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The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2019
replaces the 18th Edition (or GMAT OG 18).
The Official Guide 2019 might be the single most important resource that you can have in your GMAT preparation process. Many call it the GMAT test prep Bible and not without reason.
Among all the good (or bad) to best GMAT books available in the GMAT self-study market, the GMAT official Guide is the only book to include real GMAT questions for practice.
Most other GMAT coaching books create their own GMAT practice questions that mimic or are ‘inspired’ by the official GMAT guide.
Order the Official Guide for GMAT Review from Amazon.
Beyond The MBA Hype: Read it before you even start your GMAT exam prep to get an idea of what’s in store. Read more here – Beyond The MBA Hype.
Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2018: Get it from Amazon.
Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2018: Get it from Amazon.
Download Free GMAT Test Preparation Software
Along with the GMAT OG, you might want to download the free GMAT software – GMATPrep from MBA.com – to prepare and train for the test.
The GMATPrep software includes two full-length CATs (computer adaptive tests) that are a very good approximation of your GMAT score if you were to take it with your current level of practice and competence. It also comes with answers to each question, but unfortunately it does not include explanations of the underlying concepts.
Design your GMAT Self-study Program
There’s a whole lot of (free and paid) GMAT training material available online or for download (pdf or software). Gathering these resources is the easy part. Using it productively is a whole new story. The tips and techniques can get difficult (and confusing) as you jump across GMAT prep systems that promise a high GMAT score if you follow their methodology.
If you are planning to prepare for the GMAT on your own, your best bet is to:
- Buy the official GMAT guides
- Download the free GMATPrep software
- Supplement it with a good online GMAT preparation course
- If needed, check out the best GMAT books on specific topics
Now that you have a good idea to get started, try out this short (20 min) Free GMAT Practice Test to test out your basic GMAT syllabus knowledge. If you need some inspiration on how others have cracked the GMAT, check out these GMAT success stories on our GMAT forum.