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any reviews for Pearson Noida Centre newly opened a month back ???

Took the GMAT exam today at the Pearson Vue Center - Noida. Would rate it 5/5. Its located in a commercial office building and has ample parking space. The washrooms are located on the same floor as the test center and within walking distance. The center is new as it began operations only a few months back. The center had pin-drop silence and the staff was very professional and helpful. The chairs were really comfortable and they provide you with noise cancellation headphones and 3M earplugs. Faced issues with my marker during the verbal section and the staff was prompt in replacing them. The whole experience was great. Can't think of any flaw.



Yeah I had the same wonderful experience at Pearson Vue Professional Center- Noida. It is perfect to have your GMAT. Pearson Vue needs to open more centers like this rather than opting for authorized centers which do not match their standards.
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Hi Guys

Wanted to know which is the better test center in Mumbai: Pearson Professional test center (Andheri) or the Think Education Advisory Services LLP test center (Marine Lines)?

Experiences and suggestions are welcome.
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I took the exam in Prague (GOPAS). I am very satisfied with my experience there (I did not expect much though).

There are only 4 places available, so it is not so crowded (and with me maximum people were three, although most of them time just two of us). We got noise cancelling headphones and earplugs. I have never used earplugs but noise cancelling heaphones were great. I also received tissues (and of course pad and two pens).
The staff was in other room watching through cameras. Whenever I raised my hand they showed immediately. They were patient in explaining me exactly what I can or cannot do. Because I am not from Czech Republic and I arrived to Prague just for the exam, I had a backpack with me. They were understanding to that and offer me two lockers - one for my backpack and one for the snacks which I took with me for the exam. In the centre there was free coffee, chocolate, water, coke which was a nice touch (especially espresso saved me). You cannot leave the centre at any time. It took me around 6 minutes to use the toilet and get espresso and water, eat my snack and come back to the room.

When I arrived they firstly asked if I want a coffee and if I need anything which was also nice, I could feel there is no rush even if I was only 10 minutes before the time. The attitude of the staff was to make that experience as good as possible so I can pass the exam perfectly.
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I took the exam in Prague (GOPAS). I am very satisfied with my experience there (I did not expect much though).

There are only 4 places available, so it is not so crowded (and with me maximum people were three, although most of them time just two of us). We got noise cancelling headphones and earplugs. I have never used earplugs but noise cancelling heaphones were great. I also received tissues (and of course pad and two pens).
The staff was in other room watching through cameras. Whenever I raised my hand they showed immediately. They were patient in explaining me exactly what I can or cannot do. Because I am not from Czech Republic and I arrived to Prague just for the exam, I had a backpack with me. They were understanding to that and offer me two lockers - one for my backpack and one for the snacks which I took with me for the exam. In the centre there was free coffee, chocolate, water, coke which was a nice touch (especially espresso saved me). You cannot leave the centre at any time. It took me around 6 minutes to use the toilet and get espresso and water, eat my snack and come back to the room.

When I arrived they firstly asked if I want a coffee and if I need anything which was also nice, I could feel there is no rush even if I was only 10 minutes before the time. The attitude of the staff was to make that experience as good as possible so I can pass the exam perfectly.



Wow. Sounds like a "business class" GMAT Experience. That sounds great. Hope you got a great score!
Thank you for posting a review!
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Guys, any review for the lucknow centre?? would greatly appreciate it!
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dudiona That is definitely a wow-ish experience! Just curious to know. What part of the world do you come from?
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Guys, any review for the lucknow centre?? would greatly appreciate it
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Hi Guys,

Any review of the GMAT center in Lucknow ? Would appreciate any information regarding it since I intend to give my GMAT exam from Lucknow so want to assure that everything is in place.
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Did anyone take exam at Myra School of Business, Mysore, India? I am not seeing a single slot in Pearson Center, Bangalore until Sept. 26th. That is too far. So I am planning to book GMAT slot at Myra, Mysore. Please review if any one has taken exam there. Please let us how is the noise level at the test center, how is the atmosphere at the test center, how far it is from the city, can you get a taxi there conveniently to get back to the city?
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Did anyone take exam at Myra School of Business, Mysore, India? I am not seeing a single slot in Pearson Center, Bangalore until Sept. 26th. That is too far. So I am planning to book GMAT slot at Myra, Mysore. Please review if any one has taken exam there. Please let us how is the noise level at the test center, how is the atmosphere at the test center, how far it is from the city, can you get a taxi there conveniently to get back to the city?



FYI - If you check it daily/few times a day, you will be able to find slots as people cancel/move exams. Usually test centers cover many tests, so chances of people shifting/postponing and opening up slots are quite good.
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Hi brs1cob, Can you let me know how your experience was at the Coimbatore GMAT test center (Indra Institute of Education). I visited the center but I am not convinced of the facilities or the staff's response there. Your review would help me to decide a center soon!

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Has anyone given the test at UNISOFT TECHNOLOGIES, KUNDALAHALLI, BANGALORE? Please help me with these queries.

1. How many test takers give the test at a time?
2. How are invigilators, Is there any disturbance?
3. Should one wait and give the test at a later date in Pearson venue?
4. Any other advice one should follow while selecting test centre?
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+1 on a review for the unisoft one in kundanahalli. Manipal was booked up all the way till Sep 27th so i was forced to schedule on the 4th of sep at unisoft. Have no idea where it is. Hell, it doesn't even show up on google maps.

On that note, is it rare for spots to open up due to other people re-scheduling?
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+1 on a review for the unisoft one in kundanahalli. Manipal was booked up all the way till Sep 27th so i was forced to schedule on the 4th of sep at unisoft. Have no idea where it is. Hell, it doesn't even show up on google maps.

On that note, is it rare for spots to open up due to other people re-scheduling?
Not really. Even with the main Pearson center (a few) slots opened up in August as the month went on. But as a test taker, you really can't rely on that (you might not get the day or time that you want).

I think a lot of people would appreciate your posting a review after you take the exam on the 4th. All the best!
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I was looking for the test slot in Bangalore Pearson Center, but unfortunately could not find one. So, I took the test last week in Hyderabad Pearson Center. I reached Hyderabad a day before to sleep well :P I reached the exam center by 12.30 pm as my exam slot was 1 pm. The lady outside the test center asked me to fill in my name, time and name of the exam for which I was there. Once I entered the center, the lady sitting in the reception asked me which exam I am there for and asked for my passport. I gave my passport and sat. There were about 10 people there sitting with my waiting for their turns. There was one more lady who was checking the candidates. She was asking to show all the pockets and fold the shirt's sleeve to check for tattoos if any. Also she was checking the glasses. For one guy she checked everything and then she asked him to show the pendant of his neck chain too. That guy got so irritated that he tried removing his tshirt. Then that lady said no need, checking is done. That was funny. Everyone sitting there started laughing. Thankfully I was wearing Indian salwar kameez (a dress without pocket, phew!). After all the checking done, they took me into testing room. It was huge. It was way bigger than Bangalore center. Test started and then I took my first break. In this center you are not supposed to get up from your place until an invigilator will come inside that room to escort you out. This was not the case in Bangalore. Of course someone will be looking through the glass but escorting was new to me. Once I clicked yes to break I got up and started towards the door. The invigilator came inside the room and said "Go to your place". I just went and sat in the chair thinking he might want to type in some password. But once I sat he said "Let's go". In this I lost my precious 1 min of break. Unlike Bangalore center, here there are separate washrooms for guys and girls (that's good). But the problem was that they started tests for many candidates at once and everyone came for break at the same time. This was a problem as everyone would use washroom in the break. After struggling for washroom turn :) and gobbling up something. I went back to the door of the testing room. That guy asked me to put my right palm onto the scanner and asked me to remove my glasses to check and asked me if I am using glass for eye sight power (I am not sure why did he ask this question as no one would wear glass just like that). In this again 1 min gone. For guys ( and also girls wearing jeans) it was even worse. After every break they had to undergo the same stringent checking of their pockets like before starting the test. I was feeling pity for them as they were losing so much time in these checkings in both the breaks. Also, worth mentioning is the noise level of the exam center. This is pathetic. The center is on the main road with traffic. You would hear vehicle horn of almost all the vehicles out there sitting inside the test center :( . I had to wear noise cancelling headphones almost all the time. All in all, the center is conveniently located even if you are new to the city (like me), spacious and clean, supply of markers and writing pad is fine. But time lost due to excessive checking during breaks, everyone coming for break at once and noise are the negative aspects of this center.
One suggestion to all those going to take GMAT in Hyderabad Pearson Center is don't wear something with lot of pockets. It will eat up your break time.
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Hey everyone..!
Is there anyone who has given the test in Nagpur (Maharashtra)?? I have been looking for some reviews of this centre but no luck!
Any information is highly appreciated..
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+1 on a review for the unisoft one in kundanahalli. Manipal was booked up all the way till Sep 27th so i was forced to schedule on the 4th of sep at unisoft. Have no idea where it is. Hell, it doesn't even show up on google maps.

On that note, is it rare for spots to open up due to other people re-scheduling?
Not really. Even with the main Pearson center (a few) slots opened up in August as the month went on. But as a test taker, you really can't rely on that (you might not get the day or time that you want).

I think a lot of people would appreciate your posting a review after you take the exam on the 4th. All the best!


Will definitely do!

I know this is off topic, but wow, a 51 on verbal? How?

I've been really paranoid about verbal of late. I got a 39 first time going in without any study on the official test, and then a 45,37,32,36 on four subsequent MGMAT practice tests, and 40,40 on two official gmat practice tests. I've never actually studied for verbal and i've always chosen answers based on 'gut' feeling and how the answers sound/if they make sense. (i read and write a whole lot)

Do you think its advisable to pickup a course/book on verbal and drill myself on the rules? or just sort of spam practice questions (since I have only about 18 days left)?

Sorry for derailing the thread!
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Will definitely do!

I know this is off topic, but wow, a 51 on verbal? How?

I've been really paranoid about verbal of late. I got a 39 first time going in without any study on the official test, and then a 45,37,32,36 on four subsequent MGMAT practice tests, and 40,40 on two official gmat practice tests. I've never actually studied for verbal and i've always chosen answers based on 'gut' feeling and how the answers sound/if they make sense. (i read and write a whole lot)

Do you think its advisable to pickup a course/book on verbal and drill myself on the rules? or just sort of spam practice questions (since I have only about 18 days left)?

Sorry for derailing the thread!
Thank you :)

A course at this stage probably won't help, but going through an SC book might. You are doing very well in verbal, and some additional familiarity with SC could help you improve your speed and/or accuracy (especially if there are some minor weaknesses in your approach). Just don't make too many changes (you're on track for more than 90% in verbal).
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Hey everyone..!
Is there anyone who has given the test in Nagpur (Maharashtra)?? I have been looking for some reviews of this centre but no luck!
Any information is highly appreciated..
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Stay away from the center. It is pathetic.

You can read the details in the below link:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/test-center- ... 47473.html
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