Copyrights

Guidelines for using GMAC copyrighted materials.

GMAC is the sole owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®), NMAT®, and its other assessments, and holds copyrights for all of the questions and publications for those assessments, and other GMAC products and services. GMAC does not allow the reprinting of any of its materials without permission. For copyright permission, please contact us.

Fair Use

Guidelines for Using GMAC Copyrighted Materials

In the Classroom

You may refer to questions from test preparation publications such as The Official Guide for GMAT® Review publications and GMAT® Paper Tests if you meet each of these requirements:

  • All of your students have purchased the publication or tests.
  • You use them for teaching purposes, such as solving the problem or explaining the answer.
  • You solve questions on a blackboard, wipe board, or in a PowerPoint® or video presentation.

You may not post questions on any website or any social media site. 

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By Individuals

When you purchase physical products — you may sell, rent, loan, or give them away.

Copying, scanning, duplicating, or uploading to any website or social medial site in any way is not allowed under copyright fair-use rules.

Examples of physical products that are hard copy include:
  • Books
  • Reports
  • CDs

When you purchase or receive free online digital products — you may load them onto your personal computer and one mobile device for your personal use. You may not sell, rent, loan, give away, copy, or duplicate online digital products, and you may not upload them to any other site.

Examples of digital products include:
  • GMATPrep® software
  • GMAT Write® tool
  • Online GMAT® Study Pack

Visit the Copyright Clearance Center for a wealth of information, including more details about fair-use rules.

When citing GMAC work Use professional standards and follow best practices when you reuse content in any books, reports, articles, or other products you develop. At a minimum, you should:

  • Secure permission
  • Renew permission each year, when appropriate
  • Attribute the content accurately

You can learn more by watching a series of short videos about fair use in the workplace and in academic environments by visiting the Copyright Clearance Center.

GMAT Questions

Guidelines for Copyright Reproduction Related to the GMAT Exam

Permissions

You must get prior written permission to reproduce GMAT® questions in any materials you develop and distribute, and that students may share, including:

  • Brochures or other handouts
  • Internet chat rooms or forums
  • Social network pages

Prohibitions

GMAC protects the validity of the GMAT exam by prohibiting the:

  • Reprinting of GMAT questions currently used on the exam
  • Reprinting of GMAT questions that appear in test preparation materials, such as

- The Official Guide for GMAT Review publication series

- GMAT Paper Tests

- GMAT Focus® diagnostic tool

- GMAT Write® tool

- GMAT POWERPREP® software, or GMATPrep® software

  • Licensing of GMAT questions 

Avoid copyright infringement, know which questions you can reproduce and make sure to get written permission first.

Using Questions in Chat Rooms & Forums

For discussion purposes, refer to GMAT questions without reproducing the actual question text. For example, you might say "How did they get the answer for question No. 54, on page 159 of The Official Guide for GMAT® Review?”  

We recommend that you post the following statement and monitor your chat rooms and other forums to ensure participants comply with copyright laws:

“The Graduate Management Admission Council® is serious about maintaining the integrity of the GMAT® exam. The agreement you signed when you took the test was more than a simple promise to never reveal GMAT questions to anyone, in any way. By signing, you entered into a legal contract and disclosing GMAT questions on this site or elsewhere breaks that contract, violates laws in the United States, China, and other countries, and can lead to:
  • Having your scores cancelled
  • Being banned from re-testing
  • Facing civil or criminal prosecution
GMAC reminds you to do your part to ensure GMAT credibility and fairness by honoring the agreement you signed on test day.”

Developing Sample GMAT Questions

You may write your own questions similar to GMAT test questions. The only requirement is that they must be your own original work. Simply modifying GMAT questions is copyright infringement and is illegal.

NMAT Questions

Guidelines for Copyright Reproduction Related to the NMATTM Exam

Permissions

You must obtain prior written permission to reproduce NMAT TM questions in any materials you develop and distribute, and that students may share, including:

  • Brochures or other handouts
  • Internet chat rooms or forums
  • Social network pages

Prohibitions

GMAC protects the validity of the NMAT exam by prohibiting the:

  • Reprinting of NMAT questions currently used on the exam
  • Reprinting of NMAT questions that appear in test preparation materials
  • Licensing of NMAT questions

Avoid copyright infringement, know which questions you can reproduce and make sure to receive written permission first.

Using Questions in Chat Rooms & Forums

For discussion purposes, refer to NMAT questions without reproducing the actual question text. For example, you might say "How did they get the answer for question No. 54, on page 159 of NMAT by GMAC™ book?”

We recommend that you post the following statement and monitor your chat rooms and other forums to ensure participants comply with copyright laws: 

“The Graduate Management Admission Council® is serious about maintaining the integrity of the NMAT™ exam. The agreement you signed when you took the test was more than a simple promise to never reveal NMAT questions to anyone, in any way. By signing, you entered into a legal contract and disclosing NMAT questions on this site or elsewhere breaks that contract, violates laws in the United States, China, and other countries, and can lead to:

  • Having your scores cancelled
  • Being banned from re-testing
  • Facing civil or criminal prosecution

NMAT reminds you to do your part to ensure NMAT credibility and fairness by honoring the agreement you signed on test day."

Infringement

Infringement Notice Information

Please contact us if your copyrighted work is being uploaded, posted, copied, or otherwise provided to this site in violation of your rights under copyright law. We comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to Internet service providers (17 U.S.C. §512). Please provide us with a written, signed notice of alleged infringement of your copyright(s) by contacting our Designated Agent:

Merrily Wolf, Intellectual Property Manager 
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) 
PO Box 2969
Reston, VA 20195
United States
Phone: +1 (703) 668-9818
Fax: +1 (703) 668-9601 
Email: legal@gmac.com

The notice must include the following:

  • Either your physical or electronic signature as the complainant copyright owner, or the physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on your behalf.
  • A description of both the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed upon and the infringing activity.
  • The URL or other specific location on gmac.com where the work is located or the infringing activity is taking place. You must include enough information so that we can locate the work or the activity.
  • Your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Your statement of your good faith belief that the work, as used on gmac.com, is not authorized by the copyright owner, any agent of the copyright owner, or the law.
  • Your statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the information you have provided is accurate, and that you are either the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Publications

Guidelines for Copyright use in Publications

GMAC owns or has licenses for the content for all GMAC publications including: 

  • Our websites, mba.com and gmac.com 
  • Research reports and survey reports 
  • Selections magazine and other publications  

Our work is cited and properly credited in a wide variety of other publications. We ask that you secure our permission in advance for: 

  • Using graphics 
  • Incorporating sizable text passages
  • Reprinting any of our materials