Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 23:30

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

How helpful are GMAT club tests?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2010
Posts: 92
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 9

How helpful are GMAT club tests? [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2012, 11:54
I have been doing couple of gmat club tests. I like the tests in that they provide toughter questions. I was also wondering, whether the Qs goes little outside of the material that GMAT covers in order to make them harder. I was wondering, am i using my brain power on stuff that might not matter end of the day?

Should I just repeat the OG rather than doing gmat club tests?

Pros, experienced people, any thoughts?
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12186
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2271

Kudos [?]: 8764 [0], given: 3666

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: How helpful are GMAT club tests? [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2012, 12:07
Expert's post
I will stay neutral since I am a biased party and one of the people who created the tests. There are many testimonials on the site in terms of the usefulness/scope/staying within the limits.

In my opinion they are within the scope of the GMAT though the actual boundaries are usually debatable to a degree. The part where they may be going out is difficulty of some of the calculations (a few of them require brutal multiplication/division) but they have a point too in the sense that you will always encounter on the GMAT something that you will not know how to solve and need to make a decision (spend time on this or guess and move on). Most high-scoring people refuse to guess.

There are a few questions that do go outside of the GMAT borders but there is usually a reason for that - e.g. teaching a concept or shortcut that can be used on questions within the testing realm and again to simulate some of the "experimental" question nature where you may presented with a non-orthodox question that you have never seen before.

Anyway, I would do a search though and see this one result-correlation-between-gmat-and-gmat-club-s-tests-30989.html

The thread is a bit old and not very representative as we have been doing revisions to the tests over the last few years. One major revision done in 2009 and one currently under way (we look at the results and make sure the questions are properly tuned - e.g. no confusing wording or multiple solutions, etc.).

P.S. Sorry for a long note. Was going to be a 2 sentence reply
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Re: How helpful are GMAT club tests?   [#permalink] 12 Apr 2012, 12:07
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
GMAT Club Test - Please help! msbcapitalist 3 14 Sep 2014, 22:51
HOW TO ACCESS GMAT CLUB TESTS GMAT98 0 02 Dec 2012, 05:05
1 HOW TO ACCESS GMAT CLUB TESTS GMAT98 1 02 Dec 2012, 05:02
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic How accurate are the GMAT club tests? Shawshank 9 26 Aug 2012, 17:53
How to utilize gmat club tests transfer9858 3 01 Apr 2012, 06:35
Display posts from previous: Sort by

How helpful are GMAT club tests?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.