From 11 July, 2017, GMAT test takers can choose the order in which you complete the sections of the GMAT exam. Three options are available at the test center. The section order selection will take place at the test center on exam date, immediately prior to the start of the GMAT exam.

Three options that are available are:

  1. Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal (original order)
  2. Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
  3. Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment

Optional Breaks

You can take two optional 8-minute breaks that are spaced at relatively even time intervals throughout the exam based on your section order selection. These breaks are optional. If you don’t want to take your break, you can skip through it and continue to the next section of your exam. If you exceed the time limit for your break, the time will be deducted from the next section of your exam.