GMAT Official Guides 2020

How many questions are in the GMAT™ Official Guide 2020 series?

The GMAT Official Guide 2020 series has 138 more questions across all three unique guides than the 2019 series, and all are real GMAT questions from past exams: 

  • The GMAT Official Guide 2020 contains 1,081 questions 
  • The GMAT Official Guide Verbal Review 2020 contains 312 questions
  • The GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review 2020 contains 319 questions

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What is new with the GMAT™ Official Guide 2020 series?

There are three improvements with the 2020 series: 

  1. The Official Guide 2020 series contains more data sufficiency and geometry questions. (Note: the content areas covered on the GMAT exam have not changed.)
  2. We expanded the chapter introductions on Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension to help you better understand what is—and what isn’t—tested on the GMAT exam. 
  3. Lastly, the Online Question Bank for the Official Guide 2020 series—an online tool that allows users to create customized practice sets using questions in the Official Guide series—is now accessible on mobile devices through the Wiley Efficient Learning mobile app and can be used in offline mode.

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Can I use an old edition of the GMAT™ Official Guide series?

Yes. The 2020 series offers more questions, but the questions in the old edition can still be useful as a preparation tool.

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What is the Online Question Bank and how do I access it?

The Online Question Bank is an online tool that allows users to create customized practice sets using questions in the GMAT Official Guide series. Each title in the GMAT Official Guide 2020 series—GMAT Official Guide 2020, GMAT Official Guide Verbal Review 2020, and GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review 2020—has its own separate bank of questions. 

There are two ways to access the Online Question Bank:

One, if you purchased an Official Guide 2020 book, you will find an access code on the inside front cover. Visit gmat.wiley.com to enter your code and get online access to the same questions that are in the GMAT™ Official Guides.

Two, you can purchase the Online Question Bank at efficientlearning.com/gmat. This purchase comes with a downloadable e-book version of the corresponding GMAT Official Guide title (i.e., GMAT Official Guide 2020, GMAT Official Guide Verbal Review 2020, or GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review 2020), available through VitalSource Bookshelf. Once purchased, you will receive an email from Wiley with instructions for downloading the e-book and getting access to the Online Question Bank.

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Is there an e-book version of the GMAT™ Official Guide 2020 series?

Yes. The e-book version of the GMAT Official Guide 2020 series is delivered through VitalSource Bookshelf. It comes with access to the Online Question Bank. To purchase the e-book, go to efficientlearning.com/gmat and look under “Products.” Once purchased, you will receive an email from Wiley with instructions for downloading the e-books and getting access to the Online Question Bank.

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Should I purchase the GMAT™ Official Guide Verbal Review 2020 and GMAT™ Official Guide Quantitative Review 2020 instead of the GMAT™ Official Guide 2020?

We generally recommend starting with the GMAT Official Guide 2020 because it offers more questions than the Verbal Review and Quantitative Review combined. The Verbal Review and Quantitative Review are designed as supplements to the main GMAT Official Guide and offer additional, unique practice questions for students who have exhausted questions in the main GMAT Official Guide.

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What is the difference between the GMAT™ Official Guide 2020 series and other GMAT preparation books on the market?

The GMAT Official Guide 2020 series are the ONLY study guides that feature real questions from past GMAT exams, offered exclusively from the makers of the exam. 

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Where can I purchase a GMAT™ Official Guide?

You can purchase all three official guides (GMAT Official Guide 2020, GMAT Official Guide Verbal Review 2020, and GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review 2020) at mba.com/store or other online and brick & mortar retailers. If you’d like to purchase the e-book version of the GMAT Official Guides, you can do so at efficientlearning.com/gmat.

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Are there other products that contain real GMAT™ questions that I can use?

In addition to the GMAT Official Guides 2020 series, the following GMAT Official Prep products contain real GMAT questions from past exams:

• GMAT Official Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2 (Free): 90 free practice questions and two full-length, computer adaptive practice exams
• GMAT Official Practice Questions: 404 practice questions
• GMAT Official Practice Exams 3 & 4: two additional, unique, full-length computer adaptive practice exams 
• GMAT Official Practice Exams 5 & 6: two additional, unique, full-length computer adaptive practice exams
• GMAT Focus Online Quantitative Diagnostic Tool: computer-adaptive quantitative practice tool 
• IR Prep: targeted practice in integrated reasoning questions

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