GMAT Test Center Reviews
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Not a very good center
February 09 | 2012
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     By str1der 374 157
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Chandigarh, India

I took my GMAT here last August. The center is located in an OK facility. Chandigarh is an extremely well planned city, so finding parking and locating the building is not an issue at all. However, the test center itself is a small portion of a larger facility, which does tests for other Pearson/Prometric products and also provides coaching to students. So there was a LOT of movement before i entered the testing room, and that is NOT ideal as it can really distract you. The testing facility itself is very small. About 4 terminals which are OK spaced but if compared to the Delhi center, appear cramped.

The invigilator is OK again. I had heard that she's very pretty and sweet, and I would say that is largely true. However, I am there to take an exam and not gawk at her. The lockers are again cramped and very inconvenient.

The worst experience about this center is that its TOO Cold. I actually started sneezing during the test, and I am highly averse to cold. So I basically didn't feel good during the test and ended up screwing it. I did ask them to lower the temperature, and in fact, I had worn a sweatshirt to take the test even though it was Summers. Still - I got that cold.

The second worst thing about this test center is the washroom. Its the common wash room of sorts, located OUTSIDE the test center and above the main facility - doesn't this violate Pearson's policy? I mean my driver was waiting for me outside, I could have might as well handed him my GMAT notes and taken and read them during the break. I went to the washroom without any supervisor.

The washroom itself is filthy and dysfunctional. So I would recommend you finish all your bowel movements at home.

All in all, a disappointing GMAT experience. Compared to Delhi, a center which has been functioning since 5+ years now, it left a bad taste in my mouth.

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1 Commented by anilhr on July 17, 2013
Parking facility : Test center conveniently located and was easy to find and if you are lost ask for "Jetking" center and everyone around that knows it.

There is more than enough space for the parking at this center.

Invigilator Reviews : Invigilator was polite and even gave me 2 pens to me though I haven't asked for it. You can even change the pens and your rough sheets at the time of break.

Environment : There are only 4 systems to work on so there is not much noise. It was quite. Yes, room was quite cold so asked to switch off the AC before entering the room.

Why would you retake the test here or in another location?
Yes, I took the test here twice!!

Do before test starting -- Please see the washroom before starting the test as it is located above test center and you have to go to another building next to it. So see the wash room before startng the test so as you don't waste the time.
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Excellent Test Center
February 09 | 2012
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     By str1der 374 157
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: New Delhi, India

I have taken two tests at this center - GMAT in 2008 and the PTE in 2011. Both times, I felt that the staff they have at the center is fantastic. They are very highly trained, speak proper English and are able to handle ambiguity very well.

The center itself is very very clean, and when I visited them to take the PTE, seems some renovation had taken place. They have a very clean washroom and adequate space to walk around. Even though the number of terminals is quite a bit, I didn't find any issues with sound and related disturbances.

It is very conveniently located - Just off the Green Park metro station. The complex in which it is located is easy to find and you may need to look around a bit to figure where the test center actually is.

I am thinking about re taking my GMAT for the final time, and am heavily inclined to test here rather than Chandigarh, which btw was a bad experience (Separate review).

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     By highwyre237 988 349

Easy commute to the test center either from using the T or commuter rail. Easy to find if you're familiar with the area (located on devonshire)

Staff was great, I got there early and they let me right in. Gave me an option to either take a seat next to the door, or wait for another seat (I waited).

Rest rooms were lacking somewhat, there was a single stall bathroom, and I was forced to wait around a minute for it to be free, luckily I had enough time.

I have tested here and in Waltham, if you would rather drive and park, I'd go there. Parking downtown will add extra stress, so I'd suggest taking the T if you're planning on testing at this center

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Friendly Staff, Lots of parking
February 02 | 2012
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     By highwyre237 988 349
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Waltham, MA USA

If you live in the greater Boston area and would rather drive to and park at a test center instead of using the T, I'd suggest testing here.

Conveniently located right off of 95, inside a large office park, very easy to find. Restrooms located close by. I took my test at 8am on a weekday and traffic wasn't a problem, if your test time is closer to 9, I'd expect some heave commuter traffic.

I would test here again.

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     By MeestorEno 37 3
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Seattle, WA USA

This testing center is twice as big as most. They have two big rooms, instead of one like I have seen before. Luckily I was taking a Kaplan practice test, because after one break they took a long time to get me back in, and I was a couple minutes late getting back to the test. When I took the real thing the first time I went here and did not do so well. The snarky guy that handed me my test score said, well you can get into WSU with that score (not a competitive school) and I felt like punching him. Given the size of the testing facility there is a greater possibility that you could have trouble getting back in within the 8 minutes BUT if you come during a time that is not that busy you will be able to get in and out super easy since it is so big.

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     By heygirl 410 65

Parking facility : Used public transport. There's a station right outside the building.
Invigilator Reviews : Overall nice.
Environment : Good
Additional Info : Earplugs were not provided and neither did I ask. Computer and room was comfortable. 1 booklet and 2 pens given. For the Verbal section, I asked for a second booklet and was given one.The restroom is outside the testing facility but inside the building; a walk down the hall way.
Do's & Don't s : I think the Penn plaza center has more choice in test time and date . My center has most tests starting at 8 AM. Pretty crowded and noisy on Sat at the 8 am slot.

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Pearson Vue -- Toronto, Canada
January 17 | 2012
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     By krazo 141 29
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Toronto, Canada

Parking facility: N/A (used public transit)
Invigilator Reviews: Very personable and responsive
Environment: Uncomfortably warm and stuffy inside the testing room. Earplugs and headphones are provided. The computers are Dell, but there isn't much space between the case and the desk forcing you to move the keyboard around (annoying on AWA, but otherwise no need for KB)
Additional Info: You are provided with 2 pens and 1 booklet. They will not let you have more than one booklet so remember to swap out at each interval.

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     By srjaidev 300 34
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Bangalore, India

Parking facility : No.
Invigilator Reviews : Good.
Environment : Room for 7 people, no windows, new Dell computers (as of 27th Oct. 2010).
Additional Info : 8 minutes break (if the appointment is at 9am, make sure you beat the morning traffic)

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1 Commented by asifulla on May 21, 2013
Pearson Vue -- Bangalore, India (Next to Manipal Center)

ATPL Academy (www.atplacademy.com) - Perason VUE Authorized Test Center in Bangalore.
This is in Domlur, Above Haiku Honda Show room, near Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Service Road.
This is the excellent place with all the facilities & tension free from Parking.
They have good facility for parking vehicles both 2 & 4 Wheeler's.
Tel:080-32992875
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     By rishabhsingla 75 2
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Chandigarh, India

Parking facility : Sufficient
Invigilator Reviews : I'm at a loss of words. She was amazing (beautiful and her voice was very special); she completely threw me off.
Environment : Calm, isolated, silent, but too cold unless the AC is turned off.
Rating 5/5 : 4/5 (minus 1 for the extra cold)

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1 Commented by anilhr on July 17, 2013
Parking facility : Test center conveniently located and was easy to find and if you are lost ask for "Jetking" center and everyone around that knows it.

There is more than enough space for the parking at this center.

Invigilator Reviews : Invigilator was polite and even gave me 2 pens to me though I haven't asked for it. You can even change the pens and your rough sheets at the time of break.

Environment : There are only 4 systems to work on so there is not much noise. It was quite. Yes, room was quite cold so asked to switch off the AC before entering the room.

Why would you retake the test here or in another location?
Yes, I took the test here twice!!

2 Commented by anilhr on July 17, 2013
Parking facility : Test center conveniently located and was easy to find and if you are lost ask for "Jetking" center and everyone around that knows it.

There is more than enough space for the parking at this center.

Invigilator Reviews : Invigilator was polite and even gave me 2 pens to me though I haven't asked for it. You can even change the pens and your rough sheets at the time of break.

Environment : There are only 4 systems to work on so there is not much noise. It was quite. Yes, room was quite cold so asked to switch off the AC before entering the room.

Why would you retake the test here or in another location?
Yes, I took the test here twice!!

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Pearson Vue -- Newark, DE USA
January 16 | 2012
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     By dolly12 105 13
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Newark, DE USA

Parking facility : available
Invigilator Reviews : Polite, ok efficient
Environment : I found it very good. Not much noise.
Additional Info : toilet is about a minute away so look at it before the exam. I asked for the additional notebook and lady was very slow. I have to attempt 4-6 math questions with virtually no space left to write on. They do not have good time keeping mechanism for breaks. (I am not sure how it happens in another centers)
Do's & Don't s : Look at the center a week before. It is little hidden inside the big building.

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