The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review, 2nd Edition
The only official quantitative review for the GMAT from the creators of the test. Anyone preparing for the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT) knows it's important to study with the experts. With The Official Guide for the GMAT Quantitative Review, Second Edition , you'll get questions, answers, and explanations straight from the source. The only official quantitative review for the GMAT Exam, this book targets your study and helps you improve your quantitative skills by focusing on your ability to solve equations, interpret data, coordinate geometry, and determine probability with assurance and ease. Inside, you'll find.: 300 actual questions from past GMAT tests, including 75 questions new to this edition; Sections on Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Problem Solving, and Data Sufficiency; Questions organized in order of difficulty to save study time. The Graduate Management Admission Council certifies all content so you can trust that you're getting expert guidance as you prepare for the GMAT Exam. The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC) is the association of leading graduate business schools around the world. GMAC's mission is to meet the needs of business schools and students through a wide array of products, services, and programs. It is the owner and administrator of the Graduate Management Admissions Test® (GMAT), the first and only standardized test specifically designed for graduate business and management programs. Available in nearly 100 countries, it is the global standard for entry to the MBA degree course.
Review for GMAT OG Quant
By hopeful - September 18, 2009
The GMAT OG Quantitative book should be an essential book for anyone preparing for the GMAT.
The Good: You'll get hands on experience with real GMAT quant questions that have been previously administered on actual tests, but have now been retired. Since the questions in this book were once part of the actual test, you'll know exactly what type of questions to expect when you take your test.
How to Turn the Good to Work: To make the best use of this book, use it after you undergo a thorough review of all the math concepts. The best source for doing so would be the Kaplan book if you need a quick refresher, or the EZ Solutions GMAT series if you need a thorough review of each and every math concept imaginable.
The Bad: Although this book has real test questions, the level of difficulty doesn't go too high. If you are specifically aiming for 700+ score, you ought to do a lot more practice question than what you can find in this book. The... read more
It didn't do me justice.
By matthew wanat - November 9, 2010
I just took the Gmat. As in 30 minutes ago. I already wrote a review on the verbal gmat review and now came over to review the quantitative. The exam was much harder than this book. There were questions on the GMAT that are far more complex and difficult than are contained in this review or the official GMAT review. This book is ok for giving you the basic layout and ideas, but it just didn't come close to what I just went through. I know it sounds like I'm griping because I did poorly on the quantitative section. But take it as a warning. I know I studied well and had other books to go along with this review guide. I studied the principles and problems contained within this book, but when it came to the actual test, there were questions I simply didn't recognize. The practice tests on MBA.com didn't do me much good either apparently. Where I excelled at the verbal, I fell far short on my expectations on the quantitative. On average of the practice scores compared to my... read more
Not much different from 1st Edition - 28 new hard questions
By GMAT Club (Expert) "BB" - September 4, 2009
There are 44 new Problem Solving and 31 new Data Sufficiency Questions (a total of 75 new questions out of 300).
--- List of Changes:--- Problem Solving (PS) - 4 new easy questions - 21 new medium questions - 19 new hard questions Data Sufficiency - 13 new easy questions - 8 new medium questions - 9 new hard questions
The main issue with the first edition was low question difficulty. This edition addresses the issue slightly, but as you can see, not by much. One issue that was fixed is the total number of questions. The first edition claimed (just like this one) to have 300 questions, but only had 294 - how can you make that mistake in the Official Guide for Quantitative Review? The question split is 176 for PS and 124 for DS.
As to content, changes, it is interesting to see many of the tables and data-interpretation questions go and addition of sequence questions. Also, DS lost many of its arithmetic questions,... read more