Reservations, schedule and test
center information on the Computer-Adaptive GMAT
- The test contents and format are pretty much the same as
they have been in the past 10 years or so, but your test
experience has changed in a few logistic aspects, as
- Reservations and test
delivery (actual test center administration) will be
handled by a company called Pearson VUE.
- There is only 1 test
center in Tokyo
Other cities: Osaka,
- Instead of scratch paper, you will be given felt pens
and A4-size small writing sheets to make notes during the
- Your score report will show scores for ALL TESTS you
took in the last 5 years.
- Although the GMAT is now
written by a company called ACT and delivered by another
called Pearson VUE, the test itself is pretty much the same
old GMAT. The test owner is the GMAC, which is perfectly
content with the test contents and format, save a few minor
- You will be able to take the CAT GMAT only once in any
period of 16 consecutive days, and only 5 times in any
period of 12 consecutive months -- at least that's what the test
administrators say presently. Rules might change again.
Also, you can take the test for a total of at most 8 times.
- There is just 1 test
center in Tokyo
The Imperial Tower 18F
1-1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku
- walk time from Subway/train stations:
5 minutes from JR Yuraku-cho Station [Hibiya Exit]
7 minutes from JR Shimbashi Station [Hibiya Exit]
3 minutes from Hibiya Subway Station [A13 Exit, A4/A5
5 minutes from Ginza Subway station [C1Exit] and
Yurakucho Subway Station [A4a Exit]
3 minutes from Mita Line Uchisaiwai-cho Station [A7
- The test fee is US$ 250. GMAC imposes stiff charges for
cancelling ($170) or rescheduling ($60) test dates. You can
cancel or reschedule tests and receive a partial refund only
more than 7 days before the test date. After this
deadline, you will receive no refund for cancelling or
rescheduling your test date (i.e, you can reschedule, but
you forfeit the full test fee for the original date and have
to pay another $250 for a new test date).
- You can download
free. Do download it. The GMATPrep screen looks very
much like the real GMAT screen and the software contains
2 CAT tests as well as other helpful material, including a
nice Math Intro section and a few practice questions.
- You have to be at the test center half an hour before
the test begins. Be sure that you know how to get to the
test center and that you get there on time. You don't want
to feel hurried on the test day because you were (almost)
- Make sure you bring an identification document bearing
your photo and signature. Test centers in Japan require you
to bring your passport. DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSPORT.
- You will have two 8-minute intervals, one after each
section block (Verbal, Math, AWA+IR). Be sure to bring a
quick snack and a bottle of water.
- At the end of the test, you will be given the option of
accepting or cancelling your scores. If you choose to cancel
your score, your score report will not show that you took
the test and that you cancelled your scores. Even if you decide to
cancel your scores, you can reinstate them later for a fee.
- You will get an interim score immediately after finishing
the test. The schools you designate (if any) will receive an
official score report in about 2 weeks after your test date.
You have to choose a maximum of 5 schools to which you wish
to send your scores BEFORE the test starts, so to be on the
safe you might want to spend a few more dollars and request
additional score reports (currently $28 per
additional score report) AFTER you take the test and
see your scores.
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