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

It is currently 22 Oct 2014, 15:35

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

Is Actual Gmat much tougher than gmat prep??

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 11 Nov 2009
Posts: 30
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 1

Is Actual Gmat much tougher than gmat prep?? [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2011, 09:00
Want to know from recent gmat takers.....what is there experience about gmat prep and actual gmat.......can we still bank on gmatprep to give us a good indication of where we are with our preparation......I got this doubt because i came to know that gmat prep software is not updated since last 2-3 years but the actual gmat has changed......

Pls share ur experience...........
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Director
Director
avatar
Status: -=GMAT Jedi=-
Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 740
Location: Kochi, India
Schools: ISB
WE 1: Engineer - Larsen & Toubro, ECC Division
WE 2: Faculty - T.I.M.E.
Followers: 33

Kudos [?]: 130 [0], given: 66

Re: Is Actual Gmat much tougher than gmat prep?? [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2011, 10:15
The real GMAT is just a shade tougher than the GMAT Prep Tests. The main reasons for taking the GMAT Prep Tests are:
1. It's a good source of authentic GMAT questions.
2. The test interface is exactly the same as the real test. So it will help you become more comfortable.
_________________

Mission: Be a force of good and make a positive difference to every life I touch!

From 650 to 710 to 750 - My Tryst With GMAT [Experience Thread]

Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 17
Location: India
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
WE: Marketing (Education)
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 2

Re: Is Actual Gmat much tougher than gmat prep?? [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2011, 03:18
In my experience I found them to be exactly the same in terms of level of questions. The difference comes in the pressure of the situation when you are taking the actual test. Best way to negate this is to do lots of practice tests in simulated conditions.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 26 Mar 2011
Posts: 284
Concentration: Finance
Schools: UCLA (Anderson) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: Q V
Followers: 19

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 12

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Is Actual Gmat much tougher than gmat prep?? [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2011, 04:07
Real GMAT is different from prep in that it's difficutly scales upward at a much higher rate. Especially with the experimental questions involved, it ramps up pretty quickly, within the first 5-6 questions.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 04 Aug 2011
Posts: 137
Location: Canada
Schools: York University (Schulich) - Class of 2015
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V41
GMAT 2: 760 Q50 V42
WE: Engineering (Education)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 10

Re: Is Actual Gmat much tougher than gmat prep?? [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2011, 10:27
Pretty similar, score was accurate as well. 770 and 730 on Prep 1 and 2, 750 on the real thing.
Re: Is Actual Gmat much tougher than gmat prep??   [#permalink] 19 Sep 2011, 10:27
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Gmat Prep Quant is tougher than Manhatten Gmat..? sonigmat 2 08 Jul 2010, 09:39
1 is the GMAT club quant test tougher than other quants alwynjoseph 2 24 Jun 2009, 10:56
1 Real GMAT tougher than GMATPrep? Rubashov1 4 11 Feb 2008, 10:10
GMAT Prep 650, Actual 550 twallace 7 23 Nov 2007, 12:08
GMAT Prep vs Actual GMAT desiguy 3 05 Nov 2005, 11:05
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Is Actual Gmat much tougher than gmat prep??

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: bagdbmba, WaterFlowsUp



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®.