Integrated Reasoning (IR)
From June 2012, candidates will be expected to exhibit their skills at interpreting and using data as they would when they are working professionals in the business environment.
To ensure that the exam is a fair assessment of the candidates ability to analyze data and showcase their comfort with technological advancements, Integrated Reasoning (IR), a 30 minute component replaces the Analysis of an Issue Essay in the Analytical Writing Assessment section.
The GMAT Test will begin with Analysis of an Argument (30 minutes) and be immediately followed by the Integrated Reasoning Section (30 minutes).
As was true of the AWA section, the IR too will be scored separately and will not be contribute to the actual GMAT score of 800 that is graded based on the candidate's performance in the Quantitative and Verbal Sections.
The section will comprise 12 questions based on information presented in Graphics, Tables and Text.
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