GMAT Official Guides 2022: Frequently Asked Questions

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What’s new with the GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 series?

The GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 series has many new features and enhancements. It includes an online exclusive Diagnostic Evaluation, a brand-new Verbal Review chapter, an updated Math Review chapter, quick reference quantitative sheets, and updated answer explanations for over 170 questions.

  • The GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 contains 1045 questions.
    • An additional 170+ questions are available in the Online Question Bank
    • Online Diagnostic Evaluation also includes 84 additional questions
  • GMAT™ Official Guide Verbal Review 2022 contains 348 questions.
  • GMAT™ Official Guide Quantitative Review 2022 contains 373 questions.

The new editions include a brand-new Verbal Review chapter in the GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 and GMAT™ Official Guide Verbal Review 2022 and an updated Math Review chapter in the GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 and GMAT™ Official Guide Quantitative Review 2022. These review chapters were designed to present many core concepts and fundamental skills that could be tested on the GMAT. Each review chapter has 25 additional practice questions related to the content that is being covered to help test your understanding along the way.

The GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 has online exclusive Diagnostic Evaluations for Quantitative, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning sections within the Online Question Bank. These diagnostic evaluations will help users assess their preparedness and target where they should focus their studies. 

The new answer explanations offer an updated approach to solving GMAT exam questions. Recognizing that time is of the essence when taking the GMAT exam, alternative solutions have been added to some questions to offer multiple approaches for arriving at the answer. This gives each test taker options that works best for him or her.

Finally, you will have access to quick reference quantitative sheets to review common formulas and concepts to master the quantitative section of the GMAT exam.

And as in past editions, you purchase includes access to the Online Question Bank:

The Online Question Bank for the Official Guide 2022 series includes an online tool that allows users to create customized practice sets using questions in the Official Guide series. The questions can also be accessed on mobile devices through the Wiley Efficient Learning mobile app and used in offline mode.

The Online Question Bank contains over 150 flashcards. These flashcards are designed to test users on the individual concepts that make up a GMAT question. The flashcards do not use retired GMAT questions; rather they contain simpler problems and explanations of concepts.

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

In addition to the GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 series, the following GMAT Official Prep products contain real 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: 379 additional practice questions
  • GMAT™ Official Practice Questions 2: 405 additional 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™ Official Advanced Questions

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

Yes. The 2022 series offers more questions and features, but the questions in the old edition can still be a useful study guide.

What are the differences between the GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 questions and real GMAT exam questions?

The GMAT™ Official Guide 2022GMAT™ Official Guide Verbal Review 2022 and GMAT™ Official Guide Quantitative Review 2022 all use real questions from past GMAT™ exams. 

What is the Online Question Bank and how do I get access to 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 2022 series –GMAT™ Official Guide 2022, GMAT™ Official Guide Verbal Review 2022 and GMAT™ Official Guide Quantitative Review 2022–has its own separate bank or inventory of questions. 

There are two ways to access the Online Question Bank:

  1. In the Official Guide 2022 print books, you will find an access code on the inside front cover. Visit https://www.efficientlearning.com/pin/activate/ to enter your code and get online access to the same questions that are in the GMAT™ Official Guides.
  2. The Official Guide 2022 eBooks (accessible through our partner, VitalSource Bookshelf), includes access to the Online Question Bank. The Online Question bank code can be activated here: https://www.efficientlearning.com/pin/activate/.

Is there an eBook version of the GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 series?

Yes. The eBook version of the GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 series is delivered through VitalSource Bookshelf. It too comes with access to the Online Question Bank. To purchase the eBook, go to https://www.mba.com/exam-prep. Once purchased, you will receive an email with instructions for downloading the eBooks and getting access to the Online Question Bank.

Should I purchase the GMAT™ Official Guide Verbal Review 2022 and GMAT™ Official Guide Quantitative Review 2022 instead of the GMAT™ Official Guide 2022?

We generally recommend starting with the GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 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. 

What is the difference between the GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 series and other GMAT preparation books in the market?

The GMAT™ Official Guide 2022 series are the ONLY study guides that feature real questions from past GMAT exams, offered exclusively from the makers of the exam. 

Where can I purchase a GMAT™ Official Guide?

You can purchase all three official guide eBooks (GMAT™ Official Guide 2022, GMAT™ Official Guide Verbal Review 2022 and GMAT™ Official Guide Quantitative Review 2022) at mba.com/store. Print editions of these books can be purchased from other online and brick & mortar retailers.

 

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