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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Solve the simplest statement first. If there is information given in the question, keep that in mind as well. This strategy will also save you time.

Ten Tips to Conquer the GMAT Data Sufficiency Section | QS-LEAP

The tricky part is that you have to temporarily forget what you learned in 1. Is that enough information to answer the question? Since there are 31 questions in Quantitative Reasoning, about 15 of them will be data sufficiency questions. Don’t calculate except when necessary. Your job is dara decide whether the data given in each of the statements is sufficient enough to answer the given question.

Therefore, the statements are insufficient alone and together, so the correct answer is E.

Ten Tips to Conquer the GMAT Data Sufficiency Section

Mostly, answer is hidden in the prompt and candidates waste time on problem-solving. Don’t pick numbers as your default strategy. Memorize common roots and higher powers. Do NOT rely on your eye to measure angle sizes, line segment lengths, or areas. If you can eliminate either choice A or Bthen you can also eliminate choice D. It requires exceptional strategic skills to ace this section.


Thankfully, there are many tips to help you through.

Study Hard On Overlapping Sets: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Know in the blink of an eye what choice C is.

I am happy to receive information from universities, media partners and other 3rd party opportunities. But before you start, familiarize yourself with its basic format and concepts to prepare well for it. Here’s what a Data Sufficiency item looks like: Don’t rely on your eye. A total of cars were expected to be sold.

Again, you never need to solve a DS problem—you only need to know that you could. These simple tips will save you time and build your confidence on test day. You may also need to try to plug in more than one number to test, depending on the question. Value questions ask you to find a numerical value e. Next, look at 2 alone. It’s “far and away the best study material available,” including over realistic practice questions and more than exercises!

An answer that is sometimes yes or sometimes no is not sufficient.

The Data Sufficiency Format If you’re a complete novice, it’s necessary to familiarize yourself with the basic format. So, we cannot solve the equation xmeaning that statement 1 is Trickd sufficient for us to solve this problem.


There are five possible answer choices for every data sufficiency question: Rather, try to understand if the information given is enough to solve the question or can it help in finding the answer.

The code is correct. Your focus should be steadfast on finding sufficiency of statements and not finding the answer.

We want to know whether x is prime. So, Statement 2 is not sufficient. Use process of elimination to narrow the choices.

Pick the Right Number Properties: Next, the statement tells us that the ratio of oak trees to pine trees is now 12 to 7. Information given in the question. When you’re starting out, Data Sufficiency can seem very daunting, but keep practicing. Practice multiplying and dividing decimals and fractions.

Advanced GMAT Data Sufficiency Tips (Video)

I wrote more about the choices, and some additional tricks you can use to navigate them, in this article. For one thing, every single data sufficiency question has the same five answers. While 3, 5, and 7 are prime, 1 is not a prime. Data sufficiency questions are one of two types of questions on the GMAT quant section. With data sufficiency questions, we always want to start with what we know.

In this case, we can simplify the question.