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2003 Year-to-Date GMAT® Volume Exceeds 175,000

The number of GMAT® tests taken worldwide during the first 10 months of 2003 is lower than the number taken during the first 10 months of 2002.

The GMAT® volume through October 31, 2003—175,869 worldwide—shows a 13.15% decrease when compared with the number of tests taken during the same time period in 2002 (a year of unusually high test volume) but is closer to the number of tests taken during the first 10 months of 2001 (189,301).

The current worldwide volume is greater than that of the first 10 months of 2000.
The number of GMAT® tests taken in the United States during the first 10 months of 2003 is close to the number of tests taken in the United States during the first 10 months of 2001 and surpasses the number taken in the first 10 months of 2000.
The current volume of tests taken outside the United States is less than it was during the first 10 months of 2001 and greater than the volume experienced outside the United States during the first 10 months of 2000.
Note that worldwide test volume includes tests taken by the same individuals (these “repeater” tests account for roughly 28% of total GMAT® volume, according to a new GMAC® study). The number of tests taken worldwide also includes tests taken by those planning to apply to nonbusiness programs (20% of total volume) and tests taken by those not planning to enroll in a business program within 12 months of their test date (32% of total volume).

To access current test volume and other information related to the GMAT®, see the GMAT® section of gmac.com.

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