Also, I've heard a few people say the GMAT has become tougher since they published the GMAT Prep Tests and that an MGMAT test is closer to the real deal? But others believe the GMAT Prep tests are as close as they get to the real thing. Could you please elaborate on your experience with the same?
My friend, I apologize for not seeing this sooner.
I haven't taken a ton of MGMAT tests myself, so I don't know that I am authority, but here's my two cents. GMAT Prep is made by the same folks that make the GMAT, so it's going to be similar in many ways. Whether the CAT algorithm and the scoring procedure are the same in both is anyone's guess, but one would think they would have to be close. Meanwhile, those folks at MGMAT are really smart, but at the end of the day, they are still guessing in the dark about GMAC's priorities, just as everyone does.
I have to wonder if part of the discrepancy is stress and the unfamiliarity of the testing environment. No matter how well one pretends a practice GMAT Prep test is the real thing, nothing recreates the full impact of the real thing, and I have to wonder if people just underestimate how powerful that is.
In the next 48 hours, I would urge you to focus on stress-reduction as much as you can. Here are some articles to consider: http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/overcome-g ... y-breathe/http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/beating-gmat-stress/http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/the-gmat-b ... g-picture/http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/zen-boot-c ... -the-gmat/
Best of luck, my friend. May the Force be with you!
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