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 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 of US $25. The cancellation fee for the GMAT™ Online exam is US $100. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours of the scheduled exam appointment time.

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 test center based 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. Candidates will be allowed one, optional 5-minute break before beginning the Integrated Reasoning section. 

Test takers have the option and flexibility to use a physical whiteboard, an online whiteboard, or both for their scratch work and to take notes during the exam.

GMAT™ Online Overview:

 

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 maintaining the availability of online exams throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 through December 31, 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, 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 

Starting September 23, 2020, 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.