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# A good strategy?

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13 Aug 2010, 14:22
Hi all,

I was speaking with a colleague today who took the GMAT 18 months ago. He claims that he spent a large proportion of his time on the first half of the questions as the GMAT heavily weights the first 10 or so questions. If he ran out of time towards the end, he would just click 'C' for the rest of the questions thereby giving him a 25% chance of getting them right.
Now, this seems a rather risky strategy to me but this guy got through, any thoughts?

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13 Aug 2010, 14:37
This is a perpetual myth that just won't go away. Check out this link for discussions on this very topic:

are-the-1st-10-questions-really-that-important-94459.html?hilit=myth

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13 Aug 2010, 15:46
Clicking C gives you a 20% chance of getting them right

You can't trick the test - quite a few smart folks tried. I believe only one succeeded back in the 70's. (Paper) by shading the cells a certain way. What score did your friend get?
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13 Aug 2010, 16:24
I think its better to cover all questions equally if you are well prepared.
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14 Aug 2010, 07:51
On last questions use POE and eliminate as many options as you can and then choose from rest of the choices.
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