If you are a working professional and want to get an MBA, then we have good news for you. Graduate Management Admission Council, which conducts the GMAT has come up with an entrance test, Executive Assessment for working professionals.
And the good news just got better. The EA is considered to be much simpler than the GMAT. Importantly, the test score is accepted by some of the most renowned institutes including London School of Business, The University of Hong Kong and Chicago Booth University.
What should you know about the Executive Assessment?
• Well, to be eligible to take the Mini-GMAT, as it’s being touted, you will need to have a work experience of over eight years.
• However the thing to note is that while you could take the GMAT any number of times, the EA can be taken only twice in your lifetime.
• EA also has only three sections as compared to four in GMAT. There are 14 quant and verbal questions each that you will have to tackle in the test.
Why taking the EA is a good idea?
• Firstly, the test was particularly designed to ascertain whether a working professional like you is ready for a business school. Clearly, it’s your moment to impress.
• The EA was designed by working professionals too, and they understand work pressures, time constraints. That’s why there are only three 30 minute sections with 40 questions in all.
• While you might have to give months to prepare for the GMAT, the level of preparation required for this test is fairly basic.
• Higher order reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving are the areas you will be tested on. These skills are required in work life and also for the executive MBA.
• Importantly, the test will be able to help you figure out the skills you need to improve to do well in your EMBA program.
• The assessment test has been custom built by the GMAC in association with some of the best B Schools.
• Everything about the test spells convenience. If you think you aren’t prepared enough for the test, you can reschedule it as many times as you want for no additional charges.
• The test can be taken all through the year and there are more than 600 centers that you can choose from.
Overall, the EA is a smart alternative for working professionals who covet an MBA degree to meet their application requirements.
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