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Can you write on GMAT pad during the break? (ABCDE grids)

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Re: Can you write on GMAT pad during the break? (ABCDE grids) [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 10:51
Yes. You can write on it and that is what I did during my last test. Also, this may be very obvious but make sure you use your break to erase whatever you do not need to give yourself space. The last thing you want to do is run out of space during the test (which unfortunately happened to me). I wrote big and draw big to avoid careless mistakes or to confuse myself.
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Re: Can you write on GMAT pad during the break? (ABCDE grids) [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 11:50
On my exam, when I went back to my seat after break there were 2 minutes left on the timer. Invigilator came along with me to enter the admin password to start the section. I told her to wait so that I can write ABCDE grids on the rough sheet. But, she said if you are back to the seat you are not allowed to wait. So, by the time she was entering the password, I wrote down the grids. :)
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Re: Can you write on GMAT pad during the break? (ABCDE grids) [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 13:30
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Has anyone found an updated answer to this question? Does it really depend on test center/proctor on whether you can write on the scratch pads during the break? Also, can you start out with two pads instead of just one?


The most definite answer is that it depends on your test center.
I was not allowed to write anything on the yellow pads before the section time started or during the breaks.
The proctor made sure to take away my old scratch pad after the Quant section when I took the break.
I was given a new scratch pad for the verbal section only after I was signed in.
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Re: Can you write on GMAT pad during the break? (ABCDE grids) [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 13:39
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Yes. You can write on it and that is what I did during my last test. Also, this may be very obvious but make sure you use your break to erase whatever you do not need to give yourself space. The last thing you want to do is run out of space during the test (which unfortunately happened to me). I wrote big and draw big to avoid careless mistakes or to confuse myself.


You can always ask for a new scratch pad if you run out of space on your given one
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Re: Can you write on GMAT pad during the break? (ABCDE grids) [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 17:44
As per GMAC, test-takers are not allowed to write anything during the break. But, I didn't see any rule which prohibits sitting at desk during the break.

Some test center coordinators take the rules very hard and make it stringent while some other does not become very hard on test-takers. It is really the decision of test centers on the degree to which they would apply the rules.
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Re: Can you write on GMAT pad during the break? (ABCDE grids) [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 23:37
Pardon my ignorance. Is the pad just a normal paper pad and a pencil to write with?
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Re: Can you write on GMAT pad during the break? (ABCDE grids) [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 00:10
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Has anyone found an updated answer to this question? Does it really depend on test center/proctor on whether you can write on the scratch pads during the break? Also, can you start out with two pads instead of just one?


Yes it really depends on the proctor. While GMAC has some specific rules such as you are supposed to have only one scratch pad and two pens while taking the test and nothing more than that. The first time I took the test, the proctors themselves gave me 4 pens as the get dry sooner, while in my recent test the proctor told me the rules and asked me raise the hands if I need one.
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Re: Can you write on GMAT pad during the break? (ABCDE grids) [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 07:48
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Pardon my ignorance. Is the pad just a normal paper pad and a pencil to write with?


Nope . The scratch pad is a booklet of spiral bound laminated sheets. The pen is a actually a wet erase marker with a much finer tip than normal markers.

See this link below.It is almost an exact replica of what GMAC gives out for the test :
http://www.amazon.com/Manhattan-GMAT-Si ... 0979017580
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Re: Can you write on GMAT pad during the break? (ABCDE grids) [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 13:34
Thanks for the useful info, Zynga.
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