GMAT Syllabus 2018

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GMAT 2018 Syllabus

GMAT syllabus is divided into four segments:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment

  • Integrated Reasoning Section

  • Quantitative Section

  • Verbal Section

Verbal Section:

In this section, candidates’ Verbal Ability skills are judged. Questions are mostly based on Reading, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and Comprehension.

Type of Questions


Reading Comprehension

The focus of Reading Comprehension in the GMAT exam will be more on subjects related to business.

The Reading Comprehension questions will cover less than one-third of the Verbal section of the exam.

Critical Reasoning

These type of questions are a major part of the GMAT exam as they test your reasoning as well as analytical skills.

Sentence Completion/ Correction

GMAT comprises 14 to 15 sentence correction questions where your grammar and syntax knowledge of the language will be tested.

Importance of Vocabulary

Vocabulary is not given too much importance in the GMAT. It is more focused on testing candidates' Verbal Reasoning skills.

Quantitative Section:

This section measures candidates’ ability to reason, analyse the data and draw conclusions from the same. Candidates' basic mathematical skills are also tested in this section. Data Sufficiency and Problem-Solving questions are asked in this particular section.

Name of the Exam

Type of Questions


Data Sufficiency: These questions will comprise information in the form of two sentences and a

question will be asked. Candidates will be required to answer whether the information in the statements is sufficient to answer the question or not.

Multiple Choice Questions: These will be asked in the usual 'question and four option' format from various

topics of the mathematics section.

Analytical Writing Assessment Section:

This section of the exam will judge candidates' critical ability, wherein candidates will have to express their ideas in the exam. Here, candidates will have to give reasons for every argument, and write a critique of that argument.



Type of Essays

In the examination, you will get argumentative topics and you will have to put forth your views regarding the topic and support them with examples.

A domain of Topics

The questions come from topics related to the field of business and management. Candidates must keep track of global business news as examples are necessary to support your argument.

Integrated Reasoning Section:

This section tests the analytical, verbal and logical skills of the candidates at the same time. The questions asked will comprise daily, true-to-life problems. The candidates will have to analyze the problem and provide logical solutions for the problem. The time given for this section is 30 minutes. Four type of questions are asked in this section:

  • Table Analysis

  • Graphics Interpretation

  • Multi-Source Reasoning

  • Two-part Analysis

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