## Introduction to the GMAT: The Quantitative Section

Summary

The Quantitative Section of the GMAT focuses on evaluating critical thinking through mathematical problems, comprising two distinct question types: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency.

- The Quantitative Section allocates 62 minutes for 31 questions, emphasizing a brisk pace in solving math problems.
- Problem Solving questions are traditional multiple-choice, while Data Sufficiency questions require determining if provided statements offer enough information to answer a query.
- Approximately 11 to 13 questions are Data Sufficiency and 18 to 20 are Problem Solving, with no calculator allowed for computations.
- The section tests basic math skills, including geometry, algebra, and a bit of probability, excluding more advanced topics like trigonometry and calculus.
- Critical thinking and the ability to analyze information are the core skills assessed, rather than just mathematical knowledge.

Chapters

00:00

Understanding the Quantitative Section

00:22

Problem Solving vs. Data Sufficiency

02:29

No Calculator Allowed

03:08

Math Content and Skills Tested

The GMAT in its current form will be offered through early 2024. **Starting on November 7, 2023, a new, shorter version of the exam called the GMAT Focus can be taken.** Please see the lesson "New GMAT Focus Edition Can be Taken Starting November 7, 2023" for more details about the GMAT Focus edition.

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