GMAT 2020: The students who are interested to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), can now appear for the examination from April 20, 2020, online from home, according to Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) official. This new system is designed specifically for candidates and business schools exploring an advanced business or management degree.
GMAT will be conducted from a MAC or window’s PC while sitting at home and not at any exam centre because of the coronavirus outbreak. This facility will be available until June 15, 2020. Further decisions and steps will be taken after viewing the coronavirus situation. Strict security measures will be taken to ensure smooth conduct of the exam but no more than 8 times in total with 16 days gap in an attempt.
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GMAC has said in an official statement that this interim GMAT Online exam will help students feel safe while confidently continue with their goals and meeting upcoming application deadlines. It will also help various business schools globally in terms of the candidate’s admissions process. Aspirant can take 5 exams in a year and the best of the score is counted.
The GMAT Online exam is available in most locations in the English language, except for Mainland China, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Slovenia and Sudan due to regulatory and local data privacy rules.
GMAT Online Exam Pattern 2020
GMAC has also changed the exam pattern this year. Earlier, the GMAT exam used to have four parts — quantitative, integrated reasoning, verbal and analytical writing assessment. For the online exams, marks will be divided among the three sections and the writing section has been omitted. This new pattern is only in continuation for online GMAT examination.
- The quantitative section will comprise of 31 questions to be solved on 62 minutes
- Verbal section will comprise of 36 questions to be solved in 65 minutes and
- IR will comprise of 12 questions to be solved in 30 minutes.
The exam duration is 2 hours and 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes to check into the online proctored system. An optional 5-minute break will be allowed before beginning the IR (Integrated Reasoning section).
GMAT is accepted as part of the selection criteria by approximately 2,300 graduate business schools in more than 7,000 programmes around the world. In 2019, over 2 lakh candidates took the exam and were conducted at over 650 test centres in 114 countries.
Candidates who wish to GMAT Online registration process can learn more here: www.mba.com/gmatonline
Additional information for business schools is available here: www.gmac.com/gmatonline