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Why Take the GMAT Exam? (Video)

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About half of test takers spend at least 51 hours preparing for the GMAT exam, according to data collected from nearly 8,000 test takers, cited by GMAC.


You have to agree, this is a lot of time to spend preparing for a test. So you may find yourself wondering why people go to such great lengths to prepare for an exam. The answer: Taking the GMAT exam can be the start of a stellar business career.

Take the GMAT now?

Fast-forward to your future. Are you running a high-flying startup, leading a global organisation, or heading a non-profit? To get there you need leadership and decision-making skills. To get there you need to get into a good business school. And to get there you need to take the GMAT exam. The good news: you don’t have to be a math or English wizard because the exam tests your reasoning skills. But you still need to prepare.

Check out: How to Start GMAT Preparation

But why should you take the test now? Here are five reasons:

  1. Your maths and verbal skills may get rusty.
  2. Scores are valid for five years. So there is plenty of time to decide if and where to attend business school.
  3. There are more than 600 centres around the world to choose from. You have resources like faculties and study groups at your fingertips.
  4. You can take advantage of exclusive undergrad discounts.

Show commitment

Taking the GMAT exam is your opportunity to show business schools that you are committed to a graduate business education.

More than 2,000 business schools worldwide trust the GMAT because it demonstrates your readiness for academic success. The GMAT lets you showcase the skills that matter most in business school and beyond.

The GMAT exam is the most widely used indicator of academic success in MBA and other graduate business degree programmes.

 

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