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# Harder to score? Lower GMAT for test-takers after 5 june?

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21 May 2012, 02:04
There is a rumor going on that the GMAT will become harder after 5th june due to IR.
However, this mean that test-takers before 5th June will inherently by reaching a higher GMAT score easier having an advantageous.

Or is it, that the GMAT tests before and after IR will be evaluated separately by the schools?
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21 May 2012, 04:02
My understanding is that we have an essay being replaced by a new section. The math and verbal section remain the same. So apart from the third component in the scoring section, I don't suppose anything else changes.
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21 May 2012, 07:30
I dont think your GMAT becomes harder because of the integrated reasoning.. The Integrated reasoning section does not have to do anything with your score out of 800. Infact after your test you wont be getting the Integrated score along with your quant and verbal score.. The integrated reasoning will be sent to you after 20 days along with your AWA scores. Check MBA.com for more info on this

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21 May 2012, 08:27
I think the rumor you've heard probably has to do with the fact that anyone taking the test after June 5th will now have to spend considerable time studying for IR. So the logic would be that the person who took the test before the change would only have to study for AWA, Quant, and Verbal. The personal after the change will have to study for AWA, IR, Quant, and Verbal. So although the Quant and Verbal portion will not increase in difficulty, the test as a whole will be more challenging to study for, and therefore the test taking average out of 800 might decrease slightly.

I think this is definitely a possibility b/c people have limited time and resources. So when it comes to time, if you have to spend more time on IR and can't use that time on Quant or Verbal study, this will push scores down. We will only know how much the score will be pushed down after the test has been implemented. But especially for the first year or two, I could see the overall scores dropping slightly, but I don't think the impact will be great. Maybe a few points.

The other point you should consider is that schools are the ones that have pushed for a section like IR. So you want to do well in this section b/c it shows that you possess some skills that they are very interested in knowing about. So do you best... that's all you can do.
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26 May 2012, 00:53
GMATLA wrote:
I think the rumor you've heard probably has to do with the fact that anyone taking the test after June 5th will now have to spend considerable time studying for IR. So the logic would be that the person who took the test before the change would only have to study for AWA, Quant, and Verbal. The personal after the change will have to study for AWA, IR, Quant, and Verbal. So although the Quant and Verbal portion will not increase in difficulty, the test as a whole will be more challenging to study for, and therefore the test taking average out of 800 might decrease slightly.

I think this is definitely a possibility b/c people have limited time and resources. So when it comes to time, if you have to spend more time on IR and can't use that time on Quant or Verbal study, this will push scores down. We will only know how much the score will be pushed down after the test has been implemented. But especially for the first year or two, I could see the overall scores dropping slightly, but I don't think the impact will be great. Maybe a few points.

The other point you should consider is that schools are the ones that have pushed for a section like IR. So you want to do well in this section b/c it shows that you possess some skills that they are very interested in knowing about. So do you best... that's all you can do.

Not only prep time and resource constraints, but also ENERGY on G-day is a very BIG concern. IR (specially the MSR) will consume much more energy than any AWA.

IR will certainly stimulate our brain faster and prepared for Quant BUT seriously exhust energy... Verbal and RC will be great great challenge !
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04 Jun 2012, 19:47
The IR section has been added by request from BSchools since they found the AWA to be less useful. The Bschools themselves were able to tell GMAC EXACTLY what they wanted. So IR will definitely be used as a metric for admitance. The thing is though, until the first application season goes by, it will be unknown how important it will actually be. Should be interesting to find out!
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17 Oct 2012, 00:53
sINCE THIS SCORE WILL NOT BE ADDED TO THE ACTUAL GMAT SCORE......SO NO WORRIES
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