# Study Tips for the GMAT

## GMAT Format

The first part of the test consists of an analytical writing assessment. You will complete two writing assignments, one of which involves analyzing an issue and the other which involves analyzing an argument.

Next is the quantitative section, which tests your basic math skills and ability to reason mathematically. It contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two types:

• Data sufficiency -- Analyzing a problem and determining which information is relevant, and if there is enough information to answer the question
• Problem solving -- Finding the solution to mathematical problems

You'll need to brush up on all of these mathematical concepts for the test:

• Prime numbers
• Percentages
• Square of a number
• Even and odd numbers
• Exponents
• Averages
• Roots

Finally, in the verbal section, you'll be asked in 41 questions to show that you can read and interpret written material, and write in proper English. The three sections of this part of the test are: