What is the difference between the content on the old GMAT and the new GMAT?

Old GMAT

  • The Analytical Writing Assessment section of the old GMAT is designed to measure your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas in an essay.
  • The Verbal Reasoning section of the old GMAT consists of multiple choice questions designed to measure your ability to read and comprehend written material, evaluate arguments, and correct written material to conform to the conventions of standard written English.
  • The Quantitative Reasoning section of the old GMAT consists of multiple choice questions designed to measure your abilities to solve quantitative problems, interpret graphic data, and reason quantitatively.

New GMAT

  • The new GMAT will keep the Analytical Writing Assessment, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning sections of the test.  In addition, it will introduce a new section called Integrated Reasoning.
  • The Integrated Reasoning section is designed to measure test takers’ ability to evaluate information presented from multiple sources and in new formats.  It will test concepts such as graphics interpretation, analysis of tables, and compilation and analysis data from different sources.
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