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Clock Block time management during the exam

I'm having tough time with timing on each block. I usually spend too much time on the earlier questions and then have only 3-5 mins left for the last 8-10 questions.

Any advice on improving time management during the exam?
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Before reading the question, SKIM through the answers and last sentence of the question to know where the question is shooting.

Reading the -sometimes very long- question while having a certain system/subject at the back of your head, will allow you to read it much quicker.
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Before reading the question, SKIM through the answers and last sentence of the question to know where the question is shooting.

Reading the -sometimes very long- question while having a certain system/subject at the back of your head, will allow you to read it much quicker.

Nice Advice .. but isn't reading the Q before the answers better ? cause this way u'll come up with answers regardless of the GIVEN answers

it's like u don't pick the answer before reading the Q ... Get my point ?
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Here s my advice. If its a long question first read the last sentence , then go back and read the whole question , make up an answer in ur head and try to find a matching answrer of the choises. If they dont match , start ruling out answer and if u come to 2 answers take ur fifty/fifty and run.
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Here s my advice. If its a long question first read the last sentence , then go back and read the whole question , make up an answer in ur head and try to find a matching answrer of the choises. If they dont match , start ruling out answer and if u come to 2 answers take ur fifty/fifty and run.

I guess my prob is that I've been tricked by questions here and there d/t misreading. so what i do now is read the question thoroughly and read all the answer choices and try to figure out why the incorrect choices are incorrect and correct choices correct. takes up a lot of time to figure all that out.
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I guess my prob is that I've been tricked by questions here and there d/t misreading. so what i do now is read the question thoroughly and read all the answer choices and try to figure out why the incorrect choices are incorrect and correct choices correct. takes up a lot of time to figure all that out.
Trying to eliminate choices this way is good but it shouldn't be taking you too long. If it does, maybe you need to refresh your memory or brush-up on topics that's hard for you to recall.

Also, it helps if you know when to let go. If you find yourself dwelling too much, mark the question and move on. During tests, you know what you know and what you don't. Time is important. Mark and move on.
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