GMAT 2023 Syllabus Download PDF | GMAT Quant, IR, AWA & Verbal Syllabus In Detail


GMAT 2023 Syllabus | Detailed GMAT Exam Syllabus Section-wise

To get into their dream B-school, MBA hopefuls from all around the world take the GMAT entrance exam. The GMAT is a three-and-a-half-hour exam with an 800 points maximum score. There are four sections to the GMAT Exam syllabus. We’ll go through each portion of the GMAT test format in detail here. In these four sections, the GMAT Syllabus covers 50 topics. The Verbal component covers reading comprehension, sentence correction, and critical reasoning, while the Quant section covers data sufficiency and problem-solving. First, one should be aware of the examination pattern clearly and have a proper GMAT preparation plan

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The GMAT Exam syllabus is divided into four sections:

  • Analytical Writing
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude Section
  • Verbal Reasoning Section

GMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Subject Name No. of questions Points Time Limit
Quantitative Reasoning 31 6-51(in 1-point increments) 62 Min
Verbal Reasoning 36 6-51(in 1-point increments) 65 Min
Integrated Reasoning 12 1-8(in 1-point increments) 30 Min
Analytical Writing Assessment 01 0-6(in 0.5-point increments) 30 Min

Students interested in applying for MBA, PGDM, and other management-related programmes at colleges outside of India, in particular, will need to perform well in GMAT Exam to be considered for selection and admission to international schools.

Because of the high level of competition, the GMAT is one of the most demanding MBA entrance exams. Aspirants must achieve at least 650 out of 800 in the GMAT exam and gain admission to top management schools. With the appropriate planning and strategic approach to exam preparation, you can achieve above 650.

After finishing your examination, you will be getting a rough score for every section immediately after the exam, and the final score will be in 7 to 16 working days.

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lGMAT 2023 Syllabus – Section Wise

GMAT Quant Syllabus: 

This section will analyze your basic mathematics abilities as well as your ability to reason quantitatively. Candidates must answer 31 quantitative problems in 62 minutes, with questions based on

Problem-solving (PS): You are given a set of questions and must calculate the answer.

Data Sufficiency (DS): You must determine whether the data provided is sufficient to answer a specific question.

This section requires you to attempt 31 questions in 62 minutes. These questions are meant to test your math abilities. They are centred on fundamental arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. There are multiple-choice questions in this section that fall into two categories:

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Data sufficiency questions/Problems

This section is designed to examine your ability to analyze data in an organized manner. You’d be given a question, two statements, and five response options. These answer options are always the same.

As a result, it’s a good idea to memorize all of them, including their order. Then, using your logical and analytical skills and your quantitative understanding, determine whether additional data is required or adequate to get the solution. As the name implies, the goal here is to check the data sufficiency rather than get the solution.

Problem-solving questions

This part of the section is intended to assess your quantitative abilities and your ability to solve a problem using a variety of mathematical principles.

There would be a more significant amount of problem-solving questions. Each of the two types of questions listed above would appear in random order throughout the section.

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 GMAT 2023 Syllabus of Quant section includes various topics:

1. Properties Of Integers
2. Fractions 
3. Decimals
4. Real Numbers
5. Ratio and Proportions
6. Percentages
7. Powers and Roots of Numbers
8. Descriptive Statistics
9. Counting Methods
10.Discrete Probability
11. Sets
12. Profit and Loss, Discount


1. Lines
2. Intersecting Lines and Angles
3. Perpendicular Lines
4. Parallel Lines
5. Polygons (Convex)
6. Triangles
7. Quadrilaterals
8. Circles
9. Rectangular Solid


1. Simplifying of algebraic expressions
2. Equations
3. Solving Linear Equations with one unknown
4. Solving two linear equations with two unknowns
5. Solving Equations by factoring
6. Solving Quadratic Equations
7. Exponents
8. Inequalities
9. Absolute Value
10. Functions

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GMAT Verbal Syllabus:

In the verbal section, you will have 65 minutes, and candidates must answer 36 verbal questions. This section assesses candidates’ ability to read and comprehend the written material, reason and analyze arguments, and correct written content following a standard written English.

GMAT Syllabus of Verbal section:

  • Reading Comprehension (RC): In this section, applicants must provide an answer connected to the passage.
  • Critical Reasoning (CR): In a short passage, you must determine the premise, conclusion, assumption, and so on.
  • Sentence Correction (SC): A portion of the sentence is highlighted, and you have five possibilities. You must identify the error and select the correct choice.’

A.Reading Comprehension: 

You will be given a passage (approx. 350 words) on a topic and multiple-choice questions based on it in this part.

• Understand the underlying concept of the passage

• Grasp the critical idea and the relationship between the various entities involved

Critical Reasoning:

In the GMAT verbal part, there are about 14 critical thinking questions. The text is structured as a debate with five possible answers. You ought to be capable of doing so.

• Identify the main points that affect, reinforce, or weaken the supplied argument 

• Identify the main elements that affect, reinforce, or weaken the supplied argument by sorting out the valuable information from the irrelevant material

You must carefully examine the argument to rationally evaluate it and carefully study the choices to determine which option is the best feasible solution.

Sentence Correction:

A statement with a highlighted part and five response options are presented to you in the sentence correction.

• Will check If the sentence sounds correct as it is, option 1 is the answer

• You have to be familiar with English grammar rules and choose the answer which seems the best in compliance with the standard written in English.

• Once you’ve finished, reread it to ensure that the sentence structure is proper and that the original meaning of the statement has been preserved.

Find out more about the GMAT Sentence Correction question format:

The following are some of the subjects covered in the verbal part of the GMAT. The majority of them deal with basic grammatical principles.

  • Basic Sentence structure: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Verbal Tense
  • Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
  • Pronoun Agreement
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Modifiers
  • Parallelism

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GMAT Integrated Reasoning (IR) Syllabus:

The Integrated Reasoning segment will take 30 minutes to complete. In June of 2012, this section was added to the GMAT. This test assesses a candidate’s ability to verify information in various forms from various sources — essential skills in today’s technologically advanced, data-driven environment.

GMAT Syllabus of Integrated Reasoning includes 12 questions of four types:

  • Multi-source reasoning
  • Graphics interpretation
  • Table analysis
  • Two-part analysis

This portion assesses your ability to solve a complex problem using your analytical skills. You will be given data in a variety of formats. Your ability to handle data, select important information, and choose the correct response is dependent on your ability to manage data. You are requested to offer several answers to each question from the options supplied. There are four main types of questions in this section:

Table Analysis: You’ll be given a lot of information in the form of a table. The question asks you to choose between yes/no and true/false responses, with several assertions to answer under each question.

Graphics Interpretation: You are given a graph or a graphical picture to interpret. You must understand the chart and fulfil the sentences supplied by selecting one of the pull-down menu alternatives.

Multi-Source Reasoning: Click on the many tabs (2-3) offered here to acquire information. The information might be displayed in the form of text, graphs, or tables. The responses might be yes/no, true/false, or multiple-choice questions.

Two-Part Analysis: You are given a question and many options to choose from. The two components fill the first two columns of the table, while the response alternatives occupy the third column. To complete one response from all the other options offered, you must select just one option under each component.

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment(AWA) Syllabus:

Analytical Writing Assessment is the first section of the GMAT. Candidates have 30 minutes to complete the task. This is an essay portion in which the applicants must analyze the argument offered. The Analytical Writing Assessment component of the GMAT has no set themes.

 This section covers:-

Writing skills and abilities, Clarity and logic in your argument, The overall importance of your essay with respect to the given topic you’ll be expected to:

  • Examine and evaluate the argument presented.
  • Determine the logic behind an argument and write a critique of it.
  • Plan a thorough way to presenting your response.
  • Consider a variety of perspectives.
  • Give examples and explanations to back up your answer.
  • When giving your solution, be careful to use proper language.
  • This section’s scores are on a six-point scale. Your essay is given two independent ratings, with the average taken into account.
  • An automated essay-scoring machine is responsible for one of these scores. If the difference between the two ratings is greater than one point, an expert reader will provide a third rating, the final score.

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