The newly discovered COVID-19 is said to be a tiny speck in the huge spectrum of coronavirus, which is correctly classed as being highly infectious, as over 80% of the cases are considered and said to be mild, which makes it really tough to decipher and as the symptoms are tough to locate, the disease tends to spread on a bigger level. Having its roots back in Wuhan, China, the disease is said to have spread by the consumption of bat, which was sold in the wet market of Wuhan. Hygiene standards are tough to maintain in such wet markets as the animals are slaughtered on the spot, and hence the virus tends to spread quickly from animals to humans. So far, COVID-19 has taken an immense toll on some of the major countries including Italy, the USA amongst others. Earlier considered just the flu, now the COVID-19 has been declared officially as a global pandemic, which is taking many lives. May institutions are doing their best in order to promote maximum awareness about the COVID-19, in a bid to help it curb. Talking precisely about the government of India, the government on its part has done its bit by giving unprecedented power to the police, to make those who are at a high risk of contracting the disease, to stay indoors- quarantined.
In the wake of this disease, major changes have occurred in the educational scenario as well. Plans have changed and upcoming exams have been shifted and rescheduled comprehensively. The transitioning has been focused to make the tests easily adaptable and administered on an online testing platform. Since the world is burgeoning at a fast and rapid pace, it becomes essentially necessary to adapt to the changes, and the GMAT exam screening schedule is not an exception. Accepted as an admission criterion by over 2,000 business schools, GMAT would be conducted online from 20th April. As per reports, the GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), opened the registration portal days before. As per reports, the traditional method of administering the exam has been scrapped off owing to the development of the COVID-19 pandemic on a large scale. Thus, better adapted and inline screenings would be conducted for the same. Owing to the security concerns about the same, the council reassured the people and the candidates that the security would be up to the mark, and the protocols wouldn't be breached at all. The GMAT exam assesses the analytical and problem-solving abilities of the applied candidates, and it can be taken five times a year.