GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 16 Jan 2019, 16:47

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
  • The winning strategy for a high GRE score

     January 17, 2019

     January 17, 2019

     08:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Learn the winning strategy for a high GRE score — what do people who reach a high score do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we've collected from over 50,000 students who used examPAL.
  • Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

     January 19, 2019

     January 19, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.

Test Violation - Advice

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Retake   Tips   
 
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 03 Jan 2019
Posts: 1
Test Violation - Advice  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2019, 20:16
All,

Thanks very much in advance for the time and help here.

My first GMAT test was cut short today and I'm likely to receive a "P" on my score report for a policy violation because I checked the time on my phone during a break at my locker. The proctor came running over and told me my test was over and that she'd be writing a case about the incident due to my cell phone usage. I admit that what transpired was completely my fault as I should have 1) either deduced from simple logic that using your phone in any fashion during an exam (break included) is against test rules or 2) read the test rules before I signed them.

Moving forward, I want to take the best course of action and am looking for advice. Does anyone know / have any opinions regarding the following?

1) What the appeals process is like? I don't have a case since I clearly broke test rules, but I nevertheless would like to try
2) How detrimental a "P" on your score report is to top business schools (i.e. schools that are so selective that they can be as picky as they would like and can stump you for any weaknesses in you application)
3) Is the alternative of switching to the GRE, so that this "P" can no longer be viewed, is a good one knowing that I have put in 4 months of GMAT studying and been scoring 730+ on my practice exams (I believe I can get a 720+ on the real exams with a few tries). Is taking the GRE viewed negatively at all, and would it make sense to make this change just so that I don't have "P" on my score report?

Apologies for the long question, and thank you very much for the help.

All the best,
David
SVP
SVP
User avatar
V
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 2009
Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V169
Re: Test Violation - Advice  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Jan 2019, 07:13
2
bluelion150 wrote:
All,

Thanks very much in advance for the time and help here.

My first GMAT test was cut short today and I'm likely to receive a "P" on my score report for a policy violation because I checked the time on my phone during a break at my locker. The proctor came running over and told me my test was over and that she'd be writing a case about the incident due to my cell phone usage. I admit that what transpired was completely my fault as I should have 1) either deduced from simple logic that using your phone in any fashion during an exam (break included) is against test rules or 2) read the test rules before I signed them.

Moving forward, I want to take the best course of action and am looking for advice. Does anyone know / have any opinions regarding the following?

1) What the appeals process is like? I don't have a case since I clearly broke test rules, but I nevertheless would like to try
2) How detrimental a "P" on your score report is to top business schools (i.e. schools that are so selective that they can be as picky as they would like and can stump you for any weaknesses in you application)
3) Is the alternative of switching to the GRE, so that this "P" can no longer be viewed, is a good one knowing that I have put in 4 months of GMAT studying and been scoring 730+ on my practice exams (I believe I can get a 720+ on the real exams with a few tries). Is taking the GRE viewed negatively at all, and would it make sense to make this change just so that I don't have "P" on my score report?

Apologies for the long question, and thank you very much for the help.

All the best,
David
This incident can be easily explained away and should not affect you in any way. Schools understand the different types of violations, and will not hold this P against you. S would be a different story, of course.

1. You can call Pearson customer support (or send them an email), though I really don't think that they will go back on this.
2. If you have some specific schools in mind, you can send them an email describing the situation and asking them for their point of view on this. Send the email from an email ID that isn't yours if you want :)
3. Take the GMAT, especially if you've been getting 730+ scores on your GMATPreps.
_________________

Ascore Prep | Live Online

Target Test Prep Representative
User avatar
P
Status: Founder & CEO
Affiliations: Target Test Prep
Joined: 14 Oct 2015
Posts: 4518
Location: United States (CA)
Re: Test Violation - Advice  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jan 2019, 17:55
Oh wow, that stinks, man. I think given your situation, switching to the GRE may be a good idea. When do you plan to apply to schools?
_________________

Scott Woodbury-Stewart
Founder and CEO

GMAT Quant Self-Study Course
500+ lessons 3000+ practice problems 800+ HD solutions

Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 10 Oct 2018
Posts: 114
Location: United States
Schools: Sloan (MIT)
GPA: 4
Re: Test Violation - Advice  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Jan 2019, 08:09
To be on better side, you should go for GRE. But first try point 1 and 2 given by Ajitesharun.
_________________

Kudos OK Please!!

GMAT Club Bot
Re: Test Violation - Advice &nbs [#permalink] 10 Jan 2019, 08:09
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Test Violation - Advice

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: chetan2u, bb, EMPOWERgmatRichC



Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.