Ujjwal Kirti|Oct 20, 2021
GMAC announces physical whiteboard option for GMAT, starting from June 11, appointments extended till July 17
NEW DELHI: The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), has announced that the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) will be conducted in whiteboard approved mode, starting from June 11. The additional appointment dates for both GMAT online and Executive Assessment Online have also been extended till July 17.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic period, the candidates are given the option to take the whiteboard approved test. Candidates will have the choice of whiteboard options, physical or online. GMAC has also announced that the GMAT will remain available throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and additional appointments dates will be provided as needed.
Considering the persisting uncertainty, GMAC will also continue to waive the reschedule and cancel fees across both the online and test centre exams to offer extended flexibility for test-takers.
According to Vineet Chhabra, senior director and head of the GMAT™ product, the COVID-19 continues to shut down the test centres across the world so the GMAC is focussing on delivering online assessments that will meet the quality and test security standards while empowering candidates to meet tight admissions deadlines in a virtual environment.
Whiteboard Options for GMAT Online
Candidates appearing in GMAT online or the executive assessment test will now have the option to use a physical whiteboard or an online whiteboard, or both as per their test day preferences. However, the applicant must ensure that their whiteboard meets the required specifications and that they have a functional dry erase marker, eraser, and are familiar with the exam day whiteboard experience and policies. Candidates who tested without access to the physical whiteboard will be permitted to test again.
The Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC) is conducted globally for admissions to the B-schools across the world. The registration for the management admission test remains open throughout the year. Once can take GMAT 5 times in a year and 8 times in a lifetime. The test consists of questions framed from topics like analytical writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills. Meanwhile, the scores of GMAT remains valid for 5 years from the date of the test.
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