Getting a High GMAT Score: The GoGMAT Approach (Part 2 - Practice)
In our previous post we discussed the elements of successful GMAT preparation and the study options that are available on the GoGMAT platform. If you have not read the previous post, go ahead and do so here.
The second and equally important element of your GMAT preparation will be practice. Getting familiar with the most convenient and time-efficient solving methods and becoming used to the types of question posed by the GMAT will help you succeed on the test, and the only way you can do so is by solving as many practice GMAT questions as possible. At GoGMAT we currently have a database of over 4,000 questions, and each question mirrors the format and difficulty of real GMAT questions.
There are several ways you can practice with GoGMAT; in this post we will look at what practice options we have available and how you can make the most of them.
Our Test Generator tool really makes us proud, as we are the only ones with a tool like this in our course. Specially developed software allows you to select test parameters and create the test that will suit you the most.
As you can see on the screen capture above, there are quite a few parameters you can set for your test. First come the simple and advanced modes. The simple mode is handy when you need to create a test quickly without selecting exact question categories, while the advanced mode is more interesting. This is the one I selected. You can also choose a name to identify this test in future, helping you to quickly find it in review mode. You can make your test adaptive or non-adaptive, and if you select the non-adaptive test, you will also have to select a difficulty level for the questions in your test. After you are done with the difficulty levels, select which questions you want to use and the timed or not timed mode for your test.
Once you have decided how you want to be tested, you then get the opportunity to select the exact number of questions from each specific question type. Say you just watched the video lesson on assumption questions, and want to test your newly obtained skills. Click on Critical Reasoning, then on Main Question Types, and you can now see Assumption questions. When you click on Assumption, a widow appears that tells you how many questions of this type are available that correspond to the test parameters you set; you may then type in how many of these questions you would like to add to your test. This way you can add questions from as many categories s you wish. For example, you can create a test that has five Critical Reasoning assumption questions, five Problem Solving inequality questions and two Sentence Correction questions on subject-verb agreement. In fact, any combination is possible.
The great thing about the Test Generator is that you are no longer limited by a fixed number of fixed tests. With GoGMAT you get the unique opportunity to practice the skills you need and when you want. If you only have a spare fifteen minutes you can create a short test; if you have more time, you can create a longer one. Just be reasonable and don't waste questions; you can add up to 100 of them, but as each question takes up to two minutes to complete, taking a 100-question test will take more than three hours. I doubt many of us have the patience and concentration to perform 100% in such a test.
More practice opportunities that GoGMAT offers are four CAT tests. These are full-length GMAT tests that mirror the format of the real GMAT test. A good idea would be to take one of these before you start your preparation, so that you can see what your GMAT score would be if you took the GMAT right now. You can take two more tests during your preparation to track your progress, and a final one at the very end to see your final result.
To maximize the accuracy of your estimated score, make sure you have sufficient time, as the tests cannot be paused. Also make sure that you do not use anything that is not allowed in the test. Simply put, use only scratch paper and a pencil or pen.
Additional practice tests
In addition to the Test Generator and CAT tests, we have a set of additional diagnostic and challenge tests, for you to take whenever you want to asses your skills.
Note: Don't mind my low results; I just clicked through randomly.
This may already seem like a lot of practice, and it is, but that is not all. Each of the 16 study sessions are accompanied by two sets of tests: Pre-class Assignments and Practice Tests.
These tests allow you to evaluate your skills in the topics covered in each session. Evaluate your starting qualifications with pre-class tests, watch the video lessons, polish your skills with practice assignments and finally test yourself with test assignments.
Together, all of these practice options make GoGMAT a unique source of practice GMAT questions and tests. For the first time ever, you get the chance to create your own tests by selecting test parameters and the number of questions you want, and our special software will filter those questions from a database of over 4,000 unique questions. This number is constantly increasing as we gradually add new questions to our database.
This concludes the second part of our four-part series on the GoGMAT platform. If you have not read the other parts, make sure you do so, by following the links below.
- Mba Application: How Important is the GMAT Score?
- Your GMAT Score
- How to Cancel or Challenge Your GMAT Score