Can You Skip Questions on the GMAT?

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Since the 2023 release of the GMAT Focus Edition, many MBA applicants have been wondering, “Can you skip questions on the GMAT Focus?”

Find out the answer to this question, as well as how omitting questions affects your GMAT score and how to handle questions you're not able to answer on your exam:

Can You Skip Questions on the GMAT?

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Re: Can You Skip Questions on the GMAT?

by Indrayani23 » Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:50 pm
Nope, skipping questions on the GMAT is a no-go. The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test, which means it adjusts the difficulty of questions based on your answers. So, every question counts!

Here's why skipping might not be the best strategy:

Keeping the Score Meter Happy: The GMAT uses your answers to figure out your skill level. If you skip a question, the test can't gauge your ability and might not give you the most accurate score reflection.

Guessing can be Golden (Sometimes): Even if you're stuck, taking an educated guess is better than leaving it blank. Every question has a chance of being answered correctly, and sometimes a lucky guess can make a difference.

Here are some better tactics for those tricky questions:

Educated Guessing is Your Friend: If you're truly stumped, try to eliminate answer choices that you know are wrong. This increases your odds of landing on the correct answer.

Flagging for Review: Most GMAT platforms allow you to flag questions and come back to them later. If you have time remaining, revisit these flagged questions and see if you can solve them with a fresh perspective.

Time Management is Key: Practice good pacing during your prep tests. This will help you avoid spending too much time on a single question and leaving others unanswered.

Remember, the goal is to show your best possible understanding of the material. So, use your time wisely and don't be afraid to make an educated guess on questions you're unsure about.
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