GMAT Quant Syllabus

GMAT Quantitative Syllabus

GMAT Quantitative Syllabus

GMAT Quant or Quantitative Aptitude Section is designed to test candidate’s knowledge and proficiency about quick problem solving with mathematical approach. GMAT is a computer adaptive test which follows a certain algorithm, henceforth, with every right answer the difficulty level of the question increases.There are two subsections Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. To attempt 37 questions, 75 minutes is allocated to the prospective test seekers. In this section, the score is ranged from 0 to 60, while the total score is marked on a scale from 200-800. The total GMAT score obtained is the average score of total quant and verbal score. In this section, the questions revolve around the mathematical topics like arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.

Concepts in GMAT

Arithmetic
Numbers – Integers and Whole Numbers, Rational and Irrational Numbers, Prime Numbers, Prime Factorization, Absolute Value, Order of equations (PEMDAS), Exponents and Roots.
Real Numbers – Number Line, Absolute Value, Properties of Real Numbers
Integers – What are Integers? Even and Odd Numbers, Mathematical Operations of Integers, Addition & Multiplication Rules of Integers. Prime Numbers, Consecutive Integers, Properties of the integer 0. Divisibility Rules – Divisibility Rule of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Fractions – Numerator and Denominator, Equivalent Fractions, Types of Fractions – Proper, Improper, Mixed, Reciprocal. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Fractions. Mixed Numbers.
Decimals – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Decimals.
Averages – Basic Formula for Average, Other Variants – Weighted average, Using average to find number, Average speed.
Ratio & Proportion- Introduction to Ratio and Proportion, Problems on Mixtures/Blends.
Percentages – Concept of Percentage Increases, Fractions and Percentages, Percent Changes as Multipliers – a) X% of a number, b) An X% increase or decrease.
Roots & Powers – Exponents: Positive and Negative Bases / Even and Odd Exponents, Multiplying and Dividing Exponents, Fractional Exponents, Negative Exponents, Roots: Properties of Radicals, Squaring and Square Roots.
Sets – Introduction to Sets, Overlapping Sets, Elements of the set. Venn diagram, Two and Three-circle Venn diagram, Sets as Groups.
Statistics – Mean (Average), Median, Mode, Range, Standard Deviation.
Probability – Definition of Probability, Basic Examples like Flipping a coin, Tossing a die, Drawing a card from a deck, Drawing marbles from a bowl, Drawing marbles from a bowl (second drawing). Probability Rules – Disjoint or Mutually Exclusive Events
Permutation & Combination – Principle of Multiplication, Factorial
Algebra
Algebraic Expressions
Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations
Exponents
Inequalities
Absolute Value
Functions
Geometry
Lines – Parallel and Intersecting Lines
Angles – Types of Angles – Acute angle, Right angle, Obtuse angle, Straight angle. Complementary Angles, Supplementary Angles, Rules for Lines and Angles.
Triangles – Properties of Triangles, Types of Triangles, Right Triangle, Scalene, Obtuse, Acute, Equilateral, Isosceles.
Special Right Triangles – Pythagorean Theorem, Pythagorean Triplets.
Quadrilaterals – Square, Rectangle, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Trapezium, Isosceles Trapezium, Kite.
Circles – Circumference and Area of Circle, Chord, Arc, Tangent of a Circle.
Polygons – Angle Rules for Polygons, Regular Polygons, Types of Polygons: Regular, Irregular, Concave, Convex, Quadrilateral, Pentagon Polygon.
Coordinate Geometry – Cartesian Coordinate System, Ordered Pair, x-intercept, y-intercept, Slope, Quadrants, Distance Formula.
Word Problems
Time Speed (Rate) Problems
Work Problems
Mixture Problems
Interest Problems
Discount
Profit
Sets and Venn Diagrams
Geometry Problems
Measurement Problems
Data Interpretation

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