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Change is imminent. Technology and the workplace aren’t the only things that are changing. The GMAT, the test that evaluates how prepared a potential candidate is to be admitted into MBA school is changing as well.
In June 2012 the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will officially implement a new section, integrated reasoning, into the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The upgrades to the test are part of the continuous improvement process of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owners of the exam.
The changing business environment is being impacted by technology and is creating an information rich environment. The GMAT test upgrades are designed to prepare candidates for the changing workplace that is more complex and information driven.
The current GMAT test consists of a quantitative, verbal, and two analytical writing sections. However, on the new version of the exam, one of the writing sections will be replaced with the integrated reasoning section.
- Changes take place in June 2012 for the 2013-2014 class.
- Replaces one of the essays and part of the analytical writing section
- The scale (200-800) remains constant.
- The length of the GMAT exam (3.5 hours) remains constant
- The new integrated reasoning section of the test is 30 minutes
The changes are in alignment with the changing workplace and should give candidates a prospective of what they are preparing themselves for in the world of management.