GMAT™ Online Exam

An Online GMAT To Support Business School Goals

The GMAT Online exam is an online and remote proctored solution developed to support candidates and schools during the disruption to test center-based delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. While open to all test-takers, the GMAT Online exam format is intended to support candidates working to meet upcoming b-school application deadlines. 

Learn more about the GMAT Online exam testing experience with this short video:

GMAT Online Exam Structure

The GMAT Online exam includes the Quantitative, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning sections (omitting the Analytical Writing Assessment Section). Each section will contain the same number of questions and time per section as the current in-person GMAT exam. The sections are as follows: 

  • 31 Quant / 62 minutes
  • 36 Verbal / 65 minutes
  • 12 IR / 30 minutes  

*Please note that the Section Order for the GMAT Online exam is fixed at this time as Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning

The total exam time is approximately 3 hours – 2 hours 45 minutes for the exam and an additional 15 minutes to check into the online proctored system. You will be allowed one, optional 5-minute break before you begin the Integrated Reasoning section. 

Scoring

To enable comparability, the GMAT Online exam will have the same type and number of items and section times as the exam administered in test centers. It will also use the same scoring algorithm and score scale for the Section Scores and Total Score as the test center-based version.

When candidates receive their official score report, they will see individual section scores as well as the total score on their exam. Candidates will also be able to view the percentiles of their score in their score report.  GMAT online exam scores are valid for 5 years and will not count towards candidates' 12-month and lifetime GMAT limits

Sending Scores

We have introduced new flexibility with the GMAT Online exam that gives candidates control to decide when they are ready to send their score to programs. Included with the GMAT Online exam fee, candidates will have the opportunity to first view their official score and then choose to send their score to selected programs. In addition, all score sending is complimentary, and there is no cost to the candidate to send their GMAT Online exam score to any program.

Official scores will be sent to candidates via email (to the email on their registration record) within 7 business days of completing their exam.

Official scores will be made available to schools within 24 hours of the candidate’s request.  

Availability of the GMAT Online Exam 

To increase flexibility, appointment times are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Candidates can schedule an exam appointment up to 24 hours before an available testing window. Appointment dates are available beginning April 20, 2020 until June 15, 2020. We will continue to monitor conditions and look to add future appointment dates as needed. 

The GMAT Online exam is available in most locations, with the exception of: Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Slovenia due to regulatory and local data privacy rules. Please note that currently proctoring support for the GMAT Online exam is only offered in English.

The GMAT Online exam can be taken on both Windows and Mac personal computers and laptops. Learn more about specific system requirements here.

If test centers in candidates' location are open and they feel safe accessing a test center facility, candidates are encouraged to do so. We are closely following local government directives to ensure the health and safety of our test-takers and test center staff. All our test centers that are currently open have enhanced safety, social distancing, and hygiene practices in place.

Managing the GMAT Online exam

Rescheduling or Cancelling the Exam

Candidates can reschedule or cancel their exam appointment up to 24 hours before your scheduled exam time by logging into their mba.com account. The fees for each are as follows:

US$25 – Reschedule

US$100 – Cancel

No appointment changes can be made within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment time. 

Retesting 

At this time the GMAT Online exam can only be taken once. Currently, score cancellations and retakes will not be available, with the exception of verified technical issues. 

The GMAT Online exam will not count toward candidates' yearly nor lifetime exam attempt limits.