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10 Jul 2018, 04:13
I wrote 2 official tests (690; 700) and today I decided to retake first of them. I heard that only few questions are usually repeated, but I faced a lot of old questions (which I seen during first 2 attempts). Did I do something wrong or just GMAT Prep's pool of 700 lvl questions is smaller than that of 600 lvl questions?
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10 Jul 2018, 07:24
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I wrote 2 official tests (690; 700) and today I decided to retake first of them. I heard that only few questions are usually repeated, but I faced a lot of old questions (which I seen during first 2 attempts). Did I do something wrong or just GMAT Prep's pool of 700 lvl questions is smaller than that of 600 lvl questions?

Usually 5-6 questions are repeated. But then there would be exceptional cases when the repetitions could be higher or lower. you haven't done anything wrong. It's just how the roll of the dice came up.
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Hi EddieHollywood,

The pool of questions that comes with each of the 6 Official GMAC practice CATs is somewhat 'limited' (you'll face a larger pool of potential questions when you take the Official GMAT). Unfortunately, retaking a CAT that you've already taken is NOT a realistic way to assess your skills. Seeing even a few 'repeat' questions can 'throw off' the Score Algorithm and impact your pacing, energy levels, fatigue, etc. As such, for this next phase of your studies, you need to use CATs that you have NOT taken before (and that present questions that you have NOT seen before) AND make sure to take them in a realistic fashion (take the FULL CAT - with the Essay and IR sections, take them away from your home, at the same time of day as when you'll take the Official GMAT, etc.).

I'd like to know a bit more about how you've been studying and your goals:

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3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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13 Jul 2018, 09:12
Hi EddieHollywood,

You may find it more beneficial to take any of the paid GMAC exams, since you won’t see any repeated questions. Have you purchased those practice exams?

With that said, it would be helpful to learn more about you, so we can provide some more specific advice.
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EddieHollywood wrote:
I wrote 2 official tests (690; 700) and today I decided to retake first of them. I heard that only few questions are usually repeated, but I faced a lot of old questions (which I seen during first 2 attempts). Did I do something wrong or just GMAT Prep's pool of 700 lvl questions is smaller than that of 600 lvl questions?
It makes sense for the GMAT to include more questions in the "middle" than at the extremes, purely because more people are likely to see questions of average difficulty than are likely to see very tough (or very easy) questions. And although I'm not sure whether that's true for the practice exams, I wouldn't be surprised if it is.
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