

GMAT Simulator quant section is definitely easier but verbal section is way tougher, in my opinion. I was average scaled score of 36 in Quant - and in my first GMAT Simulator test, I started at 40 scaled score in Quant. Au contraire, my lowest verbal scaled score prior to GMAT Simulator had been 40 -- and I started with a scaled score of 26 with this test.

To sum it up -- verbal: tougher, quant: easier. Having said that, these tests are giving me confidence and making me work better under pressure. I'm also solving a lot of problems (even though a level easier than the actual GMAT). Hoping that all this practice will help me next week in my 2nd stab at the GMAT!

Hope this helps. Will be happy to provide more info.
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 19:32
I just took Veritas and scored 650 only(Q49, V34). Quants was way too easy, I got only 6 wrong and the first 15 correct, still it scored me only 49. Verbal was ok, but RC first passage was very tough and I ended up getting only 34. Can anyone let me know how Veritas verbal fair compared to the real one"?
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2012, 09:08
I just took the Veritas Free CAT Test and have some observations. Would anyone concur / disagree

- Quant seem's too easy - I scored a 51. No question seemed like a 750 question. Much in contrast with the MGMAT Tests.

- The order of questions in Verbal seemed quite off. A string of SC questions. All three Social RC's (Ugh). No science passage.

Scored a 660 (Q-51, V-32). How close is this to real GMAT? Any opinions?
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 00:27
I took the test today..
scored a 660.. ( Q 45 , V 38 )

Missed 8 questions in quant , yet ended up with only 45 :shock:

and isn't 45 in Q and 38 in V supposed to be 680?
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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 23:42
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Hi all,

My first post on GMAT Club (I think :)). I took the GMAT in 2006 and score 660. Don't remember the scaled scores. I'm taking it again next Saturday (August 14) and here are my recent practice test scores:

1st GMAT attempt - 2006 - 660
Test 1 - Veritas Prep - 800 Score - 630
Test 2 - Veritas Prep - 800 Score - 540
Test 3 - Veritas Prep - 800 Score - 720
Test 4 - GMAT Prep 1 - 660
Test 5 - Veritas Prep - 800 Score - 680
Test 6 - Veritas Prep - 800 Score - 630
Test 7 - Veritas Prep - GMAT Simulator - 570
Test 8 - Veritas Prep - GMAT Simulator - 630
Test 9 - Veritas Prep - GMAT Simulator - 650

GMAT Simulator quant section is definitely easier but verbal section is way tougher, in my opinion. I was average scaled score of 36 in Quant - and in my first GMAT Simulator test, I started at 40 scaled score in Quant. Au contraire, my lowest verbal scaled score prior to GMAT Simulator had been 40 -- and I started with a scaled score of 26 with this test.

To sum it up -- verbal: tougher, quant: easier. Having said that, these tests are giving me confidence and making me work better under pressure. I'm also solving a lot of problems (even though a level easier than the actual GMAT). Hoping that all this practice will help me next week in my 2nd stab at the GMAT!

Hope this helps. Will be happy to provide more info.



Hi ,

How did you write a lot of veritas prep tests ? I have access to only one free veritas prep tests. I finished my preparations now i want to write many practice tests but i don't have have resources. can you please help me out. Already finished princeton and 800 scetional tests.Need new resources..

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Re: Has anyone taken the Veritas Prep's GMAT Simulator CAT exams [#permalink] New post 13 May 2013, 12:41
Thank you very much, Brian! I am very excited for getting individualized alanysis of my test from you! I surely have to think it more thoroughly, but for the moment I understand your response a good news, right? I will feedback my real score too! Please know that I did not want to contest the algorithm quality - even if I was positively surprised, I have been preparing for the exam very dilligently (e.g. did most of the GMAT Club 700+ problems twice, with analysis). All right, shhh for now, I don't want to jinx it. Back to math :).
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