Top 4 Tips to Score 50+ in GMAT Quantitative Section


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Most of the candidates who have appeared for competitive exams like CAT, MAT, and GMAT admit that the quantitative section is one of the toughest sections of any entrance exam. Although the questions set are not very difficult but the people who set these questions try their best to confuse you by making the questions tricky. But there are also ways to get past these tricks and easily score 50+ marks in the quantitative section.

Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)
is one of the popular management entrance exams for admission to various management courses in B-Schools. GMAT exam is divided to 4 sections:

•    Analytic Writing Assessment
•    Integrated Reasoning
•    Quantitative Analysis
•    Verbal Analysis

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The quantitative analysis section is a “computer-adaptive test” which means a candidate will initially be serves with questions of average difficulty level and depending on whether the candidate can answer them or not, the difficulty level increases. With more correct answers, the difficulty level will also level up.

The quantitative analysis section will carry questions from:
1.    Data Sufficiency
2.    Problem Solving

XAT quantitative

The syllabus will usually be question from Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Word Problems.

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Here are few ways through which you can ensure to score great in quantitative section of GMAT or any entrance exam that you appear for as a matter of fact. Have a look:

•    Clear your concept

Since the syllabus for GMAT quantitative test includes basic Maths that is taught in school, chances are most of the candidates are not in practice. This is why, it is important to keep practicing basic Maths and become familiar with the concept. Also keep a check on the time you take to solve these problems. You must be able to solve them correctly and see through the tricky questions because once you can find the trick, solving the problems becomes much easier.

•    Practice and analyze yourself

The more you practice, the more you’ll increase your capability to solve quantitative questions. Take more and more practice test; solve previous year questions and mock tests. Review and compare your score from time to time to find out where you are falling short and where do you need to improve. Try to find the simplest way to solve a problem because you will only get 75 minutes to solve 37 questions.

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•    Find your weak spot

Find the area where you are scoring the lowest and go through all the questions that you have solved incorrectly. Go through each answer and find out exactly where you went wrong, try to find out if you have made identical mistake in every question. If it is so, then you need to clear your concept on the subject.

•    Don’t get confused

Data Sufficiency questions can make someone confused anytime. These questions come with two statements and the job is to decide whether the options provided are sufficient to answer the question. These types of questions need more of evaluation than calculation. Only regular practice can help you get familiar with the topic.

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