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GMAT Integrated Reasoning


GMAT Integrated Reasoning ImportanceStarting your GMAT test with Integrating Reasoning section can affect your stamina. For the first year, Business Schools like Stanford has revealed that they will not give high priority to IR section, instead evaluate Verbal, Quant, and AWA along with the total score.

“For this application year, we will see your IR score if you have taken the new GMAT, but will focus on the verbal, quantitative, AWA, and total scores.”

This is because there are no substantial data on the IR score distribution and the correlation between IR and Total score.

Where would Integrated Reasoning Come into Play?

1) Low Quant Score


If you have evaluated the GMAT IR Questions types, you will realize that tackling this question type require analyzing data from various sources and finding data that would help you...


The new GMAT Integrated reasoning exam will feature in June 2012. There will be four types of GMAT Integrated Reasoning questions:

1) Graphics Interpretation: This section tests your ability to interpret graphs

Graph GMAT Integrated Reasoning

Refer to the pictograph of a survey of students at Central Community College. Each Symbol represents 10 students in a sample of 300

Use the drop-down menus to complete each statement according to the information presented in the diagram.

If one student is selected at random from the 300 surveyed, the chance that the student will be under 30 or a high school graduate or both is

Drop Down Menu in Graphs Question GMAT Integrated Reasoning

If one student is selected at random from the 300 surveyed, the chance that the student will be both under 30 and a high school graduate is

...


The Graduate Management Admissions Council is continuing its evolution of its test, the GMAT, with a big change coming in June 2012.  The increasing prevalence of computers -- and the increasing reliance on computer-generated information -- has led them to alter the test format in an important way.

What’s changing? 
One of the two essays, the Analysis of an Issue, will no longer be part of the test.  Students will complete the Analysis of an Argument essay and then begin the new Integrated Reasoning section immediately, after which is an optional break before the Quantitative section.  In all other respects, the test experience itself is the same; the order and timing of the sections that remain is identical, and the entire test is still four hours long with the optional breaks.

What’s Integrated Reasoning? 
After surveying hundreds of faculty worldwide, GMAC is introducing a new section with four question types.  These questions are meant to test the types of skills required by the world of business today:

1) Making decisions from a mixture of quantitative and verbal information
2) Reorganizing information to answer questions and discern trends
3)...


F1GMAT: Should test takers wait for the new GMAT Section(Integrated Reasoning) in June 2012 or give the test by this year itself?

Veritas Prep:
The Official GMAT Blog has taken a stance on this, and as the Veritas Prep offices have answered this question with increasing frequency we would  like to make our similar opinion public, as well.  Take the GMAT when it is  a good time for you to do so; the presence of the Integrated Reasoning score alone should not impact your candidacy.

The biggest news angle one could derive from the changes to the GMAT is that, well, not much has changed.  The GMAT will not change its quantitative and verbal sections, and the content of the Integrated Reasoning section is actually similar to...