Official Guides

Where can I purchase a GMAT® Official Guide?

You can purchase all three official guides (GMAT® Official Guide 2019GMAT® Official Guide Verbal Review 2019, and GMAT® Official Guide Quantitative Review 2019) at mba.com/store or other online and brick & mortar retailers. You can also purchase all three digital ebooks on efficientlearning.com/gmat


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What’s new with the GMAT® Official Guide 2019 series?

The GMAT® Official Guide 2019 series include 15% new content across all 3 unique guides. The GMAT® Official Guide 2019 contains 130 new questions, GMAT®Official Guide Verbal Review 2019 contains 45 new questions, and GMAT® Official Guide Quantitative Review 2019 contains 45 new questions. 

In addition, we have added a new sentence correction introduction and included a new index of questions by subject area and difficulty. The new sentence correction introduction helps to clarify which topics students are more likely to see within the GMAT® exam as well as demystify some controversial sentence correction topics. 

The new index of questions allows a student to better organize their study. For example, if a student knows they are weak on geometry triangles they will be able to review the index to find all the problems related to that topic and see the difficulty level of each of the questions. 

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What are my other options for studying with official GMAT® questions?

In addition to the GMAT® Official Guides 2019 series, the following GMAT Official Prep products contain retired GMAT questions:

• GMAT® Official Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2 (Free): 90 free practice questions and two free 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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Can I just use an old edition of the GMAT® Official Guide?

Yes. The 2019 edition offers fresh content, including 61 new verbal, 61 new quantitative and 8 new online integrated reasoning questions, but the questions in the old edition can still be useful as a preparation tool. 

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What are the differences between the GMAT® Official Guide 2018 questions and real GMAT exam questions?

The GMAT® Official Guide 2019, GMAT® Official Guide Verbal Review 2019and GMAT® Official Guide Quantitative Review 2019 all use retired questions from past GMAT exams.

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How do I get online access to the questions in the GMAT® Official Guide 2019?

After you have purchased your GMAT® Official Guide 2019GMAT® Official Guide Verbal Review 2019, or GMAT® Official Guide Quantitative Review 2019 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.

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Is there an online version of the GMAT® Official Guide 2018 series?

Yes. The online question bank (GMAT Official Guide Online) can be found at gmat.wiley.com. To get access, enter your code from the inside front cover of the Official Guide at gmat.wiley.com

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Should I purchase the GMAT® Official Guide Verbal Review 2019 and GMAT® Official Guide Quantitative Review 2019 instead of the GMAT® Official Guide 2019?

We generally recommend starting with the GMAT® Official Guide 2019 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 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 2019 series and other GMAT preparation books in the market?

The GMAT® Official Guide 2019 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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