About the GMAT™ Exam

Where and when can I take the GMAT™ exam?

The GMAT™ exam is delivered year-round and on demand in test centers around the world. Find a test center near you.

The GMAT™ exam is also offered online. Compare the test-center based GMAT™ exam with the GMAT™ Online to discover which GMAT™ exam delivery is right for you.

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How much does it cost to take the GMAT™ exam?

The cost to take the GMAT exam differs by country. Please refer to our Location Specific Pricing & Regulations page for more information. Learn more about payment methods, cancellation fees, potential taxes, and other considerations.

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What does the GMAT™ exam measure?

The GMAT exam measures higher-order reasoning skills. You’ll need basic English-language and math skills. However, the test measures your ability to reason with these skills.  All sections of the test, including the AWA and Integrated Reasoning sections, involve reasoning. “Higher-order” reasoning skills involve complex judgments and include critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving.

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How can I prepare to take the GMAT™ exam?

You should prepare until you are comfortable with the test question formats and timing. It is critical that you understand what types of items to expect and how to pace yourself. Preparation time is individual but may take seven weeks or more.

We offer our free GMAT Official Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2 to all who register with an account on mba.com as well as additional GMAT Official Prep material, available for purchase at www.mba.com/store, to help you prepare.

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