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11 Jun 2007, 23:34
I take MGMAT CATs and I noticed that their Math questions are kind of hard? I would like to know if in REAL GMAT the math questions are that hard?

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12 Jun 2007, 02:54
In my opinion the MGMAT CATs are tougher than the actual GMAT. They tend to focus on the tougher problems and only people with a really good grip on concepts can score high.

In the actual GMAT the adaptability is more flexible. If you score around the 650s, theres a good chance your actual GMAT will be around 700. the MGMAT CAT draws your focus into tougher problems and solving those. How well you do in the GMAT is about how well you got your basics covered. Thats my tc.

In descending order of toughness I would rate the exams:
GMAT Challenges, MGMAT CAT, GMAT

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12 Jun 2007, 03:25
To me, the MGMAT Math questions are concept consuming rather than brain consuming. If u know concepts enough, u will be fine with MGMAT.

But, for the real thing, u will have to be ready with brain consumming questions. Many times, the GMAT Math questions are designed to catch u on the fast & silly mistakes. It wants u to know your weaknesses and so to identify the traps in the questions in which u can fall.... Most of time, the concepts are not that hard in real GMAT but a special angle to represent them combined with a tricky wording from which u must be sure to have well understood every single word is the thing that makes it hard.

Good Luck ! :D

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12 Jun 2007, 09:57
GMAT_700 wrote:
I take MGMAT CATs and I noticed that their Math questions are kind of hard? I would like to know if in REAL GMAT the math questions are that hard?

yeah. Nothing like the real gmat. Gmatcat on mba.com is as close to the real thing

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13 Jun 2007, 09:51
Fig wrote:

All hail! The quant 'guru' has spoken

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13 Jun 2007, 13:09
kripalkavi wrote:
Fig wrote:

All hail! The quant 'guru' has spoken

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16 Jun 2007, 03:37
MGMAT CAT Quant. questions are a good reflection of what you can expect on the real thing. Having taken both, I would say that if you can finish the MGMAT questions on time and score well, you will put yourself in a good position to score well on the real GMAT. One thing that I've learnt after preparing a lot and scoring quite low on the real thing is that higher the difficulty level that you get comfortable with, the better.

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16 Jun 2007, 21:19
Fig wrote:
To me, the MGMAT Math questions are concept consuming rather than brain consuming. If u know concepts enough, u will be fine with MGMAT.

But, for the real thing, u will have to be ready with brain consumming questions. Many times, the GMAT Math questions are designed to catch u on the fast & silly mistakes. It wants u to know your weaknesses and so to identify the traps in the questions in which u can fall.... Most of time, the concepts are not that hard in real GMAT but a special angle to represent them combined with a tricky wording from which u must be sure to have well understood every single word is the thing that makes it hard.

Good Luck ! :D

what do u mean by brain consuming? a lot of quantitative manipulation?

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17 Jun 2007, 01:29
I mean:
> Fresh mind for each question.
> Awarness of all quant aspects linked to a question : the quant surface covered by the question in 1 or multiple quant areas
> Awarness of traps : special numbers 0, 1, 1/n, sqrt(n)...
> Awarness of your weaknesses to explore them in case of a mistake hidden behind them
> A very open minded attitude : most of time GMAT questions want u to go in 1 direction by the shapes of its questions... and so to make u misinterpreting the results with the help of an inertia created by your own education
> and so stamina to do all of this for 37 Q question and behind it u have the V section...

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