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13 Aug 2009, 21:09
Which method is better
a - keep redoing practice tests 1 and 2 without reinstalling the GMATPREP software
b - reinstall GMATprep before retaking practice tests 1 & 2

I took test 1 first and then without reinstalling gmatprep s/w took 1 again ... i had about 3 repeats in Q and 3 repeats in V

I then took test 2 ... no repeats (as expected, i hope this is a different pool or something)

i'm now going to retake test 2 twice and test 1 once more ... just wondering if I should do method a or method b ...
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14 Aug 2009, 04:56
prude_sb wrote:
Which method is better
a - keep redoing practice tests 1 and 2 without reinstalling the GMATPREP software
b - reinstall GMATprep before retaking practice tests 1 & 2

I took test 1 first and then without reinstalling gmatprep s/w took 1 again ... i had about 3 repeats in Q and 3 repeats in V

I then took test 2 ... no repeats (as expected, i hope this is a different pool or something)

i'm now going to retake test 2 twice and test 1 once more ... just wondering if I should do method a or method b ...

This is interesting!! Never tried retaking without reinstalling as the age-old GMATPrep wisdom warranted reinstalling before retaking!!
We know for sure that reinstalling and retaking is foolproof both in terms of scoring and repetition of questions, but we can't be sure with method A, as you have called it. Even though you didnt get many repetitions, maybe there will be some difference in the scoring algorithm....i mean who knows man!! I suggest that you stick to method B as of now.....

This should make interesting analysis once you're done with your GMAT!!
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14 Aug 2009, 06:03
Hopefully this should give you some idea

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14 Aug 2009, 18:27
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Some impressive analysis by BSD.

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15 Aug 2009, 19:46
wow thats an awesome thread ... quite insightful !

I took 2 sets of test1 and 2 without reinstalling

test1 retake had 3 math & 3 verbal repeat
test2 retake had 6math & 9 verbal repeats
test1 retake 2 had 10math & 7 verbal repeats
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05 Jun 2011, 05:42
i am using windows 7.
1>Wiped out the folder from c drive after uninstall.
2>Reinstalled.
3>started. All was fresh and un attempted.
4>The moment I close the software and reopen it. The entire history(including the tests) which I took in January(6 months back) come up, and all is same as it was before the uninstall. There is a hidden file somewhere which is causing this.

Any idea guys. Maybe in the users folder ?

Although its been 6 months since i used these tests. I stil wana ensure the best score prediction.

I've heard that attempting the test again from this point causes a lot of repeats, whereas if I am able to refresh this then I will see fewer repeats. But how to refresh ?
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