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# How reliable are the official prep tests and the MG tests?

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01 Jun 2011, 01:01
Hi there,

I have a question regarding the prep tests. Do you think these tests are a valid indicator for the test day performance? Especially I had the feeling, that the OG Prep 2 is way too easy. But let's start with the beginning of the story:

I am studying for the GMAT since three weeks now and before starting preparation, I scored a 650 (Q40 V40) in the OG Prep Test 1. I did quite well on the Reasoning and Reading part, but almost everything in SC was wrong since English is not my native language and I know I am really weak in working with grammar etc...

After almost three weeks of study, especially Quant, I did the MGMAT 1 yesterday. The result was devestating, I dropped from 650 to 590. There was only a minor improvement in the Quant Section (from Q40 to Q42) despite I studied so much and Verbal was a disaster (down to V30 !!!).

This morning I took the OG Prep 2 and scored a 750 (Q49, V42). The small incline in the verbal section was probably due to some basic SC working. But Quant was somewhat suprising after the MGMAT 1 result, despite I was delighted by the result since I expected a stronger increase after so much Quant studying.

However, now I am totally confused and I am somewhat in panic with respect to the test day. Based on such huge deviations in my scores I have absolutly no idea what will happen on the test day.

So, do you think the MGMAT or rather the OG prep tests are a good indicator? Or neither nor?

Thank you so much for some impressions and statements based on your experience!
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01 Jun 2011, 02:58
People report GMATPrep is the closest (for obvious reasons):

People have also reported MGAMT quant is more difficult than the real thing.

We also have a score calculator:
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