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ieGat University's admission test is an independent screening tool used to screen applicants who are in the process of applying to academic programs.

There are two versions of the ieGat test: a paper version and a computerised version. If you're not sure which one of them you will sit, then you should practise for both.  

The IE Global Admissions Test may only be taken once

For detailed information about the ieGAT format, with some important tips, you are welcome to watch the following video:


What is ieGAT?

ieGAT was exclusively created by IE as a substitute for the GMAT, GRE or LSAT. This test covers topics such as verbal reasoning, numerical comprehension and abstract reasoning.

Typically, these subject matters are pooled together to create a single examination.

In this way, different sides of your cerebrum are tested and stressed to work at random times. However, inside this PrepPack™ you will find that the subjects are separated for your convenience.

Below you can learn more on each topic.

ieGAT's Test vs. GMAT

While the GMAT requires preliminary knowledge in specific mathematical fields - algebra, geometry, probability and more - ieGAT simulation 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 centres and online screening tests, i.e. numerical critical reasoning, verbal critical reasoning and logical reasoning.

IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT)

The IE admissions test is designed to determine your ability to make management-style decisions under pressure. There are three types of question on the ieGAT: verbal, numerical and diagrammatical. There is no set order to the test, with all three types of question mixed together, and the first two types frequently mixed together within the same set of questions.

The test lasts for 80 minutes and becomes progressively harder throughout the test. The questions are characterised in three ways which you can view in our test examples. Read on to see the breakdown.

Verbal Comprehension and Reasoning

These are verbal reasoning questions. The test contains a passage for you to read and understand before answering 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.

Numerical Comprehension, Reasoning and Calculation

These questions are numerical reasoning 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.

This section does not measure your mathematical ability. The questions are based on the datasets in the question, and the most common types of questions are based on percentages and ratios.

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. You must also be able to follow the instructions set to come to the right answer.

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

Pen & Paper Format

The test begins with four economic articles, each of which is 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.


Online Format

You are to answer True, False, Cannot Say. Without breaks, the test takes approximately 87 minutes. There are seven sections, each with their own instructions and time constraints:

 Graphic Numerical Reasoning
   36 questions ⋙ 15 minutes ⋙ Deduce graph and its qualities from given instructions.

✔ Verbal Reasoning
   49 questions ⋙ 12 minutes ⋙ Deduce company and its qualities from given passage.

✔ Applied Numeracy
   20 questions ⋙ 16 minutes ⋙ Deduce from given problem factors such as area and distance.

✔ Deductive Logical Thinking
   10 questions ⋙ 5 minutes ⋙ Deduce which symbol aligns with which change.

✔ Inductive Logical Thinking 
   12 questions ⋙ 12 minutes ⋙  Categorize 6 given diamonds according to colors and patterns.

✔ Information Handling 
   1 question ⋙ 15 minutes ⋙ Prioritize and process given company emails according to instructions.

✔ Creativity
   1 question ⋙ 15 minutes ⋙ Create a unique image from given shapes and give it a title. 

ieGat Test Sample Questions

Still not satisfied? Below are a few ieGat sample questions to further help you in your test preparation. Good luck!

Free ieGat Test Sample Question 1

Please select one correct answer:

ieGAT exam sample

Answer & Explanation

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.

Free ieGat Test Sample Question 2

ieGAT exam preparation

In 2010, the total number of pages ever indexed in Beta’s servers was 8 times the sum of pages added in the two previous years. What was the approximate ratio between Beta’s total indexed pages by the end of 2009 and Beta's total indexed pages by the end of 2008?

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is A.

As indicated by the first sentence, we must figure the sum of added pages in 2008 and 2009. Looking at the second graph, we get 2,400 + 2,000 = 4,400 million.

The next step is to multiply 4,400 million by 8, giving us a sum of 35,200 million. This sum marks Beta’s total number of indexed pages from the beginning. In order to calculate total indexed pages per year, we must reduce the annual addition of pages from 35,200, as follows:

2009's total indexed pages: 2010 total - 2010's additions = 35,200-4,000 = 31,200.

2008's total indexed pages: 2009 total - 2009's additions = 31,200-2,000 = 29,200.

Thus, The ratio is: 31,200/29,200 = 312/292 ~1.07.

Free ieGat Test Sample Question 3

Read the passage.

Among students preparing for final exams, some rely only on the technique of short, frequent study sessions to improve studying results, and others observe only the natural learning sequence of moving from general issues to specific issues, also known as "top-down" learning. Those who rely only on the natural learning sequence get higher final exam scores than do those who rely only on short, frequent study sessions, so the natural learning sequence is more effective than are short, frequent study sessions in helping students improve their final exam scores.

What is said on natural learning technique?

Answer & Explanation

The correct answer is (B).

According to the passage, "the natural learning sequence [is] of moving from general issues to specific issues, also known as "top-down" learning", as Answer (B) states. (A) and (C) are not mentioned in this context at all. As for answer (D) – the passage mentions that this technique is MORE effective, not less.


How to Prepare for ieGAT

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

However, studies have shown that preparing for these tests provides benefits when it comes to taking the exam, including increased confidence, the ability to answer questions quicker and more accurately, and ultimately a higher result on the test.

If you are looking for practice materials for IE's admission test, you've reached the right place. Our practice packs can help you sharpen your reasoning skills, with timed tests in a variety of cognitive fields, as they appear on the test: numerical, verbal, and non-verbal reasoning tests.



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