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Hi Jim

I take more time to understand word problems, so IR is taking time and miss out few words or details and usually get one of the two sub questions wrong,i am able to answer only 8 or 9 questions in IR

Even in run out of time in Maths and verbals sections

or make plenty of guesses during last 10 questions in maths

and in verbal last 4 to 5 questions and if i get a passage even a short one at question number 36,i find it very difficult to read and mostly guess the answers matching words from the passage

Regards

Ganesh

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Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:05 am
Ganesh hatwar wrote:
Hi Jim

I take more time to understand word problems, so IR is taking time and miss out few words or details and usually get one of the two sub questions wrong,i am able to answer only 8 or 9 questions in IR

Even in run out of time in Maths and verbals sections

or make plenty of guesses during last 10 questions in maths

and in verbal last 4 to 5 questions and if i get a passage even a short one at question number 36,i find it very difficult to read and mostly guess the answers matching words from the passage

Regards

Ganesh
Hi Ganesh,

We completely understand your problem areas. IR question demands different kind of reasoning skills to win over. All four sections of IR commands unique approach to solve the question in limited time.

e-GMAT has launched 15+ hours of interactive audio visual content on IR. These IR questions that are true reflection of Official Guide questions. It encompasses 35 concepts, 120+ original questions, and 2 full length Mock Tests.

We have discussed few approaches to solve Qaunt base, & Verbal based question.You may access Integrated Reasoning free trial for better understanding.

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Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:38 pm
Ganesh hatwar wrote:
Hi all
IR is considered easy by many
But i struggling with this section, I am getting 1 or 2 or only 3 correct
I always run short of time in this section.
Is there any penalty for not competing the IR section on Maths and verbal
Please suggest me way to improve In IR
Kind regards
Ganesh
Ganesh,

First off -- and the bold font is intentional here... THERE IS NO "CARRYOVER" EFFECT FROM IR TO QUANT/VERBAL Think of them as completely separate tests!

That said, here's a great link with some thoughts about how to best fine-tune your time management skills -- http://www.manhattangmat.com/blog/index.php/2012/07/25/everything-you-need-to-know-about-time-management-part-1/. Take a look, and then ping me back with more specific questions.

Best,

-Brian

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