No - it's either use the 2 mins. or whatever to read throught directions or lose that time and start your actual test questions.
The time for the directions doesn't get added on to your GMAT time. The directions are timed separately.
the directions are timed...but that time isn't part of the 75 mins. you get for each section. i think it's like 2 minutes or something like that for each set of instructions.
i didn't pay any attention to the directions, but once they showed up on screen i used the 2 mins. or so in each case to test out my marker and scribble a few formulae i keep forgetting etc etc.
You mean that, if we immediately do the job, ignore the direction, we will be plus 2 minutes?