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• Categories : GMAT Score

The average GMAT Score in top Business Schools has jumped from 610 in the early 90s to 690 in mid-2000 to 700 in...

In GMAT Verbal section, you have to answer 41 questions in 75...

Staying still and reading 600 to 1000 word passages seem a daunting task for most....

GMAT RC inference questions are one of the toughest question types. You can’t skim...

With world war II, 9-5 jobs emerged. Documentation became an integral part of an office job....

• Categories : Exponents

The GMAT's quantitative section is increasingly emphasizing...

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The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test where your score is calculated by an algorithm that provides...

• Categories : Geometry Problems

Drawing diagrams accurately in GMAT Geometry questions will allow you to capture the essential information from the Question. It’s not always easy. Here is a hands-on Experience for you: ...

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It would have been nice if you could take a break from your work and devote...

• Categories : GMAT Study Plan

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Ideally you should spend 3 months for your GMAT Prep(Read How to prepare for the GMAT in 3 months?). If you have one month, here is a focused way to plan your studies:

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• Categories : Sentence Correction

Some of our best students have their grammar rules down pat. They can talk for hours about...

• GMAT Reading Comprehension passages are complicated and boring texts that will...

• Ever heard of a Math problem that you actually don't have to solve. If you have just started your GMAT prep, then this can be confusing. Don't worry! With some practice, your mind will be trained to think like a DS Wizard. Follow these 10 tips and you will be on your way...

• Categories : Data Sufficiency

Data Sufficiency questions are not the same as your regular "Find the value of x" question. GMAT DS Questions require you to adjust in your approach to Math Problems. You are not primarily concerned with the final answer, but rather...

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Setting 700+ performance goal for your GMAT exam is essential. However, studies...

• Categories : GMAT FAQ

The GMAT Registration fee as on 2017-18 is US\$250 worldwide. The fee does not include the tax component in certain countries. Add the tax rates mentioned below:
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• During GMAT Preparation, Critical Reasoning and Data Sufficiency sections require a great deal of adjustment compared to GMAT Reading Comprehension and Sentence correction, as the latter follows a format that you have seen in Computer Adaptive Tests, undergraduate level tests, and other...

• Categories : GMAT Exam Day Tips

Right- it was time to move forward. Time to charm the pants off the evaluators with my essay writing skills. I hadn’t practiced it a lot, and was hoping that my English skills would be good enough to do the trick....

• Q) Vegan Diet proponents have often claimed that low-carb, high-fat diets integral in a non-vegetarian diet is dangerous, and therefore, they have a superior and balanced diet. In fact, vegan diets lack important nutrients, responsible for brain function and blood...

• When Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth' earned awards and accolades and demonstrated Global Warming as a human-induced phenomenon, not many scientists looked beyond the research papers from 'US Global Change Research Program'. The 2006 documentary was a fodder to Global Warming alarmists...

• Q) If you go by the popularity of Gaming units, as of Jan 4th 2015, Sony’s PS4 sold 18.5 million units and reached 10.9 million PlayStation Plus subscribers, a growth of 37.9% from October 2014.  Despite the massive growth, Sony’s PlayStation is behind Microsoft’s...

• Q) The Chorus from Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" has an eerie resemblance to Tom Petty's 1989 song - “I Won’t Back Down. Mr. Petty and Jeff Lynne, the Songwriters, filed a copyright violation case and settled out of court. Modern song creation has evolved away from the...

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

GMAT Critical Reasoning Weaken Questions follows a familiar...

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

Reaching a conclusion in an argument depends on the premise(s) and the...

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

The structure of an argument in GMAT Critical reasoning comes in two forms: Bold...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

When a GMAT test taker is lagging behind in Sentence...

One GMAT Reading Comprehension question type that you will rarely encounter is the style or tone/attitude question. By style, the test creators are not asking you to compare the style of the prose to the works of some of the renowned authors. It’s another term used to describe the tone/...

Although we recommend that test takers go back to the passage for facts or...

In early 1990, Isabel Beck and Margarent McKeown pioneered a new reading...

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• Categories : Problem Solving

Work problem is another common topic tested during GMAT . About 2-4 questions are asked from this topic. Work is a specific task assigned to one or more...

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

We have learned how to...

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GMAT Critical reasoning assumption questions depend on arguments that involve...

• Categories : GMAT Tips

Successfully answering GMAT questions is a function of concentration....

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

Once you get a feel of the various GMAT Critical Reasoning question types, it is...

A common advice given to GMAT test takers is to ignore facts, and focus on the...

For GMAT reading Comprehension, summarizing the...

• GMAT Sentence correction tests the use of a preposition at the end of the sentence. From...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

Motivation is the key to sustain GMAT preparation for 3-months to 5...

• Modifiers are words or phrases that modify the subject. Common GMAT Sentence correction modifiers are phrases....

• Categories : Sentence Correction

The question of using I or “Me” - the subject or the object has bemused...

• Categories : Sentence Correction

“Whom vs Who” is a commonly tested concept in GMAT Sentence correction. Some experts advice test takers to listen to the sentence while...

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You might argue that when you are in the zone, no distraction - external or internal...

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After ...

• Categories : Problem Solving

Quick brainteaser for you: If 3 bunnies can eat 3...

• Categories : GMAT Study Plan

Knewton: Let us start by saying "Try not to prepare for...

• Variance plays a major role in interpreting data in statistics. The most common application of variance is...

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

Sanskrit Scholars are a minority in the Syllabus review committee. Since the committee offers...

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

In 2013, the sea ice in Antarctica reached a record high. 80% of the...

Strategies to tackle GMAT Reading comprehension title questions are similar to...

• To score 700+ on the GMAT, test takers must develop a strategy to answer the Quant questions in 2...

• Categories : Fractions

Which has the largest value?

a) 1/5 +1/5+ 1/5
b) 3/5*2/5 – 4/5*1/5...

• Categories : GMAT Score

Today we are featuring a guest post by Nupur Gupta from Crack The MBA.

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• Categories : GMAT Tips

GMAT is a grueling test that requires heightened alertness to spot quant and...

• Categories : Data Sufficiency

What was the revenue that the movie theater earned from Friday to Sunday if the...

• When you think about Set Questions, the traditional form of representing...

• Categories : Area, Geometry Problems

Rhombus ABCD below is divided into three areas with AGH = 1/3rd Area of ABCD, ECF = 1/5th Area of ABCD. What is the ratio of Area (AGH) to CD, given that AC=12 and BD =16?

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• Categories : Exponents, Fractions

To answer questions that involve negative fractions and exponents, you have to know the following...

• Q) Is the sum of all the numbers between prime numbers x and y an even or an odd number?

1)    x = 3  y = 31
2)    y is the largest two digit number, x is even

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is...

• Categories : Number Properties

Q) What is the unit digit of (2) ^29 * (5) ^29 * (7) ^29?

A) 1
B) 5
c) 9
D) 0
E) 7

To answer questions that involve multiplying large numbers and finding the unit digit, the solution is to find patterns within numbers. In...

• Categories : Odd and Even

Q) If a is an even integer, which of the following is definitely not an odd integer?

a) a*b, where b is odd
b) a/b, where b is an even number greater than 0
c) ab-1 where b is an even number greater than 3
d) 3(ab-2) where b is an even...

• Possessive pronouns aren’t one of the...

• In this article, we will see how to use process of elimination techniques...

• What worries GMAT test takers in Problem Solving is the lengthy...

• Once GMAT test takers have learned about the fundamental...

• Categories : Data Sufficiency

GMAT test takers are more inclined to pick Answer Choice C in Data Sufficiency just as...

• Categories : Sets

Set Operation is one of the important topics covered in GMAT exam. Before we go...

• Paraphrasing an argument is a long debated topic. The bottom line is that you would have one...

• You’re having lunch with your friend Jane, and you suggest...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

Q) I have been preparing for the GMAT for the past 2 and half months. To be honest, my preparation would...

• It’s important to make sure that whenever you compare two things, those things are similar enough...

• Categories : GMAT Exam Day Tips

GMAT is a grueling exam that last three and half hours if you discount the 10-minute...

• Categories : Sequence and Series

The sum of the first 6 terms of a geometric sequence is 9 times the sum...

• Categories : Number Theory

What is the ten’s digit of 7^195?

A) 3
B) 4
C) 5
D) 6
E) 7
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• Categories : GMAT Track Race

Peter runs 100 metres in 16...

• Categories : Venn Diagrams, Sets

On your GMAT, you will encounter 1-3 questions that contain overlapping groups with specific characteristics. You will almost never see more than two characteristics (since you can’t draw 3D on your scratch paper). For illustration, let’s take a look at the following Data...

• Categories : GMAT Quant

The L.C.M. of the two numbers is 35750 and their H.C.F. is 25. If, one of the numbers is 275, what is the other number?

A)
3150
B) 3200
C) 3215
D) 3250...

• Categories : Interest Problems

Q) After adding a simple interest of \$ 270 an investment becomes \$1395. If the principal was...

With GMAT Main Idea question, the test makers wants to understand how good you are in getting to the gist of the...

• Car A, travelling at 60kmph leaves City X for City Y at 5pm. Car B leaves city X for City Y at 7pm and travels at 100...

• Categories : Sets

A sample of 100 people was surveyed for the use of computers, cell phones and credit cards. 31 people had...

• Categories : GMAT Study Plan

The answer is – it depends on your GMAT prep strategy, and how confident you are about...

• Categories : Ratio and Proportion

John and Walter have their incomes in the ratio 7 : 5. The expenses of John, Walter and Nancy are in the...

• Categories : GMAT Score

GMAT is an integral part of MBA Admissions. An excellent score in itself will not guarantee a place in...

• Categories : Work Problems

A man working for 8 hours a day can complete a job in 12 days. He is paid a sum of \$150 per day...

• Categories : GMAT Score

GMAT Scores are valid for Five Years, and are an integral part of MBA Application Process. Although you might...

• Categories : Profit and Loss

At a shop, when an item is sold at 10% discount on the label price, the profit is equivalent to 5% of the...

• Categories : Percents

Terry has some oranges. Out of that, 4% were thrown away, 80% of the remaining oranges were...

• Categories : Mixture Problems

The contents in beakers A and B are 90 litres of milk and 90 litres of water respectively. Now, 30...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

Have you wondered why you love watching athletes? The action, rules, and...

• Starting your GMAT test with Integrating Reasoning section can affect ...

• Categories : GMAT Myth

Although random guessing is a better option for students who are attempting 700-750 level GMAT Questions,...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

Even without using a GMAT prep Book, you can still strengthen your GMAT Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension skills. Here is an excellent video by Knewton on how to improve your GMAT RC and CR Skills:

• Categories : GMAT Myth

GMAT is a Computer Adaptive test and the test makers include confusing phrasing, question...

• Categories : GMAT Myth

GMAT Quant is divided into two sections: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. Both the section requires...

• Categories : GMAT Myth

Myth: If you get easy questions after initial 2-3 questions then it implies...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

The ideal time quoted by most GMAT Prep Companies and experts is 3 Months. More importantly it is not the time but the...

• Categories : GMAT Score

You have worked hard for the GMAT for the past 3-4 Months and finally received the official GMAT score. Let us look...

• Critical Reasoning is a skill that you cannot...

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

Critical reasoning, like its name, is a critical component of the GMAT exam. It is part of the...

• Categories : GMAT FAQ

291,570 MBA aspirants took GMAT from January to December 2011. The test is constantly evolving, reflecting the...

• Find the area of the triangle QRS

A)    90 cm
B)    80 cm
C)...

• Two sides of a right angled triangle are 15 cm and 17 cm. Find the length of the third side

I.  8 cm  II....

• Categories : GMAT Score

If you have wondered whether Age influences your ability to score high on GMAT, the ...

• Categories : GMAT Score

GMAC has released the total mean GMAT score for the past five years (2008-12). Except for the year 2008-09, mean GMAT scores...

• Categories : Triangles

A triangle is a closed figure formed by three straight lines provided the sum of angles formed between the lines is 180 degrees. There are six types of triangles

• Isosceles Triangle: A triangle with two sides of equal length and corresponding angles of equal measure...

• Categories : Triangles

Among all of the concepts explored in GMAT, triangles are a commonly revisited concept. When exploring triangles on the coordinate plane, it is important to understand the following terminology:

• Ordered Pair: identification of a point through...

After four years of bloody fighting, the Civil War ceased in 1865 with the hope that the end of slavery would mark the beginning of equality and racial harmony. Consequently, three constitutional amendments were passed; starting with the 13th Amendment to end slavery, followed by...

• Good news, test takers! You can pass the GMAT! Most of...

• Categories : Geometry Problems

Let us try to tackle the problem of Special Right Triangles and Pythagorean Triplets, today. The theory will be followed by suitable examples for special right triangles. As you must be aware, the Pythagorean Theorem is one of the most used tools in geometry.  Its three main...

• Categories : Absolute Value

The GMAT focuses on measuring the candidate’s ability to solve quantitative problems and interpret data. The concept of absolute value inequalities have been known to be the most challenging. With the GMAT being a tightly timed examination, it is crucial that candidates dissect the...

• Categories : Inequalities

Quadratic Inequalities is an important and often misunderstood topic in GMAT. But before we start, let us recall what a quadratic equation is and how is it represented.

The standard form of a quadratic equation is:

...

• Jay: "#IfObamaLoses trended on twitter for 4 hours on Oct 28th 2012. Therefore, Obama is likely to lose the election”

Which statement weakens the argument presented by Jay?

a) #IfObamaLoses was fourth in the twitter trending list

b) #...

• Categories : Problem Solving

Clock based math problems are among the most challenging and...

GMAT Reading comprehension detail/specific questions are the easiest...

• Average Question is an important topic in GMAT problem solving and data sufficiency. Let...

GMAT Reading comprehension organization of passage questions looks like
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• To get a good score in GMAT Sentence Correction, you don’t have to be a Grammar Expert. By focussing on...

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• The above is no substitute for reading each sentence carefully, predicting what the correct answer...

• Video Summary

1) First GMAT Subject Verb Agreement Practice Question
Expert instructors Jen Rugani and Dave Ingber explain how to solve the first tricky GMAT Subject Verb Agreement Questions...

• Categories : GMAT Tips, Problem Solving

The Problem Solving (PS) section of the GMAT may not be as quirky as the Data...

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

Now that we have understood how to identify parts of an argument, let us focus on the keywords used to...

• The following Strategies in GMAT Reading Comprehension will influence the test taker's ability to cross 700

1.
...

• As you may know, diction refers to word choice. Usually, we use the term...

• Set A consists of integers -9, 8, 3, 10, and J; Set B consists of integers -2, 5, 0, 7, -6, and T. If R is the median of Set A and W is the mode of set B, and R^W is a factor of 34, what is the value of T if J is negative?

(A) -2
(B) 0
(C) 1
(D)...

• A newborn kangaroo, or joey, is born after a short gestation period of only 39 days. At this stage, the joey’s hind limbs are not well developed, but its forelimbs are well developed, so that it can can climb from the cloaca into its mother’s pouch for further development....
• Categories : GMAT FAQ

GMAT is different from your traditional university exams. There are no pass scores. However, each school has a minimum qualifying GMAT score, which will not be made public. The difference between GMAT and other exams is that the former is a computer adaptive test. The test algorithm...

• Categories : GMAT FAQ

We get this question, quite often, from our readers. GMAC does not distribute GMAT Vouchers directly to individual test takers. You have to contact your target Business Schools for vouchers.

Eligibility: Business Schools and Organizations, that accept GMAT scores,...

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• Categories : GMAT Exam Day Tips

Instructions
I used this time to write down the structure to my essays. I had already read all the GMAC and Pearson information online so I did not need to re-read it.  Use this time wisely.  If they are going to give...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

I originally purchased the study materials for the GMAT nearly a year ago. Since they were changing the test, I decided that I needed to take it before the changes to make use of my materials. I started studying about 7 weeks before my test. I spent 6 of the 7 weekends...

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1) DO NOT go by how much time you spent studying.  The way...

• Categories : Sentence Correction

I have been struggling with SC since the last 2 months. I have done the Manhattan GMAT SC Guide, as well as, the Official guide multiple times. But my scores are just not going up. I seem to know all the rules like the back of my hand but when it comes to...

• We’ve covered, in an earlier blog post, how to deal with the simplest formal logic statement: If X, then Y....

• Categories : Sentence Correction, Voice

These two sentences have an important difference.  Can you spot...

• Some GMAT sentence correction questions test not only for the accepted rules of grammar but also for the specific preferred style of the GMAT. Luckily, “who” vs. “whom,” is not one of those issues; this is a pretty straightforward issue, and is usually not tested in a...

• Sentence corrections on the GMAT tests many of the same issues in subject-verb...

• Start solving the GMAT Critical Reasoning weaken question by reading the...

• Simple interest and compound interest - essential topics for an MBA. GMAC...

• Carefully go through the following question types. These are the standard work rate problems that you...

• A common trick used by GMAT test makers is to insert modifying phrase incorrectly. Here are some...

• Errors in pronouns—words like he, she, it, they, our, etc.—and...

• One common mistake that GMAT candidates make is that they don't stay close to the...

• Categories : Absolute Value

Absolute Values (AVs) questions in GMAT can...

• Have you wondered how writers can make a seemingly simple GMAT topic like fractions into time-consuming calculations. One strategy that GMAT test takers must adopt to simplify the calculations. For example

Dividing by 5 is the...

• Rectangular Solid

Learn the concepts behind volume and surface area before you start solving GMAT Solid geometry problems. All solid geometry problems come down to this - length, breadth and height....

• Categories : GMAT Tips

CAT environment, especially GMAT CAT environment is different from your traditional paper based exams....

• On the GMAT sentence corrections, an “idiom” is a recognized grammatical construction that is a rule simply because of tradition. The idiom constitutes the ultimate tautology: we say something a certain way because, well, that’s how...

• Categories : Equations, Problem Solving

In order to solve such equations, you need at least 2 distinct equations involving these unknowns.

For example, if we are trying to solve for x and y, we won't be able to solve it using these 2 equations.

2x +...

• GMAT Number properties may sound scary, but they...

• GMAT Sentence correction(SC) comprises 15 of...

• One question type you are bound to encounter on the...

• Word problems on the GMAT get an unfair reputation for being especially challenging. However,...

• You may feel confident with the most commonly tested grammar rules on the GMAT Sentence Corrections - subject-verb agreement, verb tense, pronoun reference, pronoun number, misplaced modifiers, parallelism, idioms, false comparisons, and quantities. It’s hard to imagine...

• GMAT Critical reasoning application questions go one step further than Inference questions, asking you to apply what you have learned from the passage to a different or hypothetical situation. For these questions, it’s important to...

• Even if you fear statistics by its reputation, it is one of the easiest sections in the GMAT...

• You will encounter the following three types of Profit/Loss problems in the GMAT:

Profit/loss as percentage of Cost Price

In this case you will be given the cost price and sales price, and will be...

• A sizeable number of GMAT math test questions belong to the Geometry section.  Some of these questions test  a candidate’s ability to understand 2-...

• Categories : Ratio and Proportion

A proportion is represented by two ratios which are equated to each other. In GMAT Quant questions, we would be presented with one variable and three values for proportions. Reduce the ratio in either side to the lowest possible value before cross-multiplying.
...

• Categories : GMAT Verbal

Even if English isn’t your first language, you...

• English, like all living languages, is complex and constantly-...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

This is a question that goes in the mind of every test taker. When should I really start preparing? Well the answer depends on when do you want to attend the business school.  GMAT scores are valid for a couple of years (5) and thus if you are not planning as soon as...

• Some of you have left Math behind, never to touch it again and all of a sudden GMAT comes along :-) . You know that you were good in Math but now that since there has been a lag; there is always a fear to catch up on the fundamentals. The lines, polygons, integers,...

• Categories : Ratio and Proportion

Ratio is a math concept that is vital in your post-MBA journey. It allows you to compare variables and provide a means to divide the variable with a common factor. “The ratio of boys to girls is seven to two” can be expressed as the...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

Everyone learns in different ways and at a different pace. But when it comes to preparing for the GMAT and gaining a score reasonably reflective of your abilities – there are some general rules of thumb that can help you get the score you want.

...

• Categories : GMAT Score

GMAT provides two ways to measure your score: Scaled Total and Section wise...

• Categories : GMAT Exam Day Tips

The day of reckoning has finally arrived. You’ve practiced long enough,  honing your skills against similar opponents. The last few months...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

You might have started preparing for the GMAT. Before you start, identify your...

• Categories : Number Properties

The number 0 on the GMAT is tricky as its properties are the trap in to which a seemingly logical...

• Advise me to jump my GMAT Score 670 to 750.Hi guys last 6 months I am regularly preparing for GMAT. But I am not able to improve my GMAT score. I did MBA Prep test where I scored 670 in both the tests.

I took...

• 1. Prepare: This one is on the obvious side, but too important to leave off...

• Categories : GMAT Exam Day Tips

Test day is no different than any other GMAT prep days. You have to be...

• Categories : Sentence Correction

Once in a while, the GMAT will hurl a particularly nasty question in your direction, one that...

• Categories : GMAT Verbal

The GMAT verbal section can be distracting if only because of one truth: Sentences (for...

• Categories : GMAT Verbal

For some international students who are new to the language, ESL classes might be a necessary step before they even start thinking about business school . For others, whose foundation in English grammar is stronger, study time may...

• Categories : GMAT Verbal, GMAT Quant

F1GMAT: Do you recommend doing Verbal and...

• Categories : GMAT FAQ
• Categories : GMAT FAQ

Business Schools started accepting GRE scores from 2006-07 in an effort to include applicants from diverse socio-economic and non-traditional backgrounds. GMAC broke its partnership with ETS (Educational Testing...

To crack GMAT Reading comprehension questions you have to understand the important Reading comprehension question types that would be tested.There are 6 important question types for Reading Comprehension.

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• Categories : Critical Reasoning

Another trap that test writers create for each argument is generating the "junk" wrong answer choices. How do they do this? By creating opposite answer choice, the...

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

For Critical Reasoning questions, the following strategies can be applied:

1. Identify the Question Type

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

Unless the question is a GMAT conclusion question, there will always be two parts to an argument:  The premises—these are the facts that the author presents—and conclusion—the sentence that the author wants you to believe is...

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

You will have to solve at least 14 critical reasoning questions in your GMAT test. The argument or stimulus can vary from conversations to newspaper articles. You have to...

GMAT Reading comprehension assumption question is another RC Question type that is tough to crack.The assumption questions normally mentions

According to the passage the assumption that "  ....." . Here the assumption might be a term or a phrase,which can...

Effective Note taking is a pre-requisite for GMAT Reading Comprehension. Writing notes help us to:
...

• The Graduate Management Admissions Council is continuing its evolution of its test, the GMAT, with a big change coming in June 2012.  The increasing prevalence of computers -- and the increasing reliance on computer-generated...

• Unlike the first game in the World Series, which historians regard as a pivotal moment in the Yankees Red Sox rivalry, historians regard the 2nd game as of marginal importance in determining the final...

• Categories : Weaken Argument

Car Dealer: After reviewing magazines of the 1980's. I have seen that the cars of that era are far nicer and more affordable than the cars that can be seen today. I believe that car manufacturers working before 1980 provided more...

• Categories : Strengthen Argument

In order to limit civilian casualties in the military, the government has begun to conduct programs to help gunmen improve their anxiety. However, a recent report has cast serious doubt on the programs. Researchers used a combination of written questionnaires and...

• Categories : Passive Tense

They are credited with having pioneered new methods as long ago as 2005.

A. with having
B. as having
C. to have
D. as the ones who
E. for being the ones who

The...

• Categories : Weaken Argument

To increase profits, a BMW dealership raised sticker prices by 20 percent on one of its models, but did not raise prices on any other type of vehicle. The owner of the BMW dealership said that this tactic alone was sufficient to increase profits, as overall revenue has...

• Unlike other water creatures that carry their offspring to term and bear live young, laying eggs is the reproduction method of penguins....

• Categories : Verb

Referring to the current hatred toward other viewpoints on some sports teams, students frequently expressed concern that their classmates are shunning them because of their unusual views.

A...

• Categories : Pronoun Errors

Able to create energy from an external source in both the presence and the absence of oxygen, Plant System XYZ is the only one of the six-kingdom classification system that displays...

• Categories : Idioms

New research from Johns Hopkins has shown that sustainable weight loss is generally a result not of self-deprivation or adopting an extreme diet, but a healthy...

• Categories : Parallel Verbs

Although there is great variation in how mountain climbers train, no study has been done to determine why most mountain climbers who train at high altitudes do not increase their lung capacity and, conversely, why so many mountain climbers who never train at high...

• Categories : Sentence Correction

By a narrow margin, the owner Bill Gates granted Steve Kaplan and other top executives additional discretion permitting them to authorize without Board approval acquisitions of companies.

A....

• Categories : Relevant

Leaders of a union on strike against Zappos are contemplating additional measures to pressure the
company to accept the union's contract proposal. The union leaders are considering as their principal new tactic a consumer boycott against Amazon stores, which are...

• Categories : Idioms

The bark of a Labrador retriever, although most people think that dogs bark because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion...

• Categories : Weaken Argument

Programs instructed by the Head of State are much more likely to achieve their goals than are programs instructed in other ways. The method of instruction is a more significant cause of success in a government program than are other possible causes such as the financing...

• Categories : Idioms

Recently, debate over if a budget surplus should be applied towards lower taxes or increased spending on welfare initiatives has become a polarizing political issue.

A. over if a budget surplus should be applied...

• Categories : Logical Structure

It is true that it is against international law to sell guns to certain countries. But if United States
companies do not do so, companies in other countries will. Which of the following is most like the argument above in its logical...

• Categories : Wordiness, Pronoun Errors

The president maintained that the company's value declined less in the second quarter of 2009 than most analysts had expected it to and the price per share will rebound in the third quarter.

• Categories : Supporting Idea

Bears, typically found in the Northeast, are known to shed their fur during the fall months. Bears generally forage for food in open forest areas during the spring and summer months; beginning every autumn, however, most bears remain hidden, hunting among trees and bushes...

• Categories : Inference

The development of the science of energy is essential to many emerging technologies. We must not, however, neglect to add to our knowledge of the energy of the normal elements found in nature, since the development of energetic materials depends upon this knowledge. If...

• Categories : Strengthen Argument

Mr. Rubel: Limits on offshore oil drilling here have cost people a lot of money over the past years
because of the high price of importing oil.

Ms. Cooper: No, relying on...

• Categories : Modifying Phrases

Written in Belgium, the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a brilliant musician, Thomas Vornle, who many later called the "Father of the Music" for his contribution to music.

A. the composer of Symphony No. 5 was a...

• Categories : Redundancy

Morgan Stanley reported that the average price of stocks fell by more than a fourteen percent decrease in the last decade, though prices are still at year highs.

A. price of stocks fell by more than a fourteen...

• Categories : Misplaced Modifiers

Salesmen and merchants, paths to India and China were opened by the Vikings without benefit of the compass or guns.

A. paths to India and China were opened by the Vikings without benefit of compasses or guns....

• X and Y, two computer engineers, built identical websites at different constant rates. X, working alone for 7 hours, built some of the website; then Y, working alone for 6 hours, built the rest of the website. How many hours would it have taken X, working alone, to build...

• Categories : Venn Diagrams

During the past month, a disease control center tested X individuals for two viruses. If 1/3 of those tested had virus C and, of those with virus C, 1/5 also had virus D, how many individuals did not have both virus C and D?

A. X/4
B. 4X/15
C. 10X/5...

• Categories : Odd and Even

If a and b are positive integers, is ab even?

1. a^b is odd
2. a + b is even

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient....

• Is X an integer if AB > 0?

1. X = 2A - 5B
2. A = B

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
C. BOTH statements...

• Categories : Prime Numbers

Is X, a prime number, equal to 41?

1. X = A^2 + 5, where A is an integer
2. X^2 > 1,000

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not...

• Which of the following must be even if A and B are integers and AB^2 + 3B is odd?

A. B
B. A
C. AB + 3
D. AB - 3
E. A + 3

The first step is to completely factor our...

• Categories : Mixture Problems

Coca Cola contains 75% water and 25% soda; how many more liters of water than liters of soda are in 200 liters of Coca Cola?

A. 50
B. 100
C. 125
D. 150
E. 175

...

• Categories : Factors, Prime Numbers

What is the sum of the different positive prime factors of 1050?

A. 6
B. 10
C. 12
D. 17
E. 22

The first step is to find the prime factorization of 1050. Since 1050...

• Categories : Number Properties

Jill's bank account has j dollars. Marcy's bank account has 5 times what Jill's bank account has and 1/3 of what Sarah's bank account has. How much more is in Sarah's bank account than is in Jill's bank account, in terms of j?

A. 10j
B. 14j
C. 15j...

• Categories : Number Properties

If X is an integer, is Y an integer?

1. The average of X and Y is not an integer.
2. The average of X, Y, and X + 6, is Y.

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not...

• If Y < 0 and -1 < -1 + X/Y < 0, which must be true?

1. X < 0
2. Y/X>1
3. Y^2-X^2 > 0

A. I only
B. II only
C. I and II only
D. II and III only
E. I, II,...

• Categories : Number Properties

What digit does X represent if each of X and Y are single digits in the decimal 7.5XY9 ?

1. If the decimal is rounded to the nearest hundredth, the result is 7.55
2. If the decimal is rounded to the nearest tenth...

• Categories : Word Problems

GQ magazine has 5,200 words divided into 23 pages. A 2 page introduction is added to the article about Bill Clinton. Is the average number of words per page for all 25 pages less than 240?

1. Each page in the introduction...

• A cat show is featuring six different cats. Two are Persians, two are Siamese, and two are Burmese. How many ways can the organizer arrange the cats if all the cats of the same breed are to stand next to each other?

A. 10
B. 22
C. 48
D. 60...

• Categories : Yield

Money Yielded Percent= 200(S+D-C)/C, where C is the cost of purchasing the 10 year saving bond, D is the amount of dividend received, S is the selling price of the bonds, and Money Yielded is the yield of the investment as a percent...

• What is the mode of the set if the average of the set {15, 30, 60, k, 20, 40} is equal to 37.5?

A. 20
B. 25
C. 35
D. 40
E. 60

The first step is to determine the value of k...

What is the degree measure of the largest angle if the degree measures of the interior angles of a quadrilateral are in the ratio 1 : 2 : 3 : 4?

A. 90 degrees
B. 100 degrees
C. 144 degrees
D. 150 degrees
E. 172 degrees

...

• Categories : Geometry Problems

Ashley and Bill simultaneously begin traveling around a circular road. Both start from the same point. Ashley travels counterclockwise and Bill travels clockwise. The two first meet after Ashley travels 40 miles per hour for 2.5 hours and Bill travels 6.4 miles per hour...

• Categories : Exponents

If 5^A = B, what is A?

1. B = 25
2. B^3 = 15,625

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not...

• Categories : Number Properties

If A has a total of 8 positive factors, including 1 and A, what is the value of A? Positive integer A has exactly 2 positive prime factors, 5 and 11.

1. 125 is a factor of P...

• Categories : Fractions

Exactly 5/6 of the cows on a certain farm have cow bells. If exactly half of the cows with bells are
brown, what is the minimum possible number of cows on the ranch?

A. 6
B. 8
C. 12
D. 18
E. 24

...

• At a contest with 1,500 participants, 1/2 of the people are aged 8 to 12. Next year, the number of
people aged 8 to 12 will increase by 1/3. After this change, what percentage of the total 1,500 people will the 8 to 12 year olds represent?

A. 33%
B....

• Q) If X and Y are consecutive negative integers, is X greater than Y?

1. X - 1 and Y + 1 are consecutive negative integers.
2. X is an...

• Categories : Idioms

The fact that the GMAT does not require explicit knowledge of...

• Categories : Number Properties

If a and b are both positive integers, is b^(a+1) - b(a^b) odd?

(1) a + (a + 4) + (a - 8) + (a + 6) + (a - 10) is odd
(2) b^3 + 3b^2 + 5b + 7 is odd

...

• In the Business program at a university, all candidates for the MBA in International Business who entered the program after 1990 took a seminar on Microeconomics, and all candidates for the MBA in International Business who entered the program after 1994 took a seminar on...

• Categories : Percents

The topic of percentages is one of the easiest...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

The GMAT is a tough test. Success in the GMAT depends not only...

• Division of...

• Categories : Interest Problems

One of the topics commonly tested in the GMAT Quant section is that of Simple Interest. While the formulas and concepts applied herein are simple enough, a lot of test takers get caught up in the...

• Categories : Data Sufficiency

True to their name, Data Sufficiency...

• Categories : Data Sufficiency

Perhaps no GMAT item is as symbolic of the test as is a Data Sufficiency question. ...

• Categories : Data Sufficiency

Data Sufficiency questions are supposed to be...

• Sentence Correction questions can include up to 54 words, making for incredibly long sentences and time consuming reading.  But similar to...

• As stated in...

• The single-most crucial type of Sentence Correction error...

• Categories : Sentence Correction

Of all the question...

• F1GMAT: Should test takers wait for the new GMAT Section(Integrated Reasoning) in June 2012 or give the test by this year itself?

...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

As you read this article, the entire summer is ahead of you.  But if you are planning to apply to business school this fall, you should heed the warning that you learned in your earlier scholastic days – time flies when you’re having fun, and the fall, like those...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

If you’re planning to apply to a top MBA program this coming fall (or even if you’re just starting to think about it), this is the perfect time to start preparing for the GMAT. Why?

Because starting your preparation now will...

• Categories : GMAT Preparation

In case you didn't knew, your GMAT Score is valid for five years. Not many MBA Aspirants think about this. But it is always better to take the GMAT just after or while you are still in a college.

1. Time

Sure,...

• Categories : Critical Reasoning

GMAT Critical Reasoning Questions comprises nearly...

• Categories : Number Properties

What is the greatest prime factor of 12!11! + 11!10!?

(A) 7
(B) 11
(C) 13
(D) 17
(E) 19

Solution

While it is common for students to simply look at the numbers 12!, 11!, and 10!...

• Market research has shown that the newest model of E-Phone gained widespread popularity not due to technical superiority but through seamless and intuitive design.

A. gained widespread popularity not due to...

•              Natural selection, the central doctrine of
Darwinism, has been explained as the "survival of the
...

• A leading board member of AutoSnip Co., makers of an automated home haircutting system, recently stated that the company was in terrible shape and headed for a disastrous year. His concern was that, since the introduction of the AutoSnip III last year,...

• The function g(x) is defined for integers x such that if x is even, g(x) = x/2 and if x is odd, g(x) = x + 5.  Given that g(g(g(g(g(x))))) = 19, how many possible values for x would satisfy this equation?

A. 1
B. 5
C. 7
D. 8
E. 11...

• A.    Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not...

• Like a  tae kwon do blackbelt or an icy road, the GMAT is perhaps most famous...

• If n and a are positive integers, what is the units digit of n^(4a+2) – n^(8a)?

(1) n = 3
(2) a is odd

A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked;
B)    ...

• Conventional wisdom holds that financial markets are informationally...

• One of the smallest and least noteworthy words in the English language, the word “of” is crucial to your success on the...

• The GMAT finds much of its competitive advantage...

• Categories : GMAT Tips

Your performance on the GMAT, like all...

• 1. Read the labels first. Mentally categorize each...

• Categories : GMAT Tips

A common belief is that the first ten...

• There are many who might feel that, while quantitative questions are clear-cut and objective,...

• Categories : GMAT FAQ, GMAT Preparation

I am planning to take the gmat on july. should i use redbull to improve my performance?

• Categories : GMAT FAQ, GMAT Tips

F1GMAT: The best strategy to get in your GMAT prep mode is to fix a date for your GMAT exam. Now many things can happen on the GMAT test, you might exceed your expectation, you might get + or -20 on your estimated score or you might...

• Categories : Problem Solving

Backsolving is a technique of trying out the answer choices in GMAT questions. Each choice is selected one at a time and is assumed to be the right choice. Analyze the value or...

• Categories : Problem Solving

Standard Deviation of a probability distribution measures the distribution of data from the mean value. Probability distribution maps the...

• Categories : Problem Solving

If you understand the following key concepts then questions on speed and distance, especially problems on train are easy to tackle.

The Basic formula for Speed and Distance holds true for...

• Categories : GMAT Study Plan, GMAT Tips

Now that you’re convinced of your reasons to pursue an MBA, the next step would be to decide which school...

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