GMAC has finally responded to numerous petitions made by GMAT takers worldwide opposing the online whiteboard and has now decided to allow the use of a real physical whiteboard while taking the at-home GMAT exam i.e., GMAT Online.
Today GMAC announced that starting June 11, it will allow test-takers to use a physical whiteboard in addition to the already available online whiteboard for calculations and taking notes. GMAC has also specified the details on the Dos and Don’ts of the physical whiteboard.
Continue reading the article to know the specifications of the physical whiteboard. Also, take a look at this video explainer on the physical whiteboard by Rajat Sadana, CEO of e-GMAT:
Physical Whiteboard requirements for GMAT Online
You can use one erasable whiteboard not bigger than 12 inches by 20 inches, one dry erase marker, and one dry marker eraser.
Here is the list of whiteboard related items allowed for taking the GMAT Online exam:
- 1 erasable whiteboard – maximum size of 12 inches x 20 inches (30 centimeters x 50 centimeters)
- 1 dry erase marker
- 1 dry marker eraser
In case you want to know the difference between the dry erase and wet erase markers check out this article.
According to GMAC’s notification, the following items are not allowed. This list is not comprehensive
Items not allowed during the GMAT Online
The following items are not allowed by GMAC while taking the GMAT Online
- Pen / Pencil
- Permanent Marker
- Tissues, Paper Towels, Napkins
- Whiteboard Spray
- Paper in a clear slide
- Boogie Boards
- Writing Tablets
GMAT Online – Physical Whiteboard FAQs
You’ll be able to use the physical whiteboard starting June 11, 2020.
Yes, you’ll get the option to use the online whiteboard as well as the physical whiteboard too. In case you want to learn how to use the online whiteboard check out this article.
GMAT Online is the at-home GMAT exam which you can take till August 14, 2020. It was started by GMAC in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
You can use one erasable whiteboard which shouldn’t be larger than 12 inches by 20 inches i.e., 30 centimeters by 50 centimeters