GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 23 May 2019, 00:51

### 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

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

# Dump cylinder/ multishape questions

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 19 Jun 2017
Posts: 48
GMAT 1: 660 Q39 V40
GMAT 2: 700 Q45 V41

### Show Tags

28 Aug 2017, 00:40
Hey guys,

Go my GMAT coming up on Monday and during practice, i find that in order to put together all the information and solve a question which involves cylinders and water levels/ cones, and multishapes that involve 3+ shapes (including trapezoids), it takes me roughly 4-5 minutes. Are these worth the headache? I'm not very strong at quant and I do struggle on other questions, so would it be advisable to straight guess these and move on? (30 secs max)

I've done the Empower gmat course and Rich advises to dump these as they matter very little to the final score. The only reason i'm in a conundrum is because regardless of everything (time taken to solve), I inevitably end up with a correct answer.

Also, which are other good candidates for guessing and moving on? 3 Overlapping sets maybe?

Thanks!
Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Mar 2011
Posts: 278
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
Re: Dump cylinder/ multishape questions  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Aug 2017, 01:07
1
calappa1234 wrote:
Hey guys,

Go my GMAT coming up on Monday and during practice, i find that in order to put together all the information and solve a question which involves cylinders and water levels/ cones, and multishapes that involve 3+ shapes (including trapezoids), it takes me roughly 4-5 minutes. Are these worth the headache? I'm not very strong at quant and I do struggle on other questions, so would it be advisable to straight guess these and move on? (30 secs max)

I've done the Empower gmat course and Rich advises to dump these as they matter very little to the final score. The only reason i'm in a conundrum is because regardless of everything (time taken to solve), I inevitably end up with a correct answer.

Also, which are other good candidates for guessing and moving on? 3 Overlapping sets maybe?

Thanks!

Well yes you skip such questions if you're not comfortable with them and save time to focus more on the other ones.

There should ideally not be a specific question type people should skip. Figure out what your weak areas are and where you have low accuracy and end up wasting time. You should skip those questions because chances are you would get the wrong answer even if you dedicate 3-4 minutes and come up with some answer.

Take care though that you don't guess 2 questions in a row. Score will drop if you have consecutive incorrect answers.
_________________
+1 kudos if you find this useful
GMAT 1: 750 (Q50; V40; IR 8; AWA 5.5)
Debrief: https://gmatclub.com/forum/first-attempt-750-q50-v40-ir-8-awa-245721.html
Re: Dump cylinder/ multishape questions   [#permalink] 28 Aug 2017, 01:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by