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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 15 May 2010, 08:59
Hello back (the forum wouldn't let me quote correctly),

Great reaction! I just took the second GMAT Prep test and scored exactly 700 on it. My exam is on Monday and I will let you know how I did as soon as I am back. I suppose the free test is quite hard even compared to the other CAT's you provide. Actually I am pretty sure, because I remember some of the quant questions were really challenging!
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2010, 05:08
I have just taken GMATPREP 1 and MGMAT CAT#1 and the scores as below:

GMATPREP: 730 (Q-50, V-40)
MGMAT CAT#1: 680 (Q-47, V-35)

I cannot really judge my performance level for the D-day since there is a 50 point difference between the two scores. Is this the case with others too who have taken the two tests :(
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2010, 05:26
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I have just taken GMATPREP 1 and MGMAT CAT#1 and the scores as below:

GMATPREP: 730 (Q-50, V-40)
MGMAT CAT#1: 680 (Q-47, V-35)

I cannot really judge my performance level for the D-day since there is a 50 point difference between the two scores. Is this the case with others too who have taken the two tests :(


Yes, for me the MGMAT CAT#1 is harder compared to the real thing. My real score was the average between the two GMATPREP tests the first time I took them. :)
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 10:05
MGMAT CAT#2: 680 (same breakup as CAT#1) Though I ran out of time and had to guess last 5 questions in quant section

MGMAT CAT#3: 670

This is freaking me out. My performance on MGMAT doesn't seem to change :(
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2010, 18:13
I have given Manhattan GMAT Tests and have following scores:

CAT1 - 730 Q51 V 38 (Free Test)
CAT2 - 680 Q48 V35
CAT3 - 730 Q51 V 38
CAT4 - 730 Q49 V40
CAT5 - 740 Q 51 V 40

Besides I got a 720 on GMATPrep1 Q 51 V38. I am scheduled to write the test within a week and plan to take the GMATPrep2 within next two days.

What do you guys feel am I heading for at the actual test?

Thanks in Advance
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2010, 05:37
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I have given Manhattan GMAT Tests and have following scores:

CAT1 - 730 Q51 V 38 (Free Test)
CAT2 - 680 Q48 V35
CAT3 - 730 Q51 V 38
CAT4 - 730 Q49 V40
CAT5 - 740 Q 51 V 40

Besides I got a 720 on GMATPrep1 Q 51 V38. I am scheduled to write the test within a week and plan to take the GMATPrep2 within next two days.

What do you guys feel am I heading for at the actual test?

Thanks in Advance


btgmat2010,

You seem to be scoring well on the MGMAT tests and this should place you somewhere in the 720-740 mark (just a hunch... don't feel contented tho). I guess you should keep working on your verbal score because there is a visible variation in the score. All the best and do post your debrief :)
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 02 May 2011, 07:38
Free MGMAT: 640 (44Q/34V)
MGMAT 2: 680 (44Q/38V)
GMATprep 1: 610 (42Q/31V)

I find the Sentence Correction on GMATprep to be more difficult than MGMAT.
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2011, 02:39
Dear all,

I am from Europe and currently a bit puzzled when it comes to evaluating where I stand in terms of GMAT preparation (scheduled for July 31st).

I am wondering what I can expect from test day since I see a large (positive) deviation between MGMAT tests (AWA included, timed sessions) to the official prep material:

in chronological order:

May 11: GMAT Prep 1 - 550 (think it was Q 36, V 30)
Mid June 11: GMAT Prep 2 - 590 (Q 38, V 34)
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Mid June 11: MGMAT free test - 690 (Q 44, V 39)
July 11: MGMAT 1 - 650 (Q 44, V 35)
Today: MGMAT 2 - 710 (Q 46, V 41)

I actually thought that MGMAT is considered more difficult than real GMAT while official GMAT prep is perceived easier. My scores however seem somewhat inconsistent with that assumption! Does anybody have an idea or advice?

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2011, 06:12
Hey,

I'm not so sure that the difference in your scores is due to the difficulty levels of the practice tests. While Manhattan GMAT practice tests aren't official, we try to mimic the official test algorithm as closely as possible. Your higher scores are probably due to an increase in your ability level over the past couple months. Looks like all your hard work is paying off!

For the official test, GMAC has published a "within student" standard deviation of 30 points, and GMATPrep is supposed to be about the same. A "within student" SD means that if the student takes the test a bunch of times in a row (without studying / learning more in between), the standard deviation of that student's scores will be about 30.

We (MGMAT) have done extensive analysis of our large pool of students and their practice and official test scores.

The "within student" SD is about 50 points on our tests. The "last MGMAT test to official test" SD is also about 50 points.

Every 2 months, we calibrate our scoring algorithm to ensure that our test, on average (across all students now) is an unbiased estimator of GMAT performance. What this means: some students do better on the official test and some students do worse (compared to last MGMAT test). When we look at performance across all of our students, we attempt to ensure that the average difference balances out to zero. In practice, we ensure that the average difference in last MGMAT test score vs. official test score is between +5 and -5 points across all students. What this means: our tests do not consistently under- or over-estimate scores.

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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2011, 14:58
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Dear all,

I am from Europe and currently a bit puzzled when it comes to evaluating where I stand in terms of GMAT preparation (scheduled for July 31st).

I am wondering what I can expect from test day since I see a large (positive) deviation between MGMAT tests (AWA included, timed sessions) to the official prep material:

in chronological order:

May 11: GMAT Prep 1 - 550 (think it was Q 36, V 30)
Mid June 11: GMAT Prep 2 - 590 (Q 38, V 34)
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Mid June 11: MGMAT free test - 690 (Q 44, V 39)

July 11: MGMAT 1 - 650 (Q 44, V 35)
Today: MGMAT 2 - 710 (Q 46, V 41)

I actually thought that MGMAT is considered more difficult than real GMAT while official GMAT prep is perceived easier. My scores however seem somewhat inconsistent with that assumption! Does anybody have an idea or advice?

Thanks a lot!


Did you take the test on the same day? Wow.

I think you are improving though. Did you finish on time? My Q is Q45 and I didn't finish on time! :(
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2011, 16:36
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Question. People in this thread say that MGMAT is harder, but your calculator says otherwise. When I input a score of 720 from MGMAT, your calculator estimates a 710 in the real gmat. What's the scoop? I am guessing since a lot of the posts in this thread are old, Manhattan has adjusted their scores already?
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 09:21
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timogrund wrote:
Dear all,

I am from Europe and currently a bit puzzled when it comes to evaluating where I stand in terms of GMAT preparation (scheduled for July 31st).

I am wondering what I can expect from test day since I see a large (positive) deviation between MGMAT tests (AWA included, timed sessions) to the official prep material:

in chronological order:

May 11: GMAT Prep 1 - 550 (think it was Q 36, V 30)
Mid June 11: GMAT Prep 2 - 590 (Q 38, V 34)
---
Mid June 11: MGMAT free test - 690 (Q 44, V 39)

July 11: MGMAT 1 - 650 (Q 44, V 35)
Today: MGMAT 2 - 710 (Q 46, V 41)

I actually thought that MGMAT is considered more difficult than real GMAT while official GMAT prep is perceived easier. My scores however seem somewhat inconsistent with that assumption! Does anybody have an idea or advice?

Thanks a lot!


Did you take the test on the same day? Wow.

I think you are improving though. Did you finish on time? My Q is Q45 and I didn't finish on time! :(


Yes I did finish on time, but with no time left actually.

Thanks for all of your feedback! I will let you guys know how I performed...
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I never exceeded a 750 on MGMT and a 720 on GMATPrep. However, I somehow managed a 760 on test day.

Also, I came in a bit below my average MGMT quant score and well above my average MGMT average verbal score on test day. This is a bit contrary to the general consensus regarding MGMT quant scores--but I do think that MGMT quant is definitely harder than the real GMAT's quant. I think my experience was a bit of a fluke.
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 16:10
i Feel the MGMAT quant is more difficult than the GMAT standard and the performance in quant can also impact your verbal score. So expect to get more in the official gmat.
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 16:29
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i Feel the MGMAT quant is more difficult than the GMAT standard and the performance in quant can also impact your verbal score. So expect to get more in the official gmat.


How would your performance in quant have any affect on your verbal score?
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2011, 19:21
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pankgarg wrote:
i Feel the MGMAT quant is more difficult than the GMAT standard and the performance in quant can also impact your verbal score. So expect to get more in the official gmat.


How would your performance in quant have any affect on your verbal score?


If i did not do well in quant, it increased my anxiety level, making me perform bad in verbal even..
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2011, 08:28
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i Feel the MGMAT quant is more difficult than the GMAT standard and the performance in quant can also impact your verbal score. So expect to get more in the official gmat.


How would your performance in quant have any affect on your verbal score?


If i did not do well in quant, it increased my anxiety level, making me perform bad in verbal even..

+1. I find the same too, that when I do my quant well, my verbal goes up a few points and when not, it goes the other way.

I know you are supposed to put it behind you and switch on a new mode as if the quant didn't exist, but it is not the same in reality. Some part of your mind always lingers on the "supposed" poor quant performance, which takes away that 100% focus on verbal after.
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 15:04
quant definitely feels harder on the MGMAT tests, especially when you get down to the combinatorics section
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Re: Manhattan GMAT Tests vs Real GMAT Scores [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2011, 15:16
I am scheduled for the GMAT next week, but when I do the GMAC review questions and the practice exam, the math definitely feels harder than MGMAT.
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