Interesting... I didn't realize that Kaplan
and MGMAT were sharing questions. Kaplan
(which is, in turn, owned by the Washington Post) bought Manhattan GMAT
a few years ago, but they promised that they would keep the operations of the two companies separate. As far as I've been able to tell, the two companies are still taking very different approaches to their GMAT curriculum and materials, but maybe that's starting to change?
and MGMAT have employed very different question banks and algorithms on their CAT tests. Most of my students feel that both MGMAT and Kaplan
tests *feel* harder than the actual exam, but their scores tend to be much lower on the Kaplan
tests. But again, maybe those score differences are vanishing if the companies are going through some sort of curriculum merger.
For what it's worth, the MGMAT tests tend to be pretty accurate on average. But some students end up doing much better on the real thing than on MGMAT CATs, and others do much worse, depending on how comfortable they are with MGMAT's writing style.
But don't stress too much about the Kaplan
scores--you'll meet plenty of people whose Kaplan
scores were far lower than their actual scores on the GMAT.
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