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Hello GMATClub!

I was wondering if you all could offer your best suggestions for GMAT quant preparation materials. I'm mainly looking for sources of questions -- the harder the better. I'm wrapping up the Kaplan Math Workbook now (doing all of the drills/problems) and I'd like a lot more to chew on. I have the OG (and the Quant/Verbal-specific guides as well) but I need more.

Money isn't a factor; I'm willing to buy whatever is necessary to ensure a good score (a high enough GMAT score should help me get $$ from the schools, making any investment well worth it).

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Hello HarmonicFury ... welcome to the community.

Contrary to the popular belief .... the best Q-resources are free.
You absolutely do not need anything more than high-school math. To refresh those concepts GMAT Club math book(free pdf) is far more than enough. GMAT Q is a test of the application of the concepts and requires vertical depth in concepts. For initial practice, you can utilize the links below ( according to your need and/or expertise ) :
i. https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-ps-ques ... 27957.html
ii. https://gmatclub.com/forum/ds-question- ... 28728.html

Then, for Quant test practice .... GMAT Club tests are the best (and the subscription is very nominal).

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Here are some of the best books for Quant
https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ma ... ml?fl=menu

Also if your looking for a good Quant online course I would also suggest you to try the Target Test Prep.
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HarmonicFury wrote:
Hello GMATClub!

I was wondering if you all could offer your best suggestions for GMAT quant preparation materials. I'm mainly looking for sources of questions -- the harder the better. I'm wrapping up the Kaplan Math Workbook now (doing all of the drills/problems) and I'd like a lot more to chew on. I have the OG (and the Quant/Verbal-specific guides as well) but I need more.

Money isn't a factor; I'm willing to buy whatever is necessary to ensure a good score (a high enough GMAT score should help me get $$ from the schools, making any investment well worth it).

Thank you!


Hi HarmonicFury,

You can try out the TTP course as it is phenomenal and covers the entire syllabus really well. Plus it has great reviews on GMATCLUB. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practice tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

Lastly I would also encourage you to purchase the latest version of OG and the Quant review for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ma ... ml?fl=menu

Hope this helps. All the best.
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Hi HarmonicFury,

Welcome to gmatclub!

Also check these threads:
ALL YOU NEED FOR QUANT ! ! !
All GMAT Practice Tests - Overview (free and paid)
The Definitive GMAT Study Plan

Hope this helps!
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Hi HarmonicFury,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Hi HarmonicFury,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Hi Rich,

The answers to these questions aren't going to be terribly useful, but here I go!

1) About a week so far. I'm very new to the GMAT.

2) I recently wrapped up the Kaplan Math Workbook; I have the Kaplan 800, Kaplan main book, and Kaplan Verbal Workbook, too. I have the latest OG (and the two supplementary Quant/Verbal guides), but I haven't started in on those yet. I also recently purchased Manhattan GMAT Advanced Quant (haven't started in on it). I haven't touched anything beyond the Math Workbook yet, though.

3) I have not yet taken a practice CAT.

4) My goal score is a 760 or better.

5) I'm scheduled to take it in March, but I'm not planning to apply until next cycle.

6) Round 1 of the coming cycle. (Fall 2020 admit)

7) Tuck is my first choice.

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Hi HarmonicFury,

The answers you've provided are actually quite useful, especially since you have a stated Score Goal of 760.

To start, the 760+ score is the 99th percentile - meaning that 99% of Test Takers never score that high (regardless of how long they study or the number of times that they take the GMAT). Thankfully, NO Business School requires a score that high - so it's important to realize that the score that you "want" and the score that you "need" are not the same thing.

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, but with your current timeline, you might be trying to spend less time than that (which would likely limit how much you can improve). Since you have not taken a FULL-LENGTH CAT yet, we have no idea about your current skills, strengths and weaknesses - which means what you asked about in your first post might not actually be what you 'need' at this point. Thankfully, you're not planning to apply until Round 1 in 2019, so you have plenty of time to study and improve. You have to decide how efficient you want to be with that study time though - and many Test Takers who use a 'book heavy' study approach end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level. Since you're planning to take that type of study approach, there's a reasonable chance that you might end up getting stuck too.

At this point, I highly recommend that you take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can take 2 for free at www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have that first CAT result, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

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Thanks, Rich. I'll take a practice CAT within the next week and I'll report back.
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