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GMAT IS CHANGING APRIL 16, 2018 - it will be 30 minutes shorter

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I can share my experience. I took the new shorter version of the test last week. Result: 740 (Q48, V44).

Here is what I feel:

Verbal:
I felt the verbal was the same level as before. (This was my second attempt, and previous attempt was with the longer version). There were 4 RC passages and only one of them was excessively long. The RC questions were not any different in their difficulty level than the previous test or the GMAT Prep tests.

Quant:
I felt Quant was harder. Most of my preparation time for this attempt was spent on Quant and I was consistently scoring a Q50 in my GMAT Prep practice tests. On the actual test, I can’t recall one question in Quant that wasn’t wordy and confusing. I also had 2-3 combination/probability questions.

I am happy to answer more questions. Hope this helps someone!

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I can share my experience. I took the new shorter version of the test last week. Result: 740 (Q48, V44).

Here is what I feel:

Verbal:
I felt the verbal was the same level as before. (This was my second attempt, and previous attempt was with the longer version). There were 4 RC passages and only one of them was excessively long. The RC questions were not any different in their difficulty level than the previous test or the GMAT Prep tests.

Quant:
I felt Quant was harder. Most of my preparation time for this attempt was spent on Quant and I was consistently scoring a Q50 in my GMAT Prep practice tests. On the actual test, I can’t recall one question in Quant that wasn’t wordy and confusing. I also had 2-3 combination/probability questions.

I am happy to answer more questions. Hope this helps someone!

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abstruze wrote:
I can share my experience. I took the new shorter version of the test last week. Result: 740 (Q48, V44).

Here is what I feel:

Verbal:
I felt the verbal was the same level as before. (This was my second attempt, and previous attempt was with the longer version). There were 4 RC passages and only one of them was excessively long. The RC questions were not any different in their difficulty level than the previous test or the GMAT Prep tests.

Quant:
I felt Quant was harder. Most of my preparation time for this attempt was spent on Quant and I was consistently scoring a Q50 in my GMAT Prep practice tests. On the actual test, I can’t recall one question in Quant that wasn’t wordy and confusing. I also had 2-3 combination/probability questions.

I am happy to answer more questions. Hope this helps someone!

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Could you explain how much time you planned for the first 10 questions in Q and V? or your overall timing strategy?
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abstruze wrote:
I can share my experience. I took the new shorter version of the test last week. Result: 740 (Q48, V44).

Here is what I feel:

Verbal:
I felt the verbal was the same level as before. (This was my second attempt, and previous attempt was with the longer version). There were 4 RC passages and only one of them was excessively long. The RC questions were not any different in their difficulty level than the previous test or the GMAT Prep tests.

Quant:
I felt Quant was harder. Most of my preparation time for this attempt was spent on Quant and I was consistently scoring a Q50 in my GMAT Prep practice tests. On the actual test, I can’t recall one question in Quant that wasn’t wordy and confusing. I also had 2-3 combination/probability questions.

I am happy to answer more questions. Hope this helps someone!

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abstruze wrote:
I can share my experience. I took the new shorter version of the test last week. Result: 740 (Q48, V44).

Here is what I feel:

Verbal:
I felt the verbal was the same level as before. (This was my second attempt, and previous attempt was with the longer version). There were 4 RC passages and only one of them was excessively long. The RC questions were not any different in their difficulty level than the previous test or the GMAT Prep tests.

Quant:
I felt Quant was harder. Most of my preparation time for this attempt was spent on Quant and I was consistently scoring a Q50 in my GMAT Prep practice tests. On the actual test, I can’t recall one question in Quant that wasn’t wordy and confusing. I also had 2-3 combination/probability questions.

I am happy to answer more questions. Hope this helps someone!

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Could you explain how much time you planned for the first 10 questions in Q and V? or your overall timing strategy?


Frankly, the reason I did not score a 760+ (despite consistently scoring in that range in my GMAT Prep tests) is that I did not have a smart timing strategy to rely on under pressure. I tried to be mindful of the time by glancing at the time remaining every now and then. This was a horrible idea. And, in hindsight, I really should've had a better timing strategy. I never utilized a timing strategy during my practice tests either, but I think I felt stressed about time a LOT more intensely in the actual test as opposed to in the practice tests (it probably had to do with the realization that it was the ACTUAL test).

I looked at my ESR and realized the following:
For Verbal, in the first set I spent an average of 2:43 minutes on each incorrect answer, in the second set I spend an average of 3:41 minutes on each incorrect answer, in the third set I spent an average of 1:43 minutes on each incorrect answer and in the final set of questions I spent only 1:31 minute on each incorrect answer. If I had planned my timing better, I wouldn't be rushed to select answers in the final section of questions.
For Quant, I spent an average of 2:43 minutes on each incorrect answer in the third set and I could only manage spending an average of 50 seconds on each incorrect answer in the final set. I rushed through the last two sets of questions in Quant and I performed poorly in those sections.

What I am trying to say is that I am probably the worst person to advice you on timing strategy. There are several great posts here about managing time on the GMAT. I also really like Manhattan's time management strategy (updated for the new shorter version): https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... nt-part-3/ and would likely utilize it if I decide on a retake.

Sorry, I couldn't be of much help.
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New post 29 May 2018, 00:19
Just encountered a problem with Exam 6 of GMAT Prep on Google Chrome.

- I clicked on "Next" to begin my first section (quant) and then the next screen wouldn't load.
- After refreshing the page I was taken to the home page and then tried to take the exam again.
- I encountered an error that said "Unable to load questions. Cannot read property 'SectionNumber' of undefined".
- After pressing "Ok" another error came up saying "Unable to initialize the test". Screenshots of both errors are attached.
- Pressing Ok again takes me back to the home page.

Has anyone had the same issue?
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Hello all,
Are the questions new(New set of questions) in the GMAT PREP Tests Exam 3,4,5 & 6(available online)? I wrote the 1st free GMAT PREP Test today and most of the questions were repeated from last GMAT PREP software. So I had to cancel my test in between, because I was knowing many answers. I've my test on June 10th. Experts please reply ASAP. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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Hello all,
Are the questions new(New set of questions) in the GMAT PREP Tests Exam 3,4,5 & 6(available online)? I wrote the 1st free GMAT PREP Test today and most of the questions were repeated from last GMAT PREP software. So I had to cancel my test in between, because I was knowing many answers. I've my test on June 10th. Experts please reply ASAP. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!


Hey chandra004 ,

I believe the answer is NO. GMAC has changed the test format from system application to online version but they haven't changed the Question pool. So, you will see all the same questions which you used to see earlier.

I hope that helps!
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chandra004 wrote:
Hello all,
Are the questions new(New set of questions) in the GMAT PREP Tests Exam 3,4,5 & 6(available online)? I wrote the 1st free GMAT PREP Test today and most of the questions were repeated from last GMAT PREP software. So I had to cancel my test in between, because I was knowing many answers. I've my test on June 10th. Experts please reply ASAP. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
abhimahna is correct: there is no change at all in the question pools, and there is no way to transfer your "history" over to the new platform.
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So, is it better to take GMAT PREP Tests for practice or MGMAT CATs(I heard it's of good quality)? Keeping this fact in mind that I knew answers to some questions that came in Free GMAT PREP Test 1.
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So, is it better to take GMAT PREP Tests for practice or MGMAT CATs(I heard it's of good quality)? Keeping this fact in mind that I knew answers to some questions that came in Free GMAT PREP Test 1.
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Hey chandra004 ,

If you have already taken all the GMAT Preps before, you can go for MGMATs. But if you haven't taken GMAT Prep Exam Pack 1 or 2 before, you won’t find questions from Free preps in Exam Packs.

I hope that helps. :)
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Thank you so much for the suggestion abhimahna

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I'll be curious to see if this makes the exam easier or harder. I guess we'll see!
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Yes, me.
Page is just loading. no error no nothing.
just loading.... (like my brain during a 700 quant question)
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Yes, me.
Page is just loading. no error no nothing.
just loading.... (like my brain during a 700 quant question)

Ha! We've all been there.

A radical suggestion: use the old desktop version of GMAT prep until the new one works out the bugs. Who cares that the sections are a bit longer? At least it works!

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GMAT Test is changing on April 16, 2018 - it will be shortened by 30 minutes



The Big Unknowns:


  • Date of GMAT Prep release - sounds like it is only by April 30th, but hopefully sooner so we can practice
  • Question structure of the RC's. We don't know if we will be losing one passage, or if passages will have fewer questions.



The GMAT Prep site for the online tests seems to be down .. is any one else facing this issue/is there an alternate link or fix?

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Are you guys able to login? I am unable to login!

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I just tried and it is working fine. Clear your cache and try again. :-)
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Are you guys able to login? I am unable to login!

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Hey pikolo2510 ,

I just tried and it is working fine. Clear your cache and try again. :-)


hey abhimahna

I am talking about this link

https://gmatofficialprep.mba.com/SarasExamPrep#/login

Are you able to login successfully? Forgot Password also doesn't work. I land back on the same page

Tried the above after clearing history,cache and in Incognito mode.

Doesn't work. Really annoying from GMAC!!!
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