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Select Section Order: Choice, Control, and Flexibility for Your Candidates

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Posted on Mar 13, 2018 11:30:00 AM

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Select Section Order provides candidates the choice, control, and flexibility to take the exam based upon their strengths and test-taking preferences. This allows GMAT exam test-takers the ability to build confidence and do their best on test day.

Since the Select Section Order launch in July 2017, 86% of candidates have chosen to select a new section order. As you can see from the table below, the percentage of candidates selecting a new section order has only continued to increase.

 

August

September

October

November

December

NEW ORDER

83%

86%

86%

87%

87%

ORIGINAL

17%

14%

14%

13%

13%

 

 In addition, quantitative reasoning has been most selected as first test choice:

Test Order 

August

September

October

November

December

Q-V-R-A

53%

55%

56%

55%

55%

V-Q-R-A

30%

30%

30%

32%

33%

A-R-Q-V (original)

17%

14%

14%

13%

13%

Q-V-R-A: Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
V-Q-R-Q: Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
A-R-Q-V: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal (original order)

GMAT is committed to continuously improving the GMAT experience and excited to see our GMAT candidates take advantage of this feature. Our aim is to provide candidates with the test-taking flexibility they need  to help increase their confidence, and ultimately, candidacy for your graduate business program.

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