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Test Center Reviews for GMAT Test [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 11:58
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Hi all,

Lets dedicate this thread to review your Gmat Center. Please post your experiences about your center, invigilator, surroundings etc.
This thread will be updated weekly.Please post in this format and don't start any discussion.

Update on Jan 31, 2012 : a review system for test centers has been built here: http://gmatclub.com/reviews/more.php?2




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abhishekkhuranaPearson Vue (Next to Manipal Center)Bangalore, IndiaBig problem finding parkingHelpful,Polite,Efficient. They gave extra sheets even before I needed them.Quiet. Use ear-plugs if you cannot tolerate the keyboard typing sounds of others4/5 (cut one mark for parking problems)NADebriefNA

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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2010, 19:16
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Center Name : Pearson Vue (Next to Manipal Center)
City & Country : Bangalore, India
Parking facility : Big problem finding parking
Invigilator Reviews : Helpful,Polite,Efficient. They gave extra sheets even before I needed them.
Environment : Quiet. Use ear-plugs if you cannot tolerate the keyboard typing sounds of others :)
Rating 5/5 : 4/5 (cut one mark for parking problems)

Debrief Link : from-660-to-97293.html
Additional Info : NA
Do's & Don't s : NA

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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2010, 08:47
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Center Name : Pearson Vue (Next to Manipal Center)
City & Country : Bangalore, India
Parking facility : Parking is an issue on Dickenson Road.
Invigilator Reviews : Professional and helpful.
Environment : Quiet. A bit cramped so typing and coughing can get distracting. Would be wise to take earplugs in (they provide them). Clean toilet and drinking water provided. Ambient temperature is pleasant so you won't require layers.
Rating 5/5 : 4.5/5

Debrief Link : thank-you-gmatclub-97132.html
Additional Info : NA
Do's & Don't s : NA

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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 11:33
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Center Name : Pearson Vue (above Nike showroom in Begumpet)
City & Country : Hyderabad, India
Parking facility : Underground basement for parking.
Invigilator Reviews : Professional.
Environment : Comfortable. Ear plugs provided. Lockers are rather small. Not allowed to wear jacket over the t-shirt for security reasons.
Rating 5/5 : 4/5

Debrief Link : done-and-dusted-730-q49-v40-97838.html
Additional Info : NA
Do's & Don't s : NA
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 21:30
HI can any one rate delhi and gurgaon centre please..

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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2010, 09:13
Hello!

Anybody for Nettur centre Bangalore?
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2010, 04:07
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Center Name : Pearson Vue
City & Country : Wayne, PA USA
Parking facility : Plenty
Invigilator Reviews : Professional.
Environment : Comfortable. Ear plugs/noise cancelling head phones provided. Lockers are big enough.
Rating 5/5 : 5/5
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2010, 07:13
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Center Name : Singapore Pearson VUE
City & Country : Singapore
Parking facility : Not present. Would be expensive as the location is CBD
Invigilator Reviews : They could be more helpful before the test starts. o waiting area. Had to wait outside center for around 20 minutes with no chairs
Environment : Ok. You can hear keyboard noise of other test takers
Rating 5/5 : 3.5
Additional Info : Toilets are close by, not sure about the smoking area as I do not smoke.
Debrief Link : my-gmat-experience-98021.html
Do's & Don't s : Be on time. Not before not later. Don't bring red bulls, anything to eat, the time for optional breaks would only allow you to go for toilet and may be sip some water. Also note that they DO NOT provide water. You need to take one.

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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2010, 20:21
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Hello!

Anybody for Nettur centre Bangalore?


Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) GMAT center review ----> added to assist Google search

Center Name : Nettur centre Bangalore
City & Country : Bangalore, India
Parking facility : Yes
Invigilator Reviews : Peaceful people
Environment : Calm (total 4 machines only)
Rating 5/5 : 5
Additional Info : Toilet a minute's walk away, but clean & wasnt crowded
Debrief Link :
Do's & Don't s : keep track of time in breaks (8min only)

they provide drinking water

Some people had told me to avoid this center, but i went as did not want to reschedule. At that time i looked for reviews, but found none. Am happy to be able to reply someone. Trust me, it is a great place. I reached at 8:15 for a 9am appointment, so started my test at 8:30 and chose my seat - avoiding direct A/C cooling and taking a corner seat (no body crossed from behind).

Scored 750
i've written a debrief, but couldn't paste link as i have below 5 posts
you may google with "my gmat experience: 750" (witten on GMAT-Club)

Hope this helps!

Debrief Link :
my-gmat-experience-750-q-51-v-40-awa-98031.html

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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2010, 20:53
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Center Name : Pearson Professional Centers, 100 William St.
City & Country : New York, NY
Parking facility : Private garages nearby, but expensive. Easily accessible by public transportation
Invigilator Reviews : Helpful and professional.
Environment : Relatively quiet.
Rating 5/5 : 5
Additional Info : Make sure to carefully read the ID requirements; while US citizens should only need a driver's license, others may need a passport or more.
Debrief Link : 770-q48-v51-thanks-gmatclub-83370.html
Do's & Don't s : Don't show up "on time". Show up 30 mins early just in case. However, if you're running late - don't panic. They don't start your timer for the test until you actually sit down at the computer.
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 05:35
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Center Name : Pearson Professional Centres-London Holborn
City & Country : London UK
Parking facility : None AKA in central London? Bwahahahaha!
Invigilator Reviews : Polite, efficient - did not offer to test pen ;)
Environment : Quiet, desk approx 1.5m square with high dividers. No ear plugs provided but headphones are present (I guess for tests that need them)
Rating 5/5 : 5
Additional Info : Test scratch pad was not like the one shown here. It was in fact laminated white A4 sheets with a heavy black grid sectioned into rectangles about 10mm x 7mm. I forgot to count how many pages were provided but there were at least 10 sides which was more than adequate.
Debrief Link : http://gmatclub.com/forum/740-q49-v42-awa-98204.html
Do's & Don't s : Don't change your routine based on what worked for other people
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 13:34
Hey guys,

I think creating a Google Doc Form would be much easier than filling it out like this. It also automatically creates a spreadsheet with answers that can be viewed by anyone with proper access. I feel that this would be a much more efficient way of doing this. Gurpreet, consider this suggestion. The link is attached below:

Form

The spreadsheet can be found here. Spreadsheet

Maybe you can add a link to the first post. Or something where people can fill this out whenever they write a debrief :)
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 14:51
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I think creating a Google Doc Form would be much easier than filling it out like this. It also automatically creates a spreadsheet with answers that can be viewed by anyone with proper access. I feel that this would be a much more efficient way of doing this. Gurpreet, consider this suggestion. The link is attached below:

Form

The spreadsheet can be found here. Spreadsheet

Maybe you can add a link to the first post. Or something where people can fill this out whenever they write a debrief :)


Great suggestion, but its not good to link externally if we can achieve the purpose here. I have created one table ,and I will update all the reviews in a day or two. I need to format it properly, but this is just an example. For further discussion please PM me, as this thread should not have any discussion.
Hope you understand.
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 09:54
Center Name : Pearson VUE , Akademia Narodnogo Hozyaistva
City & Country : Moscow/Russia
Parking facility : - ( did not pay attention, as I arrived by metro)
Invigilator Reviews : polite.
Environment : 4 narrow seats, very small obscure room, without windows, old computers.
Rating 5/5 : 3/5 (-1 for location, -1 for testing room)
Additional Info : Far from the centre of the city, 10 minutes by walk from metro station Yugo-Zapadnaya. You need to arrive +10 minutes before, except for those 30, in order to register and receive acces into the campus.
Debrief Link : n/a
Do's & Don't s :Take what ever you need with you (a bottle of water, some food, etc). It would not be possible to exit the campus. :oops:
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 23:24
Can anybody give me info about the Chandigarh(India) GMAT test center.
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 07:08
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Can anybody give me info about the Chandigarh(India) GMAT test center.


Center Name : Pearson Vue , Jetking
City & Country : Chandigarh, India
Parking facility : available
Invigilator Reviews : Polite, efficient
Environment : O.K types , there were 4 systems, A little noise disturbance was there , but one may use the earplugs
Rating 5/5 : 4
Additional Info :Center is located in the basement, no washroom in the center,have to go upstairs and into next building to use a very small , dirty toilet ; I took a shawl but wasnt allowed to take it inside,though, the temperature was fine and they offered to switch off the AC in case I felt cold
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Do's & Don't s : Just see the washroom once before starting the test so that u dont waste time finding it in brake
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 07:14
This is such a great thread! great job gurpreetsingh
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 18:34
Anyone with review for the Mumbai Andheri center
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Re: Review Gmat Centers [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 23:51
Thanks Jhakas for the information.
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