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# RC Timing

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Manager
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01 Apr 2012, 19:52
Hi All,

Could someone tell me suggested time for RC passages.

Short passages (4-5 ques)

Long passages (arnd 7 ques)

Thanks
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03 Apr 2012, 09:04
raviram80 wrote:
Hi All,

Could someone tell me suggested time for RC passages.

Short passages (4-5 ques)

Long passages (arnd 7 ques)

Thanks

Do not spend more than 2 minutes per question when you practice. e.g. if you have a passage with 5 questions, you should not take more than 10 minutes to read and answer the questions.
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12 Apr 2012, 01:31
I read gin's guide and he suggest 2-3 mins for the short, 5 m ins for the long one and 1 min/ question each. I am following his. Hope this help!
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31 Oct 2018, 08:34
Hi,

I have been following the RC Butler thread for a while now.

Now i want to practise with a timer.

Can someone please help with the No. of passages Gmat is testing on the new format ?? Is it 3 or 4 ?

Are these Passages short or long / how many questions each passage ? and in total on the test ?

How much time - should we spend on each passage with lets say 4 questions -in all ?
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06 Nov 2018, 09:13
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Hi Ratnaa19,

On the GMAT, you can expect a total of four Reading Comprehension passages divided into long passages (containing 4 questions) and short passages (containing 3 questions). However, you won’t always get the same number of long and short passages (you could see 2 long and 2 short or 1 long and 3 short).

Regarding timing, you should spend roughly 2 to 3 minutes reading the short passages and 3 to 4 minutes reading the long ones. Since you should have a rough idea of what you read after reading the passage, each question should take you roughly 30 seconds to 1.5 minutes and to answer. Thus, look to spend a total of about 6 to 8 minutes on each RC section.
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09 Nov 2018, 02:33
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Re: RC Timing   [#permalink] 09 Nov 2018, 02:33
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