Next generation of GMAT Exam conducted by GMAC to include new section – Integrated Reasoning. The integrated reasoning portion of the GMAT will capitalize on innovations in technology and assessments and feature questions that further enhance the validity of the test. These questions include information from multiple sources, such as charts, graphs, and spreadsheets. Examinees will be asked to analyze information, draw conclusions and discern relationships between data points, just as they must do in business school.
Next Generation GMAT
- The overall length of the GMAT exam (three and a half hours) will not change.
- The new integrated reasoning section – 30 minutes long
- Replaces one of two essays
- Verbal and quantitative sections will not change.
- GMAT Score on the same 200–800 scale
- Separate score for the essay (as they do now)
- Another score on the new integrated reasoning section
GRE over GMAT
Test Prep experts are saying that Integrated Reasoning section will be very tough. It adds another level of complexity and additional preparation time for GMAT test.
Even though many Business schools accept GRE for MBA admission, still applicants prefer GMAT. This new section might force GMAT potential test takers to consider GRE. But, it depends on new GRE Format that will be available from Aug 1, 2011. [ 50% Discount for GRE Exam]