I'm not sure why you think taking 2 minutes is a long time. Check out this article on timing benchmarks (http://www.manhattangmat.com/articles/keeping-pace.cfm
). You can safely take 2 minutes (or even up to 2:30) on CR questions and still have adequate time for all Verbal questions.
I agree with you and have read the article in past. I was happy to spend the maximum time for particular Q types.
But i end up troubling with time and accuracy with this timing in real exam and mocks. Here are my current timings (taking notes and close to 100% accuracy)
This is what i was averaging before my GMAT:
100+ seconds for SC
120-150 seconds for CR
6-7 minutes for Short Passages with 3Q
8-10 minutes for Long Passages with 4Q
As i answered Q's correctly the difficult level sets up at 700 plus and i take upper limit of the timing in all Q type.
This sum up to higher than required time for verbal section
To answer your question about speeding up, make sure you are eliminating the clearly wrong answers (ie out of scope) quickly so you can spend quality time determining which of the remaining 2-3 is correct.
This is what i felt made the difference on the exam day. I know all the wrong answer type but wasn't able to internalize the whole process.
I am attempting again all the verbal Q' from Official sources to internalize the whole process of eliminating clearly wrong answer choices faster.
Thanks and Regards
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