GMAC’s New Integrated Reasoning Prep Tool

With the introduction today (April 21) of anIntegrated Reasoning Prep Tool, students will now have access to a powerful web-based resource in their preparation for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

The so-called “Official GMAT Integrated Reasoning Prep Tool” is a set of 48 items and answer explanations from the Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT exam. It is the only dedicated Integrated Reasoning prep tool available that contains retired Integrated Reasoning items.

“We developed Integrated Reasoning as a way to measure ‘big data’ skills, the ability to evaluate and synthesize information presented in multiple formats,” said Ashok Sarathy, vice president for product management at Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), in a statement. “The Official GMAT Integrated Reasoning Prep Tool offers a valuable opportunity for test takers to prepare to do their best on the GMAT exam to showcase important skills that business schools and global employers are seeking today.”

The Official GMAT Integrated Reasoning Prep Tool is priced at $19.99. Purchasers will have access to the web-based tool for six months for unlimited practice sessions, and the option of purchasing an additional three months for $9.99. Users may customize question sets by difficulty and type of question, easy to hard or random, and may choose exam or study modes. The tool contains timers that track time spent per question as well as total time.

The tool provides multiple reporting options, which focus on time management, session history, and question history. Benchmarking features show what percentage of GMAT examinees, by IR score, got each individual item correct.