Updated: June 16, 2020
GMAC has suspended the GMAT at various test centers across the globe after the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global health emergency. In the interest of health and safety, GMAC has also decided to conduct the interim GMAT (Now called GMAT Online), where you’ll be able to take the test from your home.
In China, the GMAT test was suspended in February, which is now extended until June. However, in many countries, the GMAT test centers are being resumed.
Many cities in India have resumed the GMAT testing at the Center, including Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Delhi. However, the available slots are less. Similarly, countries like France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and many more have resumed the GMAT testing at the Center for a few locations.
In this article, highlights the GMAT Test centers that are closed as well as the countries where GMAT testing is resumed at the Center.
Here is the outline of the article:
- Interim GMAT Exam – Online GMAT
- GMAT Test Centers that are Closed
- GMAT Test Centers that are Open
- What to do if your GMAT Test Center is Closed?
- Can you reinstate your canceled GMAT Score?
- When to expect your GMAT Test refund?
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.
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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.
Also, 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.
Keep an eye on our article on the interim GMAT Exam for updates.
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GMAT Test Centers that have been closed due to coronavirus outbreak
Here is the list of test centers that are closed for GMAT
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GMAT Test Center Closures due to COVID-19 Outbreak
|Argentina – Buenos Aires – ICANA||June 26, 2020|
|Porto Alegre||July 1, 2020|
|Rio de Janerio||July 1, 2020|
|Brasilia||July 1, 2020|
|Fortaleza||June 22, 2020|
|Bolivia – La Paz||July 13, 2020|
|Bulgaria – Sofia||August 31, 2020|
|Columbia – Bogata||July 1, 2020|
|Chile – Santiago||June 16, 2020|
|Dominican Republic||July 1, 2020|
|El Salvador – San Salvador||July 1, 2020|
|Guatemala||July 1, 2020|
|Honduras – Tegucigalpa||July 1, 2020|
|Jamaica – Kingston||July 13, 2020|
|Mexico – Guadalajara||July 13, 2020|
|Panama||July 1, 2020|
|Peru – Lima||July 6, 2020|
|Uruguay – Montevideo||July 3, 2020|
|Trinidad and Tobago – San Fernando||September 1, 2020|
|Venezuela – Caracas||June 22, 2020|
|South and Central Asia|
|Nur Sultan||September 1, 2020|
|Almaty – High Tech for Human||July 1, 2020|
|St Petersburg||June 18, 2020|
|Novosibirsk||July 26, 2002|
|Moscow||June 15, 2020|
|Bangladesh – Dhaka||June 16, 2020|
|The Asia Pacific and East Asia|
|Australia – Toowoomba||October 30, 2020|
|Indonesia – Jakarta||July 1, 2020|
|China – Mainland||Testing suspended through June|
|Malaysia||June 16, 2020|
|Mongolia – Ulan Bator||August 16, 2020|
|Bulgaria – Sofia||August 31, 2020|
|Croatia – Zagreb||June 13, 2020|
|Hungary – Budapest||June 16, 2020|
|France||Testing suspended until further notice|
|Trento – Trento University||September 4, 2020|
|Latvia – Riga Business School||June 1, 2020|
|Amsterdam||July 1, 2020|
|Krakow – Compendium||September 1, 2020|
|Romania – Buchares||April 1, 2020|
|Germany||Testing suspended until further notice|
|St Gallen University||June 20, 2020|
|Ankara – TOBB||July 3, 2020|
|Ankara – Yildirim Beyazit University||June 15, 2020|
|France – Nantes||July 31, 2020|
|Middle East and Africa|
|Bahrain – Manama||July 1, 2020|
|Afghanistan – Kabul||May 31, 2020|
|Cote d’Ivoire – Abidjan||July 1, 2020|
|Cairo – American University of Languages||June 15, 2020|
|Cairo – Global Knowledge||June 14, 2020|
|Abuja||August 8, 2020|
|Lagos – UKEAS||June 16, 2020|
|Kuwait City||June 21, 2020|
|Muscat – National Training Institute||June 1, 2020|
|Islamabad||June 16, 2020|
|Qatar – Doha|
|Qatar University||August 27, 2020|
|Al-Attiya Computer & Technology||Testing suspended until further notice|
|Dammam – Al-Bassam Institute (Male candidates)||July 1, 2020|
|Jeddah – Topaz System (male)||June 21, 2020|
|Jeddah – Topaz system (Female)||June 21, 2020|
|Cape Town – CTU Training solutions||June 17, 2020|
|Tanzania – Dar Es Salaam||March 23, 2020|
|Sharjah||September 1, 2020|
|Dubai – The exam preparation and Testing House FZCO||July 1, 2020|
|Morocco – Rabat||May 21, 2020|
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GMAT Test Center Resumed
Here are the locations where GMAT Testing is been resumed. Check out the test center availability here:
GMAT Test Center Resumed
South and Central Asia
Asia Pacific and East Asia
The Middle East and Africa
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. Here is how you reschedule your appointment. NOTE: NO PAYMENTS REQUIRED.
- 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 state or city
For further information, contact the GMAC Customer service Center. The call center fees will be waived for affected test takers.
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Can you reinstate your canceled GMAT score without a fee, if you have previously canceled your score with the intent to re-taking it again, but now the GMAT test centers are closed?
GMAC has temporarily waived GMAT exam score reinstatement fees as of March 25, 2020. Rescheduling a GMAT appointment is challenging during the coronavirus outbreak and can delay your ability to finalize your school applications. Thus, you can reinstate your canceled GMAT exam score at no cost to you.
To reinstate, you need to log in to your mba.com account and select the “Reinstate Score” link located next to your most recently canceled score with NO FEE. The score will be active within 5-7 days. However, the reinstated scores cannot be canceled after activation.
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.
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