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Joined: Sep 30, 2017
I bought the 6- paper test series from Manhattan,
Even though my scores fluctuated between 640-740, I really liked the test format and questions overall.
Quant questions are top-notch. Verbal is quite good too. I was able to get a 99 percentile on verbal so that was encouraging.
The dashboard is really useful for analysis. The best thing was, I was able to understand how the adaptive system works. I could see how my performance was affecting the difficulty level of the questions. They categorise questions according to difficulty level 500-600, 600-700 and so on.
The only feedback is the range is too broad, may be a 50-pointer range would be more useful in analysis
Joined: May 31, 2019
640 Q48 V30
The CATs provide a good estimate of the actual score.
The verbal section gives you a higher score as compared to actual GMAT. I also feel the verbal on actual GMAT is different from MGMATs. The quants section is harder. In my opinion, the reason is not that the questions are harder but I was good with Quants so it wasn't an issue for me. On actual GMAT, you'll score 2-3 points more than on MGMATs.
The final score I got in my GMAT 1 was the exact average of 5 MGMATs I took.
Note: You can also reset the 6 MGMATs after completing all of them but the score you get on the retake won't be an accurate indication of your preparation.
Joined: Jan 21, 2015
570 Q41 V28
The CATs provide a very good estimate of the actual score. However, the quantitative section is harder. In my opinion, the reason is not that the questions are harder but that the algorithm will bombard you with 700-800 level questions in the very beginning- this tactic is enough to wreck a mid-range test taker, like me (frustration comes at the beginning of the test; it is difficult to stand on feet). However, the key is to manage time. Even the initial crisis can be checked if time is well managed later in the test.
The verbal is comparable to other CATs. Questions are standard and tricky. However, some critical reasonings questions seem to have taken too far!
Joined: Jun 25, 2017
The math is definitely difficult. I feel confident saying that whatever math score you receive on Manhattan math is sure to be lower than what you will receive on the real test. As a result it is definitely good for practicing speed, fundamentals and word questions (which can be very tricky). Still if your goal is to get used to the format of the test, I think Manhattan is far off. The math questions don't match GMAT questions, often taking too long to solve and involving ambiguities in language.
The verbal section on the other hand is a bit easy. The reading section I think is the closest to the real test but the sentence corrections and critical reasoning are off. The sentence correction questions rely primarily on grammar mistakes with little attention given to nuance. The critical reasoning section follows standard patterns such as correlation equal causation and mistaken statistics (such as mixing up percent and raw numbers). As a result the verbal score on Manhattan could be much higher than that on the real test. Overall, not a bad practice test but the overall score is not reflective of what you will receive on the real test
Joined: Dec 24, 2018
710 Q47 V40
I know most people talk about the intensity of these tests and I couldn't agree more with this. However, my biggest advice about these tests is: Do not take them unless you are scoring in the 30 points range. Taking these tests too early in your prep can be very demotivating. I had this experience when I took a test and totally tanked it.
Next advice would be to spend a good amount of time to go through all questions once done with the test and take a note of all the concepts that are tested in every question. These tests are known to twist concepts which can be an excellent practice for the real deal
Joined: Aug 13, 2017
680 Q50 V32
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The MGMAT CAT gets on top of your head and keeps you going towards the best.
IMO: Quants is way harder than normal GMAT prep test or original test. Most of the question are in the range of 700-800.
Anyone aspiring for Q50/Q51 needs to try this and a score of Q47/Q48 + will most likely land you on the Q50/51 side on real GMAT.
Verbal questions quality is the best here. Pretty much what you score here will reflect on your real GMAT with +/- 2-3 points.
Overall if you are able to get, say 670-690, you can expect a score of 700-740.
Joined: Mar 28, 2019
720 Q47 V42
This was a very good source for a good start to GMAT prep. I took 5 CATs and I am saving the last one for 2 weeks before my exam. I am scoring much higher on other prep course CAT's than MGMAT but I do find these questions to be a good preparation for the real exam. The quant will prepare you and you should not be discouraged by the somewhat lower scores on this section. Use it as a tool to learn rather than a tool to see how many math questions you got right. Verbal is pretty accurate, maybe a little bit harder too.
Joined: Jul 23, 2018
Quant- Difficulty level of questions is high. Hence, practising them would be lead to a high score. Good segregation after tests topic wise. This helps to identify the weak sections and improve accordingly.
Verbal - The quality of questions is good. Explanations for correct answers are not satisfactory, especially for sentence correction.
Overall - Difficult tests compared to actual GMAT. Good analytics. Need further explanations for answer choices.
Guides are very informative. Exhaustive for Sentence correction. Quant basics are covered and only advanced topics are available in detail.
Most of the 700 - 800 level verbal questions are available in GMAT club and look repeated.
Joined: May 09, 2015
680 Q48 V36
I have taken Manhattan Prep CATs multiple times, and each time it has exceeded my expectations. Though there are always some questions which seem to be out of GMAT's league but overall the tests have been extremely helpful in determining which section should be attempted first and the pattern. Secondly, it gives a unique experience of how GMAT will appear on the actual date.
I recommend the future GMAT test takers to use MPrep's CATs to correctly identify where they are going wrong and what else cant hey do improve on their performance.
Also, the solutions are very good! One must look at the solutions of the questions that you have done wrong.
Thanks and all the best.
Joined: Apr 03, 2018
750 Q50 V41
Manhattan prep gmat cats are definitely one of the best cats available. I recommend them for everyone taking the gmat. They are available at a fairly cheaper price as compared to most other cats.
I have found them to be more difficult than the actual gmat so don't get discouraged after seeing the results. Instead, use them to identify your weak spots and fill-in the knowledge gaps. They have high quality questions 700 level questions which are really good for practice. The people behind the tests seem to have done some good background work. The tests have a very similar feel as the GMAT Prep or GMAT itself. Every test has a vast variety of questions. Rarer topics such as Bold Faced CR or Subjunctive Mood or complex Set Theory questions or interesting Coordinate Geometry questions, which I did not find in my experience with other mock tests/material were present in the MGMAT test in fair proportion. I would say...Go for it!