Preparing Candidates

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

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The recently added 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, 13th Edition, both include Integrated Reasoning and are available on 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

Publishing Scores

In light of the 20-day turnaround for score reports, applicants should be advised to test well in advance of any application deadlines they face, if you use paper score reports, you should include additional mailing time.

Share Our Video with Your Applicants

Featuring interviews with deans of admission and test takers from around the world, our latest video is designed to help your applicants understand what has changed in the GMAT exam and how the skills measured in the Integrated Reasoning section can benefit them. Sharing this video with your applicants will help them learn more about the GMAT exam and how it can help them showcase their skills to management programs.

Sharing Options:

  • Link to the video from YouTube.
  • Embed the video on your program's website so that your prospects can view it. Use the following embed code: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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