Mini GMAT- A doorway for Executives to MBA

Recently Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has announced an exclusive MBA entrance test for working professionals. The main purpose of this test is to endow the prestigious MBA tag to them.

GMAC is the governing body of the GMAT exam. It regulates the admissions in more than 2000 Business schools across the globe, including those in London School of Business and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

How the Mini-GMAT test looks like?

“The entrance test will not be complex and will be relatively simpler as compared to the standard GMAT and it will be only for candidates who have work experience of more than eight years,” as said by the council members.

EA is termed as mini-GMAT. The major differences between the tests are that GMAT consists of 37 problems each from verbal and reasoning and one more section of Analytical Writing assessment. Whereas, mini-GMAT test contains three sections extracting 14 verbal and quant questions. The EA aspirants can take this examination only twice.


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Section No. of Questions Test Content Score
Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions are similar or identical to GMAT Questions 0-20
Verbal 14 Sentence Corrections are Shorter. Some Reading Comprehensions are shorter. Critical Reasoning questions are similar to the GMAT 0-21
Quant 14 Fractions, Percentage, Statistics, Number Properties, Story Problems 0-20
Total 40 Score is based on all three sections 100-200

Which colleges are accepting Mini-GMAT Test Score?

The world’s renowned management institutes like the Chicago Booth University, London School of Business, The University of Hong Kong and other institutes accept the score of
the entrance test conducted for Executive Admissions (EA), as these b-schools
offer Executive MBA (EMBA) including other B-schools as well.

Hitherto, London Business School accepts the GMAT score for admission in the EMBA program. Now is an opportunity for future aspirants to study less and reserve a seat in their desired schools.

By the time only six colleges are accepting the Mini -GMAT Test Score?

  • CEIBS (China European International Business School)
  • Chicago Booth
  • Columbia
  • University of Hong Kong Business School
  • London Business School

Andy Martelli, the vice-president of product development, GMAC, said, “The GMAC is committed to improving graduate management admission experience for schools and candidates, including seasoned professionals seeking to attend business school,”

EA is a product by GMAC which can enable working professionals to achieve higher accomplishments in working career by undergoing an EMBA. And make their job easier with the thorough knowledge of personally gained experience and educational teachings.

Advantages of EMBA:

It shares the ladder of success:

EMBA is a MBA program designed for the working professionals who have an experience of 10 years or more. EMBA help them to climb the ladder of success, and getting them the higher post in the top management level.

2.  It takes to new roles to play:

In an organization, if any personal wanted to switch his profile EMBA help them to achieve that.  It gives you the theoretical knowledge and brushes up the skills you gained through personal experiences while working.

It will give you the MBA tag:

If you’re one of those working professionals who don”t carry the tag of MBA as it requires religious study hours and dedicated practice to qualify GMAT; then mini-GMAT could be a
best option for all.

How to prepare for Mini-GMAT?

The best part of Mini -GMAT Test is you do not have to study in a elaborative way as it demands in GMAT test.  EMBA is generally undergone by working professionals and for EA it is been tedious to recreate the interest for studies, but you can read the available pdf books.  For an organized form of study you choose Byju’s Classes- The learning App created GMAT preparation App, which contents all the relevant topics in the form of video lectures. This gives a freedom to the learners to study from where they want. The app is mostly preferred by the working professionals due it’s easy teaching methods enables them to grasp the points quickly.  Take the trial of app, download it from Google Play Store
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