The IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT) is the exclusive admission test to the IE International University (IEU) including the IE Business School in Spain. This test was developed by the IEU to determine a candidate's ability to make decisions in different situations and problems. ieGAT.com offers a complete guide, including extensive examples and sample questions to help you prepare for this admission test.
|Full name||IE Global Admission Test|
|Test duration||80 minutes|
|Number of questions||60 questions|
|Categories||Numerical and verbal reasoning|
|Questions by category||9 questions x 4 texts (verbal + numerical)|
3 questions x 8 diagrams
The ieGAT consists of sixty questions, divided into two categories:
Questions in the verbal and numerical category involve texts resembling a newspaper article on an economic subject. The texts include several graphs and tables, which combine two types of reasoning (verbal and numerical) into a single entity.
The verbal and numerical portion of the test consists of four texts, each followed by nine questions.
The questions in the diagrammatic category are presented in a flow chart, composed of different forms. The examination includes a total of eight organizational charts, each followed by three questions.
This aptitude test is arranged such that the two categories appear alternately, i.e. questions 1-9 will focus on a first text and questions 10-15 will focus on two consecutives charts, followed again by a second text with nine questions and so on.
1. How many readers read the newspapers ‘The Sun’ and ‘The Times’ in year X+1?
2. Which newspaper had the most readers during the years X to X+1?
|The Times||Guardian||The Daily Telegraph||Metro|
Text to read:
The fundamental qualities of all-electric vehicles benefit the community.
Electric propulsion does not produce toxic or unpleasant pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (Nox), particulates and unburned hydrocarbons at the vehicle level. This is a significant advantage in congested city centers.
The electric car does not emit CO2 in use. These characteristics have led to the popularization of the all-electric vehicle as an "ecological", "carbon-free" or "zero emission" vehicle. It is a successful but surprising message. Unlike in the case of electric vehicles, it didn’t occur to anyone to label electric heating with the virtuous image of "zero emission heating". It should be noted that the most widespread thermal electricity production in the world is based on coal, gas, lignite and petroleum products, and generates emissions of CO2, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter. It is therefore irresponsible to systematically consider electric vehicles as an effective method of fighting global warming.
With all-electric vehicles, noise is reduced. At low speeds or during starts and accelerations, the engine of the electric vehicle emits less noise than a combustion engine, especially when the latter is diesel. Therefore, this progress is highly appreciated in cities. At higher speeds, this advantage is less significant because rolling and wind noise are predominant.
The electric vehicle does not use fuel, making it possible to reduce oil consumption (while increasing primary energy consumption). As with CO2 emissions, this objective can also be partially achieved by reducing the specific use of combustion vehicles or by using agrofuels. For countries seeking oil independence, such as Israel or China, however, the electric vehicle may appear to be the priority.
1. According to the text, can the electric car really be considered an effective solution to global warming?
|True||In part||False||This information is not specified in the text|
2. According to the text, electric vehicles are more advantageous for short journeys such as those in urban areas.
|True||In part||False||This information is not specified in the text|
Diagrammatic reasoning questions measure your ability to deduce rules from a set of abstract information and apply them to a new set of information. This type of exercise can be used to assess your overall potential without accounting for prior knowledge, training, background or experience.
This exercise includes a diagram composed of different types of figures, called "basic figures" and "final figures" respectively. The basic figures are located in a square at the base of the arrows, while the final figures are at the end of the arrows and are also surrounded by a square. Between these two types of figures there are one or more function figures (round with a shape inside). The function figure determines which transformation is applied to one or more basic figures.
Your task is to compare the basic figure(s) and the final figure(s) and thus determine the effect of each function figure. Then, you must answer the questions after each basic screen.
1. The correct answer is C - 17,700,000
The title of the table shows that the number of readers for each newspaper is in millions. Then, looking at the figures for year X+1, we can see that 7.5 million readers read the Sun. We can also see that 10.2 million readers read the Times. By making a simple addition calculation (remember that calculators are allowed!), we arrive at a total of 17.7 million readers.
2. The correct answer is D – "Metro".
By adding the number of readers for each newspaper in years X and X+1, we find the following:
- The Times: 23.6 million readers
- The Daily Telegraph: 42 million readers
- Metro: 49.1 million readers
- The Sun: 22.8 million readers
- Guardian: 40.2 million readers
Therefore, the Metro is the newspaper with the most readers during these two years.
1. The correct answer is C - Wrong.
Indeed, by quoting the text, in the second paragraph, we can read:
It is therefore irresponsible to systematically consider electric vehicles as an effective method to fight global warming."
CThe above sentence makes it clear (for those who have understood the text) that the statement proposed in the question is false.
2. The correct answer is A - True.
According to the third paragraph of the text:
"Therefore, this progress is highly appreciated in cities. At higher speeds, the advantage is less significant because rolling and wind noise are predominant".
Thus, we understand that the proposed statement is true, and therefore answer A is the correct answer.
Explanation of the diagram:
The small square is replaced by a large square cut in half, and the bottom half is colored black (final figure number 1).
The final figure number 2 refers to a smaller square, also with the colored bottom half.
PThe lower halves of both final figures have been colored black. However, base figure number 1 is the only one whose size has been changed. Since the common function figure is the hourglass, it can be deduced that the function of the hourglass is to color half the bottom side black. We can then conclude that the diamond changes the size.
1. The correct answer is D:
The basic figure is a white circle. The function figure is that of the hourglass, whose function is to color the bottom half of the figure black. The final figure is therefore D - a circle with a black lower half.
2. The correct answer is B:
The basic figure is a small white circle. The final figure is a large white circle. The function figure is therefore the diamond, whose function is to enlarge the figure.