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How do I ensure that I do not have any “Missed Opportunities” in the GMAT?

How do I ensure that I do not have any “Missed Opportunities” in the GMAT?
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In the last article, we learned how a student can do certain things during the test such that she misses out on concrete opportunities to demonstrate her real ability in the test.  We saw how this can lead to a score that reflects less than the real ability of the student.

In this article, we will see how a small measure can help.

Essentially, the principle is that one should spend optimum time in the test to solve questions that are in one’s areas of strengths and one should be smart enough to recognize when a question is from an area that is beyond one’s reach.  Thus, one should be cognizant of one’s strengths and weaknesses.  And this understanding is natural if one prepares in the right manner.

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One more understanding is very important is that spending more time than takt time for a particular question is not a productive activity.  So, learn when to give up on questions.

Thus, to summarize these are the two things that one should take care of during preparation and utilize this knowledge during the test to avoid missing opportunities to score higher.

  1. Be cognizant of your strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Learn when to give up on questions – recognize your takt time for each kind of question.

With this, you have taken a very concrete step to ensure that you get the right insights regarding your ability when you invest your precious time on taking the SIGma-X mock tests.

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