E-book

# The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 13th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-23738-0
840 pages
April 2012

Jumpstart your GMAT exam preparations with the official study guide, featuring real GMAT questions—and their answers— written by the creators of the test.

In addition to more than 900 questions, the 13th Edition features:

• A new online study companion with 50 Integrated Reasoning questions and answer explanations*
• An Integrated Reasoning chapter with details about the new GMAT exam section
• A 100-question diagnostic exam to help focus your test preparation efforts
• Grammar review covering concepts tested on the GMAT Verbal section
• Comprehensive math review covering concepts tested on the GMAT Quantitative section

Please note: There is no overlap between questions found in The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 13th Edition, The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review, The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, and GMATPrep software.  The new practice questions in the 13th Edition replace 155 practice questions from the 12th  Edition. The remaining questions overlap.

*To use the Integrated Reasoning companion website, you must have one of the following browsers: Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer version 7 or higher.

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1.0 What Is the GMATExam? 6

1.0 What Is the GMAT Exam? 7

1.1 Why Take the GMAT Exam? 7

1.2 GMAT Exam Format 8

1.3 What Is the Content of the Test Like? 9

1.4 Integrated Reasoning Section 10

1.5 Quantitative Section 10

1.6 Verbal Section 11

1.7 Analytical Writing Assessment 11

1.8 What Computer Skills Will I Need? 11

1.9 What Are the Test Centers Like? 12

1.10 How Are Scores Calculated? 12

1.11 Test Development Process 13

2.0 How to Prepare 14

2.0 How to Prepare 15

2.1 How Should I Prepare to Take the Test? 15

2.2 What About Practice Tests? 15

2.3 How Should I Use the Diagnostic Test? 16

2.4 Where Can I Get Additional Practice? 16

2.5 General Test-Taking Suggestions 16

3.0 Diagnostic Test 18

3.0 Diagnostic Test 19

3.1 Quantitative Questions 20

3.2 Verbal Questions 27

3.3 Quantitative and Verbal Answer Keys 45

3.4 Interpretive Guide 45

4.0 Math Review 106

4.0 Math Review 107

4.1 Arithmetic 108

4.2 Algebra 120

4.3 Geometry 127

4.4 Word Problems 140

5.0 Problem Solving 148

5.0 Problem Solving 149

5.1 Test-Taking Strategies 150

5.2 The Directions 150

5.3 Practice Questions 152

6.0 Data Sufficiency 268

6.0 Data Sufficiency 269

6.1 Test-Taking Strategies 270

6.2 The Directions 272

6.3 Practice Questions 274

7.1 What Is Measured 360

7.2 Test-Taking Strategies 362

7.3 The Directions 363

7.4 Practice Questions 364

8.0 Critical Reasoning 496

8.0 Critical Reasoning 497

8.1 What Is Measured 498

8.2 Test-Taking Strategies 498

8.3 The Directions 499

8.4 Practice Questions 500

9.0 Sentence Correction 664

9.0 Sentence Correction 665

9.1 Basic English Grammar Rules 665

9.2 Study Suggestions 670

9.3 What Is Measured 670

9.4 Test-Taking Strategies 670

9.5 The Directions 671

9.6 Practice Questions 672

10.0 Integrated Reasoning 776

10.0 Integrated Reasoning 777

10.1 What Is Measured 777

10.2 The Question Types 778

10.3 Test-Taking Strategies 785

10.4 The Directions 787

11.0 Analytical Writing Assessment 788

11.0 Analytical Writing Assessment 789

11.1 What Is Measured 789

11.2 Test-Taking Strategies 790

11.3 The Directions 790

11.4 GMAT Scoring Guide: Analysis of an Argument 791

11.5 Sample: Analysis of an Argument 793

11.6 Analysis of an Argument Sample Topics 797

Appendix A Percentile Ranking Tables 829

Diagnostic Answer Sheet - Quantitative 833

Diagnostic Answer Sheet - Verbal 833