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Should I take the second GMAT prep test? [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 09:54
Hi,

I've loosely been following this study plan:
gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html

I have a month left before my exam (so according to the schedule I'm just starting with month 3).

Is it a good idea to take the second GMAT prep test to see how much I improved between the very beginning and now? Or is it best left to right before the exam (this doesn't seem logical)?

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Re: Should I take the second GMAT prep test? [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 09:59
GMATPrep has two tests, take one now and leave the other for 2-3 days prior to the exam.
If you have already exhausted one GMATPrep, get Manhattan GMAT test today or get a free test for a reputed Test Prep.

Quick Link for you below -
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Re: Should I take the second GMAT prep test? [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 10:07
Hi,

Yeah I've gone through the first test already. I do have all the Manhattan & Kaplan tests, but I would like to get as accurate as possible an indication of my progress.

Surely there is little point in doing the GMAT prep test a couple of days before the exam (what will it change?).
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Re: Should I take the second GMAT prep test? [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 19:57
Take as many CATs as you can. GMATPrep and Manhattan were the two I used most extensively. Both are fairly accurate and the stamina you gain by taking these is very useful come time for the real thing.

The question bank for GMATPrep is large enough that you can take each test twice and most likely not see any repeat questions. Test 1 and Test 2 utilize separate question banks so you essentially get four opportunities with GMATPrep.
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Re: Should I take the second GMAT prep test? [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 20:54
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Yeah, the prep gmats are differentish....the more times you attempt them, the more repeats you'll get...should be ok as long as you dont overdo them
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Re: Should I take the second GMAT prep test? [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 23:53
GMATPrep test has a huge set of questions. I would suggest to reset your test and attempt each test atleast 3 times, so total you'll have 6 tests. You'll hardly see any repeated questions and this will give you a solid preparation for the actual test.
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Re: Should I take the second GMAT prep test? [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 02:15
I just did the second test for the first time and got a 760 (I got 680 on the first test before I had done any studying)!! I felt very dejected during the test itself as I felt like I was getting a lot of questions wrong. This definitely gave me a confidence boost!

While I don't expect the same result on the 'real' test (I *THINK* I had seen a few of the questions on this website in the PS and DS forum), I feel like I'll reach my goal (700).
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Re: Should I take the second GMAT prep test? [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 03:43
I see you already took GMATprep2, but Powerprep is also a good test to take. It was created by the former company that used to administer the GMAT. Some questions may be repeated from the OG though.
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Re: Should I take the second GMAT prep test? [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 07:32
Thanks trzaskm, I'll add that to the list of tests I need to take (of which there will be many in the coming month).

I know the GMAT prep is supposed to be an accurate measure of your GMAT abilities, I've noticed a number of people mention that the real test is harder. Is this the general consensus?
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