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New post 26 Nov 2019, 04:43
Hi

I gave gmat prep test 3 today and could score 650 only , my main problem is running out of time in last 10 qsns in both quant nd verbal.
e.g. i scored v 34 today in test,i was left with only 12 mins when i was at qsn 24th,then a passage came which i just skipped, so another passage came after tht so i got panicked .
Same happens in quant ,m always left with 7-8 qsns and 7-8 mins in end .
I donot understand which qsn to skip and which to try because logically ,i hsould skip tough qsn which is taking moree time but i feel tht will be high scoring qsn so i stick to it.
Also i am not able to keep track of time spent on particular qsn.Plz help
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Hi vanam52923,

To know when to give up on a question, you need to trust your instincts and follow your internal clock (regardless of the difficulty of the question). For instance, let’s say you are 2 minutes into a question, but you know that you are on the right path; in that case, you’d want to keep going even if it took you 3 minutes to answer, right? After all, if you have fully mastered GMAT quant, then you should be in a position to answer some questions in 30 seconds, and thus it’s OK to spend more than 2 minutes on certain problems. On the other hand, say you are 60 or 90 seconds into a problem, and you know that you are going down a rabbit hole and likely will not be able to correctly answer the question. In that case, take an educated guess and keep things moving.
Also, you may find it helpful to read this article about Timing Strategies For a Higher GMAT Quant Score.

Feel free to reach out with further questions.

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Hi vanam52923,

Many Test Takers face pacing issues in the Quant section, the Verbal section or both - so you're not alone. That having been said, it's important to remember that pacing problems do NOT exist on their own - they're the results of OTHER problems. It's likely that you are approaching the overall Exam in inefficient ways (since most GMAT questions can be approached in more than one way, it's possible that "your way" is the "long way").

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
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