The GMAT Critical Reasoning Questions

The Critical Reasoning Questions

Different Types of Critical Reasoning Questions

There are approximately seven types of critical reasoning questions, they are:
  1.  Support /Strengthen typeOppose / Weaken type
  2. Assumption based
  3. Logical patterns type
  4. Analyze the passages type
  5. Explanation type
  6. Other types

How to Score on the GMAT AWA Section

The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section is used by the business schools to evaluate your writing skills. This section consists of 2 essays that must be answered in 30 minutes each. The two essays have separate topics, method of answering and strategies needed to write them. The two types of essays are:
1. Present Your Perspective on an Issue (30 minutes)
Here you have to detail your opinion about a controversial issue
2. Analysis of an Argument (30 minutes)
Here you have to analyze the reasoning in an argument and find flaws in its logic.
The essay written by you will be graded twice. One, by a human rater and the second by a computer program. If both the graders give your essay the same score, then that will be your score. If the two scores differ more than 1 point, then another human grader will grade the essay to resolve the differences. The computerized grading system increases the standards of the essays. The computer grading is stricter and demands adherence to all essay writing rules. Human graders also follow the computer scanning standards as they know that the stricter grader is verifying their score.

Strategies for the GMAT Verbal Section

The verbal section of the GMAT measures your skills in the verbal reasoning and language proficiency. The verbal section is composed of 3 types of questions, which are,
  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Critical Reasoning.
  • Sentence Correction.
There are some strategies you need to learn to effectively solve the verbal section of the GMAT. Using these strategies can help you increase the number of correct answers and thus, your score in the verbal section.

GMAT Tips for a Brilliant Score

“Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently” is a famous proverb by Shiv Khera. Likewise, this article discusses about different ways to approach the GMAT questions that will be helpful for a high score. 

Guessing Appropriately
Guessing is very important in the GMAT, like in any other standard tests. That is because, one cannot expect to know the answers to all questions in the exam but one needs to answer every question. The CAT format doesn’t allow one to leave a question unanswered and return to answer it later on. Most students waste time trying to answer a few difficult questions, while they must be guessing smartly and moving on to other questions for which they could score. If one doesn’t move on, one might not have enough time to complete the test and hence receive a poor score. 

GMAT Sample Questions

Before taking the GMAT exam, one needs a lot of practice in order to score really high. Apart from complete sample tests, you can also take tests, section wise. Some good books like the Kaplan, Princeton Review etc will contain preparation material followed by exercises. Hence, it is really important to buy these books are prepare from them. Word lists and sample essays in the books will also help you master the vocabulary and essay techniques. Given below are some sample questions that you could use during your preparation:
1. It is a special feature of cell aggregation in the developing nervous system that in most regions of the brain the cells not only adhere to one another and also adopt some preferential orientation.

10 Best Books for GMAT Preparation

1. The Official Guide for GMAT Review
This book is published by the administrators of the GMAT exam and hence it is highly recommended. It is the closest best preparation of the GMAT exam that one can achieve. One must definitely buy this book to start off a serious preparation with an authentic guide.
2. Kaplan’s GMAT Premier Program
For those who are unfamiliar with the GMAT pattern and questions, this book is a must-have. Most questions in the book are tougher than they appear in the exam but it doesn’t harm to be well-prepared.