Amid lockdown, appear for GMAT from home, exam pattern changed


By: Education Desk | New Delhi |

Published: April 15, 2020 4:42:00 pm

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To be sure that the tutorial schedule stays intact, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) the company which conducts GMAT has allowed candidates to appear for the exam from their residence. The registration course of for GMAT has begun and college students can decide to take the take a look at by selecting exam dates from April 20 onward.

GMAC won’t be carried out at any exam centre however from a MAC or window’s PC whereas sitting at residence. This facility might be accessible till June 15 after which additional choices might be taken after contemplating the coronavirus state of affairs. The guarantee easy conduct of the exam, strict safety measures are additionally adopted.

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Meanwhile, the GMAC has additionally changed the exam pattern. Earlier, the exam used to have 4 elements — quantitative, verbal, built-in reasoning and analytical writing evaluation. For the web exams, the writing part has been omitted and marks might be divided among the many three sections.

Now, the quantitative part could have 31 inquiries to be solved on 62 minutes whereas the verbal part could have 36 inquiries to be solved in 65 minutes and IR could have 12 inquiries to be solved in 30 minutes. Students could have two hours 45 minutes for the exam and a further 15 minutes to test into the web proctored system. Additionally, an elective five-minute break earlier than starting the IR part might be allowed.

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This new pattern will solely be relevant for on-line exams and as soon as the state of affairs is beneath management, the previous pattern and exam conducting modes might be resolved.

A candidate can take as much as 5 exams a yr and the very best of the rating is counted. While the rating of the ‘from home’ exam might be thought of for finest rating, nonetheless, it won’t hamper candidates’ variety of exams rating. Implying, college students will nonetheless be capable to appear for 5 exams a yr. Registration for one GMAT is of $200.

“The interim GMAT Online exam will help candidates feel safe while meeting upcoming application deadlines and confidently continue with their goals, while also helping business schools globally as they look for relevant ways to evaluate candidates for their admissions process,” GMAC mentioned in an official assertion.

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