Plan for Test Day

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Business schools rely on GMAT exam scores because they are confident that the test is administered the same way to everyone who takes it. Consequently, in addition to preparing for the exam, you will want to learn about the specific test center rules and what you can expect on your big day.

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Paying for the GMAT Exam

In addition to the fee for taking the GMAT exam, fees may also apply for rescheduling your exam and ordering additional score reports.

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Test Center Tour

Take a Tour of the Test Center

After weeks of preparation, know what to expect on the GMAT exam. Here’s what to expect at the test center.

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What You Need to Know on Test Day

The GMAT is taken very seriously—and not only by test takers. Because it is such an important and highly regarded examination, a number of rules regarding conduct and procedures must be followed

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What to Bring on Test Day

Learn what to bring – and what not to bring – to your GMAT exam.

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GMAT ID Requirements

Presenting Proper Identification

On test day, it is incredibly important that you bring valid identification – or you will not be allowed to take the GMAT exam.

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GMAT Test Center Checklist

Download our GMAT Test Center infographic to learn all about what items you must bring with you and what items you'll need to leave behind on the day of your exam.

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Palm Vein Reader for GMAT Security

Palm Vein Reader Biometric Identification

Before you take the GMAT exam, you will be required to have your palms scanned by a sensor that records the unique pattern formed by your palm veins.

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View Country Specific Test Center Regulations

Understand the ID requirements, test center rules and agreement, and whether a VAT applies in the country in which you plan to take the GMAT exam.

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Exam Day Advice

Get a good night’s sleep, relax, and get to the test center early – these are just a few of the tips offered by current MBA students on preparing mentally and physically for the big day.

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GMAT Exam Administration Rules

The GMAT exam is governed by administration rules that help ensure its validity and reliability. These rules begin at check-in, include breaks, and end at check-out.

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Rights and Responsibilites of GMAT Test Takers

As a GMAT exam test taker, you have rights and responsibilities. Prior to taking the GMAT exam, you will want to read these over so that you know what to expect and what is expected of you.

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Test Complaints and Concerns

If you have already taken the GMAT and have a complaint or concern about the test or the test center, send your written complaint or concern to GMAT Customer Service immediately following the test administration.

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GMAT Non-Disclosure Agreement and General Terms of Use - Sample

This example of the GMAT exam Non-Disclosure Agreement and General Terms of Use will be provided to you on the day of your exam.

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