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Is Following Multiple year OGs a good idea?

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Hello Everybody,

First of all, Thanks for reading my query.

Someone recently recommended me to do Offical Guides from multiple years in order to get a wide variety and near to full cover of all GMAT questions.

Is it a valid strategy?

And immediately after the above recommendation, someone informed me that every year most of the questions are repeated in OG from past year's OGs and only few new questions are added which make OGs of 2 consecutive years nearly similar.

Am i right in this context?


And if i decide to do multiple years' OGs i assume its best to do OGs of years with a considarable gap in between them eg. OG of 2010 and 2014.

So, is there any chance that there is an archive of all old OGs on Gmatclub?

If yes can somebody please share that link, i would be really thankful to you

And finally, do you think this strategy is right to do OG? Or should i make some ammends? i am already doing Manhattan full guides.

Thanks a lot in advance for reading and advicing/solving my query.
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You don't need to solve the OG of multiple years. Most of the questions are repeated and few questions are added.
You can find the links to all questions of the OGs alongwith new questions in the following post:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmac-officia ... 40610.html
I would suggest to pick up the latest OG. If you want more questions, you can go to the earlier editions.
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You don't need to solve the OG of multiple years. Most of the questions are repeated and few questions are added.
You can find the links to all questions of the OGs alongwith new questions in the following post:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmac-officia ... 40610.html
I would suggest to pick up the latest OG. If you want more questions, you can go to the earlier editions.
Hope it helps.



Thanks alot for the quick and prompt reply. Will go thru this link.
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Hi AinzOoalGown,

Many Test Takers who use a 'book heavy' study approach end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level, so you might end up needing to invest in some non-book resources to hit your Score Goal. The OG books are great sources for practice questions, but they're not designed to teach you Tactics, patterns or the little 'secrets' behind the GMAT - for those, you'll need Course-oriented materials.

Before I can offer you any additional advice, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

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1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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4) What is your goal score?
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Hi AinzOoalGown,

Many Test Takers who use a 'book heavy' study approach end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level, so you might end up needing to invest in some non-book resources to hit your Score Goal. The OG books are great sources for practice questions, but they're not designed to teach you Tactics, patterns or the little 'secrets' behind the GMAT - for those, you'll need Course-oriented materials.

Before I can offer you any additional advice, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Thanks for the reply and giving your time and energy to solve my query and look after me. Thank you Mr Rich cohen.


Studies:

1) I have been studying since a month.
2) Primarily, i am following Manhattan Guides. I have started OG since last 10 days or so. Then someone pointed out that OG dont have practice questions for all the topics that are covered in syllabus and those questions can be found in past year OGs with a gap of 3 years or more in between them. Thats why i was pursuing past year OGs.

3) Till date I have not given any CAT. My strategy is to first complete/ get a know how of the syllabus once then i plan to take CATs. Is that a right strategy or should i start giving CATs now?


Goals:

4) A Really Really Good score. My country does not have GPA system for schools and bachelor's degree results and as per some websites i am in a disadvantage because of that.

5) 15-31 December 2018

6) In 2nd round for Aug/Sept intake

7) Bschools which have good MBA Finance courses. I dont target the likes of Stanford, Wharton, Harvard etc.

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Hi AinzOoalGown,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. For starters, you should take an an MBA.com practice exam to get a baseline score. Since you are aiming for a very good score, it would be helpful to see where your score currently is, and then I’d be happy to provide some advice regarding your study plan.

You also may find it helpful to read this article about how to score a 700+ on the GMAT.
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Hi AinzOoalGown,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. For starters, you should take an an MBA.com practice exam to get a baseline score. Since you are aiming for a very good score, it would be helpful to see where your score currently is, and then I’d be happy to provide some advice regarding your study plan.

You also may find it helpful to read this article about how to score a 700+ on the GMAT.



Thank you for the reply and giving your advice.

Will follow your advice. Thank you

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Hi AinzOoalGown,

If you really have been studying for a month, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can take 2 for free at www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). That score will give us a good sense of your current skills, strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 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.

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Thanks for the reply Rich.

EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting.


That is the main problem till now i was not able to scoop out 3.5 hrs of totaly isolation. Thats why i think i delayed.


But on the other hand, i am doing Manhattan books and they are so vast. I have not been able to complete VA till now!!!

Is my speed too Slow?

But i will follow your advice and give CAT soon.

Thanks a lot for your advice.

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