How much do you know about the GMAT’s history? Many individuals are shocked to learn the original GMAT was created in 1954. Or that the GMAT was made into a computer adaptive test in 1997. Over the passing years, several sections have been introduced, beginning with the data sufficiency section in 1961 and ending with the most recently added section, integrated reasoning.
The most recently added section, Integrated Reasoning, was introduced in June 2012. The new section consists of 12 multi-part questions and lasts about 30 minutes long, extending the GMAT’s length to about 4 hours long. With this section comes four new question types; table analysis, graphic interpretation, two part analysis, and multi-source reasoning. The Integrated Reasoning section provides schools with an idea of how well students synthesize multiple sources of data, look for patterns in data, and draw conclusions.
Other interesting facts include the relationship between GMAT scores and GPA’s/average starting salaries for recent graduates.
Studies show the higher the GMAT score, the better your GPA and starting salaries will be.
If you’re looking for more interesting GMAT related facts, the infographic below provides fairly concise test prep data and more history of the infamous GMAT exam.