# What math skills are tested on the GMAT? What math skills are tested on the GMAT?

The quantitative section of the GMAT is predictable. If you grasp the fundamentals, you
will be able to ace the GMAT math section.

What are the fundamentals skills, you should focus on…

## #GMAT MATH SKILL 1: ARITHMETIC

The GMAT tests your ability to do the following:

• Work with fractions, decimals and ratios
• Understand properties and concepts of real numbers
• Work with multiples and factors
• Understand and apply concepts of percentages in sums dealing with profit loss discount, simple and compound interest
• Calculate indices, exponent and surds
• Know and apply counting methods (permutation and combination)
• Understand probability and apply this concept in word problems
• Work on sets (Venn diagrams)
• Understand descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode and standard deviation)

## #GMAT MATH SKILL 2: ALGEBRA

The GMAT tests your ability to do the following:

Solve and manipulate

• Equations
• Inequalities
• Algebraic expressions (isolate variable and solve for a variable)
• Functions

## #GMAT MATH SKILL 3: GEOMETRY

The GMAT tests your ability to do the following:

Understand the properties of

•  Lines, triangles, quadrilaterals and circles
• Solids (cuboid, cylinders, spheres.)

Use the concepts of

• Coordinate geometry
• Trigonometry

## #GMAT MATH SKILL 4: RATIOS and PROPORTION

The GMAT tests your ability to do the following:

• Work with ratios and measurement problems

Apply the concept of ratios in

• Time and work problems
• Time speed and distance problems
• Mixtures and solutions

Once you get the grasp of the fundamentals, then you need to apply them in problems.

Time management is also an important parameter during problem solving.  You need to arrive at an answer in less than 2 minutes.

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