GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test)

GMAT 2022 Syllabus

GMAT 2022 Syllabus

The GMAT exam basically aims at testing the analytical ability and skills of the exam takers with respect to sections like Analytical, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Data Interpretation etc. GMAT 2022 syllabus is covers various topics from and subjects for each of the 4 sections. But, the syllabus of GMAT 2022 exam will act as a road map for the aspirants, guiding them on what to study and what not to. Preparing as per the GMAT exam syllabus will help the candidates focus on relevant and important topics only, thereby saving their precious time from being invested in the preparation of topics having less or no importance from the exam point of view.

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GMAT 2022 Syllabus


Under this Section, candidates are required to analyse the reasoning behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument within a given time of 30 minutes. This Section is aimed to measure the ability to think critically and communicate the ideas of the candidates.  Topics under this Section are of general interest.


This Section of GMAT consists of 12 Questions covering four question types to be completed in 20 minutes.  (1) Candidates must synthesize data presented in graphics, text and numbers (2) Evaluate relevant data from different sources (3) Organize data to see relationships and to solve multiple, interrelated problems (4) Combine and manipulate data to solve complex problems that depend on information from one or more sources.


This Section is meant to measure the ability of the candidates to reason mathematically, solve quantitative problems and interpret graphic data.  This Section consists of 31 multiple choice questions to be solved in a time frame of 62 minutes. This section has two types of questions

(i)Problem Solving:

Measures ability of candidates to use logic and analytical reasoning to solve quantitative problems. Required to solve the problem and indicate the best of five answer choices.

(ii)Data Sufficiency:

Measures candidates’ ability to analyse a quantitative problem, recognize which data is relevant and determine at what point there are enough data to solve the problem.  Candidates are given a problem that consists of a question and two statements. Using the data in the statements, plus knowledge of Math and every day facts, it will be decided if the candidate has enough data in the statement to answer the question posed.


This Section is intended to measure the ability of candidates to read and comprehend written material, reason and evaluate arguments and correct material to express ideas effectively in standard written English.  This Section consists of 36 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and must be answered within 65 minutes.

Under this Verbal Reasoning Section, there will be 3 (three) types of Questions   They are:

(i) Reading Comprehension:

It measures the ability of candidates to understand words and statements, understand logical relationships between significant points, draw interferences and follow the development of quantitative concepts.  Main Idea, Supporting Idea, Inference, Application, Logical Structure and Style are the reading skills that will be tested.  Every Reading Comprehension passage has questions to interpret material, draw infrences or apply to a further context.  The passages examine topics including Social Sciences and Humanities, Physical and Biological Sciences or a Business-related field.

(ii) Critical Reasoning

This measures the ability of candidates to make arguments, evaluate arguments, and formulate or evaluate a plan of action. Critical Reasoning questions are based on a short reading passage, usually fewer than 100 words. The questions revolve around a logical analysis of the core argument and might involve strengthening it, weakening it, finding its underlying assumption, etc.  Critical Reasoning tests critical thinking and logic skills of a candidate, more than his/her reading skills.

(iii) Sentence Correction

This tests the candidate’s language proficiency. First, correct expression, referring to sentences that are grammatically and structurally sound. Second, effective expression, referring to sentences that effectively express an idea or relationship clearly, concisely, and grammatically.

Each Sentence Correction question presents a sentence, part, or all of which is underlined. Beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined part. Paying attention to grammar, word choice and sentence construction, the candidate must choose the answer that produces the most effective sentence.

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