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GMAT™ Test Day Checklist

Key Actions to Get Ready for Test Day

  • Make sure you are well rested during the morning or afternoon of your appointment.
  • Confirm your appointment date, time, and location on your mba.com Account page.
  • Familiarize yourself with the route to your test center location, and make sure to account for travel time and potential traffic delays.
  • Plan to arrive at the test center at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time, in order to allow plenty of time for the check-in process.
  • Bring a valid photo ID; double check that your ID complies with your local ID requirements (and that your name exactly matches your GMAT registration.
  • Review the items you can and cannot bring into the test center below.

What You Can Bring into the Test Center

  • GMAT approved identification
  • Appointment confirmation letter or email you received from Pearson VUE
  • Prescription eyeglasses
  • Light sweater or light non-outerwear jacket
  • Comfort items only if they were pre-approved as an accommodation received in advance

What You Can Store in a Locker at Your Test Center

Electronic Aids
Writing Utensils
Ear Plugs
Lip Balm
Cell Phones
Mobile Phones
Scratch Paper
Communication Devices 

What to Leave Behind

  • Food, drink, and candy are not allowed unless expressly pre-authorized with an accommodation.
  • Weapons, including firearms, knives, or any object that could be used as a weapon, are prohibited from the test center, including the testing room and waiting areas. This policy also pertains to off-duty law enforcement and persons with conceal and carry permits.

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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.