The integrated reasoning portion has been introduced in GMAT most recently. It analyses the candidate’s ability to analyze data provided in a graphical or tabular manner. It consists of 12 questions that can include
It measures how well a candidate can analyze and sort tabular data as in the case of a spreadsheet and extract relevant information.
This measures the ability of a candidate to interpret graphical data as in the case of a pie chart or bar chart and draw the relevant conclusions.
It is based on complex problem-solving. In this case, the problem can be verbal or quantitative, or a mix of both. This can include simultaneous equations, trade-off analysis as well as establishing a relationship between two variables
These questions test the ability of a candidate to look at multiple data sources and then arrive at a conclusion. This can involve looking at multiple bar charts or tables and then drawing inferences. They can also involve finding possible errors in the data.