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# Gmat materials and prep courses

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13 Apr 2018, 13:00
Help-what’s the GMAT material that’s similar or identical as the actual exam?

Hi Everyone,

I’m new here. I was wondering if you could give me some advice on GMAT materials and prep courses. Which material vendor is similar or identical as the actual exam? What vendor has a prep course that helps with testing strategy and tricks/tips? Is the prep course needed? Thank you!

Vivian

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14 Apr 2018, 00:42
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Help-what’s the GMAT material that’s similar or identical as the actual exam?

Hi Everyone,

I’m new here. I was wondering if you could give me some advice on GMAT materials and prep courses. Which material vendor is similar or identical as the actual exam? What vendor has a prep course that helps with testing strategy and tricks/tips? Is the prep course needed? Thank you!

Vivian

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Hi vivian66,

You should dedicate around 4 months to prepare for GMAT. You should start by giving GMATPREP to learn more about your performance. You can then know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for 4 months, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

In order to make an informed decision I would highly encourage you to go to their websites and try on their free trial and decide for yourself which one do you like better. You try out free access to EmpowerGMAT, Magoosh and Optimus Prep as they have great reviews on GMATCLUB.

Also for verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market. You can easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

You can also try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. MGMAT foundation of GMAT Quant anf foundation of GMAT verbal will particularly help you solidify your base. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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14 Apr 2018, 09:59
vivian66 wrote:
Help-what’s the GMAT material that’s similar or identical as the actual exam?

Hi Everyone,

I’m new here. I was wondering if you could give me some advice on GMAT materials and prep courses. Which material vendor is similar or identical as the actual exam? What vendor has a prep course that helps with testing strategy and tricks/tips? Is the prep course needed? Thank you!

Vivian

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14 Apr 2018, 10:21
Hi Vivian,

Since it sounds like you're just beginning your studies, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT.

Early last week, GMAC made a formal announcement defining some changes that will be taking place to the format of the Official GMAT (beginning April 16, 2018). These changes primarily impact the overall length of the Exam (meaning the number of questions in the Quant and Verbal sections as well as the amount of time that you’ll have to complete each of those two sections). In theory, a shorter Exam could make it easier for a well-prepared Test Taker to score higher. Unfortunately, Official practice CATs in the new 'format' don't exist yet - but once they become available, you should plan to take one (so that we can get a better sense of how you perform under these new conditions).

That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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Help-what’s the GMAT material that’s similar or identical as the actual exam?

Hi Everyone,

I’m new here. I was wondering if you could give me some advice on GMAT materials and prep courses. Which material vendor is similar or identical as the actual exam? What vendor has a prep course that helps with testing strategy and tricks/tips? Is the prep course needed? Thank you!

Vivian

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