Integrated Reasoning Sample Question Types

Not only does Integrated Reasoning contain four question types, but almost all require multiple responses.

The four types of Integrated Reasoning (IR) questions measure how well you integrate data to solve complex problems and test the following skills:

  • Synthesizing information presented in graphics, text, and numbers
  • Evaluating relevant information from different sources
  • Organizing information to see relationships and to solve multiple, interrelated problems
  • Combining and manipulating information from multiple sources to solve complex problems
Six Things to Know About IR Questions: 
  1. You must answer all parts of a single question correctly to receive credit. No partial credit is given. 
  2. All answer choices for a single question are presented on the same screen.
  3. You must submit responses to all parts of the question before moving on to a new question on another screen.
  4. Once you answer a question, you may not go back and change the answer.
  5. Answer options for one question will not help you solve other questions.
  6. You may see several questions for one set of data. If you answer one question incorrectly, your incorrect answer will not necessarily affect how you answer another question based on the same data. Ready to try Integrated Reasoning? Here are four samples, each representing one type of question:

Graphics Interpretation

Interpret the graph or graphical image and select the option from a drop-down list to make the answer statements accurate.

Next Generation GMAT Graphic Analysis Example

Two-Part Analysis

Select one answer from each column to solve a problem with a two-part solution. Possible answers will be presented in a table with a column for each part.

Next Generation GMAT Two Part Analysis Example

Table Analysis

Sort the table to organize the data so you can determine whether certain conditions are met. Each question will have statements with opposing answers (e.g., yes/no, true/false, inferable/not inferable); select one answer for each statement.

Next Generation GMAT Table Analysis Example

Multi-Source Reasoning

Click on the page to reveal different data and discern which data you need to answer the question.

Next Generaion GMAT Multi-Source Reasoning Example