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Critical Reasoning

Critical Reasoning is all about logic, assumptions, and reasoning. In short, it's the part of the exam that really makes you think critically. It's the most math-like section of the verbal section because of this logic component.

You will be presented with a short paragraph of text information. Then you will see a question prompt below that. Some questions you might see include: "Which of the following, if true, most supports the author's viewpoint?"  

Or "which of the following, if true, best presents a rebuttal to the original criticism.."

Or you might see boldfaced portions of the question and get asked what role those two boldfaced portions play. Is one a conclusion and another supporting evidence? Or does one challenge a commonly held belief while the other demonstrates the opposing argument? Or is it the other way around?

All of this is in the Verbal: Critical Reasoning section. Watch out!

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GMAT Critical Reasoning # 1: Postal Service
 
  Weaken 16276 48% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 2: Infant Weight
  Weaken 14670 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 3: School Board
  Assumption 13088 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 4: Car Safety Requirements
  Helps Explain 10042 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 5: Calories and Weight
  Helps Explain 9557 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 6: Armed Forces
  Weaken 8949 57% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 7: College Tuition
  Weaken 7672 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 8: China Food Supply
 
  Assumption 8538 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 9: High School Guidance Counselors
  Assumption 8476 50% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 10: Sixteenth Century Explorer
  Assumption 7798 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 11: Space Defense Research Project
  Weaken 11230 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 12: Baboons and Fertility Rates
  Assumption 6087 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 13: Chema Reducing Emissions
  Assumption 6508 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 14: Rivers and Salt Levels
  Assumption 8423 36% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 15: A Sicilian Tomb
  Assumption 6733 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 16: City Construction Projects
  Assumption 6324 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 17: Videocassette Recorders
  Weaken 5201 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 18: Scientific Molecules
  Weaken 8220 30% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 19: Communication Subtleties
  Inference 5457 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 20: Mobile and Social
  Strengthen 5235 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 21: Freedom of Speech
  Inference 5507 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 22: Immigrant Diets
  Weaken 5644 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 23: Stiff Neck
  Strengthen 7167 37% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 24: Medical Substance Detection
  Strengthen 5217 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 25: Tourists in Springfield
  Inference 5532 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 26: Artificial Sweeteners
  Assumption 4198 91% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 27: Color Psychology
  Weaken 5450 42% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 28: Politics and Social Media
  Inference 6030 50% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 29: Marijuana Regulation Makes No Sense
 
  Strengthen 7115 34% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 30: Violent Crime
  Weaken 5290 77% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 31: Sourcing Refined Petroleum
  Inference 4878 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 32: Explosion Discussion
 
  Assumption 6188 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 33: West African Research
  Helps Explain 6145 40% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 34: Hypodermic Needles
  Strengthen 4269 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 35: Sugars and Mood Elevation
  Assumption 4320 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 36: Publicity Campaigns
  Assumption 4658 46% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 37: Amend Bylaws
  Inference 5129 41% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 38: Forecasting Weather
  Weaken 4087 54% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 39: Forecasting Weather B
  Weaken 3428 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 40: Military Deterrence
  Inference 4319 47% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 41: Passenger Seat Belts
  Weaken 4162 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 42: Profits in the Amazon Forest
  Helps Explain 3225 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 43: Alligator and Fish Population
  Helps Explain 3811 92% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 44: Technological Improvements and Labor Productivity
  Weaken 3377 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 45: Genetic Manipulation of Food Crops
  Helps Explain 3240 89% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 46: Bicycle Helmets
  Strengthen 3227 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 47: Large artificial satellites
  Strengthen 3177 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 48: Niacin Deficiency
  Helps Explain 3445 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 49: Technology Commercial Success
  Helps Explain 11149 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 50: Bamboo Construction
  Helps Explain 3456 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 51: Visual Cortex
  Evaluate the Argument 3542 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 52: Decline in Fish and Seabird Population
  Boldface 4019 46% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 53: Fountain of Moses
  Strengthen 3832 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 54: Packaged Goods
  Weaken 3786 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 55: Video Rental and Sales
  Weaken 3484 53% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 56: Unhealthy Pollution Days
  Helps Explain 7178 30% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 57: Burning Methane
  Weaken 4200 64% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 58: Trailer Trucks
  Weaken 3261 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 59
  825 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 60: Rejection for Summer Job
  Inference 2649 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 61: Amphibian Population
  Strengthen 3408 30% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 62: San Diego Moving Jobs
  Weaken 4063 38% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 63: Celebrity-associated Products
  Boldface 3263 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 64: Triberian Iron Ore Productivity
  Inference 3001 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 65: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin B6
  Strengthen 3874 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 66: Swabian Ivory Flute
 
  Strengthen 4520 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 67: Importing Prescription Medications
  Evaluate the Argument 3034 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 68: Plastic Packaging
  Strengthen 4876 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 69: Excessive Medical Care
  Boldface 2982 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 70: Monterrey Ethanol Production
  Boldface 3017 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 71: Winter and Spring Canola
  Strengthen 3329 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 72: Innovative Weed Blades
  Strengthen 3361 53% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 73: Broccoli and Asparagus Planting
  Strengthen 2752 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 74: Nasal Spray for Influenza Vaccinations
  Assumption 3454 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 75: Montana Wolverine
  Boldfaced 4414 41% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 76: Cholesterol Treatment
  Strengthen 2777 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 77: Cash Tips in Presence of Credit Card Logo
  Strengthen 4770 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 78: Water-conserving Landscape
  Weaken 5249 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 79: Camel Hump
  Strengthen 2458 95% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 80: Food Package Shipments
  Inference 4123 44% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 81: Regulating Cigarette Smoking
  Strengthen 3068 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 82: College Courses in Prison
  Assumption 2828 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 83: Decline of the Lesser Yellowleg
  Weaken 3319 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 84: Galapagos Tortoises
  Assumption 3072 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 85: Church Architects and Artists
  Weaken 3108 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 86: Text Messaging
  Assumption 3002 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 87: Shoe Factory Workers
  Assumption 3468 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 88: Canadian Mining
  Assumption 3518 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 89: Dermatology
  Assumption 3103 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 90: Biomass Decomposition
  Assumption 2905 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 91: Back to the Nest
  Assumption 4013 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 92: Budget Reform
  Assumption 3346 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 93: Terracotta Soldiers
  Assumption 3283 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 94: E-Commerce
  Assumption 2964 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 95: High School Health
  Assumption 3435 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 96: Las Vegas Night Club
  Strengthen 3590 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 97: Restaurant Competition
  Inference 4566 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 98: Baby Shampoo
  Assumption 2353 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 99: Broccoli Chemicals
  Inference 4294 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 100: UVB and Psoriasis
  Strengthen 3006 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 101: Crystal Meth
  Assumption 5291 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 102: Internet Startup Frenzy
  Assumption 3267 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 103: Otter and Eel Population
  Helps Explain 2099 94% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 104: Cause of Osteosarcoma
  Strengthen 3121 54% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 105: Recession for public schools
  Evaluate 2463 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 106: Days of Bad Air
  Helps Explain 2585 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 107: Violin Makers in France and Italy
  Evaluate the Argument 2219 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 108: Declining Nutrition Product Sales
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3894 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 109: Hospital Medical Waste
  Evaluate the Argument 1757 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 110: Outdoor Surveillance Cameras
  Evaluate the Argument 1580 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 111: Smartphone Price Cut
  Evaluate the Argument 1447 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 112: Flood Insurance for Hurricane and Storm Damage
  Evaluate the Argument 1523 88% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 113: Blame for Financial Recession
  Boldface 1418 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 114: Selling Automobiles Overseas
  Boldface 1360 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 115: Casino Security
  Boldface 1421 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 40  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 116: Mismanaged Rail Company
  Boldface 1985 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 117: Sexual Assaults and Reports
  Boldface 2163 47% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 118: Eating with Opposable Thumb
  Boldface/ Structure 1521 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 41  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 119: Sunburns at the Jersey Shore
 
  Helps Explain 1574 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 120: School Surveillance and Violence
  Helps Explain 2619 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 121: Doubling Nightclubs
  Helps Explain 1283 91% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 42  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 122: Advertising on Search Engine
  Helps Explain 2063 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 123: SUV Profits
  Helps Explain 1506 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 124: Renting or Buying Real Estate
  Helps Explain 2171 52% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 43  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 125: Hosta Plant Growth
  Helps Explain 1579 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 126: Renaissance Muslim Play
  Assumption 2212 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 127: Drop in Viewership on Sports Network
  Strengthen 1286 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 44  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 128: Dinner Box Style
  Helps Explain 1526 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 129: Avoiding Tunnel Congestion
  Helps Explain 1400 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 130: Bid for Paint Coating
  Strengthen 1339 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 45  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 131: Respiratory Problems
  Weaken 2017 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 132: Oil Stockpiles
  Strengthen 1633 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 133: Phorid Flies
  Strengthen 1405 80% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 46  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 134: Antibacteria Dental Equipment
  Strengthen 1521 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 135: Fertility Drugs
  Inference 2114 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 136: Scoring Points
  Weaken 1668 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 47  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 137: Rising Stocks to Buy House
  Assumption 2093 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 138: Limits on Apartment Renting
  Evaluate the Argument 2405 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 139: Toxoplasma Parasite
  Strengthen 1639 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 48  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 140: DVD Rental and Sales
  Weaken 2147 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 141: Burning Nitrous Oxide
  Weaken 1831 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 142: Polyester and Nylon Prices
  Weaken 1746 77% View Show

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Critical Reasoning test is all about logic, assumptions, and reasoning. In short, it's the part of the exam that really makes you think critically. It's the most math-like section of the verbal section because of this logic component.

You will be presented with a short paragraph of text information. Then you will see a question prompt below that. Some questions you might see include: "Which of the following, if true, most supports the author's viewpoint?"  

Or "which of the following, if true, best presents a rebuttal to the original criticism.."

Or you might see boldfaced portions of the question and get asked what role those two boldfaced portions play. Is one a conclusion and another supporting evidence? Or does one challenge a commonly held belief while the other demonstrates the opposing argument? Or is it the other way around?

All of this is in the Verbal: Critical Reasoning section. Watch out!

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