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# GMAT PREP TEST

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24 Oct 2018, 21:53
I appeared for GMAT Prep free Mock test II, before couple of days. I was going particularly slow in Verbal because I was left with some spare time and a poor score in the last mock. This time, when I reached question number 27, I had send 1.5 minutes per question. I already had 3 RC passages in the exam (9 questions). Moving slowly when I reached the 33rd question, I found an RC passage with just 2.5 minutes at hand.
I typically take 5 minutes to read a passage. I panicked and guessed in all 4 questions, only one of them turned out to be correct and last 3 were consecutive wrongs.
Though I had a decent score 730(Q49, V39), I wonder if the situation could have been handled in a better way
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24 Oct 2018, 23:30
Well, the best way is to not let this situation recur in future. This seems to be quite feasible in your case, since you seem to have consciously gone slow in Verbal, in your latest mock.

If you do however, again land up in a similar situation in Verbal in future tests, leaving the questions might be a better strategy than to randomly mark them (might fetch you a couple of points; not drastically alter your score).

Best is to however, avoid getting into this situation.
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28 Oct 2018, 17:05
Hi singh8891,

So, how was your timing in the previous exams? Also, how were you scoring in your previous exams?

Your main issue here seems to be that you purposely went slow in the verbal section, right?? I understand that you may be gun-shy because of how things went with your previous exam; however, purposely slowing down probably is not the answer. On your next practice exam, if you have extra time, you need to be aware that another Reading Comprehension passage will show up.

On another note, panicking is a score-killer. So, any time you feel the urge to panic while taking the GMAT, you need to just continue to do your best to get correct answers, rather than compounding whatever issue is causing you to feel like panicking.

So, let’s see how things go with your next practice exam. Feel free to report back with any updates.

Good luck!
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29 Oct 2018, 19:10
singh8891 wrote:
Though I had a decent score 730(Q49, V39), I wonder if the situation could have been handled in a better way
That's a really good score! Take more tests, and focus on your timing. Keep track of the number of passages so that you're always aware how many are left.
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31 Oct 2018, 03:06
With just 2.5 mins left, I think guessing is the only tactic which can come to anyone’s rescue however as rightly advised by others, keeping a track of number of RCs you’ve encountered and managing pace accordingly definitely helps. Be ready to see 4 RCs on the real exam, hence if you have done only 3 by the time you’re on 30th qns, keep at least 10-12 mins reserved for the remaining 6 qns

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