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# CATs ratings from various test providers!

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29 Oct 2006, 16:34
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Are the GMAT club challenges a list of practice questions or are they online exams? Just wondering.

they are online tests
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I am thinking of buying access to GMAT club challanges...I have a question, the 25 challenges were released on 01/01/2006. hasn't there been any development after that...what about the weekly challenges administered after 01/01/2006 ? Do we have to purchase the up to date challanges separately?
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Hi guys. Could anybody advise me what is the correlation between 800score CAT's scores and real GMAT scores. Do they reflect a real situatioin? And also please let me know your opinion about their questions in comparison with a real thing. Many thanks!
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09 Jan 2007, 12:57
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Where can I find some good GMAT test?
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08 Jul 2007, 12:36
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- Veritas (Part of their package)
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The Veritas CATs are a group of tests packaged from other companies - Arco, 800test, GMATPrep - just in case anyone is wondering.
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06 Aug 2007, 15:19
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Hi,
Do you confirm that the GMAT Challenges are CAT?
Do they include verbal also?

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12 Aug 2007, 10:56
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GMAT challenges are not adaptive and they are only quants.

gmatmilitary wrote:
Hi,
Do you confirm that the GMAT Challenges are CAT?
Do they include verbal also?

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Hi guys. Could anybody advise me what is the correlation between 800score CAT's scores and real GMAT scores. Do they reflect a real situatioin? And also please let me know your opinion about their questions in comparison with a real thing. Many thanks!

I just did a few of these 800score tests and also took the real GMAT. Unfortunately the 800score tests are not a good indication of your real score. First, the math is ALOT harder on 800score than the real test. I was consistently not finishing about 3-5 questions on 800score, whereas I finished the real test with about 2 min left. However, the math does help you learn tricks and beat the real challenging problems (which you will only see if you are in the 46-50 range). I felt the verbal was way too easy on 800score. I consistently made 46+ and then made a 36 on the real test. On the GMAT practice tests I was consistently making 42-45, so 800score was pretty easy. Overall I was getting around 700-720 on the 800score and I got a 680 on the real test. I personally wouldn't recommend the 800score tests. Hope this helps.
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I just bought the GMAT club math exams and am disappointed with the explanations. On many of them they just run through the answer without giving an explanation to how they got certain parts within the process. I don’t see how I am to learn from my mistakes when they don’t properly explain how they got their answers. For $80 I was expecting more. I think that you are supposed to post questions here and get answers on the forum. That seems kind of inconvenient to me, however. Senior Manager Joined: 24 Feb 2008 Posts: 348 Schools: UCSD ($) , UCLA, USC ($), Stanford Followers: 191 Kudos [?]: 3142 [1] , given: 2 Re: CATs ratings from various test providers! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 24 Feb 2008, 10:34 1 This post received KUDOS The Princeton CATs are good only if you are in the 600 range and want to get to 700 but not necessarily higher than that. If you are a 700+ scorer already, those tests will be on no benefit. The Q in particular is ridiculously easier than the real thing. Again, that's for high scorers. If you are an average scorer, this might be a good start. _________________ Chinese Democracy is misunderstood...at your nearest BestBuy. Best AWA guide here: http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-get-6-0-awa-my-guide-64327.html Manager Joined: 23 Nov 2006 Posts: 177 Location: Philadelphia, PA Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 61 [1] , given: 0 Re: CATs ratings from various test providers! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Mar 2008, 08:30 1 This post received KUDOS thx Intern Joined: 23 Jul 2008 Posts: 22 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 57 [1] , given: 0 Re: CATs ratings from various test providers! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Nov 2008, 09:46 1 This post received KUDOS amitdgr wrote: spiridon wrote: Anyone wants to compare free MGMAT and gmatpreps? I read that MGMAT is supposed to be next best indicator (to GMATPrep of course) ....... but lets wait to hear from the veterans .... That seems to be the consensus: Gmatprep and then Mgmat. The question is, where would Powerprep stand? Powerprep is the early 2000's Gmatprep, when it was owned by ETS. Thanks. Intern Joined: 22 Jun 2006 Posts: 6 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 29 Jul 2006, 20:38 Here is my take. I used a lot of these as well as bellcurves.net.. I took the test in July and got a 750 (Q 49, V 44).. Manhattan GMAT CATs (3 for$24)
A MUST very helpful for problem concepts and a lot of questions are similar to MGMAT
Verbal is good but as with all other providers, they can't match the OG and some of the questions in CR especially are iffy..Expect a score of about 20-40 points higher on actual GMAT as MGAT is harder..

- 800score tests (5 for $19.95) I wouldn't really recommend this.. - Crack-GMAT CATs (5 for$19.95)
Great resource for Quant.. DO NOT use VERBAL

- Veritas (Part of their package)
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- GMATClub Challenges (25 for $79) A MUST You need this Resource to learn how to solve harder problems.. Best money I spent aside from the MGMAT SC book.. If you can get 80 percentile (not 80% right) on the challenges consistently and know your fundamentals, you should be fine for 45+ quant - Kaplan CATs (we have enuff enough already) - Princeton Review CATs (we have enuff enough already) Intern Joined: 07 Apr 2008 Posts: 23 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0 Re: [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 May 2008, 17:12 mayonnai5e wrote: The Veritas CATs are a group of tests packaged from other companies - Arco, 800test, GMATPrep - just in case anyone is wondering. Breakdown of the 15 Veritas CAT's: - Two exams are given free by GMAC, available here: http://www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT/Tool ... ftware.htm - Three exams are on a CD from the book Master the GMAT 2006. The newest 2008 version of the book, which includes a CD, is available for$23.75 here: http://astore.amazon.com/petersonsbooks ... 0768924480

- Five exams are from 800score.com, available for $24.95 here: http://www.800score.com/5testorder.html - Five exams are from CATPrep.com, available for$45 here: http://www.catprep.com/exams/gmat/gmat- ... tware.html
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25 May 2008, 23:52
VeritasPrep tests are horrible! Avoid them!
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18 Jun 2008, 14:30
I just tried the MGMAT test #1. all I can say is "good god!"
the quant is harder than gmatclub.com's challenge problem set. Most of my questions are 700-800 level and I missed nearly half of them. And I completely mismanaged my time and didn't finish the last 4-5 problem (i bubbled them).

I think I barely missed any problem on GMATprep's math.
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18 Jun 2008, 14:31
robertrdzak wrote:
I just bought the GMAT club math exams and am disappointed with the explanations. On many of them they just run through the answer without giving an explanation to how they got certain parts within the process. I don’t see how I am to learn from my mistakes when they don’t properly explain how they got their answers. For \$80 I was expecting more.

You know you can always get much better service by posting your questions here right?
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10 Sep 2008, 05:57
Kaplan is ridiculous. I scored a 570 on one of their practice CAT tests (after scoring a 660 and a 700 on the official ones). I took the actual GMAT a week later and scored a 710. I get that the Kaplan questions are harder, but scoring that low on a practice test almost shattered my confidence.
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11 Sep 2008, 18:38
I have a question in regard to study materials. I have a solid foundation on content as far as quant goes but does anyone know of a good book (that's readable within a few weeks) that focuses strictly on strategy, such as guessing strategies, how do better at attacking DS problems, adaptive exam strategies, how to decipher a certain strategy given a certain problem, etc. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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30 Sep 2008, 15:11
Hi.

I have used GPrep, Kaplan, PR and Manhattan tests...during my previous attempt.
I am looking for some representative practice tests. Can anyone enlighten me with few good practice tests?
How are practice tests provided by www.catprep.com ?
I need representative practice, in particular, for verbal.

Thank You.

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Re: CATs ratings from various test providers!   [#permalink] 30 Sep 2008, 15:11

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