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Gmat quant question [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2009, 20:11
How is the gmat question section broken down. I know it is about 23 PS questions and 13 DS questions, but I am looking for a more detailed breakdown. For example, about how many geometry questions would be on there or any other catergories for instance.

It can be a rough estimate, that is fine with me, I am just trying to focus my studies on areas that might show up more on the test, etc. It would be great if someone could post a list of what catergories of math questions they were and rough estimate of how many they think there is on the test. I have been struggling with the quant area, so I would be very appreciative of this information. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Gmat quant question [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2009, 21:37
i dont know if that information is made publicly available by the GMAC, or if it even stays constant from test to test. as an example, in my practice tests i was struggling with permutation and probability problems. i tried to make a point to study those more heavily, but on my actual GMAT, i had 0 probability and 0 permutation questions, which was a relief. however, other people might have gotten at least a couple of these.

the other thing that throws things off is the amount of 'experimental / ungraded' questions in the quant. i think there's at least 5 or more experimental questions in the quant, and they can be about any topic, so it's hard to give a rough estimate.

i think if you study geometry, rate/work problems, absolute value, and number questions (odd/even, integers, etc), this would cover the vast majority of questions.
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Re: Gmat quant question [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2009, 07:13
You will not find anything exact regarding breakdown of problems. All of the prep programs offer a range of problems to expect.

My advice: Don't have expectations. Make sure you're well versed in all question types so you don't crash and burn on the test.
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Re: Gmat quant question [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2009, 12:57
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You will not find anything exact regarding breakdown of problems. All of the prep programs offer a range of problems to expect.

My advice: Don't have expectations. Make sure you're well versed in all question types so you don't crash and burn on the test.



Thanks for the replies. I will make sure to cover all areas pretty good.

Could you elaborate a little bit for me the "range of problems to expect from each category". I did not see anything in OG about it, and I have been working in a nova prep book where it mentioned something about how 1/5 of the quant questions might be from geometry. But I haven't been able to find out any other info. Maybe you could point me in the right direction of a book or link that would be able to help me. Thanks.
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mohater wrote:
You will not find anything exact regarding breakdown of problems. All of the prep programs offer a range of problems to expect.

My advice: Don't have expectations. Make sure you're well versed in all question types so you don't crash and burn on the test.



Thanks for the replies. I will make sure to cover all areas pretty good.

Could you elaborate a little bit for me the "range of problems to expect from each category". I did not see anything in OG about it, and I have been working in a nova prep book where it mentioned something about how 1/5 of the quant questions might be from geometry. But I haven't been able to find out any other info. Maybe you could point me in the right direction of a book or link that would be able to help me. Thanks.


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mohater's reply was that no such approximation on # of problems per section exists, and that it varies from test to test. he also basically said to study everything and not focus on the breakdown per section.
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Re: Gmat quant question [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2009, 14:51
Bigpete757 wrote:
mohater wrote:
You will not find anything exact regarding breakdown of problems. All of the prep programs offer a range of problems to expect.

My advice: Don't have expectations. Make sure you're well versed in all question types so you don't crash and burn on the test.



Thanks for the replies. I will make sure to cover all areas pretty good.

Could you elaborate a little bit for me the "range of problems to expect from each category". I did not see anything in OG about it, and I have been working in a nova prep book where it mentioned something about how 1/5 of the quant questions might be from geometry. But I haven't been able to find out any other info. Maybe you could point me in the right direction of a book or link that would be able to help me. Thanks.


hey bigpete... if you check the Quant basics section in the OG12 (I assume OG11 has it too) that gives a rough breakdown of pretty much all the quant fundamentals you need. These include number properties, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, etc etc... It even has a section on the various word problems and how to address them. It does not have questions for these though.

I haven't had experience in nova or MGMAT or anything else except Kaplan premier 2010 and that has quant section which basically covers the same stuff that OG12 does but with more examples and questions so maybe give something like that a shot...
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Re: Gmat quant question [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2009, 17:59
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Thanks for the replies. I will make sure to cover all areas pretty good.

Could you elaborate a little bit for me the "range of problems to expect from each category". I did not see anything in OG about it, and I have been working in a nova prep book where it mentioned something about how 1/5 of the quant questions might be from geometry. But I haven't been able to find out any other info. Maybe you could point me in the right direction of a book or link that would be able to help me. Thanks.


Range of problems = # of each problem type.

Don't put too much focus on "knowing what to expect". You can find plenty of resources like this one that try and break down the general problem type like this one:
http://www.west.net/~stewart/gmat/gmglance.htm

...but I wouldn't try to dig much deeper than that.
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