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13 Aug 2007, 06:03
Hello,

I have two options for GMAT appointments: 8:00AM and 1:00PM. (5:00PM is also available but I am not very willing to consider it).

Which one do you think I should take?

What time of the day do you think is the best to take the GMAT?

Thanks

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13 Aug 2007, 07:49
I think it varies with different person. For me, I am more of a morning person. My mind works the best in the morning. I always sign up for the morning exams.

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13 Aug 2007, 08:39
i did the 1pm, but im an insomnic and will stay up till at least 2 am no matter what, so that time gave me plenty of rest. 1pm was like my morning.

just depends on your own nature.

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13 Aug 2007, 08:45
Your brain works optimally in the morning

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13 Aug 2007, 12:00
Just booked 1:00PM :))

I agree that the brain works better in the morning however 8:00AM seemed just a little too early to me. If I am to take the exam at 8:00AM, I need to be at the test center by 7:00AM. This means that I need to get up at 5:00AM, which, on the other hand, means that I need to go to bed by as late as 9:00PM the night before. Well, that was not going to happen... So I picked 1:00PM :)

Ideally, I would have booked 10:00AM.

We'll see how it goes.

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15 Aug 2007, 10:54
I'm definitely not a morning person. so 1pm would work the best for people like me. I did 4pm, which was still good, as it allowed me to sleep in till 11am that day.

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15 Aug 2007, 11:22
raptr wrote:
Just booked 1:00PM )

I agree that the brain works better in the morning however 8:00AM seemed just a little too early to me. If I am to take the exam at 8:00AM, I need to be at the test center by 7:00AM. This means that I need to get up at 5:00AM, which, on the other hand, means that I need to go to bed by as late as 9:00PM the night before. Well, that was not going to happen... So I picked 1:00PM

Ideally, I would have booked 10:00AM.

We'll see how it goes.

Even if you book a 1pm, you might be able to take it earlier if people scheduled to test either cancel or end the exam early. I was able to take my test about 30 minutes before the actual test time.

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15 Aug 2007, 19:58
kidderek wrote:
Your brain works optimally in the morning

i think that really depends on who's research your reading. some say it works better in the afternoon. i personally think it depends more on the person and their sleep cycle... so i'd agree with you; take the test in the "morning" --- whatever your "morning" is based on your sleep cycle. but i am no scientist.

i had mine scheduled for 3. my job allows me to wake up at 9-10am most days... so this was my "afternoon" but it was the time i was most comfortable with... i ended up reshecduling for earlier in the day because i didn't sleep the night before and just needed to get the test over with...

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