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Manhattan Prep CATs are Excellent
September 12 | 2016
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     By goldfarr 0 0

To start, I want to be very clear: The Manhattan Prep CATs are excellent. While the Quant is much harder and more verbose than what you will find on your GMAT, it prepares you more than adequately. I found that when I took CATs from the actual GMAT website, the quant seemed easy by comparison. I took all 6 CATs... The first test I took? I scored a 500.

I thought I was done for. I was a 3.9 Phi Beta Kappa student at a top 30 school and here I was, blowing it on the one test that matters. But I kept focused and really leveraged those detailed score analyses. This breaks down your strengths and weakness by topic. Couple that with a detailed answer guide and you'll be able to sort through your mistakes incredibly thoroughly.

Test after test (matched with intense self study and the 9 week course) and I saw a little improvement test to test. 500 to 520, then 580 to 630, and finally 640 to 700. Now, I felt good going into the test but with that range, I thought I would score between 580 and 650. BUT, those Manhattan CATs prepared me so much, the test felt like a breeze. When I hit "show scores" I felt good. Sure enough, that 710 popped up on the screen and I knew I had Manhattan Prep to thank. Highly highly recommend their material across the board. For non-native english speakers, the verbal is very easy to follow and for people with a good grasp of grammar and english, their break down on how to tackle CR and RC is super helpful.

So if you feel good going in with self study, the book set and CATS are definitely worth it. If you want to combine your study with some teacher/classroom help, my 9 week online course with Birdwell was amazing and helpful.

Thank you MGMAT!

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Perfect Score
September 06 | 2016
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     By TVA508 0 0

Okay, not quite prefect: 790 (Q:51, V:51, IR:8, AWA:6).

I accomplished this in one try by completely giving myself over to the MGMAT system. I read (practically memorized) every book (for quant, I only skimmed verbal) and problem. Took every practice test. Redid every problem I got wrong multiple times.

I started from a relatively low base of knowledge (I had somehow never encountered prime factorization), but the MGMAT system got me up to speed. This took 3 months of weekend and social life killing study, but it worked. (Note: I only used the books, did not take the class.)

Yes, the practice tests are harder than the real thing, but think of it as resistance training. By the time you get to the game, it's easy. On my first MGMAT practice test I got 640. I never scored higher than 730 on the MGMAT practice test. But the actual test was a breeze - it was the first time I had ever finished the IR section (I took 9 practice tests, and never finished IR) and finished quant with 3 minutes to spare.

I absolutely could not have gotten the score I did, in the time I had available, without MGMAT. In particular, their test-taking strategy tips in the advanced quant book are invaluable. I cannot recommend their system and services more highly.

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     By sdlife 153 50

MGMAT CATs are probably the best non-official CATs out there.

1) Verbal questions are pretty good and represent the official questions to some extent. The one thing you would realize is that as you get better in your conceptual knowledge and patterns in official questions, you'd start doing good in MGMAT CATs too, simply because the MGMAT verbal questions are made using the official questions as a reference (true for any other non-official GMAT prep company).

2) Their Quant is definitely very calculation intensive, unlike GMAT Quant. BUT, it can still be helpful if you are targeting 49+. If you analyze the Quant questions and try to learn from every question, instead of focusing on how "hard" the question is, then you'd start realizing the value of their Quant questions. The main thing is to have a conceptual clarity of the concepts used.

3) My recommendation would be to take these tests in between your GMAT Prep tests as the GMAT Prep tests are limited and are closest to the actual test, and must be used wisely. Use the MGMAT Tests to pinpoint your weak areas, work on them and then take an official test to gauge your level/performance. These tests will definitely help you build the stamina for the real test.

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     By sandysilva 135 60

I have used Manhattan Tests in past. My personal experience was not satisfying. My average mocks score was 650 in Manhattan, but my score used to drop in Gmac original mocks. No doubt the questions in Manhattan both for quant and verbal are the best in the market, but the score calculating algorithm is what i have trouble with. I personally feel that even if you get consecutive wrongs in Manhattan your score would still not fall, on the other hand if you get wrongs in a row in Gmac mocks your score would drop. Manhattan mocks tend to give you an inflated score. So this is the only problem i have with Manhattan mocks.
I would say again the questions both in verbal and quant are the best out in the market.

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Great tests
October 02 | 2017
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     By devikeerthansr 120 48

Manhattan GMAT CATs are really great. Quant section is really great. Quant is tougher than the GMAT quant. If you get >46 in Manhattan quant then you most probably get 49 or 50 in GMAT.
Manhattan mock CAT score will be close to your actual GMAT score. Analyzing the tests is also very easy. Explanation is given to every problem. Difficulty levels are also mentioned. If you finish all the tests and buy them again , you will get same tests again. My friend had bought them again and then he saw same tests were available. Then he contacted the company and they returned his money. Tests are worth the money I spent.

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Definitely a buy!
September 30 | 2017
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     By Sammy599 49 38

After the official material that is provided by GMAC, these tests are the best indicators of GMAT performance that I have come across. The results that are projected by these CATs understate you true abilities by a small margin generally but the analytics that come along with them is priceless; they allow people to drill right down to the sub-topics that need work and can help people identify weak spots fairly quickly.

Having said this, I would also like to state that the quant section on these CATs are lengthier than the actual thing, not more difficult but longer, so time management is critical in these CATs.

I would certainly recommend these CATs to anyone aiming for a high score!

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MGMAT CATs
September 15 | 2017
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     By nightblade354 170 84

To begin my GMAT career, I decided to entrust my CATs with MGMAT. Why? Because I was told that they were far more challenging than the real thing. I was told the math section was brutal, and I was told grammar was no picnic.

I have taken CATs from many places, including GMAT Prep. and Veritas, in addition to MGMAT. I can say that GMAT Prep. is by far the easiest of the three. MGMAT and Veritas gave me the same score on the separate occasions I took them.

I have been told, based on MGMAT's difficulty level, that my score will go up by about 20 points on the real thing. I can only hope! I am a fan of these tests, as they are realistic, but they are challenging and repeat a lot of questions I have seen on the forum. These are my two biggest complaints. I also wish they provided further analysis (like Veritas), but this is a smaller complaint. If MGMAT were to correct these issues, I would give the CATs 5 stars.

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Manhattan
August 26 | 2017
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     By tapanm 1 0

Hi,I've taken 3 MGMAT tests and,here is my review.
Verbal:It is at par with GMATprep Tests but I will prefer official tests provided by GMAC over Manhattan Verbal. The Scoring algorithm and the test Structure is highly accurate.
Quant Section: A lot of questions tested are way beyond scope of GMAT. Although ,they are good to build up your testing Stamina and improve your timing.
One shouldn't be disheartened by his/her Manhattan quant scores.
Here,a score of Q44 -46 is equivalent to Q48-50 on the actual gmat.
Conclusion: Spend your time on these if you are done with official material and looking for alternate resources.

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     By Amanrohra 3 0

I've Taken 2 MGMAT tests.
Here is what I found.
Verbal is very similar to GMATprep Tests. However, GMAC tries to trick you into wordiness and testing you on topics which are not so easy to Understand. The Scoring algorithm and The test Structure is Highly Accurate.
Quant Section. A lot of questions tested are way beyond scope of GMAT , perhaps 900 level Questions which are long and tedious. Although , They are good to Build up your testing Stamina and Improve your timing and Pacing.
You Shouldn't be disheartened by your Quant Scores.
A score of q44 -46 is equivalent to q48-50 on the Real Gmat.

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     By k1414 63 29

As many other reviews have articulated, the gold standard for predictive testing are the GMAC tests available through GMATPREP, and while I do agree with this, I also believe these tests can be a great addition to any study plan.

Specifically, I think these tests can be used to supplement relaxed study, and to build stamina before test day. I used these tests between reviewing topics, and doing problem sets of between 5 and 15 questions at a time. It really is more challenging initially to stay focused throughout the entire duration, however the more you do these tests, the better prepared you will be to keep up the speed.

On the negative side, I don`t believe the quant section effectively mimics the question style I have seen in the OG books. This is a personal opinion, of course, but it did not impair my enjoyment of the software because I used these tests less for their predictive capability, and more so for building test stamina.

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