Executive Assessment Test Center Test Day FAQs
Executive Assessment at a Test Center
- Make sure you are well rested during the morning or afternoon of your appointment.
- Confirm your appointment date, time and location on the My Appointments page.
- Familiarize yourself with the route to your test center location, and make sure to account for travel time and potential traffic delays.
- Plan to arrive at the test center at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time, in order to allow plenty of time for the check-in process.
- Bring a valid photo ID; double check that your ID complies with your local ID requirements (and that your name exactly matches your Executive Assessment registration).
- Review the items you can and cannot bring into the test center below.
- Review the Executive Assessment Policies & Procedures for Test Center Appointments.
What you can have during the assessment:
- Approved identification
- Appointment confirmation letter or email you received from Pearson VUE
- Prescription eyeglasses
- Light sweater or light non-outerwear jacket
- Comfort items only if they were pre-approved as an accommodation received in advance
What you can store in a locker at the test center:
- Mobile/Cell phones
- Electronic aides
- Writing utensils
- Ear plugs
- Scratch paper
- Communication devices
- Lip balm
Personal items, including calculators, mobile phones, study notes, and guides are not allowed in the test room or in the room where you take your online assessment. In a test center, you will be provided with a locker to store your personal belongings. Note that the test administrator is not responsible for lost or stolen items. For the online assessment, no prohibited items are allowed within arm’s reach of your workstation. If you access your mobile phone at any time during the assessment, the assessment will be cancelled and your fee will be forfeited.
A calculator will be available for use during the Integrated Reasoning section only. Calculators are not allowed during the Quantitative section. Instead, a note board and marker will be provided.
IMPORTANT: You may not have your mobile phone with you during your test center assessment. If you do access your cell phone at any time during your assessment time, your assessment will be cancelled, and your assessment fee will be forfeited.
What you Cannot Bring to a Test Center
Weapons, including firearms, knives, or any object that could be used as a weapon, are prohibited from the test center, including the testing room and waiting areas. This policy also pertains to off-duty law enforcement and persons with conceal and carry permits.
Eating & Drinking
Food, drinks, and candy are not allowed unless expressly pre-authorized with an accommodation.
No breaks will be provided during your assessment. If an emergency arises and you must take a break, raise your hand to notify the administrator. The assessment time will NOT stop during your unscheduled break.
Beginning May 12, 2020 all GMAT testing centers will REQUIRE the use face masks*. You will also be allowed to wear disposable gloves. Please ensure you bring your own personal protective equipment (PPE) with you to your assessment appointment. Equipment will not be provided at the testing center.
Face Mask Types Allowed
Surgical or cloth masks may be used. Your mask can be made of any material that appropriately covers your mouth and nose but does NOT cover your ears. Your face mask will also need to be removable, should visual inspection be required. Visit: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cloth face covering guidance.
If You Arrive Without a Face Mask
If you arrive without a face mask, you will not be allowed to test. You will be given the opportunity to reschedule your appointment to a future date at no cost to you.
Taking Your Assessment With a Face Mask
You will be required to wear your face mask for your entire assessment. Face masks and/or gloves will need to be removed during the check in process for identity verification and taking your photo.While in the common access area of the test center, you will be expected to keep your mask on.
What if my Face Mask is Removed During my Assessment?
We understand that this is a new experience for everyone. If your mask is removed during the assessment, your test administrator will request that you put it back on. Failure to comply with test administrator instructions could result in the cancellation of your assessment and your assessment fee will be forfeited.
Social DistancingTo comply with social distancing requirements within waiting areas and the test center, daily appointment volumes have been appropriately reduced. A minimum six-foot distance will be required when in the testing center or waiting areas.
Our testing centers have implemented enhanced health and safety measures. This includes providing hand sanitizer and tissues within the test center and in waiting areas. Check-in equipment and testing stations, including the keyboard, mouse, chair, and computer terminal, are sanitized after every use and waiting areas are sanitized throughout the day. For more information visit our testing partners Pearson VUE and PSI.
*Excluding Australia and the United Kingdom
† The following US States will follow state, city, or county face mask guidelines: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming. If face masks or gloves are required in these locations, then candidates will be required to wear a face mask for the duration of their exam. More Information.