GMAT 101 – FAQs












The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Administrative information about the GMAT should be referenced on the the GMAT site at

Nevertheless, here is a list of frequently asked questions and the link to the relevant part of the GMAT site. Please note that the content of the GMAT and test taking rules are under the control of GMAT and are subject to change. Therefore, you should “update” your understanding as you get closer to your GMAT test day.

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Next Generation GMAT

GMAT scores and score reports

The answers to the following questions may be found here.

Q:How do I schedule an appointment to take the GMAT exam?
Q: Where can I take the GMAT exam?
Q: How much does it cost to take the GMAT exam?
Q: What are the test dates for the GMAT exam?
Q: What does the GMAT exam measure?
Q: How can I prepare to take the GMAT exam?
Q: How do I get GMATPrep® test preparation software?

Making & Changing Your GMAT Exam Appointment

Q: How do I schedule an appointment to take the GMAT exam?
Q: What if I need to reschedule my exam?
Q: What if I need to cancel my exam appointment?

GMAT Exam Policies

Q. What if I am a citizen of one country and testing in another?
Q: What if my name has changed between the time I registered and the test appointment?
Q: How often can I take the GMAT exam?

What to Expect at the GMAT Test Center

Q: What ID do I need to bring to the test center?
Q: What if I need my cellular (mobile) phone at the test center?
Q: Can I access anything from the storage locker during break?
Q: What if I need more break time than I am given?
Q: What if I need an unscheduled break?

GMAT Scores & Score Reports

Q: What schools use GMAT scores?
Q: When do I get my scores?
Q: If I’ve taken the GMAT exam more than once, will the score report contain all the scores?
Q: How do I order additional score reports, and how long do they take?
Q: What if I want a score report for a GMAT exam taken over five years ago?




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