The Graduate Management Admission Test or GMAT in short is a computer adaptive test (CAT) which assesses a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management programs such as MBA. More than 5,400 programs offered by 1,500+ universities and institutions over the 83 countries uses the GMAT exam as part of the selection criteria. Business schools use the test as a benchmark for admission into a wide range of graduate management programs including MBA, Master of Accountancy and Master of Finance programs. The GMAT exam is administered in secure, standardized test centers at more than 110 countries around the world. On June 5, 2012, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) introduced an integrated reasoning section to the exam that is designed to measure a test taker's ability to evaluate data presented in new formats and multiple sources. GMAC continues to perform validity studies to statistically verify that the exam predicts success in business school programs. According to a survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep, the GMAT is still the number one choice for MBA aspirants despite the increasing acceptability of GRE scores.