The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-based exam designed to evaluate certain reading, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills in English that are required for admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. The GMAT is not intended to measure trade-specific knowledge or skills, nor does it assess agility. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which registered the GMAT trademark, states that the exam assesses skills in explanatory writing, problem-solving, data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning, which it considers essential for success in real-world business and management. More than 2000 universities and institutions in over 112 countries use the GMAT as part of their admission criteria for more than 5900 graduate or diploma management programs, including the Master of International Business, Master of Financial Reporting, and Master of Accountancy programs. Standardized test centers administer the exam globally. According to the GMAC, it has conducted ongoing validity studies to confirm that the GMAT predicts success in business school programs. Despite the increasing acceptance of GRE scores, a Kaplan Test Prep survey found that the GMAT remains the preferred option for MBA aspirants.