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Joined: Oct 31, 2019
Where to begin? Not only are the Veritas Prep GMAT CATs incredibly high quality - it really feels like you're taking the GMAT - but they are an absolute steal. I signed up for one for free and was able to purchase 6 more for only $19. If you feel like you already have a solid foundation about the topics on the GMAT and you just want some extra practice, these tests are your best option.
I can't compare it to other products on the markets - these were the only CATs I tried - but the results speak for themselves: I was shooting for a 710 or 720 and Veritas helped me get a 740!
Joined: Jan 10, 2017
Excellent question quality
Quant questions on a tougher side but its good to prepare tough ones.the whole CAT series has covered questions from almost topics with multiple varieties of each kind.
Verbal questions are just the perfect GMAT level . just that the explanation could have been a bit more to understand concepts properly specially the CR .
RCs : the content or the length of the passages were a bit lengthy, but good for practice.
Apart from 7 CATs , You get a Question bank where most of the questions are 700+ level . this question bank particularly will help you build confidence.
they should elaborate more on the explanation part which will help us gasp the concepts easily.
Joined: Dec 29, 2016
620 Q44 V31
I read really good reviews about the Veritas GMAT prep and was excited to buy 7 tests at $19. When I took my first mock, which I knew didn't go too well (640 V32, Q46), I took the review very seriously and gave my second mock with positive motivation ended up scoring (630 V34, Q43). However, the test didn't seem to adapt to my answers for quant at all (Got 6 questions wrong of 31) but still stayed in the 550-600 score band the entire time.. A similar situation occurred with verbal as well, albeit a better set of questions than Quant (scaled up to 700-750 for 4 questions)
Joined: Dec 16, 2018
I got these 7 CAT's in $19 instead of $49 and I am quite happy with the money spent on them. I have used only 2 of them till now. They are great in training and building stamina. After the test, you get good analytics and bifurcation of questions with level, time spent and review option. It gives you a rough idea where you are and how you are tackling different level questions. Though I have some doubt in the algorithm on which it worked but that's not the purpose of purchasing them. It worked differently for consecutive incorrect and correct attempts. Anyway, let's not go to endless algorithm discussions, it's worth spending the money and recommend to others.
Glad to hear you're finding the Veritas Prep tests valuable! Hey, since you mentioned the algorithm and that it reacts differently even under the same correct/incorrect response patterns, I figured I'd chime in with an explanation. We use Item Response Theory - the same adaptive model that the official GMAT uses ...we actually had one of the former GMAC psychometricians consult for us on our system - on our tests. IRT adapts using three parameters - the "difficulty" metric (the b-parameter), the "reliability" metric (the a-parameter - basically a gauge for how strong each question is as a predictor of ability), and the "guessing" parameter (the c-parameter, which factors in how likely it is that a correct answer was a guess vs. actual knowledge/ability). The system is designed to serve the next question by looking for the question that's most likely to give it the most possible information about your ability, and it gauges that using the A/B/C parameters. *AND* it's also bound by content balancing (so that you see a representative number of DS vs. PS questions, for example, and word problems vs. geometry problems, etc.). Plus we use a handful of unscored, experimental questions just like the official test, too. So the system doesn't always behave the way you'd expect it to based one some of the "get it right --> harder question; get it wrong --> easier" YouTube/blog tutorials on CATs would want it to, but we think that's a feature and not a bug...we're serving it up using the same IRT framework that the official test uses.
Thank you so much for helping me in understanding the algorithm tech. I appreciate your post. I did not received notification of your comment, sorry for bring late in replying. Have a good day!
Joined: Aug 10, 2018
First of all the price of the tests is great.
In 19 bucks we are getting 7 tests.
i have taken 3 veritas tests till now and found that the verbal RC passages are quite long than official gmat. Rest of the test is good. Definitely you can try.
My scores were 560, 620 and 630. So ya I have seen the improvement.
But on verbal side I have seen quite difficult questions.
Don't forget to review the questions after test to get the learnings.
Meanwhile I have find one thing not so good that the interface is very different from the original gmat and is quite difficult to focus as the background is completely white. They could have changed it a bit to ease our eyes.
Joined: Mar 06, 2014
After several months of hard work, I finally took my GMAT and ended up with a really good score. While I am happy with the final result, my GMAT journey was not as smooth as that of most people on this forum. I ended up taking the GMAT seven times before finally reaching a good score. During my preparation, I took classes from multiple test companies including Veritas Prep, Manhattan Prep, and e-gmat. Though the practices questions from these companies do a decent job of preparing you for the test, I don’t think that you can call yourself ready until you take a few practice tests. I cannot emphasize the importance of practice tests enough, because they help you learn about your timing and performance under pressure.
Now, because I studied for so long, I attempted practice tests from a lot of companies. I have to agree with what most instructors say on this forum that the Official GMATPREP tests are the most realistic representations of your final day test score. Unfortunately, we have only six GMATPREP practice tests available, so a lot of us will need to take tests from the GMAT preparation companies. During my studies, I worked through all practice tests from GMATPREP, Economists, Magoosh, Manhattan PREP, GMATClub, and Veritas PREP. Among all these tests, I found that only GMATPREP, Manhattan (only Verbal), and Veritas tests to be of good quality. While I felt that Manhattan’s verbal was very representative of my actual test questions, their quant was way harder. Infact, during my Manhattan PREP class, my instructors agreed on that. So after a few practice test, I ignored their Quant section and only attempted their Verbal practice test. The questions on the Veritas Prep tests on the other hand were way more representative of my actual performance on the official tests. Infact, I got the same score twice on my official tests as I did on my Veritas tests. I found that both Veritas Quant and Verbal were very much similar to that of the actual tests. I really liked the analysis features on their tests, especially the part where I could see ‘the three easiest questions’ that I got wrong. They helped me identify the low hanging fruit and quickly raised my score. Another feature that I liked on their analysis was knowing the difficulty level of the questions and the time that I took on them. It helped me prioritize and fix my timing issues. Knowing how other students did on the other tests was important too. It pointed to the traps on the wrong answer choices I would have not seen otherwise. Lastly, their answer explanations were really good too. They do a decent job of explaining the most efficient way of solving a particular problem. Now all these merits aside, even Veritas Practice tests are not perfect and have a minor weakness – I attempted all of their seven practice tests and found a couple (in total) of odd questions. Still nothing major. Clearly, the quality of no other practice tests even comes close to the quality of the Veritas Tests. In my opinion they are by far the best practice tests available apart from the GMATPREP tests.
To sum it up, if you are looking to take practice tests and have run out of your GMATPREP tests, Veritas Tests are by far the best tests that you should take. The good thing is that they usually provide one test for free. So take the free one and if you feel they are of good quality, buy the remaining six tests. See for yourself!
Joined: Jan 02, 2018
770 Q51 V44
My goal was to crack 760+, and Veritas was an extremely useful and cost-efficient tool going through the study process. I purchased the tests for a very low cost and was able to do six of them over the course of two weeks. Just the ability to get strong repetition with very challenging questions was enormously useful for getting me into the test-taking mentality and rapidly improving my persistence, pacing, and problem-solving ability for the actual test. While I was consistently scoring a 740-760 on the Veritas CAT, I was happy to see that I received a 770 on the actual GMAT. Veritas tests were a huge help!
Joined: Nov 23, 2016
690 Q50 V33
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The Veritas prep CATs mimic the test as closely as possible to GMAT original test. I would highly recommend these MOCK CATs to anyone who is preparing for GMAT and looking for good quality tests.
Mocks CAT usually contain very high quality of both Quant and Verbal questions and excellent post Analysis. Each Questions are very close to Official questions. I can really shoot out for these Mock Tests. Most importantly the CAT algorithm is quite close to the official to the official One. So Scores in these tests are quite relatable to one's preparation level. And Brian he is really a nice person. He explains everything in his own "Blue Prints" way. All in all it is worthy.
Joined: Nov 12, 2018
720 Q47 V41
I think Veritas' Practice Tests are underrated. My average scores from Veritas are practically the same with my average scores from GMAC. I made a detailed comparison of my results (Veritas vs. GMAC) here:
At first, I was hesitant to take these practice tests from Veritas because of older bad reviews. However, I did some research and found out that they consulted a former GMAC psychometrician and they are offering a free question bank to further calibrate their algorithm. I think it is a good idea to combine Veritas Practice Tests with GMAC's so you can have more samples and, therefore, more confidence in your predicted score (in terms of both average and range).
Joined: Aug 13, 2017
680 Q50 V32
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The Veritas prep CAT simulates the test as closely as possible to GMAT original test. I would highly recommend everyone who wants a quality assessment of their GMAT test score, then your go to place is Veritas CAT.
I got a special offer in which I got 49$ - 7 tests at just 19$. Though one can argue other platforms such as E-gmat, Manhattan are good, Veritas would definitely top the list of the best and accurate GMAT CAT available in the market.
Please also note that, veritas allows the users to write the same test twice by resetting all the questions that appeared on the tests.