The GRE Quantitative Reasoning section assesses a test-takers ability to reason quantitatively, solve mathematical problems, and interpret data.

The Quantitative Reasoning section consists of two subsections, each with 20 questions, and the test-taker is given 35 minutes to complete each subsection.

The GRE Quantitative Reasoning section covers a range of topics in mathematics, including:

Arithmetic: This section includes basic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It also includes topics like fractions, decimals, and percentages. Some of the specific subtopics that are covered in the arithmetic section are:

Operations on integers, fractions, and decimals

Ratios and proportions

Percentages and their applications

Estimation and rounding

Properties of integers

Counting methods

Sequences and series

Algebra: This section includes topics such as solving equations, inequalities, and functions. Some of the specific subtopics that are covered in the algebra section are:

Solving linear and quadratic equations

Systems of equations and inequalities

Properties of exponents and radicals

Simplifying algebraic expressions

Functions and their graphs

Linear and quadratic functions

Inequalities and their graphs

Geometry: This section includes topics such as plane geometry, coordinate geometry, and three-dimensional geometry. Some of the specific subtopics that are covered in the geometry section are:

Lines and angles

Triangles and their properties

Quadrilaterals and other polygons

Circles and their properties

Three-dimensional figures and their properties

Coordinate geometry

Transformations and symmetry

Data Analysis: This section includes topics such as statistics, probability, and data interpretation. Some of the specific subtopics that are covered in the data analysis section are:

Descriptive statistics and data visualization

Measures of central tendency and dispersion

Probability theory and probability distributions

Counting methods and permutations

Combinations and binomial coefficients

Random variables and expected values

Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals

Here is a breakdown of the number of questions that can be expected from each topic:

Arithmetic: Approximately 25% of the questions in the GRE Quantitative Reasoning section are based on arithmetic.

Algebra: Approximately 25% of the questions in the GRE Quantitative Reasoning section are based on algebra.

Geometry: Approximately 25% of the questions in the GRE Quantitative Reasoning section are based on geometry.

Data analysis: Approximately 25% of the questions in the GRE Quantitative Reasoning section are based on data analysis.

It is important for test-takers to have a strong foundation in mathematics and to practice solving a variety of problems in each of these areas in order to perform well in the GRE Quantitative Reasoning section. Starting your preparation early is key. All the best!