GMAT Quant Questions – Everything You Need to Know

 The GMAT exam is the pathway for every MBA aspirant desiring to pursue their management degrees abroad from one of those renowned business schools. The GMAT exam holds a history of more than 60 years where the connoisseurs prepared for it by numerous testing and peer reviews. Over 2,100 business schools and institutions accept the GMAT exam. The GMAT syllabus examines the different aspects of a student by making GMAT quant questions in verbal ability, logical reasoning, quantitative section and analytical writing assessment. The test-takers need to procure high scores to enable themselves to study in one of those pioneer institutes. The backdrop of the type of GMAT quant questions displayed in the GMAT exam is quite deceptive in nature though not excessively hard, especially the GMAT quant syllabus. Thorough practice and proper preparation tips of GMAT whereby they are taught about sorting down their strengths and weaknesses will result in eye-catching scores.

Today the details will be about the GMAT quant syllabus. For people planning to sit for the exam, first needs to have a precise idea of what the GMAT exam looks like as well as feels like. For that purpose, getting a clear picture of what the GMAT quant syllabus is and also the GMAT quant questions are, is a prerequisite. 

The GMAT 2020 is based on two major sections – data sufficiency and problem-solving. The total time allotted is 62 minutes with 31 GMAT quant questions in total, with 15-16 GMAT quant questions allotted for both data sufficiency and problem-solving. It is to be noted that GMAT doesn’t ask for the student’s merit beyond the high school mathematics level in terms of the topics covered. But in terms of the difficulty intensity, it is quite anticipated that an entrance exam for pursuing an MBA abroad is going to be a bit complex, in this case, trickier. We often come across test takers fretting about the GMAT quant questions being complicated, but in reality, the majority of the GMAT quant questions are confusing to make the test takers feel exactly the same they were feeling. In fact, you who are reading this might be one of those and clearly wondering how we know that. 

Introduction to the GMAT Quant Syllabus

Well, it is a perceived notion that non-engineer test takers are normally challenged by the word ‘quant section of GMAT’ whereas the ‘verbal section of GMAT’ is customarily easier for them and vice versa. GMAC must be acknowledged in this regard, they have probed into the minds of the non-engineer test-takers especially in the case of the GMAT quant syllabus, and kept it exclusively to the high school mathematics. In GMAT Quant, there are two sections: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. In GMAT Problem Solving sections it is mostly quantitative analysis and it tests how well the candidate uses analytical skills to attempt questions. Whereas in GMAT Data Sufficiency, examiners test how well the candidate comes to a conclusion by using the data provided. There are humanities majors and test-takers dreading the subject mathematics in abundance, and they might also be dreaming about stepping up the corporate ladder. To make their dreams fulfilled, GMAC has considered only catering to the high school mathematics section. What GMAC has done in this case, it has layered the problems one upon the other and has been instrumental in structuring multi-level problems – which makes the student anticipate it as complex.

A Sneak-Peek into the GMAT Quant Syllabus

As we have already mentioned, the GMAT quant syllabus has been distributed essentially like a high school maths book. We have here –

  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Algebra

Detailed GMAT Quant Syllabus

GMAT Quant: Arithmetic

Greg sells gaskets. On three sales, Greg has received commissions of $385, $70, and $190, and he has one additional sale pending. If Greg is to receive an average (arithmetic mean) commission of exactly $220 on the four sales, then the fourth commission must be:

  1. $135
  2. $155
  3. $220
  4. $235
  5. $645

Over a three-week period, the price of an ounce of gold increased by 25% in the first week, decreased by 20% in the following week, and increased by 5% in the third week. If the price of gold was G dollars per ounce at the beginning of the three weeks, what was the price, in terms of G, at the end of the three weeks?

  1. A.0.95G
  2. G
  3. 1.05G
  4. 1.1G
  5. 1.

In a nationwide poll, P people were asked 2 questions. If 2/5 answered “yes” to question 1, and of those 1/3 also answered “yes” to question 2, which of the following represents the number of people polled who did not answer “yes” to both questions?

  1. 2/15 P
  2. 3/5 P
  3. ¾ P
  4. 5/6 P
  5. 13/ 15 P

If x / y is an integer, which of the following statements must be true?

  1. both x and y are integers
  2. x is an integer
  3. either x or y is negative
  4. y / x is an integer
  5. x = ny where n is an integer

What is the average of four tenths and five thousandths?

  1. 25002
  2. 2502
  3. 0.225
  4. 0.2025
  5. 0.02025

The first term in a sequence is 1 and the second term is 5. From the third term on each term is the average (arithmetic mean) of all preceding terms. What is the 25th term in the sequence?

  1. 2.5
  2. 3
  3. 5
  4. 25
  5. 50

In a drawer of shirts, 8 r blue, 6 r green, and 4 r magenta. If Mason draws 2 shirts at random, what is the probability that at least one of the shirts he draws will be blue? 

  1. 25/153 
  2. 28/153 
  3. 5/17 
  4. 4/9 
  5. 12/17 

6 people meet for a business lunch. Each person shakes hands once with each other person present. How many handshakes take place?

  1. 30
  2. 21
  3. 18
  4. 15
  5. 10

There are 6 boxes numbered 1, 2,...6. Each box is to be filled up either with a red or a green ball in such a way that at least 1 box contains a green ball and the boxes containing green balls are consecutively numbered. The total number of ways in which this can be done is 

  1. 21 
  2. 33
  3. 60 
  4. 40 

A vendor sells 60 percent of apples he had and throws away 15 percent of the remainder. Next day he sells 50 percent of the remainder and throws away the rest. What percent of his apples does the vendor throw? 

  1. 17 
  2. 23 
  3. 77 
  4. None of these 
  5. 75 

GMAT Quant: Geometry

Amy has to visit towns B and C in any order. The roads connecting these towns with her home are shown on the diagram. How many different routes can she take starting from A and returning to A, going through both B and C (but not more than once through each) and not traveling any road twice on the same trip?

  1. 10
  2. 8
  3. 6
  4. 4
  5. 2

If the area of a square with sides of length 8 centimeters is equal to the area of a rectangle with a width of 4 centimeters, what is the length of the rectangle, in centimeters?

  1. 4
  2. 8
  3. 12
  4. 16
  5. 18

In triangle ABC, AD = DB , DE is parallel to BC, and the area of triangle ABC is 40. What is the area of triangle ADE ?

  1. 10
  2. 15
  3. 20
  4. 30
  5. it cannot be determined from the given information

In the figure above AD = 4, AB = 3 and CD = 9. What is the area of triangle AEC ?

  1. 18
  2. 13.5
  3. 9
  4. 4.5
  5. 3

Which of the following could be a value of x, in the diagram above?

  1. 10
  2. 20
  3. 40
  4. 50
  5. Any of the above

 Rectangle ABCD has a perimeter of 26. The half-circle with diameter AD has an area of 8π. What is the perimeter of the part of the figure that is not shaded?

  1. 26 + 4π
  2. 18 + 8π
  3. 18 + 4π
  4. 14 + 4π.
  5. 14 + 2π

In the diagram above, angle measures in degrees are marked as shown, and segment BC is parallel to line AD. What is the measure of angle E?

  1. 30°
  2. 35°
  3. 40°
  4. 45°
  5. 50°

BCD is a square of side 3, and E and F are the midpoints of sides AB and BC respectively. What is the area of the quadrilateral EBFD?

  1. 2.25
  2. 3
  3. 4
  4. 4.5
  5. 6

AB and DE are parallel. Angle BAC = 30 , angle CDE = 50. What is the measure of angle ACD ?

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. Cannot be determined from the information

If the radius of the circle with centre O is 7 and the measure of angle AOB is 100, what is the best approximation to the length of arc AB ?

  1. 9
  2. 10
  3. 11
  4. 12
  5. 13 
  1. The center of circle Q is on the y-axis, and the circle passes through points (0, 7) and (0, –1). Circle Q intersects the positive x-axis at (p, 0). What is the value of p?
  1. 7/3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 7
  5. 11

ABCD is a parallelogram. BD = 2. The angles of triangle BCD are all equal. What is the perimeter of the parallelogram?

  1. 12
  2. 93
  3. 9
  4. 8
  5. 33

The slope of the line passing through the point (5,5) is 5/6. All of the following points could be on the line except

  1. (2.5, 2)
  2. (11,10)
  3. (8, 7.5)
  4. (-1, 0)
  5. (-7, -5)

GMAT Quant: Algebra

What is the value of 3x2 − 1.8x + 0.3 for x = 0.6?

  1. −0.3
  2. 0
  3. 0.3
  4. 1.08
  5. 2.46

A group of 7 fishermen chartered a boat for a day to fish for flounder. The boat costs x dollars per day to rent. If the group can find 3 more fishermen on the docks who are willing to come aboard and share the rental costs, how much less will the rental cost be per person in terms of x

  1. x/70
  2. x/35
  3. 3x/70
  4. 3x/10
  5. 3x/7 

If then x =

  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. 9
  4. 15
  5. 25

The product of two positive numbers is p. If each of the numbers is increased by 2, the new product is how much greater than twice the sum of the two original numbers? 

  1. p-2
  2. p (C) p+2
  3. p+4
  4. 2p+4

If –2<a<11 and 3<b<12, then which of the following is NOT true? 

  1. 1<a+b<23
  2. -14<a-b<8
  3. -7<b-a<14
  4. 1<b+a<23
  5. -24<ab<132 

For any numbers a and b, a •b = ab(3 − b). and a•b both represent positive numbers, which of the following could be a value of b?

  1. −5
  2. −2
  3. 2
  4. 4
  5. 7

If V = 12R / (r + R) , then R =

  1. Vr / (12 - V)
  2. Vr + V /12
  3. Vr – 12
  4. V / r – 12
  5. V (r + 1) /12

If a² = 12, then a4 =

  1. 144
  2. 72
  3. 36
  4. 24
  5. 16

What is the minimum value of the function f(x)=x2−7x+7 for all real values of x ?

  • A.-19 ¼
  • f(x) does not have a minimum value.
  • −7
  • −312
  • −514

Multiply: (x2−5x+3)(x−2)

  1. x3+3x2+13x−6
  2. x3+3x2+7x−6
  3. x3−7x2+13x−6
  4. x3−7x2+7x−6
  5. x3+7x2+10x−6

Consider the equation x2−Bx+B=0. For what value(s) of B does the equation have two real solutions?

  1. B>4
  2. B<0 or B>4
  3. B<−4 or B>4
  4. B<−4 or B>0
  5. B<−4

GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions

How many ewes (female sheep) in a flock of 50 sheep are black? There are 10 rams (male sheep) in the flock. Forty percent of the animals are black.

  1. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  2. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  3. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. each statement alone is sufficient
  5. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

What is the ratio of male to female officers in the police force in town T? The number of female officers is 250 less than half the number of male officers. The number of female officers is 1/7 the number of male officers

  1. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  2. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  3. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. each statement alone is sufficient
  5. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

A bucket was placed under a dripping tap which was dripping at a uniform rate. At what time was the bucket full? The bucket was put in place at 2pm. The bucket was half full at 6pm and three-quarters full at 8pm on the same day.

  1. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  2. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  3. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. each statement alone is sufficient
  5. E. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

How long did it take Henry to drive to work last Wednesday? (He did not stop on the way). If he had driven twice as fast he would have taken 35 minutes. His average speed was 30 miles per hour.

  1. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  2. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  3. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. each statement alone is sufficient
  5. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

What is the slope of line l which passes through the origin of a rectangular coordinate system? The line does not intersect with the line y = x + 2. The line passes through the point (3,3)

  1. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  2. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  3. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. each statement alone is sufficient
  5. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

If x and y are both positive integers, how much greater is x than y? x + y = 20 & x = y²

  1. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  2. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question3
  3. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. each statement alone is sufficient
  5. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

Fifty percent of the articles in a certain magazine are written by staff members. Sixty percent of the articles are on current affairs. If 75 percent of the articles on current affairs are written by staff members with more than 5 years experience in journalism, how many of the articles on current affairs are written by staff members with more than 5 years of experience?

  1. 20 articles are written by staff members.
  2. Of the articles on topics other than current affairs, 50 percent are by staff members with less than 5 years of experience.
  3. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  4. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  5. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  6. each statement alone is sufficient
  7. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

Is xy > 0 ? & x/y < 0 & x + y < 0

  1. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  2. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  3. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. each statement alone is sufficient
  5. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

One number, n, is selected at random from a set of 10 integers. What is the probability that ½ n + 13 = 0 ? The largest integer in the set is 13. The arithmetic mean of the set is zero.

  1. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  2. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  3. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. each statement alone is sufficient
  5. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

Is w an integer? 3w is an odd number. & 2w is an even number.

  1. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  2. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  3. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  5. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

Every pupil in a school was given one ticket for a concert. The school was charged a total of $6000 for these tickets, all of which were of equal value. What was the price of one ticket? If the price of each ticket had been one dollar less, the total cost would have been 1,200 less. If the price of each ticket had been $2 more, the total bill would have increased by 40%.

  1. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  2. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  3. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. each statement alone is sufficient
  5. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

What is the ratio of male to female officers in the police force in town T? The number of female officers is 250 less than half the number of male officers. The number of female officers is 1/7 the number of male officers.

  1. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  2. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
  3. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. each statement alone is sufficient
  5. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question

The GMAT quant syllabus has been a bit complex but test-takers who have followed the preparation tips for GMAT thoroughly have been able to score really high.

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