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GMAT Test Center

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Know What to Expect at Your GMAT Test Center

The GMAT exam is owned by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). We administer the exam with the help of Pearson VUE, a global network of testing centers.

Test Center Overview

What is a Pearson VUE Test Center Like?

The GMAT exam is available only at designated Pearson VUE test centers around the world. No matter where you are, you can trust that your testing experience is the exact same as other candidates have.

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Know the Rules

Read the GMAT Examination Testing Rules Agreement to understand test policies and avoid policy violations which may result in your score being canceled.

Checking into Your Test Center

Here’s a summary of the steps you’ll take when checking in at the test center. Know what to expect to have a successful and worry-free testing experience:

  • Present appropriate identification
  • Provide your palm vein scan (where permitted by law)
  • Provide your digital signature stating that you understand and agree to the Test Taker Rules & Agreement
  • Sit for a digital photograph
  • Begin your GMAT Exam

How Does Palm Vein Identification Work?

If you are taking the exam at a test center, as part of the test center check-in process, you will also need to provide your palm vein pattern as proof of identification. The palm vein reader biometric technology ensures that each test taker has a single GMAT record, preventing people from taking the test for others. The palm vein reader is part of the ongoing effort by GMAC to maintain test integrity, to prevent people from taking the test for others, and to ensure that the exam is a fair measure of everyone’s ability.

How is the GMAT Exam Delivered?

Once inside, you will find the testing room is quiet and distraction-free to encourage peak performance. The exam is delivered only on a computer, which ensures consistency and fairness. Our computer exam allows you to:

  • Test around the world on almost any day of the year.
  • Track your time and the number of questions you have to answer.
  • Receive unofficial scores when you finish the test.

Test Center Special Procedures

Testing is re-opening in many testing centers worldwide. The health and safety of test takers and our staff are of the utmost importance, as a result there are new procedures have been introduced at test centers. Enhanced health and safety measures are in place including enhanced cleaning procedures, hand sanitizer, social distancing and wipes provided for candidates. In addition all test takers may be required to wear a face mask through the duration of the their exam (subject to test center requirements), effective immediately.

These changes are another step to help us ensure health and safety. Learn More. 

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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.