Reproducing Questions

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 US, 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 the GMAT test questions. The only requirement is that they must be your own original work. Simply modifying GMAT questions is a copyright infringement and is illegal.