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Hi everyone. It is very sad that nowadays we have such a huge problem and lots of people died. I have had plans to visit different countries this year but unfortunately, I can't because I afraid of getting that virus.
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Not trying to freak people out here but what’re the odds that test dates get postponed and canceled in the coming weeks? I have a scheduled date for 03/31 and frankly I cannot imagine being able to sit for it given the current US climate

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Not trying to freak people out here but what’re the odds that test dates get postponed and canceled in the coming weeks? I have a scheduled date for 03/31 and frankly I cannot imagine being able to sit for it given the current US climate

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I guess test dates might get postponed, looking at the current scenario.
March SAT’s got cancelled in many parts of the world. So, the cancellations might happen to GMAT/GRE also. However, I haven’t come across any cancellations for GMAT/GRE dates due to this virus in Mumbai and Bangalore

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Here in Washington state, I have the premonition that many standardized tests will be cancelled thanks to CoronaVirus Pandemic.

GRE/GMAT cannot be immune from virus...
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Here in Washington state, I have the premonition that many standardized tests will be cancelled thanks to CoronaVirus Pandemic.

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It did get canceled in China and I think may still be (per your username you may know a bit more than I do)... but yes, I would not be surprised if they suspend tests though that seems like it could be cleaned from person to person...

PS. Is hand sanitizer an allowed item at the test center???

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Here in Washington state, I have the premonition that many standardized tests will be cancelled thanks to CoronaVirus Pandemic.

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Here are the list of countries where tests are cancelled or rescheduled.

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GMAC has began canceling dates through mid April in many cities. Suffice to say, many of us whom have not yet taken the exam, will likely have to put off our mba pursuits by a year

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Here's the latest list of closures from GMAC: https://www.mba.com/articles-and-announ ... oronavirus. Looks like tests have been suspended at test centers in 22 countries so far.

bb (and anybody else), do we know whether any MBA programs plan to extend application deadlines for test-takers who are affected by the closures? Fortunately, this isn't peak season for MBA applications, but I've met some 2+2 applicants who have had their tests disrupted, with application deadlines coming in late March and early April. :?

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Things are getting pretty serious in India. 2 states have issued a week-long lockdown. There’s multiple cases, and most companies have issued a work-from-home policy for the next couple of weeks.

I work at a social startup, and our company has taken a massive hit because of COVID. We’ve lost all our corporate clients for the foreseeable future, all in a week’s time.

I came across a well-informed, data-backed article on Medium that has helped me make sense of what’s going on. It’s a long read, but I urge all of you to take the time out to do so. The writer talks about the importance of social isolation, the reported cases vs. the actual number of cases, and what we can expect over the next few weeks.

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My exam is near (March month end) and I know my Mumbai Centre isn't going to get closed . I don't know whether I am allowed to wear mask inside the exam room . I don't know whether wearing a mask would make me uncomfortable (distract my thoughts).
I only know one thing that I hope for and dream of a bright future and no matter how worse /ugly things become.
I will continue to perfect my GMAT skills ,get that score and join the best college and contribute to society to tackle situations like this .

We are lucky to be born in this era . Same things have happened in past and people have faced worse consequences .
Things will get better soon .It might take some years but things will get better . Just stay strong and careful .

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Same here. Gmat has already cancelled exam in 4 states here. I am not sure whether I will be able to take the exam this month end. All the best! \m/

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My exam is near (March month end) and I know my Mumbai Centre isn't going to get closed . I don't know whether I am allowed to wear mask inside the exam room . I don't know whether wearing a mask would make me uncomfortable (distract my thoughts).
I only know one thing that I hope for and dream of a bright future and no matter how worse /ugly things become.
I will continue to perfect my GMAT skills ,get that score and join the best college and contribute to society to tackle situations like this .

We are lucky to be born in this era . Same things have happened in past and people have faced worse consequences .
Things will get better soon .It might take some years but things will get better . Just stay strong and careful .

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You will be given an option to wear a mask inside the Centre. You won't be allowed to get your own mask, but will be provided one by the Pearson Centre itself. I had my exam on the 4th of this month in Chennai and the Centre guys had their masks on the whole time as we had a few folks from some Eastern country inside the Centre. All the best
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Is the LIBOR going to Go down? Due to the recession?

At work, we have all installed sanitizers and napkin sanitizers and have been advised to keep the traditional Namaste than a handshake to avoid insult and to greet without an issue. Then there's the housekeeping kids who have to sanitize all our keyboards and tables three times a day.
And I think that is all about from our side. The shut down took place but it didn't stop site operations.
Temperature in India is well above 22 degrees and summer has hit in a way, so this would be a like summer for canada.

Let's see what happens next
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Here's the latest list of closures from GMAC: https://www.mba.com/articles-and-announ ... oronavirus. Looks like tests have been suspended at test centers in 22 countries so far.

bb (and anybody else), do we know whether any MBA programs plan to extend application deadlines for test-takers who are affected by the closures? Fortunately, this isn't peak season for MBA applications, but I've met some 2+2 applicants who have had their tests disrupted, with application deadlines coming in late March and early April. :?

Stay healthy out there, everybody!

This isn't awesome: some of my students have reported test center closures that don't appear on the GMAC website. So if you have an exam coming soon, you might want to call your test center to make sure that it's still open -- especially if the test center is located at a college or university, many of which are completely closed now.

And if you do take your exam, please be safe, and don't smooch the person at the next computer. :angel:
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Geez! taking exams with mask on will be very uncomfortable for me, honestly.
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gmatway wrote:
My exam is near (March month end) and I know my Mumbai Centre isn't going to get closed . I don't know whether I am allowed to wear mask inside the exam room . I don't know whether wearing a mask would make me uncomfortable (distract my thoughts).
I only know one thing that I hope for and dream of a bright future and no matter how worse /ugly things become.
I will continue to perfect my GMAT skills ,get that score and join the best college and contribute to society to tackle situations like this .

We are lucky to be born in this era . Same things have happened in past and people have faced worse consequences .
Things will get better soon .It might take some years but things will get better . Just stay strong and careful .

NAMAHSTE :)



You will be given an option to wear a mask inside the Centre. You won't be allowed to get your own mask, but will be provided one by the Pearson Centre itself. I had my exam on the 4th of this month in Chennai and the Centre guys had their masks on the whole time as we had a few folks from some Eastern country inside the Centre. All the best


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Try wearing the mask home while you take your practice test and see how it feels,if you can cope. Anyways all the best.
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My exam is near (March month end) and I know my Mumbai Centre isn't going to get closed . I don't know whether I am allowed to wear mask inside the exam room . I don't know whether wearing a mask would make me uncomfortable (distract my thoughts).
I only know one thing that I hope for and dream of a bright future and no matter how worse /ugly things become.
I will continue to perfect my GMAT skills ,get that score and join the best college and contribute to society to tackle situations like this .

We are lucky to be born in this era . Same things have happened in past and people have faced worse consequences .
Things will get better soon .It might take some years but things will get better . Just stay strong and careful .

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My exam is near (March month end) and I know my Mumbai Centre isn't going to get closed . I don't know whether I am allowed to wear mask inside the exam room . I don't know whether wearing a mask would make me uncomfortable (distract my thoughts).
I only know one thing that I hope for and dream of a bright future and no matter how worse /ugly things become.
I will continue to perfect my GMAT skills ,get that score and join the best college and contribute to society to tackle situations like this .

We are lucky to be born in this era . Same things have happened in past and people have faced worse consequences .
Things will get better soon .It might take some years but things will get better . Just stay strong and careful .

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Im not sure how is it in other countries. I had my exam last Wednesday and I was allowed to use my own mask. I do not think they had mask to give. Maybe you should contact your specific center.

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I think schools should consider postponing Round-3. This has happened for the first time. These are very different circumstances and it's required that they are dealt differently.

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