This analysis written from Pat Kidd. Some information changed to shield the test-taker.

My goal is admission into MIT, Stanford, and Kellogg. Specifically, I am hoping to eventually land a i-banking job. I thought I lacked capacity for gmat study plan. But, I was determined to overcome. My current job is in the capacity of a product manager over at a consulting firm. The job entails normal compensation. Because I’m currently toiling very hard at my current capacity, I had little clue where to begin. OK, now to my GMAT prep experience.

I started in preparing for the GMAT about seven months ago. I had heard plenty of stories of people being defeated by the gmat. I understood that I was facing a serious challenge. I sat for my initial prep test and scored a 610. I was rather frustrated by this test. I thought that I would land somewhere near a 670. Obviously, I was exceedingly perplexed by the far from expected result. In my test prep, I had these results:

manhattan GMAT

620

560

manhattan GMAT practice tests were good. For the most part, the tests seem to resemble the real GMAT in terms of scoring.

Kaplan Prep

540

590

Knewton seems to display show too many typos. Some vocabulary words were poorly utilized. a reading comprehension question had a errors. Basically, I think Kaplan prep is a casualty of their marketing tricks. When Kaplan Prep offers such a big point increase guarantee; it is in Kaplan’s self-interest to distort the sample test so as to ensure that I show some point increase and as a result a company seem effective. I should definitely exhort individuals ignore businesses that do a point guarantee. I feel the math questions go up to about the 70th percentileand as a result I found the Kaplan prep practice GMAT test to be not that good. I think that Kaplan Prep’s problems didn’t terribly predict the actual GMAT.

Platinum: 610 600 610.

Since I took the prep test, I believe that it is mostly realistic. I contend that the math part was a bit too challenging. I knew that Platinum GMAT Prep difficult GMAT questions were about the 105th percentile. The combinations problems were difficult. The verbal questions were too simplistic. It was a beneficial practice GMAT test. I definitely found the answer explanations exceedingly good. I think that the answer solutions are tremendously beneficial.

Princeton Review (610, 620)

Princeton Review seemed as if it were a black box. Princeton Review’s gmat prep test didn’t have 700 level verbal questions. I believe the verbal problems on Princeton were there through about the 80 percentile; but, past that the test’s questions seemed unhelpful. The GMAT practice test lacked even one inference problem. Princeton Review’s sample test did not have hard quant questions. I would say the quantitative problems on PR were prevalent until close to the 80 percentile beyond that point the questions felt unaccurate. The practice GMAT lacked any complex factoring problem.

This GMAT recap from Elbert Russell, who took the GMAT. Specific information modified to protect the student.

Currently, I am employed as a software engineer over at a consulting shop. This position has typical compensation. Due to the fact that I am currently laboring exceedingly hard at my current job, I had barely any clue what to do. I want admission into Stanford, Harvard, and Tuck. The reason is that I am looking to end in a M&A position. I would like to visit NUY, Columbia, Harvard, and MIT. I decided that I had little time for GMAT prep. Yet, I would stop at nothing to overcome. Turning now to my journey.

I attempted my first prep test and got a 610. Originally, I was very upset by with this test. To be blunt, I thought that I would earn close to a 680. Certainly, I was very perplexed by the totally unexpected score. I started in preparing for the test about three months ago. I had heard enough stories of people being beat by the gmat. I knew that I was up against a difficult task prepping for the GMAT.
manhattan: 580 530 530

Manhattan cats were rather helpful. For the most part, the tests seem to mimic the real thing with regard to scoring.

Knewton Prep (650, 700, 670)

I found the Knewton prep gmat practice test is among the better sample tests that I have encountered. The gmat practice test was simple to use and didn’t take too long to sign up. I did need to fork over contact info. When I completed the prep test, I believe the quantitative part was easy. I didn’t think it tested the number properties and triangles questions. The verbal part appeared quite realistic as there were few unreasonable problems. Basically, the GMAT practice test was correct in the content that appeared, however it was not really complete.

Platinum’s GMAT Prep

590

610

630

It was a quality gmat prep test. I definitely found the question explanations very good. It cannot be doubted that the problem explanations are helpful. Since I finished the example test, I would say that its generally mostly realistic. I would say that the mathematics section was too difficult. I strongly believed that Platinum Prep’s challenging GMAT questions were about the 875 level of difficulty. The verbal problems were probably too simplistic.

Princeton: 560 670 540

Princeton review’s practice GMAT seemed as if it were a unpredictable test.

Veritas (590/610).

I think the fact that Veritas gmat prep provides numerous sample gmats benefited me (ok Veritas GMAT was not straightforward in its marketing since the company outsourced the gmat practice tests). The sample test was reasonably good. Yet, the scoring accuracy was a bit wrong. I found Veritas GMAT’s example test very challenging to use. I needed to sign up and disclose personal information. I had a difficult time learning how to get the sample test to launch since it was definitely not simple. Having said that, I think that the gmat practice test rather accurately mimicked what I experienced on the actual test. The math was somewhat too basic and I did not feel that it entirely prepared me.

Kaplan

550

610

570

Frankly, I believe that Kaplan is a fatality of their own advertising tricks. Seeing as Kaplan prep gives such a large point increase score guarantee; it is in Kaplan’s self-interest to minuplate the gmat prep test to guarantee I have some score increase and as a result the company come across as effective. I should highly exhort people stay away from companies that offer a point guarantee. For whatever reason, Knewton prep appears to have show a number of errors. Specific vocabulary words were poorly utilized. Specifically, a quantitative problem included a mathmistakes. I think the quantitative questions go up to approximately the 75th percentileand consequently, I found the gmat prep test not terribly helpful. I believe that Kaplan Prep’s questions didn’t correctly mirror the official GMAT test.

This GMAT analysis by Jean Simon. Certain data modified to protect the writer.

I wrote my initial sample test and earned a 670. At first, I was discouraged by with this test. I thought that I would score somewhere close to a 730. Obviously, I was extremely perplexed by the totally unexpected result. It started in preparing for the test four months ago. All that said, below are my gmat scores.
MGMAT

610

590

The MGMAT CATs were rather helpful. In general, they appear to generally pattern the real thing with regard to scoring. I think the answer explanations were short and not tremendously helpful. I thought that since my mathematics is exceedingly strong, Manhattan exams were too basic compared with the real thing. To be percise, I found the statistics and permutations problems contained on the manhattan GMAT are easy. The challenge in the verbal questions in manhattan gmat’s exams were far less challenging than on the actual test. I believe that manhattan GMAT did prepare me on the verbal part as the sentence correction questions didn’t appear very subjctive. I believe the reading comprehension passages on the real GMAT were far about the same those on manhattan gmat’s practice GMAT tests.

Princeton (610, 660).

PR seemed like a unpredictable test. Princeton’s practice GMAT test was reasonably hard to actually get functioning as the program’s interface, honestly, utterly stunk. In addition, I needed to turn over tons of personal info. Princeton Review‘s sample gmat lacked 700 level verbal problems. I contend that the verbal problems on Princeton were present up until the 80 percentile, but, after that point, the questions seemed useless. The practice GMAT did not have even one pronoun-antecedent question.

Kaplan prep (650, 620)

Knewton Prep seems to show display a bunch of errors. Specific vocabulary words were inappropriately employed. a sentence correction question contained a errors. I feel the math questions go up to approximately the 75th percentile, which means that I found Kaplan Prep’s gmat prep test to be not that helpful. I feel that Kaplan prep’s problems didn’t correctly predict the official GMAT exam. Basically, I think that Kaplan Prep is a casualty of their own marketing gimicks. When Kaplan prep offers such a large score increase score guarantee; it is in their self-interest to distort the GMAT practice test in order to guarantee I show a little point increase, which allows Kaplan look successful. I strongly encourage students ignore businesses that provide a score guarantee.

Platinum

670

650

690

After I finished the gmat practice test, I found it to be helpful. I would say that the quant part was too challenging. The verbal questions were certainly too easy. I first ran into Platinum GMAT Prep close to a third of the way through my GMAT prep. It was a beneficial prep test. I found the explanations to be exceedingly helpful. There is no doubt that these question solutions are tremendously beneficial.

Veritas GMAT Prep

650

660

670

The sample gmat was quite good. Yet, the scoring accuracy was a bit off, though not too wrong. I feel that the fact that Veritas Prep gives countless example tests was a plus. I would say the sample gmat accurately resembled the actual thing. The quantitative part was a little too easy and I did not believe that it entirely prepared me. I consider Veritas GMAT’s sample gmat exceedingly challenging to get started. You must to register and provide contact info. It was a challenging time figuring out how to get the GMAT practice test to launch since it was definitely not simple.

This GMAT analysis written by Cristopher Farmer, who wrote the test. Particular information adjusted to protect the test-taker.

I am in the capacity of a sales manager at a major bank. Because I am working very hard at my present capacity, I had little clue what to do. A friend told me I flat out lacked capacity for typicall GMAT review. I knew I had to beat the GMAT. I desire to get into Harvard, Chicago, NYU. Specifically, I would like to eventually land a M&A job. Now, to my gmat experience.

I attempted my initial gmat practice test and scored a 640. At first, I was reasonably discouraged by with this test score. To be honest, I expected I would land close to a 670. Definitely, I was not exceedingly perplexed by the close to expected result. The GMAT experience started in preparing for the GMAT approximately six months ago.
Kaplan (560), (580).

Knewton seems to display show a bunch of typos. A number of vocabulary words were wrongly poorly. a math problem contained a quantitativeerrors. I believe the math problems go up to approximately the 80th percentile, which means that I found the problems to be not immensely good. I believe that Kaplan prep’s problems did not terribly mirror the actual GMAT exam. Frankly, I think Kaplan is a fatality of its own advertising devices. Since Kaplan Prep gives such a big point increase score guarantee. It is in their self-interest to distort the sample test to ensure I have a little point increase and as a result a business look successful. I highly exhort students stay away from firms which provide a point guarantee.

Princeton review

680

610

Princeton Review’s prep test felt kind of as if it were a black box. Princeton’s example test felt rather hard to get working since the interface utterly stunk. In addition, I needed to go through a lot of hoops to activate their gmat practice test Princeton review’s practice GMAT lacked challenging mathematics problems. I would say that the quantitative problems on PR were there up until approximately the 80 percentile, but, beyond that point the test’s questions felt unaccurate. The GMAT practice test didn’t have even one complex factoring problem.

Platinum Prep

650

660

It was a beneficial practice GMAT. I especially found the explanations to the problems to be very helpful. I think that these answer explanations are helpful. I ran across Platinum GMAT searching for sentence correction tips. Seeing as I finished the gmat practice test, I thought that it was generally accurate. I believe that the math section was a bit too difficult. I strongly believed that Platinum GMAT Prep’s challenging GMAT questions were approximately the 115th percentile. The number properties problems were especially tough.

Knewton Prep

570

630

590

When finishing the GMAT practice test, I believe the math section was too easy. I didn’t feel it tested the combinatorics and word problems questions. The verbal part appeared reasonably beneficial as there were no poor questions. The gmat prep test was correct in the problems I saw, though it was not really thorough. I believe that Knewton prep’s sample test is among the best sample tests anywhere. The gmat prep test was easy to take and didn’t take long to sign up[certainly better than other companies]. I did need to disclose personal info.

manhattan gmat

690

640

630

MGMAT exams are mostly good. In general, the practice tests seem to pattern the actual test in terms of scoring. I saw repeatedly that manhattan gmat’s quantitative problems were considerably more tricky than the real thing. The degree of difficulty of the verbal questions on manhattan gmat’s exams was less challenging than on the real GMAT. Specifically, I think that manhattan gmat did entirely prepare me on the verbal section as the sc problems did not seem exceedingly subjctive. I feel the RC passages on the actual test were about the same those on Manhattan GMAT’s gmat practice tests. I believe that the answer solutions were too short and , honestly, not immensely useful.

This analysis written from Odell Rowe. Certain information amended to protect the test-taker.

A friend told me that I would not have much time for traditional gmat study plan. Regardless, I knew I had to beat the GMAT. I am as a product manager over at a consulting firm in London. It comes with usual problems. My dream is to be accepted at Harvard, Stanford, Whraton, and MIT. In particular, I hope to transition to a sell-side analyst job. I believe campus visits are beneficial. OK, now for my story.

I had heard enough stories of people being defeated by the gmat. I thought that I was facing a big task. The story started in preparing for the GMAT about two months ago. I took my first gmat practice test and got a 600. Originally, I was very discouraged by at this test. I expected that I would score near a 630. I was not extremely surprised by the expected result. During my test preparation, I landed these results.
Kaplan Prep

550

580

580

In effect, I believe Kaplan is a pawn of their marketing tricks. As Kaplan prep provides a big point increase guarantee; it is in Kaplan Prep’s self-interest to distort the example test so as to guarantee that I have some score increase, which makes Kaplan prep look successful. I strongly suggest that you ignore companies which offer a point guarantee. I believe the math questions go up to approximately the 80th percentileand so, obviously, I found the Kaplan prep sample test to be not immensely helpful. I feel Kaplan’s problems didn’t correctly predict the actual GMAT test. Knewton prep appears to display have countless errors. For example, a reading comprehension question tested a errors.

PR

630

640

Princeton Review‘s sample test felt mostly like a black box. Princeton Review’s gmat prep test seemed very challenging to get functioning since the user interface stunk. Specifically, I needed to jump through illogical obstacles to activate the practice GMAT test Princeton review’s GMAT practice test did not have challenging quantitative questions. I think that the quant questions on PR were included until close to the 90percentile after this they were unhelpful. The example test didn’t have any complex factoring question.

Manhattan (620/660/670).

manhattan GMAT tests are rather good. Generally, the tests appear to roughly pattern the actual test with regard to scoring. I heard a number of times that manhattan GMAT’s math questions are much more difficult than the official gmat. The difficulty of the verbal problems on manhattan’s CATs were less difficult than on the real gmat. Specifically, I believe that manhattan GMAT did prepare me for the verbal part as some of the rc problems did not seem extremely subjctive. I believe that the reading comp passages on the real gmat were far about the same those on manhattan GMAT’s example tests. I thought that since my mathematics is exceedingly strong, the manhattan tests were definitely too basic compared with the real thing. I thought that the combinatorics and word problems questions contained on the manhattan were basic.

Knewton

680

640

I found Knewton Prep’s GMAT practice test is one of the better example tests available on the gmat prep space. The gmat practice test was simple to use and didn’t take too much time to sign up[a tad better than other companies]. I did need to disclose contact info. When I completed the gmat prep test, I feel the quant part was too simple. I did not believe it contained the number properties and combinatorics questions. The verbal section seemed reasonably accurate as there were no unreal problems. In other words, the GMAT practice test was accurate in what that appeared, however it was not really complete.

Veritas GMAT Prep

610

580

The gmat practice test was quite helpful. Still, the scoring accuracy was a little off, though not terribly wrong. I would say that the practice GMAT rather accurately patterned the real thing. The quantitative part was somewhat too basic and I did not think that it entirely prepared me. I consider Veritas GMAT Prep’s gmat practice test tricky to get started. You must to sign up and fork over private info. I had a tough time discovering exactly how to get the practice GMAT to commence since it was definitely not simple. I feel the fact that Veritas GMAT offers countless gmat practice tests was helpful (actually Veritas is not straightforward in its advertising as they subcontracted the GMAT practice tests).

Platinum GMAT: 620 600.

It was a helpful gmat practice test. I found the question solutions exceedingly helpful. Certainly, these that these question explanations are helpful. Seeing as I finished the gmat prep test, I found it to be helpful. I believe that the quant section was a bit too challenging. The number properties problems were challenging. The verbal questions were too basic.

This gmat recap from Francisco Richards. Particular data adjusted to protect the author.

I desire admission into Chicago, NYU, and Kellogg. In particular, I would like to end in a investment banking position. I intend to visit NYU, Cornell, Columbia, and Yale. My current job is as a software engineer over at a mid-size company. This comes with usual problems. Because I am presently laboring exceedingly hard at my job, I had no clue where to begin. A friend told me I just had so little opportunity for GMAT prep. Still, I knew I had to overcome. Turning now to my journey.

It began in preparing for the GMAT approximately six months ago. I took my first gmat prep test and got a 610. Originally, I was satisfied at this test score. I thought I would land somewhere around a: 570. Certainly, I was exceedingly perplexed by the totally unexpected gmat score. I had read enough stories of people being beat by the gmat. I thought that I was up against a challenge successfully mastering the GMAT.
Platinum GMAT Prep

630

590

It was a beneficial example test. I found the answer solutions extremely good. I strongly believe that these explanations to the problems are quite thorough. I first heard about Platinum’s GMAT Prep at work. Seeing as I took the example test, I consider it helpful. I think that the math part was a bit too difficult.

manhattan gmat (620/680/570)

Manhattan exams were rather good. In general, the tests appear to pattern the actual test in terms of scoring. The degree of challenge in the verbal questions in manhattan gmat’s tests were less tricky than on the real GMAT. I think that manhattan did entirely prepare me for the verbal section as the CR questions did not seem exceedingly subjctive. I feel that the RC passages on the real gmat were far about the same those on manhattan gmat’s sample tests. I believe that the explanations were too short and , honestly, not that beneficial.

Princeton review (560), (540).

Princeton seemed as if it were a mystery. Princeton Review’s practice GMAT was rather challenging to actually get working as the program’s interface just completely stunk. In addition, I was forced to jump through a lot of obstacles to activate it Princeton Review’s prep test didn’t have difficult verbal problems. I contend the verbal problems on Princeton Review were prevalent through close to the 80 percentile, however, past this point the test’s questions felt quite unhelpful.

This debrief from George Figueroa – a actual GMAT test-taker. Some information changed to shield the student.

It was clear that I lacked capacity for traditional gmat prep. I knew I had to overcome. I want to gain to get in at Harvard, Stanford, Whraton, and MIT. Specifically, I am hoping to end in a m&a job. I have already visited NUY, Columbia, Harvard, and MIT. I am as a software engineer at a large wholesaler in Europe. This comes with the normal opportunities. Since I’m working very hard in my current job, I had little idea what to do. OK, now for my gmat journey.

The story began in preparing for the test approximately two months ago. I attempted my first sample gmat and earned a 640. Originally, I was satisfied with this test score. I thought that I would earn somewhere around a 560. Obviously, I was very surprised by the far from expected gmat score. In my test preparation, I landed these gmat scores.

Princeton Review

600

630

630

Princeton Review felt kind of as if it were a unpredictable test. Princeton’s gmat prep test was reasonably difficult to get functioning since the interface stunk. Specifically, I was forced to give up plenty of contact info. PR’s sample test lacked hard quantitative problems. I think that the mathematics problems on Princeton’s sample gmat were included through the 80 percentile, however, past this they seemed quite useless.

MGMAT

670

630

Manhattan practice tests were helpful. Generally, the tests seem to generally mimic the real gmat with regard to scoring. I had saw a number of times that manhattan GMAT’s math problems were more tricky than the official test. I believed that since my mathematics was exceedingly strong, the Manhattan gmat tests were too basic when compared to the official GMAT. I thought that the combinatorics and word problems problems contained on the Manhattan GMAT are easy. The difficulty of the verbal questions in manhattan gmat’s cats were far less difficult than on the real gmat. Specifically, I believe that MGMAT did entirely prepare me on the verbal part as the rc problems did not seem very subjctive. I feel the reading comp passages on the real gmat were definitely about the same those on Manhattan GMAT’s prep tests.

Platinum

660

630

630

It was a beneficial sample test. I especially found the explanations to the questions very good. There is no doubt that the explanations to the problems are definitely very thorough. Seeing as I took the GMAT practice test, I consider it mostly quite accurate. I think that the math section was a bit too tricky. The permutations problems were very tough. The verbal questions were too basic.

Kaplan prep (650, 600)

Knewton Prep appears to display display countless errors. a reading comprehension problem tested a errors. I believe the quantitative questions go up to about the 70th percentileand so, obviously, I found the Kaplan Prep GMAT practice test not that helpful. I think Kaplan Prep’s problems did not properly mirror the actual GMAT test. In effect, I feel that Kaplan prep is a casualty of its own marketing gimicks. When a company gives a big score increase guarantee; it is in their self-interest to low-ball the example test in order to ensure that I have a little point increase and consequently a business look good. I strongly suggest that people avoid companies that provide a point guarantee.