The Executive Assessment does not include scheduled breaks. If you take an unscheduled break at any time, the assessment timer will not be stopped. If you are taking any break, you MUST receive permission from the test administrator prior to accessing personal items that have been stored (with the exception of comfort aids, medication, and food, which you may access without permission). Personal items that cannot be accessed during any break include (but are not limited to) mobile phones, music devices, test notes, and study guides. You are not allowed to leave the building during a break.
The assessment uses multi-stage adaptive design, which is similar to computer adaptive testing. Like computer adaptive testing, questions are interactively selected based on your previous answer, but rather than selecting individual questions at a time, groups of questions are selected, building a test that is most relevant to each individual’s performance level.
Test results are received for each section of the assessment: Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning, and a Total result, which is derived from your results on the three sections. Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning use a scale of 0 to 20. The total scale ranges from 100 to 200. Results will be presented on your screen at the end of the assessment. You will receive a printout of your results to take with you upon departing the test center. Schools will only have access to the specific instances of the Executive Assessment results that they have been selected to receive by the candidate. Results are valid for five years and available for reporting for up to 10 years. Results more than 10 years old are not available.
Because you can only take the Executive Assessment a limited number of times, GMAC does not allow you to cancel your scores. If you do not want your scores sent right after your completed appointment, it is recommended not to select any schools/programs prior to your appointment – you have to login to your profile and select your schools/programs after your appointment.
The assessment is delivered year-round in more than 600 Pearson VUE test centers around the world. The cost to take the assessment is US $350 globally. The test can be taken up to two times. You can register for the 2nd test 24 hours after completing your first attempt.
Taking the test at home – The Executive Assessment Online is open to all test takers. If test centers in your location are open and you feel safe accessing a test center facility, you are encouraged to do so.
The Executive Assessment Online has the same test content and structure as the Executive Assessment that is delivered in test centers. If you have been preparing to take the Executive Assessment in person, you can feel confident in continuing your online practice with the Executive Assessment Official Practice materials, as that preparation is entirely relevant to the online, proctored experience.
Full time MBA programs that accept the EA:
EMBA programs that accept the EA: