Executive Assessment Test Solely for EMBA Programs

    The EMBA or the executive management programs are pursued by most of the candidates as it enables working professionals to obtain an MBA degree too. It is in 2016 that GMAC or the conducting body of GMAT exam has designed an executive assessment test which will be functional for EMBA candidates only.

    This executive assessment program is devised in a manner which is apt for working, mid-to-late competent ones. Furthermore, this particular program evaluates four main criteria of a candidate:

    Main Criteria for GMAT Candidate

    The assessment studies the candidates on grounds which are beneficial for both the program as well as work atmospheres like high-levelled reasoning skills, analytical thinking and problem-solving. 

    Latest news has it, the two famous business schools – Columbia Business School and NYU Stern has replaced the GMAT and GRE exam with the executive assessment for getting admission in their full-time MBA programs too. This marks the upscale of the executive assessment exam. 

    Edge of the Executive Assessment exam over any other

    The reason behind the executive assessment exam receiving all the hype is its pragmatic nature and applicability in today’s time. 

    • It is purposeful for both executive MBA and business schools, the content portrayed in the exam comprise of analytical thinking, logical reasoning, problem-solving and every sort of analysis which provides mastery to the executives. 
    • It is not inclined towards pure mathematics and strict grammatical rules which are not favoured by them and on top of that it demands less time too. 
    • The exam unlike the other celebrated exams is sorted only in 90 minutes and there is not much hustle required in preparation too – isn’t it a cherry on top of the cake? 

    Still adapting to the question formats is always a necessity before any sort of exam. Also, a bit of preparation by practising each question types will only gift you with even greater marks. 

    Executive Assessment Exam Format

    The exam is constructed with three sections: Integrated Reasoning, Verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning with a total of 40 questions. Here, each section is affixed with distinguished questions that are exclusive to only that section. 

    The executive assessment exam examines the professional skills of a candidate by studying their interpretive skills and that includes critical reasoning and thinking, reading comprehension, evaluating and problem-solving. 

    The candidates are required to showcase their knowledge by devoting 30 minutes for every three sections. 

    GMAT Sections

    Break time: There is no scheduled break time in this exam unlike other exams, but considering the short time span it is acceptable. Though if a candidate needs to take a break, it must be noted that the timer will not be stopped and they have to opt for the break accordingly. Permission needs to be received from the test administrator for accessing any personal items but food, medication, comfort aids. Items that shouldn’t be used in a strict manner are mobile phones, music devices, study notes, test guides and there can be an addition to this list. Leaving the building during the exam is also a big NO.

    Method of testing: Like the computer-adaptive testing format, this test also follows a multi-stage format of evaluation. This means, just like in computer-adaptive system the next question was established according to the previous answer’s type and nature but the selection was that of singular questions. In the executive assessment test, a flock of questions are selected which results in a test more practical for an individual’s performance level. 

    Test Results: The test results obtained are according to each of the three sections of the test IR, QR and VR along with a total result. The three sections are marked on individual markings of 0 to 20 and the total scale of score ranges from 100 to 200. The executive assessment is swift in nature, it is evident from the results which can be obtained right after the completion of the test and the candidate can actually bring home the printed copy of their results directly from the test centre itself. The business schools will receive specific instances of the results as considered by the candidates. 

    Test validity: The executive assessment results are available for 5 years and 10 years for reporting purpose. After ten years, the results will be of no use. 

    The number of times the test can be taken: The Executive assessment test can only be taken two times. It is, therefore, GMAC doesn’t allow the candidates to cancel their score. If the candidate doesn’t intend to send their scores to the schools, GMAC advises them to not select any schools prior to the exam, it can always be done later on. The registration for the second attempt can be done after 24 hours completion of the first one.

    Availability of the test: the test can be taken in any of the 600 plus Pearson VUE test centres around the world year-round. 

    Cost of the test: The executive assessment costs US$350 globally. 

    Few top Universities accepting the Executive Assessment Test

    The program has been initiated after partnering with the top business schools.



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