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    GMAC Announced Whiteboard Option and Date Extension for GMAT Online and Executive Assessment Online

    Sayantani Barman Sayantani Barman
    Study Abroad Expert

    GMAC or Graduate Management Admission Council is the administrative body for GMAT. Each year thousands of students write GMAT to take admissions in the top business schools. Since June 11, candidates who will be taking GMAT Online Exam and Executive Assessment Online can use whiteboard either in physical or online mode. Through July 17, GMAC also announced the availability of slots for GMAT Online exams even in COVID 19 pandemic to maintain normalcy. Due to the outbreak of the virus, GMAC will try to schedule appointment dates as required for the GMAT aspirants. To offer flexible availability of slots for the test takers, GMAT waives off reschedule and cancellation fees in both test center exams and online exams.

    Vineet Chhabra, senior director and head of GMAT product at GMAC said, “As COVID-19 continued to shut down test centers around the world, we made a conscious choice to focus on speed and quality, delivering Online assessments that met our quality and test security standards while also empowering candidates to meet tight admissions deadlines in a virtual environment.” Chhabra also added that scores secured by the aspirants in GMAT online are higher than that of delivered in test centers. Therefore, GMAC wants to provide more additional flexible slots for the test takers to perform the best on GMAT exam day.

    What are Whiteboard Options announced by GMAC?

    Aspirants getting appointments from June 11 onwards, will get an option to use whiteboard either physical or online as test day preferences. For both GMAT and Executive Assessment Online, the physical whiteboard has been made inclusive. While registration, test takers must review the following specification of whiteboard

    • Erasable Whiteboard not larger than 12 inches x 20 inches
    • Minimum 2 easily erasable markers
    • 1 Whiteboard eraser.

    Items not to be allowed for the exam are as following

    • Whiteboard along with grids or markings
    • Whiteboard with any background color
    • Pencil or pen
    • Paper
    • Permanent market
    • Whiteboard spray
    • Paper tissues or napkins
    • Chalkboards
    • Writing Tablets
    • Boogie Boards

    Candidates who appear for GMAT without a physical whiteboard will be allowed to take GMAT again by GMAC.

    What is Online Whiteboard?

    During GMAT online exam, test takers can easily access an online whiteboard using a whiteboard icon throughout the exam. Whiteboard can be closed or opened easily by using the icon. The Whiteboard icon will be present on the top of the screen in the exam navigation bar. Test takers can use the whiteboard for any kind of rough word required during the exam. Test takers can also use simulated online whiteboards in all 6 of the GMAT official practice exams available on the official website.

    About GMAC

    The Graduate Management Admission Council or GMAC is an amalgamation of top graduate business schools across the world. It was founded back in 1953, GMAC helps the candidates to discover the best business schools across the world. GMAC works on behalf of the graduate management community to help the students with proper guidance for future endeavors. GMAC looks that the aspirants get the education as per the talent. World-class research and analytical skills for the education industry have made GMAC completely acceptable among the candidates across the world.

    Graduate Management Admission Test or GMAT is one of the most well-recognized examinations for proper assessment of the students. More than 7000 business schools across the world accept GMAT scores as admission requirements. Other than GMAT, GMAC also conducts NMAT for graduate management programs to take admissions in business programs across South Africa, India, Philippines, and Nigeria. NMAT score is also valid for 160 Executive Assessment programs across the world.

    GMAC’s flagship portal for graduate management education and its resources receives more than 7 million visits each year. GMAC also features a program finder matching tool called GMASS that will help the candidates to get connected with the best business schools that are per profile requirement. All these features are available in GMAC to connect that will help the students to understand the good research, data analytics, and talent of the candidates.

    BusinessBecause, UK based online publishing company and subsidiaries of GMAC also helps the students to find out the right fit business programs during the selection phases. The MBA Tour also helps the candidates to find out the goals of business schools by organizing education-focused events across the world. GMAC is a globally acclaimed organization with offices across India, UK, the USA, China, and Singapore.

    Media contact:

    Anuradha Chawla / Ananya Agarwal
    9899965560 / 8800460560
    Anuradha@avianwe.com / Ananyaagarwal@avianwe.com 

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