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# From those who have taken the gmat...?

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15 Apr 2008, 16:09
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When you take the test...Do you remember the problems looking similar to those in the OG?

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15 Apr 2008, 16:40
Similar, yes. Although, I think you're going to get unique Q looking questions that you haven't seen the format of, but that's kind of the nature of Q.

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15 Apr 2008, 16:46
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More similar to GMATPrep than to OG. OG has easier questions on average.
One of my Quant questions resembled a crossward puzzle. I'd never seen such format before.
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15 Apr 2008, 17:13
It really depends on your level - the actual thing adapts to your level - so if you get the initial questions correct then you'll get the tougher questions (like the ones on the last 2 pages of OG) ...

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16 Apr 2008, 04:15
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I think the difficulty of problems in the OG are in the 500-700 range with less in the 650-700 range. So if you are looking for 700+, then it will be different but not substantially. If you get the framework down from the OG then the raised diffculty shouldn't throw you on RC and CR...SC is another beast though. I found the SC on the real one more idioms than actual grammar.

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16 Apr 2008, 06:10
In recently studying the OG and GMATPrep, I have noticed that the OG questions seem a bit easier and not of the level of GMATPrep questions...

The OG Math guide questions are even easier, IMO.

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16 Apr 2008, 20:54
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jimmyjamesdonkey wrote:
When you take the test...Do you remember the problems looking similar to those in the OG?

ohh, good topic. I am so curious, too.. Someone said GMAT tests become harder and harder. This really scares me.

It seems that there are more questions on SC than on RC, I guess.

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17 Apr 2008, 05:50
Actually, I was a little thrown b/c there were some questions that were different (maybe experimental?) that tripped up my timing. The first quant question took me about 4 minutes b/c though it was easy, it was a type that I had not seen before.

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17 Apr 2008, 06:06
The test definately is geared to determine your ability so it will get harder but don't just think because you have easy questions that you are doing poorly. On the quant, I remember getting absolutely blasted in the middle of my test (first 10 were easy, next 25 brutal) and my last 10 or so were super easy. I ended up with a 48 but thought I totally bombed it.

As for the Verbal breakdown, the books I've read said be prepared for an even breakdown of RC, SC and CR. You will typically see 4 RC (three short, one long passage of 12-14 questions) so if you are watching time remember how many RC you have left so you don't panic at the end.

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17 Apr 2008, 06:53
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yea that happened to me, I originally thought 3 RC passages so when I saw the 4th one I was a little shocked, started to panic and heart started racing because it killed my timing.

Yea my last ten were super easy too on quant, was behind on time the whole test and then breezed through them, ended with a 46 with 3 minutes to spare. Going for round 2 on Saturday. I will be more comfortable and not as shocked if I see crazy questions.

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18 Apr 2008, 04:35
good luck terp!

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