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Secure GMAT Exam

Unique GMAT security measures used to prevent, detect, and deter cheating on the GMAT exam include

Strict identification requirements - A government-issued identification document that must include:

  • A recent, recognizable photograph
  • A signature
  • The date of birth must match what was provided at registration
  • In some markets, we accept only passports as an ID and use document readers to verify the authenticity

Digital photograph taken at the test center is captured as part of the candidate profile

Palm vein scanned at the test center

Rigorous Candidate Monitoring

Monitoring measures include the following

  • Audio/Video monitoring and recording of every testing session: Video recording enables the test center administrator to see each candidate during the testing session and to refer any suspicious behavior to a regional center where the video can be reviewed.
  • Testing proctors: Proctors monitor every testing session in real time with the ability to report any concerns, also in real time.
  • Limiting items in testing rooms: Limited items are permitted into testing room with some exceptions granted as deemed appropriate. Explicit rules set out what can be brought in. All candidates are provided with a locker in which to store items that may not be taken into the testing area.
  • Palm vein scan and a "one to many" matching system: These tools enable us to catch potential serial proxy test takers and preclude both the proxy and the candidate who hired the proxy from taking the GMAT exam in the future. See Palm Vein Identification for more information.
  • Extensive proprietary test forensics: Used to detect potential fraud.