The GMAT Quant section is aimed at assessing your ability to solve basic mathematical problems based on arithmetic, geometry and algebra concepts. The questions that you are tested on are of two types — Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. You are given a total of 31 questions that you need to solve within 62 minutes. The scoring range is between 200-800.
If you want to score really well in this section, it’s imperative that you are thorough with the GMAT Quant Syllabus from the GMAT syllabus. So, let us have a look at it in detail below.
The GMAT Quant Syllabus:
Real Numbers
Number Line
Properties of Real Numbers
Absolute Value
Fractions
Equivalent Fractions
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Fractions
Types of Fractions – Proper, Improper, Mixed, Reciprocal
Percent Changes as Multipliers – a) X% of a number, b) An X% increase or decrease
Fractions and Percentages
Decimals
Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division of Decimals
Averages
Basic Formula for Average
Using average to find number, Average speed
Other Variants – Weighted average
Probability
Definition of Probability
Tossing a die
Basic Examples like Flipping a coin
Drawing marbles from a bowl
Drawing marbles from a bowl (second drawing)
Drawing a card from a deck
Probability Rules – Disjoint or Mutually Exclusive Events
Roots & Powers
Exponents: Positive and Negative Bases / Even and Odd Exponents
Multiplying and Dividing Exponents
Fractional Exponents
Negative Exponents
Roots: Properties of Radicals, Squaring and Square Roots
Statistics
Mean (Average)
Median
Mode
Range
Standard Deviation
Sets
Introduction to sets
Elements of the set
Overlapping Sets
Sets as Groups
Venn diagram, Two and Three-circle Venn diagram
Permutation & Combination
Principle of Multiplication
Factorial
Algebra
Algebraic Expressions
Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations
Exponents
Inequalities
Absolute Value
Functions
Lines:
Parallel and Intersecting Lines
Lines:
Parallel and Intersecting Lines
Lines:
Parallel and Intersecting Lines
Angles :
Types of Angles –
Acute angle
Right angle
Obtuse angle
Straight Angle
Complementary Angles
Supplementary Angles
Rules for Lines and Angles
Special Right Triangles:
Pythagorean Theorem
Pythagorean Triplets
Triangles:
Properties of Triangles
Types of Triangles
Right Triangle
Scalene
Obtuse
Acute
Equilateral
Isosceles
Quadrilaterals
Square
Kite
Isosceles
Rhombus
Parallelogram
Trapezium
Rectangle
Polygons
Angle Rules for Polygons
Types of Polygons: Regular, Irregular, Concave, Convex, Quadrilateral, Pentagon Polygon
Regular Polygons
Coordinate Geometry
X-intercept
Y-intercept
Ordered Pair
Quadrants
Cartesian Coordinate System
Slope
Distance Formula.
Circles
Circumference and Area of Circle
Chord
Arc
Tangent of a Circle
Word Problems
Work Problems
Mixture Problems
Interest Problems
Discount
Profit
Sets and Venn Diagrams
Geometry Problems
Measurement Problems
Data Interpretation
Hope this detailed GMAT quant syllabus 2021 guide helped. For additional information, you can also refer to the GMAT quant syllabus pdf that is available on the official GMAT site. Remember the quant section contributes to your total GMAT score, so make sure you are thorough with the syllabus and create a smart study plan to prepare this section well.