The transfer is a part of sure enhancements launched by the Graduate Administration Admission Council (GMAC), the administrator of the GMAT, within the on-line examination that present extra flexibility for take a look at takers and create larger parity with the take a look at centre examination expertise.
In line with GMAC officers, to answer the quickly altering advertising and marketing dynamics, some GMAT options had been omitted from the preliminary GMAT on-line examination launch, together with the AWA part.
Nevertheless, the AWA part has remained an integral a part of the GMAT examination, offering enterprise faculties with essential insights and candidates with the chance to display essential pondering and the flexibility to speak concepts, they mentioned.
The GMAT on-line examination has advanced because the outset of COVID-19 from an interim to a everlasting resolution, supporting the flexibility to persistently consider expertise in a digital, ever-changing atmosphere. In underneath a yr, GMAC has launched a number of enhancements to the GMAT on-line examination expertise together with using bodily and on-line whiteboards, incapacity lodging, and the choice to retake the GMAT on-line examination.
“We’re centered on offering the flexibleness and assist to handle the long-term wants of colleges and take a look at takers. As we proceed to regulate to uncertainties of the brand new norm, our on-line exams change into an important customary choice, offering take a look at takers all over the world with the arrogance to check in a take a look at centre or on-line to fulfill their enterprise college utility wants,” mentioned Pleasure Jones, GMAC’s Chief Product Officer and Basic Supervisor of Assessments.
“There was an curiosity from faculties to incorporate the AWA on-line, and we labored to make this occur to assist utility cycle seasonality. We’ll proceed to make investments that assist our faculties and take a look at takers with enhanced and comparable on-line and take a look at centre examination experiences,” he added.
For the reason that GMAT on-line examination launched, over 45,000 exams have been delivered in additional than 150 international locations, territories, and particular administrative areas.
“The GMAT examination is a strong software for each enterprise college candidates and admissions professionals to assist make ‘proper match’ choices for MBA and enterprise grasp’s packages, that are seeing document numbers of functions,” mentioned Jones.
“We consider that take a look at takers globally ought to have the flexibility to decide on how they take a look at to realize their finest on examination day in pursuit of their objectives. Our ongoing enhancements to the GMAT on-line examination assist to make sure the choices are constant and that we proceed to fulfill the evolving wants of candidates and enterprise faculties,” he added.
The GMAT examination is required for admissions in enterprise faculties and is designed to showcase the abilities which can be most related to the world’s main graduate enterprise packages. 9 out of 10 new MBA enrolments globally are made utilizing a GMAT rating.
GMAC is a worldwide non-profit affiliation of 223 graduate enterprise faculties. It owns and administers the GMAT examination, utilized by greater than 7,000 graduate packages worldwide.