Next Generation GMAT/ GMAT Integrated Reasoning

On 5 June 2012 the GMAC launched the Next Generation GMAT which has the following structure:

Section Content and Time Score Scale
Analytical Writing Analysis of an Argument – 30 minutes 0-6
Integrated Reasoning 12 questions – 30 minutes 0-8
Quantitative 37 questions – 75 minutes 0–60 Total 200–800
Verbal 41 questions – 75 minutes 0–60
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes

There will be optional breaks before and after the Quantitative section. The time for the exam will be about 4 hours, inclusive of breaks.

What’s changing

The Integrated Reasoning Section

The major change in the Next Generation GMAT is that it will contain a 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section instead of a 30-minute Analysis of an Issue Task. The GMAT Integrated Reasoning section will start immediately after the essay question (Analysis of an Argument) and will contain 12 multiple-choice questions in the following 4 formats:

Other Useful Links:

Additional information/overview

See integrated reasoning video

Listen to integrated reasoning webinar

View integrated reasoning pdf

Integrated reasoning FAQs

Do I really need to worry about integrated reasoning ( blog)