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Don't bother buying
on 5 July 2013
There are a lot of things wrong with this book..
1) Verbal Reasoning passages are way too short. Also, a lot of mistakes with the answers. For example the answers don't correspond with the text in a lot of cases and some answers are said to be false but should be can't tell etc.
2) The decision analysis questions at the start don't correspond to the types of question that will be in the actual test. They generally don't use words such as 'akin' etc. the actual test will be more like the mini tests they provide in the book.
3)The first load of questions in decision analysis (which are useless anyway)don't have any answers and the questions in the mini tests that do correspond with the actual test don't have any answers that correspond at all with any questions. So unable to mark yourself.
4) In the quantitative reasoning section, some of the answers are wrong again. It could be useful to do these questions but rely on your own maths skills to work the answers out outside of any time pressures you set yourself.
5) I found a few questionable answers in the abstract reasoning but other than that I found those questions helpful.
I'd recommend the online preparation that you can buy access to for 2 weeks/ a month etc. They give you more of a feel for the real exam although quite expensive.