# QUANTITATIVE SECTION OF THE GMAT

Jan 30, 2023In the quantitative section of the GMAT exam, you will be tested on your mathematical competence and your ability to solve quantitative problems using reasoning skills. No calculator is allowed, so you need to be able to do mathematical calculations by hand.

## Two minutes per question

The quantitative section consists of 31 multiple-choice questions. You have 62 minutes in total, giving you an average of two minutes per question. You will encounter two different types of questions: problem solving questions, and data sufficiency questions.

## Problem solving questions

Problem solving questions will challenge you to solve quantitative problems using logic and analytical reasoning. These questions are multiple choice. They each have five possible answers, only one of which is correct.

## Data sufficiency questions

Data sufficiency questions might be different from what you are used to. In this type of question, you are given a question and two accompanying statements. You then have to assess whether or not the statements provide sufficient information to answer the question.

## Certain level of knowledge required

Doing well in the quant section as a whole will require a certain level of knowledge regarding mathematical topics including fractions, powers and roots, statistics, probability, solving different types of equations, and basic geometry. Note that GMAT questions are often presented as word problems blending arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric principles.

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