This year’s first Economy & Business Aptitude Test (eBAT) will be held on May 20 in Korea, said Maekyung Media Group that administers the self-developed triannual test on the level of comprehension in economy and business management.
Around 2,200 people took the test in the U.S., China, Vietnam and Israel last year.
The test will be given not only in Korean, but also in English, Chinese and Vietnamese. Maekyung plans to introduce the test in Spanish and Indonesian or others upon demand.
The test comprises two sections: Economy and business administration. Each part has 25 questions on basic economic principles, data comprehension, and knowledge on international current affairs.
Individual scores will be presented in a radar chart to show test takers what level they are at in comparison with others.
Test takers with a score of 60 or above out of 100 will receive an eBAT certificate that can be offered to companies and universities. Maekyung is planning to apply for state certification for the test to strengthen its credential. The Korean major economic news media previously won national accreditations for its “Maekyung Test” and “Teen Maekyung Test,” which are recognized by many companies and organizations nationwide.
Registration is still open online at (http://ebat.mk.co.kr), and those who register in a group of more than 20 can do so via e-mail (email@example.com) or phone call (02-2000-2753). Application fee is 30,000 won ($26.43) for an adult and 20,000 won for teenagers - age of 18 and under. For those who register in a group of more than 20, another 5,000 won discount for each person is available.
Test will take place at 10 a.m. on May 20, Saturday, at designated venues at Seoul, Busan and Gwangju.
By Chung Hee-young
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