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Hey Everyone!!
So I've been practicing the quantitative portion for the GMAT, and I was wondering if there were any main topics that are frequently tested on the GMAT? If you could refer me to a link or some other resource that would be great! I only have 9 days left until my GMAT, so I want to spend my time wisely instead of revising topics that are irrelevant. If you could also let me know what sort of strategies i should use for various questions, that would be greatly appreciated as well!!

Thank you so much for your help!
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Hey Everyone!!
So I've been practicing the quantitative portion for the GMAT, and I was wondering if there were any main topics that are frequently tested on the GMAT? If you could refer me to a link or some other resource that would be great! I only have 9 days left until my GMAT, so I want to spend my time wisely instead of revising topics that are irrelevant. If you could also let me know what sort of strategies i should use for various questions, that would be greatly appreciated as well!!

Thank you so much for your help!


Hello rk15zt ........ it depends on how you are doing on the test day. GMAT mainly rewards more for uniform ability levels. I mean it is better to have 650 level at all the topics than 800 level at geometry and no knowledge at combinatorics. Now from my experience, I would emphasize on 1) Number Properties & 2) Geometry.
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New post 31 Dec 2018, 07:33
Hi rk15zt,

Welcome to gmatclub!

This thread should help:
A complete breakdown of GMAT Math question types and its history

Hope this helps!
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New post 31 Dec 2018, 10:43
rk15zt wrote:
Hey Everyone!!
So I've been practicing the quantitative portion for the GMAT, and I was wondering if there were any main topics that are frequently tested on the GMAT? If you could refer me to a link or some other resource that would be great! I only have 9 days left until my GMAT, so I want to spend my time wisely instead of revising topics that are irrelevant. If you could also let me know what sort of strategies i should use for various questions, that would be greatly appreciated as well!!

Thank you so much for your help!


Hi,

Since GMAT is an adaptive test it would not be practical to neglect topics in the hope of strengthening a few. Instead,use the question bank on this forum to practice a variety of 500 to 700 level questions from the OG only. This will help u familiarise a bunch of concepts in a short span of time and hence help you lower the risk of scoring a low Q score.

Needless to say, a thorough analysis of your error log will help facilitate the process.

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New post 04 Jan 2019, 10:27
Hi rk15zt,

So, you ask a fantastic question. Unfortunately, you are not going to be able to get a definitive answer. If we all knew the exact breakdown of topics to expect on any given GMAT (or, in other words, the “importance” of each topic), the test wouldn’t be such a challenge, right? Remember, part of the difficulty of the GMAT is the fact that so few quant questions are asked (only 31), but so many concepts can be tested.

Consider this quote from The Art of War:

"The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable."

So, while I understand WHY you are asking the question, you need to prepare such that you will be ready for anything that may come your way on test day (hopefully you have done so). Only then will you be able to walk into the GMAT and know that regardless of what question pops up on the screen, you can DOMINATE IT.

Furthermore, since you have only one week left before your GMAT, you should begin to dial down your prep. If you must do something, do some light studying, such as focused practice and review of flash cards/notes from past topics to ensure that knowledge has not slipped through the cracks. Try to keep busy with activities other than GMAT prep: go out to dinner, go to the movies, binge-watch Netflix, go for a run … Do whatever you have to so you don’t spend the days leading up to your exam worrying about how things will go.

You also may find it helpful to read this article with more advice on how to treat the final week leading up to your exam as well as some test-day tips.

Keep up the positive thoughts, try to relax, and crush the test!! Let me know how things turn out.
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