GMAT™ Online Exam Structure
The GMAT™ Online Exam measures the verbal, quantitative, and integrated reasoning skills that are most relevant for graduate business education.
- The Quantitative Reasoning section tests your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills.
- The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to understand and evaluate what you read, as well as your ability to recognize basic conventions of standard written English.
- The Integrated Reasoning section requires you to interpret and analyze information from different sources and in a variety of formats to solve complex reasoning tasks.
The GMAT™ Online exam includes the Quantitative, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning sections (omitting the Analytical Writing Assessment Section). Each section contains the same number of questions and time per section as the current test center-based GMAT exam. The sections are as follows:
- 31 Quantitative Reasoning/ 62 minutes
- 36 Verbal Reasoning/ 65 minutes
- 12 Integrated Reasoning/ 30 minutes
The Section Order for the GMAT™ Online exam is fixed: Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning.
The total exam time is approximately 3 hours -- 2 hours 45 minutes for the exam and 15 minutes to check into the online proctored system. (Note that check-in times may be up to 30 minutes during peak periods.)
You will be allowed one, optional 5-minute break before you begin the Integrated Reasoning section.
Learn more about the GMAT™ Online exam structure with the brief video below:
Scores and Score Sending
The GMAT™ Online exam uses the same scoring algorithm and score scale for the Section Scores and Total Score as the test center-based version. This ensures scores are compatible and comparable across the online and test center-based versions.
- Scores are valid for 5 years
- Official scores will be available in your mba.com account within 7 business days of completing your exam
- Choice and control over which Online exam appointment scores you want to send to Schools
- Complimentary unlimited score sending
- Scores are not included in the score reports sent for exams taken at test centers
Candidates may take the GMAT™ Online exam up to two times.
Note: Scores for the GMAT™ Online exam are not included in the score reports sent for exams taken at test centers