GMAC announced a new pattern of the GMAT in April 2020 to help students take the test from home. The GMAT online or the at-home GMAT can be taken on a Windows or a Mac computer anytime during the day from the comfort of your home. The new version of the test became a permanent feature when the GMAC announced in January 2021 – after delivering 45,000 GMAT Online tests – to keep the option open permanently.
The new version of the test had some differences from the original version – GMAT at test center – when the GMAT Online was initially launched. Initially the test had a fixed section order (Quant, Verbal, and IR) and also missed the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section. The test also had only one sectional break. The score report for the test was available only 7 days after the test date.
The GMAC announced some changes to the earlier format on February 10, 2021. The GMAT Online will now have the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section just the way the original GMAT format does. You will be able to choose one of the 3 section orders – similar to the test-center exam. The last and also the most important update for most students is the preview of unofficial scores. Now, the unofficial scores can viewed immediately onscreen. The official scores will be available within 7 days from the test date.
The new version of the GMAT Online will be available starting April 8, 2021. You can register for the new version of the test starting February 17, 2021.
|Features of the New GMAT Online Exam|
|4 full exam sections: Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning (IR), Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)|
|Choose your own order of sections: Verbal, Quant, IR, AWA; Quant, Verbal, IR, AWA; AWA, IR, Quant, Verbal|
|Preview of Unofficial Scores immediately after the exam|
|Two 8-minute breaks: One after Quant and the other after Verbal or One after IR and the other after Quant|
|You can send scores to unlimited number of programs|