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GMAT™ Exam Policies

Our Testing Policies and Procedures 

The GMAT exam is owned by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). We develop and deliver the exam with the help of our service providers Pearson VUE and ACT. Together we have established terms and conditions including testing policies and procedures, to enhance the test environment and the validity and the security of the GMAT exam.

The GMAT Exam Handbook

The GMAT Handbook is your comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about registering for, and taking the GMAT Exam.

Specifically, the GMAT Handbook covers a range of important and valuable information regarding the GMAT exam, such as:

  • Rights and responsibilities of test takers
  • Registration and scheduling instructions
  • Test fees, policies, and procedures
  • What to expect on exam day
  • Testing rules
  • Receiving and evaluating your score
  • Sharing your score report with schools

Read the GMAT Handbook prior to registering for the exam, where you must agree to all terms and conditions stated in the Handbook. Paying particular attention to the identification requirements. Candidates are advised to check the handbook periodically for updates.

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If test centers are closed in your area due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consider taking the GMAT Online Exam, an interim, proctored exam that you can take in the comfort of your home.