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Beware GMAT Pill's CAT - It's garbage

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They just released it, and being out of Princeton tests, I decided to use one of my final study days to do one of their tests. Their videos were usually pretty good, even if it looks like their platform came from 1995.

Well, the test was terrible. The questions were riddled with grammatical errors, the pictures they used were clearly taken off random places on the internet(Facebook's capitalization, a cheesy Microsoft paint graph representing the 2008 financial collapse), and the platform itself is riddled with bugs.

1. Suspending an exam after spending 2 minutes working a question will not cause that question to reappear when you reopen. Not only have you lost 2 minutes, you have a brand new question to solve.

2. If you're on the first question of a long passage, and you suspend, when you come back, the passage is gone(even though you spent time reading it), replaced by a random question unrelated at all.

3. The scoring is wayyy off. I felt that the questions were much harder than normal, and indeed, I got a 560 or 570 when taking this exam, but on every other Princeton exam(or the GMAC practice exams) I was pushing 650-700. This is not surprising, as a company unable to handle basic CSS styling(buttons and text wandering outside borders) could not handle properly structuring a CAT exam algorithm.

4. THE KICKER: I can't review any of my answers without paying for a full subscription. I don't want a full subscription, I just want to try to salvage the day by reviewing my answers. No where in the emails or promotions is it made obvious that in taking this exam you will then be unable to review or see correct answers. This was what made it the largest waste of time.

Anyway, this is countdown 3 days from my exam, and I just burned myself out on absolute garbage. Watch out!

BEWARE this exam and this company.
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Thanks for sharing this experience, I kind of thought the same
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New post 18 Mar 2017, 01:08
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They just released it, and being out of Princeton tests, I decided to use one of my final study days to do one of their tests. Their videos were usually pretty good, even if it looks like their platform came from 1995.

Well, the test was terrible. The questions were riddled with grammatical errors, the pictures they used were clearly taken off random places on the internet(Facebook's capitalization, a cheesy Microsoft paint graph representing the 2008 financial collapse), and the platform itself is riddled with bugs.

1. Suspending an exam after spending 2 minutes working a question will not cause that question to reappear when you reopen. Not only have you lost 2 minutes, you have a brand new question to solve.

2. If you're on the first question of a long passage, and you suspend, when you come back, the passage is gone(even though you spent time reading it), replaced by a random question unrelated at all.

3. The scoring is wayyy off. I felt that the questions were much harder than normal, and indeed, I got a 560 or 570 when taking this exam, but on every other Princeton exam(or the GMAC practice exams) I was pushing 650-700. This is not surprising, as a company unable to handle basic CSS styling(buttons and text wandering outside borders) could not handle properly structuring a CAT exam algorithm.

4. THE KICKER: I can't review any of my answers without paying for a full subscription. I don't want a full subscription, I just want to try to salvage the day by reviewing my answers. No where in the emails or promotions is it made obvious that in taking this exam you will then be unable to review or see correct answers. This was what made it the largest waste of time.

Anyway, this is countdown 3 days from my exam, and I just burned myself out on absolute garbage. Watch out!

BEWARE this exam and this company.


THanks for sharing this information. I will stick to Manhattan GMAT Cats official GMAT Prep
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