Security at Check-In
As part of the exam check-in process, you will be required to answer the security questions you set up at registration, and type in your first name and last name. The online proctor will then verify your ID, which must match the ID photo that you uploaded during your exam registration. The name on your ID must also match the name provided at registration. The proctor will conduct a 360-degree scan of the desk, workspace, and surrounding area by having you use your webcam. The proctor will:
- Confirm all external monitors and other devices are unplugged
- Confirm no items or objects are within reach of you
- Confirm no food or drink is in the vicinity, other than water in a clear container
- Inspect items on the wall
After the webcam inspection, the proctor will check that no other applications are running on your computer before launching the exam.
Security During the Exam
The exam is administered in a secure, locked-down browser – once the proctor launches your exam, all applications other than the test taking software will be shut down and disabled. You will be required to agree and adhere to the GMAT™ Online Exam Test Taker Rules before starting the exam. During the exam, you will be monitored via webcam and microphone by the proctor and the entire session will be recorded.
If you choose to use a physical whiteboard during your exam, you will be asked to completely erase your whiteboard and show the front and back of your blank whiteboard to the camera at three points:
- Before the exam begins
- Before the optional break begins (if you choose to take the break)
- Before the exam ends
Follow the instructions on the screen to show your blank whiteboard to the camera.
If any prohibited behavior is detected during the exam, the exam may be flagged for additional review and/or terminated immediately. Post-exam reviews that detect policy violations may result in scores being cancelled, schools being informed, bans on future testing and/or potential legal action. For more details, be sure to review the details in Test Security.
GMAC cares about our test takers, and we want to encourage all individuals interested in pursuing a graduate degree in business to not engage with or fall victim to bad actors. Often, services and individuals purporting to help candidates attain high scores through improper means are scams that cheat and extort candidates out of their money. We encourage test takers to notify us of any security concerns or suspicions of cheating at email@example.com.