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# Best CATs for retaking my exam? HALP

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08 Dec 2017, 21:15
Hi,

I took my GMAT exam about a week ago. My score is 690 (Q:47, V:38, IR:8, AWA: 5)

For my first attempt, I'd used the GMATClub Tests and the Official GMAC Exams (all six of them) for my mock tests.

I want to retake my exam, but my GMATClub tests are exhausted, and I'm confused which CATs to take now.. Any suggestions?

I'm hoping to improve my Quant to around 49, and my Verbal to 42-43. Honestly, my Verbal score this time should have been 40-ish, but my computer restarted a record 5 times during the exam and I lost 6-7 minutes on the Verbal section, which were not compensated for.

I'd like to gain a bit more clarity about how to approach Quant questions, and to improve my speed in Verbal.

Is it worth it to resubscribe to the GMATClub CATs and take those tests again?
Is there anything you can suggest?
Which are the best CATs outside GMAC and GMATClub, especially for Verbal?

Any help would be appreciated
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08 Dec 2017, 21:25
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13S12 wrote:
Hi,

I took my GMAT exam about a week ago. My score is 690 (Q:47, V:38, IR:8, AWA: 5)

For my first attempt, I'd used the GMATClub Tests and the Official GMAC Exams (all six of them) for my mock tests.

I want to retake my exam, but my GMATClub tests are exhausted, and I'm confused which CATs to take now.. Any suggestions?

I'm hoping to improve my Quant to around 49, and my Verbal to 42-43. Honestly, my Verbal score this time should have been 40-ish, but my computer restarted a record 5 times during the exam and I lost 6-7 minutes on the Verbal section, which were not compensated for.

I'd like to gain a bit more clarity about how to approach Quant questions, and to improve my speed in Verbal.

Is it worth it to resubscribe to the GMATClub CATs and take those tests again?
Is there anything you can suggest?
Which are the best CATs outside GMAC and GMATClub, especially for Verbal?

Any help would be appreciated

You can reset your GMATClub CATs and take them again. You will come across 3-4 'seen' questions. Even if you remember the answer, instead of directly answering just wait for 2 mins and then answer and go to the next question.

Other than that, you can give Manhattan CATs a shot.
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09 Dec 2017, 00:23
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13S12 wrote:
Hi,

I took my GMAT exam about a week ago. My score is 690 (Q:47, V:38, IR:8, AWA: 5)

For my first attempt, I'd used the GMATClub Tests and the Official GMAC Exams (all six of them) for my mock tests.

I want to retake my exam, but my GMATClub tests are exhausted, and I'm confused which CATs to take now.. Any suggestions?

I'm hoping to improve my Quant to around 49, and my Verbal to 42-43. Honestly, my Verbal score this time should have been 40-ish, but my computer restarted a record 5 times during the exam and I lost 6-7 minutes on the Verbal section, which were not compensated for.

I'd like to gain a bit more clarity about how to approach Quant questions, and to improve my speed in Verbal.

Is it worth it to resubscribe to the GMATClub CATs and take those tests again?
Is there anything you can suggest?
Which are the best CATs outside GMAC and GMATClub, especially for Verbal?

Any help would be appreciated

Hi 13S12,

Reset GMATClub CATs. Intention is not to just take the CATs but is to learn as much as you can. Questions in GMATClub CATs cover the tricks and traps used in official questions.

MGMAT - Awesome Verbal questions after official ones. Quant is a little tough but still very very relevant to GMAT questions. A lot can be learnt.

Apart from these take those official CATs again and again and learn from every single question.

Question pack - you can make 4 CATs from these. you will just not get the score.
Exam Packs - 4 official CATs (repeat them)
GMATPrep Default CATs - learn from all the questions.
ALL OGs.

AND YES - Have you been revising less and learning more? Learn as much as you can but make revision the most important thing in your entire prep.
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Hey 13S12 ,

I would prefer taking MGMAT Mocks after Official.

I trust them alot and that really helped me improve my score.

All the best
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09 Dec 2017, 20:48
13S12 wrote:
I'm hoping to improve my Quant to around 49, and my Verbal to 42-43. Honestly, my Verbal score this time should have been 40-ish, but my computer restarted a record 5 times during the exam and I lost 6-7 minutes on the Verbal section, which were not compensated for.
Have you informed Pearson about this? I think they'll offer you a free retake, perhaps while allowing you to retain your current score.
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12 Dec 2017, 10:03
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The free gmatprep CATs have lots of questions. You can access them here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/all-gmatprep ... 87679.html
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28 Apr 2018, 09:22
hi abhimahna,

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I would prefer taking MGMAT Mocks after Official.

I trust them alot and that really helped me improve my score.

just want your honest opinion, are mgmat mocks trustworthy for verbal?
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hi abhimahna,

Quote:
I would prefer taking MGMAT Mocks after Official.

I trust them alot and that really helped me improve my score.

just want your honest opinion, are mgmat mocks trustworthy for verbal?

Hey ENEM ,

For me, they absolutely are! They are a bit on the harsh side than the GMATPreps but your actual exam is definitely going to be harder than what you will see on the preps.

Hence, my experience says Yes.

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28 Apr 2018, 21:57
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just want your honest opinion, are mgmat mocks trustworthy for verbal?
It depends on what you are looking for from your non-official tests. If you think they are going to be perfectly representative of the actual GMAT, well, they're not. If you are looking for a test that does a reasonably good job of recreating the GMAT experience, then you should be fine (even the GMATPrep tests are not perfectly representative of the actual exam).
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