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Exciting new feature added to the GMAT exam

Test takers are given the option of reporting or canceling their scores immediately after taking the test and before leaving the test center

June 30, 2014 10:51 IST | India Infoline News Service
Prospective business students taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam will now be able to preview their unofficial scores before deciding whether to report or cancel them, the Graduate Management Admission Council announced. The score reporting feature is available to all test takers and will take effect at approximately 600 test centers around the world that administer the GMAT exam beginning on Friday, June 27, 2014.
 
The new score reporting feature gives test takers more certainty and control in the testing process and in how their scores are reported to schools. GMAC is committed to helping schools and students connect, and we believe this change, by making the testing experience easier, will be a part of strengthening those connections, said Ashok Sarathy, GMAC vice president, product management.
 
Test takers are given the option of reporting or canceling their scores immediately after taking the test and before leaving the test center. Under the new process, test takers will see their unofficial scores Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Total and will be given two minutes to decide whether to accept them. If they do not make a choice, their scores will be canceled.
 
In addition, test takers who decide to cancel their scores at the test center will be able to reinstate them within 60 days of the test date for a USD 100 fee. After that, scores will not be retrievable. Said Sarathy, If there were two things I would recommend to test takers to get the most out of this new feature,they would be:
 
Know what score youre willing to accept so that when asked whether your wish to send your scores or cancel them, you have already considered your answer.
Understand that you have 60 days to reinstate a score you might have canceled but decide later that you want to send.

This new feature empowers test takers to make a better decision in their efforts to apply and go to a business or management program of choice, said Ashish Bhardwaj, GMAC vice president, Asia Pacific.
 
Analytical Writing Assessment scores are unaffected by the change. They are not included on unofficial score reports available immediately but are reported on official score reports delivered within 20 days.
 
The Graduate Management Admission Council, a nonprofit association of business schools, administers the test for use in admissions by more than 6,100 graduate business and management programs around the world.

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