How is the new GMAT scored?

April 3, 2012 in FAQs, GMAT Scores, New GMAT

Old GMAT (prior to June 2012) The old GMAT was scored on a scale of 200 – 800.  This score was a combination of examinees’ Verbal and Quantitative scores.  The old GMAT also had a separate Analytical Writing score graded between 0 and 6.  The Analytical Writing score does not affect the total score. New GMAT (post June 2012) The new GMAT will still be scored on a scale of 200 – 800.  The score […]

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 […]

When will universities only accept new GMAT scores? How long will old GMAT scores be accepted?

March 20, 2012 in FAQs, GMAT Scores, New GMAT

Currently, GMAT scores are valid for five years.  Most schools accept all  valid GMAT scores from the past five years, however, schools that want to see scores on the Integrated Reasoning section may require applicants to take the new GMAT.  Contact the program you’re interested in to find out whether they would prefer old or new GMAT scores.

What are the differences between the question types on the old GMAT versus the new GMAT?

March 9, 2012 in FAQs, New GMAT

Old GMAT The Analytical Writing Assessment section of the old GMAT consists of two essays: Analysis of an Argument and Analysis of an Issue.  In the Argument Analysis, you are asked to analyze the reason behind a given argument and write a critique of the argument.  In the Issue Analysis, you are asked to give your point of view based on an analysis of an issue. The Verbal Reasoning section of the old GMAT consists […]

Is the new GMAT still a CAT test?

March 6, 2012 in CAT (Computer-Adpative Test), FAQs, New GMAT

Both the new and old GMAT are computer-adaptive (CAT) tests. The computer-adaptive format presents questions according to each individual’s ability level. These questions are chosen from a pool of test questions categorized by content and difficulty. The first question is of medium difficulty. Every subsequent question is then determined by your responses to all previous questions. You are not allowed to change answers to previous questions as you proceed through the test, and you are […]

Is the GMAT scoring changing in June 2012?

March 4, 2012 in FAQs, GMAT Scores

No, the scoring for the GMAT will remain the same.  You will still receive a total score ranging from 200-800, which is the combination of your Verbal and Quantitative scores.  You will also receive separate scores for the Analytical Writing and Integrated Reasoning sections.  The Analytical Writing section is scored from 0 to 6 and the Integrated Reasoning section is scored from 1-8.  The Analytical Writing and Integrated Reasoning sections do not affect your total […]

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

March 3, 2012 in FAQs, 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 […]

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