I got the Veritas GMAT CATs on submitting my GMAT Prep screenshot as a promotion they were running. I had scored 730 on GMATPrep1.
When i attempted the first test, i was set back with the result - 650. Admittedly, i had prepared for only a month and I had another month and half to my exam date, but 650 felt too low.
I continued working and taking the Veritas tests at regular intervals. I never crossed 700. Panicky, i took tests from Manhattan (scores ranging from 710 - 740) Economist (710) and the GMATPreps (730, 760, 770, 760)
I scored 750 on the real thing, on a day when i know i made a few mistakes in quant.
Overall, my evaluation is that the Veritas algorithm is very harsh - it punishes you severely if you get 2 wrong in a row. The quality of the questions in teh verbal section wasnt impressive either.
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I bought the Veritas Prep Test series as a part of my preparation for GMAT. My experience has been really good but I would want to highlight the big boon and a few misses.
I enjoyed a lot the Veritas Prep. I saw a deal posted somewhere and felt the cost was worth a try.
The questions simulate very well the overall GMAT experience. In my opinion, the questions were less difficult than the Manhattan test, and all my scores on Veritas were 10 to 30 points higher then my final GMAT score.
The system is good, works as you would expect.
- Unlike MGM, Veritas has moderate level Math questions, this actually helps you retain the level of confidence that you ll end up having in the actual test.
- The question bank is broader than other test platforms. This means that your scores don't get affected by non-availability of questions in the question bank, leading to you scoring extravagantly high.
the test interface is not the best in class. The answer descriptions are small and ambiguous at times. Having said these things, I believe they are not a deal breaker.
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I had purchased the pack of 6 GMAT practice tests from Veritas for my preparation. I found the tests to be extremely inconsistent and did not have a balanced mix of questions in each CAT. Some tests were very easy and some were too difficult. The scoring too seemed to be off by a long way. I was consistently scoring in the 730-760 range in manhattan and official test whereas Veritas scored me 610-640 across all the tests.
Nevertheless, I would request Veritas to balance out the question difficulty and topic wise - which would make these tests very good from a time management perspective.
I had heard a lot about the Veritas GMAT CATS and decided to buy it. I got 6 CATs. When I gave my 1st CAT, I didn’t score that well in it. I got a little disheartened. Then I saw at a few places that Veritas CATs are on a tougher side. I geared up and gave it 5 more CATs. Eventually my score increased but the things that I noticed in the CATs were that the difficulty level of the questions were not even. The later CATs had tougher questions rather than a balanced set and despite attempting a lot of incorrect ones, my score improved. This doesn’t show the true picture of your practice and preparation. The questions were good and the solutions were very well explained.
1. I recently bought the Veritas test series consisting of 7 tests/mocks.
2. The free question bank that Veritas provides you with is really helpful, with good quality Verbal Ability questions.
3. I find the Verbal part of Veritas to be more challenging with a range of diverse question set.
4. But its somehow difficult to score high on these mocks. I could only touch 680-700, as compared to getting scores in the range of 710-730 on official gmat prep mocks.
5. They run promotional offers in between where you can buy the same test set that is priced at $49 for as low as $15. I did the same.
I purchased these tests at a promotional rate of $15. These test have been very consistent so far. I have scored 660, 690, and 700 respectively. One complaint is that sometimes a certain test will seem to emphasize a certain topic such as probability or integer properties. Both the verbal and the quantitative sections have well constructed questions. My other complaint is that the question difficulty will ramp up very fast. If you get the first two to three questions right, you are sure to get a 700-750 level question. This is true for verbal and quantitative sections. Overall I am pleased with my purchase, especially with promotional rate, and recommend these to other people who want high quality unofficial tests.
Probably the next best non-official CATs after MGMATs. Honestly, with 6 GMAT Preps and 6MGMATs, you don't need any other CATS. Those are more than sufficient for any score.
I took the Veritas CATs, but didn't them very good. The quality of the questions are not that great! Plus the Quant scoring algorithm, in particular would give you a HIGH score. In general I think 6 GMAT Prep, MGMATs and GMAT Club Tests are more than sufficient for practice. Use Veritas only if you want to build stamina or if you run out of official and MGMAT CATs , but don't rely on the scores you get on these.
I purchased these mock tests because my friend recommended Veritas. My experience with them has been good.
Though, the quant section does not mimic the real GMAT and often gives erratic results. The verbal section is score is very close. I gave a veritas prep mock a week before my real GMAT and score within +-1 range of the Veritas test Verbal score. The timing split per section really helps to devise a nice plan for your D-Day.
I'd say that Veritas Tests are next best to the Official GMATPrep Exams.
Recommended if you want to craft a plan to skip questions and analyse where you spending the most time.
Hello all. I used Veritas CAT for GMAT. I found them very useful in simulating test environment. Veritas CAT's SC and RC are especially very good. Quants on other hand is on a little higher side than GMAT quants , helping us to score a good score in GMAT official exam in quants. Veritas CAT's algorithm for scoring is also very accurate and we can say its very strict -> if you do consecutive 3 wrong - you will be highly penalised. Similarly, if you do a low level ques wrong for eg 450 level ques wrong -> forget about getting a good score in Veritas CAT -> This means -> scoring system is very tight and top notch -> You cant afford doing silly mistakes in easy ques and repetitive wrong questions.
Overall -> i would like to recommend Veritas CAT
I scored Q49 IR 5 AWA 4.5 and V 19 ( v19 came due to some bad experience and circumstances -> i was hoping for 700+) anyways -> IF you can score above 680 in VERITAS CAT -> feel relaxed to get 700+ in official exam.
I have been using Veritas for a couple of years. It is harder than the real test and harder than the OG. It is good to have harder questions, but sometimes it puts additional preassure over your preparation for the exam. Plus you might be learning things that you shouldn´t, in the sense that you might be checking your mistakes on hard questions when you should be studying basic topics to improve the basics of quant and verbal section. The other thing about Veritas is that they only have 7 tests. So if you took all of them, you would have more options even if you buy again. It could be a good product if you already have a good grasp of the basics and want to practice around the 700 level.