40% women test takers highlight the diversity in the candidate pool
New Delhi, December 26, 2017: Successfully completing the three years of registrations today, the NMAT by GMAC exam witnessed a significant growth of 7% in registrations for 2017 over 2016. With the retake, total registrations closed at 88,454 in 2017 compared to 82,928 last year. Registration window for the exam was open from 4 July 17 till 14 October 2017. True to its reputation of being India’s most-candidate-friendly graduate management admission test, GMAC continues to witness all time high registrations and exam delivery since it’s inception year after year, owing to the candidate friendly features and multi school acceptance of NMAT by GMAC score across reputed business schools.
Since the takeover by GMAC, several unique new features have been added to the exam y-o-y. Features like multiple login methods, additional payment options, new international and regional test centers have all aided candidates to opt for the NMAT by GMAC exam to achieve career of their dreams. The surge in registrations numbers highlights that NMAT by GMAC continues to be one of the most popular & candidate friendly exam for aspiring MBA students wanting to pursue management education from top educational institutions in the country.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Vikram Shah, Director – Product Management, GMAC said, “In the past 3 years, GMAC has strived to enhance the test taking experience of the candidates and continued the efforts to help NMAT by GMAC accepting schools attract the right talent in their classrooms. In 2017, we have expanded the NMAT by GMAC test center network by 100% from 24 cities to 48 cities and additionally opened testing internationally in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. We believe that the additional benefits offered to candidates on the official prep have boosted candidate’s confidence. We continue to see the most diverse set of diversity in our test taking population with 40% women and 47% non-engineering candidates registered for the NMAT by GMAC in 2017”.
Mr. Gaurav Srivastava, Regional Director, GMAC, South Asia added, “This year we are witnessing a much stronger preference for the NMAT by GMAC exam by the business schools accepting the exam. Large candidate pool to choose from, diversity in gender and stream of education are some of the factors that’s driving this preference. We also saw a quantum jump in the final admits coming through the NMAT by GMAC exam in various business schools. The growth in the registrations is a testimony of GMAC’s commitment to bringing in global best practices in testing to India. The NMAT by GMAC exam has been and will continue to be a symbol of quality – enabling test takers to access graduate management education and a career of choice, while providing schools access to top talent.”
The launch of new test prep material along with the opening of 58 NMAT by GMAC test centers in 44 cities in India and 4 international cities have increased the accessibility of the exam to the candidates.
GMAC acquired ownership of the exam from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) in March 2015 and had rebranded it as NMAT by GMAC. Conducted by GMAC, the NMAT by GMAC™ exam is accepted by 18 leading institutions in India namely SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad; Xavier University, Bhubaneswar; MISB Bocconi, Mumbai; ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations; Alliance University, Bangalore; BSE Institute Limited; Amity University, Delhi NCR; Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh; SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat; Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida; University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun; Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad; BML Munjal University, Delhi; VIT University, Vellore; ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai; Mody University, Rajasthan; GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam; Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad.
About NMAT by GMAC™
The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) assumed ownership and management of the NMAT exam in India from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) in 2015. The exam has been retitled as the NMAT by GMAC™. Given the opportunity Indian management education marketplace offers, the step was taken to further build the study of management education locally, regionally and globally, and to make admissions accessible and successful for more candidates.
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