Are you planning to appear for GMAT? Have you started your preparations for the same?

We all know that GMAT preparation is no cakewalk. However, you can score high in the GMAT with a proper preparation strategy. When it comes to preparation, nothing is more effective than solving the mock tests and the GMAT sample questions. The role of sample question papers in the preparation for the exam has been acknowledged far and wide. Being one of the integral parts of any GMAT study plan, sample papers make you aware of what you need to focus on, to get your best possible GMAT score.

In this article, we have collated some sample questions to help you on your GMAT prep journey.

# GMAT Sample Questions

GMAT sample questions play an important role in determining your level of preparedness for the actual exam. As a way to measure your progress in preparation, you can include the sample questions in your weekly/monthly study schedule. This will help you understand your weaker areas in the GMAT exam, so that you can start focusing more on those subject areas.

To begin with, here are some GMAT sample questions.

## Quantitative Reasoning

- Michel leaves New Jersey by road for Las Vegas at 3 pm and travels at a constant speed of 100mph. After an hour, his friend Jimmy leaves for New Jersey from Las Vegas at a constant speed of 45mph. The distance between them is 3000 miles. As they are travelling towards each other, they decided to meet. At what time will they meet?
- 12 pm
- 12 am
- 11 am
- 11 pm
- 1 pm

**Solution:** **Topic:** Arithmetic

**Concept Tested:** Speed, Distance and Time

**Type of Question:** Problem Solving (PS)

**Given:** Total distance given = 3000 miles

Michel’s speed = 100 mph

Jimmy’s speed = 45mph Michel started at 3pm. Jimmy started an hour later, i.e. at 4pm. Both are travelling in opposite directions to meet at a point. Question: At what will the two meet?

Approach: If two bodies are going in opposite directions, then add the speed to get the relative speed. Note: A good idea is to draw the figure according to the scenario given to get more clarity. Since, Jimmy started at 4pm, from 3pm to 4pm, the distance covered by Michel is calculated using *Distance = Speed * Time*

= 100𝑚pℎ × 1 *ℎour* = 100 miles

Since, both are travelling in opposite direction to meet at some point, total distance to be covered is 2900 miles with a relative speed of 100 + 45 = 145𝑚*ph*. (by adding the two speeds)

Then, time taken by both of them after 4pm is, 𝑇ime = Distance/Speed = 2900/145 = 20ℎours. That means, after 20hours they will meet. ⟹ 4𝑝m + 20ℎours = 12pm

Hence, the answer is A.

## Verbal Reasoning

**Q**. A critically acclaimed series to depict an NYC policeman and the first movie ever to use a third person point of view, it was John McTiernan’s Die Hard that won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and was later made video games and comic books.- it was John McTiernan’s Die Hard that won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and was later adapted to
- Die Hard, by John McTiernan, won the Academy Award for Best Picture and was later adapted to
- John McTiernan won the Academy Award for Die Hard for Best Picture, and it was later adapted to
- John McTiernan’s Die Hard won the Academy Award for Best Picture and was later adapted to
- Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and later was adapted to

**Solution – **The modifier ‘The critically acclaimed.’ must modify the title of the movie, ‘Die Hard’. Hence the correct answer is option D.

## Data Sufficiency

- Of the 90 houses in a certain village A, 55 own a balcony. How many of the houses in the village A have a lawn?

(1) 35 of the houses in village A own a balcony but do not have a lawn.

(2) The number of houses in village A that have a balcony and a lawn is equal to the number of houses in village A that have neither a balcony nor a lawn.

- Statement 1 alone is sufficient but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
- Statement 2 alone is sufficient but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
- Both statements 1 and 2 together are sufficient to answer the question but neither statement is sufficient alone.
- Each statement alone is sufficient to answer the question.
- Statements 1 and 2 are not sufficient to answer the question asked and additional data is needed to answer the

Statements.

**Solution- Topic:** Data Analysis

**Concept Tested:** Sets and Venn diagram

**Type of Question:** Data Sufficiency (DS)

**Given:** Total number of houses = 90

Number of houses with balcony = 55

Total no: of houses = (# of houses with balcony) + (# of houses with lawn) – (# of houses with lawn & balcony)

+ (# of houses without lawn & balcony)

**To find:** No: of houses with lawn.

Statement I is insufficient:

Given: 35 of the houses in the village A own a balcony but do not have a lawn.

From statement 1 we know that the houses with only a balcony but do not have a lawn = 55 – 35 = 20.

So this gives information about the number of houses with balcony and lawn = 20.

But this does not give information about any other parameters.

Hence statement 1 is insufficient to answer. We can eliminate the options A and D.

Statement II is sufficient:

Given: The number of houses in the village A that have a balcony and a lawn is equal to the number of houses in the village A that has neither a balcony nor a lawn.

From this statement we know that;

(# of houses with a balcony and a lawn) = (# of houses without a balcony and a lawn)

∴ Total = (# of houses with balcony) + (# of houses with lawn) (as remaining tw will cancel out each other)

90 = 55 + (# houses with lawn)

Therefore, the number of houses with a lawn = 35.

Hence statement 2 is sufficient to answer.

Hence, the answer is B.

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