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# GMAT policy violation

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07 Sep 2016, 21:38
hi

i took my gmat test yesterday and had a policy violation

during my 1st break i was on autopilot and thinking of the timing strategy for quant and unknowingly touched my phone and (WHICH WAS TURNED OFF)

i was asked to leave the exam without actually doing even 1 question on quant

i want to know what happens next?

i was told i wont be allowed to cancel my score and my score will be sent to all the 5 schools i picked is there a way i can appeal against this and what are the chances of winning? also will this score be 0 or would it come up as a policy violation?

my real question is i have taken the gmat once before and have already gotten accepted into one of the schools will this by any chance flow over to them?

what about the other schools that i picked to send my score to in my first attempt if i choose to apply to those schools will they know about this? (my first score has already been sent across to them)

fyi - none of the schools i picked 2nd time around coincide with the schools i picked to send my score to the first time

i totally agree it was my mistake but i feel that the repercussions dont justify my mistake - all i honestly was thinking during the first break was how many minutes to spend in the first 10 questions on my quant after all these hours of wasting my life studying i fear that my stupidity will cost me everything

any input is appreciated
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08 Sep 2016, 05:12
Not touching the phone appears absolutely ridiculous by GMAC. For me those guys said even a hand kerchief is not allowed inside the exam hall! This is rubbish in my view and I think this is one of the finer ways in which GMAC makes you shell out another \$250.
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08 Sep 2016, 05:51
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Sorry about that experience, yes they are pretty strict.
However, I don't think it is a big problem in itself as long as you did not get any additional penalties levied (which does not sound like that has happened). Quite a few people accidentally touch their study notes or a phone or ...... The school that you have sent your score report already, will not get the new one as the result of this violation.

GMAC has different codes for different degrees/types of violations (e.g. touched the phone or looked at a piece of paper, etc) and something serious such as cheating, falsifying score reports, or disrupting others. As long as you did not get banned for a year or three from taking the test, I think you will be OK.

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04 Jan 2017, 12:24

Thanks!
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08 Mar 2018, 13:29
MLCA wrote:

Thanks!

Sorry I missed your question. Did you submit/request your score to be shared with the school you have already been admitted at? (Why? Scholarship?)
The school you have already been accepted at, will not/should not take any action about a test you took after your admit. Your experience is fully explainable and I can't see why they would care (on the safe side, don't submit the score to the school you have already been admitted to)
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