GMAT Test Center Reviews
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3908 29th St. N.E.
November 09 | 2016
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     By ofilica89 3 2
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Calgary, Canada

I selected a morning exam time (8:30am) to write my first and hopefully finally GMAT exam. The exam location is conveniently located off Barlow Trail but I will suggest you drive to the location if your exam is in the morning. The main entrance to the building is not open until 8am and given how cold it can be in Calgary, you may not want to freeze before your exam!

At 8am, I went upstairs to the Pearson VUE test centre and meet the staff at the reception. The staff was very polity and respectful. She reviewed the terms and conditions and took my palm print. She asked me if i wanted to start earlier than 8:30am since I was the only one writing the exam that morning (of course I accepted! I am a morning person).

In terms of noise, I will not suggest you seat close to the window. Since the test centre is located close to the airport and a fairly busy road, it can get a bit noisy. However, after a while i was able to tune it out (may exam nerves).

In terms of facilities and restrooms, the facilities were okay and I was able to utilize my 8mins break efficiently.

I don't plan on retaking the exam but if I were to retake it, I will recommend the location.

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     By abhimahna 1022 249
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: New Delhi, India

I have taken the GMAT once at Pearson VUE Yusuf Sarai Center - New Delhi.

- The staff will allow you inside the center only 30 mins before the exam. So, don't reach the center too early . You will probably be exhausted waiting outside or sitting on the staircase. There are frequent traffic jams in the route to the test center.
- No parking space - Finding a parking spot will be a challenge
- Nearby metro station - Green Park Metro Station
- The exam center is on 4th floor .
-The testing room has around 15 computers, each separated in a cubicle. I was given headphones / noise cancellation devices / 2 markers and 1 scratch pad.
-Staff is generally polite. After the AWA and IR, i had a few pages left in my scratchpad. I was given the fresh Scratchpad after the first one was fully completed.
-There is one restroom that is nearby. It is clean and tidy.
- All you need to take with you is your Passport. They will provide you the locker by you must ensure that you keep your mobile phone switched off.
- In the breaks, i was unsure of the time elapsed and the proctors refused to tell me. One of them told me that we should keep a note of time and was rude. I was able to reach my seat n just 4 mins and I has 4 mins remaining. When I asked them not to start the test for another 4 mins, they refused and said you are not allowed to sit idle inside the test room. They started my test in just 4 mins.
- AC was functional and cooling was optimal.
- There was lot of noise during the AWA. Noise insulation in the room could have been better.
- Headphones are provided at the desks. One can also ask for ear plugs.
- This is the best GMAT center in Delhi.
.Also, most of the dates in this center were unavailable a month or two before . I believe, this center conducts a lot of other exams apart from the GMAT. The best way to get a date in this exam center is to book your exam 7-10 days before you want to give the exam. Usually people tend to cancel or postpone their exam when the date is approaching. This helped me get the suitable date and timings.

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Wacker Dr, Illinois - US
October 06 | 2016
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     By mvictor 2323 270

I took my GMAT today, for the fourth time :D, and without doubt, this test center was the best so far.
Since I never seen the test center nor the building where it is located, I arrived 1 hour before the scheduled time. The personnel was very friendly and understanding. I was allowed to take the exam before the scheduled time. Toilets are really close, so does not require a lot of time to get there (for at ex. test center on Adams St. - Chicago - toilets are bit far, and hard to find - 8 minutes is kind of not enough if you want to go to the toilet and eat smth during the break).

Signed and scanned my palm and was ready for the fight.
The test center has 2 rooms. The one in which I was had 10 computers, each separated in a cubicle. I was given headphones / noise cancellation devices / 2 markers and 1 scratch pad.

One of the drawbacks though - if you finish a section ahead of time, even if you CAN take longer breaks, you will not be allowed to!!!
I finished my quant section 25 minutes ahead of time!!! and to my surprise, when I asked to use my break + time remained (I really did not need 33 minutes of break), the person who was monitoring everything clicked smth on the screen and bam - to my shock i had only 8 minutes of break.
Same thing happened after IR - I had 8 minutes left...and of course..i could not use any extra time for the break...

overall, i would give 4.5/5 to this center.

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Pearson VUE NOIDA
October 03 | 2016
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     By Skywalker18 1054 414
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Location: Noida, India

I took the GMAT at this center a few days back and the experience was good.
The center is in office building that houses a few other MNCs and is on the ground floor. Also the office building has a lounge waiting area . The center is around 1 km from the nearest metro station - sector 18 Noida . The parking facility here is better than Yusuf Sarai's .
I reached the center around 40 mins prior to my appointment time and was allowed to start with my exam straightaway .
-The testing room has around 15 computers . I was given headphones / noise cancellation devices / 2 markers and 1 scratch pad. I was given the seat next to the door, the only seat left :( . As a result of which i faced a lot of disturbance . Also during the verbal , one of the white covers of the headphone came off and then when i tried to wear the headphone without the cover my left ear started itching :/ . I requested to proctor to fix that as i was already lagging behind on the verbal . He was helpful though.
-Staff is polite and very helpful , much better than the ones at Yusuf Sarai center .
-The restroom is outside the center but in the same building on the same floor . One has to walk around 40 meters :) .But the bright side is that you don't have to wait as there are around 4-5 lavatories . :)
- There is a water cooler and lockers are decent.
- AC was functional and cooling was optimal.
-This is a fairly new center , just around 2 months old . The quality of everything is top notch.

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Kolkata Test Centre Review
September 06 | 2016
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     By Sandeep123 1 0
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Location: Kolkata, India

The Kolkata Test centre is located in a isolated place and free from any noise and disturbances.It is on the fourth floor of a building in a noise free place near Kali Ghat temple and the atmosphere is quite good.
The test centre administration is also very helpful and supportive and is ready to help you in any circumstances.The lady who is incharge is friendly and very cordial.
I would highly recommend people from east to give the test in the same test centre.Kolkata being the metrO in the east is quite easy to reach and test takers can take that advantage.

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Horrible center
August 24 | 2016
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     By tarinpoddar 0 0
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Location: Jaipur, India

Horrible horrible center. The bathrooms sucked. During the exam, the lights went off. The invigilator is not at all professional. The stationary provided was stinky. Initially, the pens provided were not working so I had to tell them to replace it. There were no lockers to keep your belongings, they just made us keep it in some drawer. The invigilator is busy talking on the phone most of the time during the exam. He is only available during the breaks. The AC doesn't work properly. It is not noisy but overall it is a horrible center. Try and avoid this center if possible.

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Pearson VUE New Delhi
July 10 | 2016
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     By Skywalker18 1054 414
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: New Delhi, India

I have taken the GMAT twice at Pearson VUE Yusuf Sarai Center - New Delhi.
- The staff will allow you inside the center only 30 mins before the exam. So, don't reach the center too early . You will probably be exhausted waiting outside or sitting on the staircase. There are frequent traffic jams in the route to the test center.
- No parking space - Finding a parking spot will be a challenge
- Nearby metro station - positive
- The exam center is on 4th floor . On my first attempt , the elevator was not functional . So i was forced to take the stairs. Even though i am fit and play sports , i want to avoid any strenuous physical activity before the GMAT .
-The testing room has around 15 computers, each separated in a cubicle. I was given headphones / noise cancellation devices / 2 markers and 1 scratch pad.
-Staff is generally polite. After the AWA and IR, i had a few pages left in my scratchpad. Initially the female proctor refused to give a new pad. She insisted that i finish the remaining 2 pages.
When i begged, she gave me a new scratchpad.
-There is one restroom that is nearby. So, i had to wait for my turn to use it during the breaks. In one of the breaks, the janitor was in the washroom and he was cleaning it at his own pace. Only when i knocked the door a few times, he opened.
- One female test taker was denied admission because her identification proof passport might have expired a few days back. Even though she showed other government approved id proof- PAN card, she was refused admission. She was crying and there was some commotion in the center .I believe the staff could have handled the entire episode in a better way. I believe no fellow test taker will want to go through all this.
- There is a water cooler and lockers are decent.
- In the breaks, i was unsure of the time elapsed and the proctors refused to tell me. One of them told me that we should keep a note of time and was rude. Even though i believe proctors are not required to tell the time remaining, i envy people who got friendly proctors who helped them utilize the full quota of 8 mins .
- AC was functional and cooling was optimal.
- There was lot of noise during the AWA. Noise insulation in the room could have been better.
- Headphones are provided at the desks. One can also ask for ear plugs.
- As far as i have heard, this is the best GMAT center in Delhi.
.Also, most of the dates in this center were unavailable a month or two before . I believe, this center conducts a lot of other exams apart from the GMAT.
- I believe a new Pearson VUE Center will open in Aug 2016 in Noida. Thus, it would be beneficial for people who stay in South /East Delhi or Noida and others who fail to get an appointment in the Yusuf Sarai center because of limited slots .

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1 Commented by divyabhtyagi on September 09, 2016
Hi..do you know anyone who has taken the GMAT at the Noida centre ?
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Good facility
June 28 | 2016
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     By AnNguyen88 1 0

The facility, security and staffs are good. Test happened on time, without any technical issue. It was quiet and private so there was no distraction and I could comfortably focus and finish the exam.
The test center was right at the city center so getting there was easy. It could be a little bit difficult to find because there were so many similar buildings closed to each other in the area. You should prepare extra time for that.
The staffs were friendly, attentive and helpful. The computer worked well. Remember to follow the rule and instruction about eating, break-time, rest room....

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Overcrowded
May 25 | 2016
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     By bboredd 2 0

I took the GMAT twice at this test centre. On the first occasion, the test centre was acceptable, cold, dull, but nothing unexpected. The second time however was a completely different experience. On that day, the test centre was overcrowded with 15-20 other people, most taking some Pearson English exam and some taking the LNAT. I believe that I may have been the only person taking the GMAT. Apart from inadequate staffing, they were also training a new staff member and given the number of people in the centre, there was hardly enough standing room - definitely not an ideal situation to be in if you were about to take a test that requires a calm collected approach. The place was noisy despite the no talking regulations and with so many people, became quite stuffy. During the test, there was a lot of movement due to the number of people and this made concentrating on the test somewhat difficult.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend this test centre if you had a choice. There is another test centre in Melbourne located at Melbourne Business School (within their library). The place is way more conducive for such a test.

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Excellent Test Center
May 10 | 2016
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     By herein 10 0
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Mumbai, India

I chose to take the test at Mumbai center because I have heard good things about the center, and how well organized everything is in the center. My exam time was at 10 AM and arrived there around 9:30 AM.
This test center is a great place to take the test. The staff is courteous, and the place is not very difficult to find. The exam center is very quiet. During the exam, I experienced no issues and everything went flawlessly. No outside noise, very peaceful place, nice restroom facilities to freshen up. Good locker facilities. There are about 15-16 exam computers with cubicles sort (if I remember correctly). You are also provided an option to use earplugs or overhead headphones (not very useful for noise cancellation but still helpful). If I take the exam, I would choose a center like this Pearson center. Highly recommend it. Make sure not to forget your passport and some good snacks :). All the best.

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