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GMAT – NO REASON TO BE AFRAID OF THE REASONING SECTION

Updated: Apr 2, 2023

By – Niharika


The Graduate Management Admission Test sounds like a heavy challenge. But the enemy gets less scary if you understand it. The questions are posed to test your practical managing and analytical skills in real life scenarios. The Team of Hello Study Global empowers you with correct information to help you achieve your ambition. Firstly, let us look at some quick pointers to get a gist of what GMAT is:

  • Tests reasoning and analytical skills.

  • Medium of answering: English

  • Total questions: 80

  • Total time allotted: 3 hour and 7 minutes

  • Breakup of GMAT section-wise:

-> Analytical Writing Assessment: 1 question


-> Integrated Reasoning: 12 questions (graphics interpretation + multi-source reasoning + two-part analysis + table analysis)


-> Quantitative Reasoning: 31 questions


-> Verbal Reasoning: 36 questions (reading comprehension + critical reasoning + sentence corrections)



Now that we have a basic image of the exam in our mind, let us move on to strategies for acing it! In this article, we will talk about the reasoning section:


  • PYQS AND DAILY PRACTICE – Reasoning is a tough subject for some because it does not have standard formulas or set of problems. Only way to conquer it is a daily dose of a wide variety of possible questions. The more you read and practice, the more confidence and interest you’ll acquire in the subject.


  • EVALUATING YOUR SCORE IN PRACTICE TESTS - To ace the final exam, one of the most important things is attempting mock tests. But do we stop here? No! Instead of getting disheartened or overconfident, analyze how much time you need for each section, how you can be more efficient and which section was the easiest for you to attempt. This will greatly improve your final score.


  • STAYING UPDATED WITH EXAM NEWS – It is imperative to know the sudden changes in the exam pattern, centers & dates to avoid last minute confusion. More importantly, you should only rely on the information provided by trusted sources. While our website is one of them to know the details about your exam, you should also refer to www.mba.com which is the official site for GMAT.


  • MAKING NOTES – Hundreds of YouTube videos, complex questions, tricks to solve them etc., can cloud your mind. To avoid making a mess out of all the information, compartmentalize. Write down frequent errors and points to remember for each type of question, i.e., graphics interpretation, table analysis, sentence corrections and so on.


  • RESOLVING DOUBTS WITH TRUSTED FACULTY – Even the simplest of doubts can cost us unless we resolve them. Speak your mind and ask any relevant or irrelevant doubts to teachers with experience and expertise. Feel free to reach out to mentors at Hello Study Global to aid you in any way needed.



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