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

It is currently 10 Jul 2014, 02:52

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

Timing suggestions/guidelines for each Question Type

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Posts: 394
Location: Boston, MA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Timing suggestions/guidelines for each Question Type [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2006, 13:37
Hey Guys,
I know this is talked about a bit in the study books, but I'd like to hear the guidelines on timing you all try to stick to for each question type - PS, DS, CR, SC and RC. Lately, I'm shooting for around 2 min per question when doing my practice questions. Which is probably why I'm rushing through and guessing on the last 5 questions in practice tests...:roll: And do you stick to these time limits during practice Q's as well?

I know this is very specific to each person's strengths but I am interested in your guidelines, if you have any.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Dec 2005
Posts: 99
Location: Houston, Texas
Followers: 2

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

 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2006, 14:54
Personally, the 2-minute rule of thumb worked out very well for me. All I had to do was check the time remaining against the number of questions remaining, and I was good. in fact, I never fell below the 2-minute-per-remaining-question pace, and that helped me stay calm and comfortable.

730 in the real thing, 42/96% verbal, 48/86% Quant, 6.0 AWA.

Good luck.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 17 Feb 2006
Posts: 94
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2006, 18:16
I would essentially be repeating the info in my PR books, and well, I don't get paid to do that like they do! So I honestly (and respectfully) suggest you put those strategies to the test and really work them to see what works for you. It can be very individualized, but in general I found the PR strategies to be very effective.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Sep 2005
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2006, 11:56
i've heard one strategy that seemed to work - divide the test and time into 3s. Meaning - give yourself 25 mins to do 1/3 of the test, but give yourself a little more time for the first 3rd and less for the last 3rd because the initial problems are worth more. I used this as well as a general 2 mins per problem within that frame to keep me on track within each 3rd and it worked well for me. I finished both sections just on time. The best thing is to take lots of practice tests, you'll develop a sense for where you are in the test and whether you're on pace or not. This is especially usefull in the Verb section because it is a little tricky. The RC sections throw you're timing off with all the reading. But if you keep pace on the questions themselves you'll do fine.
  [#permalink] 25 Mar 2006, 11:56
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Thoughts | Steps for attacking each type of question ashutoshr 0 18 Dec 2013, 08:01
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Strategies for each CR Question Type ! igloo 3 14 Sep 2012, 01:30
how to time myself for each question type while practicing? anshisalvatore 1 12 Jan 2012, 07:00
1 Time for each type of questions chigiwigi 4 16 Aug 2011, 09:38
Weight for each type of question? jqlgoblue 0 17 Jun 2007, 07:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Timing suggestions/guidelines for each Question Type

  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®.