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About the Executive Assessment Test


The Executive Assessment launched in March 2016 and is designed for working professionals applying to EMBAs. This new exam tests real World skills such as critical thinking, analysis and demonstrates the EMBA programs your true potential in the most suitable way.

  1. Who should take the Executive Assessment?

Currently, only a handful of schools accept this test, therefore it is essential that you check the up-to-date requirements for the programs you are applying to.

  1. What’s on the Executive Assessment?

This exam includes 3 sections with 40 questions and a total of 90 minutes. Here is what to expect.


Integrated Reasoning ·        Interpreting and evaluating info presented in graphs, charts, and sortable tables

·        12 questions (multiple-choice, True/False, and pull-down menu answer choices)

·        30 minutes

·        Calculator provided

Verbal Reasoning ·        Tests reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and editing skills

·        14 multiple-choice questions

·        30 minutes

Quantitative Reasoning ·        Measures ability to analyze data and draw conclusions (using arithmetic and algebra)

·        14 multiple-choice questions

·        30 minutes

·        No calculator

TOTAL ·        40 questions

·        90 minutes



  1. Executive Assessment vs GMAT

There’s no essay on the Executive Assessment, while it shares sections and question types with the GMAT. The Executive Assessment test is also much shorter (only 90 minutes).

During the test, groups of questions are selected for you depending on your answer to the previous question, while the GMAT shows you one question at a time depending on whether you got the previous question right or wrong.

  1. What about registration fees?

You can schedule your test date after creating an account on GMAC. The test is given year-round andcosts $350.

  1. Do I need to take it?

Depending on the program you’re applying to, you may not need to take the Executive Assessment as part of the application process. If you do decide to take it, the Executive Assessment will evaluate some on-the-job skills including critical thinking and problem-solving, for which extensive test preparation will not be required.

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