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What to expect from your GMAT practice questions

GMAT questions cover topics you’ve learned in your academics up to this point. From quantitative and verbal questions to integrated reasoning and analytical writing, each section on the exam tests different skills that are tailored to business school admission—and business school success.

After you get a good sense of your strengths and weaknesses from these GMAT practice questions, take the next step with a full-length GMAT practice test to further develop the skills that will help you make Test Day a success.

GMAT Practice Questions

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  • Practice Question #1: Critical Reasoning

    Advanced Technology School and Computer Horizons provide training for information technology professionals. Both schools spend fifty percent of their budget on professor salaries. In a new strategic initiative Computer Horizons is attempting to gain higher profits than Advanced Technology. Computer Horizons should lower professor salaries to accomplish this goal.

    Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?

    • A. The remainder of Computer Horizons budget contains a large number of fixed costs.
    • B. Reducing professor salaries would lead to lower teaching quality which would subsequently cause a decrease in student enrollment and tuition revenues.
    • C. Last year Advanced Technology replaced Computer Horizons as the number one ranked technology school in the local newspaper's educational survey.
    • D. Computer Horizons professors earn fifteen percent more than their counterparts at Advanced Technology.
    • E. Computer Horizons and Advanced Technology are the sole information technology schools in their metropolis.
  • Practice Question #2: Critical Reasoning

    In order to reduce classroom overcrowding while maintaining academic standards, Omega High School last year tested an online physics course with twenty volunteers from the senior class. Although they met with the teacher once a week for lab work, the students attended all lectures and did all their homework via remote computer. All of the students in the online physics course easily passed the statewide physics exam at the end of the school year. Administrators at the high school concluded from this test that all students can learn effectively outside the classroom and decided that Omega High School should offer all of its science courses online.

    Which of the following, if true, would cast the most doubt on the conclusion drawn above?

    • A. The science classrooms currently in use are bigger than the classrooms used for other subjects.
    • B. The students who took the online physics course had access to the same science library reference materials as the physics students who did not take the class online.
    • C. Omega High School has received a grant to purchase new computers for the next school year.
    • D. The students who enrolled in the online physics course were more self-motivated than most students and were high achievers in the top ten percentile of their class.
    • E. There are excellent computer programs for teaching high school earth science, biology and chemistry.
  • Practice Question #3: Critical Reasoning

    The principal of a public elementary school complained bitterly when his school was included on a list of the fifty most academically troubled in the state. "Look around," he told reporters. "There's no graffiti in the hallways; no one is selling drugs; and math and reading scores have been going up for every grade except the fifth. Everyone on the staff here thinks it's very unfair, especially when you consider that this school didn't even have the lowest fifth-grade achievement scores in the city."

    Based on the passage above, the principal most likely believes which one of the following?

    • A. The school in question had never been included on the list before.
    • B. The school in question made the list primarily because of its low fifth-grade achievement scores.
    • C. Students at the school in every grade except the fifth can read and do math well above their grade level.
    • D. Drug problems at other elementary schools in the state are much worse than those of the school in question.
    • E. Both urban and suburban schools should not have been included on the list, as the former obviously have difficulties unknown to the latter.
  • Practice Question #4: Sentence Correction

    Despite that they were able to calculate faster than ever before possible, the earliest computers, built with tubes instead of transistors, were too bulky, expensive, and unreliable to be useful to businesses.\

    • A. Despite that they were able to calculate faster than ever before possible
    • B. Even though it could calculate faster than previously possible
    • C. Although faster in its calculating than ever before possible
    • D. Despite their calculations being faster than ever before possible
    • E. Despite their unprecedented speed of calculation
  • Practice Question #5: Sentence Correction

    A commemorative silver dollar coin, issued in the same year as the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark's expedition were celebrated, features the likeness of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on the obverse and two feathers on the reverse.

    • A. A commemorative silver dollar coin, issued in the same year as the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark's expedition were celebrated,
    • B. A commemorative silver dollar coin, issued in the same year of celebration as the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark's expedition,
    • C. A commemorative silver dollar coin was issued in the same year that the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark's expedition was celebrated,
    • D. A commemorative silver dollar coin, issued in the same year that the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark's expedition was celebrated,
    • E. Issued in the same year as the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark's expedition were celebrated, a commemorative silver dollar coin
  • Practice Question #6: Sentence Correction

    Unlike George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other revolutionary heroes, the reputation of Thomas Paine suffered greatly, to the point where no church cemetery would accept Paine for burial when he died in 1809.

    • A. Unlike George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other revolutionary heroes, the reputation of Thomas Paine suffered greatly, to the point where
    • B. Unlike the reputations of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other revolutionary heroes, Thomas Paine suffered greatly, to the point that, because of his reputation,
    • C. In contrast to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other revolutionary heroes, the reputation of Thomas Paine suffered greatly, such that
    • D. The reputation of Thomas Paine, unlike those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other revolutionary heroes, suffered so greatly that
    • E. Thomas Paine's reputation suffered greatly, so much so that, unlike George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other revolutionary heroes,
  • Practice Question #7: Problem Solving

    A sequence consists of 16 consecutive even integers written in increasing order. The sum of the first 8 of these even integers is 424. What is the sum of the last 8 of the even integers?

    • A. 488
    • B. 540
    • C. 552
    • D. 568
    • E. 584
  • Practice Question #8: Problem Solving

    In 1966, the operative mortality rate in open heart surgery at a certain hospital was 8.1 per 100 cases. By 1974, the operative mortality rate had declined to 4.8 per 100 cases. If the rate declined by 20 percent from 1973 to 1974, by approximately what percent did it decline from 1966 to 1973?

    • A. 6%
    • B. 21%
    • C. 26%
    • D. 41%
    • E. 49%
  • Practice Question #9: Problem Solving

    It is known that no more than 7 children will be attending a party. What is the smallest number of cookies that must be brought to the party so that each child is sure to receive the same number of cookies, if all of the cookies must be eaten by the children?

    • A. 35
    • B. 105
    • C. 180
    • D. 210
    • E. 420
  • Practice Question #10: Data Sufficiency

    Bill is 88 years old. How old is Colie?

    4 years ago Colie was twice as old as Dino will be in 2 years.

    Bill is twice as old as Colie and Dino combined.

    • A. Statement (1) BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (2) by itself is not.
    • B. Statement (2) BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (1) by itself is not.
    • C. Statements (1) and (2) TAKEN TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question, even though NEITHER statement BY ITSELF is sufficient.
    • D. EITHER statement BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question.
    • E. Statements (1) and (2) TAKEN TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question, requiring more data pertaining to the problem.
  • Practice Question #11: Data Sufficiency

    If x is an integer, is x even?

    ax is even, where a is an integer.

    x 2 - 1 is an odd integer.

    • A. Statement (1) BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (2) by itself is not.
    • B. Statement (2) BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (1) by itself is not.
    • C. Statements (1) and (2) TAKEN TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question, even though NEITHER statement BY ITSELF is sufficient.
    • D. EITHER statement BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question.
    • E. Statements (1) and (2) TAKEN TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question, requiring more data pertaining to the problem.
  • Practice Question #12: Data Sufficiency

    If 4x/7y = 1, then what is the value of 3x + 5y ?

    x + 4y = 23

    y 3 = 64

    • A. Statement (1) BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (2) by itself is not.
    • B. Statement (2) BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (1) by itself is not.
    • C. Statements (1) and (2) TAKEN TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question, even though NEITHER statement BY ITSELF is sufficient.
    • D. EITHER statement BY ITSELF is sufficient to answer the question.
    • E. Statements (1) and (2) TAKEN TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question, requiring more data pertaining to the problem.