According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) which governs and conduct GMAT for admissions to B-schools across the globe, brought more changes, making the test student-friendly. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), have a long window of 4 years and 11 months from the day the test is taken to restore old GMAT scores. The facility is available for a fee of $100.
However, only exams taken on or after January 1, 2014, are eligible to be reinstated.
Cancelling the Scores
You have three options in cancelling or restoring the scores. Earlier to cancel the scores, the decision had to be made immediately after taking the exam. However, the rules were modified from March 10, 2016 to provide the candidates with a 72 hours after the test to decide for the score either to cancel or to keep. Now its 49 months.
Yet another change in the rule benefited the candidates that even if the score is cancelled, it will not displayed on the official GMAT score report – not even as a “C” for “Cancel.” The changes regarding the test scores are being welcomed by many more institutions .
Under the revised rules, the 30-day interval for reappearing in a GMAT test has also been reduced to 16 days . While the candidate could decide when to take the examination again, the number of attempts is limited to five in a year.
Update Enhanced Score Report (ESR)
The GMAC also announced addition of new features to the Enhanced Score Report (ESR). The report, available for a payment of $24.95 pinpoints the areas of strength and weakness of the candidate to help improve the scores at retests.
The ESR updates include three new charts on the Verbal and Quantitative sections that detail test taker performance. These charts are designed to help the test taker understand the proportion of questions answered correctly and incorrectly. The Percent Correct chart, along with the Average Difficulty chart, shows whether a test taker’s performance was impacted by the difficulty of the questions presented. This information illustrates how well the test taker performed on more difficult questions, and whether or not they earned the opportunity to see highly difficult questions at any point during the exam.
In addition, the Time Management chart combined with the Percent Correct chart shows whether a test taker’s performance was affected by their time management – how well they managed their time during the test administration. This chart displays the average length of time the test taker took to answer questions. Understanding how much time was spent on questions aids test takers in determining whether they adhered to their time management plan.
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In addition, the time format in the Time Management section has been changed to display minutes and seconds for easier readability.
The new ESR Guide section has detailed information about how to read each tab and the new FAQ tab is ever changing with the questions received by customer service and through frequent surveys.
The product is available in both English and Simplified Chinese, with plans for Korean and Japanese languages to be added in 2017. The new features of the ESR are available at no additional cost to anyone who purchased the ESR since its launch in January 2015.