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Prior GMAT Vs. Next Generation GMAT

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Prior GMAT Test Format Vs. Next Generation GMAT Test Format

The GMAT test format has changed! As of June 5, 2012, the Next Generation GMAT test format took on a new look by adding a brand new section. Read below to see details about the Integrated Reasoning section before you register!

Things That Did Not Change on the Next Generation GMAT

Fortunately, not everything on the Next Generation GMAT received an overhaul, which is great news if you've been studying for years. Here's what you can expect to see when you show up at the test center. These things have stayed the same:

  • The Verbal Section: Sentence corrections, reading comprehension questions, and critical reasoning questions will stay the same.
  • The Quantitative Section: Data sufficiency and problem-solving questions will stay the same.
  • The Time: You'll still be tested for 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • The Scores: Your overall GMAT score will still be based on GMAT Verbal and Quantitative sections.

Things That Did Change on the Next Generation GMAT

If you're up for a challenge, then the new material on the GMAT is sure to please! The new GMAT introduced the Integrated Reasoning section with four new types of questions and an altered Analytical Writing section.

  • The Integrated Reasoning Section: Answer graphics interpretation, two-part analysis, table analysis and multi-source reasoning questions.
  • Analytical Writing Assessment: The new GMAT dropped the Analysis of an Issue prompt, using just the Analysis of an Argument prompt instead.
  • Additional Score: When you receive your score report, you will receive an added Integrated Reasoning score which will not impact your overall GMAT score.

Prior GMAT Vs. Next Generation GMAT

Test Section Prior GMAT Next Generation GMAT
Analytical Writing 1 Issue Task: 30 min.
1 Argument Task: 30 min.
1 Argument Task: 30 min.
Integrated Reasoning N/A 12 questions
30 minutes
Optional Break
Quantitative 37 questions
75 minutes
37 questions
75 minutes
Optional Break
Verbal 41 questions
75 minutes
41 questions
75 minutes
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