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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Computer GMAT Test Finally Here

After getting off to a rocky start, computerized testing of the Graduate Management Admission Test, commonly known as the GMAT, is now being offered in Moscow.

The first Saturday computerized testing was offered here, those taking it waited hours for the exam to be downloaded into the computers, but to no avail. They had to take the test another day.

Most business schools in the United States require prospective applicants to take the GMAT.

The computerized GMAT means an end to waiting for months to take the exam and then waiting several more months to receive the score.

Now, people can book a time to take the test two business days in advance, the test will be offered year-round and the scores are available immediately, said Anvelique Nijman, manager of Europe for Sylvan Prometric, the Baltimore-based firm that runs the computerized testing of the GMAT, the Graduate Record Examination, or GRE, and the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL.

"This way of testing belongs more to this time. ... We live in a computer world that's the way all things are going right now -- all automatic," Nijman said.

Computerized testing has been available in the United States for six or seven years and in Europe for the past three years, Nijman said.

For more information about taking the computerized GMAT, TOEFL or GRE tests in Moscow, call 237-9116.