In 2015, The Graduate Management Admission Council introduced four key features to the GMAT exam to improve and streamline the GMAT exam experience.
1. 16 Day Retest Policy
Replacing 31 days, this new feature gives you flexibility and convenience. There’s not much you’ll likely be able to improve upon, learn and master in two weeks. Still, now you only need to wait for 16 days. You can’t take the GMAT more than five times in a 12 month period, so plan accordingly.
2. Preview Your Scores
You can now preview your unofficial score before you decide whether or not to cancel. Before you sit for the test, determine your target score.
3. Score Cancellation
You’ve always had the ability to cancel your scores at the test center, but it also meant explaining to business schools. Now, schools will not be able to see your cancelled scores or score dates.
You’ve got 60 days to reinstate a cancelled score, so if you retest and your new score goes down, you still have time to reinstate the first one.
4. Enhanced Score Report (ESR)
The ESR provides you detailed information on time management and pacing as well as strengths and weaknesses. This detailed analysis will help you recognize your weaknesses so you can focus your preparation and improve your score on your next attempt.
However, you don’t receive specific information on how many questions you answered correctly or what the level of difficulty was for those particular questions.