GMAC is changing the GMAT with the goal of making the test better meet the needs expressed by business schools around the globe. In 2009, GMAC surveyed 740 business school faculty worldwide to ask them what test skills would be important for incoming students as they prepare to work in technologically advanced, data-driven environments. They are introducing the Integrated Reasoning section to address the needs specified by those business schools. The Integrated Reasoning section is [...]
March 11, 2012 in FAQs
The GMAT has changed several times in the past 60 years since its introduction in March 1953. It last changed in 1997 to introduce Computer Adaptive Testing as a test-taking option. Prior to 1997, GMAC introduced changes to the GMAT approximately twice every 10 years.
In June 2012 the GMAC introduced a new section called Integrated Reasoning. The Integrated Reasoning section will have eight questions and last 30 minutes. It now has four question types: graphics interpretation, table analysis, two-part analysis, and multi-source reasoning. It is now scored on a scale of 1-8, but this does not affect your Total Score (the combination of your Quantitative and Verbal section scores). Also in June 2012, GMAC removed the Analyze an Issue [...]