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This booklet contains the questions that were used to derive scores on the edition of the Graduate Management
Admission Test (GMAT®) with test code 25. If the first two digits of the test code on your answer sheet (item 5
answer key follows the test questions. This booklet also contains instructions for calculating raw scores
corrected for guessing. These are followed by unique tables for converting raw scores to the reported scaled
scores for test code 25.

In this edition of the GMAT, the following essay and multiple-choice sections contributed to your scores:

Analytical Writing Assessment
Essay 1 Analysis of an Argument
Essay 2 Analysis of an Issue

Verbal Assessment
Section 1 Sentence Correction
Section 6 Critical Reasoning

Quantitative Assessment
Section 2 Problem Solving
Section 5 Data Sufficiency
Section 7 Problem Solving

GMAT Total
All six verbal and quantitative sections combined as one score

Section 3 in this edition of the GMAT contained trial or equating questions and does not contribute to your
score. Questions from this section are not included in this booklet.
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THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR THE SOLE USE OF THE PURCHASER. ANY REPRODUCTION OF
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This booklet contains the questions that were used to derive scores on the edition of the Graduate Management
Admission Test (GMAT®) with test code 25. If the first two digits of the test code on your answer sheet (item 5
answer key follows the test questions. This booklet also contains instructions for calculating raw scores
corrected for guessing. These are followed by unique tables for converting raw scores to the reported scaled
scores for test code 25.

In this edition of the GMAT, the following essay and multiple-choice sections contributed to your scores:

Analytical Writing Assessment
Essay 1 Analysis of an Argument
Essay 2 Analysis of an Issue

Verbal Assessment
Section 1 Sentence Correction
Section 6 Critical Reasoning

Quantitative Assessment
Section 2 Problem Solving
Section 5 Data Sufficiency
Section 7 Problem Solving

GMAT Total
All six verbal and quantitative sections combined as one score

Section 3 in this edition of the GMAT contained trial or equating questions and does not contribute to your
score. Questions from this section are not included in this booklet.
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Essay 1
ANALYSIS OF AN ARGUMENT
Time—30 minutes
Directions: In this section, you will he asked not to present your own views on an issue but rather to write a critique of the argument
presented below.  You may, for example, need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking, what alternative
explanations or counterexamples might weaken the conclusion, or what sort of evidence could help strengthen or refute the argument.
response. Begin writing your response on the separate answer document. Make sure that you use the answer document that goes with

The following appeared as part of an article in the business section of a local newspaper.
“Motorcycle X has been manufactured in the United States for over 70 years.  Although one foreign company has copied the
motorcycle and is selling it for less, the company has failed to attract motorcycle X customers – some say because its product lacks the
exceptionally loud noise made by motorcycle X.  But there must be some other explanation.  After all, foreign cars tend to be quieter
that similar American-made cars, but they sell at least as well.  Also, television advertisements for motorcycle X highlight its
durability and sleek lines, not its noisiness, and the ads typically have voice-overs or rock music rather than engine-roar on the sound
track.”
Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. In explaining your point of view, be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and the
use of evidence in the argument.  Also discuss what, if anything, would make the argument more sound and persuasive, or would help
you to better evaluate its conclusion.

NOTES
Use the space below or on the facing page to plan your response. Any writing on these pages will not be evaluated.

S T O P
IF YOU FINISH BEFORE TIME IS CALLED, YOU MAY CHECK YOUR WORK ON THIS SECTION ONLY.
DO NOT TURN TO ANY OTHER SECTION IN THE TEST.

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THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR THE SOLE USE OF THE PURCHASER. ANY REPRODUCTION OF
COUNCIL® IS IN VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT LAWS.

This booklet contains the questions that were used to derive scores on the edition of the Graduate Management
Admission Test (GMAT®) with test code 25. If the first two digits of the test code on your answer sheet (item 5
answer key follows the test questions. This booklet also contains instructions for calculating raw scores
corrected for guessing. These are followed by unique tables for converting raw scores to the reported scaled
scores for test code 25.

In this edition of the GMAT, the following essay and multiple-choice sections contributed to your scores:

Analytical Writing Assessment
Essay 1 Analysis of an Argument
Essay 2 Analysis of an Issue

Verbal Assessment
Section 1 Sentence Correction
Section 6 Critical Reasoning

Quantitative Assessment
Section 2 Problem Solving
Section 5 Data Sufficiency
Section 7 Problem Solving

GMAT Total
All six verbal and quantitative sections combined as one score

Section 3 in this edition of the GMAT contained trial or equating questions and does not contribute to your
score. Questions from this section are not included in this booklet.
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Essay 1
ANALYSIS OF AN ARGUMENT
Time—30 minutes
Directions: In this section, you will he asked not to present your own views on an issue but rather to write a critique of the argument
presented below.  You may, for example, need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking, what alternative
explanations or counterexamples might weaken the conclusion, or what sort of evidence could help strengthen or refute the argument.
response. Begin writing your response on the separate answer document. Make sure that you use the answer document that goes with

The following appeared as part of an article in the business section of a local newspaper.
“Motorcycle X has been manufactured in the United States for over 70 years.  Although one foreign company has copied the
motorcycle and is selling it for less, the company has failed to attract motorcycle X customers – some say because its product lacks the
exceptionally loud noise made by motorcycle X.  But there must be some other explanation.  After all, foreign cars tend to be quieter
that similar American-made cars, but they sell at least as well.  Also, television advertisements for motorcycle X highlight its
durability and sleek lines, not its noisiness, and the ads typically have voice-overs or rock music rather than engine-roar on the sound
track.”
Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. In explaining your point of view, be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and the
use of evidence in the argument.  Also discuss what, if anything, would make the argument more sound and persuasive, or would help
you to better evaluate its conclusion.

NOTES
Use the space below or on the facing page to plan your response. Any writing on these pages will not be evaluated.

S T O P
IF YOU FINISH BEFORE TIME IS CALLED, YOU MAY CHECK YOUR WORK ON THIS SECTION ONLY.
DO NOT TURN TO ANY OTHER SECTION IN THE TEST.

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Essay 2
ANALYSIS OF AN ISSUE
Time—30 minutes
Directions: In this section, you will need to analyze the issue presented below and explain your views on it. The question has no
“correct” answer. Instead, you should consider various perspectives as you develop your own position on the issue.
response. Begin writing your response on the separate answer document. Make sure that you use the answer document that goes with

Some employers who recruit recent college graduates for entry-level jobs evaluate applicants only on their performance in business
courses such as accounting, marketing, and economics.  However, other employers also expect applicants to have a broad background
in such courses as history, literature, and philosophy.
Do you think that, in the application process, employers should emphasize one type of background --either specialization in business
courses or a more varied academic preparation – over the other? Why or why not?  Develop your position by using reasons and/or

NOTES
Use the space below or on the facing page to plan your response. Any writing on these pages will not be evaluated.

S T O P
IF YOU FINISH BEFORE TIME IS CALLED, YOU MAY CHECK YOUR WORK ON THIS SECTION ONLY.
DO NOT TURN TO ANY OTHER SECTION IN THE TEST.

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THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR THE SOLE USE OF THE PURCHASER. ANY REPRODUCTION OF
COUNCIL® IS IN VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT LAWS.

This booklet contains the questions that were used to derive scores on the edition of the Graduate Management
Admission Test (GMAT®) with test code 25. If the first two digits of the test code on your answer sheet (item 5
answer key follows the test questions. This booklet also contains instructions for calculating raw scores
corrected for guessing. These are followed by unique tables for converting raw scores to the reported scaled
scores for test code 25.

In this edition of the GMAT, the following essay and multiple-choice sections contributed to your scores:

Analytical Writing Assessment
Essay 1 Analysis of an Argument
Essay 2 Analysis of an Issue

Verbal Assessment
Section 1 Sentence Correction
Section 6 Critical Reasoning

Quantitative Assessment
Section 2 Problem Solving
Section 5 Data Sufficiency
Section 7 Problem Solving

GMAT Total
All six verbal and quantitative sections combined as one score

Section 3 in this edition of the GMAT contained trial or equating questions and does not contribute to your
score. Questions from this section are not included in this booklet.
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Essay 1
ANALYSIS OF AN ARGUMENT
Time—30 minutes
Directions: In this section, you will he asked not to present your own views on an issue but rather to write a critique of the argument
presented below.  You may, for example, need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking, what alternative
explanations or counterexamples might weaken the conclusion, or what sort of evidence could help strengthen or refute the argument.
response. Begin writing your response on the separate answer document. Make sure that you use the answer document that goes with

The following appeared as part of an article in the business section of a local newspaper.
“Motorcycle X has been manufactured in the United States for over 70 years.  Although one foreign company has copied the
motorcycle and is selling it for less, the company has failed to attract motorcycle X customers – some say because its product lacks the
exceptionally loud noise made by motorcycle X.  But there must be some other explanation.  After all, foreign cars tend to be quieter
that similar American-made cars, but they sell at least as well.  Also, television advertisements for motorcycle X highlight its
durability and sleek lines, not its noisiness, and the ads typically have voice-overs or rock music rather than engine-roar on the sound
track.”
Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. In explaining your point of view, be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and the
use of evidence in the argument.  Also discuss what, if anything, would make the argument more sound and persuasive, or would help
you to better evaluate its conclusion.

NOTES
Use the space below or on the facing page to plan your response. Any writing on these pages will not be evaluated.

S T O P
IF YOU FINISH BEFORE TIME IS CALLED, YOU MAY CHECK YOUR WORK ON THIS SECTION ONLY.
DO NOT TURN TO ANY OTHER SECTION IN THE TEST.

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Essay 2
ANALYSIS OF AN ISSUE
Time—30 minutes
Directions: In this section, you will need to analyze the issue presented below and explain your views on it. The question has no
“correct” answer. Instead, you should consider various perspectives as you develop your own position on the issue.
response. Begin writing your response on the separate answer document. Make sure that you use the answer document that goes with

Some employers who recruit recent college graduates for entry-level jobs evaluate applicants only on their performance in business
courses such as accounting, marketing, and economics.  However, other employers also expect applicants to have a broad background
in such courses as history, literature, and philosophy.
Do you think that, in the application process, employers should emphasize one type of background --either specialization in business
courses or a more varied academic preparation – over the other? Why or why not?  Develop your position by using reasons and/or

NOTES
Use the space below or on the facing page to plan your response. Any writing on these pages will not be evaluated.

S T O P
IF YOU FINISH BEFORE TIME IS CALLED, YOU MAY CHECK YOUR WORK ON THIS SECTION ONLY.
DO NOT TURN TO ANY OTHER SECTION IN THE TEST.

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ANSWER SHEET – Test Code 25
Section 1 Section 2 Section 4 Section 5 Section 6 Section 7
1.  1.  1.  1.  1.  1.
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3.  3.  3.  3.  3.  3.
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5.  5.  5.  5.  5.  5.
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7.  7.  7.  7.  7.  7.
8. 8.  8.  8.  8.  8.
9. 9.  9.  9.  9.  9.
10.  10.  10. 10.  10.  10.
11.  11.  11.  11.  11.  11.
12.  12.  12.  12.  12.  12.
13.  13.  13.  13.  13.  13.
14. Not Scored 14.  14.  14.  14.  14.
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16.  16.  16.  16.  16.  16.
17.   17.  17.
18.   18.  18.
19.   19.  19.
20.   20.  20.
21.   21.
22.   22.
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