The Quantitative section of the GMAT Test measures basic mathematical skills. It tests a candidate's understanding of elementary concepts in mathematics learnt at school and the ability to reason quantitatively. The section involves solving quantitative problems, reasoning using quantitative techniques and interpreting graphic data.
Preparing for the GMAT Quant section would involve learning and mastering concepts in
- Elementary Algebra and
- Basic Geometry
Here is a list of topics in Math that a candidate should include in his or her GMAT preparation plan. The list is only a representative indicator of what needs to be prepared for and does not include all areas tested in GMAT.
Topics in Arithmetic
Number Systems & Number Theory
Profit & Loss
Simple & Compound Interest
Speed, Time & Distance
Pipes, Cisterns & Work Time
Simple & Weighted Averages
Ratio, Proportion & Variation
Mixtures & Alligation.
Topics in Algebra / Modern Math
Permutation & Combination; Probability
Arithmetic & Geometric Progression
and Basic statistics.
Topics in Geometry
Basic concepts in Geometry
Coordinate Geometry and
Sample GMAT Problem Solving Question
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About third of the questions in the GMAT Quantitative Section comprising 37 questions are data sufficiency questions.