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Dear friends,

I had appeared for GMAT exam on Aug 2nd this year at Noida centre and had worst ever experience in my life. Below are few pain points :

1) While I entered the exam hall, I had been provided with two markers with a laminated sheet for rough work. I started with verbal section first.
As soon as I started my rough work, both marker pens were getting dried up within fraction of a second. Due to which I lost my full concentration as well as valuable time for exam.
I had to ask for 15-20 marker pens and every time examiner replaced the pens and gave me two each time. Hope this had been recorded in webcam during exam.

2) Secondly, headsets provided were too heavy and even painful to ears for long time. Every break time, I was asked for palm scanning and checking of pockets.
This had killed my significant time too.

I had written this to GMAC after two days of exam but yet to get any reply on same. Kindly help me and suggest what needs to be done.
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New post 24 Aug 2018, 23:46
i had a similar experience in trivandrum and ended up having to cancel my score. I wrote to gmat a day after the incident and its been over 10 days now and they still havent come up with a conclusive resolution.
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But where is the pain AN12 ? This is how it actually works on the GMAT in almost all test center around the globe.

P.S. By no mean I am trying to come up as rude but it is what it is.

1) While I entered the exam hall, I had been provided with two markers with a laminated sheet for rough work. I started with verbal section first.
As soon as I started my rough work, both marker pens were getting dried up within fraction of a second. Due to which I lost my full concentration as well as valuable time for exam.
I had to ask for 15-20 marker pens and every time examiner replaced the pens and gave me two each time. Hope this had been recorded in webcam during exam.


--> The marker they provide dries up if you do not put the cover back while you read/ pause/ not write on your booklet. It is a matter of fact for all of us that we are aware of. Probably you should have done your research on these trivial. In fact many of GMAT aspirant take their mock tests with similar markers, just so they get acquainted to it.

2) Secondly, headsets provided were too heavy and even painful to ears for long time. Every break time, I was asked for palm scanning and checking of pockets.
This had killed my significant time too.


--> Sure the headsets are big, but trust me it serves the best intended purpose(zero nuances). And palm scanning and checking of pockets are the universal formalities that GMAT test center offers. I am sure they are not going to change/modify any of the aforementioned "Pains" you have been through.

P.S. You were just treated the same way as any other test takers would be(nothing more,nothing less), its just that you were unaware of the GMAC policies.

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New post 28 Aug 2018, 19:01
Hi AN12,

I’m sorry to hear about how things went with your GMAT. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do regarding your situation at the test center. Markers do sometimes run out of ink, so you need to check your markers upon receiving them to ensure that they are not low on ink. Regarding the headphones, I understand that they are uncomfortable, so you may consider not using them during your next exam.

When is your next GMAT?
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