Built for Ambition. Focused on You.
Yes, that’s the title GMAC has picked to market the new version of the exam. They argue that you can “accelerate your future with the graduate business exam that’s more efficient, more flexible, and provides greater insights to best help you achieve your career ambition.” These are very interesting claims, and we have to wait and see. In the meantime, check out this official video:
The new GMAT Focus has been redesigned in partnership with leading business schools and prospective business school candidates. The GMAT has evolved to reflect the rapidly changing business landscape.
After speaking with over 60 school professionals representing a wide mix of program types and sizes at schools from around the world and in-depth concept testing with nearly 5,400 candidates globally representing a mix of demographic characteristics, GMAC was able to identify several driving themes to inform the direction that led to the updated exam.
The GMAT™ Focus Edition is more efficient, flexible, and insightful by honing in on the higher-order critical reasoning skills and data literacy especially relevant and applicable in the business environment of tomorrow.
The current version of the GMAT™ exam will continue to be available to candidates until early next year to facilitate their in-progress preparation and applications for business school. Rest assured, GMAT™ Official Prep will be available to support candidates in achieving success on either version of the GMAT.
- Shortest GMAT Ever: Nearly one hour shorter than before.
- No Essay Section: This means all questions on the exam are multiple-choice.
- Classroom-Ready Content: Three sections that only focus on relevant business skills.
- Studying Streamlined: Reduced content to study means less to prep.
- Easier Score Sending: After you know your score (and not before) send it to 5 schools for free!
- Personalized Insights: Improved Official Score Report with detailed performance insights.
How can I prepare for the new exam?
In the meantime, continue practicing with the available official guides. Sometime this year, probably around late March/early April, GMAC will release new Official Guides (2023-2024) with all the updates. Also, they should release new official mock tests (simulations) to practice for the new version. Anyhow, GMAT Dudes will be ready to prepare you in order to achieve your potential.
Good luck with the test!