IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT) 2021: Get Ultimate Practice


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Who needs to take the ieGAT test?

If you want to get into the IE International University (IEU) and IE Business School, you need to take the IE Global Admissions Exam (ieGAT test). The IEU created this test to assess a candidate's ability to make decisions under a variety of circumstances and problems.

Since the ieGAT test can be taken only once, it's important to come prepared.

To help you ace it, our experts designed a preparation pack that includes everything you need:

  • Accurate ieGAT practice
  • Solving methods and tips
  • Timed tests that simulate the pressure of the real exam

The questions on this test are cut-e style. But, if you are preparing for the cut-e test rather than the ie-GAT test, please go to our dedicated cut-e page.

What is ieGAT?

The IE admissions test is designed to determine your ability to make management-style decisions under pressure. ieGAT was exclusively created by IE as a substitute for the GMAT, GRE or LSAT. It evaluates your abilities in three areas: verbal reasoning, numerical comprehension, and abstract reasoning.


How long is the IE admission test?

The ieGAT test is 80 minutes long with no breaks. Before starting the test, your guide will provide you with a half-hour of explanations and examples to ensure that you understand how to complete it.

The questions get more difficult as the test progresses, and they are classified in three ways, as seen in our test examples. Continue reading to learn more about the breakdown.


ieGat Test Practice Questions

There are 129 questions in the test:

There is no set order to the test, with all three types of question below mixed together:


Verbal Comprehension and Reasoning

On the verbal reasoning questions, you’ll need to read a passage and answer two questions on the text.

These questions determine your comprehension of written professional English. The content of these texts can often be on economic topics such as unemployment or GDP.

Questions are multiple-choice, and for some questions, you may be asked to provide more than one answer from the list.


Verbal Comprehension ieGat Test Sample Question

Read the paragraph and answer the questions below:

Arclight is dived into three product groups. Each group has an engineering team, a product design team, and administrative personnel, among its various departments. Additionally, the company has a two-tier executive hierarchy, made up of Board of Directors and the supervising management of each product group.


Storage and Memory Group: This is Arclight's oldest and currently most profitable group. The products in this group are vary in type and price, and target both businesses and private individuals.


Computers Group: This is a relatively new group and presents a completely new market for Arclight. This group appeals mainly to students and private households but also benefits from a small, yet diverse clientele in the business community. All groups now utilise the Computer's Group marketing department, due in part to its popular campaigns, which have made this Arclight's most recognisable group.


Peripheral Devices Group: This is Arclight's least known, but fastest growing group. While this group does not have the same brand-name recognition that other groups enjoy, it has proven to have an overall appeal, with clients ranging from private households to schools and government offices.

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

Cannot say
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The statement mentions the "Computers Group", a section under two tabs: "Organisational Structure" and "Product Segments". Since the statement does not refer to this group's product, we should start with "Organisational Structure".

According to the "Computers Group" section under this tab, "This is a relatively new group […] the Computers Group’s marketing department, due in part to its popular campaigns, which have made this Arclight’s most recognisable group." This means that this group is relatively new and that its marketing department turned it into the most recognisable one. Thus, the statement it TRUE.


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

Cannot say
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The statement mentions the "Computers" and "Peripheral Devices" groups, both of which are sections under two tabs: "Organisational Structure" and "Product Segments". Since the statement does not refer to this groups product, we should start with "Organisational Structure".

This statement consists of two separate parts. Start with the first one. The "Peripheral Devices Group" section states, "This is Arclight’s least known, but fastest growing group." The phrase "least known" is antonymous to "most recognisable", which means that the first part of the statement is FALSE. Since we know that at least part of the statement is false, we can already deem the entire statement false as well; there is no need to continue to the second part.


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 [like geometry or algebra].

In these questions, information is presented in graphs and data analysis. You need to understand the information presented in this format, think quickly, process information and make quick calculations.

The questions are based on the datasets in the question, and the most common types of questions are based on percentages and ratios.

Numerical Reasoning ieGat Test Sample Question

Use the following data and answer the questions below:


Asset turnover

iegat sample test - asset turnover


iegat sample test - p and l


  1. Although taxes increased in January of fiscal year 9 compared with the same period the previous fiscal year, sales increased as well, generating higher revenues in January of fiscal year 9.
Cannot say
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Finding the relevant tab for this question may be more difficult than usual. The subject of the statement is taxes, sales and profit. "P & L" is the only tab that contains all of these terms and is the correct tab to look at. Remember to analyse the statement before looking for the correct tab; otherwise it may be very misleading. In this case, the word "profit" could have wrongfully led you to the "Growth and profit" tab.

The table presents a profit and loss report for the month of January in FYs 8 and 9. Since this statement contains three different parts, we will address them one at a time.

First, we need to look for the taxes. Income taxes were 44,977 Euros in January in FY 9, and 43,667 in FY 8. Taxes were higher in FY 9; the first part of the statement is true. Now, let us continue to the second part.

We need to compare sales revenues in both FYs. The first few rows of the table show that both product and service sales were higher in FY 9 than in FY 8, leading to higher operating revenue in FY 9 (1,380,740 versus 1,310,000). The second part of the statement is also true, which means that the entire statement is in fact true.


  1. UK is the only country where Arclight's asset turnover kept decreasing throughout financial years 7-11.
Cannot say
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The words "asset turnover" imply that the answer to this question is under the "Asset turnover" tab. The graph presents asset turnover data in three areas across a four-year period, from FY 7 to FY 10. The statement, however, refers to FY 11 as well. At first glance, it may appear that we do not have enough information to answer the question. Nevertheless, while we cannot conclude that the statement is true, we might have just enough information to decide that it is false. Before we answer "Cannot say", we must examine the data we do have.

Look at the UK graph (blue). It continuously decreases throughout FYs 7-9, but then increases in FY 10, which already contradicts the statement. This is enough to allow us to determine that the statement is false.



Logical / Abstract Reasoning

This test is a Diagrammatical, Abstract or Logical Reasoning test where you are given a series of shapes and a symbol representing an operation. Based on the shape before the symbol and after the symbol, your task is to identify the role of the symbol.

To do this successfully, you need to have strong visualisation skills and be able to think of multiple shapes at one time.

Logical Reasoning ieGat Test Sample Question

Please select one correct answer:


iegat sample test - logical question



Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is: RMTA --> (1) --> MTA


(3) drops the last letter.

Since (3) drops the last letter that means (2) swaps the last two letters.

Since (2) swaps the last two letters then (1) drops the first letter.



So, after you got a taste of the different parts of the iegat test, let’s move on to discuss the level of the test and how you can prepare for it.


How difficult is ieGAT?

The ie global admissions test is very challenging because it adapts to your individual response level. The questions will become more difficult as you answer more questions correctly early on.

Also, there is negative marking for wrong questions. Your ranking is determined by both your pace and accuracy. All of these add to the difficulty of the exam.

While the ieGAT does not test academic or general skills, it evaluates your logical thinking abilities. It requires you to think critically, comprehend scenarios from text or numbers, and perform under pressure.


How to Prepare for ieGAT

IE advises that there is no need to prepare for the ieGAT, as the exam looks at your ability to process information and think strategically.

However, this is not the case: the test is challenging and competitive. Your ieGAT score is heavily influenced by your level of expertise in answering questions.

You just have one shot at getting a good grade on the test. If you want to improve your ranking, you can't take it again.

That’s why it is important to take the test only after thorough practice and when you are completely prepared.

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If you are looking for practice materials for IE's admission test, you've reached the right place. Our preparation pack includes:


  • Accurate ieGAT practice – hundreds of questions just like the real test, giving you the edge over your competition.
  • Solving methods and tips for helping you sharpen your verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning skills.
  • Timed tests that simulate the pressure on the real exam - will help you get used to the timeframe and reduce your anxiety.


How Does ieGAT Scoring Work?

The ieGAT scoring system has been designed to reflect the profile of successful graduates. The scoring system is based on a comparable Gauss curve that compares students' abilities and skills to top students in all IE's programs. But each institution's pass mark is different.


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


ieGAT Pen & Paper Format

The pen and paper test begins with four economic articles, each followed by nine questions. These include a mixture of both verbal comprehension and numerical reasoning questions.

All questions are multiple-choice and include four options to choose from. Note that sometimes there is more than one correct answer.

In the second section of the exam, you are given logical reasoning questions (similar to those found in the online version of the test). There are approximately six questions per section. There are four numerical/verbal reasoning sections and four logical thinking sections.

In total, the test contains 60 questions and has a time constraint of 80 minutes.


ieGAT Online Format

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

The online version consists of a variety of multiple-choice questions. You will be given questions with the following options to answer: True, False, Cannot Say.

It takes approximately 90 minutes, and there are seven sections, each with their own instructions and time constraints:



Number of questions

Time (minutes)



Graphic Numerical Reasoning



Deduce graph and its qualities from given instructions.


Verbal Reasoning



Deduce company and its qualities from the given passage.


Applied Numeracy



Deduce from given problem factors, such as area and distance.


Deductive Logical Thinking



Deduce which symbol align with which change.


Inductive Logical Thinking



Categorize 6 given diamonds according to colors and patterns.


Information Handling



Prioritize and process given company emails according to instructions.





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 date that is convenient for you.

Students used to be able to choose a specific time and place to take their exams after they had signed up. But because of the new COVID-19 regulations, the IE University has made the whole application process accessible online to students worldwide.


Conditions for Taking the Test and Receiving Results

You need to make all the appropriate 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 to complete your application and receive your results. If you do not submit your 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?

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

ieGAT's Test vs. GMAT

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

It highly resembles the aptitude tests used by employers, with slight changes In content and context. Therefore, you are likely to encounter similar tasks 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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