Advantage Testing GMAT Q&A
Does the GMAT penalize incorrect answers?
The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test. While there are no wrong-answer penalties per se, the computer will present different questions depending on your prior responses. An accurate response to a question will generally, but not necessarily, result in a more difficult question. For example, in the Quantitative Reasoning section, because several topics are being tested, a correct answer on an arithmetic question might lead to a more difficult arithmetic question or a relatively easier geometry question.
Questions cannot be skipped or returned to after they are answered. There is a severe penalty for not finishing the test, so be sure to answer every question in a timely fashion and to always keep track of time remaining so that you can complete the section in the last minute if you have not already done so.
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