Unlike many other admissions tests, GMAT ™ testing is given year-round in most locations around the world. That means you have a lot of flexibility to decide when you want to take the test, but you should be careful to schedule your test early enough to ensure that your scores are available by your application deadlines. You can register to take the GMAT now.

Taking the GMAT

Here's what you need to know:   
  • Appointments are available around the clock and testing dates are available 6-months out on a rolling basis.
  • The test can be taken on either Windows or Mac computers, including laptops. System requirements can be checked here.
  • The GMAT can only be taken up to 5 times in a 12-month period and up to 8 times over your lifetime.
  • The test costs $250 and includes a score report. Your scores will be available to you and your designated school 3-5 days after your test.
  • The time limits for each section are the same: the Quantitative Reasoning section is 45 minutes for 21 questions, the Verbal Reasoning is 45 minutes for 23 questions, and the Data Insights section is 45 minutes for 2o questions, some multi-part. Overall, expect to spend close to 2 hours, 15 minutes taking the test, including your (optional) 10 minute break.
  • There are 6 possible section orders in which to take the test. You'll be able to choose the order from the three sections: Quantitative, Verbal, and Data Insights. You're also allowed to choose when to take the optional 10-minute break.

Check out this quick and easy process for preparing for the GMAT

  • Take a GMAT practice test to see how you stack up and what sections you need to focus on.
  • Find the GMAT prep option that works best for your learning style. We have options ranging from one-on-one tutoring to self-paced programs and books.

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