GMAC has announced that registration for the GMAT Online exam, an interim at-home alternative to the test centre GMAT exam, is now open.
Appointments for test dates are available as early as 20 April, 2020 and extend through 15 June, 2020. The benefit of the GMAT Online exam is that candidates can schedule appointment times around the clock—24 hours a day, seven days a week—allowing for greater flexibility during an evolving situation.
The same structure
The at-home exam is similar in structure to the GMAT exam delivered in test centres, and has been adapted for near-term access on an online testing platform. The exam has the same number of items and time for completion across the Quant, Verbal and IR sections (the AWA section is not included). Altogether, the GMAT Online exam will take approximately three hours to complete – two hours and 45 minutes for the exam and 15 minutes for the online proctor check-in process.
Cost and availability
The interim exam is available in all markets globally except for mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Slovenia due to regulatory and data privacy rules.
The GMAT Online costs USD 200 and includes five score reports for candidates to send to their select schools. Candidates will have an opportunity to choose their schools before or after their exam.
The check-in and security protocols are designed to account for and accommodate the online delivery model and remote human supervisors will be used to maintain the test integrity.