GMAT™ Official Practice Exams

What are GMAT™ Official Practice Exams?

The full-length GMAT Official Practice Exams reflect the GMAT exam as of April 16, 2018, which is detailed in the table below.

 

GMATOfficial Practice Exams

Section

# of Questions

Section Time

Quantitative Reasoning

31

62 minutes

Verbal Reasoning

36

65 minutes

The tutorial screens in the online GMAT Official Practice Exams are the same as the current exam and provide important reminders to candidates.

GMAT Official Practice Exams are full-length computer-adaptive practice exams, featuring real GMAT questions and the same scoring algorithm as the actual GMAT exam.

With the GMAT Official Practice Exams, you can:

• Get an overview of the GMAT exam to help you get familiar with the content and format
• Simulate the real exam with up to six full-length, computer-adaptive practice exams
• View performance and time management metrics for practice exams*
• Flag questions for review and follow-up later
• Practice with real GMAT questions from past exams and full-length practice exams that use the same scoring algorithm as the actual exam

In addition to the above, we’ve added new features to improve your prep experience:

• Access all your practice material seamlessly by logging into your mba.com account
• Take full-length practice exams that reflect the GMAT™ exam structure as detailed in the table above
• Track your confidence level when answering each question

To learn more about the changes to the GMAT exam structure, see the GMAT FAQs.

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Do I get free official practice materials?

Yes! All users who register for mba.com will have access to the free GMAT Official Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2. The Starter Kit contains tips on how to prepare for the GMAT exam as well as 90 practice questions; Practice Exams 1 & 2 are two full-length, computer-adaptive practice exams.

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How do I access my GMAT™ Official Practice Exams?

To access GMAT™ Official Practice Exams, visit here and simply click the “Access GMAT™ Official Practice” button from this product page, or log into mba.com and go to My Account > My Product Purchases Page.

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How do I activate my GMAT™ Official Practice Exams?

1. Please login to mba.com.
2. Click on My Account, at the top right of your screen.
3. Below Products, click VIEW ALL PURCHASED.
4. Copy your Activation Code(s) located above the green Access button.
5. Click on the “Access GMAT Official Prep” button.
6. Click on the Settings icon on the top right of the platform dashboard.
7. Paste your 19-digit activation code (including all dashes) in the text box for the purchased product. Please ensure that there are no spaces before or after the entered code.
8. Click the green Activate button – your additional practice questions or practice exams should now display in your dashboard.

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How often will GMAT™ Official Practice Exams be updated? How will I be notified?

The GMAT Official Practice Exams will be updated periodically in order to provide you with the best experience and the latest features. Many of these updates will happen in the background without you experiencing any interruptions on the front-end while you are using the platform. If there is an update that requires us to temporarily take the platform offline, we will let you know several days in advance so you can adjust your study schedule accordingly.

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Is there an overlap between the questions in GMAT™ Official Practice Exams 3-6, and other GMAT™ Official Prep products?

No, there is no overlap between any GMAT Official Prep products.

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If I purchase multiple copies of GMAT™ Official Practice Exams 3 & 4 or GMAT™ Official Practice Exams 5 & 6, will I get different questions?

No, there is only one version of GMAT Official Practice Exams 3 & 4 and one version of GMAT Official Practice Exams 5 & 6. If you purchase either of these products more than once – either alone or as part of a different collection or bundle, you will receive the same content. You will NOT receive different exams with multiple purchases of the same product.

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Am I able to access a new GMAT™ Official Practice Exam with each mba.com account or GMAT exam registration?

No, the free GMAT Official Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2 contains the same two practice exams regardless of the number of GMAT registrations. You do not receive new free practice exams with each mba.com account registration and/or each GMAT registration.

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What is the difference between GMAT™ Official Practice Exams 3 & 4 and GMAT™ Official Practice Exams 5 & 6?

GMAT Official Practice Exams 3 & 4 and GMAT Official Practice Exams 5 & 6 each include two, unique, full-length, computer-adaptive practice exams. Each exam offers a separate set of questions enabling you to take up to four complete, unique complete exams if you purchase both products (and up to six total if you include the two free exams that are included as part of your mba.com account registration). Note that if you take each exam more than one time, you will begin to see repeated questions, which may alter the scoring outcome of your practice exams. (The same also applies to each exam in the free practice exams.)

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Can I return a purchased GMAT™ Official Prep product?

No, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has a strict no-returns policy for digital products.

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Do the Practice Exams have answer explanations?

No, the Practice Exams do not have answer explanations. 

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What are the technical requirements for the online GMAT™ Official Prep platform?

Internet Access: You must have access to the internet to use the GMAT Official Practice Questions and Practice Exams on the online platform.

OS: Browser Compatibility
• Mac OSX 10.7+: the latest version of Safari, Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer
• Windows 8+: the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer
• iPhone, iPad 2, iPad 3/Air, or iPad Mini with IOS 9+: the latest version of Safari
• Android tablet or phone with OS 4.3+: the latest version of Chrome
• Windows 8 tablet: the latest version of IE

Ideal Screen Resolution: 1600x900 (browser window can be zoomed in and out for preferred view)

System Requirements

• 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
• 512MB of RAM (1GB or higher recommended)

Note: the GMAT Official Practice Questions and Practice Exams available on the platform may not function as intended if you are not using any of the browsers listed above and/or if your system does not meet the requirements listed above.

Practice Exams are only accessible on laptop or desktop computers, to simulate the real testing experience as closely as possible.

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For how long can I use my GMAT™ Official Practice Exams?

There is no expiration on access for the free GMAT Official Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2 as long as you have an mba.com account. If you choose to delete your mba.com account, you will no longer have access to the free GMAT Official Prep product.

For purchased products, you will have 12 months to activate the product after purchase, and you will have access to the product for 12 months from date of activation.

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What happens when my GMAT™ Official Practice Exams expire?

When your Practice Exams 3 & 4 or 5 & 6 expire you will no longer be able to start a new Practice Exam session or review your responses to the additional Practice Exams. You will still be able to review your performance on those sessions, like total score, sub score, and average time per question. But you will not be able to start new sessions.

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How will I know when my additional GMAT™ Official Practice Exams are about to expire?

The activation date is recorded on the settings page of the GMAT Official Practice platform. Products are active one full year (365 days) from the date of activation. 

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Can I access my past scores, progress, and history after my product expires?

Once access to Practice Exams 3 & 4 or 5 & 6 has expired you will not be able to review individual questions and responses from your past exam attempts. You will still be able to review your performance on those sessions, like total score, sub score, and average time per question.

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Can I reactivate the expired product?

You can! To reactivate, just repurchase the product and go through the activation process again. 

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Are there differences between the online whiteboard in GMAT™ Online and the one in GMAT™ Official Practice Exams?

Yes, there are some minor differences. The online whiteboard in GMAT Online is white and can be resized both horizontally and vertically. In contrast, the online whiteboard in GMAT Official Practice Exams is gray and can be resized only horizontally but not vertically. Also, the online whiteboard in GMAT Online appears at the center top of the screen next to the chat function with a proctor, whereas the one in GMAT Official Practice Exams appears near the top left of the screen.

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