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 to mastering GMAT Data Sufficiency.
1. Familiarize with the Answer Choices
No excuses: On Data Sufficiency, they’re always the same! Know in the blink of an eye what choice C is. On test day, if you find that Statement 1 is insufficient, be able to cross out choices A and D without hesitation.
2. Takes notes efficiently
Each statement alone will be sufficient if both of the statements on their own contain all the information necessary to answer the question. The statements will be sufficient together if they contain every piece of necessary information between them. Take the area of a parallelogram: Do you need to know every side length to determine the area? If you have every side length, can you find the area?
3. Don’t look at the statements together.
Statement 2 may tell you that x is negative, but that fact has no bearing on Statement 1 when viewed by itself. Explore all the possibilities offered by each statement individually. If you’ve...
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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 whether you have enough information to get you to that answer. For example, if you’re asked to find the value of x, and a statement tells you that 300x + 257 = 1345, you know that this statement is sufficient, because you can perform arithmetic on that equation to isolate x. Are you going to perform it? No, because it’s too complicated and you don’t need to! All you’re concerned with is whether you can find the answer. 
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 job interview evaluation. The linear thinking that involve variables, data substitution, rules, and logical thinking might not completely work for 700+ GMAT CR and DS sections. 
To score 700+ on the GMAT, test takers must develop a strategy to answer the Quant questions in 2 minutes and Verbal questions in 1 minute & 20 seconds. Data sufficiency questions can be solved well within the 2minute mark, most likely in 1 minute and 30 seconds if the conditions and question are rephrased. Not all questions will be required to be rephrased but there are certain conditions where this technique is extremely useful, especially when concepts in Ratio & Proportion, Equations, Inequalities & Divisibility are tested. 
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What was the revenue that the movie theater earned from Friday to Sunday if the occupancy rate of its three screens 1, 2, and 3 were the following? 
Categories : Data Sufficiency, Prime Numbers
Q) Is the sum of all the numbers between prime numbers x and y an even or an odd number? 
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Once GMAT test takers have learned about the fundamental concepts tested in the exam, focus should be on saving time for each question. In GMAT, each question should be answered in just under two minutes. Data sufficiency follows a format where a question is followed by two statements, labeled as (1) and (2), and five answer choices in the format: 
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GMAT test takers are more inclined to pick Answer Choice C in Data Sufficiency just as they would choose choice A in Sentence Correction. This trap in assumption is obvious to test creators, and they formulate the two statements carefully to force you to pick the wrong answer choice. Watch out for this trap and know that the following three factors influence our ability to solve GMAT data sufficiency questions. 
Have you wondered how writers can make a seemingly simple GMAT topic like fractions into timeconsuming calculations. One strategy that GMAT test takers must adopt to simplify the calculations. For example 
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Categories : Data Sufficiency, Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Descriptive Statistics, Problem Solving
Even if you fear statistics by its reputation, it is one of the easiest sections in the GMAT because a standard set of questions is asked and anyone who understands the fundamentals that I shall describe will be able to ace the questions. The three most basic topics in stats are mean, mode, and median. Usually, the GMAT will go one step further into range and standard deviation. 
You will encounter the following three types of Profit/Loss problems in the GMAT: 
A sizeable number of GMAT math test questions belong to the Geometry section. Some of these questions test a candidate’s ability to understand 2Dimensional Geometry by asking the candidate to calculate the area, perimeter or circumference of a geometrical shape. 
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True to their name, Data Sufficiency questions ask you to determine when you will have enough information to make a conclusive decision. In doing so, these questions can assess your ability to plan ahead for a task; to elicit an effective returnoninvestment (remember, you can’t use both statements if one of them is, alone, sufficient), to find flaws with conventional wisdom, and to think flexibly. Data Sufficiency questions also strike fear and loathing in the hearts of many GMAT examinees, but hold a special place in the hearts of a select few who love the nuance that these questions permit. 
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Perhaps no GMAT item is as symbolic of the test as is a Data Sufficiency question. It is an iconic question format, unique to the GMAT and true to the aims of this specific test: to reward those who show the higherorder reasoning skills that will lead to success in business. 
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We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and PostMBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.
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"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have  cover background information indepth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed postMBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.
Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents."  Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)
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