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# GMAT OG Edition

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05 Nov 2017, 16:19
Hi Guys,

Couple of years ago I had decided to prep for the GMAT. However I didn't score that well and I need to start again.
I had bought OG Verbal and Quand Review 2nd Edition, I believe it is a 2009 print. I am not too sure.

A lot of threads I referred to are dedicated to 2012 and post 2012 prints.

Do you think I should buy the latest OG set ? Latest only because 2018 edition is out...

What would you recommend ?

Thanks
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05 Nov 2017, 17:33
Those are not major or huge books. However the differences are probably meaningful enoug to where 50% of the books are new (just a guess). So I would buy the new edition

However your bigger question should be - what guidebooks/course you will use as these are just question collections filled with average difficulty questions.

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05 Nov 2017, 17:39
Hi suryeshchatwani,

Since it sounds like you're re-starting your studies after several years away from the GMAT, 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. 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. A FULL CAT takes about 4 hours to complete, 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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05 Nov 2017, 20:19
suryeshchatwani wrote:
Hi Guys,

Couple of years ago I had decided to prep for the GMAT. However I didn't score that well and I need to start again.
I had bought OG Verbal and Quand Review 2nd Edition, I believe it is a 2009 print. I am not too sure.

A lot of threads I referred to are dedicated to 2012 and post 2012 prints.

Do you think I should buy the latest OG set ? Latest only because 2018 edition is out...

What would you recommend ?

Thanks
Yes, you should get the new OGs. You can still use the ones you have, but the new ones will give you more questions to practice.
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06 Nov 2017, 15:50
Thank you for your replies bb, Rich and Arun.

bb :
For now, Ive decided to order the Manhattan Series and after your replies, the 2018 OGs as well. Apart from going through the basics what I had in mind was giving the Manhattan CATs.

Some books I already have :
- Powerscore CR Bible : I know that this one all GMAT test takers recommend.
- OGs Verbal and Quant Review 2009 print
- Kaplan Verbal and Quant.

If you have some recommendations, Id be more than grateful.

rich :

I was planning to take a practice CAT in a week or two. Although not very proud, my score was 520 Q35 and V26 during my first attempt in 2012, to give you an idea from where I am beginning. I am guessing that I will be around this score again, if Id pass the test now without any preparation, which was almost the case the first time.
Goal Score : 700+ (I know I need to make up for atleast 180 points)
Timeline GMAT : February 2018 (Tentative)
MBA School Applications : Later round applications for the 2018 intake. (Tentative)

Tentative because I dont want rush into giving GMAT like I did the last time. Ideally, Id love to start my MBA next year but I want to see how my preparation goes and how close to my achived goal score I am by January.
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06 Nov 2017, 16:34
Hi suryeshchatwani,

While it's certainly possible that you might score at the same general level on a CAT taken today as you did on the Official GMAT 5 years ago, we still need to assess your CURRENT skills - so taking that first CAT (in a realistic fashion) is essential. With a planned Test Date in February, you have plenty of time to study, but you're going to have to be really efficient during that time (especially if you have to pick up 180+ points).

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