About the GMAT™ Online Exam

An Online, Remote Proctored Solution to Support Your Business School Goals

The GMAT™ Online exam is an online and remote proctored solution developed to support candidates and schools during the disruption to test center-based delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. While open to all test takers, the GMAT Online exam format is intended to support candidates working to meet upcoming b-school application deadlines. 

Learn more about the GMAT™ Online exam testing experience with this short video:

GMAT™ Online Exam Structure

The GMAT™ Online exam includes the Quantitative, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning sections (omitting the Analytical Writing Assessment Section). Each section will contain the same number of questions and time per section as the current in-person GMAT exam. The sections are as follows: 

  • 31 Quantitative / 62 minutes
  • 36 Verbal / 65 minutes
  • 12 IR / 30 minutes  

*Please note that the Section Order for the GMAT ™ Online exam is fixed at this time as Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning

The total exam time is approximately 3 hours -- 2 hours 45 minutes for the exam and an additional 15 minutes to check into the online proctored system. You will be allowed one, optional 5-minute break before you begin the Integrated Reasoning section. 

Whiteboard Usage During the Exam

The GMAT™ Online exam does not permit the use of a physical noteboard and pen during the exam. To assist you with the ability to do scratch work and/or take notes, there is an online whiteboard feature you can access during the exam. Read the full details here.

Scoring 

To enable comparability, the GMAT™ Online exam will have the same type and number of items and section times as the exam administered in test centers. It will also use the same scoring algorithm and score scale for the Section Scores and Total Score as the test center-based version.

When you view your score report in your mba.com profile, you will see individual section scores as well as the total score on your exam. You will also be able to view the percentiles of your score in your score report.  GMAT™ online exam scores are valid for 5 years and will not count towards your 12-month and lifetime GMAT limits.

Sending Your Score

With the GMAT™ Online exam you are in control of your score and can decide when you are ready to send it to programs. You will have the opportunity and flexibility to send score reports to as many programs as you wish for free. After you review your score in your mba.com account, you will have an opportunity to select your programs. Your score will be posted in your mba.com account within 7 business days of completing your exam.

Note that currently with the GMAT™ Online exam that there will not be an opportunity to preview your score at the end of the exam.

Availability of the GMAT Online Exam

To increase flexibility, appointment times are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you can schedule an exam appointment up to 24 hours before an available testing window. Appointment dates are available beginning April 20, 2020 until June 15, 2020. We will continue to monitor conditions and look to add future appointment dates as needed. 

The GMAT™ Online exam is available in most locations, with the exception of: Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Slovenia due to regulatory and local data privacy rules. Please note that currently proctoring support for the GMAT Online exam is only offered in English.

The GMAT™ Online exam can be taken on both Windows and Mac personal computers and laptops. Learn more about specific system requirements here.

If test centers in your location are open and you feel safe accessing a test center facility, you are encouraged to do so. We are closely following local government directives to ensure the health and safety of our test takers and test center staff. All our test centers that are currently open have enhanced safety and hygiene practices in place.
 

Managing Your GMAT™ Online Exam Appointment

The GMAT™ Online exam registration fee is $200 USD and includes as many score reports as you wish unlimited score report sending to send to your selected schools. You will have an opportunity be able to select your schools programs after your you have received and reviewed your score.
You can reschedule or cancel your exam appointment for a fee up to 24 hours before your scheduled exam time by logging into your mba.com account. The following fees apply:

  • $25 USD – Reschedule
  • $100 USD – Cancel

No appointment changes can be made within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment time.  Disability accommodations – If you are planning to request a disability accommodation for the GMAT™ Online exam, do not schedule your appointment until your accommodation is approved. Please begin by following the process to register as a test taker with disabilities. Accommodations available include 50% and 100% extended time along with an extended break of 10 minutes.

Retesting 

At this time the GMAT™ Online exam can only be taken once. Currently, score cancellations and retakes will not be available, with the exception of verified technical issues. 

The GMAT™ Online Exam will not count toward your yearly nor lifetime exam attempt limits.

Take the GMAT Online exam in the comfort of your home. Appointments are available around the clock providing you additional convenience and flexibility.

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