[photopress:studentsexamination.jpg,full,alignright]The number of Chinese students applying for the United States based Graduate Management Admission Test, a globally recognized business school entrance exam, has risen for the second year in a row due to lower American visa restrictions and China’s growing demand for MBAs.
Officials with the Graduate Management Admission Council, the United States-based GMAT organizer, said 4,076 people took the GMAT test on the Chinese mainland from last July to this June, accounting for 2.6 percent of all examinees around the world. The number of mainland test takers rose about 21 percent from the same period a year ago.
During a speech in Shanghai, the council’s president and CEO David A. Wilson told the European Foundation of Management Development that China’s economic development has created demand for more qualified leaders, managers and MBA graduates.
He also said, which seems a bit ominous, that worldwide the council has implemented a series of policies to prevent cheating and to guarantee test security. Test takers are now required to register with digital photos, digital finger prints and their signature before the test. Test sites will have overhead video monitoring systems. Which suggests that in the immediate past this has been a serious problem.
Source: Shanghai Daily