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Pearson VUE New Delhi
July 10 | 2016
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     By Skywalker18 1496 881
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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Test Centers Review
Excellent Test Center
May 10 | 2016
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     By herein 10 2
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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Bad experience
April 25 | 2016
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     By Jmnjd 6 5
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

This is a comment valid for all the test centers. Please be aware that after the check in after your break the persons fro the test center must go to your computer to insert their own passwrd.
I had a bad exerience in Lisbon, where the test center where full, and the people from the testcenters did not insert their passwrod on my computer. What happen was i had to wait, as the employees where check in other people. this action just cost me 2 minutes of my exam.
Also, on the break at lunch time, they have few people supporting this exams and thus I tried to do my break when the only employee avaible went to the bathroom...
Moreveover, they dont carre about the noise and give instrutions to the candidates inside the test room.

You should avoid this center! At least, I hope they could improve after this comment.

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Avoid !!
February 06 | 2016
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     By sb00381 0 0
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Online

The location of this place to the exam conditions everything is worthless just avoid this place.
I had to give my test here and it was so distracting and uncomfortable for me to give test here. The place is located in a market area where there is ample car noise and honking sounds coming from outside. To add to it I was sitting next to a window which had pigeons sitting outside and making noises and hustling next to the window.
There are four computers cramped in a small place...there is hardly any place to keep the pad comfortably which is quite disappointing. I don't even know how pearson vue can consider this as a testing centre. It should be removed.

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1 Commented by saurabh2325 on August 05, 2016
dude r u talking about Winsoft Computer Centre, phase 2 , Mohali?
2 Commented by AranyaKalia on October 07, 2016
Hi, are you talking about the Winsoft Computer Centre in Mohali?
3 Commented by sb00381 on October 07, 2016
Yeah I am talking abt the Winsoft centre in Mohali. I had a pretty bad experience just letting you know.
4 Commented by parasgarg99 on July 06, 2017
guys!! can you please share your experience at the test center, I have my test scheduled on 22July in Mohali.
5 Commented by CR1994 on August 05, 2017
please guys share your experience
6 Commented by adityasingla on September 25, 2017
Winsoft Computer might just be the worst GMAT testing centre. I had my test in the mid of September 2017 and my experience was highly disappointing. Below are the series of events that took place during the test -

1. While I was on the 5th question from the last of the first section (Quant), the computers in the lab hanged and so did the exam abruptly in the middle while I was taking my test. After restarting the server and the computers when the test administer logged me back into the test, it had already skipped about 3-4 minutes in the process, affecting all the remaining questions in the section. This was the first big calling that I may not be getting the desired score for which I have worked really hard in the last couple of months, and was never expecting this to happen in the first place.

2. After the break- before starting the section 2, which was Verbal, the system of the candidate sitting behind me started to have some issues due to which the administrator and other staff members assembled to resolve the issue, creating a lot of disturbances in the lab. This disturbance kept increasing with their constant discussions, speaking on phone regarding the issue and noises due to repeated entering/leaving the lab, and didn't stop for the whole 75 minutes of my Verbal section. This hugely impacted my attention towards the test. It was so disturbing that I had to go through the questions multiple times just trying to understand in the noise. I had to skip many questions as well due to the loss of time. This was the second calling that things weren’t going as desired, and out of all things there is a bare minimum expectation of how the test-taking environment be which should be standard across the globe.

To everybody taking the test from Chandigarh area, please AVOID this centre!
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A good testing experience
January 22 | 2016
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     By rishi02 84 104
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Mumbai, India

The mumbai test centre is easy to find and close to the churchgate station. The staff is polite and that is always a good thing. The internal temperature was neither too cold nor too hot (for a change !) . The only thing you need to take care of is to double check the pens since a few of them are dried up and can stop abruptly midway through the test.
The scratch pads are a bit worn out but the staff makes up for it by not expecting you to erase anything.They simply provide you a new one each time you finish one. I would definitely recommend this testing centre .

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1 Commented by sourcex on May 25, 2016
You mean the new centre by Think Education Service LLP in New Marines Lines? I heard bad reviews about its staff there and the external noise during exams. Can you confirm ASAP?
2 Commented by rishi02 on May 25, 2016
As far as I am aware there is only one GMAT testing centre in churchgate...
There were a few external disturbances but nothing worth complaining about. The staff was polite imo although my test was delayed by half hour for reasons I am not aware of . Nothing major for you to worry about
3 Commented by sourcex on May 25, 2016
Thank you for prompt reply.
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test center experience
January 11 | 2016
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     By Nandan442 80 13
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Pune, India

The center is really cool and spacious. The attendants are good and courteous. I would highly recommend if you would like to have a pleasant experience with less people around and in an area without much traffic or noise. It is convenient to reach the place and easy to find on the google maps. The facilities are good, the systems are working well and even the headphones are in good condition. You will hardly hear any sound of people typing their essays while you give your test if you start before them. I would definitely retake a exam in the center for the overall experience I had and of course for the luck I had to get a 760 on GMAT.

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1 Commented by aalekhoza on September 10, 2017
Hello @nandan442

You are talking about the GATs centre I believe? Is the centre quiet, and also if you could tell how is the staff in the centre, did you face any disturbance or technical issues. I have heard bad reviews about the centre and your review contradicted my thoughts, could you please confirm? Thanks. :)
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     By hss0505 23 11
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Ahmedabad, India

I appeared for GMAT at Ahmedabad, India test center thrice. The center is located in a shopping complex near Jodhpur Cross Roads.

The center is in one of the shops of the complex and is not that big or lush. Just basic facilities such as lockers, drinking water and lavatories are available. The capacity of the center is six persons at a time.

The lady, moderator at the center, is extremely polite and co-operative. While appearing for the test I was suffering from flu and I informed her of the situation, and she willingly offered me a seat which was away from Air conditioner. She will always greet you whenever you enter the center and will also wish you luck before the exam starts and after every break.

Still one would find some disturbances because the center is in shopping complex and prone to some noise.

Overall, it was a good experience appearing for GMAT at this center.

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Pearson Professional Centers
September 18 | 2015
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     By shyind 108 97
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Chennai, India

Pearson Professional Centers, Nelson Chambers 'E' Block, 115, Nelson Manickam Rd, Rajaram Mehta Nagar, Aminjikarai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600029

The place is located behind the Ampa Skywalk. Although it is located in the city limits, I find it somewhat difficult to reach as there was a huge traffic around the areas. If you are coming from outskirts of the city, you need to start 2 hours before provided if you are coming by your own transport. If you are using public transport coming from outskirts of the city, it will take huge time for you to reach.

I used google navigation to find the place as I was not much aware of this area. This is highly recommended as it will also update you about the current traffic situation.

Staffs were much helpful starting from verification process till the end of the exam. The facilities such as lockers and restrooms were not bad.

The place is silent and manageable. However only during AWA, it was noisy as there was too much typing and since the place is too small.

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