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     By macjas 399 1054
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Mumbai, India

As others have mentioned, parking is a big problem in this area. You would be better of taking a cab/rickshaw or having someone else drive you to the center.

Invigilator: They were friendly and polite. Absolutely no problems here.

Test Area: is quiet but I felt that the AC was a little too cold for me. Usually I have the AC dialed in at 23F at home The test center was more like 18F. So make sure you come dressed in layers.

Test Equipment: The computers are all Dell and relatively new/in good shape. The test pads are however, not like the Manhattan Test Pads. They are a little smaller, white in color and a little worn out. Also make sure that you check your pens before entering the test area. You will also be given pink foam ear plugs and tissue paper if you choose to accept these items.

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1 Commented by mba2015adm on October 22, 2014
23F / 18F or 23C / 18C? GMAT Taker! Poor stuff :(
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GMAT yusuf sarai test center
December 05 | 2013
8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful
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     By prateekbhatt 894 214
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Location: New Delhi, India

Excellent place, near by metro station is green park.There were a lot of landmarks given so it was easy to locate.

If you are driving then finding parking space can be a daunting task so t better to take metro or auto.

Staff was very professional, made everything clear to me, they also gave me 2 markers and ear plugs without even asking.During the breaks they were quick and they valued my time.

Lockers were large enough and restroom(small) was clean.

Noise level was zero,still i got ear plugs, proper light and AC temperature was comfortable.

The computer was large it was easy to focus, mouse and keyboard were also good.

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1 Commented by obishake on June 19, 2014
GOOD to hear that they give ear plug. I have prepared everytime with ear plug in my ears. hehehehe
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test day experience
December 03 | 2016
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     By suryansh 0 0
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Location: Chennai, India

Hii All,
Finally took the test.Didnt fare that well,but would still like to share the whole experience and the do's and dont's that i feel should have been followed by me.
The test center of chennai was far from where i live and it took me more than 2 hours to reach.My test was scheduled at 1 but i reached by 12 and got to start my test by 12:30 PM.
The whole process of verification of identity and biometrics was smooth and the test center was good if not great.
Since my timing was clashing with my lunch timing ,I had to carried a bottle of hydrating drinks and some chocolate bars for the breaks.
The AWA and IR went well and then i moved to the quants section after a short break.The section started well and the initial questions were pretty straignt forward.The section went well with some tricky questions appearing around Q10.Since i hadnt taken too many mock due to my extensive travelling job,I was rushing throug the section in the first half hour.This allowed me to relax a bit in the middle section but this is where i think i screwed up.I overestimated my capabilities and was in a fix towards the end of the section.I had to rush through last 4 -5 questions which i feel i got wrong and resulted in a below par score of Q45.

My take aways :How much well prepared you are or good at any topic ,taking timed test is the key for the exam day.Appearing mocks is the most important thing.Little upset but i think i can manage this animal next time.Tightening my belt and getting ready for one more shot in a short while.only worry is i am little late for 2017 cycle.

All the best to everyone else planning to write GMAT in near future.Please take aa many times test as possible.

thanks

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Good experience at test center
November 28 | 2016
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     By allanbrunosm 9 0

I had a good experience at Rio de Janeiro test center. It is located downtown, what makes it very easy to access. My appointment was on a Saturday, so I woke up early, took the subway, and got there walking just a few minutes.
After I arrived there, I met the receptionist (who was very kind with me), left my backpack in the locker, and got my seat at the exam room. The exam room itself was the only thing that was not excellent. They have many computers for different certification exams, so people get in and out of the room all the time (however, people tried not to make noise). It didn't disturb me, but if you need absolute silence during the exam, it can be an issue. The toilets were good and I recommend people that live in Rio to take the exam there.

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Good facilitites
November 28 | 2016
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     By andreyjv 4 1
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Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

I feel like Pearson has a standard type of facilities. They are located in a good neighborhood in Sao Paulo and you can use the parking lot in the same building, which makes things easier. They have a small toilet (very clean) and lockers to put your stuff. They provided me ear plugs and all the material that I needed to do the test. I felt very confortable on the chair and when using the keyboard. Overall, it was a very good experience. I went there earlier and they asked me if I would like to start or wait until my scheduled time, I preferred to start.

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Test center in Lima
November 26 | 2016
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     By jonnnnnix 14 0
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Location: Lima, Peru

The only place to take the gmat in Peru is in Lima, at the new horizon computer learning center.

I arrived early and was directed towards the testing location which was a small room with 6 computers that was dedicated to the gmat takers. The room was old and pressed for space and they had the AC blasting to keep the room cold. I took the test alone as the other people had finished before I even started and this worked out wonderfully as it was quiet and I was able to avoid any distractions.

If you have to take the test here please allow enough time to wait in traffic on the way and also to look for parking in the area as it is very limited.

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     By shubham1985 9 7
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Location: Hyderabad, India

Hello All,
I took up my GMAT around 2 and half months ago. I booked up my appointment at the only center at Hyderabad (available during that time of my test) and to my surprise the center representatives were so friendly and that really helped me calk down. I believe it is really necessary to calk down your nerves before you take up the GMAT. The scratch pad and the pen were working fine and i was instructed to not keep the pen cap open for a longer period of time.
Please let me know if you would like to know any other details of this test center and i will be happy to help.
Other facilities were just fine.
Thanks !

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3908 29th St. N.E.
November 09 | 2016
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     By ofilica89 3 2
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Location: Calgary, Canada

I selected a morning exam time (8:30am) to write my first and hopefully finally GMAT exam. The exam location is conveniently located off Barlow Trail but I will suggest you drive to the location if your exam is in the morning. The main entrance to the building is not open until 8am and given how cold it can be in Calgary, you may not want to freeze before your exam!

At 8am, I went upstairs to the Pearson VUE test centre and meet the staff at the reception. The staff was very polity and respectful. She reviewed the terms and conditions and took my palm print. She asked me if i wanted to start earlier than 8:30am since I was the only one writing the exam that morning (of course I accepted! I am a morning person).

In terms of noise, I will not suggest you seat close to the window. Since the test centre is located close to the airport and a fairly busy road, it can get a bit noisy. However, after a while i was able to tune it out (may exam nerves).

In terms of facilities and restrooms, the facilities were okay and I was able to utilize my 8mins break efficiently.

I don't plan on retaking the exam but if I were to retake it, I will recommend the location.

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     By abhimahna 867 199
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Location: New Delhi, India

I have taken the GMAT once at Pearson VUE Yusuf Sarai Center - New Delhi.

- The staff will allow you inside the center only 30 mins before the exam. So, don't reach the center too early . You will probably be exhausted waiting outside or sitting on the staircase. There are frequent traffic jams in the route to the test center.
- No parking space - Finding a parking spot will be a challenge
- Nearby metro station - Green Park Metro Station
- The exam center is on 4th floor .
-The testing room has around 15 computers, each separated in a cubicle. I was given headphones / noise cancellation devices / 2 markers and 1 scratch pad.
-Staff is generally polite. After the AWA and IR, i had a few pages left in my scratchpad. I was given the fresh Scratchpad after the first one was fully completed.
-There is one restroom that is nearby. It is clean and tidy.
- All you need to take with you is your Passport. They will provide you the locker by you must ensure that you keep your mobile phone switched off.
- In the breaks, i was unsure of the time elapsed and the proctors refused to tell me. One of them told me that we should keep a note of time and was rude. I was able to reach my seat n just 4 mins and I has 4 mins remaining. When I asked them not to start the test for another 4 mins, they refused and said you are not allowed to sit idle inside the test room. They started my test in just 4 mins.
- AC was functional and cooling was optimal.
- There was lot of noise during the AWA. Noise insulation in the room could have been better.
- Headphones are provided at the desks. One can also ask for ear plugs.
- This is the best GMAT center in Delhi.
.Also, most of the dates in this center were unavailable a month or two before . I believe, this center conducts a lot of other exams apart from the GMAT. The best way to get a date in this exam center is to book your exam 7-10 days before you want to give the exam. Usually people tend to cancel or postpone their exam when the date is approaching. This helped me get the suitable date and timings.

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Wacker Dr, Illinois - US
October 06 | 2016
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     By mvictor 2082 248

I took my GMAT today, for the fourth time :D, and without doubt, this test center was the best so far.
Since I never seen the test center nor the building where it is located, I arrived 1 hour before the scheduled time. The personnel was very friendly and understanding. I was allowed to take the exam before the scheduled time. Toilets are really close, so does not require a lot of time to get there (for at ex. test center on Adams St. - Chicago - toilets are bit far, and hard to find - 8 minutes is kind of not enough if you want to go to the toilet and eat smth during the break).

Signed and scanned my palm and was ready for the fight.
The test center has 2 rooms. The one in which I was had 10 computers, each separated in a cubicle. I was given headphones / noise cancellation devices / 2 markers and 1 scratch pad.

One of the drawbacks though - if you finish a section ahead of time, even if you CAN take longer breaks, you will not be allowed to!!!
I finished my quant section 25 minutes ahead of time!!! and to my surprise, when I asked to use my break + time remained (I really did not need 33 minutes of break), the person who was monitoring everything clicked smth on the screen and bam - to my shock i had only 8 minutes of break.
Same thing happened after IR - I had 8 minutes left...and of course..i could not use any extra time for the break...

overall, i would give 4.5/5 to this center.

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