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# RC marking scheme

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27 Jun 2018, 03:16
Guys,

Do we get marks in RC even if we get some questions out of total wrong or marks will only be awarded if all questions are correctly answered??
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27 Jun 2018, 15:31

With RC prompts, each question is scored individually (so you don't have to answer every RC question correctly to pick up points in the Verbal section). In Integrated Reasoning, there is NO 'partial credit' though, so if a prompt has 2-3 questions on the same page, then you have to correctly answer ALL of them to get the points.

It sounds like you're just beginning your studies. Is that true? Have you done any studying so far?

If you're just beginning, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a bit of practice first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the general content and question types first, then that's fine - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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27 Jun 2018, 17:53
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:

With RC prompts, each question is scored individually (so you don't have to answer every RC question correctly to pick up points in the Verbal section). In Integrated Reasoning, there is NO 'partial credit' though, so if a prompt has 2-3 questions on the same page, then you have to correctly answer ALL of them to get the points.

It sounds like you're just beginning your studies. Is that true? Have you done any studying so far?

If you're just beginning, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from http://www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a bit of practice first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the general content and question types first, then that's fine - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
Thanks a lot for the reply.
I have taken a date in oct'18.
I am trying to study for some time but due to job& family I am not able to study.
Also I am not confused where to start from.
I was thinking of preparing a bit before giving 1st exam as I know I won't score well if I sit now.
I have 9yrs of work experience in manufacturing industry. I want to get into top MBA colleges in world.
I don't have gr8 grades in graduation or schooling. I got 64.5% in BE mechanical & 65% in 12th.
Do you think I stand any chance to get admission in any top colleges?? If yes then how much score should I be aiming for??

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28 Jun 2018, 12:57

You're asking a number of "Admissions questions", so you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

If you've put in some study time already, then you really MUST take a FULL-LENGTH CAT (including the Essay and IR sections) sometime soon (perhaps this weekend). That initial diagnostic CAT is important - it helps to define your strengths and weaknesses and gives you a basis for comparison as you continue to study. Most Test Takers are not happy with that first CAT result, but that's not a big deal - the extra months of available study time are there so that you can IMPROVE on this initial practice result.

You can access 2 CATs for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

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28 Jun 2018, 17:18
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:

You're asking a number of "Admissions questions", so you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

If you've put in some study time already, then you really MUST take a FULL-LENGTH CAT (including the Essay and IR sections) sometime soon (perhaps this weekend). That initial diagnostic CAT is important - it helps to define your strengths and weaknesses and gives you a basis for comparison as you continue to study. Most Test Takers are not happy with that first CAT result, but that's not a big deal - the extra months of available study time are there so that you can IMPROVE on this initial practice result.

You can access 2 CATs for free from http://www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

I am planning to take my initial exam soon and will share my score with you all.

Would like to hear your thoughts on how to improve and how to proceed further.

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30 Jun 2018, 08:26
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For RC - the best way to improve is to practice.

I highly recommend Harvard Magazine articles? Why? Because they have a lot of short articles - that are very similar to what you might see on the GMAT exam -- usually 4-6 paragraphs citing some kind of social or science research.

Favorite this:
https://harvardmagazine.com/topic/Research

Look for where it says: "Select a topic:" - Humanities, Social Science, Science, International

Go to the above link and read some of the articles.You'll see these are almost the exact topics you will see on the actual GMAT exam.

Here's one example:

https://harvardmagazine.com/2018/02/how ... lationship

Are you able to quickly read through it - ideally without reading every word - and identify WHO is writing it and WHY they are writing it - WHAT's the whole point to the author spending time to write these passages?

These are great for RC comprehension - with practice, time management becomes a non-issue.

This is what we recommend for our students!

See if this video helps: http://www.gmatpill.com/readingcomprehension/intro.mp4

You can also get more RC Practice with our online question bank:

http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... questions/

---and the best material for RC is saved for our RC Pill course where we actually walk through dozens of RC passages showing you where to read and where not to read.

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