Frequently Asked Questions
How many GMAT practice tests do I get?
You get one complete practice test with score reports and performance analysis for free. Once you have registered for your free test, you will have the option to buy six additional tests for $49. Veritas Prep GMAT course students get access to these computer-adaptive tests and more. Learn more about our GMAT course options.
What’s included with each practice test?
Just like you do on the real test, you get one AWA, 12 Integrated Reasoning, 31 Quant, and 36 Verbal questions. In addition, you get to review every test and every question once you’ve completed the test. As part of that review, you get detailed solutions to every question, pacing analysis, raw Quant and Verbal scores, total overall score, data on how you performed vs. other students, and more.
What else is included when I register?
In addition to the one free test available here, you also gain access to Veritas Prep’s GMAT Question Bank, which holds hundreds of additional realistic free GMAT practice questions.
Why do I need to set a password?
Your password allows you to log in at any time and review any practice tests you have completed, resume tests you have paused, and track your progress over time.
I already registered. How do I resume my practice test and access my results?
From this page or any other page of the Veritas Prep site, you can use the “Log In” link in the top right corner to access your account. Also use that link if you forgot your password and need help accessing your account.
How long will I have access to my tests?
You have one full year (365 days) of access from the time you sign up for a free practice test or purchase full access to the tests.
Am I able to choose the order in which I take the test sections?
Yes. The Official GMAT now offers “Select Section Order,” and our practice tests also let you make this choice! When you start a new exam, you are able to choose from among three section order options: 1) Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal (the original order of the GMAT’s sections); 2) Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment; or 3) Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment. You are able to make this selection separately for each of your seven tests.
Can I have extended time on the test?
Yes. Each time you start a Veritas Prep practice test, you have the option of taking it with the normal amount of time, 50% extra time, or 100% additional time. You may also choose to skip the AWA and Integrated Reasoning sections of each practice test.
How close to the real test are these GMAT practice tests?
Veritas Prep designed its practice tests to simulate the official GMAT as closely as possible, both in terms of question quality and how the computer-adaptive algorithm determines your ability level and chooses which questions you see. Our tests draw from a pool of more than 1,400 realistic GMAT questions, each of which is measured on multiple attributes that go far deeper than simply “easy / medium / hard.” Given the adaptive nature of our tests, no two test instances will be exactly the same.
How are these different from other GMAT practice tests?
Veritas Prep’s practice tests are built on a platform that employs Item Response Theory (IRT), the same system underlying the real GMAT. Unlike more basic approaches that simply count correct and incorrect responses and then generate a score, IRT recognizes that no two GMAT questions are exactly the same. What question you receive at any given point on a test will be dictated by how well you have performed up to that point, and how you answer that question will impact your ability estimate and help determine which question you see next. The system also takes “content balancing” into account, ensuring that you see a mix of question types that are representative of what you will see on the real GMAT, all while gathering as much information about your ability level as possible.
What kind of data goes into these tests to make sure they’re accurate?
Every one of our GMAT questions must be validated across thousands of responses from hundreds of students before it is added to a Veritas Prep practice exam. Veritas Prep has collected more than one million responses from tens of thousands of GMAT students, via both the GMAT Question Bank and by using experimental questions in our computer-adaptive tests (just as the real GMAT collects data). In fact, Veritas Prep collects more than 50,000 new responses each week! Each item is not just validated once, but is constantly recalibrated based on new data. Veritas Prep also regularly measures its practice tests’ scores against the Official GMAT by collecting student feedback, ensuring that its exam scores are very close to those generated by the real test.
Who makes these tests?
This computer-adaptive testing system and the questions we use were all created by veteran instructors and software engineers here at Veritas Prep, an American test prep company based in California. We carefully manage the performance of the scoring system and the authenticity of each question in our practice exams, making frequent updates to ensure that the testing experience is as realistic as possible. Further, to ensure that the scoring is as an accurate predictor of actual GMAT scores as possible, we partnered with Dr. Lawrence Rudner, formerly the chief psychometrician at the Graduate Management Admission Council in Reston, VA, to statistically scale the Veritas Prep tests to official GMAT results.
Do you use official GMAT questions?
While Veritas Prep GMAT course students frequently supplement their study resources with official GMAT questions, our tests only include questions that were created by the Veritas Prep team. For practice tests using official GMAT questions, we recommend GMAC’s free GMATPrep software, which gives you two full-length practice tests from the organization that runs the GMAT.
Where do the questions in these tests come from?
Every question in our GMAT practice tests was written by experienced Veritas Prep GMAT instructors. They have been designed to measure students’ higher-order thinking skills in the same way official GMAT questions do. Each question is administered to thousands of GMAT students in our GMAT Question Bank and is confirmed as a valid item before being used in a Veritas Prep practice test.
Will I see the same question more than once?
Once you answer a question, Veritas Prep’s practice test system knows that you have answered it, and you will not see the question again. As long as you use the same account, you will never see the same question twice. You will always be able to go back and review your performance on past tests and questions.
Can I reset my practice tests once I have completed them?
Yes, when you purchase access to all seven tests, you are able to reset your tests after you have completed all seven tests. Please note that resetting your completed tests will release all questions – including those that you have previously seen – back into the eligible pool for your tests. Because your reset tests will then feature some problems you have seen before, your test scores will fluctuate more than normal.
Where do I begin if I am just getting started with my GMAT prep?
You’re in the right place! In addition to signing up for our free practice test, take a look around our site. We have compiled many GMAT resources, including our blog and a comprehensive list of everything you should know about the GMAT.
Can I get access to your practice tests without enrolling in a test prep course?
Veritas Prep sells access to six GMAT practice tests for $49 (in addition to the one free test available on this page).
How do I register for the official GMAT exam?
You can find available dates and testing centers and schedule your exam on MBA.com.