How to Solve the Most Challenging GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions?

Data Sufficiency questions play avery critical role in scoring well on the Quantitative section of GMAT. Each Data Sufficiency problem consists of a question, often accompanied with some information, and two statements giving additional information.

Your job is to work out whether you can answer the question using the given information. Please note that you need not solve the problem right down to the answer.

Three types of most challenging DS questions are explained which thereby will give you an overview about how to answer and deal with the same in the TEST.

TYPE I - Simplifying the Question

In some GMAT DS questions, data, values or information are given in the question itself which helps you simplify further. Hence, depending on what is asked, it will be convenient for you to deconstruct the question into a simpler form before jumping onto the statements. Given below is a standard example where the question is first simplified and then the statements are used.

If a and b are positive integers, is (ab)b + 1 – aa + 1 odd?
(1)    2a + 3b is odd.
(2)    5a  + 7b + 2 is even. 

Click the below button to download the "solution" and "other 2 types"

Prepared by Jamboree Faculty

Take the Free GMAT Sample Test
Know More
Score 700+ on the GMAT in two months with the GMAT Study Plan
Know More
Watch GMAT Demo videos
Know More

Read more about GMAT

GMAT Exam Syllabus & Pattern 2022
Read More
How to ace the GMAT - Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
Read More
How to Solve the Most Challenging GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions?
Read More

GMAT Video 3
GMAT Video 2

Popular GMAT Articles

Photo of sunset

3 GMAT Verbal Tips You MUST Know to Score Over 40

Wasn’t GMAT Verbal the only section that felt manageable when you first started your test prep? It’s not until you take ...

Read More
Photo of sunset

5 Ways to Make MBA Admission Applications Sharper

As covid-restrictions were eased out globally last year, the number of MBA applications to b-schools surged. The upcoming ...

Read More
Photo of sunset

Tried and Tested GMAT Tips and Strategy

B-schools approach student applications holistically, true, but a good GMAT score simply sets the tone right and practically ...

Read More


Important updates

Upcoming Webinars

The most trusted name in test prep & admissions

Get in touch with us

Take the first step towards success with Jamboree.

Call Now