Table of Contents
1. At a glance: Key GMAT changes
1.1 Shortest GMAT ever
1.2 No Essay section
1.3 Studying will be streamlined
1.4 Easier Score sending
1.5 Personalized insights
1.6 Question Review & Edit
1.7 Select Section Order
2. Summary

The current GMAT exam is changing. After talking to business schools and a diverse array of students across the globe about their ever-changing needs, GMAC, the organization that administers the GMAT exam and carries it out worldwide has evolved the GMAT exam so it’s more streamlined and in tune with students’ needs. 

The current GMAT format will remain available until early next year. In late 2023, the new sleeker GMAT exam will also be administered by test centers worldwide. We’ll keep you updated on the exact timings and changes as we hear about them. 

We’ve taken a look at 7 of the exciting key changes that you can expect to see from the new GMAT exam. 

At a glance: Key GMAT changes 

1. Shortest GMAT ever

Only three 45-minute sections. There’ll be no essay and you’ll have less content to prep. This means your study time to pass the GMAT will be less. The current GMAT exam is 3 hours and 23 minutes long, but the new GMAT is going to be 2 hours and 15 minutes long. 

2. No Essay section

All questions on the exam are now multiple-choice. Students often find this format easier as they have four answers to select one answer from. 

3. Studying will be streamlined

Reduced content to study means fewer materials to prep. The next GMAT means you’ll be able to prep more quickly and efficiently on the topics that matter and will have an impact.

4. Easier Score sending

After you know your score (and not before) send it to 5 schools for free – this will be for both online and the test centre exams. This bonus is a result of talking to students and hearing their unique needs, meaning this new GMAT format will make college applications easier for you. 

5. Personalized insights

Improved Official Score Report with detailed performance insights which you’ll receive access to once you have registered for your exam. Find out how you performed and analyze whether you want to retake the test or send your result straight off to schools. 

6. Question Review & Edit

You can save your questions as you work and go back and review them later. You can also switch up your responses to up to three answers per individual section. This enables you to work smarter as you go. 

7. Select Section Order

You can pick and choose which sections you want to do at what time and in the order in which you do them. Say you wanted to get Verbal Reasoning done first you could do that and save the Quantitative Reasoning section until last. It’s up to you. Your test, your way. 


The new GMAT is more flexible, efficient, and insightful than the previous GMAT. This translates to a better quality exam that takes less prep time. 

We’re uniquely positioned here at 700+Club to stay on top of the new GMAT changes as they happen. We’ll inform you about them as soon as we know what’s happening. This means we’ll evolve our courses and study options for the new GMAT to ensure you get the same high-quality tutoring and prep materials you’ve come to expect from 700+Club meaning you’ll ace this new GMAT or the current one with super high scores. 

Whichever version of the GMAT you sit, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Book a call to see how we can help you with your prep >

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