Good news for students who are unable to give their GMAT Test due to the lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has announced the At-Home GMAT starting April 20.
Can I take the GMAT during Covid-19 related lockdown?
Registrations have started for a new at-home version of the GMAT. The first test-takers will be able to sit for the exam in the comfort of their homes on April 20. Appointments will run around-the-clock test dates in 15-minute intervals through June 15, 2020, at which time the need for the interim solution will be re evaluated.
Who can take the GMAT At-Home version?
The new exam will not be available in mainland China, Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Slovenia, and North Korea due to what it called “regulatory restrictions.”
Students may only take the online exam once.
What is the cost of the At-Home GMAT?
The test will now cost US$200 – The new price is US$5 less than the GRE.
Which Computer Platforms can be used for the At-home version?
The GMAT test can be taken on both Mac and PC platforms. Candidates may not change any settings on the device being used to take the exam. They are not allowed to change computer settings, workstation or environment, or access any electronic devices, including cell phones or smart devices. Students are not allowed to take traditional hand notes but can use a new curser based ‘Whiteboard’ digital workspace.
When/How do I download the software?
Test-takers have to show up 15 minutes before the scheduled start of their exam to download the required software, take a photo of self that matches ID picture and also photos of your immediate surroundings for a proctor to see.
About the GMAT At-Home Version
The test will be shorter by 30 minutes and will be for 2 hours and 37 minutes.
The at-home GMAT will be identical to the exam given in test centers with one major exception- the Analytical Writing Assessment will be omitted.
The Quantitative, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning sections will have the same type and number of items and the same time for completion. It will also use the same scoring algorithm and score scale for the Section Scores and Total Score as the test center-based version.
* 62 minutes for 31 Quantitative questions
* 65 minutes for 35 Verbal questions
* 30 minutes for 12 IR questions
Candidates will be provided with one, optional 5 minute break, after the quant and verbal section of the test. The optional break then would occur before the final 30-minute Integrated Reasoning part of the test. While on break, test takers may access water, food, or comfort items such as tissues or cough drops.