Newsflash: GMAT to Be Offered Online

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Newsflash: GMAT to Be Offered Online

According to the website, the GMAT Online exam will be available from April 20, 2020 through June 15, 2020. This online and remotely-proctored exam has been developed to assist candidates working to meet upcoming application deadlines for fall 2020. Registration for the GMAT Online began on April 14, 2020. 

Due to the worldwide disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, b-schools have been forced to extend MBA application deadlines. Many schools are relaxing their admissions requirements, which may allow a candidate to attend a program they previously thought was out of their reach.

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What can I expect from the GMAT Online?

The GMAT Online will consist of the following sections, in this fixed order:

  • Qualitative Reasoning – 31 questions/62 minutes

  • Verbal Reasoning – 36 questions/65 minutes

  • Integrated Reasoning – 12 questions/30 minutes

There is no Analytical Writing Assessment Section in the online exam. There will be the same type and number of questions, as well as section times as the tests given at testing centers.

The total time for the exam will be approximately 3 hours: 2 hours and 45 minutes for the test and 15 minutes to check in to the online proctored system. There is one optional 5-minute break prior to the IR section.

The same scoring algorithm and score scale will be used for the Section Scores and Total Score as test center-based exams. 

Your GMAT Online exam fee offers you 2 opportunities to send your scores to programs:

  • During exam registration, you can choose up to 5 programs to send your scores to. 

  • After you have received your official score via email.

There is no chance to view your unofficial score at the end of the exam.

Your score will be sent to you within 7 business days of completing your exam.

GMAT Online convenience

Appointment times are available 24/7 and can be scheduled up to 24 hours before an available testing window. At this time, the exam will be available through June 15, 2020. However, future appointment dates will be added as needed, depending on the COVID-19 situation. 

GMAT Online is available worldwide with the exception of Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Slovenia because of regulations and local data privacy rules. Proctoring support is currently offered only in English. 

Additional information about the GMAT Online

The exam can be taken on both Windows and Mac PCs and laptops.

The cost for registering for the GMAT Online exam is $200 USD, which includes score reports sent to 5 schools of your choice. 

Exams can be rescheduled or canceled for a fee up to 24 hours before your scheduled exam time.

Anyone planning on requesting a disability accommodation should not schedule their exam until their accommodation is approved. 

GMAT Online can only be taken once. The GMAT Online will not count towards your yearly or lifetime exam attempt limits. 

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