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Earplugs? [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2007, 06:41
Anyone know if they allow you to use earplugs while you take the exam?
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2007, 06:51
i dont see why not, but who knows what theyve prohibited now. from my experience, it is pretty quiet in the room anyway. no rustling papers to worry about.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2007, 06:53
In fact at my testing center yesterday, they GAVE me ear plugs. Pretty decent ones too.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2007, 08:37
bsd_lover wrote:
In fact at my testing center yesterday, they GAVE me ear plugs. Pretty decent ones too.


sweet -- were they new? haha..wouldnt be surprised if they asked u to return em and then gave em to the next guy =P. eww.

im not overly concerned about the noise level, but if they do allow it, i'd definitely bring it on the off chance that there is a distraction. you never know, i dont want one freak occurrence causing me to waste my 250 dollars and re-take the exam.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2007, 15:36
LOL no they were brand new, out of a sealed little plastic packet. Although this was a testing center in Australia and it also conducted all sorts of other tests (there were two other guys doing some sort of Microsoft test over there).

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bsd_lover wrote:
In fact at my testing center yesterday, they GAVE me ear plugs. Pretty decent ones too.


sweet -- were they new? haha..wouldnt be surprised if they asked u to return em and then gave em to the next guy =P. eww.

im not overly concerned about the noise level, but if they do allow it, i'd definitely bring it on the off chance that there is a distraction. you never know, i dont want one freak occurrence causing me to waste my 250 dollars and re-take the exam.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2007, 16:18
I took my GMAT in the US [Kansas] and they allowed ear plugs. I visited the test center in Kuwait and when I asked them whether they allow for ear plugs, they actually gave me a brand new one right away just to try it before deciding to take the test ! they were really generous. It seems like not a lot of people take the GMAT over here. The test center is also responsible for TOEFL, GRE, and a bunch of other tests.

The test center is located in the Downtown in a really nice building. I guess it's hard to imagine a downtown with nice buildings in Kuwait :). Trust me, the test center is not a large tent in the middle of the desert :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2007, 12:04
They don't allow you to use your own earplugs.

They provide you with some cheap types that feel like velcro. At the end of my first section, one of the earplugs got stuck inside of my ear (I always jam my earplugs in, but these cheapos are tiny and got stuck) and it took a while to get it out.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2007, 03:48
gmatclb wrote:
They don't allow you to use your own earplugs.

They provide you with some cheap types that feel like velcro. At the end of my first section, one of the earplugs got stuck inside of my ear (I always jam my earplugs in, but these cheapos are tiny and got stuck) and it took a while to get it out.


Not unless you stuff you ears with tissue paper in advance. I did this and then added the standard issue earplugs for 100% noise reduction. Seriously, the only thing I could hear was my heart beating (or rather, palpitating.) :wink:
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