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# How accurate is the GMATPrep score?

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07 Jul 2007, 10:45
prep1 - 760
prep2 - 750

Test - 710 (bad day may be)
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07 Jul 2007, 13:18
I'm wondering whether most of these people took the GMATPrep tests before going through the OG or after...

I just took my first GMATPrep test and I got maybe 3 or 4 questions straight from the OG in verbal. In quant I saw maybe 1 or 2 repeats from the OG.

If most of the people that responded to this thread did the OG before taking their GMATPrep tests and still experienced extremely high correlation between their practice score and actual score, then i'm tempted to believe that a several repeats does not affect your score too much.

Opinions on how much repeats will affect your practice score?
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07 Jul 2007, 16:46
It was the most accurate predictor for me:

GMATPrep 1 - 700 (2 weeks before test day)
GMATPrep 2 - 720 (1 week before test day)

Actual: 710

My Quant score went up and my Verbal score went down, though.

Kaplan is crap--I scored mostly high 500s and low 600s.

I got some very similar questions from the OG on the actual. Definitely go through the OG backwards and forwards.
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08 Jul 2007, 10:23
trahul4 wrote:
What are your thoughts on the accuracy of manhattan CATs?

I'd just like to bump this one up there. Any comments on the MGMAT vs. thr actual?

BTW, MGMAT states this on their website:

NOTE: On April 23, 2007, at 6 pm EDT, our CAT scoring algorithm was RECALIBRATED based on data gathered since the launch in November, 2006. The purpose of this recalibration was to provide a CLOSER MATCH between CAT performance and GMAT performance. Our analyses showed that on average, our verbal subscore was moderately overshooting the GMAT, particularly at the high end. As a result of the recalibration, this overshoot and high-end skew has been corrected. (The quant subscore had less of an issue but has also been slightly recalibrated.)
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08 Jul 2007, 18:03
Pardon another newbie question. Where can we get these GMATPrep test everybody is talking about. Are these ones from 800score ? I am confused as I see this name "GMATPrep test " everywhere, from Kaplan, Mahattan,etc.
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08 Jul 2007, 19:12
somethingbetter wrote:
Pardon another newbie question. Where can we get these GMATPrep test everybody is talking about. Are these ones from 800score ? I am confused as I see this name "GMATPrep test " everywhere, from Kaplan, Mahattan,etc.

GMATPrep is the official practice test provided by the GMAC. You are allowed to download the software from here: http://www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT/ToolsToHelpYouPrepare/GMATPrepProducts/FreeGMATPrepTestPreparationSoftwarein2006.htm once you have registered for the test.
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10 Jul 2007, 18:50
GMAT prep was way off for me, both the times I took the GMAT.

GMAT Prep 1: 610
GMAT Prep 2: 620
Manhattan GMAT 1: 640
Manhattan GMAT 2: 640
Manhattan GMAT 3: 630

GMAT: 650

GMAT Prep 1: 680
GMAT Prep 2: 670
Manhattan GMAT 4: 700
Manhattan GMAT 5: 650

GMAT: 710

It seems that it's just me that my GMAT Prep scores are below my actual score. I usually took the GMAT Prep 2 test 1 week before the actual GMAT, so there can't me that much variation? Whatever it is, I'm glad my actual scores were higher than the GMAT Prep!
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17 Jul 2007, 09:59
GMATPrep1: 640
GMATPrep2: 680 (a week before the actual test)

GMAT: 680

I would say that the score is fairly accurate
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19 Jul 2007, 15:40
GMATPrep1 : 600 (the first time i took it i didn't know where to look for the score, so i skipped over it on accident after i took it... and for like 30 minutes i was looking for the score but all it would show me was which questions i got wrong! ) but i got a lot wrong and i remember seeing 6_ _
GMATPrep2 : 700

GMAT: 720

the first one was just... whoa, it was my first time taking any sort of computerized test so it was a feeler. the 2nd one seemed pretty accurate.
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27 Jul 2007, 11:32
nxrfelix wrote:
I took my first GmatPrep CAT a few weeks ago and got 610.
I studied some more and took an MGMAT CAT yesterday and got a 700.

I, however, will get extended time on the actual test and took my MGMAT CAT with that extra time, whereas GmatPrep didnt let me do that....I guess that accounts for such a drastic difference.

just curious why you are getting extra time? a 610 is a kinda high score for someone with a learning disabilty, no?
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27 Jul 2007, 16:44
trahul4 wrote:
What are your thoughts on the accuracy of manhattan CATs?

They are not really accurate. The sw that comes closest to the REAL GMAT is GMAT-Prep provided by GMAC.
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30 Jul 2007, 09:06
GmatPrep 1 640
GmatPrep 2 660
GmatPrep 1(reinstall) - 700
GmatPrep 2(reinstall) - 700

Actual GMAT - 720
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30 Jul 2007, 10:13
that's what I'm aiming for right now... hopefully I get a higher score than my recent GMAT Practice scores

GMATPrep1 - 770(!)
GMATPrep2 - 710(?!)
PowerPrep1 - 710
PowerPrep2 - 750 (?!)

I'm just very confused. GMAT this Friday, will report it when I get that done.
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30 Jul 2007, 10:16
GMATPrep 1: 590
GMATPrep 2: 600

GMATPrep 3: 600
GMATPrep 4 (the night before the test): 640

Actual GMAT: 620

Pretty accurate for me also!
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30 Jul 2007, 15:36
kryzak wrote:
that's what I'm aiming for right now... hopefully I get a higher score than my recent GMAT Practice scores

GMATPrep1 - 770(!)
GMATPrep2 - 710(?!)
PowerPrep1 - 710
PowerPrep2 - 750 (?!)

I'm just very confused. GMAT this Friday, will report it when I get that done.
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good luck! i am anxious to see what you get.

i took my first GMAT Prep and got a 640 about 2 months ago. I took two Powerpreps and got 720, 730 about 2-3 weeks ago.... i will be taking the second gmatprep this wednesday and reeinstalling and taking one more gmatprep before the test in two weeks
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30 Jul 2007, 16:29
kryzak wrote:
that's what I'm aiming for right now... hopefully I get a higher score than my recent GMAT Practice scores

GMATPrep1 - 770(!)
GMATPrep2 - 710(?!)
PowerPrep1 - 710
PowerPrep2 - 750 (?!)

I'm just very confused. GMAT this Friday, will report it when I get that done.

My test is on friday as well and I am getting around the same scores in practice. Good luck to us!
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03 Aug 2007, 00:11
Gmat prep 1 -->760
Gmat prep 2 -->760

Actual Exam --->750
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03 Aug 2007, 08:54
GMATPrep 1 - 690 (1.5 weeks before test day)
GMATPrep 2 - 710 (a few days before test day)

Actual GMAT - 750 (July 31 2007).

I know the PowerPrep was pretty accurate 'cause I couldn't make myself get focused on the Verbal Section while I was getting prepared. So, when at the real test I scored rather well on Verbal, and a bit worse than usually on Quant (nerves, I guess). Quant - 48, Verb - 44.
03 Aug 2007, 08:54

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