Home > News > Gmat > LIVE: Coronavirus Impact On GMAT Testing

LIVE: Coronavirus Impact On GMAT Testing

We bring you the latest live updates on GMAT test center closures, testing suspensions and more in light of the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus (or Covid-19), which started Wuhan, China, is spreading globally and impacting countries and business schools around the world. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic.

In this difficult climate, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owner and administrator of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), has closed test centers and suspended test taking in locations around the world.

If you’re considering applying to business school, this will affect you as the GMAT exam is the premier admission test for business schools, used as a quality indicator when measuring your suitability for an MBA or master's program.

GMAC is releasing regular updates on the status of its GMAT test centers and GMAT testing in various locations. This also extends to the Executive Assessment (EA) test for Executive MBA candidates.

Here, we update you on the latest news on GMAT testing:


LIVE UPDATES: Read how coronavirus is impacting business schools

coronavirus impact on business schools


GMAT Test Center Closures and Suspensions 


Updated March 27, 2020

Read on or skip to your location by clicking one of the links below:

Americas

Europe

South & Central Asia

Asia Pacific & East Asia

Middle East & Africa

FAQs

These updates are taken direct from the GMAT team on MBA.comYou can also view our live updates on GRE test center closures.


Americas


Argentina:

Buenos Aires – ICANA – testing suspended until April 1 

Bahamas:

Nassau – The College of The Bahamas – testing suspended until April 6 

Bolivia:

La Paz – Centro de Capacitacion y Consultoria SRL COGNOS – testing suspended until April 13 

Brazil:

Belo Horizonte – WGC Sistemas Ltda – testing suspended through March 31 

Brazilia – Casa Thomas Jefferson – testing suspended through March 31 

Curitiba – YouTalk Idiomas – testing suspended through April 1 

Porto Alegre – Escola Tecnica Cristo Redentor – testing suspended through March 30 

Rio de Janerio – Instituto de Formaçao Internet - Infnet – testing suspended through April 14

Canada:

Testing is suspended in most test centers. Please visit mba.com/find-a-seat to check the availability of the testing center near you. 

Chile:

Santiago – testing suspended through March 30 

Colombia:

Bogata – Centro Colombo Americano – testing suspended through April 20 

Costa Rica:

San Jose – New Horizons Computer Learning Center – testing suspended through March 24 

Dominican Republic:

Santa Domingo – ITLA-Instituto Tecnologico de Las Americas – testing suspended through April 13 

El Salvador:

San Salvador ‐ New Millennium S.A. de C.V. – testing suspended through April 27 

Equador:

Quito – William Shakespeare School - Quito – testing suspended through April 14 

Guatemala:

Guatemala – Universidad Galileo –  testing suspended through April 13 

Jamaica:

Kingston – Mona School of Business –  testing suspended through April 1 

Honduras:

Tegucigalpa – POPA - International Technology Group (ITG) –  testing suspended through April 13 

Mexico:

Mexico City – Soluciones Integrales en Capacitacion –  testing suspended through March 30 

Panama: 

Testing suspended through April 7 

Paraguay:

Assuncion – Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano– testing suspended through March 29 

Peru: 

Lima – testing suspended through March 30 

United States:

Testing is suspended in most test centers. Please visit mba.com/find-a-seat to check the availability of the testing center near you.

Uruguay:

Montevideo – Centro de Capacitación Jacksonville - ZONAMERICA– testing suspended through April 14

Venezuela:

Caracas – testing suspended through March 31


Europe


Austria:

Vienna – OeAD International Testing Services – testing suspended through May 11 

Belgium:

Mechelen – Global Knowledge – testing suspended through April 11 

Bulgaria:

Sofia – IT Consulting & Education – testing suspended through March 31

Croatia:

Zagreb – IDE - Institute for the Development of Education – testing suspended through April 20 

Czech Republic:

Prague – testing suspended through April 1 

Denmark:

Testing suspended through March 30 

Finland:

Espoo – Swan IT – testing suspended until further notice 

France:

Testing suspended until further notice

Germany:

Testing suspended until further notice

Greece:

Testing suspended until further notice

Hungary:

Budapest – Training360 Kft.–testing suspended until May 29 

Ireland:

Dublin – New Horizons Ireland –  testing suspended through April 15 

Italy:

Trento – Trento University –  testing suspended through April 3 

Rome – RTS Testing and Language Service SRL –  testing suspended through April 3 

Milan – SELEXI –  testing suspended through April 6 

Latvia:

Riga – Riga Business School (RBS)–  testing suspended through April 15 

Lithuania:

Vilnius – IT ProTraining–  testing suspended through April 20 

Macedonia:

Skopje – IT ProTraining–  testing suspended through April 20 

Netherlands:

Amsterdam – Compu'Train Amsterdam –testing suspended through April 6 

Nieuwegein –  Global Knowledge –testing suspended through April 20 

Utrecht –  Compu'Train –testing suspended through April 20 

Norway:

Oslo – testing suspended through March 27 

Poland:

Krakow – Compendium – testing suspended through March 27 

Warszawa – BBIA – testing suspended through April 14 

Portugal:

Lisbon – Rumos – testing suspended through April 16 

Porto – CESAE Porto – testing suspended through April 10 

Romania:

Bucharest – testing suspended through March April 1 

Spain:

Madrid – New Horizons Madrid – testing suspended through March 31 

Barcelona – Knowtech – testing suspended through April 14

Switzerland:

Lausanne – ISEIG – testing suspended through May 1 

St Gallen – University of St Gallen – testing suspended through April 20 

Zurich – Helidux Academy – testing suspended through April 22 

Turkey:

Ankara – TOBB – testing suspended through April 27 

Ankara – Yildirim Beyazit University– testing suspended through June 4 

United Kingdom:

Testing suspended until further notice.


South & Central Asia


India:

Bangalore – M.S. ENGINEERING COLLEGE  testing suspended through April 1 

Bhopal – Lakshmi Narain College of Technology Excellence – testing suspended through April 1 

Bhubaneswar –  KIIT University – testing suspended through April 1 

Cochin –  Rajagiri College Of Social Sciences – testing suspended through April 1 

Chennai –  ITM Business School – testing suspended through April 1 

Dehradun –  DIT University – testing suspended through April 1 

Gujarat –  Xavier Research Foundation – testing suspended through April 1 

Gurugram – Ansal University – testing suspended through April 1 

Guwahati – Assam Don Bosco University – testing suspended through March 30 

Jaipur –  Sakar Edutech Pvt. Ltd. – testing suspended through April 1 

Kolkata –  Brainware University – testing suspended through April 1 

Kolkata –  Agile Technologies And Solutions – testing suspended through April 2 

Lalitpur –  Kathmandu College of Management – testing suspended through April 3 

Lucknow – Ansal Technical Campus –testing suspended through April 1 

Mumbai – K.P.B Hinduja college of commerce –testing suspended through April 1 

Nagput – Unisoft Technologies –testing suspended through April 1 

Patiala – Thapar University – testing suspended through April 1 

Raipur – ITM University – testing suspended through April 6 

Ranchi – Infinity Academy – testing suspended through April 1 

Tiruchirappalli – National Inst. Of Technology, Tiruchirappalli –testing suspended through June 1 

Vellore – Vellore Institute of Technology – testing suspended through June 1 

Visakhapatnam – Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering – testing suspended through April 1 

Kazakhstan:

Nur Sultan – testing suspended through May 1

Almaty – Kazakh British Study Centre M&K – testing suspended through April 16 

Almaty – High Tech for Human – testing suspended through April 15

Russia:

St Petersburg – Graduate School of Management (GSOM)– testing suspended through April 16


Asia Pacific & East Asia


Australia:

Brisbane – Saxons Training Facilities - Brisbane –testing suspended through May 2 

Perth – ATI-Mirage –testing suspended through March 31 

St Lucia – University of Queensland (UQ) – testing suspended through March 25 

St Lucia – University of Queensland (UQ) – testing suspended through March 20 

Toowoomba – University of Southern Queensland – testing suspended through April 15

Indonesia:

Jakarta – PT. Executrain Nusantarajaya – testing suspended through April 4 

China

Mainland China - testing suspended through April 30

Hong Kong, China: 

Testing was suspended in late January through early February, but all testing has resumed and is operating normally

Malaysia:

Testing suspended until further notice 

Mongolia:

Ulan Bator – English Academy of MUST – testing suspended through May 1

New Zealand: 

Auckland – Northland Polytechnic – testing suspended through April 23 

Auckland – The University of Auckland – testing suspended through April 24 

Wellington – Massey University – testing suspended through April 21 

Philippines:

Testing suspended until further notice 

Singapore:

GMAC testing delivery partner Pearson VUE and building operators have instituted mandatory temperature checks and will begin reviewing travel history of test takers entering testing center facilities in Singapore. If candidates are found unwell, are exhibiting symptoms, or report having traveled to China within 14 days prior to their appointment, they will be asked to reschedule their appointment and will be offered a full refund.

South Korea: 

Daegu Region – testing suspended through March 31 

Seoul – testing centers are open but restricted to a maximum of 15 candidates at a time 

Busan – Dong Sung Vocational Training School – testing suspended through March 21 

Thailand:

Chiang Mai – testing suspended through April 30


WATCH



Middle East & Africa


Afghanistan:

Kabul – American University of Afghanistan – testing suspended through April 21 

Azerbaijan:

Baku – Azerbaijan University of Languages – testing suspended through March 27 

Bahrain:

Manama – Capital Knowledge - testing suspended through March 29 

Cote d'Ivoire:

Abidjan – Piger Cote d'Ivorie – testing suspended through March 27 

Egypt:

Cairo – The American University in Cairo – testing suspended through April 4 

Cairo – Global Knowledge – testing suspended through April 4 

Ghana:

Accra – Linear Assessment Services Ltd – testing suspended until further notice 

Israel:

Testing suspended until further notice

Jordan:

Amman – Specialized Technical Services – testing suspended through April 5 

Amman – Adoum Cultural Centre – testing suspended through April 1 

Kenya:

Nairobi – UNISERV LTD–  testing suspended through March 26 

Kuwait:

Kuwait City – New Horizons Computer Learning Center–  testing suspended through April 12

Lebanon:

Beirut –New Horizons C.L.C–  testing suspended through April 15

Morocco:

Rabat – AMIDEAST Morocco– testing suspended through April 6 

Nigeria:

Lagos –UKEAS–  testing suspended through May 4 

Oman:

Muscat – Gulf College – testing suspended through April 18 

Muscat – National Training Institute (AKA New Horizons) – testing suspended through April 18 

Pakistan:

Islamabad – USEFP- Islamabad – testing suspended through April 17 

Karachi – testing suspended through April 16 

Lahore – Al- Khawarizmi Institute Of Computer Science – testing suspended through April 6 

Qatar:

Doha – Qatar University – testing suspended through May 6 

Doha – Al-Attiya Computer & Technology – testing suspended through May 1 

Doha – Family Computer Center – testing suspended through April 1 

Saudi Arabia:

Dammam – iCandle - Male Candidates – testing suspended through April 1

Dammam – iCandle - Femeale Candidates – testing suspended through April 1

Dammam – Al-Bassam Institute (Male Candidates) – testing suspended through March 28

Jeddah – University of Business and Technology(Male&Female) – testing suspended through July 31

Jeddah – Topaz Systems (Male) – testing suspended through March 29

Jeddah – Topaz Systems (Female) – testing suspended through March 29

Riyadh – Topaz Systems (Male) – testing suspended through March 29

Riyadh – Topaz Systems (Female) – testing suspended through March 29

State of Palestine:

Bethlehem – testing suspended until further notice

Gaza – AMIDEAST Gaza– testing suspended until further notice 

South Africa:

Cape Town– CTU Training Solutions Cape Town— testing suspended through April 2 

Cape Town– International Business Training College— testing suspended through April 17 

Tanzania:

Dar Es Salaam – CATS Tanzania Limited – testing suspended through March 23 

Tunisia:

Tunis – Université Centrale – testing suspended through April 6 

UAE:

Sarjah – testing suspended through April 5 

Dubai – The Exam Preparation & Testing House FZCO – testing suspended through April 4 

Dubai – New Horizons CLC - Dubai – testing suspended through April 4 

Abu Dhabi –Al Khawarizmi International College –  testing suspended through May 4 

Abu Dhabi –The UAE Academy – testing suspended through April 4 

Abu Dhabi –New Horizons CLC - Abu Dhabi – testing suspended through April 4 

Sharjah –American University of Sharjah – testing suspended through May 4 

Zimbabwe:

Harare – Adept Solutions–  testing suspended through May 1


FAQs


What if your GMAT test is cancelled?


GMAC says that all GMAT and Executive Assessment exams scheduled at a test center that has been closed are either being rescheduled or cancelled. Registrants whose appointments are cancelled will be provided a full refund of their test fees and any appointment reschedule and cancellation fees. 

All impacted test takers will be notified via email about their test appointment rescheduling or cancellation. The refund will be processed within three-to-five days of receiving the cancellation confirmation email.

If your appointment has been cancelled, it will not automatically be rescheduled. You will need to schedule a new test-taking appointment.


Can you take the GMAT online?


Soon! GMAC are targeting a mid-April release for an online GMAT test which you can take from home. 

With the exception of not having the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section, the test will have the same structure, number of items, time, and scoring to the exam delivered in test centers. The interim alternative will be offered at a lower price point than the current exam.

Find out more about the online GMAT test

Read our latest coronavirus news

Comments.

Monday 16th March 2020, 09.21 (UTC)

By
rebecca-loades

Latest update from GMAC: any test taker that wants to reschedule their current appointment (either a different date or to a different test centre) can do so without incurring any fees. This is effective Monday 16 March.

Leave a comment.

Maximum 1000 characters