GMAT™ Online Exam

An Online GMAT™ to Support Business School Goals

The GMAT™ online exam is a remote proctored version of the of the test center-based GMAT™ exam designed to help candidates meet their application goals – from the comfort of their home.  Candidates have the option to take the GMAT™ exam online or at a test center – or both!

GMAT™ Online Exam Structure

The GMAT™ online exam measures the verbal, quantitative, integrated reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are most relevant for graduate business education.

  • Integrated Reasoning—measures the ability to analyze data and evaluate information presented in multiple formats
  • Quantitative Reasoning—measures the ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills
  • Verbal Reasoning—measures the ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments and to correct written material to conform to standard written English

The GMAT™ online exam includes the Quantitative, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning.

The sections are as follows: 

  • 31 Quantitative Reasoning/ 62 minutes
  • 36 Verbal Reasoning/ 65 minutes
  • 12 Integrated Reasoning/ 30 minutes

The Section Order for the GMAT™ online exam:

The section order is fixed Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning.

Total Exam Time

The total exam time is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes and candidates will be allowed one, optional 5-minute break before they begin the Integrated Reasoning section. 

The GMAT™ online Exam costs $250 and the registration fees include unlimited score sending. Candidates can reschedule their exam appointment any time before their scheduled exam time for a fee. The cancellation fees for the GMAT™ online exam are based on advance notice of the cancellation.

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 count towards candidates' 12-month and lifetime GMAT™ limits - effective September 23, 2020

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 

We are committed to providing the GMAT™ online exam as an option to support candidates' graduate business goals. Candidates can schedule an online exam appointment up to 24 hours before an available testing slot. New appointments are available on a rolling basis 

The GMAT online exam is available in most locations, with the exception of: Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Sudan 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.

Test center-based GMAT™ exams are also available. To maximize your candidates' needs compare which GMAT™ exam delivery would help candidates accomplish their business school goals.

Managing the GMAT Online exam

Rescheduling or Cancelling the Exam

Candidates can reschedule or cancel their exam appointment at any time before their scheduled appointment by logging into their mba.com account. 

Retesting 

Candidates may take the GMAT™ Online exam up to two times, and will count toward the yearly and lifetime limits for the GMAT exam.  Verifiable technical issues will not count toward the retake limit.