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The Official Guide for GMAT Review (With CD ROM) 13th Edition

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The Official Guide for GMAT Review (With CD ROM) 13th Edition (Paperback) Price: Rs.1519

The Official Guide For GMAT Review (With CD ROM), is the only GMAT text which provides a thorough preparation for the exam.

Summary Of The Book

The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admissions Test is an assessment test administered via a computerized method, used to evaluate an individual’s Analytical, Quantitative, Writing, Reading, and Verbal Skills. The results of the GMAT are used to determine an individual’s admissions options to various business schools, which offer MBA programmes.

The Official Guide For GMAT Review (With CD ROM), is the only text which contains official exam questions taken from the Integrated Reasoning section. The text contains more than 900 questions from previous GMAT exams, access to a companion site which has more than 50 integrated reasoning questions, and a diagnostic section which will aid in test preparation.

Since this component is very interactive as compared to the Verbal and Analytical areas, practice questions for Integrated Reasoning can be found on a special website, which readers can access after acquiring the text. The book also contains more than 20 per cent of official questions from the actual GMAT. The authors of the text have also provided a grammar, and math review. In addition, sample responses to actual essay questions, as well as scoring information has also been provided. A free CD ROM containing the 12th edition of The Official Guide For GMAT Review, is also included.

The text is divided into 11 units and two Appendices. The first unit centers around the makeup of the GMAT such as Scoring, Integrated Reasoning, Exam Format, Assessment Areas, and Test Center locations. Unit two advises students on how to prepare for the GMAT. Unit three, titled Diagnostic Test, looks at the different types of questions in the exam and their respective explanations. Unit four, title Math Review, provides students with a comprehensive revision of various Mathematical topics such as Algebra, Geometry, and Arithmetic.

Unit five, equips students with Problem Solving strategies, Answer Explanations, and Answer Key. Unit six is titled Data Sufficiency, and includes practice questions with solutions. Unit seven covers Reading Comprehension and Unit eight is titled Critical Reasoning. Unit nine is titled Sentence Correction, and addresses various grammar components. Unit ten is Integrated Reasoning and Unit eleven looks at Analytical Writing Assessment. Appendix A contains Percentile Ranking Tables, and Appendix B contains Answer Sheets.

The Official Guide For GMAT Review (With CD ROM), was published in 2013 by Wiley India Pvt. Limited.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1.0 What Is the GMAT Exam?
1.0 What Is the GMAT Exam?
1.1 Why Take the GMAT Exam?
1.2 GMAT Exam Format
1.3 What Is the Content of the Test Like?
1.4 Integrated Reasoning Section
1.5 Quantitative Section
1.6 Verbal Section
1.7 Analytical Writing Assessment
1.8 What Computer Skills Will I Need?
1.9 What Are the Test Centers Like?
1.10 How Are Scores Calculated?
1.11 Test Development Process
2.0 How to Prepare
2.0 How to Prepare
2.1 How Should I Prepare to Take the Test?
2.2 What About Practice Tests?
2.3 How Should I Use the Diagnostic Test?
2.4 Where Can I Get Additional Practice?
2.5 General Test-Taking Suggestions
3.0 Diagnostic Test
3.0 Diagnostic Test
3.1 Quantitative Questions
3.2 Verbal Questions
3.3 Quantitative and Verbal Answer Keys
3.4 Interpretive Guide
3.5 Quantitative Answer Explanations
3.6 Verbal Answer Explanations
4.0 Math Review
4.0 Math Review
4.1 Arithmetic
4.2 Algebra
4.3 Geometry
4.4 Word Problems
5.0 Problem Solving
5.0 Problem Solving
5.1 Test-Taking Strategies
5.2 The Directions
5.3 Practice Questions
5.4 Answer Key
5.5 Answer Explanations
6.0 Data Sufficiency
6.0 Data Sufficiency
6.1 Test-Taking Strategies
6.2 The Directions
6.3 Practice Questions
6.4 Answer Key
6.5 Answer Explanations
7.0 Reading Comprehension
7.0 Reading Comprehension
7.1 What Is Measured
7.2 Test-Taking Strategies
7.3 The Directions
7.4 Practice Questions
7.5 Answer Key
7.6 Answer Explanations
8.0 Critical Reasoning
8.0 Critical Reasoning
8.1 What Is Measured
8.2 Test-Taking Strategies
8.3 The Directions
8.4 Practice Questions
8.5 Answer Key
8.6 Answer Explanations
9.0 Sentence Correction
9.0 Sentence Correction
9.1 Basic English Grammar Rules
9.2 Study Suggestions
9.3 What Is Measured
9.4 Test-Taking Strategies
9.5 The Directions
9.6 Practice Questions
9.7 Answer Key
9.8 Answer Explanations
10.0 Integrated Reasoning
10.0 Integrated Reasoning
10.1 What Is Measured
10.2 The Question Types
10.3 Test-Taking Strategies
10.4 The Directions
11.0 Analytical Writing Assessment
11.0 Analytical Writing Assessment
11.1 What Is Measured
11.2 Test Taking Strategies
11.3 The Directions
11.4 GMAT Scoring Guide: Analysis of an Argument
11.5 Sample: Analysis of an Argument
11.6 Analysis of an Argument Sample Topics
Appendix A Percentile Ranking Tables
Appendix B Answer Sheets
Diagnostic Answer Sheet - Quantitative
Diagnostic Answer Sheet - Verbal
Problem Solving Answer Sheet
Data Sufficiency Answer Sheet
Reading Comprehension Answer Sheet
Critical Reasoning Answer Sheet
Sentence Correction Answer Sheet
Integrated Reasoning Answer Sheet

Specifications of The Official Guide for GMAT Review (With CD ROM) 13th Edition (Paperback)

Contributors
Author Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Book Details
Publisher Wiley India Pvt Ltd
Publication Year 2012
ISBN-13 9788126535156
ISBN-10 8126535156
Language English
Edition 13th Edition
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 840 Pages
Exam GMAT
Dimensions
Height 1.30 inch
Weight 1648 g
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The above review by Subbu is actually misleading. Please read the book summary - the GMAC has clearly stated that only 20% of the questions are new. It is unclear what Subbu expected even after reading this. This book provides a great way to kick off your GMAT prep and includes a primer on the new IR section. It's worth getting this book even if you have the 12th edition ; don't compromise on your exam prep for a mere 1000 bucks. And please don't be carried away by such misleading reviews.

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A good supplement to the 12th edition

First off, I'm extremely happy with FlipKart's delivery. It was prompt, and I received the book in very good condition.

Now, about the 13th edition:

I'm very disappointed in the way GMAT folks have come out with a new edition - that has so little to offer.

The caption on the cover reads "More than 900 questions from past GMAT exams" - while this is true & does offer a comprehensive question bank, be warned that almost 70% of the questions are repeats from the 12th Edition. I own the 12th edition too - and I was disappointed so see this much of an overlap between these 2 editions.

There is no change in the "Strategy" sections of 13th edition as well - they are exact copies of those in the 12th edition.

From June 5, 2012, GMAT is introducing a new section called "Integrated Reasoning". This book does have a brief section dedicated to it, and offers 50 practice questions online. You'll have to register yourself to get access to those questions; for this you should use the unique access code printed at the back cover of the book - which you should do as soon as you get the book delivered, to prevent any misuse. Oh, and by the way, the access to those questions expire exactly 6 months after you register - so make good use of the practice questions as soon as possible.

Apart from a few additional questions in the verbal & quantitative section plus the 50 IR questions, 13th edition does not have anything more to offer than the 12th edition.

So in conclusion- I would say if you have the 12th edition, don't buy the 13th edition - but if 13th ed is going to be your first book, go for it. There is no other book which offers actual GMAT questions.

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Official Guide 13

I think this version is utter crap. I request everyone preparing for GMAT to either refer to the Manhattan material or Kaplan 800 or the new book by Princeton which has over 1200 practice questions, to have any remote chance of doing well in the exam. This material given by GMAC is way too simple as compared to the actual questions which pop up in the GMAT.

I would ask you guys to trust me since I have been a GMAT instructor for the past 5 years and would absolutely not recommend the official on grounds that it is outdated and too simple. In fact I don't recommend it to any of my students appearing for the same.

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OG-13 : Indispensable for GMAT aspirers

OG 13th Edition is absolute indispensable for anybody who plans to appear for GMAT. They contain the most authentic GMAT questions that too organised according to the level of difficulty. If you don't know where to start from or new to the idea of GMAT, the strategy should be to understand the exam pattern, take the diagnostic test and guage your expertise on the both the sections first. I have been reading a lot of reviews about OG and I would beg to differ that this is not the book to commence your preps with. These are most valuable real time GMAT questions and should not be wasted by practicing this as the first thing! Rather OG-13 should be practiced when you are half way through your preparation. The standard beginner level quant/verbal and strategies can be practiced from books such Kaplan or Manhattan and then the techniques should be applied on the real thing. I would also go at length suggesting that OG-13 together with GMAC's Verbal Review and Quant Review provide enough material to practice and get used to the real GMAT. Believe me, other than extra practice tests, you won't require an additional resource if your basics are rock solid.

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The Official Guide For GMAT Review 13th Edition

As many have mentioned in their reviews, this book is a must for anyone who is preparing for the GMAT. With regards, to the book many would have got more information than I can share. Though there a few questions which are repeated from previous editions of the Verbal Review and the GMAT review, this book is worth for the new questions along with the 50 IR questions which we can access online. The IR questions got in other forums are not that great and helpful according to me and these online questions are as close to a s

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