The GMAT Quantitative test is just one section of the overall GMAT exam, also known as the Graduate Management Admission Test. Anyone looking to enter graduate-level business school in the United States must first take the GMAT exam as part of the general admissions process. You generally won’t be able to enter many business programs without taking and passing this exam. In fact, the only way to avoid having to take the GMAT is by applying for a waiver—something you can only do if you are already a seasoned business professional and are just looking to continue your education. The GMAT has been a part of business school admissions since the year 1953. Since its foundation, the GMAT has been written and administered by the GMAC (or Graduate Management Admission Council).
The Quantitative section is one of four other sections featured on the exam, the remaining three being Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. As the name of the Quantitative section implies, this portion of the GMAT exam deals with mathematical concepts and questions. The sole focus of this exam section is to gauge your capabilities with such relevant subjects as arithmetic, geometry, and algebra. The vast majority of content you will find on the GMAT Quantitative test won’t be any more difficult than what you learned during your high school years.