GMAT explained & illustrated

Integrated reasoning in GMAT

IR or Integrated reasoning is designed for measuring the ability of a candidate in evaluating the presented data from multiple of sources and in multiple of formats. This way of evaluating the skills of integrated reasoning section has been taken from as much as 740 management faculties from across the world.  This was necessary for the better evaluation of the students.

The number of questions in the integrated reasoning section

There are 12 questions in the integrated reasoning section. These questions with the multiple parts consist of four different formats.  They are two-part analysis, graphics interpretation, multi-source reasoning and table analysis.

The scoring pattern of the integrated reasoning

The scores of the integrated reasoning range between 1 and 8. The scores for integrated reasoning are alike AWA (Analytical Writing Assessment) the scoring pattern is different between verbal and quantitative section.

IR and AWA sections’ Performance

IR and AWA sections’ performance does not get carried to total score of GMAT.

IR section has 4 types of questions

1)       Table analysis: - In this section, candidates are given a sortable information in a tabulated form, just like a spread sheet. This information is needed to be analysed. Each of those questions is accompanied by several options in the opposite side, such as .. True/false, yes/no. The candidates are to click on the right one.

2)       Multi-source reasoning:  In this section, candidates are given 2 to 3 sources of information in an Excel type of sheet or tabulated form. The test takers are to click on the tab to find the appropriate one from the whole lot. The information will be combination of tables, text and charts. The answer to be chosen from opposite answer or traditional multiple choice, such as .. True/false, yes/no.

3)       Graphics interpretation: - In this section, the candidates are to interpret the graphic image or the graph. Each of the questions is accompanied by a statement of fill in the blank with a pull down menu. The candidates are expected to click on the correct one.

Two-part analysis: - In this section, candidates are expected to solve from two given components. The possible answers are available from the tabulated format, accompanying the questions, as in rows and columns. The candidates are to pick up the appropriate response per column.

The gist of GMAT in a point-wise illustrative format

Acronym

GMAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developer / administrator

Graduate Management Admission Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type

Computer-based standardized test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose

Admissions in business schools for pursuing graduate management programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge/skill(s) tested

Analytical writing. quantitative reasoning,  integrated reasoning, verbal reasoning,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration

3.5 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year started

1953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score/grade validity

5 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language(s)

English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score/grade range

Quantitative section: (only 11 to 51 reported), in 1 point increments, 0 to 60,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verbal section: (only 11 to 51 reported), in 1 point increments, 0 to 60,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrated reasoning section: in 1 point increments,1 to 8,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analytical writing assessment: in 0.5 point increments, 0.0 to 6.0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total score: 200 to 800.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country(ies) / region(s)

In 114 countries 600 test centres.

 

 

 

 

Offered

Multiple times in a year.

 

 

 

 

 

Prerequisites / eligibility criteria

No official prerequisite. Fluency in English assumed. Undergraduate students, about to graduate and Intended for bachelor’s degree holders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual no. of test takers

About 250,000 in a year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scores/grades used by

More than 2,100 business schools and universities in USA and other countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fee

US$ 250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website

www.mba.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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