The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is taken online and is an admissions test for M.B.A. programs. The GMAT is also accepted as an alternative to the LSAT by a few law schools. It is a computer-adaptive exam, meaning the questions increase in difficulty as the student achieves more correct answers.

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) rolled out the new, shorter, GMAT Focus Edition exam in November 2023, and the “Classic” GMAT was phased out as of February 1st, 2024.  See below for more details.

GMAT Focus Edition 

The new GMAT Focus Edition 2023 exam consists of three total sections and runs for 2 hours 15 minutes. A description of sections for the Focus Edition GMAT is below:

Section # of questions Section length Question Types
Data Insights

(Replaces the former, Integrated Reasoning section)

20 questions 45 minutes Measures a candidate’s data literacy skills. Question types include data sufficiency, multi-source reasoning, table analysis, two-part analysis, and graphics interpretation.
Quantitative Reasoning 21 Questions 45 minutes This section will now focus solely on Problem-Solving questions, measuring arithmetic and algebra knowledge.
Verbal Reasoning 23 Questions 45 minutes Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning questions that emphasize higher-order thinking.


Test Dates: 

The GMAT taken at test sites offer test dates that are flexible throughout the year. Click here to begin your registration to view testing dates and locations. Registration is required approximately one month prior to a student’s intended test date.  Students are eligible to take the test every 16 days, no more than five times per year. Students are not allowed to test more than eight times.

The GMAT taken at-home is available seven days a week, around the clock. Students can register for the exam online.


The GMAT is a computer-adaptive exam, meaning the questions increase in difficulty as the student achieves more correct answers.

Students who take the GMAT Focus Edition receive a score that is scaled from 205-805. All three sections of this exam are weighted equally towards the overall score. This score cannot be compared to the current GMAT but there is a concordance table that allows students to identify the percentile ranking from each exam.

The GMAT Focus Edition 2023 exam automatically includes a comprehensive score report as part of registration. Students have the option to purchase an Enhanced Score Report, offering insight into question type, pacing, and areas of improvement if a student wishes to re-test.

Score review & cancellation: 

Prior to taking the exam, students select up to five schools to receive their score report at no cost.  Students can add additional schools for a fee, which varies by the location of the test.

GMAT scores are valid for five years and are available for reporting (not school admission) for up to 10 years.

Students can cancel their scores at two junctures:

  1. Directly following their test following their Score Preview (no cost);
  2. Within 72 hours of their exam (for a fee)

If a student chooses to cancel their scores, they are able to later reinstate them for up to four years and 11 months following the exam date.

The Official score report sent to schools will contain all GMAT scores for that student; cancelled scores will not appear on the score report.


The GMAT is available for students with different learning abilities, including the following:

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning and Cognitive Disorders
  • Physical and Systemic Disabilities
  • Psychological Disabilities
  • Sensory Disabilities (Vision and Hearing)

Students must apply for accommodations before they register for a test date and will receive a written decision.

What is the Executive Assessment? 

A small number of M.B.A. programs, many Executive M.B.A. programs, and some Master’s program accept the Executive Assessment in lieu of the GMAT. For more information, please click here.