General Knowledge & Logics

Course Overview

General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning is the first section of the IMAT exam. It assess the thinking skills as well as the interests and knowledge in a wide varierty of fields of the candidates.

Total number of questions: 22

– Logical Reasoning: 10

  – General Knowledge: 12

Live streaming hours: 6h


1. General rules

  • Summarising information in a text
  • Analysis of the alternatives
  • Additional data choice
  • Useful information gathering

2. Basic logical reasoning concepts

  • Logical deduction
  • Necessarily true options
  • Necessarily false options
  • Necessary and sufficient conditions
  • Syllogisms

3. Logical reasoning: how to assess an argument

  • Main message
  • Premises and conclusions
  • Deductible consequences
  • Errors in reasoning
  • Implicit hypothesis
  • Additional information to the conclusion
  • Logical structure of argumentation
  • Principles

4. Logical mathematical problems

  • Basic non-algebraic notions (proportions, percentages)
  • Methods
  • Necessary and unnecessary data

5. Logical verbal reasoning

  • Conceptual analogies
  • Logical connections
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Terms and expressions meaning
  • Incomplete sentences
  • Figures of speech

6. General culture

  • Information and questions

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