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THe OG 11 questions increase in difficulty so in each section the first 1/3 or so will be pretty easy, the 2nd 1/3rd will be medium and the last part will be harder questions.
They are representative of questions on the real test. What helped me most coming from the Kaplan and PR books was the wording of the questions. They are much different from how the other books word them and I assume it is closer to the real thing. I have yet to take the GMAT though so I am sure someone with more experience could chime in. _________________
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I've yet to sit for the exam. But I feel the OG is representative of the real GMAT. If you aim for 680-700, concentrate on the last third of each section. Pick up the supplements as well. I found them slightly easier than the regular OG, but good practice nonetheless. It's amazing how all of these prep courses fail in replicating the actual GMAT.
Here's my take on the OG 11th Edition compared to the real GMAT.
RC: The OG is harder than the real GMAT. The passages are shorter and easier to read on the real GMAT.
SC: The OG is about equal to the real GMAT. Thing is, the OG tests you on the same concepts (you need to nail these concepts), but the real GMAT throws in some more concepts you haven't seen before.
CR: The OG is easier than the real GMAT. Most of the CRs in the OG are freebies. More than half of the answers in the OG will give you an AHA experience right when you read them. For the real GMAT, some of the answers are really close. You really have use the process of elimination.
OG is about equal to the real GMAT. I would say that the real thing is a little bit harder than the OG.
I found the Math part to be more difficult in the real GMAT. Especially if you reach the 650+ level. Remember that the exam is adaptive so if you are at a high level you will get more difficult questions.
The verbal section was about the same except for sentece correction which I found it a little more difficult.
But at the same time Level of quant in GMATPrep is very similar to Real GMAT.
OG 11 has lots of expired questions which are good for proactice but only after the 100th question will you find some tough problems (level of real GMAT) if you want to score 45+
Regarding GMATPrep, the number of expired questions are less and restricted to the easy level. There are lots of experimental questions and questions with same formats do appear in real GMAT. In my own case, I atleast saw 3 questions in real GMAT that were nearly identical to GMATPrep.
My advise is to work on all the OG and GMATPrep problems. No matter the difficulty level. Make sure you understand the wording, and learn the common traps. In my opinion, to improve the math score, you should try to find extra materials. I would suggest the GMAT Club Challenges. They not only helped me to improve my math skills but also my timing.
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