INDIA: Women shy away from management test

In most management colleges in India, the number of boys nearly always overshadows the number of girls. This is also the case in the global entrance exam GMAT, which sees a small percentage of Indian women trying their luck, writes Hemali Chhapia for The Times of India.

The skewed trend has put India behind China, as more and more Chinese women are taking the GMAT and breaking the glass ceiling by making it to top B-schools of the world. While women made up just 24% of all Indian GMAT-takers in 2010, they formed 63% of the aspirants in China.

In India, the scenario hasn't changed much in the last five years. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, the agency that conducts GMAT, 77% men and 23% women from India took the management test in 2006. Four years later, the ratio stood at 76% men and 24% women. In real numbers, Indian women appearing for the test declined.
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