GMAT Data Sufficiency questions may be unique, but they aren’t impossible. Use these 6 tips to master Data Sufficiency on the GMAT!. Tips to Conquer the GMAT Data Sufficiency Section. If you are taking GMAT for the first time, you must know that data sufficiency section is a. With some practice, your mind will be trained to think like a GMAT Data Sufficiency.

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GMAT Hacks: Data Sufficiency (Beginner’s Guide)

Analyze each numbered statement individually. Do you need to know every side length to determine the area? Thankfully, there are many tips to help you through.

The Data Sufficiency Format If you’re a complete novice, it’s necessary to familiarize yourself with the basic format. Putting the Statements Together If both statements are insufficient on their own, we must consider both of them together.

Tips for Answering GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions

sfficiency If there is information given in the question, keep that in mind as well. Also see this tutorialwhich expounds on some of these tips.

Making this mistake is remarkably easy, especially under time pressure and in a momentary lapse of concentration. If you can eliminate either choice A or Bthen you can also eliminate choice D. The Choices One thing that makes Data Sufficiency more manageable is that the choices never change: We have sent an email with verification code to. However, it might not be prime: In the question we just worked through, the correct choice was E. Remember, we always want to evaluate each statement individually, before looking at them together.


I wrote more about trickd choices, and some additional tricks you can use to navigate them, in this article. The Process Evaluate each statement on its own. Train yourself to answer questions about sets methodically and quickly.

You may also find many questions based on overlapping sets. If the question asks you to use a specific type of number e. Invite friend Tutoring Application Builder. An answer that may or may not be correct trickd not sufficient.

Remember again that data sufficiency is all about finding if you could find the answer. The Graduate Management Admission Council TM does not endorse, nor is it affiliated in any way with the owner or any content on this website. Read Every Statement Separately: Your email address will not be published. Territorial Populations IR Explained: A GMAT data sufficiency question is made up of a question vmat two statements, labeled 1 and 2.

Tips for Answering GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions

Solve the simplest statement first. Answer The Sufficiency Question: Login with QS Account. If you have every side length, can you find the area? Not sure how or what to study? In contrast to Problem Solving figures visualsData Sufficiency figures are not necessarily drawn proportionately — unless a figure indicates explicitly that it is drawn to scale.


Memorize common roots and higher powers. If you are taking GMAT for the first time, you must know that data sufficiency section is a part of Quant but you do not need to solve it like standard math. Statement 1 is therefore sufficient to answer the question. Since there are 31 questions in Quantitative Reasoning, about 15 of them will be data sufficiency questions.

Ten Tips to Conquer the GMAT Data Sufficiency Section

Data sufficiency questions are one of two types of questions on the GMAT quant section. While 3, 5, and 7 are prime, 1 is not a prime. You might be determining the average of a set of numbers for the first statement, and solving for a variable in the second statement.

While there is no set number of data sufficiency questions on the quant section, GMAT Club datq that data sufficiency questions generally sufficiehcy up just under half of questions on the quant section. Therefore, the statements are insufficient alone and together, so the correct answer is E. Your focus should be steadfast on finding sufficiency of statements and not finding the answer.