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GMAT Online Exam | FAQs

Vineet Chhabra, global product and marketing head for the GMAT exam, tells you everything you need to know about the new GMAT Online test

Thu Apr 30 2020

You can now register to take the GMAT test online, after the coronavirus pandemic shut down GMAT test centers around the world, with around-the-clock testing appointments available into 2021.

The GMAT Online exam costs $250—cheaper than the test center GMAT at $275 in the US and Canada—and is available globally excluding markets limited by regulatory restrictions: Mainland China, Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Slovenia, and North Korea.

But how exactly does the new GMAT Online exam work? How is it different to the test center version? Will business schools view it differently?

BusinessBecause caught up with Vineet Chhabra, the global product and marketing head for the GMAT exam, who we dubbed the man behind the GMAT, to get your questions answered. 

GMAT Online Exam: FAQs

Why did you launch the GMAT Online exam?

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.

How is the GMAT Online exam different?

In terms of the overall test construct, the structure of the exam, how you register and start your check-in process, the scoring methodology and score scales, the test is exactly the same as the GMAT that is delivered in test centers. The only differences are the delivery of the test and the exclusion of the Analytical Writing Assessment.

There are obviously some differences in the delivery model because this is an online model. You’re not taking the test in the test center; you’re doing it hopefully in the comfort of your own home. Instead of the administrator in the...

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