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It’s been said that the only certainty in life is change.

So it is with the GMAT as well.

A few weeks ago we brought you up to speed on the new, 30-minute shorter GMAT exam.

With the dust having settled on that news, the GMAC decided to roll out another set of changes regarding its official GMAT practice exams and questions. Specifically, gone are the days (finally!) of the bulky and inconvenient software you had to download in order to take the GMAC’s official GMAT practice tests. All practice exams and questions are now available online, offering test-takers greater flexibility with seamless online access from multiple devices.

The GMAC’s practice tools have undergone name changes as well. Here’s a chart detailing the old and new names of each of the GMAC’s official GMAT practice exams and questions:

new names and changes to the official GMAT practice tools

Note that the questions in each of the exams themselves haven’t changed, so if you’ve already taken Exams 1 & 2 using the old GMATPrep software, you don’t need to retake those tests using the new online format. (Technically the exams are computer-adaptive so there’s a chance you won’t see any repeat questions, but it’s still not advisable to retake any of the exams if you want them to be a true reflection of your current abilities and estimated score).

Here are some of the key features of the new Official Practice Exams and Questions:

  • Seamless connection on any device through your mba.com login (note: full-length practice exams are not available on mobile devices.)
  • Official practice exams that are updated to align with the new, shorter GMAT exam.
  • Addition of the new Integrated Reasoning form in Official Practice Exam 2.
  • Ability to select confidence level for each question.

With all change comes questions. For example, How long will I have access to the online version of the practice tests? What if I’ve already purchased a product on the old platform? Do I still get free official practice materials? How do I access my GMAT Official Practice materials?

All of these questions — and more — are answered on the GMAC’s FAQ page HERE.

So head over to the GMAC’s Prep Tools page and check out the updated options. Note that Official Practice Tests 1 & 2 are already incorporated into our comprehensive GMAT Prep Course, and additional full-length GMAT simulator exams can be found HERE.

Oh, and one other thing. All good things come in 3’s, right? Well, the GMAC will be rolling out a third change next month (June 2018) in the form of the new 2019 GMAT® Official Guides (GMAT Official Guide, Quantitative Review and Verbal Review). Check back for details on how you can get your hands on those new books in a few weeks.