Time Allocation for Written Tasks Simulations

Manage your time on each testlet so you can complete all testlets.

Recall that each of the four testlets are independent. There are no time limits on individual testlets. Thus, you must budget your time so that you can complete all four testlets within the total time allowed. We believe that you should use the following time-allocation suggestions as a guide. See Study Unit 7 for specific time-management instructions.

Since BEC has a total testing time of 3 hours, we suggest that you allocate 60 minutes for the Written Communication testlet. You must also portion out your time for each of the three questions within the testlet: Spend no longer than 20 minutes on each response.

Testlet
Format
BEC
1
Multiple Choice
35
2
Multiple Choice
35
3
Multiple Choice
35
5
Written Tasks Simulation
60
165
“Extra time”
15
Total minutes allowed
180

See previous posts for Gleim Time Management on the BEC section.