Next Generation GMAT Score Format

Published On: 20 Mar 2012

 | Last Updated On: 20 Mar 2012

The GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test and is required to secure admission to management programs in Canada, US and other parts of the world. It is a multiple choice based test conducted in English.

Today's businesses and organizations demand managers who can make sound decisions, discern patterns, and combine verbal and quantitative reasoning to solve problems. The Integrated Reasoning section will measure these skills.

On June 5, 2012, the GMAT® exam will introduce Integrated Reasoning, a new section designed to measure your ability to evaluate information presented in multiple formats from multiple sources – skills that you already use, and skills that you need to succeed in our data-rich world.

GMAT Exam Format

The GMAT exam will remain 3 hours, 30 minutes (four hours with breaks). The Analytical Writing Assessment will be streamlined from two 30-minute essays to one Analysis of an Argument essay. Immediately after the essay question, the Integrated Reasoning section will start. Test takers will have optional breaks before and after the Quantitative sections:

The GMAT Verbal, Quantitative, AWA, and Total scores will not change. The Analytical Writing Assessment will consist of one 30-minute essay (Analysis of an Argument) rather than two. The Integrated Reasoning section will have 12 questions. Test takers will receive a separate score for the Integrated Reasoning section. Like the AWA score, the Integrated Reasoning score will not count toward the Total Score.

For more than 50 years, the GMAT exam has kept pace with these changes to help schools find the right students, and help students find the right schools.

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 will provide a new data point for schools to find the right candidates for their programs, and for you to stand out.

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