ieGAT Test 2022: Free Practice Questions and Tips

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## What is the ieGAT

The ieGAT Test (IE Global Admissions Test) was created by the IE International University (IEU) as a substitute for the GMAT, GRE, or LSAT tests. The ieGAT admission Test is very challenging because it adapts to your individual response level, meaning the level will become increasingly difficult as you answer more questions correctly early on.

Another unique attribute of the ieGAT is that there is negative scoring for wrong questions and your ranking is determined by both your speed and accuracy, adding extra difficulty to this already challenging admissions test. Although the ieGAT does not test academic skills, it does evaluate your ability to think critically and comprehend scenarios from texts and numbers - all under significant time pressure and the fatigue of an 80-90 minute test.

## ieGAT Video Tutorial

Check out our video, where we go over the various elements of the ieGAT and discuss useful solving tips.

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## ieGAT Structure

The ieGAT Test is 80 to 90 minutes long with no breaks, and includes 129 verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning questions which appear in random order and are divided as follows:

Verbal Reasoning - 50 questions

Numerical Reasoning - 56 questions

Abstract Reasoning - 23 questions

Please note that there are differences between the paper and online versions of the ieGAT - we'll dive into those further down the page.

Curious to see ieGAT practice samples for each category? Keep scrolling!

## Verbal Comprehension and Reasoning

On the verbal reasoning section, you will need to read a passage and answer two questions. The texts will often discuss economic topics, such as unemployment or GDP.

The questions aim to determine your comprehension of written professional English, and are multiple-choice. For some questions, you may be asked to choose more than one answer from the list.

### Verbal Comprehension ieGAT Test Sample Question

Below you will find six tabs. Click on them to read the data, and answer the sample questions

Collaborations Tab
Finance Management Tab
Future Expansion Tab
Organizational Structure Tab
Product Segments Tab
Stocks and Shareholders Tab

1. The Arclight Computers Group’s marketing department is effective to the point that it has managed to turn the relatively new group into Arclight’s most recognisable

2. The Peripheral Devices Group is Arclight’s most recognisable group, while the Computers Group is Arclight’s least recognisable group.

## Numerical Comprehension, Reasoning, and Calculation

The main goal of this section is to assess your quantitative reasoning skills rather than your knowledge in specific mathematical fields such as geometry or algebra.

In these questions, information is presented in graphs and data tables. You need to read the information, analyze it, and make quick and accurate calculations.

### Numerical Reasoning ieGAT Test Sample Question

Below you will find six tabs. Click on them to read the data, and answer the two sample questions.

Dividend Tab
Cash Flow Tab
Growth and Profit Tab
Asset Turnover Tab
P&L Tab
Proceeds Tab

1. Although taxes increased in January of fiscal year 9 compared with January of the previous fiscal year, sales increased as well, generating higher revenues in January of fiscal year 9.

1. UK is the only country where Arclight's asset turnover continually decreased throughout fiscal years 7-11.

## Logical / Abstract Reasoning

This section includes a number of diagrammatic, logical, and abstract reasoning tests in which you are given a series of figures and a symbol representing an operation. Based on the changes you observe in the figure after the symbol, your task is to identify the role of the symbol.

To do this successfully, you must have strong visualization skills and be able to envision multiple shapes at one time.

## How to Prepare for the ieGAT

The ieGAT Test is highly challenging and competitive, and your score is heavily influenced by your level of expertise in answering its unique questions.

That’s why it is important to take this admissions test only after thorough and accurate practice - exactly the type of practice you will find in our ieGAT PrepPack, which includes:

• Accurate ieGAT practice – hundreds of questions just like the ones in the real test, giving you the edge over your competition.
• Timed tests that simulate the pressure of the real ieGAT, helping you get used to the timeframe and reducing your anxiety.

## How Does the ieGAT Scoring Work?

The ieGAT scoring system is based on the profile of successful IE University graduates, and places the test scores on a Gauss curve that compares the candidate's abilities and skills to top students in all IE University programs.

The ieGAT is available in two formats: pen & paper, and online:

## ieGAT Pen & Paper Format

In the verbal / numerical reasoning section of the pen & paper format of the ieGAT you will be presented with four economic texts, each followed by nine questions including both verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning questions.

All questions are multiple-choice with four options to choose from, and sometimes there will be more than one correct answer.

In the second section of the admissions test, you are given a variety of logical and abstract reasoning questions (similar to those found in the online version of the test). The number of questions per category in the second section varies, but there are approximately six questions per category.

In total, the test includes four numerical / verbal reasoning sections and four logical thinking sections containing 60 questions, with a time limit of 80 minutes.

## ieGAT Online Format

In the online version of the ieGAT Test, a facilitator sets up an online chat room, and all test takers are instructed to switch on their computer's camera.

The online version consists of a variety of multiple-choice questions in which you will be given the following options to answer: true, false, or cannot say.

The ieGAT Online Format takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and includes seven sections, each with their own instructions and time constraints:

 Section Number of questions Time (minutes) Task 1 Graphic Numerical Reasoning 36 15 Data analysis based on given graph. 2 Verbal Reasoning 49 12 Identify relevant information within the text. 3 Applied Numeracy 20 16 Solve math problems and perform basic calculations. 4 Deductive Logical Thinking 10 5 Identify hidden patterns and rules. 5 Inductive Logical Thinking 12 12 Categorize 6 given diamonds according to colors and patterns. 6 Information Handling 1 15 Prioritize and process given company emails according to instructions. 7 Creativity 1 15 Create a unique image from given shapes and give it a title.

## How to Register for the ieGAT Test

You need to register for the ieGAT on the official ieGAT website, and choose a convenient date.

Candidates used to be able to choose a specific time and place to take their exams after signing up. However, due to COVID-19 regulations, the IE University has made the entire application process accessible online to candidates worldwide.

## Conditions for Taking the Test and Receiving Results

You need to make all the necessary payments and complete at least 25% of your application before you are allowed to take the test. If these requirements are not met, you will be unable to take the test.

Also, you have 30 days after taking the ieGAT Test to complete your online application and receive your results. If you do not submit your online application on time, you will lose your ieGAT result and will be required to submit alternative test scores.

## Can I Take the Test if I Already Have a GMAT Score?

Yes, you can still take the ieGAT test even if you have already taken the GMAT. When considering applications, the admissions committee accepts all test scores and if you have a valid GMAT score, you should report it when applying for the ieGAT.

## ieGAT vs GMAT

While the GMAT requires preliminary knowledge in specific mathematical fields - algebra, geometry, probability and more - the ieGAT test does not,  but rather examines your basic arithmetic concepts including the four operations, percentages, and ratios.

The ieGAT highly resembles the aptitude tests used by employers, with slight changes In content and context. Therefore, you are likely to encounter tasks similar to those that are given at assessment centers and online screening tests, i.e. numerical critical reasoning, verbal critical reasoning and logical reasoning.

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