System Requirements for the GMAT™ Online Exam

Check if Your System is Compatible Before You Register

To ensure you are able to take the GMAT™ Online exam and have a smooth experience, make sure the computer you plan to take the exam with meets the minimum system requirements noted below.  We also highly recommend that you run  a system test on your computer before  exam day.  

Minimum System Requirements

Technical requirement

Technical Specification

Operating System

Windows 10
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Mac OS 10.13 and above (excluding beta versions)

Note: Windows Operating Systems must pass Genuine Windows Validation.

  • Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7 are strictly prohibited for exam delivery

  • All Linux/Unix based Operating Systems are strictly prohibited.

Firewall

Do not take your exam in a setting with a corporate firewall (including VPN), or, alert your Network Administrator to the network configuration requirements.

Display

Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768 in 16-bit color.

Additional monitors are forbidden.

Internet Browser

The newest versions of Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox for web registrations or downloading the secure browser or Internet Explorer 11.

Internet Connection

A consistent connection speed of 1 Mbps down/up is required.

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

Tethering to a mobile hotspot is explicitly prohibited.

Webcam

Webcam must have a minimum resolution of 640x480 @ 10 fps.
Webcam may be internal or may be external and connected to the computer.

Mac users may need to allow OnVUE within their ‘System Preferences: Security & Privacy: Privacy’ settings for Microphone, Camera, Automation and Input Monitoring.

Sound & Microphone

Verify the audio and microphone are not set on mute in Windows.

Mac users may need to allow OnVUE within their ‘System Preferences: Security & Privacy: Privacy’ settings for Microphone, Camera, Automation and Input Monitoring.

Browser Settings

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

Work Computer

We recommend testing on a personal computer as work computers may block the OnVUE software.

Power

Ensure you are connected to a power source before starting your exam to avoid draining your battery during the exam

For more detailed technical requirements for the GMAT Online exam, including network administrator requirements, and network and domain level configurations please review the configuration and administrator specifications sheet.  

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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