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GMAT Official Guide

GMAT Official Guide

The GMAT Official Guide is a set of 3 books:

  • A GMAT Official Guide Book, or the main book comprising of GMAT questions
  • A GMAT Quant Review Book, or a supplementary book with questions on GMAT Quantitative Reasoning section
  • A GMAT Verbal Review Book, or a supplementary book with questions on GMAT Verbal Reasoning section

GMAT OG 2020 Component Total no. of Questions Cost – e-book/book
GMAT Official Guide 2020 1081 USD 47.95
GMAT Quant Review Book 2020 319 USD 20.95
GMAT Verbal Review Book 2020 312 USD 20.95
GMAT Official Guide 2020 Bundle USD 81.95

Source: mba.com

The GMAT Official Guide is a rich collection of real GMAT questions, published by Wiley, a renowned academic publisher. Interestingly, the team at Wiley that publishes the GMAT OG is also the team that prepares the content for the GMAT exam. Hence, the GMAT OG is the most real and authentic resource pool for testing your competency before you take the GMAT.

GMAT Official Guide 2020

Every year, GMAC updates the GMAT Official Guide and the latest version is the GMAT Official Guide 2020. Reportedly, the current version of the GMAT OG comprises of more number of questions and allows access through mobile apps.

Features of the GMAT Official Guide 2020

Let us closely examine each of the features of the present version of the GMAT OG.

Number of Questions on the GMAT OG 2020

  • 100 additional questions have been added that is the OG consists of a total of 1081 questions.
  • 123 new questions have been added and 23 old questions have been removed from the OG.
  • In the Quant section of the main GMAT OG book, a total of 100 questions have been changed.
  • In the supplementary Quant section of the GMAT OG set, a considerable number of questions have been added to the sections for Data Sufficiency and Geometry.
  • In the supplementary Verbal section of the GMAT OG set, a considerable number of questions have been added to the sections for Critical Reasoning.
  • To make the GMAT OG a well-rounded practice resource, GMAC has even modified the questions that test your application of the concepts of Geometry and your ability to solve Data Sufficiency questions. Thus, the section on Quant now consists of equally balanced questions of the easy, medium, and difficult level.

Type of GMAT Question Questions Added Questions Removed
Critical Reasoning 30 5
Reading Comprehension 13 4
Sentence Correction 16 6
Data Sufficiency 59 3
Problem Solving 5 5

Thus, the total number of questions in the GMAT OG 2020 for each type of GMAT questions is:

  • Data Sufficiency: 230
  • Problem Solving: 230
  • Reading Comprehension: 149
  • Critical reasoning: 149
  • Sentence Correction: 149

And the total number of questions in the GMAT OG 2020 is:

  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 – 1081 questions
  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 Quantitative Review – 319 questions
  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 Verbal Review – 312 questions

It may be noted here that the number of questions for each question type is identical suggesting that GMAC has upgraded the OG to ensure the most robust and rich learning resource for GMAT test takers.

Content of the GMAT OG 2020

Regardless of the modification in the number of question type and the difficulty level of the questions, the content of the GMAT Official Guide 2020 has not undergone any significant changes. However, the respective introductions to the sections on Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension have been modified to help you understand exactly which skills are tested on GMAT.

The GMAT Official Guide 2020 Online Question Bank

The Online Question Bank is an interesting new addition to the GMAT OG 2020 series. This Question Bank is basically an online application that lets its users to customize practice question sets, by resourcing questions from the GMAT OG, to suit their learning needs. This GMAT OG 2020 Online Question Bank is available on the GMAT OG mobile apps and can be accessed in both online and offline mode. Further, if you have purchased the GMAT OG 2020 book, you will find the access code to the GMAT OG 2020 Question Bank on the inside front cover. You will have to visit https://www.efficientlearning.com/support/gmat1/ and register on the same. To register, enter your name, email id, and country on the registration page and you will be asked to enter the activation code. Once your account is activated, you will be able to access the GMAT OG 2020 Online Question Bank.

Accessing the GMAT OG 2020 Online Question Bank requires your system to have either of the following browsers:

Firefox 20+, Chrome 20+, Internet Explorer IE10+, MAC Safari 6.0+

However, Chrome 20+ is recommended if you want to avail the best online experience.

The Operating Systems that support the program are: MAC, Windows 7

Mobile App Access to GMAT OG 2020

GMAT Official Guide, 2020, or the latest version of the GMAT OG is available as a book and can be accessed online as well as on mobile devices. Allowing access to GMAT OG on mobile devices is a relatively new feature, one that is revolutionary in the domain of education, as it makes learning flexible and easy. To access the GMAT OG App on your Android or iOS devices, follow these steps:

  • Visit the Google Play store and install GMAT OG 2020 from the following link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wiley.welmobileclient.cpa2017&hl=en

This is a 14M size app and requires Android 4.4 and up to run.

  • Visit the Apple App store and install GMAT OG 2020 from the following link:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wiley-efficient-learning/id1210057332

This is a 25M size app and requires iOS devices of configuration 0.9 and later to run. Specifically, the GMAT OG 2020 can run on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

The App also features an online sync option, that is, all your online activities will be directly synced to the App, thereby improving accessibility to resources and performance tracker.

Is the GMAT Official Guide Necessary?

Practicing from the GMAT OG in the last leg of your GMAT prep plan will ensure that your skills are perfectly polished. It is always recommended that you take up the GMAT Official Guide only after you have successfully learnt the concepts, mastered your time management skills, and are ready for your GMAT exam. Starting your GMAT prep process with the GMAT OG hinders your learning process as you must be well acquainted with the concepts that are tested on GMAT before you start targeting the GMAT score.

For the uninitiated, GMAT is a standardized test and consists of 4 distinct sections, each testing your particular skill-sets:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment – Tests your ability to read and comprehend information and present a critique of the same in clear and concise English language.
  • Integrated Reasoning – Tests your ability to analyse data presented in multiple format and arrive at logical conclusions based on the same.
  • Quantitative Reasoning – Tests your ability to critically reason given information and solve problems.
  • Verbal Reasoning – Tests your ability to understand and analyse written piece of information.

Thus, primarily, you must be well trained in the basic concepts of the English language and mathematical concepts, including basic arithmetic and geometry, and possess a stronghold on English vocabulary. To test your level of acquaintance with the concepts tested on GMAT and to further develop your mastery of the same, you must refer to authentic, exhaustive, and competent GMAT prep resources. Of all the GMAT prep resources that are available in the market, Experts’ Global offers you the scope to prepare for GMAT from the comforts of your home through their online GMAT prep material.

Thus, the GMAT Official Guide 2020 is definitely recommended if:

  • You are a first time GMAT test taker – A key to performing well on competitive exams is familiarity with the test pattern and the type of questions. The GMAT Official Guide 2020, with real GMAT questions, will provide you a feel of the real GMAT test taking experience.
  • You are a GMAT re-taker – If you have decided to retake your GMAT test, you want to improve on your GMAT scores. The GMAT Official Guide 2020, with the updated question bank and instructions, will help you brush up on your skills and practice properly.

However, if you already own the GMAT OG 2019, you may not want to buy the complete set of the GMAT OG 2020. Consider your strengths and weaknesses and accordingly purchase the section that you need maximum practice on.

GMAT Official Prep Resources

Besides the GMAT Official Guide, GMAC also provides GMAT preparation materials such as:

How to Buy the GMAT OG 2020?

The GMAT OG is accessible in many formats, namely, as an App, an e-book, and as a published book. Please find below the links and instructions on availing the GMAT Official Guide 2020 in any of the formats:

As an e-book

Visit https://www.efficientlearning.com/gmat/ and search Products to make the purchase. The e-book version of the GMAT OG 2020 is also accompanied by an online Question Bank. Once you have made the purchase, you will be notified on the e-book download instruction via email.

Cost of GMAT OG e-book

  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 Bundle e-book is priced at USD 81.95.
  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 e-book is priced at USD 47.95.
  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 Quantitative Review e-book is priced at USD 20.95.
  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 Verbal Review e-book is priced at USD 20.95.

It takes maximum of 30 minutes to receive the GMAT OG e-book once the purchase is made and the activation PIN received.

As Book

Visit https://www.efficientlearning.com/gmat/ and search Products to make the purchase. The book version of the GMAT OG 2020 is also accompanied by a Question Bank.

Cost of GMAT OG 2020 Book

  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 Bundle book is priced at USD 81.95.
  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 book is priced at USD 47.95.
  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 Quantitative Review book is priced at USD 20.95.
  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 Verbal Review book is priced at USD 20.95.

You will have to wait for few days for receipt of the GMAT OG 2020 books, depending on your location. For international locations, standard delivery time will be applicable. For locations within the USA and Canada, you may have to wait up to 6 – 10 days to receive delivery of the books.

Other Sites to Buy GMAT OG 2020

Apart from the official webpage, you can also buy the GMAT OG 2020 from the following sites:

As suggested, for the best results on GMAT, learn the concepts first and only then practice the GMAT Official Guide questions. Ideally, begin your GMAT prep process by taking the GMAT mock test, this test will help you identify your preparation needs. Next, opt for a GMAT training program and start preparing. Take full-length GMAT practice tests to hone your skills further. You can also download a free GMAT prep app to study on the go!
 
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