# GMAT 2020 Syllabus

Exam Date : January 1, 2020 To November 23, 2020

The Syllabus of GMAT Entrance Exam is given on the official website of GMAC. It is majorly partitioned into four topics or Four sections. The Syllabus is not much vast but has broad topics. To make it shorten, a candidate can divide those for sections into subcategories to work on it. Practice according to the GMAT Exam Pattern for the topics given.

## GMAT Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus

Each section has various topics to learn and practice. The paper has been set as per GMAT Eligibility. In competitive exams, time management is very much important. Even time management can turn things opposite. Many candidates know how to solve the questions but as they are usually short of time, they do not qualify the exam. In other cases, if a candidate plans his/her time management with knowledge, then he/she could excel. Here, the topics of GMAT exams are mentioned below:

1. Analytical assessment section mainly consists of essays i.e. Argument and Issue-based essays
2. Quantitative Aptitude explains about Problem-solving and Data Sufficiency in numerics, the fundamentals of arithmetic, algebra & Geometry.
3. Verbal Reasoning comprises of Reading Comprehension, Sentence formation, and critical reasoning.
4. Integrated Reasoning asks for Graphic Interpretation, Table formats analyzing, multisource reasoning, two-part analytical test.

Mock tests would be very much helpful. Knowing GMAT Entrance Exam syllabus is the first step in preparation. Knowledge about GMAT syllabus gives shape to a candidate's preparation.

## Classification Of GMAT Entrance Exam Syllabus

The syllabus comprises of four GMAT Entrance Exam Topics

• Analysis of Argument (Analytic Writing Assessment),
• Quantitative Aptitude
• Verbal Reasoning
• Integrated Reasoning

Analytical Writing Assessment

This is the first section of the GMAT 2020 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 in GMAT entrance test.

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: Quantitative Aptitude measures the ability to solve quantitative problems and interpret graphical data as per syllabus of GMAT entrance exam. 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 in the pattern of GMAT entrance exam.

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 for the exam like GMAT. After getting fundamentals cleared a candidate can build on the concepts by practising a lot of 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 - GMAT entrance test 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 daily.
• 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.

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 in the GMAT exam.
• The test taker must be able to accumulate useful data and exclude the unimportant data to solve the question in a short 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 choosing 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 available options.

### Other Important topics

GMAT entrance test includes 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 topic in depth. Live Application Forms

### Discussion Forum

Q
What is the syllabus for the exam?

What is the syllabus for the exam?

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Hello Aniket,

The complete Syllabus of the GMAT exam is given here.

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What is the verbal reasoning ability syllabus for the exam?

What is the verbal reasoning ability syllabus for the exam?

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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 GMAT exam .

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GMAT 2017 Algebra syllabus

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

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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
• Inequalities and Basic statistics
• Equations
• Solving Linear Equations with one Unknown
• Solving Linear Equations with two Unknowns
• Solving Equations by Factoring
• Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

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GMAT 2017 Arithmetic syllabus

What are the main topics under the Arithmetic syllabus?

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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

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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

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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?

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

• Lines and angles
• Triangles
• 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?