GMAT
GRE*
The Official Guide for GMAT Review 12th Edition
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General Information
Approximately 3.5 hours Approximately 3.75 hours
Analytical Writing Assessment
(Always 1st on exam)
30 minutes
Analytical Writing Assessment
(Always 1st on exam)
60 minutes
Quantitative
(Always 2nd on exam)
75 minutes
Quantitative – 2 sections
(2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th on exam)
35 minutes per section
Verbal
(Always 3rd on exam)
75 minutes
Verbal – 2 sections
(2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th on exam)
30 minutes per section
Integrated Reasoning
(Last on exam)
30 minutes
Experimental Questions
(10-20% of each section)
Full Experimental Section
(Quantitative or Verbal)
AWA: 0–6
(Average of two scores)
AWA: 0–6
(Average of two scores)
Integrated Reasoning: 1 - 8
Total Scaled Score: 200–800
(Quant and Verbal subscores: 0–60)
Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores: 130–170
(One scaled score for each)
Percentiles Percentiles
Analytical Writing Assessment
Analysis of an Argument
(30 minutes)
Argument Task
(30 minutes)
Issue Task
(30 minutes)
Quantitative Section
37 multiple choice questions
(75 minutes: 2 min/question)
Approximately 20 questions per section
(35 minutes per section: 1.75 min/question)
Algebra Algebra
Arithmetic Arithmetic
Geometry Geometry
Statistics Data Analysis
Basic Operations
Data Sufficiency Quantitative Comparison
Problem Solving Multiple Choice — Select One Answer Choice
Multiple Choice — Select One or More Answer Choices
Data Interpretation
Numeric Entry
Data Sufficiency Quantitative Comparison
Is m + k greater than k?

(1) m is positive (2) k is positive (A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) is not sufficient.
(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) is not sufficient.
(C) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
(D) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
Column A
(–5.5)4
Column B
(–4.5)5


(A) The quantity in Column A is greater.
(B) The quantity in Column B is greater.
(C) The two quantities are equal.
(D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
Problem Solving Multiple Choice — Select One Answer Choice
Ali and Moe can do a certain job together in 4 hours and Ali is 5 times faster than Moe. If Ali does the job by himself, how long does it take him to complete the job working at the same rate?

(A) 3 hours 20 minutes
(B) 4 hours 12 minutes
(C) 4 hours and 48 minutes
(D) 5 hours
(E) 5 hours and 20 minutes
Marla and Evan are reading copies of the same book, at different constant rates. Marla reads 80 pages per hour and started reading at 1:00 p.m. while Evan reads 60 pages per hour and started reading at 12:30 p.m. What time will they be reading the same page?

(A) 12:30 p.m.
(B) 1:30 p.m.
(C) 2:00 p.m.
(D) 2:30 p.m.
(E) 3:00 p.m.
Multiple Choice — Select One or More Answer Choices
In a certain town, there are only two stores, Store A and Store B. Last year, Store A had more than three times as many customers as Store B did. If the average amount of money spent per customer last year in Store A was $15,000 and the average amount of money spent per customer last year in Store B was $27,000 then which of the following amounts could have been the average amount of money spent per customer in both stores last year?

Indicate all such amounts.

(A) $15,000
(B) $16,000
(C) $18,000
(D) $19,000
(E) $20,000
(F) $24,000
(G) $25,000
Data Interpretation
Birth Rates in Country X

Which of the following is closest to the approximate percentage change in the average number of children born per family over the three decade period represented in the chart?

(A) 30% decrease
(B) 20% decrease
(C) 10% decrease
(D) 15% increase
(E) 25% increase
Numeric Entry
One notebook costs $0.75 and one pen costs $0.15. At those prices, what is the total cost of 23 notebooks and 120 pens?

$ ____________
Verbal Section
41 multiple choice questions
(75 minutes: 1.8 min/question)
Approximately 20 questions per section
(30 minutes per section: 1.5 min/question)
Grammar Vocabulary
Reasoning Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Sentence Correction Sentence Equivalence
Critical Reasoning Text Completion
Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension
Sentence Correction Sentence Equivalence
(The question below presents five variations of the underlined portion. Choose the variation that best utilizes proper English grammar and usage.)

Visitors to the aquarium have often looked into the tank and saw starfish sticking on the sides, whose tentacles grip like suction cups.

(A) saw starfish sticking on the sides, whose tentacles grip
(B) saw starfish sticking on the sides, whose tentacles were gripping
(C) saw starfish sticking on the sides, with tentacles gripping
(D) seen starfish sticking on the sides, with tentacles gripping
(E) seen starfish sticking on the sides, whose tentacles have gripped
(Select two choices that best fit the meaning of the blank in the sentence.)

Early onset of vision loss is usually ------ by the fact that other senses can become more finely attuned, thereby decreasing the true effect of the diminished eyesight.

(A) complicated
(B) corrected
(C) mitigated
(D) aggrandized
(E) revealed
(F) moderated
Critical Reasoning Text Completion
Dr. Denise Grant’s recent study states that young children who have a low white blood cell count have the tendency to score lower on mental health diagnostics than do children with normal or high white blood cell counts. Dr. Grant inferred from these findings that white blood cells not only aid the body in fighting off physical illnesses, but mental illnesses as well.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above is based?

(A) Psychological treatment of mental illness in young children is not as effective as is drug therapy.
(B) Mental illness does not cause the white blood cell count of young children to decrease.
(C) A high white blood cell count protects against mental illness in young children better than a normal white blood cell count does.
(D) Young children with high white blood cell counts cannot develop mental illness.
(E) Mental illness is analogous to physical illness in the way it affects the body.
(Select a choice that best fits the meaning of each blank in the sentence.)

Vain and prone to violence, Caravaggio could not handle success: the more his (i)__________ as an artist increased, the more (ii)__________ his life became.

Blank (i)Blank (ii)
(A) temperance(D) tumultuous
(B) notoriety(E) providential
(C) eminence(F) dispassionate
Integrated Reasoning Section
12 data sets with drop-down menu questions
(Not computer adaptive)
(30 minutes: 2.5 min/set)
Assimilation of information from different sources
Interpretation & conversion of data
Evaluation of outcomes
Graphics Interpretation
Table Analysis
Multi-Source Reasoning
Two-Part Analysis
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