GMAT Exam syllabus is made up of four sections:

  • Analytical Writing
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude Section
  • Verbal Reasoning Section

We have explained broadly all 4 sections about GMAT exam syllabus for your complete understanding as below:

GMAT Syllabus for Analytical Writing Assessment

The Analytical Writing section covers some topics on which the candidate will have to write, or there could be a passage given so students need to answer on the basis of the passage.

This GMAT section asks you to analyze issues, understand information, and communicate your ideas through an essay.

This section will judge your ability to think critically and how well you organize your thoughts and use of given evidence to support your viewpoint.

The score for this section is usually on a six-point scale. The topics covered can range from general to business news.

GMAT Syllabus for Integrated Reasoning Syllabus

The integrated Reasoning section is known as the new addition to the GMAT Exam syllabus. This section tests the candidates’ ability to assess the data presented in graph or table format. This section has 4 below questions of the following type:

·  Table Analysis:

There is a lot of information which are given in a table format comprising data, like a spreadsheet and candidates are asked to choose answers from true/false along with multiple statements to answer each question.

·  Two-Part Analysis:

Under this section, candidates are asked to answer a question and provided with multiple choices. This section checks the candidates’ ability to solve simultaneous equations, evaluate trade-offs, and determines the relationships between two entities are measured.

· Multi-Source Reasoning:

Under this, candidates need to gather information from multiple sources and the data may be presented either in tables, charts etc. so candidates have to analyze each source of data carefully for answering multiple questions.

GMAT Syllabus for Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative section of the GMAT has questions that can be grouped into two types:

A,   Problem Solving – This part is designed to test your quantitative skills and your ability to solve a problem using the various mathematical concepts.

 B,  Data Sufficiency –
This section is designed to assess your ability to assess the given data systematically.

.Topics are traditionally grouped under:


Inequalities, equations, absolute value, functions and exponents.


lines and angles, polygons, circles, solids, coordinate geometry.


Numbers and their powers and roots, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion, sets, counting methods, discrete probability.

Word Problems

Rate, time and work, mixtures, simple and compound interest, discounts, profit and loss, geometry problems, measurement problems and data interpretation.

GMAT Syllabus for Verbal Reasoning Syllabus

This section check test takers’ ability to read properly and understand the written material, grasp the logical relationship between the points mentioned in the passage and concepts.

  • Reading Comprehension: In this section, candidates are given a passage of 300-350 words (approx.) on a particular topic and they have to answer multiple choice questions based on the main idea, supporting ideas etc.
  • Critical Reasoning: In this section, there will be some critical reasoning questions that candidates need to answer. Questions are given in the form of an argument with multiple choices. Questions judge you on argument construction, argument evaluation and how you are evaluating a plan of action.
  • Sentence CorrectionIn this section, candidates are given a sentence with an underlined portion and multiple choices to answer. To find the right answer, candidates have to be familiar with English grammar and choose the best possible answer to a question.

GMAT Exam Pattern as given below:

The GMAT Exam is a 3 hours and 7 minutes long online test. It has sections namely:

Section Number of QuestionsTime in Minutes 
 Analytical Writing Assessment1 Topic (Essay)30 Minutes
Integrated Reasoning12 questions30 Minutes
Quantitative31 questions62 Minutes
Verbal36 questions65  Minutes
Total 80 Questions 187

We bring to your attention very important GMAT Quant topics that you can expect in the test as given below:

  1. Arithmetic and geometric progression
  2. Quadratic equations
  3. Inequalities and basic statistics
  4. Lines and angles
  5. Triangles
  6. Quadrilaterals
  7. Set theory
  8. Probability
  9. Permutation and combination
  10. Monomials, polynomials
  11. Algebraic expressions and equations
  12. Functions
  13. Exponents
  14. Circles
  15. Rectangular solids and cylinders
  16. Simple and compound interest
  17. Speed, time, and distance
  18. Pipes, cisterns, and work time
  19. Descriptive statistics
  20. Coordinate geometry
  21. Number properties
  22. Multiples and factors
  23. Fractions
  24. Decimals
  25. Percentages
  26. Averages
  27. Powers and roots
  28. Profit and loss

We bring to your attention very important GMAT Verbal topics that you can expect on the test as given below:

  1. Idioms
  2. Parallelism
  3. Comparison
  4. Inference
  5. Assumption
  6. Verb tense
  7. Subject-verb agreement
  8. Modifiers
  9. Evaluate
  10. Strengthen and weaken
  11. Boldface
  12. Paradox


Q1. Are there any breaks during the test?

Ans: Yes breaks are given but breaks are optional. If you want you can take the break or you can also skip the break so depends upon you. You are eligible for two 8-minute breaks which are scheduled as per the GMAT section order that you have opted.

Q2. Can I skip any of the exam sections?

Ans: No, it’s not possible or allowed. You will have to answer every question to finish each section.

Q3. How much is the GMAT cost?

Ans: The GMAT registration fee is $250. But, GMAT costs will be more than just the GMAT fee of $250 in the previous year. There are several other costs involved with taking the GMAT so please keep in mind and contact us for right information

Q4.  Is there a possibility to select the order in which I want to take the GMAT Exam? 

Ans: Yes, you have the right to select the order in which you want to take the GMAT sections before you start your exam.


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