Thanks for replying guys...Yes the Parabola and Hyperbola question was there.It might be for future GMATs but my frustration was regarding the time it consumed.Even if takes 2 mins more than the avg. time,it is a hit on other easy questions.
I would suggest practicing GMAT Club tests
and mixing them with OG-12..Something like 50 OG questions in 1 hr.
I am looking to work on 1000SC and apply the same concept to improve on my timing in SC And RC....
CR was really close.I got boldface as my 5th question where Options were:-
1.The first sentence supports an intermediate conclusion,which eventually becomes main conclusion and second sentence supports the main conclusion.
2.The first sentence is the conclusion and second sentence makes the case for the main conclusion by being intermediate conclusion.
Under pressure,it becomes really difficult to select between the two.Also, I am still not sure abt the fine line b/w intermediate and main conclusion.
Sorry about your agony but from your post I get the impression that you need to change your approach to tackle the GMAT questions. Do not think of equations in tertms parabola, hyperbola, ellips or Eiffel tower
switch off the part of your brain that unnecessarily complicates things. There are a number of GMAT questions that present an equation with x square and y square but all they ask is the points of intersection on axis, maximum y or x at max y, or simple manipluation of the equation. At no point you need to know any parabola or hyperbola stuff to solve the problem. If you really thought it was out of the league question, just guess and do not waste time because there will not be many of such types in an exam.
On CR, it is important to practise finding the main conclusion. You need to put all the things in logial sequence. The main conclusion is the last thing in that logical sequence and is supported by the intermediate conclusion. The main conclusion can be very simple and short statement without any identifier word. Powerscore CR
bible has a few such examples.
For example - "I saw a lot of parabola questions in GMAT exam. The GMAT exam must have changed.
The GMAT OG quant
review does not mention parabola as one of topics tested; therefore, my GMAT exam questions were not from the OG syllabus.
" The first boldface is the main conclusion and the second boldface is the intermediate conclusion.