Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pearson Professional Center Bangalore review

Pearson Professional Center or Chopras

There are two PTE Academic test Centers in In Bangalore - Chopras and Pearson Professional Center. Before choosing the test center, I had a lot of things running in mind.
  1. Is the test center calm or noisy environment?
  2. Is the test center in reachable area?
  3. Will the staffs be polite?
  4. Are they trust worthy?
  5. Do they publish the results on time?  
  6. Are they punctual and did they start the exam on time?
When I wanted to pick the exam Center, there were no answers for these questions. Hence I decided to write whether Chopra's or Pearson's professional center is best for PTE exam.

Here is the detailed review about Pearson Professional Center

Is the test center calm?
Yes. It’s located on the third floor hence there is no much traffic or horn sounds. The center is absolutely less crowded.  Only people who are enrolled for the exams are let inside the center. The computer, head sets and microphones were in good condition.

Coming to the noise during the exam, it really depends on your luck. It depends on the people you get in the batch. The guy sitting next to me was shouting the answers to the core and even after repeated warning or request, he did not reduce his voice. When complained to the Pearson staffs, they said this exam test your concentration and you have to concentrate irrespective of your external disturbance. But I must say, I am lucky because the rest of the people were speaking in right level of volume.

Since reading is the first part of the exam, high noise will really disturb and annoy. Imagine 10 people reading aloud in a 10*10 room? Irritating right? This will be same across all the centers, so mentally prepare for the loud noise and external factors like this.

Apart from people shouting, yes absolutely no traffic noise while taking test.

About Pearson Professional Center

There is only one washroom in the center. So, while taking that optional 10 minute break you might end up in queue(in case if you wanna use washroom). But this is not a major issue, since the time taken to complete PART 1 and PART 2 differs from person to person and more than 3 persons won’t be taking the break at the same time.

The place is neat and pleasant.

Is the test center in reachable area?

It’s next to Manipal Centre, hence most of the auto and cab drivers know the route. From Manipal Centre it's just 50 m walk.

Are the staffs polite?

Only 2 people were in the Center and they were friendly and helping in the formalities.

Did they start the exam on time?

Yes, they started the exam on sharp. However, the time starts when we start the exam is only counted.

How about

Tough the results declaration does not depend on institute, I clearly want to stress that please don't go with the fancy lines which says Results within 24 hours and so. Those are all absolutely gimmick. They have a statement which says, PTE Academic scores are usually available within five business days. Sometimes scores are returned more quickly and, in a small number of cases, they may take longer to be returned.

Its not in small number of cases, most of the cases, the result will take longer than expected. They will take more than 20 days to publish your result. So, please be prepared for it.

When you contact customer service, you get absolutely useless answers for the same. So, if you are taking PTE, you may get result even after a month. This is the true fact. Contact any people who took PTE, you will hear thousands of painful stories they faced in getting the results.

Since Chopras is an education consultancy and offers visa process guidelines, provides English language training like TOEFL, IELTS and PTE, I heard people coming in and going for inquiry or for training. Hence it is always crowded.

Personally, I felt good in taking the exam at Pearson Professional Center.

If you would like to know more information about the Pearson Professional Test Center drop a comment, I will reply at the earliest.

If you are still confused in finalizing the test center, visit both the test Centers a couple of days before you enroll for the exam and decide so. This also helps you to calculate the travel time and not getting lost on the test day.

All the best guys

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Finally, I found my car - Its Datsun redi-GO...

"I can’t move an inch further," My friend said as we came out of the entrance of a car show room.
"Hey please, just one more show room". I pleaded.
“Madam, What kind of car are you expecting? From morning we must have visited at least 8 car showrooms and you are not satisfied with any of the models. For your budget and your expectations, a new car model has to be launched.” She said sneered.
“Hey, buying a car needs lot of research. I am looking for something that is with unique design and also which gives decent mileage. Yes above all within my budget”
"I don’t think so you will finalize a car” my friend taunted.

As we were riding towards Hosur Road, I suddenly put a halt on seeing the SURYA NISSAN showroom. I parked my two-wheeler in front of the show room and we entered the showroom. One of the sales representative welcomed us. We had a glance at all the car that were displayed in the showroom. Then my eyes caught the brochure that was displayed in a stand.

It was a brochure of the Datsun redi-GO car that was going to be launched soon. I called the representative and asked him to give more information about the new car.

"Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross - Datsun redi-GO - the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback," replied the sales representative.

First thing that impressed was its new design. I was looking for a compact one, and this hatch back was an added advantage. The representative replied, first time a hatch back car with a SUV performance. Being a women I always felt its tough to drive a SUV because of its size and I always felt I cannot enjoy riding the SUV and its performance. But does that mean we should not enjoy its performance?  When the sales guy said, it give a SUV performance, I felt awesome. And the best part it was within the budget, It was expected to be around 3 lakhs.

As far as I know, If the car is priced at 3 lac, mileage might be below 20 and there won’t be air bags, When asked about the mileage of the car they said it gives around 25 kmpl also Datsun comes with an airbag and hence the car is absolutely safe. You can drive with absolute confidence.

Coming to interior part, there is lot of storage to keep a person belongings. The door has a pocket and water bottles can be placed over there. Apart from this, there is a side storage. The interior are as spacious and stylish. When I saw the image of Accelerator, the representative understood the question that ran in my mind. He immediately pitched in and said this car comes with Electronic accelerator pedal. When my friend asked about the difference or the use of electronic pedal, he explained that it helps in smaller emission which will in turn cut the cost of maintenance.

Above all it comes in 5 different colors with white, grey, Sky, sliver, Ruby. The sky variant was different and unique when compared to all the models in the market now, hence I decided to opt for SKY color.

Datsun Redi-Go Interior
As soon as I came out of the showroom, I started dreaming about the car. My friend was extremely relaxed as I finalized a car. Without second thought, I suggested my idea of going on a long drive in the new car. While returning home, we fixed to travel to Hampi. It was my dream place and travelling and exploring its historical momentum with dream car would be the biggest gift.

Here is the video about the new car

Picture Courtesy -  Datsun Redi-Go