Students Can Appear For GMAT From Home During Lockdown Period


New Delhi: In view of lockdown 2.0, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has allowed candidates to appear for GMAT exam from the comforts of their home.

The candidates can answer the test online using a MAC or window’s PC.

The registration process for GMAT has already begun and interested candidates can answer the test on any day starting from April 20 onwards. However, this facility will be available until June 15, 2020.

In an official statement, GMAC said, “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.”

As per reports, GMAC has also changed the pattern of the exam.

As the test is being conducted online now, the analytical writing assessment has been omitted from the exam pattern.

The exam, which typically consists of four parts namely quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning and analytical writing assessment, will now have only three parts.

The online test will be of two hours 45 minutes and an additional 15 minutes will be given to the candidates for logging into the online proctored system.

Strict security measures have been adopted by GMAC to ensure smooth conduct of the exam.

However, this new pattern of GMAT will be applicable only for the online exams. Once the situation become normal, the old pattern and exam conducting modes will be used.

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