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Next Generation GMAT Exam
The Next Generation GMAT exam will feature a 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section, which measures your ability to analyze data presented in different formats and from multiple sources. The new section will have 12 questions in four new formats, which will involve interpreting graphics, using the computer to sort tables, combining data from different sources, and solving complex problems.
Is the Next Generation GMAT exam harder than the current exam? Harder? No. Different? Yes.
The Integrated Reasoning section of the new GMAT exam replaces one of the two 30-minute essays, so the overall exam will be the same length as it is now. The new section measures your ability to analyze data in different formats and from different sources, a skill that management faculty say incoming students need and that all of us do, to varying degrees, every day on the job or in undergraduate studies. The new section includes four new question formats, so you should make sure you’re familiar with the formats before you sit for the exam.