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# How Long Are GMAT Breaks?

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09 Oct 2006, 22:59
I've heard 5 mins and I've heard 10 mins...

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09 Oct 2006, 23:23
They are 10 minutes.

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09 Oct 2006, 23:24
It's 10 min.

Do not forget the time required to be back on your GMAT PC. This time includes the procedure of signature

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10 Oct 2006, 06:58
Fig wrote:
It's 10 min.

Do not forget the time required to be back on your GMAT PC. This time includes the procedure of signature

No more signatures, it's all biometric now. You have to be fingerprint scanned each time you leave and (re)enter the testing room. The scanners frequently issue false positives too. In my case, it took 6+ passes to get a confirmation during the break between Q and V. This procedure absorbs valuable minutes, so take a stopwatch if necessary.

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10 Oct 2006, 07:33
^ you're not allowed to take a stopwatch or any timer with you

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10 Oct 2006, 10:50
GMATT73 wrote:
Fig wrote:
It's 10 min.

Do not forget the time required to be back on your GMAT PC. This time includes the procedure of signature

No more signatures, it's all biometric now. You have to be fingerprint scanned each time you leave and (re)enter the testing room. The scanners frequently issue false positives too. In my case, it took 6+ passes to get a confirmation during the break between Q and V. This procedure absorbs valuable minutes, so take a stopwatch if necessary.

Thanks to correct me

Yes ... It's only in France that the procedure of signature continues. This is due to some french laws that do not allow the fingerprints

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10 Oct 2006, 23:56
Here in Ukraine it was a biometric scanner. Test admin told me to allocate about 5 of my 10 minutes for re-authentication, but it actually took about 15 seconds, no more.

Anyway, I don't think it's a great idea to let your brain cool down and distract too much. Quick toilet break, a glass of water with a couple crackers/nuts/chocolate/whatever - and back to work!

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10 Oct 2006, 23:56
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