The Official Guide for GMAT Review
The Official Guide for GMAT Review
The Official Guide for GMAT Review
Price: $10.89 FREE for Members
Type: eBook
Released: 2005
Publisher: Graduate Management Admission Council
Page Count: 98
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0976570904
ISBN-13: 9780976570905
User Rating: 5.0000 out of 5 Stars! (4 Votes)

The only study guide with 800 real GMAT? questions?and their answers-by the creators of the test.In addition to the questions and answers, this guide features:* NEW diagnostic section that helps you assess where to focus your test-prep efforts* NEW organization of questions in order of difficulty to save you study time* a comprehensive math review covering the topics tested on the GMAT? exam (arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and word problems)* approximately 270 Analytical Writing Assessment topicsThe Official Guide for GMAT? Review, 11th Edition contains 800 retired GMAT? questions, with thorough explanations. Answering questions that have appeared on the GMAT? exam before will give you experience with the types of questions that appear on the test. This Guide will help you learn what you need to know to answer the questions correctly.

Vanessa Maserati | 5 out of 5 Stars!

I was initially intimidated by the size and the range of question difficulty of this book. It made me wonder if I could ever be ready for the test. But it turned out to be the best prep book among all that I used. There are conceptual reviews and explanations for answers. There is also a pool of essay questions, but I believe that it’s only about 90% complete now because GMAC is constantly adding new questions to the pool. For people who know the concepts well and just need practice questions, this book itself or along with the other official GMAT guides (for verbal and quantative reviews) might be enough. But for others, it’s better to supplement the official guide(s) with a prep book from Princeton, Kaplan, or others. I personally used Barron’s, and you can see my review for that book here on Amazon. Finally, contrary to some reviews of this book, there are NO incorrect answers. In my opinion, I probably wouldn’t have scored above 700 if I hadn’t used the official guides.

B. Elwood | 5 out of 5 Stars!

770 - Essential Resource


After 3 months of study, I just took the GMAT last week. This is my first and only attempt at the GMAT-CAT. In fact this is the first standardized test I have taken in 12 years. Overall I am happy with my score (770 Q51 V44).

The only study materials I used were:

- Official 11th Edition
- Official Verbal Review Guide
- Official Quant Review Guide
- Official GMATPrep Software (sent to you once you schedule your test)
- Manhattan GMAT Guides (reviewed for techniques only)

The three official books are the absolute bible for sample problems. I am a firm believer in quality over quantity. I NEVER did any problem that was not provided official problems.


- First master all the problems in the printed official guides (11th, Verbal Guide, Quant Guide). NOTE: Getting the correct answer is not the same as "mastering" a question.

- Any problem you miss or find changing, repeat many times (even after you may have memorized the answer). Keep repeating the problems, until the basic skill is fully understood.

- Keep accurate records every time you do a problem (correct / incorrect, easy / challenging / stuck).

- Focus on core concepts. In truth, the GMAT tests very few concepts, but will use these simple building blocks to construct an unlimited number of tricky problems. Know the core concepts, become aware of the tricks, and the rest is timing.

- Only once the printed materials are exhausted (took me about 2 months), then you should "graduate" to the GMATPrep software. This should be used mostly for developing timing skills. In the end, you need to gain the confidence to flex your time during the actual test. You should be able to answer simple questions quickly, so you can invest more time in higher value problems.

This book is not a problem solving technique book. You will not find tips and tricks. Basically this is book should be considered a "question bank". In the quantitative section it will provide the questions and an answer key...period. For the verbal section, it will provide very useful detailed explanations of the correct answers. If you are you looking for a book on techniques, I would recommend the well organized Manhattan book set.

Bottom-line: you need this book for any serious attempt at the GMAT.

RG | 5 out of 5 Stars!

An absolute must for any GMAT Prep

This book, coupled with the Official GMAT Verbal and Quant Review Guides ( Very, very discouraging!!)
Powerprep Test 2: 750 (One day before my GMAT)
Powerprep Test 3 (Reinstalled): 760 (with some repetitions from Powerprep Test 2)
GMAT: 750 (Verbal 40, Quant 50)

My GMAT Prep consisted of lots and lots of practice, analysis of my practice test results, and noting down where I erred, and making sure that I did not repeat my mistakes.

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