The trending news is that again the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has shuffled the cards of luck for all Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) aspirants – the test-takers can reinstate their scores within a 60-day window. The time frame for reappearing for the GMAT is 16 days.
Moreover, the score report – Enhanced Score Report – will provide the entire breakup of how much you scored in each section so that it helps you prepare better.
Other rules remain same, that is, your scores are all yours! Anyway! No universities will be able to view your previous GMAT scores.
Gaurav Srivastava, Director of South Asia region, GMAC, said India has been doing exceedingly well in the GMAT and more institutions are considering the test scores today.
In 2014, the GMAC added the score preview function to the GMAT test, which allowed the test-takers to view overall scores and breakup of each section. A test-taker had a 2-minute window to either accept or reject his/her score – the 2 minutes ordeal! Once cancelled, then he/she had to reinstate the score within 60 days of taking the test, paying an additional $100.
Moreover, back then the cancellation of a GMAT score meant the B-schools were still able to view all your test scores in the report – which was a negative mark!
Early in March 2016, the GMAC imposed new rules – ‘Score cancellation and reinstatement policies for GMAT test-takers’.
What was that rule?
A test-taker had 5 years to reinstate his/her score and 3 days to cancel it. The cost was $50 for reinstating the score and $25 for cancelling the test. B-schools were not allowed to view your cancelled scores, and the time frame for retaking the test was 16 days (as same as now).
The GMAT is the admission test for applying at B-schools. The test is organised by the GMAC for admission at over 2000 institutions worldwide which accept the GMAT as a selection criteria for their programmes.
The GMAT is purely based on your fundamental skills. It is a computer-based test and comprises following sections:
- Analytical assessment: you need to write a 30-minute essay that involves analysis of an argument. The score is on a scale of six.
- Integrated reasoning: you need to answer 12 questions within 30 minutes. The score is on a scale of 1–8.
- Quantitative: you need to attempt 37 questions within 75 minutes. This section is mainly to test your maths skills.
- Verbal: you need to answer 41 MCQs within 75 minutes.
For more information on B-schools abroad and their admission processes, please get in touch with our advisors. You can also contact them once you know your GMAT score and let them know your queries – either related to the B-schools abroad and their MBA acceptance rate, dilemma between pursuing an MS or an MBA or the cost of studying an MBA abroad.
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