How is the GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section Scored?

Integrated Reasoning or IR in GMAT, the scoring pattern always remains a mystery for the students. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) IR scores range on a scale from 1-8 in the single-digit interval; no partial credit is given.

The objective of IR Test in GMAT:

GMAC claimed that Integrated Reasoning questions involve more than one response. Because the questions are intended to gauge how well aspirants integrate data to resolve complicated problems, aspirants must answer all responses to a question right to get credit.

Facts to be known for IR Scoring Pattern:

1. IR is a Non-Adaptive Test

Though GMAT is a computer adaptive test, IR is not a non-adaptive test. IR is only an integral section of the GMAT test.

2. IR doesn’t add up to GMAT Score

IR score gauged on a scale from 1-8 with one mark increment. There are altogether 12 questions but doesn’t comprise to GMAT score. After completion of the test you’ll get the complete score of quant and verbal.

3. No Determined Difficulty Level

Several times you have about the experimental questions of GMAT, it is considered at least 4-5 questions out 12 may be experimental questions. This assumption, GMAC keep this secret behind the curtains. Hence, there is no predetermined difficulty level. One more reason could be there, since, it is a non-adaptive test and doesn’t follow any algorithm so no fixed difficulty level.

4. The Scoring Pattern

The experimental questions make not count, so the score is calculated on how many questions one answers correctly out of how many are not experimental. This is your raw score, which is then scaled to a score out of eight. This scaled score is also influenced by the general difficulty level of the questions one answered appropriately, but the effect is probably minimal. In addition to your raw score, you will also be prearranged a percentile ranking.

Things to Remember:

  • Don’t waste your time in guessing which questions are experimental.
  • Timing is crucial here, but do not fall in the trap of struggling for the right answer, and work to your strengths.
  • You’re allowed to make mistakes and secure a perfect score.
  • Remember to preserve your brain energy for the Quant and Verbal sections on the exam! They are still the most important sections.
  • Scarcity of time, GUESS!

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