This project requires the winner to supply us with a bucket of ABSOLUTELY ORIGINAL Math Questions prepared and presented in the stype of the GMAT (TM) test. Total number of questions shall be 200, with 100 of them "Problem Solving" type and 100 of them "Data Sufficiency type". Each question is in multiple choice format, with question stem, and five answer choices where there is only ONE best answer.
The winner will also provide detailed solutions to each of the 200 problems. If any figures are used in the questions, these shall be "inserted" in the MS Word (TM) file for Windows (TM) as a GIF or JPG image. In instances where answers and explanations shall need figures, the same guidelines shall follow.
On a difficulty level of 1 to 5, with 5 being very difficult and 1 being very easy, most questions will hover around level 3, with rough breakup as follows:
difficulty level 3: 50% of all questions
difficulty level <3: 20% of all questions
difficulty level 4: 10% of all questions
difficulty level 5: 10% of all questions
Now for the ground rules: Do NOT copy questions from Offical Guide to GMAT, 10th ed, 11th ed, or the Quant Review Guide. Questions cannot be from any guide of any prep company. Questions cannot be from any underground sources or any JJ-springs. If you cannot create sensible, relevant, pertinent, and challenging questions yourself, this project is not for you. If you do copy, we will find out pretty fast, and will forfeit the payment.
If you are a bidder from India, do not try put any CAT questions in there because we are aware of these questions as well.
Wherever equations are required, you will have to use MS Equations or MathType which can embed these equations in the MS Word (TM) file. Final deliverable will be the MA Word file.
The topics usually tested in the Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency questions are given below.
§ Properties of integers
§ Real numbers
§ Ratio and proportion
§ Powers and roots of numbers
§ Descriptive statistics
§ Counting methods
§ Discrete probability
§ Simplifying algebraic expressions
§ Solving linear equations with one unknown
§ Solving two linear equations with two unknowns
§ Solving equations by factoring
§ Solving quadratic equations
§ Absolute value
§ Intersecting lines and angles
§ Perpendicular lines
§ Parallel lines
§ Convex polygons
§ Rectangular solids and cylinders
§ Coordinate geometry
§ Rate problems
§ Work problems
§ Mixture problems
§ Interest problems
§ Geometry problems
§ Measurement problems
§ Data interpretation
The winning bidder is supposed to be ORIGINAL and imaginative, and should give proper credit to the source of the passage. At the fulfillment of the contract, the copyright transfers from writer to us, the owner.
The two types of questions tested in the Quantitative section are described briefly below.
Problem solving questions are designed to test your basic mathematical skills and understanding of elementary mathematical concepts, as well as your ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data. The mathematics knowledge required to answer the questions is no more advanced than what is generally taught in a secondary school or high school mathematics class. You are asked to solve each problem and select the best of the five answer choices given.
Data sufficiency questions are designed to measure your ability to analyze a quantitative problem, recognize which given information is relevant, and determine at what point there is sufficient information to solve a problem. In these questions, you are to classify each problem according to the five fixed answer choices, rather than find a solution to the problem.
Each data sufficiency question consists of a question, often accompanied by some initial information, and two statements, labeled (1) and (2), which contain additional information. You must decide whether the information in each statement is sufficient to answer the question or - if neither statement provides enough information - whether the information in the two statements together is sufficient. It is also possible that the statements in combination do not give enough information to answer the question.
It is important to become familiar with data sufficiency problems before you take the actual GMAT® test. It is important to practice on sample questions so that you are thoroughly comfortable with the answer choices. All data sufficiency questions have the same answer choices; memorizing them will save you some time on test day. If you start reading the instructions for data sufficiency questions on exam day (while the clock timer still ticking), you are at a significant disadvantage compared to the astute test taker who digs into the questions right away. Save a few precious minutes on test day by working on data sufficiency problems and getting familiar with the basic strategies and answer choices.
The five fixed answer choices are:
A if statement (1) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (2) alone is not sufficient;
B if statement (2) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (1) alone is not sufficient;
C if the two statements TAKEN TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient;
D if EACH statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question;
E if the two statements TAKEN TOGETHER are still NOT sufficient to answer the question.
Do not plagiarize. We reiterate that the work has to be original.
Thanks, and happy bidding.