Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) will now be conducted online due to coronavirus and will be starting from 20th April. This exam is to get admission for higher education all across the globe. The registrations were opened from Tuesday.
Global Management Admission Council (GMAC) took this initiative so that students feel safe and helping students to get to their dream college have always been their priority, they said. Due to the pandemic across the globe they had to give up on their traditional administrative method of conducting the exam, which brought the idea of transitioning to online mode. GMAT is acceptable criteria for over 2,000 business schools.
Vineet Chabra, GMAT Head said “GMAT Online will maintain the standard of offering a valid and rigorous assessment, with critical security practices and protocols tailored for an online proctored environment,” he said that this would encourage students and will also help thousands of business schools on global level in their admission procedures. GMAT has four section in total, quantitative, reasoning, verbal and analytical writing. Total time for exam is 3 hours and 7 minutes. The safety of candidates and our staff is utmost priority. “GMAT Online will maintain the standard of offering a valid and rigorous assessment, with critical security practices and protocols tailored for an online proctored environment,” vineet added. In about 2300 business schools the seats are allotted to the candidates through GMAT scores. From the data of last year about two lakhs of candidate took part in this race, with having about 650 test centres in 114 countries across the globe.
It can be seen how coronavirus have destroyed many educational plans risking the admission procedure of the many institutes but the alternatives being provided by institutes tell us how everyone is coming together to fight against this pandemic. Everyone involved are trying best to come up with most suitable measure which neither costs the education nor the health.