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New post 05 Jan 2019, 03:05
should we skip a question in quant if it is taking more than 3 minutes ?
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New post 05 Jan 2019, 07:03
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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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New post 05 Jan 2019, 08:09
Hi siddharth19,

Welcome to gmatclub!

You can find the timing strategies here:
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Everything You Need to Know about GMAT Time Management

Hope this helps!
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New post 06 Jan 2019, 00:38
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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New post 07 Jan 2019, 21:15
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.

All that said, how have you been scoring on your practice exams? What is your GMAT score goal? You may find it helpful to read this article about timing strategies for a higher quant score.

Good luck!
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