Free GMAT Practice Test With Answers and Explanations

This post was updated in 2024 for the new GMAT.

Magoosh is excited to offer you a free GMAT practice test (online) with video answers and explanations. The assessment will give you access to:

  • A realistic, adaptive exam that mimics the test day experience
  • Your baseline score estimate
  • A detailed report of your strengths and weaknesses to help guide your GMAT study strategy
  • High quality practice questions with in-depth text and video explanations


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You have the option of taking either the full practice test or one of its individual sections.

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What to Expect from The Free Magoosh GMAT Practice Test

This GMAT practice test takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Here’s a breakdown of the number of questions and the amount of time it takes for all three sections—Quantitative, Verbal, and Data Insights—of the exam:

  • Quantitative Section – 21 questions, 45 minutes
  • Verbal Section – 23 questions, 45 minutes
  • Data Insights Section – 20 questions, 45 minutes

Now, let’s take a closer look at the ins and outs of this practice test.

Score Report, Answers, and Explanations

When you finish the test, we will give you a detailed score report which will help you predict how well you would do on the actual GMAT. You’ll see exactly how you performed subject by subject, and where it’s worth focusing your studies.

You’ll also be able to review your answers and see the video explanations. And I have some especially good news about these answer explanations: you get a text explanation and a video explanation for every question! Reviewing both explanations is particularly useful because the text and video explanations often explain the test in two different ways. It’s a great way to explore and discover your own best learning style.

A Note About Adaptivity and CATs (Computer Adaptive Tests)

Just like the real GMAT test, the Magoosh practice test is adaptive. What does this mean? Well, there is not a fixed, predetermined set of questions. Instead, you get a CAT (computer adaptive test), in which the GMAT questions that pop up on your test screen will have a different difficulty level, based on how you did on the previous questions.

So if you do well on several consecutive questions, the exam will then start making your question level more difficult. But if you do poorly on several questions in a row, the exam will adapt and give you easier questions. The GMAT scoring is also based on this adaptive testing approach, with more points for harder questions and fewer points for easier ones.

Official GMAT Practice Tests: Another Important Resource

I’m on the team that writes the Magoosh GMAT practice questions, and I can tell you that a lot of research goes into making sure they resemble the real thing as closely as possible. But in terms of quality, do you know what’s even better than a carefully researched imitation of the real thing? The actual real thing! Because of this, I always encourage students to use official GMAT practice tests alongside their Magoosh materials. In terms of quality, official GMAT prep is simply the best place to take a full length practice test.

The GMAT prep at the store includes the most authentic adaptive GMAT practice tests you can take! And their offerings include two complete downloadable free GMAT practice tests, as well as four additional official practice tests that you can purchase.

Planning the Rest of Your GMAT Prep

Every journey needs a destination, and so you will need a GMAT goal score to help you plan and stay motivated along the way. Take your practice test result score and compare it against the GMAT scores of top MBA programs that you might be interested in.

From there, we highly recommend picking a study guide that suits your admissions timeline, bandwidth for studying, and your strengths/weaknesses: Here is a link that will help you pick a study plan and then you’ll be off to the races.

Additional GMAT Prep Resources

Here are some additional, mostly free non-practice test GMAT resources that you can use while studying. Sometimes just drilling practice questions and tests nonstop isn’t actually the most effective for improving your score, so mix it up in terms of the study content you consume to round out your study plan:

Helpful Youtube Channels
Flashcard Apps and Drills
Diagnostic Tests (Shorter Practice Tests)

We hope you found this post helpful as a starting point for your study journey! If you take away one learning from all of resources we’ve described here, it’s that high quality material is critical when it comes to making the most of your study time and building confidence for the real exam. If you’re looking for an affordable self-study plan with personalized support, you can sign up to access all of Magoosh’s GMAT prep material here.


  • David Recine

    David is a Test Prep Expert for Magoosh TOEFL and IELTS. Additionally, he’s helped students with TOEIC, PET, FCE, BULATS, Eiken, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. David has a BS and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Early in his career, he worked for Disney Consumer Relations, later moving on to become a business banker at Wells Fargo. Once David discovered his passion for education, he started teaching K-12 ESL in South Korea. He soon branched out into adult learning, teaching undergraduate and MBA-level communication and writing classes at American universities. During this time, David also taught business communication to employees at Hyundai, Cargill, and Nestle, and trained English teachers in America, Italy, and Peru. His work at Magoosh has been cited in many scholarly articles, his Master’s Thesis is featured on the Reading with Pictures website, and he’s presented at the WITESOL (link to PDF) and NAFSA conferences. Come join David and the Magoosh team on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram, or connect with him via LinkedIn!

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