This short video explains why integrated reasoning section is being added to GMAT exam. It involves data from multiple sources and analysis of such data to make better decisions.

Transcript Summary

In a world driven by data, companies need managers with the ability to make smart decisions using large amounts of information. That's why the GMAT exam is adding a new section called "Integrated Reasoning" to test this skill in people interested in management education.

The Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT presents questions that require you to evaluate and analyze various kinds of data then draw logical conclusions based on that information. Business schools and employers want people with this essential ability, and the Integrated Reasoning section is an excellent way to show you have what it takes to thrive in the classroom and after your graduate. More than 97% of the recruiters who participated in a recent survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council said that integrated reasoning skills are important to career success.

The Integrated Reasoning section reflects the complex challenges people face in the business world. The questions require you to efficiently process different forms of information at once. Beyond measuring how well you analyze spreadsheets, charts, and other types of data, Integrated Reasoning questions provide a window into your ability to handle complex problems that may not be clearly defined.

The Integrated Reasoning section replaces one of the two essays previously included in the analytical writing section of the GMAT exam. The length of the exam is not changing. You'll receive a separate Integrated Reasoning score, which will give schools an additional piece of information to differentiate among applicants to their programs.