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# Kaplan CAT vs. Real GMAT

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03 Jul 2007, 12:18
Well, I read a lot on this website that Kaplan CAT score is unbelievable low and you can add easily 20 to 50 points to the real exam. However, I find this the opposite. The four Kaplan CAT I took, I scored 680, 710, 730, and 770. But the GMAT prep I took, I scored 630 and 620. And actual GMAT I scored a terrible 530. What am I doing wrong here? Did I take the same Kaplan CAT as you guys did? I have the 4 CAT CD as well as the 8 CAT online since I sign up for their prep course. Anyone want to comment on that?
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05 Jul 2007, 21:27
eileen1017 wrote:
Well, I read a lot on this website that Kaplan CAT score is unbelievable low and you can add easily 20 to 50 points to the real exam. However, I find this the opposite. The four Kaplan CAT I took, I scored 680, 710, 730, and 770. But the GMAT prep I took, I scored 630 and 620. And actual GMAT I scored a terrible 530. What am I doing wrong here? Did I take the same Kaplan CAT as you guys did? I have the 4 CAT CD as well as the 8 CAT online since I sign up for their prep course. Anyone want to comment on that?

The only way to know what score you're going to get is to take the test. Unfortunately, none of the practice exams really do provide an accurate prediction. Sure, they get closer to reality for some people, but they cannot be reality.

Now you've taken the real one and you have a real score. This is your benchmark. You should take it again, concentrate not on practice tests but on making sure you know as much as you can possibly know, and then take it again.

If you do better than 530, you'll know you did it right this time.
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06 Jul 2007, 10:59
The Kaplan CAT bears no resemblance to the real thing. Actually, most people score much lower on Kaplan exams than on the real thing, but the bottom line is that they really aren't related so the scores are of no use. Kaplan sucks.
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06 Jul 2007, 11:36
pelihu wrote:
The Kaplan CAT bears no resemblance to the real thing. Actually, most people score much lower on Kaplan exams than on the real thing, but the bottom line is that they really aren't related so the scores are of no use. Kaplan sucks.

Haha

Pelihu has always stood up for Kaplan!!!

J/K of course. He's right, Kaplan is really a joke.
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08 Jul 2007, 08:53
Have you already started the Kaplan course? I wouldn't do it.

GMATPrep and Princeton Review CATs are MUCH more accurate. If you need a course, do PR instead of Kaplan.
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# Kaplan CAT vs. Real GMAT

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