Unlike many other admissions tests, GMAT ™ testing is given year-round in most locations around the world. That means you have a lot of flexibility to decide when you want to take the test, but you should be careful to schedule your test early enough to ensure that your scores are available by your application deadlines. You can register to take the GMAT now.

Covid-19 Update: You now have the option to take the GMAT™ exam online or at a test center. Online exams will include the AWA section, the ability to select your Section Order, two optional 8-minute breaks, and an unofficial score preview at the end of the exam. Get more information.

Taking the GMAT online

The GMAT Online is an option now available to candidates looking to satisfy the requirements of their business school applications. Here's what you need to know:   
  • Appointments are available around the clock and testing dates are available 6-months out on a rolling basis.
  • The test can be taken on either Windows or Mac computers, including laptops. System requirements can be checked here.
  • For now, GMAT Online can only be taken once, and score cancellations and retakes are not available. (Should you run into a technical issue, you'll need GMAT to verify it.) 
  • The test costs $200 and includes five score reports. You will not be able to preview your score at the conclusion of the test. You will receive your scores by email within 7 business days. There are fees for rescheduling ($25) or cancelling ($100) your appointment, and this must take place no later than 24 hours before your chosen test date.
  • Schools to send score reports to can be selected either during registration or after you receive your scores. Because the score cannot be cancelled, it is advisable to wait until you receive your scores before selecting schools if at all possible. Scores from GMAT Online are not included with scores taken at test centers.
  • GMAT Online does not include the Analytical Writing Assessment section.
  • The time limits for each of the remaining sections are the same: the Quantitative Reasoning section is 62 minutes for 31 questions, the Verbal Reasoning is 65 minutes for 36 questions, and the Integrated Reasoning section is 30 minutes for 12 multi-part questions. Overall, expect to spend close to 3 hours taking the test, including about 15 minutes to check in and an (optional) 5 minute break. The sections use the same algorithm as the standard GMAT exam and have the same mix of questions. Scores are also reported on the same scale.
  • The section order is fixed for GMAT Online. All tests are administered in the following order: Quantitative, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning, with an optional five minute break before the Integrated Reasoning.

Check out this quick and easy process for preparing for the GMAT

  • Take a GMAT practice test to see how you stack up and what sections you need to focus on.
  • Find the GMAT prep option that works best for your learning style. We have options ranging from one-on-one tutoring to self-paced programs and books.

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