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# GMAT exam stratergy (Skip questions on the exam?)

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28 Apr 2010, 11:15
I've taken the gmatprep test and Manhattan tests and I am never able to finish the tests. In the quants sec...I can usually complete 33/37 and verbal 35/41. So on later practice exams I started skipping the questions in the beginning if it was taking too much time to solve.

I wanted to find out how the scoring works? Is it better to take time and solve the questions in the beginning of the test even if I don't have time for 5 questions at the end or is it better to skip questions that are taking time to solve. How does each approach affect the scoring?

Exam is in 10 days. Any input would be appreciated.
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28 Apr 2010, 11:32
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There is a high penalty in leaving any question unanswered. So make sure you answer each and every question in the exam. Time management is very important, and you have to know when it's time to move on. I would suggest if you are stuck with any question for more than 2.5 mins please do an educated guess (and if you'v got no clue then do not hesitate to make a wild guess) and keep going. You may spend a little extra time in the initial questions (as they would decide which score-range will you end up). If you have a couple of mins left for last 4-5 questions, use process of elimination and guess if needed. Make sure you do not spend time re-reading the questions when you are running late.

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28 Apr 2010, 13:10
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I've taken the gmatprep test and Manhattan tests and I am never able to finish the tests. In the quants sec...I can usually complete 33/37 and verbal 35/41. So on later practice exams I started skipping the questions in the beginning if it was taking too much time to solve.

I wanted to find out how the scoring works? Is it better to take time and solve the questions in the beginning of the test even if I don't have time for 5 questions at the end or is it better to skip questions that are taking time to solve. How does each approach affect the scoring?

Exam is in 10 days. Any input would be appreciated.

The exact GMAT scoring methods are somewhat opaque, but I've read from ManhattanGMAT that the test penalizes somewhat strongly if you miss three questions in a row. Therefore, if you think you may have gotten two questions incorrect in a row , make sure you get the third question right.
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28 Apr 2010, 19:17
You can not "skip" a question on the exam. You must provide an answer before you may move on to the next question.

Missing lower ranked problems will hurt your score more than missing higher ranked problems. Missing consecutive questions will drop your score band down (how the exam assess your ability). Don't try and benchmark of "knowing" what you got wrong.

Leaving questions blank (not completing the test) hurts you more than incorrect answers. It is imperative you finish the test.
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30 Apr 2010, 05:45
ice789 wrote:
I've taken the gmatprep test and Manhattan tests and I am never able to finish the tests. In the quants sec...I can usually complete 33/37 and verbal 35/41. So on later practice exams I started skipping the questions in the beginning if it was taking too much time to solve.

I wanted to find out how the scoring works? Is it better to take time and solve the questions in the beginning of the test even if I don't have time for 5 questions at the end or is it better to skip questions that are taking time to solve. How does each approach affect the scoring?

Exam is in 10 days. Any input would be appreciated.

Hey ice,

You should never leave a question unanswered.. That carries a more negative impact in your exam.. If you are stuck up with the starting questions, that means the starting 10 questions, it is ok even if you spend sometime with those questions cox the first ten questions score are too important than the last ones.. So try to do make the first one right... If you are not able to do the remainin , jus go for a wild gues.. But make a pretty gud elimination and opt for t best one..

It will have more impact if you get set of 5 questions wrong... So prepare well and ROCK... all the best..

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