The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has set up its very first “On Campus Test Center” at the VIT University Vellore (VIT Vellore) campus, according to a recent announcement from GMAC. GMAC is the test administrator of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
The new test center will provide another platform to undergraduate (UG) candidates by enabling them to appear for the GMAT examination in the university campus. The center will be open throughout the year and students can take the examination based on their preparation as well as schedule.
According to VIT Vellore officials, the new test center at the university premises will enable students from the region to appear for the GMAT and gain admission into Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs offered by business schools (B-schools) across the world. GMAT is considered one of the most credible entrance tests for admissions into premier B-schools in India as well, added the officials.
As per GMAC officials, the new center is part of the council’s strategy to provide enhanced access to UG students for GMAT and help them in achieving their dream of quality management education.
As per the Indian School of Business (ISB) officials, the On Campus Presence (OCP) is a progressive step taken by GMAC which will help students by bringing the examination venue closer. The pre-final year students of the Young Leader Program as well as final year students of the Early Entry Option at ISB are expected to benefit more as a result of the initiative.
According to SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) officials, the new initiative will make GMAT more accessible to students of universities which are based in remote locations, thereby enabling more UG candidates to appear for it.
In another development, a new score reporting feature has been introduced in the GMAT. According to the new feature, candidates will be granted two minutes to take a decision on whether to report the GMAT score to the institute they aspire to join or to cancel them. The examinees will have the option to report or cancel their GMAT scores as soon as they complete the test, before they leave the test center.
GMAT is a standardized test designed for graduate business and management programs. Over 6,100 B-schools from all over the world use GMAT scores to grant admission.