GMAT™ Official Practice Exams and Practice Questions

What are GMAT™ Official Practice Exams and Practice Questions?

GMAT Official Prep offers a range of products and tools to help test-takers practice for the GMAT exam, including the GMAT Official Practice Exams and Practice Questions – these are the new online versions of our downloadable GMATPrep products. The following table maps the older GMATPrep product name to the newer online product name.

GMATPrep Software product (downloadable)

GMAT Official Practice product (online)

Free GMATPrep Software

GMAT Official Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2

GMATPrep Question Pack 1

GMAT Official Practice Questions

GMATPrep Exam Pack 1

GMAT Official Practice Exams 3 & 4

GMATPrep Exam Pack 2

GMAT Official Practice Exams 5 & 6

With the GMAT Official Practice products you can practice with the same content and features as the downloadable GMATPrep product:

• Get an overview of the GMAT exam to help you get familiar with the content and format
• Build your own custom practice question sets with up to 494 practice questions
• Select the question type and difficulty level of the questions to build custom practice sets
• Track your progress on difficulty level, problem type, and time spent on practice questions
• 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

*Full-length exam reports will be updated to include additional information in the coming weeks.

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
• Practice with brand new IR questions in Practice Exam #2 (on the downloadable GMATPrep software, the IR section is the same for Exam #1 and Exam #2)
• Take full-length practice exams that reflect the shortened GMAT exam structure as detailed in the below table
• Track your confidence level when answering each question
• Access practice questions and content on-the-go from your tablet or mobile device (note that we recommend that full-length be completed on a laptop/desktop to simulate the real exam experience, and therefore will not be available on mobile devices)

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

 

GMATPrep practice exams (reflect the GMAT exam prior to April 16, 2018)

GMAT Official Practice Exams (reflect the GMAT exam as of April 16, 2018)

Section

# of Questions

Section Time

# of Questions

Section Time

Quantitative Reasoning

37

75 minutes

31

62 minutes

Verbal Reasoning

41

75 minutes

36

65 minutes


(Note that practice exams in the downloadable GMATPrep software do not reflect the shortened exam structure as this software will no longer be supported or updated.)

The tutorial screens in the online GMAT Official Practice Exams are the same as the current exam and provide important reminders to candidates; the tutorial screens in practice exams in the GMATPrep software are not the same as the current exam.

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

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Do I have to switch to the new GMAT™ Official Practice Exams and Practice Questions if I’m already using the GMATPrep™ software?

If you are already using the practice exams and practice questions on the GMATPrep Software, you do not have to switch to the online products. You can continue to use your GMATPrep software, but please keep in mind that the practice exams on GMATPrep will now be longer than the actual GMAT exam, which will be 30 minutes shorter as of April 16, 2018. In addition to this, our developers will no longer support the existing platform and we will not push any new updates to the GMATPrep software.

Since number of questions and section time has been reduced proportionally – which means the average time per question in each section remains the same – you can continue preparing with their existing GMATPrep practice exams and other GMAT Official products.

You can try out the updated GMAT Official Starter Kit and Practice Exams 1 & 2 (which are exactly the same as the content available on the free GMATPrep software, but reflect the new, shorter exam) by accessing it via the mba.com store. Please note that, if you have completed any practice exams or practice questions in the GMATPrep software, your performance data (scores, answers, reports, etc.) will not transfer from the download products to the online products.

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Do I still 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 (these two practice exams are updated from what was included in the Free GMATPrep Software to reflect the shorter GMAT structure, and include an addition of unique IR questions for Practice Exam #2).

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How do I access my GMAT™ Official Practice materials?

To access your free official practice materials, visit here and simply click the “Access GMAT Official Prep” button from this product page or from your My Account > My Product Purchases Page.

To get more official study materials you can visit mba.com/store and purchase the additional products that are available for this online platform:

Individual products:

• GMAT Official Practice Questions
• GMAT Official Practice Tests 3 & 4
• GMAT Official Practice Tests 5 & 6

Collections:

• GMAT Official Practice Exams 3-6
• GMAT Official Practice Questions + Exams 3-6

After you complete your purchase, you will receive instructions via email on how to access your products via your mba.com My Account page and how activate your new product(s) in the platform.

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How do I locate and activate the GMAT Official Practice Questions and Exams 3-6?

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) are 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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For how long can I use my GMAT Official Practice Exams and Practice Questions?

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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Will I lose any of my testing data (responses to practice questions, performance reports, and scoring-related information) if I switch from the current GMATPrep™ Software to the GMAT™ Official Practice products?

Yes. Any existing responses, progress reporting, scores, or scoring data that you have on your current GMATPrep software will NOT be transferred to the GMAT Official Practice Questions and Practice Exams.

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

The GMAT Official Practice Questions and 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; we expect such updates to occur in rare instances.

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Is there an overlap between the questions in GMAT™ Official Practice Questions and other GMAT™ Official Prep products?

GMAT Official Practice Questions (formerly known as GMATPrep Question Pack 1) include 404 questions and answer explanations that are unique to this product – they are not available in any other GMAT Official Prep product.

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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, GMAT Official Practice Exams 3 & 4 as well as GMAT Official Practice Exams 5 & 6 (formerly known as GMATPrep Exam Packs 1 and 2) each include two unique, full-length practice exams, containing real GMAT questions that are not available in any other GMAT Official Prep product. This means that you have the opportunity to take up to six (6) Official Practice Exams.

Note: if you choose to take any of the six practice exams more than once you may see repeat questions, which may alter the scoring outcome of your practice exams.

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

No, there is only one version of the GMAT Official Practice Exams 3 & 4, GMAT Official Practice Exams 5 & 6, and GMAT Official Practice Questions products. If you purchase any 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.

Additionally, once a purchased product has been activated in your dashboard, you will not be able to activate another code for 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 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 will not have answer explanations. The 90 free questions, as well as GMAT Official Practice Questions, will 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 and Practice Questions?

There is no expiration on access for the free GMAT Official Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2 for 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 GMAT Official Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2, or any additional prep items that you purchased.

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 and/or GMAT Official Practice Questions expire?

When your additional Practice Exams or Practice Questions expire you will no longer be able to start a new Practice Exam session, retake your additional Practice Questions, or review your responses to the additional Practice Questions or 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 or create new practice sets.

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

GMAC will send a reminder email about one month (30 Days) before your product is set to expire, based on the activation date of the item. Additionally, the date a product (GMAT Official Practice Exams or GMAT Official Practice Questions) is activated 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 the additional Practice Exams and/or additional Practice Questions 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! All of our paid practice materials can be reactivated at any time. To get more official study materials you can visit mba.com/store and purchase the additional products that are available for this online platform:

Individual products:

  • GMAT™ Official Practice Tests 3 & 4
  • GMAT™ Official Practice Tests 5 & 6
  • GMAT™ Official Practice Questions

After you complete your purchase, you will receive instructions via email on how reactivate your new product(s) in the platform.
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) are 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 Exams or Practice Questions should now display in your dashboard.

 

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