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by Rich.C@EMPOWERgmat.com » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:12 pm
Hi born,

1) Getting the first two questions wrong will NOT, on its own, keep you from getting a high score. You can get the first question wrong and still score an 800, so there's no way that getting the first two questions wrong would be that devastating to your score. That having been said, if the first two questions are fairly easy and you get them wrong, then that's a missed opportunity to pick up points.

2) The GMAT prep software does have a limited number of questions, and by extension, a limited number of difficult questions. If your point is to complain about that, then you should keep in mind that the material is the most realistic on the market (since the questions once appeared on actual GMAT exams) and it's free.

3) The difficulty level of the GMAT does NOT go up almost immediately. There might be some questions among the first 3-4 that you find challenging, but that doesn't necessarily make them hard questions. Your approach to solving them might be the problem.

Upon reviewing any CAT that you take, keep a log of the questions that you got wrong and WHY you got them wrong. I'll bet that, in most cases, you're making a silly mistake (as opposed to facing a really hard question).

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com

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