GMAT Test Centers in Panama

By | March 11, 2019

GMAT Testing Location

We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Panama. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page.

GMAT Test Centers in Panama

USMA

Universidad Catolica Santa Maria La Antigua
Ave. Ricardo J. Alfaro, Sede Principal
Edificio C, arriba del Centro de Idiomas
Primer piso, Oficina C-122
0819-08550 Panama
Panama
Phone: 2308274

Test Center Information

Localizados en la Ave. Ricardo J. Alfaro (Via Tumba Muerto) a 500 metros de los edificios Los Libertadores.
Located on Ricardo J. Alfaro Ave. (Via Tumba Muerto) 500 meters from the Libertadores Buildings.
Visit http://usmapanama.com/ for building C location.

GMAT Exam Dates in Panama

Unlike some paper based exams, the GMAT is computer based. Therefore, there are no fixed test dates for GMAT. Wherever you are in Panama, all test centers are open from Monday through Saturday throughout the year. Some even offer the exam every day of the year.  However, some test centers are not open on Sundays and national holidays. For example, most college-based test centers might be closed for extended periods around holidays. For precise testing dates in Panama, please visit test-maker website – https://www.mba.com/.

More about Panama

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Politics

According to the constitution of October 11, 1972 (several times, in some cases fundamentally revised), Panama is a presidential republic. The head of state and head of government is the president, who has extensive executive powers. He appoints the members of his cabinet and, like the Vice-President, is directly elected for a period of five years. The legislature lies with the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa), whose 71 members are elected for 5 years (combination of proportional and majority voting).

In the presidential election on May 5, 2019, Laurentino Cortizo from the social democratic PRD prevailed over his competitors and on July 1, 2019, succeeded the conservative Juan Carlos Varela , who had held the office since 2014 and was constitutionally prohibited from running again. Cortizo campaigned for the fight against corruption, poverty and inequality.

National symbols

The national flag was first hoisted on the occasion of Panama’s independence on November 3rd, 1903 and officially introduced on June 4th, 1904. The stars and stripes of the USA are considered to be their role model. The flag is divided into four equal fields: white over blue and red over white each with a five-pointed star in the white field in the color of the field below or above. The colors symbolize the major political parties: blue stands for the Liberal Party, red was the color of the Conservatives. The blue star stands for purity of mind, the red for law and authority.

The coat of arms (since 1904, slightly modified in 1946) shows a shield divided into two parts and split in the head and foot of the shield. The resulting bar shows the isthmus of Panama in a stylized way with the »sol de mayo« (May sun) as a symbol of freedom and the rising moon in the background. The four fields show the transition from armed struggle to peace and prosperity: in the silver first field rifle and saber, in the red second field a wine hoe and shovel, a cornucopia (symbol for wealth and prosperity) in the blue third field and a golden impeller as a symbol for the traffic in the silver fourth field. On the shield sits an eagle with outstretched wings, a sign of strength and sovereignty and at the same time a reminiscence of the USA, which first recognized Panama as a state. Panama Canal references. The nine stars above the eagle correspond to the number of provinces in the country. Two national flags each frame the shield on the right and left.

The national holiday is November 3rd. It commemorates the achievement of independence in 1903.

Parties

The party structure is unstable and characterized by numerous alliances. The most influential parties include the Partido Revolucionario Democrático (PRD, founded in 1979), the Partido Popular (PP, officially registered in 2001), the populist-conservative Partido Panameñista (PAN, founded in 1991 as Partido Arnulfista), which is in the tradition of »Torrijism«, the Movimiento Liberal Republicano Nacionalista (MOLIRENA, founded 1982), the Partido Unión Patriótica (UP, founded 2006) and the Cambio Democrático (CD; officially registered 1998).

Unions

The most important trade union federations are the Consejo Nacional de Trabajadores Organizados (CONATO, founded 1970), the Confederación de Trabajadores de la República de Panamá (CTRP, founded 1956), the Central General Autónoma de Trabajadores de Panamá (CGTP; from the Central Istmena de Trabajadores emerged) and the Federación Nacional de Asociaciones de Servidores Públicos (FENASEP).

Military

After the official abolition of the army in 1994, Panama no longer has any regular armed forces. The 12,000-strong National Police Force is responsible for maintaining security. It is supported by naval and aviation forces (1,000 men), who are equipped with 16 coastal and patrol boats as well as some light transport and liaison aircraft.