Verbal Section

Sentence correction

  • Before confirming your response, be sure to read the entire sentence — from beginning to end — with your answer choice. If it sounds proper to your mind and ear, go with it and move on to the next question.
  • Don’t go for hyper correction. Many a time the first choice i.e., the original version is the answer.
  • Punctuations are not checked in Sentence Correction in GMAT, so don’t worry about them.
  • To reduce the number of choices, eliminate the ones with grammatical errors.
  • There is a strong evidence that the shorter answers tend to be right much more often than the longer answer.


If I knew him better, I would have insisted that he change the hour of the lecture.

  1. I would have insisted that he change
  2. I would have insisted that he changed
  3. I would insist that he change
  4. I would insist for him to change
  5. I would have insisted him to change

Since we must assume the unmarked part of the sentence to be correct, this is a PRESENT CONDITIONAL sentence; therefore, the second verb in the sentence should read I would insist. Glancing through the alternatives ,you can eliminate (A),(B), and (E).You are left with (C) AND (D).Remember that the word insist takes a verb word after it.(C) is the only correct answer.

If you do not find any grammatical error in the underlined part, read the alternatives to see if one of them does not use a clearer or more concise style to express the same thing. Do not choose an alternative that changes the meaning of the original sentence

Critical Reasoning

  • It provides a stimulus, followed by question based on the stimulus argument.
  • Separate the illogical lines that are mere red-herrings and have no meaning in being part of the passage as such.
  • Questions that ask you to identify an assumption behind the argument are similar to those that ask you to select the answer choice that most seriously weakens the argument. In both types of questions, your task is to determine what must be assumed in order for the argument's conclusion to be reasonably inferable. In the latter type of question, your second task is to find the statement among the answer choices that refutes that assumption.
  • Always read the question stem first (before reading the passage). It will contain useful clues about what to look for and think about as you read the passage.


A computer equipped with signature-recognition software, which restricts access to a computer to those people whose signatures are on file, identifies a person’s signature by analyzing not only the form of the signature but also such characteristics as pen pressure and signing speed. Even the most adept forgers cannot duplicate all of the characteristics the program analyzes.

Which of the following can be logically concluded from the passage above?

  1. The time it takes to record and analyze a signature makes the software impractical for everyday use.
  2. Computers equipped with the software will soon be installed in most banks.
  3. Nobody can gain access to a computer equipped with the software solely by virtue of skill at forging signatures.
  4. Signature-recognition software has taken many years to develop and perfect.
  5. In many cases even authorized users are denied legitimate access to computers equipped with the software.

Reading Comprehension

The passage is related to social, physical, biological and business related topics

  1. Reading comprehension :3-5 Related Questions
  2. Find the Main Idea : Locate Details
  3. Draw Conclusions : Chawk out Statements that strengthen or weaken the arguments conclusion.
    • Read the first question carefully. By doing so one can know as to what to look for in the passage basically.
    • Never confirm your answer to a question until you've read the entire passage. Information relevant to a question can appear anywhere in the passage.
    • Find what the passage is all about quickly and sum that up in one line so that you answer keeping in mind the basic title of the passage.
    • No matter what type of question you're dealing with, eliminate any answer choice that runs contrary to the passage's overall thesis.
    • Don’t copy the lines directly from the passage as it leaves an impression that you are just a kid in writing. Try to make it in your words and as per the context in which the question is asked.


But man is not destined to vanish. He can be killed, but he cannot be destroyed, because his soul is deathless and his spirit is irrepressible. Therefore, though the situation seems dark in the context of the confrontation between the superpowers, the silver lining is provided by amazing phenomenon that the very nations which have spent incalculable resources and energy for the production of deadly weapons are desperately trying to find out how they might never be used. They threaten each other, intimidate each other and go to the brink, but before the total hour arrives they withdraw from the brink.

The main point from the author's view is that

  1. Man's soul and spirit cannot be destroyed by superpowers.
  2. Man's destiny is not fully clear or visible.
  3. Man's soul and spirit are immortal.
  4. Man's safety is assured by the delicate balance of power in terms of nuclear weapons.
  5. Human society will survive despite the serious threat of total annihilation.
  6. Ans: E

The phrase 'Go to the brink' in the passage means

  1. Retreating from extreme danger.
  2. Declare war on each other.
  3. Advancing to the stage of war but not engaging in it.
  4. Negotiate for peace.
  5. Commit suicide.
  6. Ans: C

In the author's opinion

  1. Huge stockpiles of destructive weapons have so far saved mankind from a catastrophe.
  2. Superpowers have at last realized the need for abandoning the production of lethal weapons.
  3. Mankind is heading towards complete destruction.
  4. Nations in possession of huge stockpiles of lethal weapons are trying hard to avoid actual conflict.
  5. There is a Silver lining over the production of deadly weapons.
  6. Ans: D

'Irrepressible' in the second line means

  1. incompatible
  2. strong
  3. oppressive
  4. unrestrainable
  5. unspirited
  6. Ans: D

A suitable title for the above passage is

  1. Destruction of mankind is in inevitable.
  2. Man's desire to survive inhibits use of deadly weapons.
  3. Mounting cost of modern weapons.
  4. Threats and intimidation between super powers.
  5. Cowardly retreat by man
  6. Ans: D

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