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Hello! I have booked for a test centre GMAT exam in London and wanted to double check if there a physical notepad and pen can be used as opposed to online white board for working out answers?

Any advice would be helpful, as I have not practised at all with online whiteboard and just had the realisation I might have made a huge mistake and am now panicking!

Thanks in anticipation!

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Test center exams are same as before. You will have an erasable set of sheets and a marker. You will also be able to use ear plugs. Bring your own mask though!

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Thank you for your very swift and reassuring reply! 🙏🏾🙏🏾

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You are ver welcome :-)

You can watch this video if you want to see what your expectations should be for a test-cetner based GMAT after COVID-19. This person took the test in Arizona after the test centers opened:


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Hi PriyaLon,

BB brings up an important point: since you've going to taking your Official GMAT at a Testing Facility, you will want to make as many aspects of how you take your practice CATs/mocks match-up with what you will face on Test Day (including taking the FULL EXAM - with the Essay and IR sections, taking your CATs at the same time of day as your Official GMAT, etc.). That also includes wearing a mask throughout the Exam (which you may or may not have been doing so far during your training).

Before I can offer you any additional advice for your studies, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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4) What is your overall goal score?
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I gave the gmat at Holborn centre and had a pleasant experience - this was however pre-covid in January. If you have any specific questions about the centre let me know, otherwise I would stick with the expert's advice above.
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Since you will be in a test center you’ll be able to use a dry erase notepad as opposed to the online whiteboard, so you can rest easy:).

Also, although I’m not sure of your actual test date, if you need any general advice regarding your study plan, feel free to reach out.
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I gave the gmat at Holborn centre and had a pleasant experience - this was however pre-covid in January. If you have any specific questions about the centre let me know, otherwise I would stick with the expert's advice above.


Is the pen they gave you like this one? --> https://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Lumocolor-Non-permanent-Superfine-0-4mm/dp/B000SHP18G#customerReviews
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AnirudhaS wrote:
I gave the gmat at Holborn centre and had a pleasant experience - this was however pre-covid in January. If you have any specific questions about the centre let me know, otherwise I would stick with the expert's advice above.


Is the pen they gave you like this one? --> https://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Lumocolor-Non-permanent-Superfine-0-4mm/dp/B000SHP18G#customerReviews

good question. I don't remember if it was 0.4 mm. Guess it was a bit thicker than this but that is just an estimation.

Okay I was really tensed and I don't really remember to be honest, but I do remember that it was thick because I was taking a lot of space to write. And that worried me. I had to change the booklet once during my quants as I ran out of pages (8-10 laminated pages).

This is just from memory but the tip is closest to this item - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0822RNVW9/re ... NrPXRydWU=

Hope this helps, sorry I can only remember this much.
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AnirudhaS wrote:
Genoa2000 wrote:
AnirudhaS wrote:
I gave the gmat at Holborn centre and had a pleasant experience - this was however pre-covid in January. If you have any specific questions about the centre let me know, otherwise I would stick with the expert's advice above.


Is the pen they gave you like this one? --> https://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Lumocolor-Non-permanent-Superfine-0-4mm/dp/B000SHP18G#customerReviews

good question. I don't remember if it was 0.4 mm. Guess it was a bit thicker than this but that is just an estimation.

Okay I was really tensed and I don't really remember to be honest, but I do remember that it was thick because I was taking a lot of space to write. And that worried me. I had to change the booklet once during my quants as I ran out of pages (8-10 laminated pages).

This is just from memory but the tip is closest to this item - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0822RNVW9/re ... NrPXRydWU=

Hope this helps, sorry I can only remember this much.



Thank you very much! I will try to do mock tests with this type of pen.
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Genoa2000 wrote:
AnirudhaS wrote:
Genoa2000 wrote:
AnirudhaS wrote:
I gave the gmat at Holborn centre and had a pleasant experience - this was however pre-covid in January. If you have any specific questions about the centre let me know, otherwise I would stick with the expert's advice above.


Is the pen they gave you like this one? --> https://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Lumocolor-Non-permanent-Superfine-0-4mm/dp/B000SHP18G#customerReviews

good question. I don't remember if it was 0.4 mm. Guess it was a bit thicker than this but that is just an estimation.

Okay I was really tensed and I don't really remember to be honest, but I do remember that it was thick because I was taking a lot of space to write. And that worried me. I had to change the booklet once during my quants as I ran out of pages (8-10 laminated pages).

This is just from memory but the tip is closest to this item - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0822RNVW9/re ... NrPXRydWU=

Hope this helps, sorry I can only remember this much.



Thank you very much! I will try to do mock tests with this type of pen.

Hope that I've recalled the type of pen correctly, really don't want to misguide anyone. I was quite tensed the day of the test.

The only other thing I recall about the pen is that the invigilator told me that the pen dries up if kept uncapped for long. So she advised to put the cap back on when not in use. Also as far as I remember I was given 2 pens, in case one stops working.

They also provide noise cancelling ear-buds such as these ones - https://www.amazon.co.uk/20-pairs-3M-Cl ... ore&sr=1-5
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