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# Not attempting more penalizing than attempting wrong?

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03 Jun 2012, 01:39
Hello,

I read in OG that, in GMAT, leaving a question is more penalizing than attempting it wrong.

Say, in the quant section, within the stipulated time, I could complete only 33 out of 37 question. My sectional score was 47.

So, in last few seconds, instead of leaving the question nos. 34,35,36 and 37, I could have marked all "C" or any option of my choice and could have got score greater than or equal (in case all the guesses turn out to be wrong) to 47. Is this the case?

How does the scoring work in GMAT in case I attempt right/wrong/or No attempt?

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03 Jun 2012, 15:23
When you leave a question blank at the end of a section, and fail to even guess or attempt the question, not only do they mark the question wrong, but you ALSO get a penalty for not answering the question. So ALWAYS atleast make a guess on questions before time runs out. For example if you don't attempt 35, 36, and 37 and get a Q47, you may have gotten a higher score if you had guessed on 35, 36, and 37 and got all questions wrong b/c you wouldn't have been assessed the extra penalty for not answering questions
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03 Jun 2012, 23:26
Thanks GMATLA.
I was unaware of this scoring logic and ended up with unsolved questions and less score.
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