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# PS doubt

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05 Jan 2019, 02:05
should we skip a question in quant if it is taking more than 3 minutes ?
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05 Jan 2019, 06:03
siddharth19 wrote:
should we skip a question in quant if it is taking more than 3 minutes ?

You cannot skip a question on GMAT as you to answer each question.

So, if you are finding that you have not got head and tail of a question in 1-1&1/2 minutes, try to get a intelligent guess by eliminating some wild choices.
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05 Jan 2019, 07:09
Hi siddharth19,

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05 Jan 2019, 23:38
thanku chetan2u for your advice , yes by skipping i meant that only , that if i am not able to get the head and tail of a question in 1-1.5 min , i should make an educated guess and move on .
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07 Jan 2019, 20:15
Hi siddharth19,

You ask a really good question. To know when to give up on a question, you need to trust your instincts and follow your internal clock. 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 (or even up to 3 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.

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