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Whiteboard Options for the GMAT™ Online Exam

During your GMAT online exam you will have the opportunity to choose to use a physical whiteboard, online whiteboard or both for scratch work and note taking. As you prepare for your exam, determine which option or combination works best for you and your test taking strategy.

Physical whiteboard

If you plan on testing with a physical whiteboard and you need to acquire one, please schedule your exam appointment to allow for additional shipping time.

Whiteboard Requirements:

  • 1 erasable whiteboard no larger than 12 inches x 20 inches (30 centimetres x 50 centimetres)
  • Up to 2 dry erase markers
  • 1 dry erase whiteboard eraser 

The following items are NOT allowed*:

  • Whiteboards with grids or other markings
  • Whiteboards with background colors
  • Paper
  • Pen / Pencil
  • Permanent Marker
  • Tissues, Paper Towels, Napkins
  • Whiteboard Spray
  • Paper in a clear slide
  • Boogie Boards
  • Chalkboards
  • Writing Tablets 

*These are some examples of prohibited items, not a comprehensive list

Online Whiteboard

During your GMAT™ online exam you will have access to an online whiteboard throughout your exam that can be opened and closed using the whiteboard icon Whiteboard Icon in the exam navigation bar at the top of your screen. With the online whiteboard you will have almost an endless canvas to work on, so there is no need to erase your work as you move through your exam. 

Learn more and practice with the online whiteboard

The online whiteboard is also available in all 6 of our GMAT Official Practice Exams. You will have the opportunity to practice with the online whiteboard in a simulated, timed environment.

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