# GMAT Syllabus and Pattern 2021: These are the 57 Topics, Question Types You Can Expect in Quant, Verbal, IR, AWA

GMAT syllabus 2021 tests the analytical, reasoning, and logical skills of a test-taker through the four GMAT sections in slightly more than 3 hours’ time. While the four GMAT sections form the main pillars of the GMAT syllabus, they also branch out into more than 50 GMAT topics.

To get started with, here are the four broad sections of the GMAT exam syllabus:

1. Quantitative Reasoning (Quant)

2. Verbal Reasoning (Verbal)

3. Integrated Reasoning (IR), and,

4. Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

As mentioned above, each of these GMAT sections branches out to cumulatively form more than 50 topics on which the GMAT questions are based.

The GMAT Verbal section is mainly divided into Sentence Correction, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Reasoning. Whereas, the GMAT Quant section is split into two: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency.

The Integrated Reasoning section is divided into Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis, and Table Analysis.

The Analytical Writing section is the one solid section that requires you to write an answer instead of choosing from multiple options! We will discuss this later in this article.

## GMAT exam syllabus based on sections and question types

GMAT Exam Section | Types of Questions |
---|---|

Quantitative Reasoning | Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency |

Verbal Reasoning | Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction |

Integrated Reasoning | Multi-source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-part Analysis, Table Analysis |

Analytical Writing Assessment | Analysis of an Argument |

**Quick facts!**

In a GMAT exam, you will have to attempt 80 questions including an essay question. And you have 3.5 hours to complete the exam.

Since you are a GMAT aspirant, and possibly an MBA aspirant, here’s something you should know about the GMAT syllabus before we delve deeper into it:

The GMAT syllabus has been structured to test a wide span of candidates’ abilities and capacities. This ranges from leadership to problem-solving abilities. And a measure of these abilities will give a fair idea about the candidate’s aptitude for management education.

And unlike most standardized exams, the GMAT is not a test of how much you know; instead, it seeks to find out how well you can apply what you have already learned. Knowing a lot about a given field is of little consequence if you can’t use your knowledge in real-time.

Now that you know what the GMAT tests, let’s look at everything you need to know about the GMAT syllabus and the GMAT exam pattern. Here’s what you will know by the time you get to the end of this article:

1. What is the GMAT syllabus for Quant?

2. What is the GMAT Verbal syllabus?

3. What is the GMAT syllabus for IR?

4. What is the GMAT syllabus for AWA?

## GMAT syllabus 2021

**1. What is the GMAT syllabus for Quant?**

There are **31 multiple choice questions** in the GMAT Quant section, and you have **62 minutes** to complete this section on the GMAT. This means that you have 2 minutes to answer each question.

The GMAT Quant syllabus mainly comprises the below given two questions types:

**1. Problem Solving (PS):** Standard questions for which you need to calculate answers.

**2. Data Sufficiency (DS):** Questions for which you don’t have to solve anything. All you need to do is interpret whether the given data is enough to answer the question.

These two question types are divided into four areas of Quant – Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Math, Geometry – and they are further divided into 31 Quant topics.

Arithmetic | Algebra | Modern Math | Geometry |
---|---|---|---|

Number systems and number theory | Monomials, polynomials | Mixtures and alligations | Lines and angles |

Multiples and factors | Algebraic expressions and equations | Permutations and combinations | Triangles |

Fractions | Functions | Descriptive statistics | Quadrilaterals |

Decimals | Exponents | Sets | Circles |

Percentages | Arithmetic and geometric progressions | Probability | Rectangular solids and cylinders |

Averages | Quadratic equations | Sequences and series | Coordinate geometry |

Powers and roots | Inequalities and basic statistics | ||

Profit and loss | |||

Simple and compound interest | |||

Speed, time, and distance | |||

Pipes, cisterns, and work time | |||

Ratio and proportion |

## Below mentioned are the 31 Quant topics that you need to prepare for before you take the GMAT:

1. Number systems and number theory

2. Multiples and factors

3. Fractions

4. Decimals

5. Percentages

6. Averages

7. Powers and roots

8. Profit and loss

9. Simple and compound interest

10. Speed, time, and distance

11. Pipes, cisterns, and work time

12. Ratio and proportion

13. Monomials, polynomials

14. Algebraic expressions and equations

15. Functions

16. Exponents

17. Arithmetic and geometric progression

18. Quadratic equations

19. Inequalities and basic statistics

20. Mixtures and alligations

21. Permutations and combinations

22. Descriptive statistics

23. Sets

24. Probability

25. Sequences and series

26. Lines and angles

27. Triangles

28. Quadrilaterals

29. Circles

30. Rectangular solids and cylinders

31. Coordinate geometry

Let us look at each of the 31 Quant topics in detail.

##### a) GMAT Quant Syllabus – Arithmetic

Arithmetic is one of the four areas in the GMAT Quant syllabus. These questions test you on your understanding of the properties of the traditional operations in Mathematics.

Here are the sub-topics tested in Arithmetic based on the GMAT syllabus:

##### Number Systems and Number Theory

A number system is a system that is used to express numbers. There are various types of number systems in Mathematics, including binary and decimal. Number theory is a branch of pure mathematics and is a study of the properties of natural numbers and integers. The number theory helps discover interesting relationships between different sorts of numbers and to prove that they are true.

##### Multiples and factors

A multiple is a number that is the product of a given number and some other natural number. A number is said to be the factor of a second number only if the former can divide the latter without leaving any remainder.

##### Fractions

The fractions are one of the most frequently asked questions on the GMAT after integers. A fraction is a visual representation of a number divided by another number.

##### Decimals

Similar to fractions, decimals are also one of most frequently asked questions on the GMAT. Decimals are just fractions expressed in a different format. When we convert a decimal into a fraction, the denominator will be a power of ten.

##### Percentages

The word “percent” means “out of 100” or “per 100.” The word “per” can be thought of as denoting the bar of a fraction. A percentage is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100.

##### Averages

No GMAT question will ever refer to simply an “average.” If a question concerns the arithmetic mean, it will generally use the phrase “average.” The average is the arithmetic mean. This average is the sum of all values divided by the number of values

##### Powers and roots

When we wish to multiply a number by itself, we use powers. If the power of a number is 2, the same number is multiplied to it once.

The reverse of this process is called the roots. The square root of 2X2 is 2. You have cube roots and higher roots as well.

##### Profit and Loss

Profit and loss, as in real life, is calculated considering the selling price and the cost price. If the selling price is higher than the cost price, there will be a profit and if the cost price is higher than the selling price, there will be a loss. On GMAT questions, you will even have to calculate the values in percentages.

##### Simple and Compound Interest

Simple interest is the value that you get when calculated on the principal, or original, amount of a loan. Compound interest is calculated on the principal amount and also on the accumulated interest of previous periods Thus, it can be regarded as “interest on interest.”

##### Speed, Time, and Distance

The speed-time-distance problems on the GMAT fall under the “GMAT motion problems” category. All the problems in this section will be based around the formula, Speed = Distance/Time or Distance = Speed x Time.

##### Pipes, Cisterns, and Work Time

Problems on pipes and cisterns are similar to problems on work time. They can be approached in a similar manner as well.

##### Ratio and Proportion

The relative size of two quantities expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other; the ratio of a to b is written as a:b or a/b. On the other hand, an equality between two ratios is called proportion.

Even if you don’t recognize some or most of these terms, you would have definitely solved them before. They aren’t really difficult.

Let’s examine Algebra next.

##### b) GMAT Quant Syllabus – Algebra

Algebra is one of the areas in Quant in which you have to deal with mathematical symbols.

You can check out the sub-topics in Algebra based on the GMAT syllabus below:

##### Monomials, polynomials

A monomial is an expression in algebra that contains one term. Ex.: 3xy. Monomials include numbers, whole numbers and variables that are multiplied together, and variables that are multiplied together. A polynomial is a sum of monomials where each monomial is called a term.

##### Algebraic expressions and equations

An algebraic equation contains two algebraic expressions which are separated by an equal sign (=) in between. The main purpose of solving algebraic equations is to find the unknown variable in the given expressions.

##### Functions

A function is a rule that relates how one quantity depends on other quantities. It is more like an input-output operator.

##### Exponents

Exponents are one of the more frequently tested concepts on the GMAT. An exponent indicates how many times a given number should be multiplied by itself.

##### Arithmetic and Geometric Progression

An arithmetic progression is a sequence of numbers such that the difference of any two successive members is a constant. Whereas, a geometric progression is a sequence in which each term is derived by multiplying or dividing the preceding term by a fixed number called the common ratio.

##### Quadratic Equations

A quadratic equation in algebra is one that can be rearranged in standard form. In it, ‘x’ will represent the unknown number whereas ‘a’ and ‘b’ will be known numbers. In quadratic equations, ‘a’ will not be equal to 0.

##### Inequalities and Basic statistics

Equations and inequalities are both mathematical sentences formed by relating two expressions to each other. In an equation, the two expressions are deemed equal which is shown by the symbol “=”. Whereas in inequality, the two expressions are not necessarily equal – this is indicated by the symbols: >, <, ≤ or ≥.

**Also Read:** *The Ultimate Guide to GMAT Inequalities*

This probably sounds scarier than it really is. Next up, Modern Math!

##### c) GMAT Quant Syllabus – Modern Math

Modern Math is not about mugging up formulae and using them to solve questions. Most of the questions in this area just require you to know basic concepts and their applications.

Here are the Modern Math topics covered in the GMAT syllabus:

##### Mixtures and Alligations

Mixture problems show up very frequently on the GMAT. The questions look to find answers to two main problems: proportions in mixture problems and combining different mixtures.

Alligation is a rule that enables us to find the ratio in which two or more ingredients at the given price must be mixed to produce a mixture of the desired price.

##### Permutations and Combinations

Permutations and combinations refer to the various ways in which objects from a set may be selected to form subsets. When the order of selection is a factor, this selection of subsets is called permutation. When the order of selection is not a factor, it is called combination.

##### Descriptive statistics

A descriptive statistic is a summary statistic that quantitatively describes or summarizes features from a collection of information while descriptive statistics is the process of using and analysing those statistics.

##### Sets

On the GMAT, sets typically consist of numbers, either enumerated within the curly brackets { } or described in words. A mathematical set is a collection of numbers or objects, called elements. Two sets are identical if they contain the exact same values, just with different frequencies. There is no order in a set, and duplicates are not counted.

##### Probability

Probability is stated as a percent less than 100 or a fraction less than 1; it is found by dividing the number of desired outcomes by the number of possible outcomes. A great example is the coin flip and its probable outcomes.

##### Sequences and Series

Like the word suggests, a sequence is a list of objects or events that have been listed in a sequential fashion. Whereas, series is the sum of a sequence of terms, They are a list of numbers which can be added.

Let’s look at Geometry now.

##### d) GMAT Quant Syllabus – Geometry

The Geometry concepts covered in the GMAT syllabus include:

##### Lines and angles

Lines and angles are an important part of the Geometry section in Quant. You might already be familiar with what they are. The questions on lines and angles will require the test taker to find the value of angles.

##### Triangles

Questions on triangles in GMAT Quant will require the test taker to probably find the area of the triangle or find the height of it. These are just examples of what you might have to work on.

##### Quadrilaterals

Quadrilaterals, like other shapes in Geometry, usually appear in Geometry questions that involve basic properties of quadrilaterals, perimeter, or area. A quadrilateral, by definition, is a polygon with four sides created by four straight lines. Some common quadrilaterals are: a square, a rectangle, a parallelogram, and a trapezoid.

##### Circles

A circle is the set of all points that are at an equal distance from a center point. The distance between any of the points and the center is the radius r. The radius is the defining property of a circle.

##### Rectangular solids and Cylinders

This is a part of three-dimensional geometry. In questions that include these geometrical figures, the test taker may have to find the values associated with them. In some cases, even the length of the edge of the rectangular solid!

##### Coordinate geometry

This is a type of geometry that is based on using a coordinate system. The coordinate system, like the graphs in school, have x-axis and y-axis. The application of these are used in physics, aviation and engineering.

Did you feel that the GMAT Quant Geometry section might be difficult?

You just need practice, that’s all! Check out our guide to GMAT Geometry if you think you need some direction.

**Also Read:** *8 Solid Ways To Get A 50-51 Raw Score In GMAT Quant*

That’s all there is to the GMAT Quant section.

With this, let’s move on to the GMAT syllabus for the Verbal Reasoning section.

**2. What is the GMAT Verbal syllabus?**

Some of you might be comfortable with the Quant section on the GMAT. Whereas, the others might find the GMAT syllabus for the Verbal section easy and interesting. Let’s see how you like the Verbal section now.

The Verbal section has **36 multiple choice questions** that you need to solve in **65 minutes**.

And here are the question types in the Verbal section based on the GMAT syllabus:

**1. Reading Comprehension (RC)**

In the reading comprehension section, as the section name suggests, you will have to read and comprehend what you read. You will be given a passage to read and you will have to answer the questions based on what you understood from the passage. There will usually be four RC passages. It could go up or down by one passage.

**Also read:** *How to Score Well on GMAT Reading Comprehension*

**2. Critical Reasoning (CR)**

You will be given a short passage/prompt and you will have to find the premise, conclusion, assumption and so on. The prompt will present you with some sort of an argument. While you do have to read the prompt, the GMAT CR tests your critical thinking and logical sense more than anything else. In your GMAT exam, you can expect to encounter 10-13 CR questions.

**3. Sentence Correction (SC)**

In the sentence correction question, a part of the sentence will be underlined, and five options are provided. You need to spot the error and mark the right option. In the Verbal section, you can expect anything between 11-16 SC questions.

Out of the above-mentioned three question types, Critical Reasoning and Sentence Correction are further divided into 13 GMAT Verbal topics.

Reading Comprehension | Critical Reasoning | Sentence Correction |
---|---|---|

Passage analysis | Assumptions | Pronoun |

Evaluate | Subject-Verb Agreement | |

Inference | Modifiers | |

Bold Face | Idioms | |

Paradox | Parallelism | |

Strengthen and Weaken | Comparison | |

Verb Tenses |

Below mentioned are the 13 Verbal topics that you need to prepare for before you take the GMAT:

1. Assumptions

2. Evaluate

3. Inference

4. Bold Face

5. Paradox

6. Strengthen and Weaken

7. Pronoun

8. Subject-Verb Agreement

9. Modifiers

10. Idioms

11. Parallelism

12. Comparison

13. Verb Tenses

Let us delve deeper into each of the 13 Verbal topics mentioned above.

##### a) GMAT Verbal Syllabus – Critical Reasoning

The GMAT tests your critical thinking ability and logical sense with this question type.

Here are the sub-topics that fall under the Verbal section based on the GMAT syllabus:

##### Assumptions

There will be a premise and a conclusion. You need to figure out what the assumption is so that you can link them. Basically, you need to think and find out the missing information.

##### Evaluate

This might be one of the toughest question types in GMAT Critical Reasoning. But to put it simply, you need to find the answer choice that affects the conclusion differently if you answer it with a “Yes” and a “No”.

##### Inference

You cannot guess the answer to an Inference question. You need to go by the evidence that has been provided to get the right answer.

##### Bold Face

Bold Face questions require you to understand the role played by the bolded statements in an argument. That’s what will give you the right answer.

##### Paradox

A Paradox question will have a statement that might not, at least in the first glance, make sense. In GMAT Critical Reasoning, the statements will mostly be from the real world or the world of science.

##### Strengthen and Weaken

Like the name suggests, in this question type, you will have to find a new piece of information that if added to the existing information, will make the conclusion less likely to be true.

Now that we have looked at the six sub-topics in the GMAT Critical Reasoning section, let us move on to the Sentence Correction section.

**Also read:** *Reverse Causation in GMAT CR*

##### b) GMAT Verbal Syllabus – Sentence Correction

GMAT Sentence Correction questions require you to understand the errors in the underlined part.

Usually, you will find 0-2 errors in the underlined part of the sentence. Rarely, you may find an entire sentence underlined.

Let’s look at what you need to learn to solve the GMAT Sentence Correction questions.

##### Pronoun

As you might know, pronouns always refer to a noun. But, when you are attempting the GMAT Sentence Correction questions, you need to keep in mind that one exemption – In the case of possessive pronouns, a possessive noun can be used as a referent.

##### Subject-Verb Agreement

A sentence should contain a subject and a verb. If it does not, it is considered an incorrect sentence. Moreover, the verb should be in agreement with the subject of the sentence. For instance, the subject cannot be plural with a singular verb.

##### Modifiers

Modifiers, as the name suggests, are words or groups of words that describe other entities in a sentence. They can act as adjectives, adverbs or even pronouns.

##### Idioms

Idioms are unique combinations of words. In these questions, you will have to identify the incorrect usage of an idiom in the given sentence and then identify the right idiom from the answer options.

##### Parallelism

Parallelism depends not only on grammar but also logic. If you are to correct parallelism, you need to make sure that two phrases or clauses match in their grammatical form and serve the same logical role in the sentence.

##### Comparison

You can compare only similar items. And you need to be able to identify what is being compared in a sentence in order to get the answer to the Comparison questions on the GMAT.

##### Verb Tenses

Official GMAT questions do not test you on all verb tenses. You need to choose the answer option that has the right verb tense if it replaces the underlined part of the sentence.

Once you answer these questions on GMAT Verbal, here’s how they will assess your responses:

1. Reading and understanding the written material

2. Reasoning and appraising the arguments

3. Rectifying the written material in accordance with standard written English

**Also read:** *How to Solve Fully Underlined Sentence Correction Questions*

That is all there is to know about the GMAT Verbal syllabus.

Once you start your GMAT preparation, you will get to know how you can easily get to the right answers. But, ensure that you get your basics right before you go ahead and attempt difficult questions.

If your GMAT tutor is experienced and knows what you need to focus on, they will guide you the right way. All you need to make sure is that you choose the right GMAT course for you!

Do you feel that you spend too much time reading the GMAT Reading Comprehension passages and end up with no time to complete the GMAT exam? This is a common problem among a lot of GMAT test takers. If you wish to learn easy ways to tackle GMAT Reading Comprehension questions, you check out this video

6 Hacks to Ace GMAT Reading Comprehension

**Note:** Since IR and AWA are quite different, in terms of what they expect from you, we’ll take them as separate sections here.

**3. What is the GMAT syllabus for IR?**

Before you look at the GMAT IR syllabus, here’s something you need to know about the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section.

This section requires both Verbal and Quant skills, and for those familiar with the CAT syllabus, this section is similar to the Data Interpretation (DI) section on the CAT.

The Integrated Reasoning section will require you to answer 12 multiple choice questions in 30 minutes.

Based on the GMAT syllabus, here are the 4 GMAT IR question types you can expect on your GMAT exam:

1. Multi-Source Reasoning

2. Graphics Interpretation

3. Table Analysis

4. Two-Part Analysis

Let’s understand the four GMAT IR questions types in detail.

##### Multi-Source Reasoning

In this type of question, you will receive three pieces of information on tabbed pages. It could be charts, articles, data, or even emails. While you will get a lot of information from these, you might not have to use all of them to answer the questions.

##### Graphics Interpretation

In Graphical interpretation questions, you will be given graphs or graphical images. You need to analyze and understand what they represent. These questions test your ability to interpret and analyze data.

##### Table Analysis

You must have seen spreadsheets, right? You will be presented with a similar, sortable table. All you need to do is to analyze and interpret the information provided on the table.

##### Two-Part Analysis

These questions may test your quantitative or verbal skills. Two-Part Analysis questions will give you a few lines of text and instructions. These instructions are to help you select choices on a table based on the information provided.

**Quick facts!**

Your IR score doesn’t affect your total GMAT score because it doesn’t count towards that. The IR scores are given on a scale of 1 to 8.

**Also read:** *A Guide to Integrated Reasoning*

Here are the skills this section is designed to test:

1. Deciphering relevant information presented in text, numbers, and graphics

2. Assessing appropriate information from different sources

3. Combining and arranging information to observe relationships among them and solving complex problems to arrive at a correct interpretation

Let us look at the last section on the GMAT Syllabus now.

**4. What is the GMAT syllabus for AWA section?**

As the name suggests, this section assesses your writing skills.

The AWA is an essay section on the GMAT in which you’re presented with an argument.

You are expected to write an analysis of the given statement. The twist here is that you’re not supposed to provide your views on the topic in your analysis. So, what is it that the GMAT looks for in your essay?

Here’s what the GMAT looks at while assessing your AWA section performance:

1. Your writing skills and abilities

2. Clarity and logic in your argument

3. The overall relevance of your essay to the given topic

Interestingly, your AWA score, just like your IR score, does not affect your total GMAT score. That’s because AWA and IR scores aren’t counted towards your GMAT composite score.

But unlike the IR section, the **score range for AWA is from 0–6**, with increments of 0.5 points.

**Here’s what AWA scores mean:**

##### 0: Irrelevant

The essay is irrelevant or makes absolutely no sense.

##### 1: Fundamentally deficient

The essay shows little to no reasoning and has numerous errors in language, grammar, and spelling.

##### 2: Seriously flawed

The essay shows poor reasoning skills, does not develop ideas, is disorganized, and has frequent language, grammar, and spelling problems.

##### 3: Limited

The essay shows some analysis level but misses the most critical points and has some language, grammar, and spelling errors.

##### 4: Adequate

The essay contains an acceptable analysis of the argument but includes a few linguistic, grammatical, or spelling errors.

##### 5: Strong

A well-reasoned, well-organized critique of the argument with only minor writing flaws.

##### 6: Outstanding

An excellent, well-articulated analysis that has few or no writing flaws.

**Also read:** *How to write your GMAT AWA Essay [Effectively]*

Writing a good AWA essay is not very difficult, but it does take practice. Take a look at our guide on how to write GMAT AWA essays to go about it the right way.

Though AWA and IR are part of the GMAT syllabus, they will not have much of an impact on your MBA application. So, our advice is, don’t worry too much about both these sections.

**5. What is the GMAT exam pattern?**

Now that you know everything about the GMAT syllabus 2021, it will be easy to understand the GMAT exam pattern. You will have a lot more clarity on how the exam will be once you know the GMAT exam pattern.

As mentioned before, the GMAT exam is split into four sections. All the sections are timed.

Below mentioned are the durations for each GMAT section:

GMAT Sections | Number of Questions | GMAT Section Duration |
---|---|---|

GMAT Quant | 31 | 62 Minutes |

GMAT Verbal | 36 | 65 Minutes |

GMAT IR | 12 | 30 Minutes |

GMAT AWA | 1 Essay Question | 30 Minutes |

### What is the GMAT exam pattern?

The GMAT exam pattern, though the number of questions and the topics are fixed, is based on your choice of the GMAT section order.

On the GMAT exam, you can choose which section you wish to attempt first.

And you also have two optional 8-minute breaks.

Want to know more about GMAT section order selection? Check out this page to know all the important details about GMAT section order selection.

**Here’s a tip**

Choose the GMAT section order based on your strengths. You should choose the section order wisely because this is one of the ways in which you can control your GMAT experience.

What you need to remember is that you get to choose the GMAT section order only if you are taking the GMAT exam at a test center. If you take the GMAT online exam, the GMAT paper pattern is slightly different. And hence, you do not get to choose the section order.

You can expect this difference to persist between GMAT online and test center exam at least for a few more months until the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owner and administrator of the GMAT, introduces the enhanced version of the online test.

**Quick facts!**

In the GMAT online exam, you cannot choose the section order. You also don’t have the GMAT AWA section on the online version. Know which GMAT exam version you should choose: GMAT online vs GMAT test center exam.

Do you feel that you are a lot more aware of the GMAT syllabus now?

We are sure that you are now all set to start your GMAT preparation and MBA journey.

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** FAQs on GMAT Exam Fees, Prep time, and more**

##### How much does GMAT cost in India?

The fees for the online and the test centre GMAT exam is the same – $250. The difference is that you need to get to the test centre to take the offline exam while you can take the online exam from the comfort of your home! There are always options to reschedule and cancel your exam. It is just that you might have to do it within a given time frame and may even incur a small fee.

##### Can I take the GMAT exam online?

Yes. You can take the GMAT online exam. The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) recently announced that the GMAT online exam will coexist with the test center GMAT exam. You can read more about the GMAT online exam.

##### When can I take the GMAT?

Unlike CAT and many other competitive exams, GMAT is not conducted worldwide on a specific date. You can book the exam slot and take the GMAT when you know you are ready.

##### How will I know if I am ready to take the GMAT?

Once you start your GMAT prep, you will need to take official mock tests. These tests will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses and prepare accordingly. Once you get, let’s say, 740+ in your mock tests, you can take the GMAT. There will always be a +-40 points difference between the mock test scores and the actual GMAT scores.

##### What are the GMAT prep materials I should use?

You don’t have to utilize a lot of materials to prepare for the GMAT. In fact, DO NOT use a lot of materials. You will require the GMAT Official Guide to understand concepts and practice questions. If you want to know about the other GMAT prep materials you can utilize, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]. Our experts will suggest the perfect resources for you.

##### Can I skip any GMAT section?

No. You cannot skip any GMAT section or question. The GMAT works on the adaptive scoring algorithm which makes it impossible for you to go to the next question without answering the one you already have. You can learn more about the GMAT scoring and the adaptive scoring algorithm here.

##### What is the difference between CAT and GMAT syllabus?

There are many differences between CAT and GMAT. Based on the syllabus, the main difference between them is that the CAT syllabus does not include the Analytical Writing Assessment section.