The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), administrator of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and a global association of graduate business schools, today announced the release of its GMAT Online exam. The GMAT, accepted as an admission criterion by over 2,000 business schools across the globe, will be conducted online from April 20 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Global Management Admission Council said the registrations were opened on Tuesday.
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 is also working to provide appropriate online options for candidates with disabilities who meet specific eligibility criteria. The Quantitative, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning sections (omitting the Analytical Writing Assessment section) will have the same type and number of items and the same time for completion, creating consistency in content and structure with the GMAT™ exam administered in test centres. It will also use the same scoring algorithm and score scale for the Section Scores and Total Score as the test centre-based version. Appointments for around-the-clock test dates begin on April 20, 2020 and run through June 15, 2020, at which time the need for the interim solution will be reevaluated.
"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.