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- Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 15:49
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India is being seen by the, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the body that administers the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for its future growth where it intends to double its presence in another five years. The way B-schools are teaching has changed recently, and hence the need for changing the GMAT format has arisen. The changes which shall become a part of the GMAT exam starting this June can be seen as the first step in developing GMAT according to the changing scenario.
First let us know what this change is and how much is it going to affect a test taker, They have removed one of the two essays in the analytical writing because was not able to give expected information regarding the candidate. They could find high correlation with first essay.After asking for feedback from approx. 740 faculties at global level, They could infer that the way business is nowadays being transacted has changed and hence need for change in teaching methods as well. So after this they thought about augmenting GMAT not only with quantitative and verbal, but also to introduce integrated reasoning. It shall be a new section of 30 minutes duration as replacement of the removed analytical writing assessment, to be scored separately.
What’ next for GMAC?
GMAC was earlier not being accepted at the global level but it is now. They have now undergone into strategic alliance partnerships, but those old principles still apply, what they now think about is innovation in line with the trends, they’re trying to offer to the business school community more than a very strong test, developing on areas where they can diversify themselves and one such has than that so they is the whole question of soft skills, non-cognitive skills. That whole concept is new and fascinating as it means they’re now looking forward to new assessments, new instruments to add greater value to enterprises and to the public sector.They’ve been good at assesment so now they are looking forward into these areas as well working on the content so that they can expand their global reach soon which does mean that now GMAC would develop ways on how to measure your soft skills and forward an overall assessment of your personality to B-Schools taking into account their needs and requirements.
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