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GMAT® Volume and Test Registrations

GMAT® Registration Volume
Year-to-date GMAT® registration volume through October 31, 2006—202,338 worldwide—shows a 1.87% increase when compared to the number of registrations during the same period in 2005.

The number of GMAT® registrations in the United States during the first nine months of calendar year 2006 increased 0.89% compared with registration volume during the same period in 2005. Outside the United States, registration volume increased 3.68% during the period.

GMAT® Testing Volume
The number of GMAT® tests taken in the United States during the first nine months of calendar year 2006—166,463 worldwide—decreased by less than 1% compared with testing volume during the same period in 2005. Testing volume outside the United States during the period increased by 0.41%.

Although the current year-to-date worldwide volume is less than the comparable figure for 2005, the volume in weeks seven through 43 was very close to the volume for the same period in 2005. The number of GMAT® tests taken in and outside the United States during the first nine months of 2006 is closest to the number of tests taken in and outside the United States during the first nine months of calendar year 2005.

For more information, please see the detailed tables and graph at gmac.com.

Numbers Reflect Tests, Not People
When we report GMAT® test volume, we report the number of tests taken, rather than the number of people who took the tests. Approximately 21% percent of GMAT® tests are taken by people who have taken the test more than once within a year. Test takers are permitted to take the test as many as five times within a 12-month period.

The proportion of tests scoring within the mean Total score range for the GMAT® test, 500 to 540, that are taken by repeat test takers is approximately 28%.

Tests Taken for Nonbusiness Programs
According to GMAC® research, approximately 20% of GMAT® tests are taken for the purpose of submitting scores to nonbusiness graduate programs.

 

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