Curious about where you would stack up compared to others taking the GMAT test? Take our FREE GMAT Diagnostic Tests (Verbal and Quant) to gauge your skills on the GMAT exam. Answer explanations and a link to your recommended study plan will display at the end of each GMAT exam.
GMAT Quantitative Diagnostic
Enter your email below to start the Quant diagnostic, or scroll down to take the Verbal diagnostic right away! We recommend taking both the GMAT diagnostic tests together to get an accurate measure of your ability. For real, GMAT-like pacing, give yourself 25 minutes to complete each of the diagnostics (10 questions each).
GMAT Verbal Diagnostic
The GMAT Verbal questions come in the three formats: Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and and Reading Comprehension.
Give yourself 25 minutes to complete this diagnostic. There are 10 questions total. Let’s get started!
How to Take the Magoosh GMAT Diagnostic Tests
You should allow yourself 25 minutes for the Quant Diagnostic Test and 25 minutes for the Verbal Diagnostic Test. And remember, these tests measure your skills in all of the same question formats you’ll see on GMAT test day: Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. If you’d rather not take separate tests, take an all-in-one online GMAT practice test.
What to Expect
These short, free GMAT diagnostic tests are best taken by students who already have at least beginner-level knowledge of the test. The quizzes assume that you are familiar with the basic question formats on the GMAT. For GMAT Quantitative, the Problem Solving questions are the same five-option multiple-choice questions, similar to what you have seen on virtually every standardized test in your life. However, the Data Sufficiency questions are unique to the GMAT.
Similarly, on Verbal, Reading Comprehension questions are comparable to ones you’ve seen on many other standardized tests, but the Sentence Correction and Critical Reasoning questions might be a little different from what you have seen before.
If you are brand new to the GMAT, it’s probably a good idea to get familiar with the mechanics of the various question formats before you take these mock GMAT tests online. You can learn about the GMAT “big picture” (question formats, topics, pacing, etc…) in Magoosh’s Hassle-Free Guide to the GMAT Test—or in the GMAT Official Guide from the test-makers, GMAC.
For both GMAT exam diagnostics, answer explanations are provided at the end. Pay close attention to these answer explanations, as they often contain tips and strategies that can be used to answer other similar questions.
Exam Summary and Scores
Once you have taken each of the free online GMAT diagnostic tests, you will get an email with your score. Then you can look at your recommendations, based on your scores. The GMAT prep recommendations appear in the section immediately below.
By the way, don’t be discouraged if you found the mock GMAT tests hard: the GMAT test is supposed to be hard! Keep in mind that these are just diagnostic tests to measure where you are in your GMAT journey. No matter where you start, Magoosh can help you with your GMAT prep! You can choose between a live cohorted class with an instructor (which includes all our lessons and practice questions) or access to the self-study option by itself.
As you follow your recommended study plans, take notice of the types of questions that you get wrong. For example, are you stronger or weaker in Sentence Correction? And what is your accuracy like in Data Sufficiency versus Problem Solving? Pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses can help you craft the perfect approach to your studies!
How to Use Each Diagnostic Test to Shape Your Study Plan
As you can see in the recommendations in your test results, we have divided the possible GMAT diagnostic test results into four “score groups” that include a recommended study plan and other tips and tricks.
Just as importantly, you should see this GMAT diagnostic tool as just a start to your studies, and not an absolute measure of your ability. In other words, just because you may do poorly in a given area (Data Sufficiency, Sentence Correction, Problem Solving, etc.) right now does not mean you’ll continue to do poorly.
So if you get a less than ideal score on a given GMAT diagnostic test, don’t panic! Instead, be aware that these two short mini-tests give a merely a tentative snapshot of where your skills might be for now. Real, in-depth practice is needed to fully measure your GMAT exam abilities. And of course, extending your GMAT exam practice well beyond each diagnostic also allows you to build and improve on all of your GMAT skills. And once you’ve started prepping, check out our GMAT Question of the Day for a new Verbal or Quant practice question for each day of the month!