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If you subscribe to the Boy Scout motto “Be prepared,” then it’s a good idea to research all facets of your GMAT experience. You’re spending hours working math and verbal practice questions, writing essays, and taking GMAT practice tests, yet you may be wondering: What are the logistical aspects of test day actually going to be like?

As much as GMAT textbooks try to prepare you for what to expect on test day, there’s no substitute for actually “seeing” what’s in store for you.

Good news! The GMAC has prepared a detailed video that gives you a tour of an actual GMAT testing center, with step-by-step accounting of what you can expect on test day. Check out this video:

Now when you take your GMAT practice tests, you’ll be better able to visualize the actual testing experience.

Here are some other resources from the GMAC to help ensure there are no surprises for you on test day.

  1. What to expect at a Pearson VUE Test Center
  2. Identification Requirements for check-in before your exam
  3. GMAT Test Center Rules (with video)
  4. Test-Day Checklist
  5. Test-Day Decisions, including schools to send your score to, section order, and whether to accept or cancel your score

Finally, if your GMAT test date is right around the corner, here’s a video I made with some last-minute advice for you. Hope it helps!