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The New GMAT Begins Today

June 5, 2012 by


The GMAT has changed this morning–and Kaplan is here to make sure you’re ready to take on the new test. To make sure the changes don’t provide any bumps on the road to crushing your b school applications, here are a few points to keep in mind:

  • From today forward, the new GMAT will include an Integrated Reasoning section. It will take place after the Argument Essay, in lieu of the Issue Essay. Since it will last 30 minutes, the overall time to sit for the test will remain the same. The IR section is scored on a scale of 1-8, while the AWA score of 1-6 will now be based on the Argument Essay alone.
  • There are 4 question types on Integrated Reasoning. To see samples of those questions, and for the latest on the new test, visit our GMAT Test Change information center,
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The New GMAT: Integrated Reasoning

February 13, 2012 by

The new section of the GMAT, called Integrated Reasoning, is going live on June 5, 2012.  While we here at Kaplan implore everyone in the free world to take the GMAT before this date, we are hard at work preparing for the test change so we can start training our bar-setting students to blow it out of the water when the time comes.

In a series of four short posts, I am going to focus on the new question formats that comprise the twelve Integrated Reasoning questions test takers will see in the new section.  In part 1, we’ll have a look at Graphic Interpretation questions.  But before we get into it, here are some FYI question specification bullet points I found here on

  • A given prompt, or question setup, may have multiple questions.
  • All answer choices for a single question are presented on the same
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