While the MBAs at the IIMs and the likes in India have the standards and quality as compared to any of the best in the World, for many studying abroad and more specifically MBA abroad is a preferred choice. MBA abroad in multi-cultural environment of a foreign Institute has advantages, even today, if an intensive academic learning with a rich ambience is desired. Renowned contemporary themes of pedagogy & curriculum, state-of-art modern infrastructure, unique specialisations offered are the other main reasons why Indian students will opt for MBA abroad in future too. With Globalisation, it reads of more and more Indians holding responsible management positions in MNCs and managing multi-national and multi- cultural workers in India are increasing. Insights to global business, as always, are important in a networked and transnational competitive markets. This is better facilitated with a MBA abroad
The Graduate Management Admission Test is conducted by GMAC USA and tests administered throughout the World including India. It is an aptitude based test standardized over years for admission to B-Schools in the US and Europe. Overseas Students for some Indian B-Schools must take GMAT for admission. Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad considers GMAT scores as the sole admission test criteria for admissions.
The GMAT exam is used by more than 2,100 institutions and universities around the world. It is backed by more than 60 years of testing expertise .
The GMAT exam is designed to test skills that are highly important to business and management programs. It assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, along with the data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that are vital to real-world business and management success. In June 2012, the GMAT exam introduced Integrated Reasoning, a new section designed to measure a test taker’s ability to evaluate information presented in new formats and from multiple sources. These skills are necessary for management students to succeed in a technologically advanced and data-rich world.
The GMAT exam tests the same skills with the same level of accuracy wherever and whenever administered. Even when candidates retake the test, their scores normally do not vary significantly. It is a well known fact that the GMAT exam predicts equally well for all nationalities.
The GMAT exam is used by more than 6,000 programs offered by more than 2,100 universities and institutions in 114 countries with testing in over 600 test centers around the world.
The GMAT 2017 aptitude test had four sections, namely Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal and the test duration of three and half hours with specific time allotment for each section.
GMAT Test Pattern 2017
Analytical Writing Assessment- 1 Topic; 30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning-12 Questions; 30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude- 37 Questions; 75 minutes
Verbal Aptitude - 41 Questions 75 minutes
Total time: 3 hrs 30 minutes
GMAT 2017 test pattern was a Computer Adaptive Test, where the candidates got questions one at a time and the difficulty level and score of the GMAT depended on the accuracy of their previous answer.
The GMAT, over the years tests the students in Verbal, Ability for English, Grammar and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative ability, Data Suffifciency and Basic Mathematics, Critical Reasoning Ability and Analytical Writing Skills. It is supposed to have been development over long years of research and application to test the candidates aptitude for management education.
It is designed by CBT to test the candidate’s ability to take the MBA course through measurement of his/her aptitudinal skills. It does not test the knowledge of business, job skills or on any subject of management taught in B-Schools. The converted total score on all sections which ranges from a possible 200 to 800, is considered by the B-schools/ universities for admission. A score of 500-650 is considered adequate for most of the schools, whereas a 95 to 99 per cent (650 + to 760) is considered sufficient for even the avant-grade schools.
Indian students are known to perform better on GMAT, in comparison to their peers in China and others, as their quantitative abilities are more than adequate for what gets featured on the GMAT and the English language skills & knowledge is also above par. Nevertheless, structured learning and preparation is required for matching a score of 700-plus that could ensure a better chance in getting admitted to a MBA abroad, all other things being equal.
Recently many B-Schools like the Harvard, Dartmouth & Stanford have started accepting GRE scores for admission. Thus GRE can also be looped upon as an alternate entry test for a MBA abroad. With this alternative, a student can avoid taking two tests, the GRE & the GMAT. Also the GRE scores being valid for five years, student can take a Master’s course of his choice like in Engineering and then subsequently a MBA program without necessarily taking the GMAT.
For more details visit www.gmac.com