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# GMATClub Verbal Tests (Verbal Challenges) vs Real GMAT

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We wanted to get some feedback on difficulty level of our Verbal Tests as compared to real GMAT.

Those of you who took at least some of the Verbal Challenges are especially welcome to post comments.

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I took one more verbal challenge.
Upon reflecting, I think they are not too bad in terms of content. With maybe CR being a slight exception. What I noticed with CR is that there are almost always 2 close answers with the rest being very silly and easily eliminable. I think on the GMAT you have 2 types of CR - the easy ones which do not have any close choices but the wrong ones are not totally silly, and hard ones where you may have 2 close choices but the remaining are also not to far off.
The structure of the verbal challenges, however, needs improvement. There are only 3 RC passages although they constitute the same number of questions (around 14). There should be the standard 4 passages - 2 shorter ones and 2 longer ones. Otherwise, time-wise people may get misled. Also, I noticed a series of SCs or CRs, sometimes 5-6 in a row. Those should be more intermingled with at most three of a kind in a row.
Oh, one more thing, the SCs seemed very short, although some were tricky. I think the GMAT gives you a balanced load of short and longer SCs.
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I don't know about the real GMAT but compared with GMATPrep I average around the same number of questions wrong ( 6-9 ) and I score between 40-42 on average. So that can be some sort of a gauge.
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I took only the first Verbal challenge and was appalled to get so many wrongs in RC and CR compared to what I'd get in GMATPrep/PowerPrep/1000 before the repeats. It was more like the MGMAT Verbal than the real thing. I noticed that there were some very close answers in RC. As far as CR, the passages were generally very short but tricky.
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23 May 2008, 12:09
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I actually liked Maths tests now verbal ones they may not be upto par with their maths counterpart!
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I found the math very challenging but the verbal was really poor. Most of the answers were very obvious. It also reported my percentile score as NaN(not a number) for the verbal score. I took the free tests. I was thinking of buying the whole set but I don't think the verbal will be of any value to me.
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Hi All,

I took the FREE GMAT club verbal test yesterday and scored a V39 (90%-ile). I wanted to know from all the experts out there about the quality of these verbal tests. I understand that this test is not adaptive, but I somehow felt the level of questions in this test is far less than that of MGMAT's. Can you help me with a feedback ? Do the GMAT club verbal tests stand a chance when compared with the actual GMAT verbal ? What can I infer from this score ?

PS: I have heard that the Quant tests are quite good.
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Hi all

I just finished the free Verbal test and I want to get feedback on my score and share my experience with you. I scored 43 with 5 questions wrong. Time take - 62 mins. Can experts tell me where I stand in terms of the real GMAT test.

Here is what I felt about the test.

1) Only 3 RC's... First one was long and tough (both passage and questions) and had 5 questions which was a little surprise as I have never come across 5 questions on one passage in any of the other tests. The other two were short and really easy so probably they save me a lot of time. This is one place where the quality of test needs to be improved.

2) CR questions were a little different from official questions I have solved. As discussed in the previous posts as well, most of the times I was stuck with two very close choices while the other 3 were totally irrelevant. This is again not the case with official questions.

3) Sentence correction was OK but on easier side only.

4) I did not find this test adaptive. The link below says that these tests are adaptive but I found that 60-70% of the questions on the test were 500 level questions. Even after solving a string of three 700 level questions correctly, the next question was a 500 level one. So I dont really feel that test is adaptive.

A lot of improvement is needed on the verbal tests, if the other 5 are also of the same level. Haven't tried the Quant yet...will give feedback once i do.
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07 Mar 2008, 09:09
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I don't know about the real GMAT but compared with GMATPrep I average around the same number of questions wrong ( 6-9 ) and I score between 40-42 on average. So that can be some sort of a gauge.

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29 Sep 2009, 05:57
Math seems to be very good then should try
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04 Dec 2009, 03:37
dzyubam wrote:
Hi all.

We wanted to get some feedback on difficulty level of our Verbal Tests as compared to real GMAT.

Those of you who took at least some of the Verbal Challenges are especially welcome to post comments.

Thanks.

Hi all!
I've just visited this forum. Happy to get acquainted with you. Thanks.
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05 Sep 2011, 13:16
The difficulty seems about the same level as other practice tests. I did notice that there were a few questions that the only difference was a comma vs no comma. I didn't see that on old gmat exams.
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07 Sep 2011, 23:05
I jus finished my V06 test.... got 38 correct out of 41 questions. 1 each wrong in SC, CR and RC. and a percentile of 94%.

Any idea on what is the expected GMAT veral score (out of 60) for a similar result like this...

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15 Dec 2011, 01:25
I too think, verbal needs bit of improvement. RC paras I found little tougher on GMATprep (real test awaited on Monday). SCs sentences are shorter, and CR I didnt find two closer (and confusing) answers on single questions. Hope you get my idea.

Thanks for asking, I was too little confused about the questions in verbal (whether they resemble the actual game)!
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19 Dec 2011, 06:20
I think gmatlclub should create more verbal tests rather than current 6 tests :D
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06 Nov 2012, 05:18
dzyubam wrote:
Hi all.

We wanted to get some feedback on difficulty level of our Verbal Tests as compared to real GMAT.

Those of you who took at least some of the Verbal Challenges are especially welcome to post comments.

Thanks.

Took the test and scored a 44 on verbal which i have never done on any of my tests on gmat prep and the manhattan, i think the scoring looks a bit off and the questions seem really simple..

My avg score on the other simulated tests is around 35 so i am still reeeling from the schock - none the less the test is great for me to do some practice tests..
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01 Jan 2014, 06:29
First of all, a very happy new year 2014 to all.

I guess this thread is a little dormant.

I took one of the VA test out of 5 VA test, I got VA 29 score which gave me a rude shock and brings me to the drawing board. But I felt the questions were easy compared to Verbal Prep. Some of the last few CR questions were tough and by the time, I got them towards end of the test, I was exhausted. I need to pace my approach. I had written GMAT with a score of VA 28, so Club tests are telling me there is not much of improvement.

Surprisingly, there were not a single resolve the paradox or Bold faced questions, though I got one in the category of similar argument.

Planning to take at-least 2 more before new year bonanza ends.

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Took two more tests in VA. The second decreased to V 28, i guess because of fatigue of back to back tests. The third one increased to V 34, but I will not read much into that stat as there were repeated premise not once but twice about Cola and extra cola. I got a passage of Cola and extra cola comparison study. Definitely shorter SC questions compared to Gmatprep.
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25 Jan 2014, 07:46
Hi,

I have recently struggled with the verbal section of the gmat and only prepped for this section for the last two-threes weeks. I've used GMATpill and OG as prep material. I took the gmatprep test twice and scored 25 and 27 respectively before I started preparing. About a week and a half ago I did a Kaplan test and achieved 31 on verbal. Today, I took the GMATclub's verbal test and got 42. Is there a significant different between the CATs of GMATclub and Kaplan? Thanks
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16 Jul 2014, 15:28
I agree with utkmittal. The verbal test looks way easier and not adaptive (and that's how I found this thread).

I was scoring V35 in tests like Manhattan and GMAT Prep and yesterday I tried the GMAT Club Verbal Test and scored a surprisingly V41 (7 incorrect in 57 minutes out of 75). I felt that RC passages were good and difficult, but there was one passage that I received 5 or 6 questions in a row, something not common. The CR were easy and I felt that a lot of questions had "obvious" answers, with almost no trap answers. The SC seems to me the most precise part of the test.

Now, speaking about the Quant Test.. oh boy, that was tough.
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30 May 2016, 14:19
dzyubam wrote:
Hi all.

We wanted to get some feedback on difficulty level of our Verbal Tests as compared to real GMAT.

Those of you who took at least some of the Verbal Challenges are especially welcome to post comments.

Thanks.

Hi, I took two GMAT club Verbal Tests today and got a V34 and a V24 in them. I got a v39 and a v38 in GMATPrep and Manhattanprep respectively, taken a week back.

I do not think that the Verbal Qs are tougher in GMAT Club tests but really they do seem not so much like the real test's. Specially the CRs.

Below is a question from one of the tests. I find it completely bizzarro.
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