COVID-19 Impact: GMAT to be Conducted Online from April 2020
Apr 17 2020 12:51PM
GMAT, accepted as admission process by over 2,000 business schools over the globe, will be conducted online from April 20 due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) which manages the test, said the registrations were opened on Tuesday.
"Supporting aspirants in their pursuit of business school and help schools assess talent has always been our highest priority asserted GMAT head Vineet Chabra.
"GMAT Online will keep up the standard of offering a valid and rigorous assessment, with critical security practices and protocols customized for an online administered condition," said GMAT Head.
As per Chabra, the interim GMAT online exam will help aspirants feel safe while meeting upcoming application deadlines and confidently continue to pursue their goals, while also helping business schools globally as they look for relevant ways to evaluate candidates for their admissions process.
The GMAT evaluates analytical writing and problem-solving skills, while also addressing data sufficiency, critical reasoning skills, logic that it thinks to be important to real-world business and management success. It can be taken up to 5 times a year but no more than 8 times in total and attempts should be at least 16 days apart.
The test is conducted in nearly 650 test centers in 114 countries. More than 2 lakh competitors took the test in 2019.
Over 7,000 programmes at nearly 2,300 graduate business schools around the globe accept the GMAT as part of the selection criteria.