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Top class facilities
July 09 | 2013
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     By jainpiyushjain 53 56
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Manama, Bahrain

The test center is in Capital Knowledge located at the Bahrain Financial Harbour, one of the landmarks in the heart of the Kingdom. Capital knowledge is an institute which offers various others courses, so the facilities are top class. The center is easy to locate and the premises have its own building facilities.

The instructions on the exam sheet provides very clear directions and it is very rare if someone fails to spot one of the tallest building in Bahrain.

The staff is very friendly and ensures you are well taken care of. They are well versed with the procedures and assist you in any way possible.

Being a top institute in Bahrain, the test center has good facilities. The institute provides both cold and warm water, fruits, snacks and hot drinks such as tea or coffee. Their chairs are really comfortable and the room is well lit.

The facilities are very quiet although they still provide ear plugs. However their keyboards do make noise, so if you have someone writing their essays, it can get noisy.

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May 10 | 2013
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     By manishuol 89 84
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: New Delhi, India

The Test Center is on the first floor ....

Parking facility : Very Good Parking Facility Available below on the Ground floor...

Invigilator Reviews : Good, Easily Approachable & most importantly Student Friendly...

Environment : Well maintained Room with proper ventilation along with Air-Conditioners for 10 people, no windows, Very well maintained .. fast working HP PCs ...........(as of Sept., 20, 2012).

Additional Info : Easily approachable place.... close to landmarks like Green Park- Metro Station & Nirula's Restaurant. As Metro Station is nearby to it. So no traffic problem at all.

When I completed the test then they gave in a big Envelope... & I must appreciated the professionalism of the staff there & Highly Recommend for the Test Takers in New Delhi & Nearby Places ... Thanks !!

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They have improved!
April 29 | 2013
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     By Anonymous 48 220

So just to say that the London testing centre is finally worth the ridiculously high price tag we pay for the GMAT. They finally give you proper large notebooks with 10 pages as opposed to 5 pages they would give out before. The staff seemed a lot more professional and they actually seemes to understand the stress test takes are going through and try to make your life easy.

My first testing experience was in early 2012 was not very good. The proctor was a disaster, following the rules to the letter and just doing everything possible to make the testing experience miserable. She would even walk as slowly as possible with a new pad instead of running to get it to you. The finale was having the aircon blowing over my head, ended up taking the rest of the day sick as I was unable to move my neck

When I retook my exam in March 2013 it was really good. Staff seemed a lot more reasonable and cooler, would rush to you with a clean booklet as opposed to walk as slowly as possible, etc. The 10 pager booklet made a huge difference as I have large handwriting!

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March 20 | 2013
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     By Anonymous 237 359
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Manama, Bahrain

This is the only center available in the country. It is easy to locate as it is located in the main commercial district of the Island. The staff were quite polite and helpful. The rest rooms and other facilities were great. I was the only one present when I took the exam so it was really quiet. There is ample of parking space available since it is the main commercial buildings of the kingdom.

The exam center is located In the 25th floor of the tower. I arrived at the center an hour earlier so I could finish all the paper works. I would highly recommend this test center if someone wants a relaxed atmosphere when they take their test.

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November 12 | 2012
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     By icaniwill 171 52

My appointment was in the morning at 9:45. I arrived at 8.30am. The check-in process was smooth and only took few minutes. Even though I was very early, they let me start immediately. The receptionist and proctor were all friendly and know everything about the test. They gave a run through of all procedures. Water cooler and restrooms are close. They have large lockers so that you can stow away backpacks or personal belongings.

The test experience was smooth. The environment was noise free. They provide you with both ear plugs and headphones. The proctor gave me additional pens even without me asking for them.

The only con I would say is when the proctor is taking other candidates, you will have to wait for a min or two, before he comes to you. You need plan accordingly. I raised my hand even before I submitted the last question of a section.

Overall, my experience with the center has been great and highly recommend it.

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Great Service but Hard to find!
September 12 | 2012
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     By geno5 82 40

The testing center was a bit hard to find. I looked for it the day before and it took 45 minutes to find so make sure you know where it is before test day. (4190 Lougheed Hwy suite 103) Inside the Lougheed commerce center! Call them and they will come open the door for you.

Staff was very polite and helpful throughout the whole process. Noise was not an issue but you can hear things so its not completely silent. Did not have any issue with external sound issues. You are given foam earplugs which are quite comfortable but by the end they did irritate my ears towards the last 20 min of the verbal section.

The staff provided a new scratch board after every section even AWA when I had barely anything on one page. 2 pens were provided for every section the first one never even ran out so that was good. There was a small analog clock to keep track of break times, would have been better if there was digital but not really an issue.

Definitely would take the test here again. BC drivers licence is fine for BC resident otherwise passport.

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Great Test Center Experience
August 13 | 2012
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     By Karite 49 19

My test center experience was awesome. It was easily accessible by public transportation in Chicago's financial district (on Adams street). The proctors were very polite and helpful. They reminded me not to have anything my possessions except my ID and locker key. The locker is large enough for a large purse or small book bag. The men's restroom is a nice distance from the test room so make sure you walk fast. Lol. They do provide you with earmuffs, which block the noise out. There was no outside noise except some guy that decided to read aloud. I definitely plan to retake the test at the same location.

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     By macjas 393 1285
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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Good & Modern Center
May 31 | 2012
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     By ex21 199 38

It was clean, quite, naturally lit, and had a friendly staff. The lockers were clean and the staff was helpful. I was never distracted and hardly noticed my surroundings except when I left for breaks. The only slight is that the bathrooms are down the hall out of the main office. Everything was clearly explained to me so it was no big deal. The only other issue is that it is located in a highrise office building so it can be a bit confusing/intimidating at first but the security guard downstairs was helpful in directing me to the right floor. I would retake a test there and I would recommend it to a friend without hesitation.

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     By vix 179 79
This review is for: * Pearson VUE GMAT Test Center
Location: Peoria, IL USA

I attempted my GMAT at this center. It was a cool place with no disturbances whatsoever. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The Admin took my details and with 15 minutes, I was in the test room. There were not many people there, with seats only for 10 participants.

The participants had the pleasure of using headphones too. The only problem with the center was that the restroom was located a bit far from the test room, a distance of approximately 15-20 steps, this consumed considerable time in traversing. The restroom needed a separate key for it to be opened and used. This also took some time, when you want to return and take up next session.

Rest was better than I expected. There was no noise there too.

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