GMAT 2020 NEWS
GMAC, the conducting body of GMAT takes special effort to stop the spreading impact of COVID 19. Due to this epidemic outbreak, GMAT testing has been suspended in many locations due to safety issues. All across the world, it is a challenging issue for the test takers to take GMAT. GMAC decides for the interim GMAT exam to take control of this epidemic situation. Exam comprises the same structure and scoring scale as the original one. Syllabus of GMAT includes sections like Quant, IR, and Verbal except for AWA. Geoffrey Basye, spokesperson of GMAC told that this interim GMAT exam will be available online from mid of April.
As COVID-19 wrecks havoc in multiple parts of the world, the World Health Organization has declared it as a public health emergency. The Graduate Management Admission Council without wasting much time has suspended the conduct of the GMAT examination.
As per the latest updates, the GMAT centers conducting the GMAT examinations are closes till the first week of April. However, it is quite possible that this will be further extended, given the lockdown situation in India.
As far as the centers which are still open to conduct the GMAT examination, enhanced health and safety measures are in place including enhanced cleaning procedures, hand sanitizer and wipes are provided for exam taking candidates.
As the situation unfolds with every passing day, it has become even more important to stay up to date regarding any news that breaks out from GMAC.
However, now the questions arise as to what is to be done if the candidate is having the exam during which the center is suspended to conduct it and what can be done by the students.
With the news of the suspension of multiple centers around the world, GMAC has prepared itself for a new alternative to the GMAT examination. This test will offer a comparable structure, time and scoring as the exam delivered in the test centers. It is also made public that, the Verbal, IR, and Quant will have the same number of items and time for completion.
To get this up and running the various security protocols and check-in will be modified to accommodate online delivery and remote proctors will be used to manage test integrity.
This alternative solution will be offered at a lower price point than the standard GMAT exam to support the test-takers as well as the conducting centers during an unprecedented time.
As per the updates from GMAC, following centers in India have been asked to suspend their operations till April 1, 2020:
|Gujarat – Xavier Research Foundation||Bhubaneswar – KIIT University||Chennai – ITM Business School|
|Gurugram – Ansal University||Guwahati – Assam Don Bosco University||Patiala – Thapar University|
|Nagpur – Unisoft Technologies||Kolkata – Brainware University||Bangalore – M.S. Engineering College|
|Ranchi – Infinity Academy||Patiala – Thapar university||Mumbai – K.P.B Hinduja College of commerce|
|Lucknow – Ansal Technical Campus||Tiruchirappalli – National Institute Of Technology (till 1 June 2020)||Vellore – Vellore Institute of Technology (till 1 June 2020)|
Centers closed in other countries mostly till the mid of April include:
|Canada – All centers|
Columbia – Bogata
|Argentina – Buenos Aires – ICANA|
Brazil Belo Horizonte _ WGC Sistemas
Brazil Curitiba – You Talk Idiomas
Brazil Rio de Janeiro – Instituto de Formacao Internet
Brazil Brazilia – Casa Thomas Jefferson
Chile – Santiago
Paraguay – Asuncion
Costa Rica – San Jose
Peru – Lima
Bulgaria – Sofia
Venezuela – Caracas
El Salvador – San Salvador
Ecuador – Quito – William Shakespeare School
Honduras – Tegucigalpa – POPA
|Kazakhstan Nur Sultan|
Kazakhstan Almaty – Kazakh British Study Centre M&K
Kazakhstan Almaty – High Tech for Human
State of Palestine Bethlehem University
State of Palestine Gaza – AMIDEAST Gaza
Turkey Ankara – TOBB
Turkey Ankara – Yildirim Beyazit University
Bahrain – Manama
Egypt Cairo – American University of Languages
Egypt Cairo – Global Knowledge
Ghana – Accra – Linear Assessment Services
Jordan Amman – Specialized Technical Services
Jordan Amman – Adoum Cultural center
Kenya – Nairobi -UNISERV LTD
Lebanon – Beirut
Oman Muscat – Gulf College
Oman Muscat – National Training Institute
|The Bahamas – The College of The Bahamas||Croatia|
Hungary – Budapest
Belgium – Mechelen
Czech Republic – Prague
Finland – Espoo
Italy Trento – Trento University
Italy Rome – RTS Testing and language center
Italy Milan – SELEXI
Latvia – Riga Business School
Lithuania – Vilnius – IT ProTraining
Norway – Oslo
Netherlands Amsterdam – Compu’Train Amsterdam
Netherlands Nieuwegein – Global Knowledge
Netherlands Utrecht –
Macedonia – Skopje – IT ProTraining
Portugal Lisbon Rumos
Portugal Porto CESAE Porto
Poland – Krakow – Compendium
Spain Madrid – New Horizon Madrid
Spain Barcelona – KnowTech
Romania – Bucharest
Switzerland Laussane – ISEIG
Switzerland St Gallen University
Switzerland Zurich – Helidux Academy
|Pakistan Islamabad – USEFP|
Qatar Qatar University
Qatar Al-Attiya Computer & Technology
Qatar Family Computer Center
Saudi Arabia Dammam – iCandle – Male Candidates
Saudi Arabia Dammam – iCandle- Female Candidates
Saudi Arabia Jeddah – University of Business and Technology (Male & Female)
Saudi Arabia Dammam – Al-Bassam Institute (Male candidates)
Saudi Arabia Jeddah – Topaz System (male)
Saudi Arabia Jeddah – Topaz system (Female)
Saudi Arabia Riyadh – Topaz System (Male and Female)
State of Palestine – Bethlehem
Tanzania – Dar Es Salaam
UAE Abu Dhabi – The UAE Academy
UAE Abu Dhabi – New Horizons CLC
UAE Sharjah – American University of Sharjah
Morocco – Rabat – AMIDEAST
|Australia Perth – ATI-Mirage|
Australia St Lucia – University of Queensland
Australia Toowoomba – University of Southern Queensland
|Indonesia – Jakarta – PT. Executrain Nusantarajaya|
China – Mainland
Mongolia – Ulan Bator
South Korea Daegu Region
South Korea Seoul
South Korea Busan – Dong Sung Vocational Training School
Thailand – Chaing Mai
It is important to note that amid COVID-19, most of the GMAT examinations are either being rescheduled or are getting canceled. In any case i.e. cancellation or rescheduling of the examination, a full refund of the test fees is being provided.
Candidates will be given updates through the registered email id. The mail will indicate if the exam has been rescheduled or has been canceled.
In case, the candidate does not want a refund for the GMAT test that has been canceled automatically, a reschedule request would be required to set up by the examinee. It is also advised that while rescheduling your appointment, please keep in mind that other countries are placing travel restrictions on those in affected areas.
Thus, it’s recommended that you check it, before scheduling a new appointment in a different country or city
The candidates can also reach to the regional Customer Service center for further support in rescheduling an appointment.
If the candidate has made the payment through your credit card, the refund amount will be automatically refunded within 3-5 days of receiving the cancellation confirmation email.
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