Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 10 Jul 2014, 08:42

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Penalty of Not answering

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 01 Apr 2006
Posts: 98
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Penalty of Not answering [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2006, 14:10
In my latest GMATprep, I scored a 690 41Q 44 V, however during the Q, I felt great, I could answer most questions and was thinking I was doing well. Got to #33, saw I had 10 minutes left, and got to work. Then, inexplilcably, TIME UP! Whaaa???

So, 33 counted becuase I was on it, and because I didn't answer it, it was wrong, but 34-37 were penalized. ( I missed 11 of 33 in all for a 41, I missed 15 of 37 yesterday and scored a 48)

Q1: has anyone else seen this, time all the sudden runing out ? (unless I worked the problem for 10 minutes, which I really don't believe--but possible)

Q2: how much of a penalty are unanswered questions?


Thanks!
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 11 Oct 2006
Posts: 21
Location: Indianapolis
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2006, 14:59
I haven't seen the case you described in question 1 - the time just inexplicably ran out for you? Do you mean to say it was a technical glitch?

As far as your second question is concerned - unanswered questions are a significant penalty I think. I've been having the same problems with completing the exams as well. If I'm not mistaken, the OG says that if you don't answer 5 questions on verbal your score can drop from a 90 percentile to a 75 percentile (strike rate being equal in both cases).

My advice? Focus on speed and try your best to complete all questions even if you are guessing on a couple of them here or there.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 01 Apr 2006
Posts: 98
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2006, 16:18
Wow, I haven't read that myself, but sounds severe!

I don't normally run out of time, but sometimes I do. I hate leaving a question knowing I can get it with a few more seconds! I have to be careful--it just means my Q is not sharp enough.

Most likely, the last ten minutes flew by so fast I didn't notice. But, I am about 50% sure that it was a glitch. I will never know. It's not a big deal (it is just a practice!). But, I thought I was on the way to a pretty good Q score. I need all the confidence I can get!
  [#permalink] 08 Dec 2006, 16:18
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Penalty for not answering questions batman08 1 18 May 2014, 19:29
GMAT wrong answer penalty SUNGMAT710 2 02 Aug 2013, 00:20
Penalty River10 1 15 Dec 2009, 11:31
Penalty for unmarked answers stevenzeng 0 11 May 2006, 08:00
Penalty mshorn 0 17 Nov 2005, 09:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Penalty of Not answering

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: bagdbmba, WaterFlowsUp



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.