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10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful
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     By macjas 393 1661
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Mumbai, India

As others have mentioned, parking is a big problem in this area. You would be better of taking a cab/rickshaw or having someone else drive you to the center.

Invigilator: They were friendly and polite. Absolutely no problems here.

Test Area: is quiet but I felt that the AC was a little too cold for me. Usually I have the AC dialed in at 23F at home The test center was more like 18F. So make sure you come dressed in layers.

Test Equipment: The computers are all Dell and relatively new/in good shape. The test pads are however, not like the Manhattan Test Pads. They are a little smaller, white in color and a little worn out. Also make sure that you check your pens before entering the test area. You will also be given pink foam ear plugs and tissue paper if you choose to accept these items.

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1 Commented by mba2015adm on October 22, 2014
23F / 18F or 23C / 18C? GMAT Taker! Poor stuff :(
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GMAT yusuf sarai test center
December 05 | 2013
9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful
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     By prateekbhatt 879 245
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: New Delhi, India

Excellent place, near by metro station is green park.There were a lot of landmarks given so it was easy to locate.

If you are driving then finding parking space can be a daunting task so t better to take metro or auto.

Staff was very professional, made everything clear to me, they also gave me 2 markers and ear plugs without even asking.During the breaks they were quick and they valued my time.

Lockers were large enough and restroom(small) was clean.

Noise level was zero,still i got ear plugs, proper light and AC temperature was comfortable.

The computer was large it was easy to focus, mouse and keyboard were also good.

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1 Commented by obishake on June 19, 2014
GOOD to hear that they give ear plug. I have prepared everytime with ear plug in my ears. hehehehe
Test Centers Review
Pearson - Bellaire Location
November 20 | 2017
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     By texas1990 0 0
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Houston, TX USA

Test center was very conveniently located (other locations are outside in the loop in the NW and SE locations). Center itself was relatively easy to find, although the parking is slightly confusing so i'd recommend visiting in person (parking structure is in a different building than the actual test center). Staff was very polite and professional, which was great so as to have 1 less thing to worry about on test day. Facilities were more than adequate. Noise level wasn't a factor.

I've also taken the exam at the SE Houston location. I would recommend the Bellaire location over the SE Houston location due to ease of accessibility and test center proximity.

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Test Day Experience
November 17 | 2017
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     By MDLuffy 3 0

The GMAT center is located in the Sandton Office Towers, quite conveniently placed.

Upon entering the test center, the staff was polite and courteous and got me setup immediately. Everything was clean and well setup and the A/C was at the right temperature.

The only complaints I have are: The desks are all connected meaning if someone leans or bangs on their desk it also affects you which can get annoying. Additionally, some of the construction outside could be heard in the venue (not their fault) but this was only minor and didn't distract me with the noise cancelling headsets provided.

Overall a good experience and a comfortable enough venue to write such a long test

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     By asachi 7 6
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Bangalore, India

There are currently two test centers in Bangalore/Bengaluru. The one at Whitefield had terrible reviews, so I chose this one instead. My thoughts:

Ease of locating:
Took an Uber. You can search for it on the app, throws up as 'Pearson Professional Center'. If you see it on Dickenson road (near Manipal center), that's the place.

The center itself:
- Lighting maybe a bit dull but I didn't notice once the test started
- Cooling in the room is comfortable
- Not too much noise. Additionally, they provide earmuffs at every machine that can be used to drown out most sounds
- Only one restroom. So there was a queue to use it and a few of those taking the exam overshot their break due to this
- Staff: Excellent. Cordial, professional, efficient, polite yet not too friendly (which is a good thing).

Facilities: My locker did not have a working lock. I had to leave it unlocked but had no issues with this since the place has cameras all over

Tips/Do's and don't's:
- Every time you enter the test room your palm veins will be scanned and a test administrator will accompany you to log in to the system and continue the exam for you. So, account for losing a few seconds to this
- Try the writing equipment as soon as you are allowed to so you can get new pens if needed
- Remove ear studs/piercings before taking the exam if you intend to use the ear muffs
- Some may find the ear muffs a bit uncomfortable due to how quiet it gets once they are on!
- If using the restroom, try to do it as soon as you get out of the testing room else gets crowded
- 4 wheeler may be a problem so plan accordingly
- Do not expect to be allowed into the center before time. My slot was at 9 AM, we were not allowed into the center till about 8.25 AM
- You will need to leave all your personal belongings, including your watch in the locker

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Very Professional
August 15 | 2017
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     By spc11 151 24
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Hyderabad, India

This test center (Begumpet area) is just what a GMAT exam needs. I was surprised and extremely impressed with their professionalism and neatness with which they conducted the whole of 4 hours of test for each and every candidate. Repeating every necessary step with a smile on their faces and very prompt.
I was pretty scared how the people would be conducting the test of such importance, but the atmosphere was just what one needs to stay focused on their exam, with no worries about the nitty gritties.
I am more surprised because of my bad experience at the other center in Hyderabad, which can be rated at 1 when compared to this center. All's well that ends well!
For those planning to take someone with them for support, please be informed that there is no waiting room here, so you need to have other arrangements for your partner/friend to stay while the test goes on. Sitting outside the center will not be a feasible option, as inside the center only the candidates are allowed. Once the test is over, you have to promptly collect your belongings and score (if reported) and leave.
To some it may feel uncomfortable, but I think this is how they maintain the sanctity of the test center which is crucial to our performance too.

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GMAT test center review
August 01 | 2017
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     By fardeamey 1 0
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Columbus, OH USA

This review is for the test center located in the Worthington area of Columbus. The test center is conveniently located fr someone living in the Columbus area. It is just off I270. For students considering the 8am and 4pm time slot, please keep in mind the buffer time you may need due to the traffic head to and from 270. An alternate could be the Sancus road and the Worthington galena road. This center has no issue with parking spots. It is located in an office building, with a calm environment. The center has proper restrooms and walkways for a 5 minute break. The noise level is minimal. The only noise I could hear is that of the keyboard of the person sitting next to me. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place for a test taker.

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Troy Test Centre
July 25 | 2017
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     By satsurfs 66 52
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Troy, MI USA

Really quiet place. The agents are really fast in processing individuals. Easy to find parking and getting into the building as well.
Other tests get administered there as well. It was easy to find as well. The staff was polite and respectful as well. Noise level was minimal but the other student's keyboard did make some noise. So try to get some ear buds from the administrator. Try to come to the test center atleast 30 minutes in advance as the place can get busy and the processing might take longer than anticipated. They have lockers as well since nothing is allowed with you except your ID.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
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     By fitzpratik 82 38
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Mumbai, India

I had my GMAT on 21 July 2017. Had booked an appointment 3 months in advance. The place is somewhat difficult to get into. It is located inside a corporate park. It is advisable to reach the center atleast 1 hour before your scheduled time. I reached at 11.45 am for 1pm appointment. They let me in at 12.00 pm. There is no provision to wait outside the center. Be aware of that and dont turn up too early. After letting me in the staff explained to me the basic rules of GMAT test centers. The staff was warm, welcoming and polite. Restrooms were clean and tidy. Lockers were not too big, not tiny either. They would just fit you backpack, if its folded onto itself. DO NOT CARRY you books and other materials.
ONE disappointment was that since i started with my V-Q-IR-AWA, i did not use up my scratch pad in Verbal. However, I was not given a fresh scratch pad for Quant and the staff suggested that i should first use up the Scratchpad , only then I would get a new one. This was contrary to my belief that fresh scratch pad can be accessed as per your wish. Alter your strategy accordingly.

All in all my experience was pleasant and I will definitely recommend the center to people.

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1 Commented by akshay0906 on September 05, 2017
Do they provide test takers with ear plugs? If you could tell us about the quality of the same.
Also, what's the average time one takes to leave the seat and get back in during the optional break?
2 Commented by fitzpratik on September 05, 2017
@akshay0906
They do provide generic ear plugs. Cant comment on quality, I myself did not use them. Apart from the ear plugs, they have those heavy headphones, which are excellent for noise cancellation,incase you are next to someone who's attempting AWA.
The average time to leave your seat after raising your hand is 30 sec. The supervisors are prompt and helpful. Luckily the place isnt too big. You can easily have washroom break, have food, relax a minute or two and be back at your place within 8 min.
All the best.
3 Commented by aalekhoza on September 10, 2017
Hey @fitzpratik
Can you please tell me that was there any disturbance while you were giving your exam? As you didn't use the earplugs provided by them. Is it a quiet place?
4 Commented by fitzpratik on September 10, 2017
@aalekhoza
The place is quite enough. It's located at the ground floor of a business Park. Only disturbance at the exam venue may come from another candidate attempting AWA
Cheers!
5 Commented by Plan1234 on October 05, 2017
Any review of GMAT Test Center - Hinduja College of Commerce, Mumbai. Suggestions will be appreciated as there are no slots in the Pearson Andheri, Mumbai Center left for early Dec 2017.
Test Centers Review
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By Abhishek7749 1 0
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Noida, India

This test center is in SB Tower which is very easy to access as you have to take the left turn into film city, take the first right and go a little further. the test center has a lot of space. there is no issue of noise or other problems. You'll have noise cancelling headphones just in case there is someone else in the test room however there are a lot of seats so it won;t be an issue. I arrived a little early (15 min) and the TA offered to start the test whenever ( early). I took my time had a bite of a sandwich. The Washrooms are in the same building and closeby. They are office space washrooms os they are clean and adequate(big enough).
They'll replace your noteboards after every section and they'll give you 2 markers. The clock starts ticking the moment 8 minutes are up so don't be silly and take too long however there isnt anywhere to go just the washroom and there is a clock in the waiting(break) room so keep the time you ended the section in mind just as you leave for the break.
There will be tissues and hand sanitizer on the reception desk and a water cooler in the break room. you can't take anything inside even water. Only eyeglasses.

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1 Commented by shruti921 on August 14, 2017
Thanks Abhishek. Very helpful information. I was a bit skeptical before in choosing Pearson Noida PTE center, but now I am comfortable. :)



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