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## Effect of time and weight on raw score.

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#### Effect of time and weight on raw score.

Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:20 pm
Firstly, I would like to thank both Eric and GMAC for this is new great initiative. It would not only help folks better understand the test but also clear lots of myths and doubts.

I have two questions to ask:

1) Does the test factors the time spent answering a question in the score ? For instance, someone spent quite a long time (say 4-5 min) answering an easy question or someone made a guess and marked the answer in say 5-10 sec. Is the algorithm designed to identify and factor that into the score or it just tracks whether the question is answered correctly ?

2) Are all the three sections in verbal equally weighed or a particular section has more importance than the other ?

Many thanks.

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Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:39 am
sui generis wrote:
Firstly, I would like to thank both Eric and GMAC for this is new great initiative. It would not only help folks better understand the test but also clear lots of myths and doubts.

I have two questions to ask:

1) Does the test factors the time spent answering a question in the score ? For instance, someone spent quite a long time (say 4-5 min) answering an easy question or someone made a guess and marked the answer in say 5-10 sec. Is the algorithm designed to identify and factor that into the score or it just tracks whether the question is answered correctly ?

2) Are all the three sections in verbal equally weighed or a particular section has more importance than the other ?

Many thanks.
Great questions!
1) The test does not factor in time spent answering individual questions when calculating your score.

2) Your score is calculated by the difficulty level of questions answered; no "type" of question (sentence correction, reading comprehension, etc) carries more weight in calculating your score.

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