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Greetings to all
I plan to appear for GMAT in 2 months and I've just started with my quant preparation.
Being an arts graduate, I find it relatively tougher than verbal. I am aiming for a decent score of 650. Could you guide me with the topics I should be focusing on in quant (considering my non-maths background) in terms of their importance?
Thanks in advance!

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I would recommend going through GMAT Math book
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-math-bo ... 30609.html
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Greetings to all
I plan to appear for GMAT in 2 months and I've just started with my quant preparation.
Being an arts graduate, I find it relatively tougher than verbal. I am aiming for a decent score of 650. Could you guide me with the topics I should be focusing on in quant (considering my non-maths background) in terms of their importance?
Thanks in advance!

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For Quantitative you can find everything you need in the following two topics:
ALL YOU NEED FOR QUANT.
Ultimate GMAT Quantitative Megathread

The same for VERBAL:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-ver ... 33279.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/new-to-the-v ... 19866.html

Hope it helps.
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Greetings to all
I plan to appear for GMAT in 2 months and I've just started with my quant preparation.
Being an arts graduate, I find it relatively tougher than verbal. I am aiming for a decent score of 650. Could you guide me with the topics I should be focusing on in quant (considering my non-maths background) in terms of their importance?
Thanks in advance!

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Hi meg1212

Concepts being tested in GMAT Math

Quantitative (46% - as approx 54% Question are being tested in Verbal) (31 Quant 36 Verbal)

1. Arithmetic (40%) (12 questions approx )

1) Arithmetic – General (7%) (2)
2) Combinations (1.5%) (0-1)
3) Divisibility/Multiples/Factors (3%) (1)
4) Fractions/Ratios/Decimals (6.5%) (2)
5) Number Properties (5%) (2)
6) Percent and Interest Problems (8%) (2)
7) Probability (2%) (1)
8) Remainders (1%)
9) Statistics and Sets Problems (6%) (1-2)

2. Algebra (25%) (8)

1) Absolute Values (1.5%) (1)
2) Algebra – General (10%) (3)
3) Exponents/Powers (3%) (1)
4) Functions and Custom Characters (2%) (0-1)
5) Inequalities (5%) (1-2)
6) Roots (1.5%) (0-1)
7) Sequences (2%) (0-1)

3. Words Problems (23%) (7)

1) Distance/Rate Problems (2.5%) (1)
2) Mixture Problems (1.5%) (0-1)
3) Overlapping Sets (3%) (1)
4) Word Problems – General (14%) (4)
5) Work/Rate Problems (2%) (1)

4) Geometry (12%) (4)

1) Coordinate Geometry (2%) (1)
2) Geometry – General (10%) (3)

I gave you the complete breakdown you can prefer the Highlighted topics.

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New post 15 Nov 2018, 10:25
I don't think you should focus on topics for GMAT. Get good at all of them because you never know what you'd get in the finals. You have to get first 15 questions right even if they are tough which means you need to get good at all Quant topics.

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meg1212 wrote:
Greetings to all
I plan to appear for GMAT in 2 months and I've just started with my quant preparation.
Being an arts graduate, I find it relatively tougher than verbal. I am aiming for a decent score of 650. Could you guide me with the topics I should be focusing on in quant (considering my non-maths background) in terms of their importance?
Thanks in advance!

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Also subscribe to GMATclub tests. They are amazing for Quant.
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New post 18 Dec 2018, 19:34
Hi meg1212,

Are you still looking for advice regarding GMAT quant?
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New post 25 Dec 2018, 10:03
Hi meg1212,

I'd highly recommend to get Manhattan GMAT Guides. Math guides very good theory explanations along with test taking strategies.

Best quant books
Best verbal books
The Definitive GMAT Study Plan

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New post 26 Dec 2018, 17:44
I'm a bit late with this, but I thought I'd offer some advice anyways! What Quant materials you start with, will depend on what level you're starting out at. In general, if you haven't taken a math class for many years and you're a bit rusty - or if you struggled with math in school or you're 'not a math person' - you're best off starting with something like Foundations of GMAT Math. That will give you the background you'll need in order to understand most easy to moderate official GMAT problems, which is a good point to start at. :)
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