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How much time should be allocated for every question?

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January 31st 2015 AN ACCA USER 4,700 Points

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It should be 1.8 minute per mark. You should divide each separate part of a question according to this time limit. e.g 22 minutes [12*1.8] for part a (12 marks) of Q1. If you allocate the time for whole question you'll spend more on some parts and end up leaving rest of the parts of the same question.

If you think you need more of planning before attempting you can allocate 1.5 minute per mark. For this make sure you have practiced past exams under time limit so that you can write faster in less time.

February 18th 2015 AN ACCA USER 5,330 Points
+4 Votes

I would keep 1.3 minutes for every mark, it builds in a contingency in case you spend too much time on a given question. Also it gives you a bit of spare time at the end to go back and check or answer any unanswered questions.

February 5th 2015 AN ACCA USER 3,110 Points
+3 Votes

1 mark gets 1.8 minutes. In theory papers, division is like this:
Per 1 Mark, 0.3 Minutes of reading time and 1.5 Minutes of writing time.
Whenever the question(or part) reaches its time limit, one SHOULD move on to next.

February 21st 2015 AN ACCA USER 1,250 Points
+2 Votes

1.7 or 1.6 min for every mark.

January 31st 2015 AN ACCA USER 4,700 Points
Edited January 31th 2015 AN ACCA USER
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For a 3 hour-paper it's 1.8 minutes per mark.

February 6th 2015 AN ACCA USER 8,970 Points