Section Type: 3rd and final section, verbal section- critical reasoning, sentence correction, reading comprehension Time allocated: 75 minutes Number of questions: 41 Type of questions: Multiple Choice
GMAT Critical Reasoning Questions
Critical Reasoning questions test your analytical skills. You will be presented with a short piece of text where a writer makes an assertion or states a point of view and then tries to support it, and a question relating to the text. You must then find the answer choice that strengthens or weakens the argument. In addition, you may also be asked to find an assumption that the argument makes or to make an inference yourself.
Before looking at the answer choices, think about the steps you need to take in order to answer successfully:
Understand the structure of the argument
Identify the conclusion, what evidence is there to support this? What assumptions are made to reach the conclusion?
GMAT Sentence Correction Questions
This section tests your knowledge of written English. You will first be shown a sentence, which may be very long and contorted, along with sections of the sentence that will be underlined. Your task is to find the most grammatically correct version of the underlined section among the answer choices.
For each sentence correction question, read the original sentence carefully before looking at the answers. If you spot an error, you can eliminate Choice (A) immediately, because Choice (A) always restates the language of the original. You may be able to instinctively "hear" whether the sentence is correct by using the intuitive "ear" that you've developed by speaking and reading English.
GMAT Reading Comprehension Questions
In this section of the test, it is not necessary to memorize all the information. In order to succeed, start off by casually scanning the text to get a 'feel' for key concepts and to understand what the author is trying to achieve. You can then start over and study the passage carefully before answering the questions.