The syllabus for GMAT would comprise more than 50 topics from Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Quant, and Analytical Writing Assessment sections. Further, its syllabus is classified into various other sub-sections like Sentence Correction, Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning in the Verbal Section, and Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving in the Quant Section.
Here, we will look into the syllabus that can be expected on the GMAT exam.
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, topics from Verbal, Quant, Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment are included in the GMAT syllabus.
The total GMAT Syllabus is divided into four sections:
As you now have an idea about the GMAT sections, let us take a deeper look at each section.
|Multiples and Factors||Monomials, polynomials||Triangle|
|Number Properties||Functions||Lines and angles|
|Percentage||Inequalities and basic statistics||Rectangular solids and cylinders|
|Power and Roots||Algebraic expressions and equations||Coordinate geometry|
|Average||Permutation and combination|
|Probability||Arithmetic and geometric progressions|
|Mixtures and allegations|
|Ratio and proportion|
|Pipes, cisterns, and work time|
|Speed, time, distance|
|Simple and Compounded Interest|
Even if the students pursuing GMAT believe the Quant section to be the tough one, the concepts that are included here are not beyond your high-school math.
The Quant section of GMAT is set up to measure your ability to reason mathematically, solve quantitative problems and interpret graphic data.
You might have heard people say that the only way to score high on GMAT Quant is to spend a lot of your time practising problems and tests. Well, this is completely true, practice does make you perfect.
But there is something that many students look past and that is conceptual clarity. To achieve a Q50+ score you need to have a solid foundation and a good grasp of the concepts and their application.
In the Verbal Section of the GMAT Syllabus, there are three types of questions - Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and sentence correction. You will get 36 MCQs here which you have to complete in 75 minutes. These are the topics that can be expected on the GMAT verbal section:
|Sentence Correction||Critical Reasoning|
|Comparison||Strengthen and weaken|
The first thing that has to be mentioned about the IR section of the test is that it doesn't get factored into your score, just like the AWA section.
The questions that you get in the Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT syllabus consist of a lot of data that is provided in passages, graphs, tables, or a combination of the three. Four different types of questions are asked:
This section will measure your ability to assess the information that has been given to you in multiple formats from different sources. As we live in a world that is driven by data, it is important that you have the skills to interpret data.
As we have mentioned earlier, just like the IR section, the Analytical Writing Assessment section won't get factored in your score.
Here you will be asked to comprehend information, analyze issues, and communicate your ideas through an essay. This section measures your capacity to think critically and checks your ability to communicate your ideas.
You will be scored on a six-point scale, and the essay will have two independent ratings and an average will be derived from there. The topics could vary from business news to anything in general.
Here is a summary of all the topics under GMAT syllabus 2022:
|GMAT Verbal||GMAT Quantitative||GMAT IR||GMAT AWA
(A wide range of topics)
|Assumptions||Decimals||Elementary Algebra||Article from a trade magazine|
|Subject-Verb Agreement||Number Properties||Geometry||Memorandum from the business department like marketing, operations, finance, etc|
|Modifiers||Percentage||Statistics||Announcements issued by a newspaper or a company|
|Inference||Power and Roots||A paragraph from a research paper|
|Evaluate||Average||A paragraph from a business plan|
|Bold Face||Probability||and more…|
|Parallelism||Multiples and Factors|
|Comparison||Mixtures and allegations|
|Verb Tenses||Ratio and proportion|
|Strengthen and weaken||Pipes, cisterns, and work time|
|Adjectives||Speed, time, distance|
|Phrases and Clauses||Simple and Compounded Interest|
|Lines and angles|
|Rectangular solids and cylinders|
|Inequalities and basic statistics|
|Algebraic expressions and equations|
|Permutation and combination|
|Arithmetic and geometric progressions|