Integrated Reasoning Provides Added GMAT Security

July 19, 2012 in New GMAT

As you already know by now, the Integrated Reasoning section question formats are wildly different from either the verbal or quantitative reasoning sections.  The most-commonly stated reason for these bizarre question formats has been to test higher order reasoning and analytical skills, but there is another, more basic reason: security. The GMAC is mainly concerned with two types of cheating: people taking the test under multiple names, and “live” questions (problems currently in the GMAT […]

Integrated Reasoning: Table Analysis Example Problem #3

June 25, 2012 in Example Problems, Integrated Reasoning

Starting June 5, 2012, the GMAT contains a new section called Integrated Reasoning.  This 30-minute section has 12 questions of four different types: two-part analysis, multi-source reasoning, table analysis, and graphics interpretation.  Below is a sample problem and solution from the TestMasters Integrated Reasoning question bank.  Check back soon for more sample problems and solutions! PROBLEM: The table shows various physical characteristics of the 5 lakes in fictional country Westeros Lake Depth (meters) Volume (cubic […]

GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Multi-Source Reasoning Example Problem #2

June 18, 2012 in Example Problems, Integrated Reasoning

Starting June 5, 2012, the GMAT contains a new section called Integrated Reasoning.  This 30-minute section has 12 questions of four different types: two-part analysis, multisource reasoning, table analysis, and graphics interpretation.  Below is a sample problem and solution from the TestMasters Integrated Reasoning question bank.  Check back soon for more sample problems and solutions! PROBLEM: TAB 1 – TECHNIQUES: A detective analyzes crime scenes using one or more of the techniques described below–all but […]

Integrated Reasoning: Two-Part Analysis Example Problem #3

June 11, 2012 in Example Problems, Integrated Reasoning

Starting June 5, 2012, the GMAT contains a new section called Integrated Reasoning.  This 30-minute section has 12 questions of four different types: two-part analysis, multisource reasoning, table analysis, and graphics interpretation.  Below is a sample problem and solution from the TestMasters Integrated Reasoning question bank.  Check back soon for more sample problems and solutions! PROBLEM: Giordano Bruno, the Renaissance philosopher, must have been a spy for England during the time he served in the […]

Integrated Reasoning: Two-Part Analysis Example Problem #2

June 4, 2012 in Example Problems

In June of 2012, the GMAT will contain a new 12 problem Integrated Reasoning section. To help you prepare for the IR section, we are working out the problems for you! Below is a sample IR Two-Part Analysis problem from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) at www.mba.com. You can find this and other integrated reasoning problems from the GMAT here. Problem: Solution: Question type! Two-Part Analysis There is a ton of highly pertinent information […]

Will my Integrated Reasoning score be on my unofficial GMAT score report?

May 31, 2012 in FAQs

No, the Integrated Reasoning score will not appear on the unofficial score report you see immediately after taking the GMAT.  That unofficial score report will still include the scores from the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections ONLY.  You will not see your Integrated Reasoning score until you receive your official GMAT score report.  You should receive your official GMAT score report within 20 days of taking the GMAT.  The official score report will include scores […]

Integrated Reasoning Section: How will business schools use this section?

May 30, 2012 in New GMAT

Based on several conversations with business school admissions officers, we do not believe the integrated reasoning section will be a huge factor in business school admissions this coming year (2012-2013).  Most of the schools we spoke to were still unsure about how they would use the scores in the admissions process because there is currently no available data on the correlation between the integrated reasoning score and business school performance.   Since the integrated reasoning […]

Integrated Reasoning: Table Analysis Example Problem #2

May 23, 2012 in Example Problems

In June of 2012, the GMAT will contain a new 12 problem Integrated Reasoning section. To help you prepare for the IR section, we are working out the problems for you! Below is a sample IR Table Analysis problem from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) at www.mba.com. You can find this and other integrated reasoning problems from the GMAT here. Problem:                       Solution: Question […]

Integrated Reasoning Section: Is it Relevant?

May 14, 2012 in New GMAT

The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) had nearly 8,000 test-takers take experimental Integrated Reasoning sections at the end of the regular GMAT exam from January 3-12, 2012.  Over 1,200 of these test-takers answered a short survey about the section.  Here is what the test-takers said: Integrated Reasoning is extremely relevant. The survey asked whether the skills measured in the Integrated Reasoning section were relevant to graduate management education (possible responses ranged from very irrelevant to […]

Integrated Reasoning Section: Live Twitter Chat with Wharton and London Business School

May 12, 2012 in New GMAT

On May 7, 2012, the Graduate Management Admissions Council organized a live Twitter chat with admissions officers at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the London Business School.  During the chat, the two schools fielded questions about the integrated reasoning section and how it would factor into business school admissions. Over the course of the conversation, an interesting point was raised: the integrated reasoning section will not be given any specific weight […]

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