- Posted by Prepglobe
- On March 23, 2018
Data sufficiency questions are the critical and important questions of GMAT Quantitative section. Hence one should really prepare well to learn various techniques and concepts to ace these questions. There are around 15 questions of data sufficiency question of the total 37 questions and some of the topics which are tested more in the data sufficiency questions are Number system, Inequality, overlapping sets, word problems and statistics.
Almost all the data sufficiency questions have some traps in the following options which are generally based on some common type of errors which most candidates do hence one should be well aware of the various common traps. Also once students learn the concepts and techniques to solve the data sufficiency questions then actually data sufficiency questions becomes much easier even compared to Problem solving ones.
It is always recommended to take out notes effectively while reading the statements which easily help in concluding the useful information. Also It is always tempting to combine the two statements as doing this gives plenty of information to analyze the question but sometimes the individual statement is also sufficient to answer the question so in that case the answer should be as per the sufficiency of the individual statement.
Analyzing the statement 1 with full concentration is very important as analysis of the statement 1 itself enhances the probability of the answer to be right but if analysis of the first statement is wrong then the chances of the chosen answer to be right is almost nil. At the first instance, it is always better to make out the right meaning of the question itself and understand what is the most crucial information without which it is almost impossible to answer the question . once there is clarity of the critical information required then one can look out if that information can be made out through the given statements.
To sum up the most common factors which help ace the data sufficiency questions are reading and understanding question properly, avoiding traps which make one choose the wrong option, analyzing the statement 1 with full concentration and taking out notes while reading the statements and to avoid combining the statements without analyzing the individual statements fully.
These are some common rules and strategies, however, to have better learning of the concepts and tricks it is always recommended to take help of some professional GMAT trainer in Delhi who have been training candidates for GMAT exam on regular basis and have full understanding of the tricks and techniques required to ace these questions.