GRE Math / Quantitative Section

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The quantitative section of the GRE General test measures your basic mathematical skills, your understanding of elementary mathematical concepts, and your ability to reason quantitatively and solve quantitative problems. Questions that appear in the GRE Quantitative section test your proficiency in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis. The test setters, usually, take care to ensure that what is tested is what most students are expected to learn at their high school level of education.

Here is a list of topics in Math that a candidate should include in his or her syllabus list while preparing for the GRE Quantitative section. The list is only a representative indicator of what is normally expected in GRE and does not necessarily include all areas tested in the GRE Quantitative Section.

GRE Quantitative Comparisons Section
In this section you will be given two quantities, one in column A and one in column B. You are to determine a relationship between the two quantities and mark.
Reason quickly and accurately about the relative sizes of two quantities (A greater, B greater, A and B the same) or perceive that not enough information is available to make such a comparison
Test mathematical concepts using standard 5 answer choices
GRE Sample Quantitative Comparisons Questions

Standard Multiple-choice Questions
Topics in Arithmetic
umber Systems, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Speed, Time and Distance, Pipes, Cisterns and Work Time, Simple & Weighted Averages, Ratio, Proportion & Variation, Mixtures and Alligation and Clocks and Calendars.
Topics in Algebra / Modern Math
Permutation & Combination, Probability, Arithmetic & Geometric Progression, Quadratic Equations, Set Theory, Inequalities and Basic statistics.
Topics in Geometry
Basic concepts in Geometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Mensuration and Trigonometry.
GRE Sample Standard Multiple-choice Questions

GRE Data Analysis
A bar chart, pie chart, table, line graph or a combination of one or more of these forms of representing data will be presented. These are followed by questions based on the information provided in the tables or charts.
GRE Sample Data Analysis Questions

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