GMAT 2018 Exam Becomes Shorter by 30 Mins | Know all That Changed

GMAT 2018 Exam: GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) has reduced the duration of the GMAT exam by 30 minutes. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) will now have only 3 hours and 30 minutes. Earlier it was 4 hours. The new duration will be applicable from April 16th onwards. According to the official of GMAC, this decision of reducing the duration from 4 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes has been taken without the disturbing the scoring algorithm and quality of the exam. From now, candidates will be able to take the shorter exam.

GMAT duration reduced by 30 minutes

According to Vineet Chhabra, the Senior Director of Product Management for GMAC, the council always looks for different ways to help in building the confidence of the candidate. He further said that we always believe that candidates will feel prepared and will have less anxiety to give a better performance in the exam.

He additionally said that this change won’t influence GMAT exam scoring as the number of scored questions of the exam won’t change. The scoring calculation will be the same; the Total Score and individual Quant and Verbal area scores will be practically identical to the exams taken preceding this change. There is no activity or change required with respect to business colleges and colleges.

Other Changes in GMAT 2018 Exam

The duration of exam will be reduced by streamlining the two longer areas of the exam, the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning segments. Along these lines, the quantity of unscored, research questions in these areas will be decreased. The exam experts have additionally improved a few instructional tutorials and instructions screens that test-takers see at the examination centers. While changes have been made in the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning segments, no progressions have been made to the exam’s Analytical Writing or Integrated Reasoning areas.

GMAC is also launching new GMAT official Preparation tools to match with the structure of the shorter exam. The Official Practice exams and Practice questions for GMAT exam will be available on the online platform for a better ease of use.



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