GMAC Announces Enhancements to the GMAT Online Exam and acceptance of the Aadhar card as a valid ID proof


News Desk, News Nation 360: The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC ), the administrator and owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test TM (GMAT ), has introduced enhancements to the GMAT online exam last month. Candidates in India will now have the choice to validate their identity using their Aadhaar Card OR passport during the GMAT online exam registration process as long as the Card is current and valid. For the test centre version of the GMAT exam, the passport remains the only acceptable ID. The Aadhaar is only available as an alternate ID for the online version of the GMAT exam. The enhanced online experience further aligns with the test centre exam with the following features added like 1) Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). Demonstrate writing and critical thinking skills with the addition of the Analytical Writing

Assessment (AWA) section. 2) Select exam section order. Candidates can choose which section order to take the exam in. 3) Two 8-minute optional breaks. Candidates will have the option to take advantage of two breaks to prepare themselves for the next section of the exam. 4) View unofficial score immediately. Unofficial scores will be displayed on the screen after exam completion so they can plan their next steps. 5) Schedule GMAT online exam appointments up to 6 months in advance. Candidates will be presented with GMAT online exam appointments on a rolling 6-month basis. Joy Jones, Chief Product Officer and General Manager Assessments stated that their ongoing enhancements to the GMAT online exam help to ensure the options are consistent regardless of where a candidate prefers to test. They are focused on providing the flexibility and support to address the long-term needs of schools and test-takers. As they continue to adjust to uncertainties of the new norm, their online exams become a vital standard option, providing test takers with the confidence to test in a test centre or online to meet business school application needs. Gaurav Srivastava, Regional Director - South Asia, GMAC expressed that in order to provide more flexibility and easier access to candidates for the Enhanced GMAT online exam, they have introduced Aadhaar, as an acceptable form of ID. Through this new feature, several thousands of Indian candidates living in remote areas will find it easier to use their Aadhaar ID and appear from virtually anywhere for the online exam. 

Report : Anustup Kundu