System Requirements for the GMAT™ Online Exam

Is Your Computer Ready for the GMAT Online Exam?

Complete all the steps below on the computer you plan to use for the GMAT online exam before exam day to help ensure that your computer is compatible, and you have a smooth testing experience.

1. Download and install the Secure Browser:  Windows | MacOS

The zip file downloaded will include both the Secure Browser file as well as installation instructions. If you have any issues with installation, please contact gmachssupport@excelindia.com 

2. Run the System Check

The system check will automatically test that your computer has a functioning webcam and microphone and that your operating system, browser, and internet connection meet the minimum requirements.

3. Confirm that your computer meets ALL the System Requirements for online exams:

Device You must take your exam on a desktop or laptop computer. All tablets and mobile devices are strictly forbidden.
Operating System

• Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 Editions

• Mac OS 10.14 – 11.0 (excluding beta versions)

The GMAT™ online exam is not compatible with Linux/Unix operating systems or Windows 7 and below.

Webcam Webcam may be internal or may be external and connected to the computer. You may need to allow camera access to enable your webcam.
Microphone & Speakers

You must have a functioning microphone and built-in or external, connected speakers.

Ensure that the audio and microphone are not set on mute. On test day, you will be required to allow Go-To-Meeting or Zoom access to your mic and speakers.

Firewall You will not be able to run the secure browser and take your exam on a computer that has a corporate firewall (including a VPN). We recommend testing on a personal computer. Work computers generally have more restrictions that may prevent successful delivery.
Processor Dual core processor or higher.
Ram + Disk Space

Windows: Minimum - 2 GB RAM, Recommended – 4 GB RAM or higher; 15 GB Hard Disk free space

Mac: Minimum – 4 GB RAM or higher; 15 GB Hard Disk free space

Display Resolution

Minimum resolution: 1280 x 1024

Recommended resolution (best viewed with): 1366 x 768

Internet Browser

Chrome Version 80.0 or above

Safari - Latest version

Internet Cookies must be enabled. Any Pop-Up blocking setting(s) must be disabled.

Download the secure browser and instructions before your exam: Windows | MacOS 

Internet Connection

For optimal performance, a reliable and stable connection speed of 2 Mbps down/up is required.

We recommend testing on a wired network as opposed to a wireless network.

If testing from home, ask others within the household to avoid internet use during your exam session.

Tethering to a mobile hotspot is prohibited.

Antivirus Any antivirus product may be used, but please ensure there are no planned virus scans on the day of your exam.
Power Source Ensure you are connected to a power source before starting your exam to avoid draining your battery during the exam.

Note: you may not use any external, connected devices such as monitors, extended keyboards, writing tablets, a touchscreen stylus, or any other similar on-screen writing devices.

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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