GMAT 2019 Syllabus

Exam Date : January 1, 2019 To November 23, 2019

GMAT 2019 Syllabus

Knowing GMAT syllabus is the first step in preparation. Knowledge about GMAT syllabus gives shape to one's preparation.

Classification Of GMAT Syllabus

The syllabus comprises of four GMAT Exam sections

  • Analysis of Argument (Analytic Writing Assessment), 

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Verbal Reasoning 

  • Integrated Reasoning. 

Analytical Writing Assessment

This is the first section of the GMAT 2019 Exam. This section includes ANY ONE of the following essays:

  • Argument essay:
    This essay will include a paragraph on a given subject, and the candidate will be responsible to find out the fallacies, inconsistencies, and contradictions in the essay. The estimated word count should be around 350 words.
  • Issue based essay:
    In this essay, the candidate would have to write an essay for about 600 words on a given topic.  The topic will be summed up in a couple of lines, and the candidate will have to write for or against the claim.

Articulation of the idea is a core component in writing essays. Keeping the paragraphs short and punctuating properly makes it easy for a reader to understand the text. 

Using simple words with some idioms and phrases along with examples adds flavour to an essay.

Content is very important, giving appropriate titles helps one to impress the reader.

Quantitative Aptitude 

The Quantitative Aptitude measures the ability to solve quantitative problems and interpret graphical data. It is comprised of two types of multiple-choice questions:

  • Problem-solving

  • Data sufficiency

Both of the sections require a basic knowledge of Arithmetic as well as Elementary Algebra and common concepts in Geometry, mentioned below.

Arithmetic:

  • Number Systems & Number Theory

  • Multiples and factors

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Real Numbers

  • Fractions

  • Decimals

  • Percentages

  • Averages

  • Powers and roots

  • Profit & Loss

  • Simple & Compound Interest

  • Speed, Time, & Distance

  • Pipes, Cisterns, & Work Time

  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Mixtures & Allegation

  • Descriptive statistics

  • Sets

  • Probability

Algebra:

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Monomials, polynomials

  • Algebraic expressions and equations

  • Functions

  • Exponents

  • Arithmetic & Geometric Progression

  • Quadratic Equations

  • Inequalities and Basic statistics

  • Equations

  • Solving Linear Equations with one-Unknown

  • Solving Linear Equations with Two Unknowns

  • Solving Equations by Factoring

  • Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

  • Solving Quadratic Equations

Geometry:

  • Lines and angles

  • Triangles

  • Quadrilaterals

  • Circles

  • Rectangular solids and Cylinders

  • Coordinate geometry

Holding on to basics is the key. After getting fundamentals cleared a candidate can build on the concepts by practicing a lot on these above mentioned topics.

Verbal Reasoning 

The Verbal Section measures the candidate’s ability to read and comprehend the given data and to reason and further evaluate arguments, followed by correcting the text or given sentence to form a standard written English.

Three types of multiple-choice questions are used in the Verbal section:

  • Reading comprehension - Candidate will be given a passage, which they have to understand and answer the related questions. To understand the given passage in a better way, one has to practice reading on a daily basis. 

  • Sentence correction - A grammatically incorrect sentence will be provided, with 5 alternatives, one of which will be correct.

  • Critical reasoning - A short passage will be given, and then answer questions based on its premise and conclusion. A candidate has to think critically i.e approach the question from the point of view of a critic.

Integrated Reasoning

This section measures your overall ability to understand and evaluate multiple origins and types of information like verbal, numeric and graphical.

This is the second section of the GMAT. Following are the type of questions asked in the integrated reasoning section.

Multi-Source Reasoning:

  • These questions are in the form of multiple tabs, which the candidate can navigate across.

  • The questions involved are generally from critical reasoning and sometimes quantitative reasoning might also be involved.

  • An online calculator is provided to help with calculations.

Table Analysis:

  • A table is given to the test taker along with 3 questions and each question will have 2 choices.

  • The test taker must be able to accumulate useful data and exclude the unimportant data in order to solve the question in a short period of time.

Graphics Interpretation:

  • A form of the graphic presentation will be displayed - either a chart or a graph.

  • The candidate will have to analyze the information present in the graph and be able to answer two questions each for every graph.

  • A minimum of three choices will be given to choose from.

Two-Part Analysis:

  • A question prompt is given and has a small table related to it.

  • The test taker has to choose 2 answers out of 6 options that are available.


Other Important topics

  • Pronoun Agreement

  • Pronoun Ambiguity

  • The Test Masters Catalog of Idioms

  • Misplaced Modifiers

  • Parallel Construction

  • Verb

  • Tenses

  • Subject/Verb Agreement

  • Noun Agreement

  • Comparison Words

  • Quantity Words

  • Redundancy

  • The Subjunctive Mood

  • Indirect and Direct Speech

  • Active and Passive Voice

  • Sentence Structure

  • Punctuation

A prospective candidate aspiring to score over 800 as GMAT exam score must not omit any single topic but focus on each and every topic in depth.

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Discussion Forum



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What is the syllabus for the exam?

What is the syllabus for the exam?

Asked By: Aniket Lichade,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Aniket,

 Click on the Link to read complete Syllabus of the exam.



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What is the verbal reasoning ability syllabus for the exam?

What is the verbal reasoning ability syllabus for the exam?

Asked By: Sumedh Ghosh,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Aniket,

The Verbal Section measures the candidate’s ability to read and comprehend the given material and to reason and further evaluate arguments, followed by correcting the material to form a standard written English.

Three types of multiple-choice questions are used in the Verbal section:

  • Reading comprehension - Candidate will be given a passage, which they have to understand and answer the related questions.

  • Sentence correction - A grammatically incorrect sentence will be provided, with 5 alternatives, one of whom will be correct.

  • Critical reasoning - A short passage will be given, and then answer questions based on its premise and conclusion.

 Click on the Link to read complete Syllabus of the exam.



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GMAT 2017 Algebra syllabus

What is the syllabus for the Algebra section in the GMAT exam?

Asked By: Payal Ghosh,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The syllabus for the Algebra section in the GMAT exam is as follows: -

  • Permutation & Combination
  • Monomials, polynomials
  • Algebraic expressions and equations
  • Functions
  • Exponents
  • Arithmetic & Geometric Progression
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Inequalities and Basic statistics
  • Equations
  • Solving Linear Equations with one Unknown
  • Solving Linear Equations with two Unknowns
  • Solving Equations by Factoring
  • Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
  • Solving Quadratic Equations


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GMAT 2017 Arithmetic syllabus

What are the main topics under the Arithmetic syllabus?

Asked By: Sunil Ramesh,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The main topics under the Arithmetic syllabus are as below: -

  • Number Systems & Number Theory
  • Multiples and factors
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Real Numbers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Powers and roots
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Speed, Time, & Distance
  • Pipes, Cisterns, & Work Time
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mixtures & Allegation
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Sets
  • Probability


Q
Which part to concentrate more on ?

I wanted little help in understanding which part of the syllabus to concentrate more on and also any tips would be appreciated

Asked By: Nihal H,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Concentrate equally on every part of the syllabus, however referring old GMAT papers will give you a clear idea of how the examination paper is going to be.



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Topics under geometry

What topics will be covered under geometry for GMAT 2017?

Asked By: Worli Q,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

A candidate should prepare themselves for the following topics in Geometry:

  • Lines and angles
  • Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Circles
  • Rectangular solids and Cylinders
  • Coordinate geometry


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Study period of syllabus

How long will it take to complete the entire syllabus?

Asked By: Jack Marshal,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

One would require 6 months for preparation so that they master all the topics required for the exam. First half of the study period can be used to master the GMAT syllabus and the next half can be used for mock tests. If a person cannot dedicate 6 months for preparation, there are other ways to complete the syllabus, for example taking a crash course or dedicating at least 2 months for studying and suspending other activities for these 2 months.

 


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