The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), a premier admission test for business schools, will be conducted online from April 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) official, the new GMAT online exam is designed specifically for business schools and candidates exploring an advanced business degree.
“Supporting candidates in their pursuit of business school and helping schools evaluate talent has always been our highest priority. As COVID-19 evolved, and quickly changed how we have traditionally administered the GMAT exam, we transitioned focus to developing an online testing solution that empowers business schools and candidates to discover and evaluate each other during this interim period,” said GMAT head Vineet Chabra.
More than 7,000 programmes at approximately 2,300 graduate business schools around the world accept the GMAT as part of the selection criteria.
The test is conducted at over 650 test centres in 114 countries. Over 2 lakh candidates took the test in 2019.
The GMAT assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success. It can be taken up to five times a year but no more than 8 times in total and attempts must be at least 16 days apart.