What is GMAT?
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized test that most business schools require for admission into their business management programs. This time consuming exam is more a test of endurance than of aptitude. GMAT can be a grueling experience for test takers because of its length and amount of mental work to take the exam, but with proper guidance and prep one can master this exam. Top B-schools around the world expect students to score above 95%ile in the exam and consider this test score an important factor in the admission process.
Who conducts the GMAT?
The GMAT is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and you can learn more about it on www.mba.com
Some say that GMAT is not the best indicator of any real aptitude or intelligence, however the fact remains that Business Schools use GMAT as a crucial factor to evaluate potential students. The test is renowned for measuring critical thinking and reasoning skills that many believe are a prerequisite for a student, to successfully complete their Management program.
Some schools don’t mention the GMAT exam as part of their admission requirements, however taking the GMAT means that you’re in fact seriously thinking about your MBA. Including a GMAT score with application creates a favorable impression even in those schools that prefer the GMAT.