GMAT Test Center Reviews
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Read my comments as an extension to what other reviewers have already written as I totally agree with them. Guys were friendly and helped me calm down initially. Washroom for men was a bit far so had to walk fast. They replaced the laminated sheets without asking in each break, I really appreciate that. But I will mention one guy sitting at the reception in particular for being a bit over-friendly. He is indeed a sweet person but when I came back after my last break and was waiting to go in he made me wait for around a minute while he carried on his mostly useless (but funny) chat with another lady.. When I got in I was 15 seconds late and had this warning on the screen. Don't know how much difference this made to my final score.

I would like to caution all Gmatclub members to be sure that they are carrying the right ID card with them. I saw one guy in the morning who was not allowed to sit for the test as he was not carrying his passport. He was not an American citizen. In general if you are testing in any country other than the country of your citizenship then you must carry your Passport.

Thats all for now. Over-all it was a nice experience and I will recommend this center to future test takers.

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November 12 | 2012
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
     By icaniwill 171 46

My appointment was in the morning at 9:45. I arrived at 8.30am. The check-in process was smooth and only took few minutes. Even though I was very early, they let me start immediately. The receptionist and proctor were all friendly and know everything about the test. They gave a run through of all procedures. Water cooler and restrooms are close. They have large lockers so that you can stow away backpacks or personal belongings.

The test experience was smooth. The environment was noise free. They provide you with both ear plugs and headphones. The proctor gave me additional pens even without me asking for them.

The only con I would say is when the proctor is taking other candidates, you will have to wait for a min or two, before he comes to you. You need plan accordingly. I raised my hand even before I submitted the last question of a section.

Overall, my experience with the center has been great and highly recommend it.

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     By Anonymous 17 6

I had my exam couple of days ago. I am residing in the US but belongs to India. As per the rules of GMAT,you have to have your passport book. Unfortunately, my passport book was with IRS for tax purpose, but I was having a stanped letter from the IRS stating that my passport is with them. Also I had couple of government issued ID proofs. The receptionist at the center told me that I cannot give the exam, and I asked her if she can check with somebody on the same. She called somebody and just told her that she has some letter stating her passport is not with her. I requested her to check with that person once again since she did not mentioned that it is with IRS(govn. office), she responded back to me saying "Don't you understand English?"

I was not allowed to give the exam, even if she had allowed me, I would not have performed well because lady just spoiled my mood. I scheduled my exam again after a week, but this time not at Jacksonville center, but at Gainesville center(100 miles from my home :) ). I loved the center, everyone at the center was warm welcoming, and that really matters on the exam date. I got score above my expectations.

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Seoul Pearson, it was okay
November 08 | 2012
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 2 0
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Seoul, Korea

I rated three stars out of five. The test center was right next to city hall and i've learned it's the best location to tour seoul. However, I was for GMAT not for sightseeing. Loved the starbucks located conveniently at the first floor of the same building. I remember the test center was 6th floor.

The really really confusing part is the changed the building name recently(?) and even the locals didn't know the new name. Had to call the test center and starbucks helped me to find it. Find the closed starbucks if you are lost. The security of the test center was ridiculously strict. What is shocking for me is this is the only one, I am dead serious, test center available in Seoul, which is the second largest metropolitan city in the world. Come on, and the only test center was so small that would only fit around 15 people or so. No option in Korea, if you have to take it you should use this one, however it is not the best center for sure.

So here is the math, starting from average 3 +1 for location +1 for starbucks -1 for confusing building name -1 for not having restroom inside the center(gives you the idea how small the center is) so its 3 stars.

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I took the GMAT in Wallingford, CT. It's relatively easy to get to, it's located in an office building, if you have a GPS getting there should be easy.

I arrived early and was able to take the test early. Staff was nice and accommodating. I received a 680 and they congratulated me which I thought was a nice touch. There were other test takers, but the room was relatively quiet and relaxed. Lighting was fine even though it was an overcast day. Restrooms were clean. I plan to retake the test here because the experience was pleasant despite the GMAT being an unpleasant exam.

The only snafu was there was difficulty printing my initial score report, but this was caused by a lack of printer paper.

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Great Service but Hard to find!
September 12 | 2012
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
     By geno5 82 30

The testing center was a bit hard to find. I looked for it the day before and it took 45 minutes to find so make sure you know where it is before test day. (4190 Lougheed Hwy suite 103) Inside the Lougheed commerce center! Call them and they will come open the door for you.

Staff was very polite and helpful throughout the whole process. Noise was not an issue but you can hear things so its not completely silent. Did not have any issue with external sound issues. You are given foam earplugs which are quite comfortable but by the end they did irritate my ears towards the last 20 min of the verbal section.

The staff provided a new scratch board after every section even AWA when I had barely anything on one page. 2 pens were provided for every section the first one never even ran out so that was good. There was a small analog clock to keep track of break times, would have been better if there was digital but not really an issue.

Definitely would take the test here again. BC drivers licence is fine for BC resident otherwise passport.

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     By Anonymous 0 5

The test center is located walking distance from grand central subway terminals. Hence, convenient to commute there. It is just next to Brynt park. So you can relax and study there before going to the exam center. There are many food joints and cafes just next to the test center building such as chipotle, pret a menger , subway, starbucks . So you dont have to think about food or caffeine if you need before the test. Also after the test if you want you can walk to to time square and party if you would like to celebrate.

The rooms are neat & clean. The staff is friendly. Computer works fine. They provide ear plugs for avoiding any kind of noise distraction. They also have lockers, refreshments & everything you would need for the exam.

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Great Test Center Experience
August 13 | 2012
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
     By Karite 49 19

My test center experience was awesome. It was easily accessible by public transportation in Chicago's financial district (on Adams street). The proctors were very polite and helpful. They reminded me not to have anything my possessions except my ID and locker key. The locker is large enough for a large purse or small book bag. The men's restroom is a nice distance from the test room so make sure you walk fast. Lol. They do provide you with earmuffs, which block the noise out. There was no outside noise except some guy that decided to read aloud. I definitely plan to retake the test at the same location.

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful
     By macjas 399 717
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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Jakarta Test Center
July 07 | 2012
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
     By pascalchristian 34 7
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Location is inside the University of Indonesia complex, somewhat hard to find. Horrible traffic in the morning and on the evening. There are parking spaces, but might hard to actually find one because you will be sharing those with the university students.

The staff was okay and polite.

Restroom is inside the building. They also have a drinking water dispenser and snack bars.

Noise level was great, the testing room was the furthest room in the building and since it is located in a university complex, not on the road, there was not much noise.

A/C was a bit cold for me, thankfully I brought a jacket.

This was my first test location. I actually scheduled my test in Surabaya but after hearing bad experiences from test takers there (internet shutting down in the middle of the test, etc) I decided to reschedule my test to Jakarta.

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