India ranks No. 2 in terms of GMAT takers all over the globe followed by China. The Asian Geographic Trend Report revealed that in terms of average score reports Indians send 4.4 GMAT reports (the highest in the region) to management schools around the world.

A GMAT Report is an analysis of data collected after each examinee completes the GMAT; and score-sending patterns, illustrates which countries and schools are of interest to citizens of various Asian countries. Data from the most recent testing year (TY) are compared against data from four years prior to identify changes in examinee preferences.

The report is a predicament of which college/institute is the preferred choice of Asians. It is compiled after an analysis of data collected after GMAT test and its score-sending patterns. GMAT has become the most popular choice amongst Asians, with as many as 85,551 (an all-time high) taking GMAT in 2011. This marks an increase of 47% when compared with TY 2007. While the maximum of the figure owes to Chinese younger women interested in pursuing specialised master’s degrees in the United States, Indians are just a little behind. India ranks No. 2 citizen group for GMAT score reports sent in TY 2011 (112,725) behind China (126,090).

Speaking on the topic, Dave Wilson, president and chief executive of the Graduate Management Admissions Council, said “The significance of the Asian impact on management education is real.” He further said, “The flows of graduate management students to, from and within the region have positive benefits for Asian firms as well as multi-national companies that operate there.”