GMAT Integrated Reasoning Scoring – 1 to 8

Raghuram Sukumar GMAT 1 Comment

Next Generation GMAT will include new Integrated Reasoning Section. GMAT recently announced GMAT Integrated Reasoning Scoring scale.

GMAT Integrated Reasoning Scoring will be from 1 to 8 with 1 point increments.


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GMAT Integrated Reasoning Scoring

  • Next Generation  GMAT Integrated Reasoning section will be offered from June 5
  • GMAT Integrated Reasoning Scoring – 1 to 8 with single-digit increments.
  • No changes to existing Quantitative, Verbal, Total, and Analytic Writing Assessment scales.
  • GMAT Integrated Reasoning Scoring  will be reported separately (like Analytical Writing Score)
  • Total time – 30 minutes

The Integrated Reasoning section contains 12 questions, most of which have multiple integrated parts.

GMAT Test takers must correctly answer each of the integrated parts in order to get credit for the question.

Because the section measures the ability to use integrated reasoning to solve complex problems, the questions are designed so that all responses combine for a correct answer.

Partial credit is not given.

Why Integrated Reasoning Section?

From GMAT Webpage

The 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section will test skills that a survey of 740 management faculty worldwide have identified as important for incoming management students:

  • Synthesizing information presented in graphics, text, and numbers
  • Evaluating relevant information from different sources
  • Organizing information to see relationships and to solve multiple, interrelated problems
  • Combining and manipulating information to solve complex problems that depend on information from one or more sources




  1. This just adds another aspect to an already difficult test. But, it sounds like a very useful and necessary section. It sounds like it tests your ability to apply what you have learned to “real life” situations, instead of just being able to rattle off the theory of a particular topic.

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