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In response to the closing of many of the GMAT test centers around the world due to Coronavirus, the GMAT is going online starting Monday, April 20, 2020. It will be available globally, excluding markets limited by regulatory restrictions: Mainland China, Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Slovenia, and North Korea.

As of now the Online GMAT is a temporary offering to maintain continuity and enable business school applicants to finish up their applications so that they can still matriculate in Fall 2020. 

“The GMAT Online exam is an interim short-term solution we’ve developed specifically in response to the COVID-19 situation. With test centers closed, we wanted to offer a solution that allows us to continue to serve our mission to connect business schools and candidates.”

Vineet Chhabra, Global Product and Marketing Chief, GMAC

You can register to take the GMAT at home, online, with around-the-clock testing appointments available from April 20 to June 15, 2020.

About the new Online GMAT

You can visit the official Online GMAT site for all the details and FAQs about this temporary at-home GMAT testing solution, but here are some of the key things you’ll likely want to know:

GMAT Online Exam Structure

The structure of the Online GMAT is identical to the normal GMAT, with the exception that there is no essay (Analytical Writing Assessment). You will still complete a 31-question Quantitative Section (62 minutes), a 36-question Verbal Section (65 minutes), and a 12-question IR Section (30 minutes).

You will not be able to select your own section order. The order is fixed as follows: Quant – Verbal – IR.


Scoring for the Online GMAT remains the same. It will use the same scoring algorithm and score scale for the Section Scores and Total Score as the test center-based version. GMAT™ online exam scores are valid for 5 years and will not count towards your 12-month and lifetime GMAT limits.


$200 – cheaper than the test-center GMAT (normally $275)

Security and Reliability

Your Online GMAT will be live-proctored with Pearson VUE technology to ensure the integrity of the at-home testing experience. Here’s a short video about the Pearson VUE proctoring experience so that you know what to expect. You can learn more about the Online GMAT security measures HERE.

System Requirements

The At-Home GMAT can be taken on a PC or a Mac, provided it meets the minimum operating system requirements. Your computer must have a webcam, microphone, and speakers.


At this time the GMAT™ Online exam can only be taken once. Currently, score cancellations and retakes will not be available, with the exception of verified technical issues. 

The GMAT™ Online Exam will not count toward your yearly nor lifetime exam attempt limits.

Still have questions?

Check out the official Frequently Asked Questions page for the Online GMAT.

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