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# How do I know if the GMAT took in account my last question?

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13 Jan 2018, 04:16
Hi all,

Yesterday I took my first GMAT and it wasn't great... 680 Q46 V38 ; what really surprised me was the very low score on the verbal, on all the simulation test I did I never took less than 40 (more often 44/45). I am wondering if I might not have answered in time the last question , both in the QUANT and VERBAL; I chose an option but in both cases I ran out of time before clicking "next" and confirming the answer....
Did someone have a similar experience? How can I find out ? I am looking at the ESR on mba.com but it doesn't report if you answered all the questions or not!!!
Many thanks to all

Teo
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13 Jan 2018, 06:56
teone83 wrote:
Hi all,

Yesterday I took my first GMAT and it wasn't great... 680 Q46 V38 ; what really surprised me was the very low score on the verbal, on all the simulation test I did I never took less than 40 (more often 44/45). I am wondering if I might not have answered in time the last question , both in the QUANT and VERBAL; I chose an option but in both cases I ran out of time before clicking "next" and confirming the answer....
Did someone have a similar experience? How can I find out ? I am looking at the ESR on mba.com but it doesn't report if you answered all the questions or not!!!
Many thanks to all

Teo
V38 is not a low score (it's 85%). If you don't confirm your answer, it won't be counted. The GMAT will think that that question was not attempted.
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13 Jan 2018, 07:26
teone83 wrote:
Hi all,

Yesterday I took my first GMAT and it wasn't great... 680 Q46 V38 ; what really surprised me was the very low score on the verbal, on all the simulation test I did I never took less than 40 (more often 44/45). I am wondering if I might not have answered in time the last question , both in the QUANT and VERBAL; I chose an option but in both cases I ran out of time before clicking "next" and confirming the answer....
Did someone have a similar experience? How can I find out ? I am looking at the ESR on mba.com but it doesn't report if you answered all the questions or not!!!
Many thanks to all

Teo

as far as I know, GMAT penalizes a test taker if he/she does not attempt all questions, and in the last question if someone choose an option(out of the 5 ans choices) but unable to submit withing the time, there is no penalty and no points.
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13 Jan 2018, 07:47
saswata4s wrote:
as far as I know, GMAT penalizes a test taker if he/she does not attempt all questions, and in the last question if someone choose an option(out of the 5 ans choices) but unable to submit withing the time, there is no penalty and no points.
The penalty is applied. Not confirming is exactly the same as not attempting a question.
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13 Jan 2018, 09:30
First of all thanks for your answers!
To investigate in detail this matter I have decided to order an ERS from GMAT; In the ERS (enhanced report score ) it states that I have answered all of the questions both in QUANT and VERB, even though I can guarantee you I didn't confirm the last answer in both cases....may be I didn't get any penalty but the answer was not taken in account?
The ERS says: " you have completed 41 of the 41 questions in the verbal section". I guess that for completed it means I answered them?
Anyone else can share his/her own experience?
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14 Jan 2018, 12:09
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In GMATprep, the system accepts the answer that was not submitted.

See here verbal #11:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-so ... l#p1171779

teone83

Could you post your ESR here?

There are shortcuts for "next" and "confirm". You might find this post helpful as using shortcuts can save a lot of time during the test:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/time-saving- ... 22198.html
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