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Time for each type of questions [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 09:38
Friends, I was wondering, has anybody figured out what is the approximate time which should be spent on each type of verbal question during an exam, obviously it depends on the strength of each individual, but are there clear guidelines as to how much I should be devoting to sentence correction, critical reasoning and comprehension reading?
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General guidelines:

Quantitative: 2 minutes; max of 2.5 minutes
Sentence Correction: 1 minute 15 seconds; max of 2 minutes
Critical Reasoning: 2 minutes; max of 2.5 minutes
Reading Comprehension: 2 to 3 minutes to read (depending upon length); 1 minute for general questions; 1.5 to 2 minutes for specific questions

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Re: Time for each type of questions [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 10:38
What you want to do is make sure you're on the clock per interval. Here's a trick that work for me.

Write down this on your scratch pad:
Q1 - 75
Q5 - 67
Q10 - 58
Q15 - 49
Q20 - 40
Q25 - 31
Q30 - 22
Q35 - 13
Q40 - 4

I give myself 7 minutes to hit the start of question 5 then 9 minutes per every 5 questions. Fall behind and try to catch up. Too fast and slow yourself down. Do the same for math except 10 minutes per every 5 questions. You'll build up buffer times with easier qtns and have more time for the difficult ones. But the timing schedule will make sure you don't get obsessed with any one question.
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Re: Time for each type of questions [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2011, 10:36
Thanks guys, that's very helpful
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Re: Time for each type of questions [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2011, 19:03
See this thread for additional details:

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