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Joined: Apr 08, 2015
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.
Joined: Apr 19, 2015
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.
Joined: Jul 07, 2017
660 Q42 V39
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.
Joined: Jun 04, 2017
690 Q49 V35
Manhattan tests were suggested to me by one of my friends.
I was looking for something that can help to break down my test result in to minute details so that i can actually see where i am going wrong.
And Manhattan tests are exactly that.
I have been using them for past 20 days now when they started the promotional offer of 10$ (best bargain deal ever)
I will list down some pros and cons of the test:
1. Best in class analysis
2. Good collection of questions
3. Easy to use website interface and the test screen is quite similar to the actual test (other than color coding)
4. Value for money
1. Some of the Quant questions are unnecessarily difficult
2. It is easy to trick the scoring algorithm once you know the logic . This can ultimately lead to score inflation
3. Some of questions explanations are not that good.
Joined: Jan 07, 2015
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I recently bought the CATs after my subscription expired. Manhattan team is really professional and courteous. I have some concepts to improve but I heard the verbal section is harder than it is in the exam. It is better to do harder questions to understand your growth and stamina.
The CATs provide detailed Analysis and If you have the course the 1st essay is rated by experts. The team can provide some question that could be topic specific as well.
I believe Manhattan team is the 1st one to change its CAT after the update from GMAC. This shows they are one of the top leaders in this buisness.
Joined: Aug 11, 2016
I would give these tests and GMAT Navigator 8 starts if there was an option.
All I can say is guys please buy them, if not for the detailed analysis and the OG Topic and Sub Topic wise breakup then for the fact that they are cheap.
I got a very good deal on them and they really helped me improve my score and am looking forward to fully utilize them on my 2nd attempt.
Manhattan Navigator is a must for all people refering to Manhattan Books and tests are a must for these people to also as whatever we learn from those books is tested directly on the tests once we are done wiih OG
I cant even describe how easy it becomes to clear GMAT with just these 2 tools
Joined: Jan 26, 2016
690 Q49 V36
I decided to try these tests and the best way was not to buy the tests directly but to buy one of the Manhatten GMAT book, which gives the test for free.
Well I can definitely say that the quant section of the Tests was difficult and once you take the test and the analyze the answers you will definitely learn a lot of new funda that might come useful in real test, but the difficulty level and the test algorithm is way above the real GMAT exam's standard.
Coming to the Verbal section, the question and logic of the CR section was not good enough, the SC section was kind of OK to learn some concepts. The most positive section of the test in Verbal was the RC section, this is what was really eye opening experience for me. The RC passages and questions especially the inference ones were very very good and pulls your attention to the critical mindset that is needed to take GMAT.
Overall I would say , if someone wants to just feel the heat of the GMAT exam experience and then later wants to analyse each test and its answers then Manhattan GMAT CATs are helpful. But if you judge your real GMAT capabilities with the results of these tests it will be little off target on your part.
Joined: Jan 01, 2014
690 Q48 V35
The exams provided great basis. I highly recommend purchasing the tests and going through all questions in a timed environment. I used the test to help my exam, and currently I have improved my score from a 500 - 700 +. If you consistently use the software and book you will improve. highly recommend.
MGMAT CATs have questions of a higher level of difficulty when compared to the ones of other CATs available online for practice . I would strongly recommend to take CATs offered by others like veritas, gmat club to get a better understanding of where one stands.
Overall, Manhattan´s CATs are, have challenging questions and great explanations.
Joined: Jan 29, 2015
I got my subscription to MGMAT tests with a purchase of MGMAT Sentence correction guide. Each MGMAT book contains a 32 digit code which can be used to access the tests.
MGMAT tests are one of the best tests available in the market. They are a notch tougher than the real GMAT which makes it worth practicing with.
Quant- MGMAT quant is one of the toughest quant tests out there. The difficulty level of the questions is much higher than the GMATPREP or even the actual GMAT. I always ran out of time while practicing MGMAT tests which never happened on the GMATPREP tests. Secondly I felt that the quant questions on the MGMAT tests involved intensive calculation. However practicing higher difficulty questions definitely prepares you well for the actual test.
Verbal- I felt the verbal section was a level below the actual GMAT. There were a few SC and CR questions with which I didn’t agree with but overall nice and challenging questions. RC was definitely tough and more often included long passages. Overall a decent practice.
Post test analysis- I loved this part as they give you a nice detailed analysis of your test which helps the test taker evaluate their tests in details and MGMAT has great explanations for all the questions which helps the test taker improve their weak areas.
Scoring Algorithm- I normally scored between 650-730 on the MGMAT tests. My low scores were mainly because of low quant score. But the algorithm is still better than most GMAT prep Companies and close to the GMAT PREP tests.
Overall I think the practice tests are great.
Word of advice- Do purchase the MGMAT Sentence correction guide as it is a great guide to learn all the SC concepts and the guide will also give you access to the MGMAT tests.
Joined: Jul 14, 2014
720 Q50 V37
600 Q48 V27
I tried the MGMAT CATS twice(as in take all their 6 tests at different stages in my GMAT journey). They are the next best thing after the OG and GMAC tests.
The first time my goal was to get a 650 and I was always struggling with verbal. MGMAT helped me increase my quant from low 40s to mid 40s but I did not see any improvement in the verbal section. My CAT scores were in the 550 - 620 range. I was not heavily impressed. Almost after a year, I made some major changes to my GMAT strategy, studied obsessively and came back to MGMAT. To my surprise, the MGMAT CATs were very accurate. They are on par with the GMAC/GMAT Prep CATS.
I was told that MGMAT is slightly more difficult than the GMAT Prep tests. I didn't think so. The Quant questions will prepare you for a high 40s/low50 score. The verbal - I have to disagree with some of their SC questions - they don't adhere to GMAT grammar concepts 100% of the time.
I think if anyone takes this material seriously, the time spent is worthwhile.