What is GMAT?
This exam is taken by students who wish to pursue management courses abroad. Most management institutes use GMAT scores to screen candidates for admissions.
Sections: Analytical writing, quantitative and verbal assessment
Time: 3.5 hours
Frequency: The exam is conducted throughout the year at various test centres located across the country
Analytical writing assessment:
1 topic (30 minutes)
12 questions (30 minutes)
37 questions (75 minutes)
Verbal: 41 questions (75 minutes)
Mock GMAT test
Section 1: Analytical writing assessment
Q1. The following appeared as part of a campaign to sell advertising time on a local radio station to local businesses:
“The Yellow Bean Café began advertising on our local radio station this year and was delighted to see its business increase by 12 percent over last year’s totals. Their success shows you how you can use radio advertising to make your business more profitable.”
Discuss how well reasoned this is.
Section 2: Integrated reasoning
Refer to the pictograph of a survey of students at City College. Each symbol represents 10 students in a sample of 300.
Q2. Complete the statement according to the information
presented in the diagram.
If one student is selected at random from the 300 surveyed, the chance that the student will be under 30 or a high school graduate or both is:
1 out of 6
1 out of 3
2 out of 3
5 out of 6
Q3. A taxi service charges a base fare of $5, and a rate of $M per mile for the first 10 miles. Thereafter the rate is $0.5M per mile. There is also a charge of $3 per suitcase. Students travelling from and to the local college get a 20% discount on the mileage rates. Adam is a professor traveling a distance of 8 miles with one suitcase. Eve is a student traveling 30 miles with two suitcases from the college to the station.
Select the expression for the amount paid by Adam and the difference between the amounts paid by Adam and Eve (i n dol l ars).
Section 3: Quantitative Reasoning
Q4. If y > t, r > q, s > t, and t > r, which of the following must be true?
I. y > s
II. s > q
III. y > r
(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) III only
(D) I and II
(E) II and III
Q 5. If a car salesman received a commission of 6% of the selling price of a certain car, what was the selling price of the car?
(1) The selling price minus the car salesman’s commission was $84,600.
(2) The selling price was 250% of the original purchase price of $36,000.
(A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
(C) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
(D) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
Section 4: Verbal
Q6. Stress-induced amnesia is a rare phenomenon; it strikes the patient apparently without warning and the memory loss can be as complete as that induced by physical trauma.
A. as complete as that induced by physical trauma
B. as complete as is induced by physical trauma’s
C. as least as complete as physical trauma induces
D. at least as complete as physical trauma
E. just as complete as those induced by physical trauma
Q 7. Though tattoos and piercings are manifesting themselves in our daily lives, they still are regarded as a taboo in the workplace. It is not something that most people associate with professional and office positions. Employers perceive such candidates as too cool for a suit and tie environment.
A survey by Careerbuilder finds that 42% of managers said their opinion of someone would be lowered by that person’s visible body art, 81% think piercings in places other than the ears are unprofessional and 76% believe visible tattoos are unprofessional.
Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion of the passage above?
(A) Employers are keen on hiring people with body art.
(B) Responsible professionals are not tattooed.
(C) There are too many tattooed people applying for jobs.
(D) Body art in a work environment is considered unprofessional by employers.
(E) People with body art do not find emplyment.
Q1. Your essay should analyse the logic of the statement. Support your argument by highlighting generalisations, problems with statistics, false analogies and hidden assumptions that appear in the statement.
Q3. Difference 3+8M, Amount Adam has to pay 8 (1+M)
Q 4. E
Q 6. A
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