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July 24, 2017
fitzpratik

Joined: Oct 17, 2016

Posts: 257

Kudos: 213

Verified score:
680 Q48 V35

Mumbai Test Center - Andheri

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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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September 05, 2017
akshay0906

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?

September 05, 2017
fitzpratik

@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.

September 10, 2017
aalekhoza

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?

September 10, 2017
fitzpratik

@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!

October 05, 2017
Life2019

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.

September 11, 2017
fitzpratik

Joined: Oct 17, 2016

Posts: 257

Kudos: 213

Verified score:
680 Q48 V35

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Course Magoosh Premium

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I have taken the Magoosh Premium subscription form Nov 2016.
I have not been disappointed.
The lessons are complete and they try to break down each and every concept so that everyone could understand it.
The practice problems can be tailored to suit your preparations.
They provide some (not many) shortcut approach to solving quant. It is a comprehensive course with excellent synthetic question bank. It has a very comprehensive question bank with 500+ questions in both Verbal and Quant. EVERY question comes with a video explanation, which I think is not mirrored anywhere else. Apart from their online course, Magoosh has an array of mobile apps (Android, dunno about IOS) which can make learning fun while commuting from work. Add to that a robust email based support system, you can hardly go wrong.
NOW, The deficits:
1. The verbal course, SC is not as good for a non native speaker as some other courses are. Critical reasoning is average, not comprehensive.
2. Quant does not focus on what gmat focuses on. No special emphasis on number properties, statistics, etc.
3. The questions are not characterized by the scores they reflect. They are grouped into Easy, Medium, Hard, Very Hard.

All in all its a good course to start your preparation with, but somewhere down the line, you will require a booster.

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