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GMAC Introduces New Online Prep Tool for GMAT’s Integrated Reasoning Section

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which owns and administers the GMAT, has introduced a new web-based resource to help prospective test-takers prepare for the Integrated Reasoning (IR) section added to the exam in 2012.

The Official GMAT® Integrated Reasoning Prep Tool, which launched on April 21st, includes 48 items and answer explanations from the IR section of the GMAT and sells for $19.99. It is the only dedicated Integrated Reasoning prep tool available that contains retired Integrated Reasoning items, according to GMAC.

“We developed Integrated Reasoning as a way to measure ‘big data’ skills, the ability to evaluate and synthesize information presented in multiple formats,” Ashok Sarathy, GMAC vice president for product management, said 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 new resource is available for purchase at The $19.99 purchase price gives test takers access to the web-based tool for six months for unlimited practice sessions. An additional three months can be purchased for $9.99.

The tool’s interactive design enables users to customize question sets by difficulty and type of question. Users can also choose between exam or study modes as they conduct their test prep. A timer function lets users keep track of how much time they spend on each question and the exam as a whole.

Learn more about GMAC’s new Official GMAT® Integrated Reasoning Prep Tool.