Ever since the onset of Covid-19, the GMAC has made several changes to the GMAT test-taking. It started with the introduction of Online home-testing on April 20, 2020. This delivery channel gave test-takers a choice to take the GMAT exam either at the test center or from the comfort of their home – even both if they decide to take the test more than once.
Initially, this GMAT interim Online exam was allowed only once and was not part of the lifetime limit of 8 exams. However, this was changed eventually and the online test became part of the lifetime limit with the option of one retake.
Now, again, the GMAC has brought some big and thoughtful changes. This has been done in order to make the GMAT Online exam at par with the test-center based GMAT exam. The 5 changes in the GMAT Online exam are as follows:
The registration for the enhanced GMAT Online exam will begin from February 17, 2021, with appointments beginning from April 8, 2021.
As is evident from the points mentioned above, the enhancements have been made in order to keep the same number of sections in both test types, make the test scores more comparable and reliable for the schools, and provide a similar testing experience to the students (select section order and a number of breaks). This alignment in the two delivery modes – Online and Test-center exam – will help the test-takers to give their best shot irrespective of the delivery mode.
Unlike the GMAT test-center based exam, the GMAT Online exam comes with the advantage of sending unlimited complimentary score reports to the schools and will be available within 8 hours of the candidate’s request.
The GMAT online exam is available in all locations, with the exception of: Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Sudan due to regulatory and local data privacy rules.
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