Four Tips to Ace GMAT Quant
Often, GMAT quant section makes the blood run cold for several MBA aspirants. Indeed, after acquiring the prestigious degree of MBA, the graduates will not be calculating the area of a room, hall or any place. However, they will be estimating the future profit or loss percentage, extracting information from pie chart, bar graphs, etc. Hence, quantitative aptitude is an essential part of the GMAT preparation.
GMAT Quant syllabus consists of the basic math concepts up to high-school standard. The section is divided into two sub-sections, Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. There are 37 questions to be attempted in 75 minutes. Since it is a computer adaptive test, with every right answer, the difficulty level of the question increases. The score is measured on a scale of 0-60 and the overall score is 800.
Here are the four affordable quant preparation tips from our experts, follow the tips and secure an admirable score.
- Review the Basics
To lay a strong foundation of mathematical question solving, it is utmost necessary to start working from the scratch. Before encountering the chill winds of quant questions, review your basics. Allocate proper time to brush up the basics, and try to implement those while solving the questions.
- Take help of GMAT Official Guide
GMAT Official Guide is the holy book for GMAT preparation. It gives you all the minute details about the test pattern, question structure, practice questions along with solved questions. The solved questions contain the tricks and tips for quick and easy solving. GMAT Official Guide 2017-2018 offers over 900+ questions from past GMAT tests. If you seek GMAT questions into specific topics, GMAC offers two more books, The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review and The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, each with an additional 300 official GMAT practice questions.
- Practice Tricks, Not Learn
GMAT is a time-game; you can’t skip questions if the answer is not known to you. The advantage is that there is no negative mark, the disadvantage is wrong answers may reduce your score graph. To clinch a fist over time, solve the comprehensive questions with tricks. For e.g., To find the square of 114
Step 1 = Deviation is 114–100 = 14
Now, add this deviation with the number, i.e.
114+14 = 128
Step 2 = Find Square of the deviation = 142 = 196
In this case, when the square of the deviation is a three-digit number, you need to add the first digit with 128.
i.e. 128+1 = 129
- Learn from your Mock test performance
In GMAT preparation, mock tests are an integral part of it. The mock test gives the experience of real time exam experience. It makes the aspirants familiar with the question patterns and enables them to tackle the exam pressure. It assesses your real test preparation. Whatever mistake you’re committing or facing difficulty, try to hit those weak nerves with proper preparation. Learn from your mistakes and replicate those with practice.
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