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Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 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.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2011, 20:53
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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2011, 05:54
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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)

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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2012, 10:53
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Hi all, do you know whether the IR section is adaptive as well? Will it get tougher if you get answers right?
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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2011, 17:20
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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.

Thanks in advance.


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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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2011, 11:14
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hi Zaman,

karishma is right--at the moment, we don't have enough information for a truly effective integrated reasoning study plan. However, you can check out this blog post for some background on the change: http://blog.kaplangradprep.com/2010/06/25/updates-to-the-gmat-how-do-these-compare-with-the-new-gre/

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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2011, 23:07
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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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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2011, 17:37
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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


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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 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


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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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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2012, 09:46
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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.

Thanks in advance.


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/

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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2012, 16:31
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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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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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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2012, 10:46
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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2012, 14:58
Hi all, I wrote my GMAT 8 days ago but have not received my IR/AWA scores in my email. Is that normal? Should I contact GMAC and check or give it a few more days? I got my AWA score within 3 days the last time.
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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2012, 05:47
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Hi all, I wrote my GMAT 8 days ago but have not received my IR/AWA scores in my email. Is that normal? Should I contact GMAC and check or give it a few more days? I got my AWA score within 3 days the last time.


Guess the response is delayed but per the site the score will be reported in 20 days. I guess you would have got it by now.
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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2012, 06:21
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Hi all, I wrote my GMAT 8 days ago but have not received my IR/AWA scores in my email. Is that normal? Should I contact GMAC and check or give it a few more days? I got my AWA score within 3 days the last time.


Guess the response is delayed but per the site the score will be reported in 20 days. I guess you would have got it by now.


Just got it last night! Took their time didn't they! Thanks though =)
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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2012, 00:53
Hello, what minimum IR score should I aim at? I am taking exam in a few weeks. I am not at all prepared for this section and have not been fond of interpreting data.
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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2012, 06:59
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Hello, what minimum IR score should I aim at? I am taking exam in a few weeks. I am not at all prepared for this section and have not been fond of interpreting data.


Hey Winds, most schools are not taking the score too seriously this year. INSEAD released a statement that they won't factor it in the final decisions for 2013 apps. That said, one doesn't know if that will change next year, or whether some schools are going to see a low IR score and form some kind of judgement (after all, we're all taking it easy so a higher IR score for an equivalent GMAT raw score means you managed to fit in a more holistic prep).

I wrote the GMAT again last month and neglected IR, but ended up with a 6 (67%). All I did was the 2 GMAC prep IR's, I analyzed these a bit to glean a few tips and tricks, and I did 2 Manhattan test IR's (silly tough, but really force you to prioritize time/rough calculations over incorrectly reading in depth).

Bottom line, You should aim for 5+ depending on what schools you're targeting. I'd say don't spend too much time on IR, but do the GMAC stuff and maybe 1 or two other practice IR's. Better safe than sorry.

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Re: Integrated Reasoning [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2012, 09:33
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Hello, what minimum IR score should I aim at? I am taking exam in a few weeks. I am not at all prepared for this section and have not been fond of interpreting data.



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