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# Why doesn't GMAC let you take the Verbal section before Quant?

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03 Apr 2017, 04:11
So I learned today that the order of the quant and verbal sections for the GRE isn't set in stone.

What if the order of the V and Q for the GMAT is randomized? I think that because of mental strain towards the end of the exam, candidates tend to score lower. I don't have proof of this. But wouldn't this put those who are much weaker at V at a disadvantage?
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03 Apr 2017, 04:20
Abulsirr wrote:
So I learned today that the order of the quant and verbal sections for the GRE isn't set in stone.

What if the order of the V and Q for the GMAT is randomized? I think that because of mental strain towards the end of the exam, candidates tend to score lower. I don't have proof of this. But wouldn't this put those who are much weaker at V at a disadvantage?

Yes, that is the whole game my friend.

This is done to check how strong you are that after so many efforts spent in AWA/IR/Quant, how you tackle the tough Verbal Questions.

Remember Managerial capabilities are tested here.
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It does! https://gmatclub.com/forum/big-gmat-changes-select-section-order-on-the-gmat-starting-july-242718.html

Also, unlike the GRE, the order of the sections on the GMAT has never been randomized. Until the introduction of the Select Section Order feature in July 2017, the order of the sections was always the same: 1) AWA, 2) IR, 3) Quant, and 4) Verbal.
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Originally posted by mcelroytutoring on 24 Feb 2018, 16:47.
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I posted this in April 2017 months before GMAC announced the new section selection test.

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I understand that, thanks. I wasn't trying to troll--just wanted to update this thread with new info, and clarify that GMAT section order has never been randomized.
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