For MBA Admissions, GMAT exam becoming more popular worldwide.
According to a press statement released on 24th September, 2012, GMAT exam volume for the 2012 testing year (01st July, 2011 to 30th June, 2012), was up 11 percent from the 2011 testing year. This was also 8 percent higher than the previous record of 265,613 in 2009
Indian citizens, the third-largest citizenship groups, took 30,213 GMAT exams, a figure that increased 19 percent in 2012
In 2011, GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) launched the new GMAT Integrated Reasoning section, and it was a record year for the exam
A total of 286,529 GMAT exams were taken, with 831,337 score reports sent to 5,281 graduate Business and Management programmes around the world-all historic highs
The record volume partially reflects increased interest in the exam brought on by the addition of the Integrated Reasoning section on 05th June, 2012
Historically, test volume rises just before changes are made to a standardized exam as test takers opt for a familiar format at the transition
GMAC opened its India office in February 2011, and has its headquarters in Virginia (USA) and an office in London and Hong Kong