Manchester Screening Assessment

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Speaker
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Manchester Screening Assessment

Post by Speaker » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:29 pm

I've just noticed on the clearing house website that Manchester has decided to add a pre screening assessment detailed below.

"From 2020, applicants who meet all the entry requirements will be invited to sit a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) test, which must be completed in order for them to be considered."

Does anyone know anything about this?

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RJParker
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Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

Post by RJParker » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:25 pm

They are the same assessments that Lancaster/Plymouth/Cardiff/Exeter use.

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Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

Post by heg124 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:39 pm

I got the impression that the Manchester test is different.

Manchester:
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) which takes around 3 hours. Includes analytical writing assessment, Integrated reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal.
https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat

Lancaster / Staffordshire etc:
GMA (General Mental Ability).Takes less than 1 hour. Includes verbal and numerical reasoning.
https://www.shldirect.com/en/practice-tests/

I have emailed the Manchester course to clarify this.

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Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

Post by RJParker » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:34 pm

I think you'll find that's an accidental misuse of the acronym GMAT and they mean GMA.

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Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

Post by lism » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:37 am

Can anyone clarify as to whether or not Lancaster and Manchester have the GMA or the GMAT?

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Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

Post by RJParker » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:45 pm

I thought I just did! Manchester mean GMA as per the tests used at Lancaster. In previous years this has been verbal and numerical subtests.

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Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

Post by Speaker » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:09 am

I've just received a reply to email asking for more info which confirms that Manchester will be using the GMA not the GMAT.

"Please be aware that there is a currently an error on our course information page, the screening test to be used is the GMA (general mental ability) test, and not the GMAT test.

The screening test will be available between 10th – 24th February 2020.

Applicants will not be required to pay for the test.

The tests will assess verbal and numerical reasoning."

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