Integrated Reasoning: Overview

April 2, 2012 in New GMAT

Section Breakdown:

12 Questions

Time

What it Tests

4 types:

  • Multi-Source Reasoning
  • Table Analysis
  • Graphics Interpretation
  • Two-Part Analysis

Note: each question has multiple parts

30 minutes

  • Identifying relevant information in multiple sources of data in different formats–verbal, numerical, and graphical–to solve problems
  • Determining whether information is relevant or meets certain conditions
  • Quantitative and verbal reasoning
  • Determine relationships between problems

Knowledge Required:
According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the integrated reasoning section requires two types of knowledge:

  • Mathematical: basic knowledge of arithmetic, elementary algebra, geometry, and statistics
  • Verbal: understanding written material, reasoning and evaluating arguments

 

Other Important Facts:

  • On-screen calculator provided
  • Section is not adaptive
  • No partial credit given
  • No penalties for wrong answers
  • Section will include experimental questions

 

Looking for Integrated Reasoning practice? Check out the links below!

Table Analysis Example Problem #1

Table Analysis Example Problem #2

Table Analysis Example Problem #3

Multi-Source Reasoning Example Problem #1

Multi-Source Reasoning Example Problem #2

Two-Part Analysis Example Problem #1

Two-Part Analysis Example Problem #2

Two-Part Analysis Example Problem #3

Graphics Interpretation Example Problem #1