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# CR: GMAT Prep vs. Veritas Questions bank

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07 Jun 2013, 19:46
Hi folks,

I used the questions bank of the Gmat Prep, including the set they sell on line, and my results in Critical Reasoning were great. Almost perfect and on time!, including the hard questions.

Now, I am using the questions bank of Veritas, but I find the CR questions more difficult than those in the GMATPrep (notice the parallelism ).
Is just me?, or are they more difficult really?, With these new questions, I am not as effective as with the gmat prep questions. :s

What should I do? Practice more Veritas questions? Really, I am almost ready to take the test, and I don't want to spend more time studying. I want to focus on my essays.

Thanks!
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07 Jun 2013, 20:11
danzig wrote:
Hi folks,

I used the questions bank of the Gmat Prep, including the set they sell on line, and my results in Critical Reasoning were great. Almost perfect and on time!, including the hard questions.

Now, I am using the questions bank of Veritas, but I find the CR questions more difficult than those in the GMATPrep (notice the parallelism ).
Is just me?, or are they more difficult really?, With these new questions, I am not as effective as with the gmat prep questions. :s

What should I do? Practice more Veritas questions? Really, I am almost ready to take the test, and I don't want to spend more time studying. I want to focus on my essays.

Thanks!

Hi Danzig,

The GMAT Prep questions are the best available questions for the GMAT. If you are able to solve and understand them efficiently then you are good to go. Note that you should understand why a specific answer choice is correct/ incorrect. Just getting the questions correct is good, but if you are able to understand why a you were correct and why you were incorrect at some instances then you are well prepared for the test. Moreover, you must have taken the GMAT Prep tests; if you find your performance satisfactory in these tests then you should proceed for the test. Veritas questions are good, but frankly no testing company can parallel the type of questions that GMAT creates. Furthermore every testing company's questions are based on the official questions from the OG and GMAT Prep. The closer you get towards your test date the more you should focus on the official questions and doing any new questions (but you must review the old questions from other sources that you have practiced) apart from the official ones is not advisable. I wish you all the best for your GMAT!!

Hope this helps,
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Re: CR: GMAT Prep vs. Veritas Questions bank [#permalink]

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09 Jun 2013, 21:04
danzig wrote:
Hi folks,

I used the questions bank of the Gmat Prep, including the set they sell on line, and my results in Critical Reasoning were great. Almost perfect and on time!, including the hard questions.

Now, I am using the questions bank of Veritas, but I find the CR questions more difficult than those in the GMATPrep (notice the parallelism ).
Is just me?, or are they more difficult really?, With these new questions, I am not as effective as with the gmat prep questions. :s

What should I do? Practice more Veritas questions? Really, I am almost ready to take the test, and I don't want to spend more time studying. I want to focus on my essays.

Thanks!

Responding to a pm:

When we make CR questions, we use official questions for guidance - i.e. what concepts are tested, how are they tested, what difficulty level to keep etc. Of course questions need to be new and tricky to be able to add value to your practice, but we keep them totally GMAT relevant.

If you found them harder, it could be because you are used to working on official questions and when you practice from a single source for an extended period of time, you get used to the subtle language of that source. Then if you jump on to another source, you might find it harder initially.

The point now is that the creators of official questions will make your actual GMAT questions too hence if you have been doing well in 700+ level official questions, you should do well in the actual test too. I am sure that if you keep practicing Veritas questions, you will get comfortable with them too but if your test date is close, just review the official questions and go take the test.
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17 Jun 2013, 07:43
danzig wrote:
Hi folks,

I used the questions bank of the Gmat Prep, including the set they sell on line, and my results in Critical Reasoning were great. Almost perfect and on time!, including the hard questions.

Now, I am using the questions bank of Veritas, but I find the CR questions more difficult than those in the GMATPrep (notice the parallelism ).
Is just me?, or are they more difficult really?, With these new questions, I am not as effective as with the gmat prep questions. :s

What should I do? Practice more Veritas questions? Really, I am almost ready to take the test, and I don't want to spend more time studying. I want to focus on my essays.

Thanks!

Hi, I am also facing the same problem. Accuracy dropped from what is used to get for OG and Verbal Review!!
Quite demoralized..
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28 Jun 2013, 08:37
You should treat those questions as what they are -- practice. No question is as good as the official source questions -- but the problem is there is a limit of supply of such questions. AND, the explanation for some of these official questions can be difficult to grasp.

As such, you should aim for 100% accuracy but focus more on thought process -- why an answer choice is correct and why an answer choice is not. In terms of "measuring" your progress, you should do this in the beginning of your studies with GMAT Prep 1 and at the very end with GMAT Prep 2 test.

In between, you can do some questions from outside sources (I recommend the gmatpill practice pill platform), then measure yourself up with the OG questions to gauge your accuracy percentage. Do this a few times and for each section - SC Practice on gmatpill question platform then SC "quiz" practice on OG where accuracy percentage counts. Repeat for all the sections.

Then after these "quiz" practice sessions, move onto the full length GMAT Prep practice test - that will be more of a real "measure" of your score range and/or accuracy.
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