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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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Is there anyone who has given the test in Nagpur (Maharashtra)?? I have been looking for some reviews of this centre but no luck!
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New post 15 Aug 2017, 22:10
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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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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:

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Test Center : Unisoft Technologies.
Location: Kundanahalli, Bangalore.

First of all, you wont find this location on map. and Thank God, I went there the previous week just to see where exactly it is located and how good it is. I had to call the people from test center for direction as the center name is not Unisoft Technologies at all.
I had scheduled my test for 19th Aug,2017 (Saturday). I was really nervous about taking the test as it was my first time. So I reach there and find out that the application is not working. After inquiring, they say it's the server problem. We were 5 of us, and 1 of us had already begun the test, attempted her first 5 questions from verbal and came out because the application got hung. We all waited for about one and a half hour, and still not a thing about server going right. This is a disaster. All they kept saying was it is server/cloud problem. And our batch was not the only one to experience this, this has been happening since 3-4 days, the center staff says.
Horrible experience. I got my test rescheduled to 31st Aug. Crossing my fingers that nothing of such sort happens on the day of test and everything goes smooth.

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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?


You can refer my post for reviews on Kundanahlli Center.

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Test Center : Unisoft Technologies.
Location: Kundanahalli, Bangalore.

First of all, you wont find this location on map. and Thank God, I went there the previous week just to see where exactly it is located and how good it is. I had to call the people from test center for direction as the center name is not Unisoft Technologies at all.
I had scheduled my test for 19th Aug,2017 (Saturday). I was really nervous about taking the test as it was my first time. So I reach there and find out that the application is not working. After inquiring, they say it's the server problem. We were 5 of us, and 1 of us had already begun the test, attempted her first 5 questions from verbal and came out because the application got hung. We all waited for about one and a half hour, and still not a thing about server going right. This is a disaster. All they kept saying was it is server/cloud problem. And our batch was not the only one to experience this, this has been happening since 3-4 days, the center staff says.
Horrible experience. I got my test rescheduled to 31st Aug. Crossing my fingers that nothing of such sort happens on the day of test and everything goes smooth.
Thanks for posting this review. I think it will help test takers in Bangalore a lot. Let us know how your second encounter with these guys goes :)

All the best!
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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?


I took the GMAT yesterday at Myra School of Business, Mysore, because I couldn't find any slots in Bangalore. The center is nowhere as good as the Dickenson Road (Bangalore Pearson Professional) one. There are just 3 seats in a very small room (chamber) for the exam, in the college library. Since it's a library it's a bit quite, but still you can hear the phone ring and the students talking. The ear plugs they provide are bad, which doesn't help. The invigilators aren't attentive at all. For my break, I raised my hand for over 30 seconds....no response....came out myself and saw the lady scrolling Facebook! You need make a bit of noise to get their attention. The lockers and the washrooms are a bit far away, a mins walk, in opposite directions! I always took about 3,4 mins at the Dickenson Road center, while I took 7 mins during the breaks at Myra. Again, don't trust the invigilators regarding how much break time is left. My wife asked the invigilator and she just made a guess - 5 mins!! My wife missed a minute in Quant :x Always, ask them to go to the room and check the time.

Another issue with Myra is it's reachability. It's really far from Mysore city center, with absolutely nothing around it. Take your car if possible, there is parking. I had issues with Ola, some drivers refused to go there saying it was outside the service area but finally another driver agreed. We got no cabs at all while coming back. The school was nice enough to let us ride their college bus to the city center :-)

With this info I think you can manage a decent exam at Myra. I wouldn't say avoid it at all costs, but yeah if you could do in Bangalore that would be better.

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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..
Thanks in advance[SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

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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

Hey..
Sorry to hear abt Ur frnd's experience at Nagpur centre!
But by the tym I read her review, I had already scheduled my exam in Nagpur and was extremely worried after knowing Ur frnd's experience.
But I decided to give exam and was prepared for the worst! I was determined to give my exam and decided to give re exam if needed!

So my exam day arrived. It was 31st August 2017 at 11AM.....
As I reached I came to know dat there were some technical issues and dat I would have to wait. As I had already expected this, I kept myself calm n was waiting....
But the wait was just not getting over.. I was irritated but I had to give exam and didn't want to reschedule it!
Finally my exam started at 2:30PM...
And the good thing was, once the exam started, everything went smoothly.
I ended up scoring 690 (Q49,V35)!
I was expecting 700 plus as I had scored 710 and 720 in GMAT prep.
I feel my score could have been 700 plus if I had started my exam at the right time because I was a little tired when my exam actually started (3.5 hrs late!)

Now I am not sure whether I should take the exam again!Though I am thinking to apply with this score and give a try!

Overall I would say Unisoft Technologies at Nagpur is definitely not the best centre because they also admitted that they are facing technical issues from 2 months!
But if anyone is planning to take exam in Nagpur I would suggest you to visit the centre once and check whether they have resolved their issues because other than the initial issues, I didn't face any problem during the exam about which I was more concerned.
I got the pad and pen in perfect condition along with the ear plugs. The temperature was not too cold. The locker and washroom were in good condition.


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Test Center : Unisoft Technologies.
Location: Kundanahalli, Bangalore.

First of all, you wont find this location on map. and Thank God, I went there the previous week just to see where exactly it is located and how good it is. I had to call the people from test center for direction as the center name is not Unisoft Technologies at all.
I had scheduled my test for 19th Aug,2017 (Saturday). I was really nervous about taking the test as it was my first time. So I reach there and find out that the application is not working. After inquiring, they say it's the server problem. We were 5 of us, and 1 of us had already begun the test, attempted her first 5 questions from verbal and came out because the application got hung. We all waited for about one and a half hour, and still not a thing about server going right. This is a disaster. All they kept saying was it is server/cloud problem. And our batch was not the only one to experience this, this has been happening since 3-4 days, the center staff says.
Horrible experience. I got my test rescheduled to 31st Aug. Crossing my fingers that nothing of such sort happens on the day of test and everything goes smooth.


Hi, Did you take the test at this new center? I have mine scheduled on 21-Sep and would like to know the possible issues I might face in this center. Thanks.

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shrutiwali wrote:
Test Center : Unisoft Technologies.
Location: Kundanahalli, Bangalore.

First of all, you wont find this location on map. and Thank God, I went there the previous week just to see where exactly it is located and how good it is. I had to call the people from test center for direction as the center name is not Unisoft Technologies at all.
I had scheduled my test for 19th Aug,2017 (Saturday). I was really nervous about taking the test as it was my first time. So I reach there and find out that the application is not working. After inquiring, they say it's the server problem. We were 5 of us, and 1 of us had already begun the test, attempted her first 5 questions from verbal and came out because the application got hung. We all waited for about one and a half hour, and still not a thing about server going right. This is a disaster. All they kept saying was it is server/cloud problem. And our batch was not the only one to experience this, this has been happening since 3-4 days, the center staff says.
Horrible experience. I got my test rescheduled to 31st Aug. Crossing my fingers that nothing of such sort happens on the day of test and everything goes smooth.


Hi, Did you take the test at this new center? I have mine scheduled on 21-Sep and would like to know the possible issues I might face in this center. Thanks.

Hi...
Even I was told the same thing that there are cloud issues from backend and that Unisoft is facing this problem at its Bangalore centre as well. So I suggest u visit the centre once and talk to them whether the issue is resolved.


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Has anybody written the GMAT exam in the Ranchi centre? (India)

I am confused between the Ranchi and Bhubaneswar centres. Any feedback will be immensely helpful.

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rdeivana wrote:
shrutiwali wrote:
Test Center : Unisoft Technologies.
Location: Kundanahalli, Bangalore.

First of all, you wont find this location on map. and Thank God, I went there the previous week just to see where exactly it is located and how good it is. I had to call the people from test center for direction as the center name is not Unisoft Technologies at all.
I had scheduled my test for 19th Aug,2017 (Saturday). I was really nervous about taking the test as it was my first time. So I reach there and find out that the application is not working. After inquiring, they say it's the server problem. We were 5 of us, and 1 of us had already begun the test, attempted her first 5 questions from verbal and came out because the application got hung. We all waited for about one and a half hour, and still not a thing about server going right. This is a disaster. All they kept saying was it is server/cloud problem. And our batch was not the only one to experience this, this has been happening since 3-4 days, the center staff says.
Horrible experience. I got my test rescheduled to 31st Aug. Crossing my fingers that nothing of such sort happens on the day of test and everything goes smooth.


Hi, Did you take the test at this new center? I have mine scheduled on 21-Sep and would like to know the possible issues I might face in this center. Thanks.

Hi...
Even I was told the same thing that there are cloud issues from backend and that Unisoft is facing this problem at its Bangalore centre as well. So I suggest u visit the centre once and talk to them whether the issue is resolved.





I took an exam today. But it turned out to be a bad experience. The exam didn't start on time, started almost 45 minutes after schedule (I reached 30 minutes before the scheduled start). The systems froze due to possible internet connectivity around 30 minutes into the exam. That broke the tempo during the exam. In short, avoid this center! :-(

EDIT: 08-NOV - This center is not worth taking any exam, least of it GMAT. I am surprised that Pearson Vue selects such a center for conducting GMAT

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