In this video Kevin from Magoosh is giving a primer on the GMAT. He covers the GMAT test questions basics for anyone just starting out. You will learn about the questions on the test, the distribution of those questions in each section, and a few other useful facts.
First, let’s go over the sections of the exam and then talk about the different questions you will see in each of them. The first section on the test is the Analytical Writing (AWA) section. You will need to write an essay that analyzes an argument. There will be different flaws in the argument and your task will be to point them out and explain why they are mistaken. After that comes the Integrated Reasoning (IR) section, which will have 12 questions, as well as graphs, charts and passages that you will need to read and analyze in order to answer the IR questions.
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After IR comes the Quantitative section. The Quant section has 37 questions. Within the Quant section you will see both Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving questions. The Data Sufficiency questions are very particular to the GMAT and require some serious preparation. You will have between 14 and 16 of those questions. The Problem Solving questions will be 21-23 in number and these tend to be more traditional math questions with five possible multiple choice answers.
The final section of the test will be the Verbal section. This section has 41 questions. The question types are Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. These questions are going to be evenly dispersed.
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The entire test will take about three hours and a half, including breaks and set-up at the beginning.