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More weightage for RC in GMAT?

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More weightage for RC in GMAT?

Post Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:38 am
I heard from my friend that in GMAT, RC carries greater weightage than CR and SC. Is that true?

He said that in GMATPrep, he got only 1 wrong in RC, 4 in CR and 7 in SC and still got a score 41 !

This may sound silly, but I am worried because RC is my weakest area Crying or Very sad

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Post Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:06 pm
Anaira Mitch wrote:
I too heard the same thing, is this true?
Does ratio goes RC>CR>SC.
Given the complexity of the algorithm, we can't assume this is true. Because different problems will be assigned different weights depending on their difficulty level, and you're sure to see a range of difficulty within each section, it's not safe to conclude that one type of question is more valuable than another type. So don't try to game the system by focusing a disproportionate amount of your study time on one category. Strive for broader mastery.

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Post Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:35 am
You also have to remember that there are EXPERIMENTAL QUESTIONS on every real GMAT - questions that won't count toward your overall score. If you try to overweight one question type over others, you may be spending time on questions that don't count at the expense of questions that do.

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Post Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:06 pm
Anaira Mitch wrote:
I too heard the same thing, is this true?
Does ratio goes RC>CR>SC.
Given the complexity of the algorithm, we can't assume this is true. Because different problems will be assigned different weights depending on their difficulty level, and you're sure to see a range of difficulty within each section, it's not safe to conclude that one type of question is more valuable than another type. So don't try to game the system by focusing a disproportionate amount of your study time on one category. Strive for broader mastery.

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Post Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:35 am
You also have to remember that there are EXPERIMENTAL QUESTIONS on every real GMAT - questions that won't count toward your overall score. If you try to overweight one question type over others, you may be spending time on questions that don't count at the expense of questions that do.

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I too heard the same thing, is this true?
Does ratio goes RC>CR>SC.

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