A new score reporting feature has been introduced in the GMAT by the test administrator GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). The score reporting facility is available to candidates taking the GMAT from 27 June, 2014.
Candidates aspiring for Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees will have increased control over their scores due to the new measure. However, the decision has to be a very fast one. According to the new feature, candidates will be granted two minutes to take a decision on whether to report the GMAT score to the institute they aspire to join or to cancel them.
The score reporting facility can be availed in around 600 centers in the world. The facility will offer more surety as well as control to the candidates taking the test relating to the way their scores are communicated to the B-schools.
What It Means For Test Takers
You will have the option to report or cancel their GMAT scores as soon as they complete the test, before they leave the test center. You can view their unofficial scores in the Quantitative Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning sections as well as their overall scores.
However, you will not be able to view their Analytical Writing Assessment scores, which can be accessed on the official score reports which will be available within 20 days.
After the scores are reflected on the unofficial reports, you can accept them within two minutes, failing which the scores will stand cancelled. However, scores which are cancelled at the test center can be reinstated within 60 days of the examination date, for which you have to pay a fee of US $100. The scores cannot be retrieved after that.
GMAT is a standardized test designed for graduate business and management programs. Over 6,100 business schools (B-schools) from all over the world use GMAT scores to grant admission.