GRE - Quantitative Reasoning

The new version of the Quantitative section of the GRE exam consists of two sections with 20 questions each. You will be allotted 35 minutes for each section. So, you will have to attempt a total of 40 questions in 70 minutes. This gives less than one and a half minute for you to solve a question which means that you will have to be fast, accurate and consistently precise throughout the paper.

The Quantitative Reasoning section consists of three different question types: quantitative comparison, numeric entry, problem solving-select one and problem solving-select one or more You can click on the respective links to gain more info regarding the same.

GRE Quantitative Section Syllabus

The GRE Quantitative section paper consists of questions from quantitative comparisons and from your basic high school math concepts: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Data Analysis.

  • Arithmetic includes Number Systems, Ratios and Proportion, Time and Work, Averages, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interests, Percentages and Mensuration.
  • Algebra includes Probabilities, Progressions, Permutations and Combinations, Inequalities, Surds and Logarithms, Sets, Quadratic Equations, Statistics.
  • The topics in Geometry include Co-ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry.
  • The Data Analysis questions usually include questions pertaining to reasoning which are asked from pie and bar charts, or from the information given in the form of tables or chart diagrams.

You should not anticipate direct and easily solvable questions in the math section of the GRE paper! You will be asked questions from the above-mentioned concepts in a twisted fashion. These questions take much of your time if you are not prepared well.

Following are practice tests will help you get acquainted with the different questions that you might have to face in this particular section.