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GMAT to be shorter by 30 minutes

Will improve experience for candidates

From April 16, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) will be held over three-and-a-half hours instead of four. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a global, non-profit association of 223 leading graduate business schools, has cut 30 minutes to improve the test experience for candidates.

There will be no change in the analytical writing or integrated reasoning sections but quantitative and verbal reasoning sections will have fewer unscored and research questions.

It further said the quality of the exam, in terms of reliability, validity, security and integrity, would be maintained. Also, the GMAT scores before and after this change will be the same and comparable across time.

Vineet Chhabra, senior director of product management for GMAC, said the aim was to reduce the anxiety level of candidates to enable them do better in the test.

“The scoring algorithm will be the same; the total score and individual quant and verbal section scores will be comparable to the exams taken prior to this change. We are providing candidates with a better test experience, while providing business schools with the same high quality, fair and reliable scores,” he said.

For more details, visit http://www.mba.com/f requently-asked-questions/ shorter-gmat-exam

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