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The GMAT® exam will now be 30 minutes shorter.

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Hi everyone! We wanted to share some big news about the GMAT exam. Starting on April 16, it will be 30 minutes shorter. The total test time will now be 3.5 hours.

The time savings will mostly be on the Quantitative and Verbal sections. We’ve streamlined these sections to be less time and have fewer questions. We also shortened some of the tutorial screens from the beginning.

The exam content and the time you have per question won’t change. The exam will be scored the same, and it’s still the most trusted and proven indicator of your ability to succeed in business school. Rest assured that it’s the same GMAT exam with the same quality you expect – just shorter by a half hour.

More good news! To give you the most realistic practice experience, our official full-length practice exams will be updated no later than April 30 to reflect the new pacing of the shorter test.

Visit our official announcement on mba.com for more information.

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Hi,

Since there are fewer questions in both quant and verbal, does that mean there are no experimental questions anymore?

The scoring algorithm is the same but it needs now fewer questions to gauge your level - how exactly is this working?

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Hi,

Since there are fewer questions in both quant and verbal, does that mean there are no experimental questions anymore?

The scoring algorithm is the same but it needs now fewer questions to gauge your level - how exactly is this working?

Thank you!
To answer your questions:

1. Experimental questions are still there in the test. There just won't be as many.

2. The reduction in time is a result of a reduction in the number of experimental questions. The number of scored questions remains exactly the same. The algorithm is, therefore, taking exactly the same number of questions into account.
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Hi drexxie,

The number of experimental questions in the quantitative section is being reduced from 9 to 3, and that in the verbal section from 11 to 6. That is where all of this time saving is coming from. I am sure GMAC thought hard about how to reduce the number of experimental questions and still obtain statistically valid data on the new questions that they test prior to making them part of the official scoring.

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Welcome news; thanks for sharing, Leah! I think we can all agree that a shorter GMAT with fewer experimental questions--from 23 experimentals (25.6% of questions) to 12 experimentals (15.2% of questions)--is an easier, fairer GMAT.

Read a more popular discussion thread here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-is-changing-april-16-2018-it-will-be-30-minutes-shorter-262569.html

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Do you think it will be before the 30th April?

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New post 16 Apr 2018, 05:40
Any test takers of 16th April, pl post your valuable feedback on the new pattern.
Especially, do let us know how many RCs did you see? 3 RCs or 4? Is there an even split between CR/RC/SC?
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GMAC has already indicated that there will be 4 RC passages on the new GMATPrep software, so it is logical to conclude that there are still 4 passages on the new GMAT as well. However, I agree that it would be nice to have some confirmation of this.

EDIT: We now have confirmation that there are still 4 Reading Comprehension passages are on the new, shorter GMAT!

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