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# The GMAT in Detail ## Analytical Writing Section

The Analytical Writing Section has 2 essays: "Analysis of an Issue" and "Analysis of an Argument." The section is 60 minutes long (30 minutes per essay) and tests your ability to:
• Clearly and concisely state a point
• Support a point with written English
• Analyze reasoning behind an argument
• Write a critique of an argument
• Master grammar usage and rules of written English when presenting an argument or analysis

## Quantitative Section

The Quantitative Section has 2 types of multiple-choice questions: problem-solving and data sufficiency. There are 37 questions (including 9 experimental questions) and it lasts 75 minutes.

Skills Tested on Problem-Solving Questions Test:
• Basic arithmetic, elementary algebra and basic geometry
• Understanding of basic mathematical ideas and concepts
• The ability to reason mathematically or quantitatively
Skills Tested On Data-Sufficiency Questions Test include the ability to :
• Analyze a mathematical problem
• Sort out and use relevant information
• Determine when there is a sufficient amount of information to solve a problem

## Verbal Section

The Verbal Section has 3 types of multiple-choice questions: reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction. There are 41 questions (including 11 experimental questions), and the section lasts 75 minutes and tests your ability to:
• Understand words and sentences in a passage
• Understand relationships between points in a passage
• Draw inferences based on given information
• Construct or evaluate an argument
• Identify grammatical or structural sentence errors
• Identify an effective sentence