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16 Dec 2011, 16:29
Hi all I have my gmat exam tomorrow morning.

On 8/28/11 I took gmatprep 1 and scored: 500 Q27, V32...

Then I actually started studying with manhattan books and did their exams

Manhattan 1: 670 Q44, V37
Manhattan 2: 640 Q44, V34
Manhattan 3: 630 Q44, V32
Manhattan 4: 680 Q47, V35
Manhattan 5: 680 Q47, V36
Manhattan 6: 700 Q44, V40

Today I took the gmatprep exam 2 and got 720!!! Q47, V42

Hope I do well tomorrow
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17 Dec 2011, 09:58
Took gmat this morning. Scored 660 M42 V39... worth a retake?
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19 Dec 2011, 21:17
Can anyone of you'll please share your MGMAT username if you're done with the test? I have my GMAT exam next week and wanted to do the Manhattan mock CATs
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19 Dec 2011, 21:40
Just gave the GMAT. My powerprep scores are a bit off (690 and 680) while MGMAT 1 (720) 2(710) 3(700) was nearer the mark. Got a 730 overall (quant 49, verbal 40...wish my quant was better, massacared the data sufficiency questions ( )
730 isn't too bad with 3 weeks of prep but it pales when compared to my GRE (800 Quants and 780 Verbal) which I gave 2 years ago for my MS. Maybe I should give my GMAT again....
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19 Dec 2011, 23:04
Hey

Thanks
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02 Aug 2013, 08:56
I just got a V45 99%ile ... which I can't believe because I am not at all in that kind of league. I would be happy with a V35 ... so not really sure what to make of it!
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03 Aug 2013, 22:45
Hi,

I think that you should deduct 50 points from Manhattan GMAT score to get your real score. I scored max 710 on Manhattan and scored 650 for the real test.

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11 Aug 2013, 11:47
hey guys....is the AWA section on all the 6 MGMAT tests scored by GMATWrite tool???
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21 Jan 2014, 09:18
Hi, Guys!
I just want to share.
A week before my GMAT I was scoring 670, 680, 680, 690 on MGMAT and 710, 720, 740 and 750 on GMAT prep. With Quant being in the 47-49 range and Verbal in 40-44 range (GMAT prep and 37-40 MGMAT). So I was pretty confident to hit the 700 on the real thing today. I was so wrong! I got 650.. Quant 45, Verbal 34!! I don't understand what went wrong to be honest, I wasn't nervous, I managed my time well and felt pretty confident through out the whole thing, but anyways it's not the point.
The math on the real thing is comparable with GMAT prep. MGMAT math is harder, but the results I was getting are pretty similar. I guess the algorithm MGMAT uses awards you points based on the quality not quantity, so to speak.
However, I found verbal on the real thing to be incomparably more difficult than that of MGMAT and especially that of GMAT prep. On GMAT prep tests, I did 4 in total (bought two additional test, so no repetitions in questions) on 3 of the 4 I got 44, 97th percentile in Verbal. On the real thing 34, 70th percentile!!! MGMAT verbal is a bit different from the real thing. The questions on MGMAT are tricky in the way they are formulated and thus are kind of time consuming, but very doable. On the real thing I found the questions to be rather easy to comprehend, however the answer choices were ambiguous! On both MGMAT and GMAT prep tests once you got the question content and the question itself it is kind of easy to find the correct answer. On the real thing everything seemed to fit!!!!!!
Anyways, I'm retaking the GMAT in a month. I'll let you know how it went.
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Hi, Guys!
I just want to share.
A week before my GMAT I was scoring 670, 680, 680, 690 on MGMAT and 710, 720, 740 and 750 on GMAT prep. With Quant being in the 47-49 range and Verbal in 40-44 range (GMAT prep and 37-40 MGMAT). So I was pretty confident to hit the 700 on the real thing today. I was so wrong! I got 650.. Quant 45, Verbal 34!! I don't understand what went wrong to be honest, I wasn't nervous, I managed my time well and felt pretty confident through out the whole thing, but anyways it's not the point.
The math on the real thing is comparable with GMAT prep. MGMAT math is harder, but the results I was getting are pretty similar. I guess the algorithm MGMAT uses awards you points based on the quality not quantity, so to speak.
However, I found verbal on the real thing to be incomparably more difficult than that of MGMAT and especially that of GMAT prep. On GMAT prep tests, I did 4 in total (bought two additional test, so no repetitions in questions) on 3 of the 4 I got 44, 97th percentile in Verbal. On the real thing 34, 70th percentile!!! MGMAT verbal is a bit different from the real thing. The questions on MGMAT are tricky in the way they are formulated and thus are kind of time consuming, but very doable. On the real thing I found the questions to be rather easy to comprehend, however the answer choices were ambiguous! On both MGMAT and GMAT prep tests once you got the question content and the question itself it is kind of easy to find the correct answer. On the real thing everything seemed to fit!!!!!!
Anyways, I'm retaking the GMAT in a month. I'll let you know how it went.

670-690 were solid scores on the MGMAT CATS!! Tough luck. It is really strange that despite your scores in CATs and absence of any signs of anything out of the ordinary on the real GMAT you didn't score close to your expected score. I'd be interested in knowing how you go about preparing for your re-take! Wish you luck. If you feel you've exhausted most resources for mocks, I'd recommend taking GMAT Club mocks. They helped me a great deal in my prep for GMAT quant.
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21 Feb 2014, 23:55
I took the official gmat and got the same score as I got in MGMAT CAT. But I am sure that all these third-party tests can not fully duplicate the 'mood' of the real test. MGMAT is really ok and worth to be taken, but real gmat questions are very logical/intelligent and require less computation.

All questions were completely new. I never saw them before. But it doesnt mean that u will see any new concept or theory that u didnt study before. Question types are the same, but the questions are themselves much smarter than what we see in gmat prep
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28 Feb 2014, 09:35
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I took the official gmat and got the same score as I got in MGMAT CAT. But I am sure that all these third-party tests can not fully duplicate the 'mood' of the real test. MGMAT is really ok and worth to be taken, but real gmat questions are very logical/intelligent and require less computation.

All questions were completely new. I never saw them before. But it doesnt mean that u will see any new concept or theory that u didnt study before. Question types are the same, but the questions are themselves much smarter than what we see in gmat prep

Yes, some very valid points. The actual thing will seem "much smarter" in the sense that you will see actual history passages or paragraphs about a scientific experiment, etc. Social / Historical / Scientific paragraphs/passages tend to be most common.

While the concepts tested in third-party tests are similar -- you will experience the slight difference in terms of content when you sit for the real thing. Having said that, practice tests are still a great tool for your preparation when used properly. Be careful not to run through tests without reviewing your mistakes. The review process is critical.

If you are looking for a second option, we encourage you to check out the adaptive practice test we provide here: http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... ctice-test
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29 Jul 2014, 09:14
My GMAT is in Aug,and I do not want to buy all the MGMAT CATS at this moment.
Is it true that you get the 7 MGMAT CATS with any MGMAT book like strategy guides etc.In that case,if i check in my local library for the book,will i be able to avail the tests.
So,if I could borrow the book from my library and make use of the CATs that come with it,it would be great.

Waiting for your replies on this.Thanks!
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15 Aug 2014, 11:49
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My GMAT is in Aug,and I do not want to buy all the MGMAT CATS at this moment.
Is it true that you get the 7 MGMAT CATS with any MGMAT book like strategy guides etc.In that case,if i check in my local library for the book,will i be able to avail the tests.
So,if I could borrow the book from my library and make use of the CATs that come with it,it would be great.

Waiting for your replies on this.Thanks!

Any manhattan guide has 6 tests included.
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Wanted to share my thoughts on this topic in case anyone out there is using the MGMAT CATs to gauge their progress and becoming increasingly frustrated as their scores aren't reflecting the effort being put in. I was in the same boat a few months back before taking my GMAT and a few Google searches pointed me to this helpful, but not exactly definitive, thread. I suppose this all differs based on the test taker, but in my experience the MGMAT CATs are absolutely more difficult than the real thing, and by a fairly large margin, especially on quant.

Before I had opened any of the MGMAT study guides, or the OG, I took my free GMAT CAT exam. I ended up with a 630, which is a good starting point, but my quant score was a 37. After directing most of my study time toward quant, including going through the MGMAT guides (post isn't meant to slam MGMAT- these are helpful), as well as the OG quant problems over the course of 3-4 months, I tried another MGMAT CAT. This time I scored a 660. Not a bad score, but did not reflect how much time I had put into the study guides, or how well I was doing on the practice problems in the OG. Figuring that my latest CAT was just a result of a bad day, I tried another--660. Went back and reviewed my exam, studied up on some things I missed, and tried another--660 again, with hardly any improvement in quant.

At that point I went looking for answers; my scores on MGMAT just were not meshing with how well I felt I was doing on the OG problems. I found this thread, and figured the GMAT Prep exams were worth a shot, really hoping that everyone on here saying that the MGMAT exams were more difficult than the real thing were correct; fortunately,I found they were correct. After doing nothing but review my latest CAT exam, I took a GMAT Prep exam and immediately saw my score go up 50 points to a 710, including a 4 point bump over my best MGMAT CAT quant performance.

If I could do it again, I would still do a couple of the MGMAT CAT exams, but only to get the pacing of the test down. The MGMAT CATs are a great way to learn how to save time by just moving on if you don't grasp the concept of a question immediately, or struggle on computation. With that said, the reason that they are so good for that purpose (which is very important, don't get me wrong) is because the questions require you to do that time and time again due to muddled concepts and multiple step computations. I found that the quant questions on the actual exam (and in the OG/GMAT Prep exams) were MUCH more straight forward, and typically only required a single step computation. Clear concepts, quick computations.

In conclusion (to summarize all of this rambling)--Before allowing yourself to lose confidence or get frustrated by MGMAT scores, take a GMAT prep exam. In my experience they are MUCH easier (on quant especially...I found verbal pretty similar on both), and much more in line with what you'll experience, and the scores you'll receive, on the big day. Good luck to all!
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19 Mar 2015, 01:46
Hi Can I ask how accurate is the free Manhattan Cat please? Should I trust its score?
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21 Jul 2015, 20:47
Hi All,

Please let me know if you bought MGMAT CAT package online..
Basically, I want to know the maximum free CAT's available.

Kindly help me in the same. Many Thanks.
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22 Aug 2015, 13:24
took manhattan cat 2 today

verbal is weaker than the real thing or veritas tests or gmat prep

quant is weird and non-standard in terms that the actual gmac quant questions are fair and all have a shortcut (and they are sort of refined in their perfection), while manh tries to substitute comlexity with multi iterations and makes you do long calculations (or shortcuts are not that evident)

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Scored 600, 590, 580, 610 & 630 on Manhattan Tests respective. Scored 680 on GMAT Prep Tes & 700 on the Kaplan mock soon after. In my opinion Manhattan tests are the best availbe after GMAT Prep itself. The interactive analysis of the tests are excellent and comprehensive. However on flaw in the test is if you refresh or have internet issues, the test is heavily interrupted. Kaplan GMAT Tests are not as accurate and suffer from interruptions also in case of internet issues. The questions are not of the same quality as Manhattan and moreover the interactive analysis is not that great.
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06 Nov 2015, 09:27
Here's another set of scores to go on:

Manhattan CAT 1: 600 Q41 V32
Manhattan CAT 2: 580 Q41 V29
Manhattan CAT 3: 580 Q40 V30
Manhattan CAT 4: 610 Q38 V35 (after a full 2 weeks of focusing on Sentence Correction I saw a Verbal boost)
Manhattan CAT 5: 680 Q44 V38
GMAT Prep CAT 1: 690 Q47 V38
Manhattan CAT 6: (I only did verbal) V41

Actual Test: 690 Q48 V37 (Taken November 2015)

I will note that my IR scores bounced between 0 (yes I got a 0 on one) and 4 in all of my preparation, but I got an 8 on the actual test. I attribute that to luck more than anything. Also, I feel as if I underscored by a point on verbal during the real test. For some unknown reason I became restless during the last 20 questions of verbal and did not concentrate well. Well, best of luck to everyone else, I can know purge all of that useless gmat knowledge from my brain.
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