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03 Jul 2003, 19:28
In one of the forums I came across the time one can spend on the GMAT questions:
CR-2 1/2 min, SC-1 1/2 min and rest all including RC 2 minutes

But when I'm practicing on the RC practice test of Kaplan, they have 18 questions and the time limit is 25 min thats gives us less than a minute for each question??????? Can anybody clarify on this.

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look at the book's strategies [#permalink]

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05 Jul 2003, 13:22
The book you have should explain the timing strategies - it's not just the type of question, it's the first 10-15 questions, no matter what type, that you should spend the most time on. They affect your score the most. If your book doesn't explain that well enough, try the Princeton Review book - the timing strategies they teach work really, really well.
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05 Jul 2003, 16:22
aps_can wrote:
In one of the forums I came across the time one can spend on the GMAT questions:
CR-2 1/2 min, SC-1 1/2 min and rest all including RC 2 minutes

But when I'm practicing on the RC practice test of Kaplan, they have 18 questions and the time limit is 25 min thats gives us less than a minute for each question??????? Can anybody clarify on this.

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If you add those minutes up - you will get busted - that's too much time. You have 41 questions and 75 mins, so you should be spending under 2 mins a question - that schedule will make you sit till the next morning at the center

Here is the timing I tried to keep:

SC 0.5-1.3 minute
CR 1.5 min
RC 7 mins/passage

I tried to spend around 45 secs on the SC - I was fairly confident in my grammar skills - I love it since it is very much rule based. I love rules and I love to find loopholes. I love systems.

Anyway, this gets you the following outlook:

SC - you have 16 questions on the test or close
CR - 12 questions on the test or close
RC - 13 questions or close - 4 passages

As the result, you get 18 mins on CR; 16 mins on SC and you have 35 -40 mins left for Reading; this will get to about 7 mins a passage.

IN reading I would split it the following way: 5 mins for the passage and 2 mins for the questions - I learnt that if I spend extra time reading I answer questions faster and more confidently - so I need only 30 secs or less per questions if I read well.

Wow, I just shot it out.
I hope you can scoop something out of this.

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06 Jul 2003, 12:32
THANKS FOR THE CLARIFYING THE TIMING, IT WAS REALLY BUGGING ME FOR LAST SO MANY DAYS
Timing on the GMAT?   [#permalink] 06 Jul 2003, 12:32
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