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How do i increase my speed in quant??
Through analyzing my AIMCATs i get to know that i m pretty slow, and in order to increase my speed i end up committing silly mistakes ,so, the qa score looks like 15,16 correct and 4-5 incorrects.
If i don't rush i would be attempting around 15-16 questions which are anyway not enough.
I can do it but time pressure eats my score up all the time.
Please help me, as, i look to maximize my scores in qa/di
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  • @kpsg Well Kamalpreet as far as reading speed is concerne.... 24 Sep '13.
  • thanks a lot :smiley:. 24 Sep '13.

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@kpsg In such scenarios i used to first scan all the questions, and most of the times it happened that during scanning itself i used to filter out questions that i thought were easy. Because it hardly is the case that only tough questions are there in the set.
So once done with the easy questions you start getting confidence that you can do it. Your mind opens up after that initial confidence that you have gained while attempting easy questions first. In the process you have saved a lot of time also. Once you are done with the easy part, you will have enough time for the tougher questions.
But yes for all this you will have to give a minute or two initially in scanning all the questions properly.

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ok thanks.
i would try that, seems beneficial if i master the scanning thing.
And what about reading speed in RCs??
I read slow as well. I have read about many reading techniques some of them summarizing as to not read the words in your mind but rather scan 3-4 words in one go, understand their meaning and so on, but i completely fail in this technique, no comprehension at all until i read the full passage in my mind, as a result one RC=10 minutes.
so should i be slow and have a idea of solving just two RC's or should i look to increase reading speed??

Another question is i get around 80-90 percentiles in mocks (AIMCATs) occasionally got 90+ as well and considering i have 46 days left, do you think i have a chance to enter that prestigious 99+ window?????
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@kpsg Well Kamalpreet as far as reading speed is concerned you will have to read a lot. When you read a lot you tend to cover more things in less time. So say e.g. if you were targeting to read in a 'particular time period' during the day '5 articles', take it up to '7' now. Challenge yourself. Read more and more. Initially you will feel that you are reading more but you are not getting what you are reading, but with time you will realize that not only you are reading more but also you are comprehending better.
Better comprehension skills come only through sheer practice, there is no easy way out. And also reading habit developed now will stay with you forever and it will help you in the longer run.
So just keep working on it.
And for sure if you are aiming that 99+ club then you will have to increase the speed and maximize your attempts.
Also if you are consistently scoring in the late 80s and early 90s then definitely you can get 99+ in the CAT but for that you will have to increase the intensity now for the rest 46 days, and dont lose focus even if you end up getting low scores in any of the upcoming mocks. Just keep your confidence up. Because sometimes when you are trying a new strategy in mocks it happens that you end up getting lower scores (dont forget that you got a lower score because you were trying a new strategy).
So keep at it. All the best!!!!

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