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The GMAT Club Guide to The-Official Guide-for GMAT Review 2017th Edition



The Official Guide is a great resource - it has real GMAT questions, all questions are arranged in order of difficulty, good explanations, etc but it has one major flaw - no way to sample specific questions or ability to target a specific area - for example all CR questions with idioms or all DS questions that deal with geometry. This Guide attempts to correct that flaw (and a little bit more), making Official Guide even better.


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2018 edition is out and available here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/guide-to-the ... l#p1882764


Use this guide to:
  • Find details about every question available in the-Official Guide for GMAT Review
  • Help find specific practice questions and build your custom practice tests that focus on your weak areas
  • Understand difficulty of each question (it is not very linear as you will notice). We have split difficulty into 4 groups (easy, medium, hard, and very hard). This split is based on the percentile of the question difficulty as determined by GMAT Club Timer sessions
  • Explanations are linked to each question for easy reference
  • Questions are numbered using the same format as in the OG (new update in this version)
  • The split of hard/medium/easy questions has remained the same by en large. However, the location of harder questions has been moving around quite a bit. In General the 2017 OG appears to have:
    • Easy Questions: 320
    • Medium Questions: 203
    • Hard Questions: 79
    • Very Hard Questions: 66
  • You can find previous OG 12, 13, 14, and 15 versions here
  • 2016 edition is available here
  • MGMAT Navigator Basic is another/similar tool available from MGMAT


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Oh My god....you are a LIFESAVER!!...There is a god haha. Is there a reason it will not refresh after I input my data?
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Great work as always, bb!

I have created a Google Docs version for those of you who prefer working in that medium: GMAT Club Guide to the OG 2017 - Google Docs Version

I removed the Analysis and Error Log Tabs (too buggy on Google, and took forever to load!), changed the "Percentile" column to "% Incorrect" and added a few small modifications to the rest of the tabs:

OA = Official Answer (this column was there already, but it's worth clarifying what it means for those unfamiliar with the term)
MA = My Answer
1 = 1st re-try answer
2 = 2nd re-try answer

I also added a "Lessons Learned?" column at the end of each row (works in place of the error log) and shortened the links / narrowed the columns for cosmetic and space-saving purposes.
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AHA! I found the problem, The pivot table in this spreadsheet is referencing a tab belonging to an older GMAT Guide Spreadsheet, I believe it is referencing the "Error Log" for 13th edition that must be in "bb's" computer. However, I ended up just changing the reference in the Table Range for the pivot table to:

'Error Log'!$B$2:$G$670

Also the "Count of Result" Columns has a bad reference as well, this one seemed to do the trick, however it just elongated the table even more:

'Error Log'!$A$2:$G$670

...from within this spreadsheet. Correct me if i'm wrong?
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AHA! I found the problem, The pivot table in this spreadsheet is referencing a tab belonging to an older GMAT Guide Spreadsheet, I believe it is referencing the "Error Log" for 13th edition that must be in "bb's" computer. However, I ended up just changing the reference in the Table Range for the pivot table to:

'Error Log'!$B$2:$G$670

Also the "Count of Result" Columns has a bad reference as well, this one seemed to do the trick, however it just elongated the table even more:

'Error Log'!$A$2:$G$670

...from within this spreadsheet. Correct me if i'm wrong?



Thank you. I have updated the file and removed the faulty reference to the previous version of the file. I hope it works better for you.
New version has been uploaded.
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I used to do a similar method to analyse my GMAT prep tests. I have a column with the % of difficulty calculated by the gmatclub for the questions that appear in the EP 1 and 2. Great job @bb.

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Hey- I am still getting the 2013 versions of the questions in the error log section.
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Hey- I am still getting the 2013 versions of the questions in the error log section.



Thanks - I have restructured the Error Log section to start with Quant (there is no RC in the error log)
I have also added links to the questions in the error log and squished one typo in Version 3.

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Thank you for updating it- looks like the pivot table isn't updating though. It says the original source can't be found when I try to refresh the page.
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Unable to update the graphs, it says it cannot open a source file?
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Thank you. Updated to version 4 with the pesky file name removed. Pivot should update properly now.
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Hate to be the bearer of bad news- the pivot table still isn't updating- still getting those errors. :(
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I am not sure if it's just an issue with the edition that I have, but some questions like #43 on PS are not the same as the 2017 ed OG.
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The GMAT Club Guide to The-Official Guide-for GMAT Review 2017th Edition



The Official Guide is a great resource - it has real GMAT questions, all questions are arranged in order of difficulty, good explanations, etc but it has one major flaw - no way to sample specific questions or ability to target a specific area - for example all CR questions with idioms or all DS questions that deal with geometry. This Guide attempts to correct that flaw (and a little bit more), making Official Guide even better.

Use this guide to:
  • Find details about every question available in the-Official Guide for GMAT Review
  • Help find specific practice questions and build your custom practice tests that focus on your weak areas
  • Understand difficulty of each question (it is not very linear as you will notice). We have split difficulty into 4 groups (easy, medium, hard, and very hard). This split is based on the percentile of the question difficulty as determined by GMAT Club Timer sessions
  • Explanations are linked to each question for easy reference
  • Questions are numbered using the same format as in the OG (new update in this version)
  • The split of hard/medium/easy questions has remained the same by en large. However, the location of harder questions has been moving around quite a bit. In General the 2017 OG appears to have:
    • Easy Questions: 320
    • Medium Questions: 203
    • Hard Questions: 79
    • Very Hard Questions: 66
  • You can find previous OG 12, 13, 14, and 15 versions here
  • 2016 edition is available here
  • MGMAT Navigator Basic is another/similar tool available from MGMAT


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Thank you! Is there gmatclub guide for 4th edition of quant review, ie. Quant review 2016. I looked for it everywhere but couldn't find it.
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Is there a similar tool for the 2017 Quant Review and 2017 Verbal Review?
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Would really appreciate it if there were an updated version with a fixed pivot table issue
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The Pivot Table issue is annoying frankly. I have updated the File yet again. What I think I will do is give you guys instructions how to handle it as I think there are multipiple issues going on potentially - saving it on my computer and also saving it on your computer with a diff name seems to trigger the absolute path in the Data Source.

Here is what you want to do:
1. Click on the Pivot Chat and select it
2. Go to the Analyze Tab
3. Click on Change Data Source
4. Paste or make sure this is what is selected: 'Error Log'!$A$2:$G$670

That's it. Here is a screenshot for the non-tech savvy types :-)
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As a non-tech savvy type, thanks!

Great resource and it works perfectly now.
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can i know where to get a pdf of OG 2017 full? i've been looking here and there in the forum but cant find
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