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MGMAT CAT Verbal compared to actual GMAT Verbal?

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MGMAT CAT Verbal compared to actual GMAT Verbal? [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2012, 00:59
I recently scored pretty decently in a MGMAT CAT. While I only reached a 63% Q percentile, I hit the 83rd percentile for Verbal. As most of you know, a higher Verbal score means a more than a higher quant score when it comes to final GMAT calculation. So I was wondering how the MGMAT verbal fares, when compared to actual GMAT verbal?

I've heard the MGMAT quant section is a bit tougher than the actual GMAT which is all well and good, it just means I might be better prepped to tackle actual quant but what about verbal? I hope its not easier...
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Re: MGMAT CAT Verbal compared to actual GMAT Verbal? [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2012, 01:16
can anyone help out? it would really help if you guys could post ur MGMATCAT verbal scores and ur actual GMAT / Prep scores?
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Re: MGMAT CAT Verbal compared to actual GMAT Verbal? [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2012, 11:27
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Ideally, you should not bother about scoring correlation.
My advice is that the gmatprep test is the ONLY accurate indicator of your performance.
MGMAT tests are great because they offer a huge scope of reviewing perfectly.
Take your tests to gauge your stamina and to engage yourself in the grueling procedure.
However if you still want something concrete use the gmatclub score calculator.
Also you can browse through the "share gmat experiences" thread. Most of the posters post their MGMAT CAT scores there.
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Re: MGMAT CAT Verbal compared to actual GMAT Verbal? [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2012, 22:21
I too feel that many MGCAT quant questions are lengthy and require too much calculation.
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Re: MGMAT CAT Verbal compared to actual GMAT Verbal? [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2012, 06:59
MGMAT is great resource for practice but it's verbal is easier compared with real GMAT. It is not very tough to crack MGMAT's verbal if one has read MGMAT SC book thoroughly. Real GMAT verbal questions are more complex and lengthy. I was coring in 90 percentile and above in MGMAT's practice tests but in Real GMAT I could get 68 percentile only.
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Re: MGMAT CAT Verbal compared to actual GMAT Verbal? [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2012, 20:53
The mgmat verbal is much easier than the mgmat. Without studying I got v31 and worked my way up to v38 on mgmat. On the real gmat I got v25. The questions were much more difficult especially SC. Mgmat seems to test 1 or two sc concepts in a question (subject verb, parallel, etc...) but on the real test it felt like every question was testing idioms plus verb tense and all the other stuff. I felt very under prepared in verbal after mgmat tests

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Re: MGMAT CAT Verbal compared to actual GMAT Verbal? [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 06:36
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Be careful about how much credence you get to scores on practice exams. The purpose of the practice exams is to show you roughly how you are performing and provide insight into the areas where you most need to improve. The MGMAT CATs are decent approximations of the real GMAT, but they are not the real GMAT. The Verbal section on the MGMAT does a good job testing how well you will perform on the GMAT Verbal (especially as it relates to the lessons taught in the Strategy Guides), but you will notice some differences on SC. The GMAC (the company that administers the GMAT) stated last year that they were making some changes to SC. They said they would be reducing the number of problems that test "Americanized" idioms and increasing those that test meaning. Since those changes are recent and ongoing, it will take time for MGMAT CATs to fully incorporate those GMAT changes. That said, the MGMAT CATs are still remarkable practice and diagnostic tools, just recognize that they are practices and not the main event.

Take GMATPrep exams to get your best approximation of your test ability on the real GMAT. Even on the GMATPrep exams, you should be scoring 20-30 points higher than your goal score to feel comfortable that you will hit your goal score on the actual GMAT.

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Re: MGMAT CAT Verbal compared to actual GMAT Verbal?   [#permalink] 15 Nov 2012, 06:36
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