Business has evolved, the classroom has evolved, and so has the GMAT® exam.

Today’s business word is rich in data. To succeed, you’ll need to analyze information from a variety of sources, and develop strategies and make decisions based on that information. It’s called Integrated Reasoning and it’s something you do every day.

The GMAT exam, now with Integrated Reasoning, measures your ability to problem solve in this area.

What You Need to Know About the GMAT Exam, Now with Integrated Reasoning

  • Integrated Reasoning is a 30-minute section of 12 questions with a separate score.
  • It features four new question types that let you showcase your data-handling skills.
  • Integrated Reasoning replaces the AWA Analysis of an Issue essay.
  • Only one essay question. Quantitative and Verbal sections remain the same and so does the total score schools use.
  • The exam remains 3 hours, 30 minutes in length.
  • Test Structure & Overview

    Test Structure & Overview

    The GMAT consists of four main sections—Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal. You have three and a half hours in which to take the exam, but plan for a total time of approximately four hours to include optional breaks.

    The GMAT adjusts to your individual ability level, which both shortens the time it takes to complete the exam and establishes a higher level of accuracy than a fixed test. At the start of each multiple-choice section of the exam, you are presented with a question of medium difficulty. As you answer each question, the computer scores your answer and uses it—as well as your responses to any preceding questions—to determine which question to present next. Correct responses typically prompt questions of increased difficulty. Incorrect responses generally result in questions of lesser difficulty.

    This process will continue until you complete the section, at which point the computer will have an accurate assessment of your ability level in that subject area. In a computer-adaptive test, only one question at a time is presented. Because the computer scores each question before selecting the next one, you may not skip, return to, or change your responses to previous questions.

    The following provides a quick snapshot of the different sections, number of questions, question types, allotted time for each section, and total time.

    GMAT Test Section Number of Questions Question Types Timing
    Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic Analysis of an Argument 30 Minutes
    Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions Multi-Source Reasoning
    Graphics Interpretation
    Two-Part Analysis
    Table Analysis
    30 Minutes
    Quantitative 37 Questions Data Sufficiency
    Problem Solving
    75 Minutes
    Verbal 41 Questions Reading Comprehension
    Critical Reasoning
    Sentence Correction
    75 Minutes
    Total Exam Time 3 hours, 30 min


  • Schedule a GMAT® Appointment

    Schedule a GMAT® Appointment

    The GMAT® exam is administered year-round and on demand at test centers around the world. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment to take the exam, your first step is to register for an account at the link below.

    Schedule a GMAT Appointment

    Admission deadlines for graduate management programs vary, so check with the schools you’re interested in attending to make sure your GMAT exam appointment is early enough to allow your scores to be reported before the schools’ application deadline. Available time slots at test centers change continuously based on capacity and ongoing registration. You will find out which times are available at your chosen test center when you register.

  • Pay for the Test

    Pay for the Test

    Ordering Prep Materials and Scheduling a GMAT Appointment

    The fees below are for online transactions.

    Type Fee
    GMAT Prep Free Download
    GMAT Appointment US$250
    Reschedule US$50
    Additional Score Report US$28 each
    Forms of Payment
    • Credit card (Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or JCB®)
    • Debit card (Visa or MasterCard only)
  • Evaluate Your Performance

    Evaluate Your Performance

    Total scores 200-800 are based on your calculated performance before scores are given for the Quantitative and Verbal sections. The raw calculation is then converted to a number in the Total score range. Scores are reported in intervals of 10.

    Additional information about the GMAT Test is provided on the GMAT website: The website includes sample questions, capability for purchasing practice materials, test centers, downloadable publications, and much more.