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30 Apr 2012, 13:26
Thanks, very helpful!
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04 Aug 2012, 23:20
Thanks a lot for the questions. If I am not wrong, I think this test would be more helpful once you are done with practicing the Quant section. The test would help you identify your current level and what kind of questions you must practice to achieve your desired level.

Desperately waiting for the Verbal diagnostic test. Also, it would be great if you could tell me the best source for 750-level questions. I have only come across 650-700 level questions till now.

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07 Nov 2012, 20:36
Hey...this is an excellent site for those who are new to GMAT preparation. This is helping me a lot.

Does anyone know why the online diagnostic link is not working?

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10 Nov 2012, 01:52
My question is probably really dumb, but has a verbal version of the diagnostic test been made here on the club? because I can't seem to find it. Thanks in advance to whoever might aswer.
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25 Nov 2012, 08:56
It's very useful. Thanks a lot for these resources.

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23 Dec 2012, 05:50
joylive wrote:
The Take Online Test link failed dude

check the screenshot

Can you please post the screenshot again? It's not attached to your post.
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24 Dec 2012, 20:19
Thank your guys for this great resource. Noticed the following problems when I tried it (12/24/2012):

1. Take test online link does not work.
2. Typo on question 16 , option 1. should be "Set T" instead of "Set S".
3. Missing solution to Question 21 (link does not work).
4. Question 33. It would help if the question stated that mixture consisted "only" of chestnuts and walnuts. Otherwise drawing the inference Y=1-X (as should be used in order to get to a solution) does not seem intuitive.

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12 Jan 2013, 06:56
The explanation to the 19th question, I think, has a small typo when it says:

"The set could be {20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 26, 29, 70}"

Since they all have to be different integers the third to last should be 28, probably.
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06 Mar 2013, 03:13
Hi,
I have recently started preparing for GMAT and have just now become an active member of the forum. I will surely be downloading these questions. These questions were uploaded in 2009, I don't know, if solving these questions help me, since it has been more than 3 years since the questions were made.

Kindly help.

Please let me know, in how much time, should a student solve these question and what should be his score in order to achieve excellent score in GMAT.
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06 Mar 2013, 03:17
Thoughtosphere wrote:
Hi,
I have recently started preparing for GMAT and have just now become an active member of the forum. I will surely be downloading these questions. These questions were uploaded in 2009, I don't know, if solving these questions help me, since it has been more than 3 years since the questions were made.

Kindly help.

Please let me know, in how much time, should a student solve these question and what should be his score in order to achieve excellent score in GMAT.

GMAT Club math questions are harder than those appearing on the GMAT, so usually students spend more than 2 minutes on solving them.
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06 Mar 2013, 21:17
I got 10/15 on the lower level, 11/15 on the medium level, and 9/15 on the upper level. This was pretty tough - I got 30/45 total, and only got 10 of the last 21 correct. Not sure if I was tired or just bad at those topics.

I took the official GMAT practice exam and got a 740 - 48Q and 44V. But I got smoked on this exam. Are there any materials to analyze this exam on this site? I looked around but it's a bit confusing.

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19 Mar 2013, 06:55
Dear Gmatclub members,

Could you please confirm if one should take this test "before reading all the material" or "post reading all the material" . Since the name is a diagnostic test, I am assuming, one should take it before one starts preparing. But, if its not the case, i don't want to take the test and get disappointed by looking at poor scores!

Please advise
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20 Mar 2013, 05:10
surya167 wrote:
Dear Gmatclub members,

Could you please confirm if one should take this test "before reading all the material" or "post reading all the material" . Since the name is a diagnostic test, I am assuming, one should take it before one starts preparing. But, if its not the case, i don't want to take the test and get disappointed by looking at poor scores!

Please advise

I'd still suggest to take diagnostic test to know your weak areas, then to go through basics and finally to take other GMAT Club tests.
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21 Mar 2013, 08:00
Thank you very much. Just signed up for the forum today and I am really looking forward to exchange ideas with all of you here.

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01 Jun 2013, 00:35
First of all thanks BB and others for this wonderful test. Really Hats off to all the guys!!
After totally out of touch from studies for last 5-6 years, I took this practice diagnostic test and as expected got only 20 out of 45.
Took around 2mins 45 secs for each questions ( used the timer downloaded from gmatclub). I am planning to appear for the actual test by end of this year (dec '13).

My first basic silly question : Do I really have any chance to achieve a target of 650-700?
Another question is what should be my approach, brush up the basics of quant & and then try another time for the same test and analyze my performance or take some other diagnostic test (from gmat club)?
Experts please guide.
Thanks once again !!

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11 Jun 2013, 19:06
Thanks for the awesome post.
Q 12 of d01 of the online version (it is different from pdf version)

Quote:
If x= 4th root(x^3 + 6x^2) , then the sum of all possible solutions for x is:

a) -2
b) 0
c) 1
d) 3
e) 5

According to me, the answer should be c. But, OA is d.

The explanation says, x cannot be negative, because even with a negative value of x, the equality holds.
Moreover, the question is talking about all possible solutions of x, not just real solutions.

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12 Jun 2013, 01:22
Maverick_Indian wrote:
Thanks for the awesome post.
Q 12 of d01 of the online version (it is different from pdf version)

Quote:
If x= 4th root(x^3 + 6x^2) , then the sum of all possible solutions for x is:

a) -2
b) 0
c) 1
d) 3
e) 5

According to me, the answer should be c. But, OA is d.

The explanation says, x cannot be negative, because even with a negative value of x, the equality holds.
Moreover, the question is talking about all possible solutions of x, not just real solutions.

No, C is not correct.

If you substitute x=-2 the equation will NOT hold true. Also, note that ALL numbers used on the GMAT are real numbers.

Check:
new-algebra-set-149349-60.html#p1200948
new-algebra-set-149349-80.html#p1202620
new-algebra-set-149349-100.html#p1228245

Hope it helps.
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12 Jun 2013, 12:21
Bunuel wrote:

If you substitute x=-2 the equation will NOT hold true. Also, note that ALL numbers used on the GMAT are real numbers.

Hope it helps.

If you substitute x=-2. It becomes

LHS = -2
RHS = 4th root (-8+24) = 4th root (16) = +/-2 (because in the question it is not mentioned that x is only +ve)

So, equality holds true for x=-2.

In the solutions in each of the posts it is mentioned that \sqrt{expression} >=0, which is not true.
Square root of a number can be +/- a number.

Similarly 4th root of a number can be +ve or -ve.

But, 4th power of a number will always be +ve.

So, in the expression in question.

X can be + or -. But, (x^3 + 6x^2) should always be greater than or equal to 0.

16 = (2)^4
or
16 = (-2)^4

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12 Jun 2013, 13:19
Maverick_Indian wrote:
Bunuel wrote:

If you substitute x=-2 the equation will NOT hold true. Also, note that ALL numbers used on the GMAT are real numbers.

Hope it helps.

If you substitute x=-2. It becomes

LHS = -2
RHS = 4th root (-8+24) = 4th root (16) = +/-2 (because in the question it is not mentioned that x is only +ve)

So, equality holds true for x=-2.

In the solutions in each of the posts it is mentioned that \sqrt{expression} >=0, which is not true.
Square root of a number can be +/- a number.

Similarly 4th root of a number can be +ve or -ve.

But, 4th power of a number will always be +ve.

So, in the expression in question.

X can be + or -. But, (x^3 + 6x^2) should always be greater than or equal to 0.

16 = (2)^4
or
16 = (-2)^4

Again, if you substitute x=-2 into $$x=\sqrt[4]{x^3+6x^2}$$ the equation will NOT hold: $$-2\neq{\sqrt[4]{16}=2$$

Please post your doubts here: new-algebra-set-149349-60.html
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