When you deal with the GMAT as much as I do, it takes on almost human charachteristics. Maybe for this reason I have always been interested to meet the actual people behind the exam. They are a rather discrete and secretive lot, so imagine my surprise when I received a friendly email from GMAC inviting me to a London event and a conference call. The resulting discussion dispelled a few GMAT myths, and I will set the record straight here.
1) The staff at GMAC is friendly, helpful, and approachable.
2) GMAC actually cares whether GMAT test takers have access to good study material, and has improved its supporting materials for GMAT.
3) The makers of GMAT are interested in self-improvement. And they agreed with me on an interesting point: people like us at GMATZurich know the GMAT better they know themselves. So it makes sense that they involve as stakeholders who can provide input and improve the final product.
4) Any critical points will be taken seriously, and improved if possible.
Regarding this last point, I have already voiced a few criticisms that are being passed along in the organisation. Feel free to share improvement ideas, and I will make sure the GMAC gets an earful…