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06 Jun 2011, 12:18
Hello All,

I have registered to take the GMAT in the end of October 2012.

In my understanding, the GMAT will be modified by then to incorporate a section called Integrated Reasoning and 1 Essay will be eliminated.

Unfortunately I haven't see much information about this new section nor have I noticed any of the GMAT prepatory companies (Veritas, Manhattan, Kaplan, GMATPill, ect) really provide much instruction on how to study this new new material.

I'd like to use this post to collect some vital study/strategy techniques on how to tackle that section.

If anyone has any information please let me (and the rest of us who will be effected by the change) know about it.

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Make $20 or win other prizes for taking the Integrated Reasoning Section gmat-spend-a-extra-20-minutes-on-questions-and-get-goodies-114241.html july-to-aug-extra-integrated-section-reward-116250.html As to the section and what to expect, you can probably see it here: Finally You Tube Video _________________ Founder of GMAT Club US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New! Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books Co-author of the GMAT Club tests GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Manager Joined: 25 Jun 2011 Posts: 111 Concentration: Strategy, International Business GMAT 1: 760 Q44 V51 GPA: 3.6 WE: Other (Other) Followers: 7 Kudos [?]: 22 [1] , given: 3 Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Jul 2011, 05:54 1 This post received KUDOS I took the GMAT a couple days ago and I was one of the integrated reasoning guinea pigs. After the test I sat for another 12 questions in the new format. They had two basic types: The first is an elaborate decision flow chart, resembling a complex snowflake or some wacky molecule. The questions were about following the logical flow of the chart, like "If [A] then, [B], [C] or [D] etc?" The second type looked like a reading comprehension thing, with text on one side and questions on the other, except instead of a 3 paragraph block of text, there was just a few sentence introductory blurb, and then other tabs you'd click on to reveal tables of data. The questions were all about reading the tables. Interestingly, these questions had a calculator to use within the software, since many of the questions boiled down to "which row has the following ratio between column A and column B." Basically, the questions seemed to be testing PowerPoint and Excel literacy, respectively, which I guess is pretty pertinent to the modern B-school curriculum (certainly moreso than dastardly data sufficiency inequalities about the absolute value of various unknown variables would be) Last edited by JoelCairo on 10 Jul 2011, 17:41, edited 1 time in total. Kaplan GMAT Instructor Joined: 25 Aug 2009 Posts: 644 Location: Cambridge, MA Followers: 83 Kudos [?]: 276 [1] , given: 2 Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Aug 2012, 10:53 1 This post received KUDOS Expert's post Aximili85 wrote: Hi all, do you know whether the IR section is adaptive as well? Will it get tougher if you get answers right? Non-adaptive! Regards, _________________ Eli Meyer Kaplan Teacher http://www.kaptest.com/GMAT Prepare with Kaplan and save$150 on a course!

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06 Jun 2011, 17:20
zaman110 wrote:
Hello All,

I have registered to take the GMAT in the end of October 2012.

In my understanding, the GMAT will be modified by then to incorporate a section called Integrated Reasoning and 1 Essay will be eliminated.

Unfortunately I haven't see much information about this new section nor have I noticed any of the GMAT prepatory companies (Veritas, Manhattan, Kaplan, GMATPill, ect) really provide much instruction on how to study this new new material.

I'd like to use this post to collect some vital study/strategy techniques on how to tackle that section.

If anyone has any information please let me (and the rest of us who will be effected by the change) know about it.

The change will come into effect in June 2012. If you are planning on starting right now, I would suggest you to focus on the Quant and Verbal part of the test. The integrated reasoning section will be incorporated in the curriculum soon. Once that happens, you can invest time in it. For now, my suggestion would be to just focus on building a strong foundation of Quant and Verbal.
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30 Jun 2011, 21:39
zaman110: What do you mean you have registered to take the exam in June 2012?

If I were you, I would look to sit it earlier, begin preparation based on the abundance of material for the current format, and nail it!
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30 Jun 2011, 23:07
Speaking of which, found this video too, but could not listen (sound disappeared on my laptop). You tell me if any bad.

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10 Jul 2011, 17:37
Thank you! Very interesting.

We usually do not allow any textbor question references posted from the real test but I think it is appropriate to have it here

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10 Jul 2011, 17:43
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Thank you! Very interesting.

We usually do not allow any textbor question references posted from the real test but I think it is appropriate to have it here

Thank you for the report!

Sorry about that, still a N00b. I've edited the post to remove reference to content, and just leave info about the basic format. If it's still not in compliance with board standards, I'd be happy to edit further.
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06 Jul 2012, 02:45
Hello,

I am slated to take the exam in Jan 2013. I wanted to know how to construct a study plan. How should I go about preparing for the exam.
Which areas should I focus on?.

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06 Jul 2012, 09:46
zaman110 wrote:
Hello All,

I have registered to take the GMAT in the end of October 2012.

In my understanding, the GMAT will be modified by then to incorporate a section called Integrated Reasoning and 1 Essay will be eliminated.

Unfortunately I haven't see much information about this new section nor have I noticed any of the GMAT prepatory companies (Veritas, Manhattan, Kaplan, GMATPill, ect) really provide much instruction on how to study this new new material.

I'd like to use this post to collect some vital study/strategy techniques on how to tackle that section.

If anyone has any information please let me (and the rest of us who will be effected by the change) know about it.

Hi zaman110,

We do indeed have a strong section for integrated reasoning. Please reference this link: http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... -reasoning

You can also reference our IR Ebook here: http://www.gmatpill.com/integrated-reas ... gmat-pill/

Hope that helps!
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07 Jul 2012, 16:31
Gautam21 wrote:
Hello,

I am slated to take the exam in Jan 2013. I wanted to know how to construct a study plan. How should I go about preparing for the exam.
Which areas should I focus on?.

Cheers,

Gautam

Hi Guatam,

Kaplan does offer Integrated Reasoning prep as part of it's courses. However, while prep for this new section is necessary, we still recommend focusing your efforts on the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the exam. It's possible that this will change in the future, but right now, there simply isn't enough data correlating IR scores with B-school success for admissions departments to strongly consider them during the application process. A very low IR score might be a red flag, but schools are currently more likely to care about your 200-800 score than your 1-8 Integrated Reasoning score!
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