in the powerprep software the computer screen displays directions and the timer shows 1.15 .
this happens before you begin any section
and as soon as you click on the PROCEED button the timer immediately shows 1.14
this happens irrespective of the time you spend reading the directions.
The reason why it shows 1:14 when you click proceed is because the time reduces by 1 second from 1:15:00 to 1:14:49. The software doesn't dispay seconds until you're down to the last few minutes.
Time begins when the directions for the first type of question appears.