The Integrated Reasoning section gives schools another data point to differentiate among candidates.
The Integrated Reasoning section, consisting of 12 questions covering four question types to be completed in 30 minutes, requires test takers to analyze and synthesize data in different formats from multiple sources. In the Integrated Reasoning section, test takers will:
- Synthesize data presented in graphics, text, and numbers
- Evaluate relevant data from different sources
- Organize data to see relationships and to solve multiple, interrelated problems
- Combine and manipulate data to solve complex problems that depend on information from one or more sources
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Integrated Reasoning scores range from 1-8, in single-digit intervals. The Integrated Reasoning score offers a new data point for schools to consider applicants to their programs and does not affect the Quantitative, Verbal, Total, and Analytic Writing Assessment scores.
Like the Analytical Writing Assessment, the IR score will be scored separately and is not included on the unofficial score reports provided to test takers immediately after the exam. It is delivered within 20 days on the Official Score Reports.
Official Score Reports include an Integrated Reasoning score percentile, which is the proportion of scores below the given score. As the section is introduced, the Integrated Reasoning score percentile on Additional Score Reports (requested later) and on the GMAT score reporting website accessible to schools may change slightly as more test takers sit for the exam. GMAT score percentiles for the Analytical Writing Assessment, Verbal, Quantitative, and Total scores are all based on three years’ worth of score data.