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29 May 2007, 11:40
Hi:
I am new here..
I just have a general question about the two option breaks that you get after AWA and Quant because i have read some stories about how some people are late for their verbal section after the second option break.
was there a timer on the computer screen?
what is it like?
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29 May 2007, 12:07
Yeah... I think the new Pearsob Vue test automatically starts after the time is over.

The old ETS tests required one to come back and manually initiate the tests.
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01 Jun 2007, 13:39
I didnt see a timer... the screen became password protected as soon as I clicked yes for the break. I came back within 10 minutes and the instructor unlocked it. I believe the progam automatically kicks in if we dont return in 10 minutes.
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02 Jun 2007, 00:07
i took the test
i don't blv they have a timer on our screen
however hte proctor can see the time
they always let you know once 7 mins of your break are over
so that you can initiate the process of fingerprinting and re-entering the room
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06 Jun 2007, 10:39
I took the test last week, and there IS a timer. It kicks in as soon as you click YES to take the break.

I'd recommend taking 8 minutes of break time to allow the proctor to sign you in, unlock the computer, etc etc.
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06 Jun 2007, 12:12
Same experience as empanado's. There was a break time on the monitor and my photo too was on the screen looking as if I had just got up from a wild nightmare
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06 Jun 2007, 14:29
The following is taken from the Pearson Vue's GMAT rules/guideline section at :

http://www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT/TheE ... in2006.htm

"Two optional breaks are scheduled during the test administration. If you exceed the time allowed for these breaks, the excess time will automatically be deducted from the time you have to complete the next section of the test. "
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06 Jun 2007, 20:12
vikramjit_01 wrote:
Same experience as empanado's. There was a break time on the monitor and my photo too was on the screen looking as if I had just got up from a wild nightmare

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The very same thing was on my screen when I clicked "yes" on 10 minutes break suggestion. There was photo and timer. In fact photo was very strange, I could not believe it was me....
06 Jun 2007, 20:12
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