So here was my experience taking the GMAT last week. I paid for 2 months of tutoring through Princeton Review
, and not once during my tutoring sessions was I informed that watches were not allowed. In fact, I was encouraged to wear just a regular watch *nothing fancy* to my test to help me keep time. Nowhere on the mba website (other than a small link to a bulletin posted I don't know when) states that watches are not allowed. I went to take my test and due to nerves I barely read through the guidelines provided to me at the beginning of the test, I just signed, and went in to take the test. When I got to the proctor, clearly he saw that I was wearing a watch. He didn't mention anything to me about this. So I went in and wrote my two essays, not once even bothering to glance at my watch. I raise my hand for my break after the essays were complete, and a new proctor, a nasty old woman, comes over to me, and as I get up to leave she says to me "Why are you wearing a watch? You are not allowed to wear a watch". So, I told her that no one had told me I couldn't wear one, and that it was evident to the previous proctor that I had a watch one when I entered the testing room. Regardless, I finished my test without a watch on, because I took it off as soon as she told me to. I did poorly on my test, only receiving a 500, so I planned on taking it again. So this morning I receive an e-mail from GMAC security saying that my test scores were CANCELLED because I wore a watch. I spoke to the superiors at Princeton Review
, and many other people, and they cannot understand why this happened. They said that this is unheard of. I am so frustrated with this. GMAC has made me feel like I am a huge cheater for wearing my watch when no one told me I couldn't. GMAC has footage of me taking my test, and of me never looking at my watch, and of me taking my watch off when I was told. I just think it is so unfortunate that this is how they resort to getting more money out of someone. I didn't even get a worthy score. Had I received a 600, then perhaps I would have understood. But I am just appalled, I find this so ridiculous. Anyways, I just needed to rant because I am so upset over this. Thanks.