The aspirants of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) will not to keep waiting for a month for the re-test and the report cards will no longer have the cancelled scores mentioned. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has announced a number of changes in the test which will be put to effect from the 19th of July 2015 which includes that the test takers will now be able to view their Official Score Report online using their DoB instead of an authentication code.
The GMAT score is accepted by 6000 graduate business and management programs worldwide for admission. This new change is termed as new control and confidence inducing features the council announced that “Organization will remove cancelled scores from score reports, allow graduate management education candidates to retake the GMAT exam after a 16-day time period rather than the previous 31-day retake period and enable test takers to view their Official Score Report online using their date of birth instead of an authentication code.”
The revamp of the GMAT provides numerous benefits for candidates.
Ashok Sarathy the Vice president of Product Management GMAC said that “We continuously ask candidates and test takers about their GMAT experience and seek input from them about ways to make that experience better, This new change in GMAC’s score cancellation process will help candidates gain more control and confidence over their GMAT experience by allowing them to cancel their scores without the cancellation appearing in score reports”
According to the VP the GMACs research has shown that the candidates cancel scores for a wide variety of reasons and it’s not solely restricted to poor test performance and therefore the removal of the “Cancel C” indicator will provide the students an opportunity to present the scores they feel that best represent their skills and this particular feature will be applied retroactively to all previous cancelled test scores as well and any score cancellation made prior to July 19 2015 won’t be included in the score reports sent to schools after July 19 2015 and the score reports already sent to schools cannot be modified . As always the candidates have 60 days to reinstate a cancelled score.
Apart from this the GMAC will also provide the candidates with the option to retake the GMAT exam after a 16 day time period as compared to the current 31 day retake period which will permit the candidates the flexibility to retake the exam within a shorter period of time which will help them to accommodate their schedules, study habits, peak performance times and school deadlines. The candidates cannot exceed 5 GMAT exams within a 12 month period.
The other features and new products are aimed at assisting prospective new business students include Score Preview which the test taker is able to preview their unofficial scores before deciding whether to report or to cancel them; extensive updates regarding the official guide for GMAT review 2016 series which includes 25% new content and more than 350 never before seen questions across Quantitative, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning sections of the GMAT exam and other significant updates to the online portal.
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