The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) was established in 1953 to solve a common problem schools faced: the need for a standardized exam to accurately assess a candidate's ability to perform in the rigors of a graduate management degree program. After thorough research and development, the GMAT exam was born, created by business schools for business schools and specifically designed to assist with the business school admissions process.
Each year we invest significant resources to ensure that the exam is a fair and reliable measure of test takers' ability. When taking the GMAT exam you can rest assured that:
Your GMAT Exam Experience is Guarded Against Bias
Authors of GMAT test questions follow formal guidelines on writing culturally appropriate questions, and every question considered for the exam is subject to formal fairness review panels. We regularly conduct validity studies that examine the predictive power of the GMAT by gender, native language, and program type.
Your GMAT Exam Experience is Consistent Across the World
Whether you are taking the GMAT exam online or at a test center, the test taking experience is consistent and standardized. The technology you use, the instructions you are given, and the number of each question type are all the same, around the world for every candidate.
You Can Take the GMAT Exam When You Are Ready
With over 650 test centers in 115+ countries, offering exam appointments year-round, it’s easy to find a test center exam location and date that works for you. Meanwhile, online appointments are available around the clock and testing dates are available 6-months out on a rolling basis.
Your Honest Efforts in Taking the GMAT Exam Are Protected From Cheaters
To combat cheating, we have one of the most active security programs in the testing industry. We utilize technology to detect imposter test takers in real-time, and we have a rigorous incident monitoring system. Learn more about Test Security.