A crucial part of any study regimen is the simulation of the test about to be taken. Once you’ve completed the course and know the material inside and out, it’s time to test that knowledge and your ability to implement it. The significance of mock tests goes far beyond ‘telling you where you stand’: it is the most effective study tool out there. Taking a practice test is the best way to see what you’ve properly internalized and what you still need to work on. The good news is that our tests come built in with post-test analysis tools, which will help you draw conclusions and kick your improvement process into high gear.
Three sets of mock tests, each set containing 2 full-length computer-adaptive official GMAT® practice exams, with 90 never-before-seen questions in each test, and the ability to retake tests and encounter new questions. All tests come with full answer sets to the questions, so you can review your performance and retake the ones you got wrong.
In order to really learn from your studies, each test comes equipped with an Enhanced Score Report. The report reviews your performance by every question type in the Verbal, Quant, and IR sections, detailing both your score on the relative question type, and your percentile ranking amongst all users. In addition, the Practice Exams provide you with a post-test analysis of your speed and time efficiency, allowing you to gain actionable insight into your pacing and division of time. As these exams are the only computer-adaptive practice tests that give you a realistic simulation of what the GMAT is actually like, and as they are the only ones anywhere written by the same people who compose the GMAT, and have also been statistically tested on thousands of students, this is the ultimate study product.
We have created a quick an easy Diagnostic Test, aimed at both giving you a picture of where you currently stand, and of which score range you can realistically shoot for if you study with us.
Take the quiz from start to finish, in one sitting. Don’t look at your notes: solve as best you can, from beginning to end. Try to solve the questions as fast as you can, as you would on the exam, and measure your time – the goal is to finish in 14 minutes.
Try to solve these quizzes in 13 minutes, the pace you’ll need to keep on the exam. As with the math quizzes, don’t use any study materials, but rather try to solve the best you can with what you currently know.
Many test takers try to take a mock test before they even start studying, as a benchmark for measuring their improvement during the course. If you haven't prepared for the test, such an early mock test will most probably show you that you are... unprepared. Nonetheless, if you don’t take it too hard and you have 3.5 hours to put into it, taking a mock test at the start can help you better understand why we put such an emphasis on improving your cognitive flexibility, as you'll experience first-hand that a computer-adaptive test is not about each question on its own. It's about the rapid shift from one way of thinking to another.
Nonetheless, if you're not into the 'told-you-so' option, our best advice is to start preparing right away, and save the mock test for the last 10-14 days before the real test, when you'll be fully prepared for it. Taking a mock test is not important in order to measure where you stand as much as it is crucial to improving your strategy. And in order to be able to focus on strategy, all other aspects should already have been covered (rules, tools, vocabulary, etc.) That's the main reason why mock tests must be the last thing you do before the real test. And not too many of them – you don't want to be exhausted by the time you take the GMAT. Four mocks are ideal to bring you to your peak after all the gradual preparation you've done in the previous weeks.
After solving, take a look at the answers: check how many questions you got right, and among those you did, whether your solution is similar to the one suggested. If not, try solving the way that is spelled out in the explanation – actually write it down – and evaluate: could this have been a quicker, more efficient solution than the one I went for? For the questions you got wrong (or ones which took you a particularly long time), perform a similar analysis, but more in-depth. Start by figuring out what your mistake was: was it something technical? If so, solve again, and think about how to avoid similar mistakes in the future. Did you forgot something in the material? If so, stop what you’re doing and re-watch the relevant Intro and/ or Lesson, and write down the detail that slipped your mind. Finally, was your mistake related to the answer strategy you picked? If you went a different route than the one we suggested, try solving again using the recommended strategy. See how long it takes you, and if you feel comfortable with our suggestion – try to determine what it was about the question that made this tool right, and think about how you will recognize similar questions the next time around.