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[Live Update] GMAT Test center closures due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

Updated: 30th March 2020 

As the pandemic continues to spread outside China, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global health emergency. In the interest of health and safety, there are many GMAT Test centers located in various locations, where testing is being suspended.

 

In China, the GMAT test was suspended in February, which is now extended until April 30, 2020. Italy, the most affected in Europe as well as outside Asia, has postponed GMAT testing till the first week of April.

Countries like France, Greece, Germany, Bulgaria, India, Finland, Malaysia, Philippines, Israel, and Ghana have suspended GMAT testing until further notice.

Similarly, test centers located in Chaing Mai (Thailand), Doha (Qatar), and Lausanne (Switzerland) have been suspended through April 30.

 

But what if your exam is at a closed test center? What steps should you as a student take? Is there a possibility that GMAT can be given online?

 

Here is the outline of the article:

 

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Effective immediately, GMAC has temporarily waived all GMAT exam reschedule fees.  No matter your test center location, you can reschedule to another date or location, without getting charged. 

Here is an article on how to reschedule your GMAT Appointment step-by-step explained with pictures. 

Coronavirus: Latest News on Interim GMAT Exam – Online

 

Due to many test center closures happening around the world, beginning in mid-April GMAC will launch an online proctored alternative to the GMAT exam. The test will offer a comparable structure, time and scoring as the exam delivered in the test centers. The Verbal, IR, and Quant will have the same number of items and time for completion.

 

The security protocols and check-in will be modified to accommodate online delivery and remote proctors will be used to manage test integrity. The online GMAT test will be available in impacted markets, outside of mainland China.

 

GMAC is working closely with the Chinese government authorities to present an alternative solution for test-takers in mainland China.

 

In addition, the interim solution will be offered at a lower price point than the standard GMAT exam to support the test takers and schools during this time.

 

The additional details regarding the same will be coming soon. Keep an eye on our article on the interim GMAT Exam for updates. 

Click on the link to jump to the relevant section What to do If Your GMAT Test Center is Closed and when to expect your Refund?

 

Coronavirus – GMAT Test Centers that are closed

Here is the list of test centers that are closed for GMAT and Executive Assessment testing. Refer to this page for any updates.

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GMAT Test Center Closures

Center

Suspended Through

America

Argentina – Buenos Aires – ICANA April 1, 2020
Bahamas – The College of The Bahamas April 6, 2020
Brazil
    • Belo Horizonte _ WGC Sistemas
March 31, 2020
    • Curitiba – You Talk Idiomas
April 1, 2020
    • Porto Alegre – Escola Tecnica Cristo Redentor
March 30, 2020
    • Rio de Janerio – Instituto de Formacao Internet
April 14, 2020
    • Brazilia – Casa Thomas Jefferson
March 31, 2020
Bolivia – La Paz April 13, 2020
Bulgaria – Sofia March 31,2020
Columbia – Bogata April 20, 2020
Costa Rica – San Jose March 24, 2020
Canada Testing is suspended in most test centers. Visit here to check availability of testing center near you.
Chile – Santiago March 30, 2020
Dominican Republic – ITLA-Instituto Tecnologico de Las Americas April 13, 2020
El Salvador – San Salvador April 27, 2020
Equador – Quito – William Shakespeare School April 14, 2020
Guatemala April 13, 2020
Honduras – Tegucigalpa – POPA April 13, 2020
Jamaica – Kingston – Mona School of Business April 1, 2020
Mexico
    • Mexico City – Soluciones Integrales en Capacitacion
March 30, 2020
    • Guadalajara -UNISITE
April 4, 2020
Panama April 7, 2020
Paraguay – Assuncion March 29, 2020
Peru – Lima March 30, 2020
Uruguay – Montevideo – Centro de Capacitacion Jacksonville April 14, 2020
Trinidad and Tobag0 – San Fernando April 21, 2020
United States Testing is suspended in most test centers. Visit here to check availability of testing center near you.
Venezuela – Caracas March 31, 2020

South and Central Asia

India Test delivery is temporarily suspended for at least 3 weeks, pending further government guidance.
Kazakhstan
    • Nur Sultan
May 1, 2020
    • Almaty – Kazakh British Study Centre M&K
April 16, 2020
    • Almaty – High Tech for Human
April 15, 2020
Russia – St Petersburg – Graduate School of Management April 16, 2020

Asia Pacific and East Asia

Australia
    • Perth – ATI-Mirage
April 1, 2020
    • St Lucia – University of Queensland
March 25, 2020
    • Toowoomba – University of Southern Queensland
April 15, 2020
    • Brisbane – Saxons Training Facilities
May 2, 2020
Indonesia – Jakarta – PT. Executrain Nusantarajaya April 4, 2020
China – Mainland March 30, 2020
Malaysia Testing suspended until further notice
Mongolia – Ulan Bator May 1, 2020
New Zealand
    • Auckland – Northland Polytechnic
April 23, 2020
    • Auckland – The university of Auckland
April 24, 2020
    • Wellington – Massey University
April 21, 2020
Philippines Testing suspended until further notice
Singapore Test centers have instituted mandatory temperature checks and will begin reviewing the travel history of test-takers. If candidates are found unwell, or report that they have traveled to China within 14 days before their appointment, or are exhibiting symptoms, they will be asked to reschedule their appointment and will get a full refund.
South Korea
    • Daegu Region
March 31, 2020
    • Seoul
The test center is open but maximum of 15 candidates at a time
    • Busan – Dong Sung Vocational Training School
March 21, 2020
Thailand – Chaing Mai April 30, 2020
Vietnam April 6, 2020

Europe

Austria – Vienna – OeAD International Testing Services May 11, 2020
Bulgaria – Sofia March 30, 2020
Belgium – Mechelen April 11, 2020
Croatia – Zagreb -IDE April 20, 2020
Hungary – Budapest May 29, 2020
Czech Republic – Prague April 1, 2020
Denmark March 30,2020
France Testing suspended until further notice
Finland – Espoo Testing suspended until further notice
Italy
    • Trento – Trento University
April 3, 2020
    •  Rome – RTS Testing and language center
April 3, 2020
    • Milan – SELEXI
May 1, 2020
Latvia – Riga Business School April 15, 2020
Lithuania – Vilnius – IT ProTraining April 20, 2020
Greece Testing suspended until further notice
Norway – Oslo March 27, 2020
Ireland – Dublin – New horizon Ireland April 15, 2020
Netherlands
    • Amsterdam – Compu’Train Amsterdam
June 1, 2020
    • Nieuwegein – Global Knowledge
April 20, 2020
    •  Utrecht – Compu’Train
June 1, 2020
Macedonia – Skopje – IT ProTraining April 20, 2020
Portugal
    • Lisbon Rumos
April 16, 2020
    • Porto CESAE Porto
April 10, 2020
Poland
    • Krakow – Compendium
March 27, 2020
    • Warszawa – BBIA
April 14, 2020
Spain
    • Madrid – New Horizon Madrid
March 31, 2020
    • Barcelona – KnowTech
April 14, 2020
Romania – Buchares April 1, 2020
Germany Testing suspended until further notice
Switzerland
    • Laussane – ISEIG
May 1, 2020
    • St Gallen University
April 20, 2020
    • Zurich – Helidux Academy
April 22, 2020
United Kingdom Testing suspended until further notice
State of Palestine
    • Bethleham University
Testing suspended until further notice
    • Gaza – AMIDEAST Gaza
Testing suspended until further notice
Turkey
    • Ankara – TOBB
April 27, 2020
    • Ankara – Yildirim Beyazit University
May 11,2020

Middle East and Africa

Bahrain – Manama March 29, 2020
Afghanistan – Kabul – American University of Afghanistan April 21, 2020
Azerbaijan – Baku – Azerbaijan University of Languages April 27, 2020
Cote d’Ivoire – Abidjan – Piger Cote d’Ivorie March 27, 2020
Egypt
    • Cairo – American University of Languages
April 13, 2020
    •  Cairo – Global Knowledge
April 4, 2020
Ghana – Accra – Linear Assessment Services Testing Suspended till further notice
Isreal Testing Suspended till further notice
Nigeria – Lagos May 4, 2020
Jordan
    • Amman – Specialized Technical Services
April 5, 2020
    • Amman – Adoum Cultural center
April 1, 2020
Kenya – Nairobi -UNISERV LTD March 26, 2020
Kuwait City April 12, 2020
Lebanon – Beirut April 15, 2020
Oman
    •  Muscat – Gulf College
April 18, 2020
    • Muscat – National Training Institute
April 18, 2020
Pakistan
    • Islamabad – USEFP
April 17, 2020
    • Karachi
April 16, 2020
    • Lahore – Al- Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science
April 6, 2020
Qatar – Doha
    • Qatar University
May 6, 2020
    • Al-Attiya Computer & Technology
May 1, 2020
    • Family Computer Center
April 1, 2020
Saudi Arabia
    • Dammam – iCandle – Male Candidates
April 1, 2020
    • Dammam – iCandle- Female Candidates
April 1, 2020
    • Jeddah – University of Business and Technology (Male & Female)
July 31, 2020
    • Dammam – Al-Bassam Institute (Male candidates)
March 28, 2020
    • Jeddah – Topaz System (male)
March 29, 2020
    • Jeddah – Topaz system (Female)
March 29, 2020
    • Riyadh – Topaz System (Male and Female)
March 29, 2020
South Africa
    • Cape Town – CTU Training solutions
April 2, 2020
    • Cape Town – International business training college
April 17, 2020
State of Palestine – Bethlehem Suspended till further notice
Tanzania – Dar Es Salaam March 23, 2020
Tunisia April 6, 2020
UAE
    • Sarjah
April 5, 2020
    • Dubai – the exam preparation and testing house FZCO
April 4, 2020
    • Dubai – New Horizon CLC
April 4, 2020
    • Abu Dhabi – Al Khawarizimi International College
May 4, 2020
    • Abu Dhabi – The UAE Academy
April 4, 2020
    • Abu Dhabi – New Horizons CLC
April 4, 2020
    • Sharjah – American University of Sharjah
May 4, 2020
Morocco – Rabat – AMIDEAST April 6, 2020
Zimbabwe – Harare – Adept Solutions May 1, 2020

Read our article on How to select GMAT test center?

Coronavirus – What to do if your GMAT exam is scheduled at a test center that is closed?

 

  • The GMAT test at any of the test centers mentioned above is either being rescheduled or canceled. A full refund of the test fees will be given if your appointment is canceled or rescheduled. This also includes any rescheduling and cancellation fees refund.
  • The test takers who are impacted by the closure of the test center will get information via email about their test appointment cancellation or rescheduling
  • If your appointment has been canceled, it will not automatically be rescheduled. You will have to schedule a new test-taking appointment
  • While rescheduling your appointment, please keep in mind that other countries are placing travel restrictions on those in affected areas. Thus, it’s recommended that you check it, before scheduling a new appointment in a different country or city
  • GMAC has requested not to reschedule or cancel your appointment online. You can contact their regional customer service center for additional assistance with managing your appointment

The call center fees will be waived for affected test takers.

 

Check the availability of testing center near you by visiting: mba.com/find-a-seat

When to expect your Refund, if your GMAT appointment is canceled?

If you have paid through your credit card, the refund amount will be automatically refunded within 3-5 days of receiving the cancellation confirmation email.

For GMAT Test Takers in China

If you have paid using a bank transfer through NEEA, you need to follow the following instructions on requesting a refund from NEEA. It will take 4-6 weeks for refund processing through NEEA.

Here is how you cancel or reschedule your GMAT Test. 

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