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27 Feb 2018, 23:58
Hi experts !!

I have been taking certain mock tests but I am not being able to complete the sections. Yesterday I took the GMAT prep mock test and scored 530. The score got very low as I was left with around 10 verbal questions and 7 of quant.

Please tell me what is the penalty of skipping 1 question.

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28 Feb 2018, 01:49
Hi SonalSinha803 ,

Here is the thing. No one in the world can answer you this question except GMAC themselves.

As far as I know, leaving a question answered may lead to varying negative marking.

Logically, I am doing very good and I encounter a question of 700+ level and I miss answering it, I may have more negative marking than if I would have left a question of low difficulty level.

Again, this is my assumption and I might be wrong.

Please note that it is strictly not recommended to leave any question answered.

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28 Feb 2018, 09:00
SonalSinha803 wrote:
Hi experts !!

I have been taking certain mock tests but I am not being able to complete the sections. Yesterday I took the GMAT prep mock test and scored 530. The score got very low as I was left with around 10 verbal questions and 7 of quant.

Please tell me what is the penalty of skipping 1 question.

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As per the various discussions in this forum and the feedback received from some testprep companies, leaving a question gives you more penalty than answering a question wrong. Hence, it is strongly recommended to try not to leave any questions at the end. It is hard to tell what is the penalty for skipping 1 question.
Following are some links with strategies to improve timing on Gmat:
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28 Feb 2018, 09:25
Hello Sonal,

Its very simple logic, If you skip any question then its considered as a wrong answer.

In your case, you have skipped 10 Verbal and 7 Quant, GMAT Software calculated your score in -ve for those 17 Questions.
Its better to answer those questions as it may chance by luck few of those question may right.

I hope you understood what I have to convey.
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01 Mar 2018, 00:04
Thankyou guys....I am trying to pace up and I believe that would also require me to improve my concentration level with the timing pressure..

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01 Mar 2018, 10:23
All the best !!!!
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