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The new question sets on MBA.com are official and are unique per their email. If I decide to get them, I will let you know my opinion of them but seems like another great option to GMATPrep since it uses the official questions and scoring.
They are CAT's that give you explanations and assess you strengths and weaknesses. At least that is what the description said. If you go to the MBA store on MBA.com they are under NEW! gmatfocus bundle or something like that.
Ok I did the first test. Questions are new, but a lot of the question structure is similiar to gmatprep questions....so maybe different values for some etc. However it seems to be only quant, and its not a full length test (24 questions). It gives you a confidence interval. So I will score 47-51 with 80% confidence. It also gauges your performance in other ways but I got excellents in all of them so not sure how that will help. So if you are looking for more practice questions by all means get them. The explanations seem good as well. It is after all just a diagnostic though.
What is the level of difficulty of those Quant questions? Obviously, the OG level is not difficult enough for people who want to score 50+ on Q. While GMATPrep, on the other hand, gives you quite a few hard problems..if you can get to them, that is.
So, for $25 you get 4 sets of 24 questions Quant only?
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The one I have done with a student was adaptive. It had a mixture of questions from the sets and questions I had not seen before. The explanations are in line with what you get from the 11th Edition- no shortcuts! It seems that $70-$75 entitles you to do three diagnostic tests of 24 questions. I hope none of the questions are repeated!
We got all the questions right, some of which were as difficult as you might find in the GMAT if you are on target for 48-51 Q
You get 3 sets of 24 questions for 68 dollars I believe? They are like gmatprep questions and they give long explanations. I saw no repeats during the questions. So that may be helpful. As for a gauge, they give you a range but frankly my ranges were all over the place for the 3 tests. (47-51) (46-50) (39-46) all were 80% confidence intervals. (Then again I did get a 46 on the real test and the last 2 ranges encompass that and the first off by 1) Yea if you are scoring high you will get tough questions just like gmatprep. In hindsight I probably should have taken a test untimed and made sure to get every question right to get more 50 level questions
All right, I just took the first of the three exams and got 46-50 range. Questions are similar to those on GmatPrep but maybe for a click harder. Definitly take the test timed, otherwise what's the point? The problem is that I have done GMATprep 20+ times and, although I am constantly getting new questions that are on Q50 level, I am not sure about my actual performance because of the repeated questions that I am already familiar with. So, new software was the only way to somehow gauge my performance. Is it worth $65? I don't know and I don't care. I already spent couple of hundreds (maybe even 1k) on preparations and I spent $250 on exam, so couple of bucks here and there won't make any difference.
I took those sets already. It's totally not worth the $65 dollars I paid. I don't really recommend it. The questions are exactly the same out of gmatprep. Maybe because I have taken the gmatprep numerous times. I didn't see any new question. They only have math and no verbal. The only thing is that they have full explanation vs gmatprep you don't have any explanations. And for those sets you can only take it once. It's not like the gmatprep is a software you download. You can take it numerous times. This one is online. So no repeat takings.
Thanks for all the information
Terp and kevin!
I have two questions:
---could you please also tell us whether sets do contain the verbal sets also?
---could you retake those three tests like the GMATPrep and if so did you see many repeats?
I concur with the last posts. I mean if you have extra cash to spend go for it. You won't feel as if you got your moneys worth but you do have an extra set of questions. For the record, they are different questions from gmatprep, similiar, but different.
I just took the first diagnostic, and found the questions much more difficult than those I've experienced on GMATPrep. I only correctly answered 13/24 which seems extremely low. I found myself guessing on many of the questions. It said I would likely score between 46-50.