GMAT Test Center Reviews
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Not Great, But Not Terrible February 11 | 2012
     By naabrams 1 0
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center | Location: Westminster, CO USA

I took my GMAT at the Pearson's center in Westminster, CO a few weeks ago. My experience wasn't great, but it could have been better.

Pros:
*Easy to find, plenty of parking.
*Quiet, even without earplugs/headphones (both are available)
*Good climate - not too hot, not too cold
* Comfortable work station
* Clean bathroom

Cons:
* Rude staff
* Staff were slow - A proctor was dithering when I tried to log back in to the test before the end of my break. I purposely returned to the test area with ~2 min before my test would resume to avoid any potential delays. However, the proctor was busy grabbing his soda and was not available to log me back into the test, so I was ~2 min late on my verbal section.

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Not a very good center February 09 | 2012 1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
     By str1der 374 154
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.
Test Centers Review
Excellent Test Center February 09 | 2012 2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
     By str1der 374 154
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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Academy of National Economy (РАНХ им. Плеханова) February 08 | 2012 1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
     By anyaze 11 10
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center | Location: Moscow, Russia

Parking facility: Public parking at the street available. I suppose on work days there can be a problem to find a space.
Invigilator Reviews: Polite.
Environment: Small room for 4 people, old equipment, no windows, close access to smoking area, water provided.
Rating 5/5: 5/5.
Additional Info: You should arrive a little beforehand, because the computer which scans your hand sometimes hangs. Invigilator sits in the different room.

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Pearson Vue -- Chandigarh, India (Jetking) February 03 | 2012 4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
     By shurti4you 0 0
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center | Location: Chandigarh, India

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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Test Centers Review

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
     By highwyre237 988 348
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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Toronto location - Yonge & St. Clair January 26 | 2012
     By keithrichards 2 7
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center | Location: Toronto, Canada

Had a fantastic experience here - the location and the facility were both great.

First, the location - right at Yonge & St. Clair. Probably not great if you're driving, but great for taking the subway to.

The staff were incredibly patient and professional. They were dealing with lots of people who did not bring proper identification, and maintained a calm and cool demeanor in the face of some quite agitated would-be test-takers. Folks - bring your passports if you don't have an Ontario drivers' licence.

Staff were also great in responding to requests for breaks - only had to wait 10 seconds after raising my hand.

Both earmuffs and earplugs were provided. Two pens, but one booklet only at a time. However, I was given a new booklet after quant without even asking for one.

Don't know what the other Toronto centre is like, but I'd highly recommend this one.

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Renton location January 24 | 2012
     By Anonymous 0 0
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center | Location: Seattle, WA USA

The test center was not too difficult to find. It is in a one-story building, with lots of parking around it. The people who work at this site are all very friendly. They provide all the things you need for the test and very quick in reacting when you raise your hand for additional help. The computers, tables, etc are clean and the chair is not uncomfortable to sit in. Overall its a good site to take the test. It's a pretty quiet facility, so you wont get too much distraction besides the typing noise of other people. They do have ear plugs you can use to avoid the typing noise.

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Great testing center January 19 | 2012
     By ludwika 0 5
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center | Location: Chicago-Wacker, IL USA

If you are planning on taking GMAT in Chicago, I would highly recommend the test center on Wacker Drive.

I took my GMAT on Jan 14th 2011 and got 690. Ladies at a testing center were very nice and helpful. Also testing center itself is nice and clean. I am not sure if every center provides those, but the center on Wacker had earplug headphones. I never worked on my test with those, but on the test day they turned out to be extremely helpful.

I really think that this center deserves five stars, and would definitely recommend.

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