The goal of this post is to become the one-stop, definitive guide for every single free online GMAT test that exists on the web. We will include tests for download, online, and section-specific practice tests for all your GMAT dry-run needs. If you know of a free test somewhere on the web that we have missed, please enter the address into the comment section and we will immediately update. Also, if you find a broken link, or have any comments whatsoever about any of the tests on this page, please let us know about them in the comments and we’ll respond appropriately. Please make sure you follow the advice written in the CAT Best Practices post; never do a practice exam less than 24 hours before your real exam. To read all of our other posts on the GMAT experience, studying, and what bschools look for, read the GMAT and MBA Admissions archive page. Read more for 10+ links to free GMAT practice tests:
All of these tests are slightly different from each other and from the real test at the testing center (closest to the real thing is the first link to the GMAC test). Barring this first link, all the others are ultimately trying to sell you something. They offer “free samples” for you to try however, hoping you’ll buy their software. If you’re studying on your own, which is more than common, and still very effective for getting a good score, make sure you read our Best GMAT Prep Books post.
Official GMAC Test
This free online GMAT test is the official GMAT preparation software from the Graduate Management Admissions Council, makers of the GMAT. They require you to sign up, which you have to do to register for the GMAT test as well. The same user name and password can be used to register for the GMAT and to download free practice exams.
Manhattan Test Prep Free GMAT Test
One of the big three test prep vendors and a bit of a process for this free online GMAT practice test. Yes, they’re trying to sell their test prep software, however the free GMAT Practice test is well done, and quite realistic. Be sure to use your non-primary email address, as they will send you promotional materials. Better yet, use mailinator.com to keep your inbox clear, and still receive the necessary verification links.
Princeton Review Free GMAT Test
Another big test prep company, the Princeton Review looking to get you to buy their GMAT study course. The course is really expensive, however they offer a great free online practice exam.
Kaplan Free GMAT Test
Like all of these other GMAT tests, for a company other than GMAC to get a scoring algorithm that matches the real GMAT is really difficult. As a result, Kaplan makes a good GMAT Practice test, but it yields a typically low score. Expect to get 20 to 40 more points on the actual GMAT test.
Veritas Free Online GMAT Test
Veritas Prep advertises that they provide pacing information and comprehensive feedback after their GMAT practice tests. It’s a well made test, and actually might prompt you to buy the other tests if you want more GMAT practice.
GMAT Score Free GMAT Test Software
This link is for a small test prep company called GMAT Score that makes good software for a decent price. They offer fair value, and a few math and verbal-specific free GMAT Practice Tests along with this full length GMAT practice test.
Crack the GMAT – Test Prep Software
Crack the GMAT is a well known site that provides a blog and other resources to help successfully conquer the GMAT. This GMAT practice test can only be used once, and you download a little client that allows you to access the test online. It only works with Windows based operating systems. This same site allows you to buy five other full length tests for $20. I doubt after doing all the free tests that you’ll need to spend any money, however if you’re a GMAT practice test addict, this may be for you.
Peterson’s GMAT Test Preparation
Peterson’s offers more GMAT practice, and while the software isn’t very good, the more GMAT practice the better.
Miscellaneous Online GMAT Test Prep Software and Advice
The format of these practice tests are nothing like the real GMAT, however the actual questions are like those you would find on the real test. Use these free GMAT practice questions to get your brain going, and get used to answering questions using a computer interface.
This link brings you to a page with a list of many downloads. Stick to the practice books for actual GMAT review questions, but download 2 and 10 on this list for a couple of good GMAT practice tests. Download #6 is the same as the official GMAC link above.
The math and the verbal sections are separated for this free online GMAT practice site, you get access to one of each to try yourself. There’s lots of other material on this site, some good, some not so good. I recently lost a bit of faith in the site when I found a math practice question that would never be on a GMAT.