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

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New post 26 Jun 2018, 03:08
The verbal section questions have not become difficult. But, the timing per question we have in hand has definitely reduced, leading to a huge rush. On the other hand, the quant section I feel has become trickier, with the questions becoming more wordy and time taking.

This was my experience from my first attempt. I believe the questions we solve in the GMAT mocks are still the same. The question bank has not changed, but the original exam has become tough. Thus, it is no more as easy as it was to complete the exam in time and solve all questions with equal time and dedication. I can bet that one has to mark guess on atleast 2 or 3 questions in verbal to avoid missing completing the section, as leaving questions unattempted leads to even higher penalty.

No doubt, the new GMAT sucks !!

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IMO the shorter timing per question in the verbal section is negligible. I took the longer exam version before April 16 and finished verbal "too quickly" with about 10-12 minutes remaining, from my recollection.
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I gave the test in new format today my score improved from 640 to 710.

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IMO the shorter timing per question in the verbal section is negligible. I took the longer exam version before April 16 and finished verbal "too quickly" with about 10-12 minutes remaining, from my recollection.
It depends from person to person. Most people just finish on time and some even rush a bit to finish. So, for them, it is a disadvantage, no doubt.

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Has anyone, who purchased their exam pack 1 ad 2 before nov 2017 been able to access the online shorter version of the test? I tried activating packs 1 and 2 using the activation code but it keeps displaying 'invalid activation code'. IS there any way i can still practice these tests in the shorter format?
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New post 06 Jul 2018, 14:50
I would like to ask :
Did any one find a significant difference between scores of the official practice exams and the new real GMAT ?
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Has anyone, who purchased their exam pack 1 ad 2 before nov 2017 been able to access the online shorter version of the test? I tried activating packs 1 and 2 using the activation code but it keeps displaying 'invalid activation code'. IS there any way i can still practice these tests in the shorter format?



I believe GMAC offered new activation codes on request for any purchases made Oct 2017 onwards. But that was like 2 months back. You need to contact GMAC and see if they can still do that for you.
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RashmiT wrote:
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Has anyone, who purchased their exam pack 1 ad 2 before nov 2017 been able to access the online shorter version of the test? I tried activating packs 1 and 2 using the activation code but it keeps displaying 'invalid activation code'. IS there any way i can still practice these tests in the shorter format?



I believe GMAC offered new activation codes on request for any purchases made Oct 2017 onwards. But that was like 2 months back. You need to contact GMAC and see if they can still do that for you.


Thank you for your input.. i will do so now.
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