Understanding Integrated Reasoning

The GMAT® exam now includes Integrated Reasoning.

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Information is more accessible than ever before.

Computer technology has made more data─and more types of data─more accessible than ever before. An increasingly data-driven world demands managers who can make sound judgments, discern patterns, and combine verbal and quantitative reasoning to solve problems. The Integrated Reasoning section measures these skills in incoming management students.

The GMAT® Exam Meets the Evolving Needs of Schools

A test by schools, for schools, the GMAT exam changed to meet the needs of graduate management programs since its launch in 1954. The skills being tested by the Integrated Reasoning section were identified in a survey of 740 management faculty worldwide as important for today’s incoming students. The Integrated Reasoning score provides another data point for schools to differentiate among candidates for their programs.

The GMAT exam is 3 hours, 30 minutes. Optional breaks before and after the Quantitative section bring the total time to approximately four hours.

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