Structure of GMAT Math

GMAT Quantitative (or Math) is 62 minutes section where you will get 31 questions. Like Verbal Section, Quant Section is also Computer-Adaptive. You will get harder or easier question, depending on whether your previous answers was correct or wrong. And once you answer a question, you cannot go back to it.

There are two main question types:

  1. Problem Solving (PS)
  2. Data Sufficiency (DS)

Both types of questions require similar skills, but they demand different approaches.

Concepts in GMAT Quant

1. Arithmetic

  1. Numbers
  2. Real Numbers
  3. Integers
  4. Absolute Value
  5. Divisibility Rules
  6. Exponents
  7. Roots
  8. Fractions
  9. Decimals
  10. Percents
  11. Averages
  12. Ratio & Proportion

2. Algebra

  1. Algebraic Expressions
  2. Linear Equations
  3. Quadratic Equations
  4. Inequalities
  5. Functions

3. Geometry

  1. Lines
  2. Angles
  3. Triangles 
  4. Special Right Triangles
  5. Quadrilaterals
  6. Circles
  7. Polygons
  8. 3-D Geometry
  9. Coordinate Geometry

4. Sets, Statistics and Probability

  1. Sets
  2. Statistics
  3. Probability
  4. Permutation and Combination

5. Word Problems

The GMAT tests algebra and arithmetic concepts in word problems as well as mathematical equations. In fact, word problems are more common on the GMAT than straightforward equation-solving. So you have to know how to translate the English language into mathematical expressions.

  1. Time and Speed Problems
  2. Work Problems
  3. Mixture Problems
  4. Interest Problems
  5. Discount
  6. Profit
  7. Sets and Venn Diagrams