MBA degree aspirants will now have better control on the test score to be used for admissions to B-schools across the globe. However, the test score will have to be a split-second decision.
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has introduced a feature for reporting scores, where the candidates will be allowed two minutes to decide whether they would want to report their GMAT scores to the institutions they are applying to or cancel them.
According to reports from the council, the score reporting feature is available to the candidates around the world in 600 centers starting with the GMAT exam to be conducted on June 27.
Ashok Sarathy, GMAC vice-president, product management, stated that, " 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."
The candidates are given the option of reporting or cancelling their scores immediately after taking the test and before leaving the test center.
With the introduction of the new process, test takers can now see their unofficial scores in the integrated reasoning, quantitative reasoning and verbal reasoning sections and their total scores. But the analytical writing assessment cannot be seen.
The candidates then will be given two minutes to decide whether to accept to them. If the choice is not made their score will be cancelled.
Candidates, who decide to cancel their scores at the test center, will be able to reinstate their scores within 60 days of the test date by paying a fee of US $ 100, after which the scores will not be retrievable.
The scores of analytical writing assessment are not included on unofficial score reports that are available immediately, but these scores are reported on official score reports that are delivered within 20 days.
GMAC is a non-profit association of business schools, it administers the GMAT for use in admissions by more than 6,100 graduate business and management programmes around the world.