The GMAT Quantitative Section
- Time: 75 minutes
- Format: 37 questions
- Tests: Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry
The GMAT Quantitative Section is designed to test your content and analytical knowledge of basic math concepts, including arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. The section consists of two question types: Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving.
What in the World is Data Sufficiency?
Data Sufficiency questions consist of a question and 2 statements of data. It's your job to determine whether the statements provide sufficient data to answer the question. This question type really requires you to quickly identify what information you would need to know and to efficiently eliminate answer choices.
Good Ol' Problem Solving
You've been here before...Problem Solving is the classic standardized test question type. You'll be presented with a question and 5 possible answer choices. Problem Solving questions test your skills in high school-level math. Simple, right? Well, when's the last time you tried your hand at high school math questions? If you answered, "high school," then you'll want to brush up. The key to success is to clearly understand what the question is asking and to avoid answer traps.
Watch the video on the right for more detailed information. Also, watch a Kaplan strategy of the GMAT Quantitative section.