The GMAT™ Focus Edition

The only admissions exam designed for today's graduate business programs that seek to attract the most globally diverse candidate pipeline exclusively committed to a business degree.

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The Next Evolution of the GMAT

Redesigned in partnership with leading business schools and prospective business school candidates, the GMAT has evolved to reflect the rapidly changing business landscape. The GMAT Focus Edition continues the legacy of being the only graduate business entrance exam that uncovers motivated and qualified candidates who will be successful in the classroom and beyond by:

  • Providing a significantly more valid prediction of a candidate’s ability to succeed in the business school classroom than the GRE General Test.
  • Assessing relevant skillsets, such as data analytics, that are increasingly in-demand in today’s business environment.

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Looking Forward

The “GMAT Focus Edition” name served as a crucial distinction between it and the previous version of the GMAT while both were in the market in late 2023 and early 2024. 

With only one version of the exam available, we are transitioning back to using the "GMAT Exam" name from July 1, 2024 onward.

Learn more at School Resources.

Providing you with access to a pipeline of committed candidates to build a diverse and successful class:

Our Expertise Is Unmatched—Backed by Decades of Peer-Reviewed Research

The GMAT Focus Edition exam, used by more than 2,400 institutions and universities around the world, is backed by more than 60 years of testing expertise and decades of peer-reviewed research including hundreds of validity studies in the last 10 years alone. Because the GMAT was developed in intimate collaboration with the faculty of graduate management programs, you can rest assured that our experience and expertise will deliver results for you.

The GMAT Focus Edition Is Relevant—For You, Your Candidates, and Their Futures

The GMAT Focus Edition is designed to test skills that are highly important to business and management programs. It assesses critical reasoning and problem-solving abilities, along with the data sufficiency, logic, analysis skills that are vital to real-world business and management success.

The GMAT Focus Edition Is Consistent—Over Time and Across the Globe

No matter where or when the GMAT Focus Edition is administered, it tests the same skills with the same level of accuracy. Even when candidates retake the test, their scores normally do not vary significantly. Test questions are developed by international experts and include multicultural examples to minimize English-speaking or US-centric bias. In fact, studies show that the GMAT predicts equally well for all nationalities.

The GMAT Focus Edition Is Precise—For Accurate Student-to-Program Matches

The GMAT Focus Edition is computer adaptive, which means it selects each question for the test taker based on his or her ability level. This makes the GMAT Focus Total score an extremely precise measure of an individual’s ability. It's far more efficient than a paper test, on which everyone answers the same questions.

The GMAT Focus Edition Is Secure—Using State-of-the-Art Technology

Advanced identification procedures and standardized test administration conditions set the stage for the high level of security the GMAT is known for. That security continues with exam questions that cannot be easily memorized or shared, and a computer adaptive format that makes it extremely unlikely that any two candidates will see precisely the same questions.

The GMAT Focus Edition Is Reliable and Available Around the World

The GMAT Focus Edition is used by more than 7,700 programs offered by more than 2,400 universities and institutions in 114 countries with testing in over 600 test centers around the world. To maximize the availability to candidates around the world, the GMAT™ exam can be taken at test centers or online.