The Data Insights section measures how well you can analyze and interpret data of various types to solve complex problems. The questions involve both quantitative and verbal reasoning, separately or in combination: as all the GMAT questions, they test above all your ability to reason logically. Unlike on the other GMAT sections, many DI questions will require more than one response, and you will be able to use a built-in calculator to analyze data. The five question types on the DI section are:
Data Sufficiency questions consist of a question and two statements of data. Your task is to determine whether the statements provide sufficient data to answer the question. This question type requires you to quickly identify what information you would need to solve the problem and to efficiently eliminate wrong answer choices.
Data will be given in several formats: text passages, tables, graphics, or a combination of the three. You will be asked to draw conclusions, detect data discrepancies, or evaluate data’s relevance.
This question type is very similar to working with a spreadsheet. You will have to sort the data and draw inferences from it in order to answer questions.
You will be presented with a graph or similar image and asked to determine relationships between various variables.
You will be presented with a text problem, the answer choices to which will be given in a table in forms of radio buttons. You are to give two answers, one per column, corresponding to the correct line (=answer choice).