Changes in the procedure of GMAT | New changes in GMAT will be in force from June 2012

July 12th, 2010| Education.

Changes in the procedure of GMAT | New changes in GMAT will be in force from June 2012

Novel changes are being made in Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) which is intended to provide admissions in various business schools nationwide and also across the globe. Since managers are facing challenges because of rapid changes occurring in the business fields and gathering the information related to these changes and to take decisions accordingly, there are changes being done in GMAT in this direction. A new section by name ‘Integrated reasoning section’ has been included in the GMAT to test the ability of a candidate to take decision based on the available information. This change will be in force from June 2012. GMAT council has announced the changes in the annual industrial conference. GMAC is of opinion that the new amendment in the test will improve the accuracy of the entrance test. In this section, charts, graphs and spread sheets are provided. Candidate should analyze the data given and should explain the relation between different data points.

30 minutes of time is given in the exam for the newly added integrated reasoning section. There is no change in the present timing of the GMAT Test which is three and half hours. Earlier two essays are to be written in the analytical reasoning section, while now only one essay is enough. There is no change done in verbal and quantitative sections. Score remains same as 200-800 marks scale. In the earlier method, separate marks were given only for the essay. In the new method, along with essay, integrated reasoning section will also have separate score.