GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section
Integrated-reasoning (IR) questions appear right after the analytical writing section. The 12 questions in the integrated-reasoning section are formatted in a variety of ways and include tables and graphs to test how well you apply reasoning skills to different scenarios.
The Integrated Reasoning section measures your ability to understand and evaluate multiple sources and types of information - graphic, numeric, and verbal, as they relate to one another; use quantitative and verbal reasoning to solve complex problems; and solve multiple problems in relation to one another.
This section includes text passages, tables, graphs, and other visual information from a variety of content areas. However, the materials and questions do not assume detailed knowledge of the topics discussed. The Integrated Reasoning section differs from the Quantitative and Verbal sections in two important ways:
- It involves both mathematical and verbal reasoning, either separately or in combination.
- Questions are answered using four different response formats rather than only traditional multiple-choice.