GMAC had designed GMAT interim exclusively so that the test-takers can take online GMAT from their homes. But, online GMAT does not come with the score cancellation or retesting facility. To be precise, candidates initially had no chance to retake GMAT and it was the only disadvantage of GMAT online, but now GMAT online retake is possible.
For the actual GMAT, it is possible to retake GMAT 5 times in 1 year and the maximum number of taking the test in a lifetime is 8. Between 2 takes of GMAT, there has to be a gap of 16 calendar days. For GMAT online, GMAC has recently announced that retaking GMAT online is possible – candidates can take online GMAT twice and this facility will be offered from September 2020.
All About GMAT Retesting
GMAC constantly improves its facilities to enhance the clarity of GMAT at-home and to make online testing smoother. Recently GMAC had introduced the free GMAT score sending facility and extended the GMAT online end-date of appointment date till 31st December 2020 as the centers are not reopened yet in many locations. Along with waiving the score sending charges, the latest inclusion is the GMAT online retesting facilities from September 23.
Initially, GMAT online retake facility was available only in the cases of technical glitches. Here, the second take of online GMAT will not be counted towards the limit of taking GMAT in 12 months period as well as to the lifetime. Right now, it is mentioned that the candidates will be able to retake GMAT online in case they didn't score satisfactorily.
Purpose of GMAT Online Retesting
At present, there are 2 major entrance exams for higher studies: GMAT and GRE. The conducting authority of GRE, ETS had earlier launched the online version, which came without technical glitches. All these caused a higher percentage increase in the number of candidates taking GRE for admission.
In Harvard Business School, UC Barkley Haas, and other B-schools, the number of enrolled candidates who took GRE has seen a visible increase this year. It is expected that GMAT Online retesting can make a big difference in this regard. It can be a major reason for offering GMAT online retake facilities.
apart from this, the reasons behind offering the GMAT online retesting is to allow the candidates to:
- Improve their score
- Work on the difficulties they have faced during their provides GMAT take
- Be more flexible and confident
- Planning the accurate GMAT strategy
GMAT Online Retesting Fees
For retaking online GMAT the candidates will be charged with US$ 200 as the registration fees.
GMAT online Retaking: Score Recording
For the actual GMAT, the highest score of all the GMAT attempts was stored for further use. While sending GMAT score to the universities, the highest score of all the attempts is used.
For online GMAT, the candidates too can preview the scores after completing their exams. It is expected that the candidates will be able to cancel the score in case they are not satisfied or in case they are willing to retake. Until GMAC confirms, it will be wrong to comment on the exact procedure.
GMAT Online Score Sending
Recently, it is announced that the score of Online GMAT can be sent to an unlimited number of destinations and this service will be absolutely free.
t is an undeniable fact that GMAT online is something new and the candidates are not that easy with it. Even though they are taking online GMAT from their comfort zone, they are clueless about the happenings of the online exam. GMAT online was initially reported several technical glitches, which naturally, make the candidates nervous during the first take of online GMAT which leads towards a lower GMAT score. For these candidates, the retesting facility is like a bliss. Even during this Covid-19 situation, the test-takers can retake GMAT. However, taking an excellent GMAT preparation to secure the required GMAT score is always preferable.