Preparing Candidates

The GMAT® exam with Integrated Reasoning gives applicants another opportunity to shine a light on their skills.

The Integrated Reasoning section gives your applicants another score to help differentiate themselves from other candidates by demonstrating, objectively, skills that management faculty say today’s incoming management students need.

Preparing for the GMAT Exam

GMATPrep® software, with free practice exams, as well as The Official Guide to GMAT® Review both include Integrated Reasoning and are available on The IR Prep Tool featuring a set of 48 never-before-seen items and answer explanations, unlimited practice sessions, customizable question sets, and tools to practice pacing is available to give students extra practice. The Integrated Reasoning section is not offered separately, so applicants who have already taken the GMAT exam but want to have an Integrated Reasoning score will have to retake the entire exam. Official Score Reports will continue to provide all scores from the past five years.

GMAT Scores

The Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total scores from the previous version of the GMAT exam have not changed and are comparable to current scores. The Analytical Writing Assessment has been shortened and is now based on one essay rather than two. Like the AWA score, the Integrated Reasoning score does not count toward the Total score.

The Integrated Reasoning section is scored on a scale from 1 to 8, in single digit increments. Students can find the most up-to-date information about the GMAT exam, including videos and interactive examples of the IR question formats on