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# Minimum time for each GMAT question?

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18 Aug 2009, 19:32
I've told that I should spend at least 20 seconds doing each GMAT question otherwise the question will not be scored. Is it true??
Anybody could give me further explaination? Thx
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18 Aug 2009, 20:25
A number of people believe that theory.

The reality is that nobody knows, but there is a good chance that GMAC makes it harder to guess questions right, and has a rule (which in my mind makes sense - you want the abilities to decide the score, not a chance). I would probably see it closer to 10 than 20.

Not sure if this is the answer you were looking for, but I would say there i a good chance this is so. Plan to answer every question and spend some time on it. You will get the best/highest score if you don't have to guess any questions - that's the only way to guarantee it.

P.S. If you try to take GMATPrep - it does not have this behavior built into it, but it is missing other features as well, so don't base your GMAT understanding on the gmatprep software.
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18 Aug 2009, 20:28
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19 Aug 2009, 05:12
Wow...I would find that hard to believe, penalize someone because they can get to the core of the problem very quickly? I would think they score it, but the next problem is extremely difficult....
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19 Aug 2009, 05:58
It seems unlikely, but this is the first that I've heard of it. It is actually possible to answer a question correctly in 20 seconds, so I'd be surprised if that's the threshold. Easy DS and easy one-word SC questions come to mind when I think of 20 second answers.

You're unlikely to solve very many questions in anywhere near 20 seconds on test day though. It's always worth double checking the question and the answer if you solve a question that quickly.
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19 Aug 2009, 06:48
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Folks,

This goes along with the misconception that the schools only receive your last three scores. According to GMAC:

should-i-take-gmat-the-third-time-82573.html?view-post=619072#p619072
mohater wrote:
Hi phoenix09,

Per GMAC's website:

http://www.gmac.com/gmac/thegmat/gmatscores/

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An Official GMAT Score Report shows each of these scores; in cases of repeat testing, the score report will show all of the test taker's GMAT scores for the past five years.

As long as a score is still within the 5 year window, it will show up on the score report to the schools.

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19 Aug 2009, 08:05
mohater wrote:
Folks,

This goes along with the misconception that the schools only receive your last three scores. According to GMAC:

should-i-take-gmat-the-third-time-82573.html?view-post=619072#p619072
mohater wrote:
Hi phoenix09,

Per GMAC's website:

http://www.gmac.com/gmac/thegmat/gmatscores/

Quote:
An Official GMAT Score Report shows each of these scores; in cases of repeat testing, the score report will show all of the test taker's GMAT scores for the past five years.

As long as a score is still within the 5 year window, it will show up on the score report to the schools.

FULLY AGREE !!!
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