# GRE Math Preparation – Tips and Tricks, Q&A and more! - Videos

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Does the Quant section keep you up at night? Only 2% score a perfect 170

What is a good Quant score? What score do I need for an MBA admit?

What is a good Quant score ?

ELITE GRE Scores (Top 10%)
165-170

COMPETITIVE GRE Scores(Top 25%)
159-164

Good GRE score (top 50%)
153-158

BELOW AVERAGE GRE SCORE(lower 50th percentile range)
152 or below

What score do I need for an MBA admit?

Harvard
167

Stanford
165

Wharton school
166

MIT sloan
165

165

Cornell University
165

What are the question types that appear & which type appears most frequently?

QUESTION TYPES
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS IN EACH TYPE

Quantitative Comparison Types
8 to 9

Numeric Entry Questions
2 to 3

3 to 4

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
7 to 8

I am weak in Math. How should I approach starting my GRE Quant prep ?

*Practice , practice and more practice
*Prepare a handouts of formulae used
*Prepare a study plan
*Learn the squares and square roots atleast till 35
*Learn the shortcuts
*Apply the mnemonics
*Review your mistakes , maintain a log of your mistakes so that they don’t recur

TOPICS TO FOCUS

ARITHMETIC

Properties of Integers
Rates and work
Absolute Values

DATA ANALYSIS

Permutations and Combinations
Probability
Averages
Data Interpretation

GEOMETRY

Triangles
Circles

ALGEBRA

Word problems in linear and quadratics
Coordinate Geometry
Linear Inequalities

How many hours a day should I dedicate to my Quant prep?

Step 1: Find out where you stand!
(Try Galvanize’s free 65-minute Diagnostic Test.)
Step 2: Set your target score.
Step 3: Check how much time you have.
Step 4: Prepare a Study Plan based on the above.

How many hours a day should I dedicate to my Quant prep?

The amount of studying for the GRE could range on an average roughly from eight hours (studying two hours a week for four weeks) to 120 hours (studying ten hours a week for 12 weeks).

How should I approach answering Data Analysis type questions?

There’s a webinar dedicated to
Tackling Data Analysis questions!

I have trouble with word problems. How do I solve them quickly?

P-Break the problem into PARTS
I –Collect and connect the INFORMATION
E –Frame the EQUATION
S-Solve the EQUATION