Hi there, I want to take the GMAT in a week or so but I haven't signed up yet. Two questions:
1) Can I sign up whenever I want, assuming there are appointments available? I just don't want to sign up right now in case I am not prepared.
Yes. But if you are a stickler for taking the exam at a specific time, you should plan a month in advance. If you read this site extensively, you'll learn that scheduling your exam gives you motivation to keep pace your studies
2) I did the Official Guide GMAT 11 diagnostic questions and got 92/100. I am planning on reading the rest of this book. But my question is, do I need to read this Manhattan GMAT
stuff everybody on this forum seems to be raving about? The questions I missed were 3 in data sufficiency and 5 in critical reasoning. Let me know and thanks!
That's a rather good score. Did you have to guess on any or were unsure of any?
MGMAT is not necessary for everyone.
if you had a 92% hit rate on the OG Diagnostic (timed mind you...) you are in great shape. you should see where you lie on the scale for each section... i would say you are in the "excellent" tier.
take a powerprep or a gmatprep and see what you get. you are probably good to go soon and don't need to fuss about with MGMAT. MGMAT might help a bit, show you a trick or two... but the books are expensive and you obviously know what you are doing.
my hit rate was like 88% overall for the whole book. every question was i timed. although the last 1/4 i gave myself 3 minutes per question on Q. I got a 710 on test day. do the last 1/3 of the OG and if you fare well just gp for it and get the test over with. you should get a very good score!