Table of Contents:

  1. Who administers the GMAT test?
  2. What does the test center look like?
  3. Where are the test centers located?
  4. Test center holidays
  5. Top MBA programs in the area
  6. Tips
  7. Test Day FAQs

About ¾ of the way through your extensive GMAT prep you should begin to start planning your test day, including scheduling the test, preparing your trip to the test center, and even pre-visiting the test center so that you know exactly where it is. This guide is here to offer you all the required information related to taking the GMAT in Frankfurt.

Who administers the GMAT test?

Pearson Professional Centers – administers the GMAT and EA exams on behalf of the GMAC. To find out more about the Pearson Professional test centers, visit this link

What does the test center look like?

Where are the test centers in Frankfurt?

This is the top location where test-takers generally had the best experience:

Pearson Professional Centers – Frankfurt, Germany

Savignystrasse 43
60325 Frankfurt
Phone: +49 69 74093624


The test center is conveniently located in the center of Frankfurt, just a ten-minute walk from the train station. To reach the center by public transport, take Underground U4 and exit at “Messe/Festhalle.” Follow specific street directions, including turns into Wilhelm Hauff Strasse, Bettinaplatz, Arndstrasse, and finally, Savignystrasse No. 43. If arriving by car, follow signs for the Messe from Hauptbahnhof, turn into Beethovenstrasse, then into Bettinaplatz, and further into Mendelssohnstrasse. Turn right onto Savignystrasse to reach the test center. It’s important to note that weapons are not allowed on the premises. Limited on-street parking is available.

Test Center Holidays:

The most popular times for GMAT preparation and test-taking are during the holiday seasons. Be mindful of dates that you will not be able to take the GMAT or EA at any of the test centers mentioned above. Pearson test centers are closed during the following dates:

      • New Year’s Day (Neujahrstag) – January 1
      • Good Friday (Karfreitag) – Date varies (Christian religious holiday, observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday)
      • Easter Monday (Ostermontag) – Date varies (the day after Easter Sunday)
      • Labor Day (Tag der Arbeit) – May 1
      • Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt) – 40 days after Easter Thursday
      • Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag) – 50 days after Easter Monday
      • German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) – October 3
      • Christmas Day (Erster Weihnachtstag) – December 25
      • Second Christmas Day (Zweiter Weihnachtstag) – December 26

Top MBA programs in Frankfurt:


      • During the test there will not be complete silence – you will be able to hear noise from other test takers so it is best to prepare for this by studying for the exam in similar scenarios. This can prepare you for any distractions (such as coughing, sneezing, or computer-clicking sounds) that might occur while taking your exam.
      • Try to spend some time actually prepping in the lobby of the test center weeks/days in advance of your exam date. Since the place will be familiar to you come test day this can help curb test anxiety should you have any.
      • Here is a helpful test day planning guide
      • Find a test day checklist here

Test Day FAQs

Here are the top 4 questions that clients ask us about exam day information:

      • Are you allowed to listen to music while taking the GMAT exam?

      You are not allowed to listen to music while taking the GMAT exam and you are not allowed to wear earphones as well.

      • What should I do if I fall sick on the exam day?

      If you do not feel well come exam day you will have to make the decision as to whether or not you can take the test and perform at your best. Most people will not be able to do this so it will be best to cancel it. If you do so on the day of the exam, you will incur a loss of your full $250 exam fee. If you cancel the exam 7 days in advance you will be charged a penalty of $50. If it is the first time that you will sit the exam and you are up for sitting through a 4-hour test, this may be a good opportunity to experience the test as you have the ability to cancel the score right afterward if you are unhappy with it. Ultimately, it is best to take the GMAT when you are feeling your best as this will result in your optimum test performance.

          • What can I bring with me to the test center?

          You are allowed in the test center with the following:

              • GMAT approved identification
              • Appointment confirmation letter or email you received from Pearson VUE
              • Prescription eyeglasses
              • Light sweater or light non-outerwear jacket
              • Comfort items only if they were pre-approved as an accommodation received in advance

              Any additional personal belongings that you bring with you, such as your cell phone, bag, snacks, and earphones, will need to be stored in one of the provided lockers. You may eat your snack during the breaks. Any cell phone use throughout the test time (including breaks) is prohibited.

              The test center will provide you with everything that you need in order to take the test, including scratch paper and a pencil.

                  • What can I expect at the test center?

                  A usual test center is typically quite small. Once you arrive you will have to provide the administrator with the relevant documents and while these are being processed, you will be asked to wait in the waiting area. In this area, you can still access all your personal belongings up until you are called into the testing room.
                  Once in the room, you will be allocated an individual exam station where you will find a computer.

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