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POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2010, 22:17
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How accurate is the old GMAT software, Powerprep?? Considering the CAT format, I did manage to answer less than 10 questions incorrect in the verbal section and still my scores were too low, by too low I mean really really low. But, when I took the GMATPrep, and I did answer more no. of questions incorrectly than in the Powerprep, I managed a score better than the one from Powerprep. Is Powerprep really authentic?
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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2010, 22:47
I will recommend gmat prep, as it is closest to the real test, for your scoring analysis. Power prep can be used for practice ony & not for analyzing raw scores, as it has the older algorithm.

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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2010, 23:58
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I would not focus on the number of questions answered correctly (though I understand why you want to), those are not really representative. Use GMAT prep score as the better one.

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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2010, 00:29
Thanks guys! I was really low after seeing my scores. I have just a fortnight more for my exam and this score really pissed me off! I'm a little relieved now! :-)
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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 13:34
hi just now i have taken powerPrep Test 1 and scored low 610 :(
My recent GMAT Prep Score is 660 and MGMAT is 640. I have to give GMAT in Nov. 2010.
Pls suggest me something i feeling too low as i have heard that powerprep is easier compared to other test.I took it too lightly :(

I have got 15 wrongs in Verbal (SC-11 incorrect RC 2 incorrect CR 2 incorrect).

Q- 48( 7 incorrect) V-25 :( :(
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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 17:05
Yes, I also believe in old powerprep and gmatprep there is difference b/w scoring method. Also, marking depends on difficulty level and as said by BB you shouldn't be bothered by no. of questions you got wrong but use powerprep for extra evaluation.

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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 05:41
Hi!!
Just now given GMAT Prep(Older Version) test number 1 and scored 730 :)
Although there were exactly 10 Qs in verbal that i had already seen either in OG12 or somewhere else.

can Anyone clarify which one to believe 1) GMAT Prep -730 or 2) Power Prep 610 ?
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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 11:03
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Just now given GMAT Prep(Older Version) test number 1 and scored 730 :)
Although there were exactly 10 Qs in verbal that i had already seen either in OG12 or somewhere else.

can Anyone clarify which one to believe 1) GMAT Prep -730 or 2) Power Prep 610 ?


I believe 610-730 is a big range so it's better take another GMATprep CAT, Veritas or MGMAT CAT to access your performance.

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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 11:48
i have given MGMAT test on 1st Sept / 3rd Sept and i scored 640 (Q-51 V 29)/ 630 (Q50 V 28)respectively.
I am working on Verbal Section where i used to fumble.

1) For CR i have almost done with MGMAT(i realized that i was making mistake in assumption questions...MGMAT has been of great help..also i reduced my time devoted per question)
2) For RC i am re-reading MGMAT.I am trying to do 3-4 passages daily,it's bit difficult to stick to this rule.Pls suggest if i am going in the right direction.

3) SC is the weakest area for me(yesterday's GMAT prep i scored 730 SC-8 incorrect)
I have studied MGMAT, then also my scores are not moving.One mistake i was doing that i was not practicing question this i will start from today :P .Any suggestions to improve SC Pls.I have read many posts on this forum stating - studying SC brings substantial improvement.I am following the right book(MGMAT) then also things are not working for me.


For Quants -
My weak areas are -
1) number system - jumbled with DS and not PS. :)
2) Speed issue- for the last 5-7 questions i have to rush like anything.In MGMAT i had cheated by pressing pause button. :)

Any suggestions for DS source of questions?

My exam Date is 8th Nov 2010.
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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 12:16
For DS, you should know very well AD/BCE, BD/ACE or 12TEN rules. (all are same though, used different notations by different companies!)

If Statement 1 is correct you should know your answer is going to be A or D.

If Statement 2 is correct you should know your answer is going to be B or D.

You shouldn't confuse statement 1 with statement 2 (I do :) ) solve statements separately, don't use information of 1 statement in statement 2 (except when you have rejected statement 1 and 2 separately!)

You can give a try to Veritas DS guide, if you have enough time.

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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 20:26
Those who have given powerprep, I have one question : Do the powerprep changes your screen resolution ?

It changes my screen resolution and it becomes really difficult to concentrate.

Also, there is a practice set other than the two tests, do they overlap?

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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 23:53
@ kissthegmat - thanks for your suggestion. I dont have Veritas guide though i have solved kaplan 800,which doesn't have as many questions.I'll search for veritas guide.

@ gurpreet- ya screen resolution changes and powerprep doesn't have huge question bank,you can see a lot of questions from OG.The only thing that made me worried was SCORE :) i made almost same number of questions wrong as i made in GMAT prep then also there was a huge diff in score.

in Powerprep Q-48(7 incorrect) V-25(10 incorrect).Overall 610.Whereas in GMAT Prep i was 720 and 730.

Pls can some one comment over my verbal strategy?
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Re: POWERPREP [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2013, 21:50
Yeah..Same for me. I got 2 wrong in Quant and 8 wrong in verbal..still got to 660(50, 30)!.. I hope to get better in real exam.
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