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# Purposefully Answer First Few Q's Wrong?

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27 Jun 2013, 19:38
So a lot of people talk about the "first 5-10 question" myth... it seems like the answer is "no, don't worry about it, they're not super important"

I'm wondering, in the interest of saving time, getting the first 7 Quant questions wrong on purpose, you would then have ~75 minutes to do 30 questions, of obviously easier difficulty at first. Since the test is CAT, would this work? Maybe out of the next 10 you get only 1 wrong, and the test then readjusts again, and then you have a "regular" GMAT test for the remaining 20 questions, but now you have more time to do those 20 questions, and then the computer would 'adjust' over time to a regular score.

I don't want to seem like I'm even considering trying this, but I was just curious.
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27 Jun 2013, 22:37
kevdai wrote:
So a lot of people talk about the "first 5-10 question" myth... it seems like the answer is "no, don't worry about it, they're not super important"

I'm wondering, in the interest of saving time, getting the first 7 Quant questions wrong on purpose, you would then have ~75 minutes to do 30 questions, of obviously easier difficulty at first. Since the test is CAT, would this work? Maybe out of the next 10 you get only 1 wrong, and the test then readjusts again, and then you have a "regular" GMAT test for the remaining 20 questions, but now you have more time to do those 20 questions, and then the computer would 'adjust' over time to a regular score.

I don't want to seem like I'm even considering trying this, but I was just curious.

Why to make things complicated , i would rather concentrate on1st 27 questions, built up my score and then move on depending on time left.
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28 Jun 2013, 20:31
Sorry to burst your bubble, but that sounds like an absolutely awful strategy. If you make any "unforced" errors in those last 30 questions, your score will be terrible. Prateekbhatt is absolutely correct: start strong, convince the computer that you're awesome, and if you have to take a few lumps toward the end of the section, it won't hurt your score too badly.

If you're really curious about oddball guessing strategies, check out this thread: gmat-prep-software-analysis-and-what-if-scenarios-146146.html. A similar but older batch of GMATPrep experiments can be found here: un-scientific-analysis-of-gmatprep-64970-100.html.
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