From June 2012 onwards the GMAT test takers will have to appear for the new ‘Next Generation GMAT’; where in a 30 minute long ‘Integrated Reasoning Section‘ will be attached to the existing GMAT format.
Integrated Reasoning Section is designed to measure applicant’s ability to evaluate information from multiple sources. The section will be concentrated on data interpretation and analysis of information to evaluate possible outcomes.
However the overall length of the GMAT exam (i.e three and a half hours) will not change. The Integrated Reasoning section will be added and the Analytical Writing assessment will be streamlined to include only one 30-minute essay prompt instead of two.
The table below illustrates the comparison of the existing GMAT & Next Generation GMAT
|GMAT Section||Current GMAT format||Next Generation GMAT|
|Analytical Writing Assessment||60 minutes 2 AWA prompts||30 minutes – Only one AWA prompt (change)|
|Quantitative||75 minutes||75 minutes|
|Verbal||75 minutes||75 minutes|
|Integrated Reasoning||NA||30 minutes (new)|
|GMAT Duration||3 hours, 30 minutes||3 hours, 30 minutes|
You can view the below video to learn more
For FAQs on Next Generation GMAT, refer here.
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