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# How many RC passages in general come in GMAT ?

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25 Jul 2012, 08:04
Can some one tell how many RC passages in general come in GMAT ?
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25 Jul 2012, 09:42
Usually three or four, but there are no guarantees!
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25 Jul 2012, 20:09
How good is the probability of getting 4 RCs ?
I gave gmatprep test and each time encountered just 3 RCs.
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26 Jul 2012, 00:53
Hi smartmanav, I don't know the answer to that! In fact, no one really does except the folks that write the GMAT. It's possible to speculate based on data across multiple GMATprep tests, but even if we could figure it out, the information wouldn't be very useful anyway.
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12 Aug 2012, 07:21
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Can some one tell how many RC passages in general come in GMAT ?

The number of RCs vary ,but the number of questions would be in the range 12-15. That being said , its possible to see these questions spread over 3 or 4 or worst case 5 RCs.
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18 Aug 2013, 08:04
do all RC passages have the same length?
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RC passages can be characterized as short or long passages. Short passages are 2-3 paragraphs, less than 50 lines, and usually have 3 questions. Long passages have 3-4 paragraphs, more than 50 lines, and usually have 4 questions.

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In OG passages, lines are numbered, is it the same in the real test?

also many of the OG passages consist of along one or two paragraphs which makes it harder for skimming approach people. any advice on that matter?
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31 Aug 2013, 16:13
Yes in fact many of the arguably harder passages have fewer paragraphs. You can't quickly read the beginning of each paragraph..since there is only one. It will require a more skilled reading pass-through to get what's going on. Try the rc pill strategy.

Most exams will have 3-5 passages. It would be extremely unusually if you had passages outside of this range. Expect anywhere from 1-6 paragraphs per passage.

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