What is usual Penalty

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What is usual Penalty

by thunderdan » Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:38 am
I had taken GMAT couple of years ago and got 570. I remember running out of time in verbal and leaving 3 questions unanswered. Anybody has approximate idea of what the penalty is for leaving 3 questions in a section unanswered??

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Re: What is usual Penalty

by thunderdan » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:20 pm
Can someone reply to this please.
thunderdan wrote:I had taken GMAT couple of years ago and got 570. I remember running out of time in verbal and leaving 3 questions unanswered. Anybody has approximate idea of what the penalty is for leaving 3 questions in a section unanswered??

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by DanaJ » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:23 pm
The reason you're not getting any replies is because no one can know for sure. Leaving blanks ensures you get a string of wrong answers, which will surely affect your score. How much, that's really hard to say.

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by myohmy » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:23 pm
No one can answer because no one knows the GMAT algorithm. There is a significant penalty attached to leaving things blank (which is why it's better to fly through the last 5 in 3 minutes than spend all your time on #33 and not even get to #34-37, but no one knows exactly how much it hurts you to leave things blank.

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by myohmy » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:24 pm
Whoops -- crossposted with DanaJ!

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hmm

by JeffB » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:37 pm
I thought I heard it was 2-3% for every question left blank?

Either way, It's a significant penalty. Try to practice your timing so you aren't face with this issue.

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by cramya » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:51 pm
I left the last Q unanswered in Verbal and I was thinking may be I lost 10 points or so. Like other users have pointed out it's hard to say since no one has or can decipher the gmat scoring algorithm.

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