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Indian Prometric Centers Cancelled Exam Dates - January 2013
by rohit39 01-11-2013, 07:07 PM

Hey guys, i'm in quite a pickle here.

IMG from Bangalore, India here. I had booked a step 1 date in the bangalore prometric centre for jan 17th, and i had even confirmed the appointment on jan 10th, but this morning i got an email from prometric informing me that my "testing appointment scheduled with Prometric had to be cancelled due to the centers are closed for administrative review."

Since today being Saturday here, the call centres to help me out with what to do next are not open till monday. And i really want a date as early as possible to get step 1 done with because i've been doing really well lately. What do i do? Do i have to wait till monday to get a chance to contact the prometric people? Or do i just reschedule myself to the closest available date?

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Old 02-28-2013
 
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hey guys, please dont create a panic. instead we should all keeping mailing nbme/ ecfmg and request them to clear the center permission. that would be much more helpful.
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Hello everyone, i have sent the below email to ECFMG.
Please people from India facing similar problem send an email to ECFMG addressing our concern over closure of centers and expected date of availability. It'll be 2 months since closure of centers and date issues. Atleast we will know what to expect.

Prometric center in ----- is unavailable for taking the exam of USMLE Step 2CK.

The Prometric center is waiting for approval from ECFMG to conduct exams.

In India only 3 centers are available for taking USMLE exam which is leading to date availability problem.

Till when will these centers become available for taking USMLE?
Please address the issue.

Regards.
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Bangalore centre

BANGALORE still not available for usmle after relocation,waiting since jan... hyderabad - No dates are available ... I am planning to book a date in hyderabad if any date open up... anybody from bangalore planning to give in hyderabad so that we can plan together . I am giving ck .
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prometric closure

hi guys

after a frustrating wait for centres in chennai ..i have booked a date in Delhi
i had called up the prometric customer care a lot of times ..

they have no clue on when it will open ..gre and toefl seems more important to them ..i got snapped one day n even blasted them over phone for their irresponsible replies


i think ecfmg is making this delay purposefully ..

Indians contribute to the major chunk of IMG`s ..they know this very well
hence by limiting the exam centres ..and causing mental agony among exam takers..which eventually have a detrimental effect on our scores

this is just my thought on this whole issue
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anyone from mumbai who wants to give the exam else where kindly let me know

anyone from mumbai wants to give the exam from mumbai else where. im an img from mumbai and wish to give the exam but the mumbai centers stand closed or nonfunctional. seem helpless. anyone who wants to give by march 22-25th and looking to go to another city in india, kindly let me know. can plan accordingly.
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any good hotel to stay near hyderabad prometric centre ...

Hi .. anyone who has given exam in hyderabad away from hometown please suggest hotel to stay near the centre , silent and calm .. share experience of exam ..
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hyderabad center

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Hi .. anyone who has given exam in hyderabad away from hometown please suggest hotel to stay near the centre , silent and calm .. share experience of exam ..
hi dr. rockey
i'm IMG from ahmedabad and given step-2 ck from hyderabad on 5th march
i stayed at 1589 generation x hotel
it's 4 km from test centre and in peaceful place so you can read well
staff was friendly and helpful and if you tell them will arrange auto or taxi to the test centre
one more advice book from make my trip or trip adviser this way you will be able to get room in half prise mine was 4000 for two days.
one more advise don't carry any prepaid mobile please carry postpaid as hyderabad government has blocked the prepaid from outside states due to recent blast incidence......
mine was vodafone prepaid and suffered a lot due to that.......so...
hope it helps........
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hi dr. rockey
i'm IMG from ahmedabad and given step-2 ck from hyderabad on 5th march
i stayed at 1589 generation x hotel
it's 4 km from test centre and in peaceful place so you can read well
staff was friendly and helpful and if you tell them will arrange auto or taxi to the test centre
one more advice book from make my trip or trip adviser this way you will be able to get room in half prise mine was 4000 for two days.
one more advise don't carry any prepaid mobile please carry postpaid as hyderabad government has blocked the prepaid from outside states due to recent blast incidence......
mine was vodafone prepaid and suffered a lot due to that.......so...
hope it helps........
Hi awesome dude , thanks a lot for quick reply ... It is very helpful information . .. I really appreciate ... good luck for your result :-) last one where did you had your food before the exam day and exam day . ? thanks in advance . i am planning to go a day before exam is that fine ?
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Hi awesome dude , thanks a lot for quick reply ... It is very helpful information . .. I really appreciate ... good luck for your result :-) last one where did you had your food before the exam day and exam day . ? thanks in advance . i am planning to go a day before exam is that fine ?
hi
I have also travelled one day before the exam to be on safe side
and regarding food the day before exam I haven't eat outside I carried home made food with me as I don't want to take any risk.....
and on day of exam I carried biscuits, snickers and snacks packets with me to eat during breaks.....
after completion of my exam I eat pizzas and there is nearby domino's and pizza-hut outlet with in one km range from hotel...........
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thank you very much

thanks a ton ... u r awesome
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hi anyone giving hyderabad april9

booked a date april 9. is anyone else going there around the same time.
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thanks a ton ... u r awesome
u r welcome
just PM me if you want any more info.......
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any one hyderabad april 9th

any one hyderabad april 9th. kindly let me know.
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Hello friends..
I am from Gujarat,planning to give ck in next two months..i want an advice which place should i choose gurgaon, hyderabad or Allahabad ??
Anyone who can write in the matter
, pls share your words.
Thank you......
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18th march hyderabad centre

anyone giving exam on the above mentioned date or a day before date and venue ... we can visit the centre . am from bangalore ....
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HI Dr. mayank..My name is Dr.Swapnil Smite..I Am from Ahmedabad..I was having my step 2 Ck on 25th feb but it was cancelled..I want to give my exam as soon as possible..I am waiting for the ahmedabad centers to open may be until march..otherwise i am planning to give it in these 3 centers..If you wish give me your email id..may be we can give the exam together..
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Thanks

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u r welcome
just PM me if you want any more info.......
I have given my exam yesterday in hyderabad , It went pretty okay missed 4 questions due to time management . I stayed in 1859 gen X , very nice hotel ... thanks for the review . good luck for your exam results and future .
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hi

hey i was supposed to give my exam in jan but due to non availability of test centres i kept postponing and people in the prometric dont give a clear reply...now my eligibility period is coming to an end on march 31st...does anyone of you know the email id to which i can request them to extend my eigibility period cos the prometric has asked me to do so.....
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hey i was supposed to give my exam in jan but due to non availability of test centres i kept postponing and people in the prometric dont give a clear reply...now my eligibility period is coming to an end on march 31st...does anyone of you know the email id to which i can request them to extend my eigibility period cos the prometric has asked me to do so.....
go to you ecfmg account
there you will see a link for extension of your eligibility period
but let me warn you that u are too late because it usually takes 21 days to extend your eligibility period if your credential are not verified by your medical school and if it's verified then it will take only 5 to 7 days....
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hi awesome dude,

my credentials are verified by the med college and i have also done the one time extension but due to the non availability of centers and the false promises by the people in the prometrics i kept waiting thinking i would be able to give my exams but now my eligibility is going to get over....

i contacted the people at the prometric and they told me they will request the client frm their end but we have to do the same too...so which address do i send a request stating this problem...thats my doubt....
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hi awesome dude,

my credentials are verified by the med college and i have also done the one time extension but due to the non availability of centers and the false promises by the people in the prometrics i kept waiting thinking i would be able to give my exams but now my eligibility is going to get over....

i contacted the people at the prometric and they told me they will request the client frm their end but we have to do the same too...so which address do i send a request stating this problem...thats my doubt....
Im also suffering frm the same problem. But prometric and ecfmg both told me that u have to pau application fees once again. Prometric told u for the extension??? Is it true??? They promised u abt this??? Tell me in detail
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Im also suffering frm the same problem. But prometric and ecfmg both told me that u have to pau application fees once again. Prometric told u for the extension??? Is it true??? They promised u abt this??? Tell me in detail
yes they did they tell me.....and they did extend for somebody who i knew....(i lost tht persons number otherwise i would have known exactly how they extended it)a person called abijeeth from the prometric said they would definetly extend....christ i dint know tht we had to pay the appplicn fee and reappplyy....its their problem y shud we...??? are u sure of ur info????just 2 days back i had called and asked them meaning the prometric and they said they would extend....
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yes they did they tell me.....and they did extend for somebody who i knew....(i lost tht persons number otherwise i would have known exactly how they extended it)a person called abijeeth from the prometric said they would definetly extend....christ i dint know tht we had to pay the appplicn fee and reappplyy....its their problem y shud we...??? are u sure of ur info????just 2 days back i had called and asked them meaning the prometric and they said they would extend....
Yes im definately sure abt it. Ecfmg told me that you should apply for other city rather than ahmedabad bkz im ahmedabad so i would like to give my exam from ahmedabad. But they told me its nt there problem if dine with your extended period still u dont give exam they can not do another extension for a month or so. But im nt sure abt prometric can extend our eligibility period. Prometric guys tod me no for this. Yes they have extended for students who booked their appointment during their period and after tht they cancelled their appointment for this issues. They extended this kind of cases. As per my info from prometric. But still im asking you r u sure abt this they can extend our eligibility period???? Because ecfmg told me no tht im sure. They will nt gonna do it
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Yes im definately sure abt it. Ecfmg told me that you should apply for other city rather than ahmedabad bkz im ahmedabad so i would like to give my exam from ahmedabad. But they told me its nt there problem if dine with your extended period still u dont give exam they can not do another extension for a month or so. But im nt sure abt prometric can extend our eligibility period. Prometric guys tod me no for this. Yes they have extended for students who booked their appointment during their period and after tht they cancelled their appointment for this issues. They extended this kind of cases. As per my info from prometric. But still im asking you r u sure abt this they can extend our eligibility period???? Because ecfmg told me no tht im sure. They will nt gonna do it
see my friend i called up prometric 2 days back and they told me they will extend....they WILL extend...im from south...i can give oly in bangalore or chennai ,both are not available...hyderabad is reallllyyy far and whenever i check slots r filled...i explained to them and i have been asking them since jan and they say 2 weeks ...2 weeks...it will be open....but test centres dint open...just 2 days back one of them said they would extend!

after reading your bit i called up ECFMG and they said they have nothing to do with the prometric....and they cant extend....

i have no clue wat to do....totallly stuck...i dont have another 50,000 bucks to reapply for an exam and that too for smtg tht is not my mistake....i kept clarifying with these people every week......

i will hav to call them and ask them once more tommorrow...why dont u try also enquiring the indian prometric once more.......
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see my friend i called up prometric 2 days back and they told me they will extend....they WILL extend...im from south...i can give oly in bangalore or chennai ,both are not available...hyderabad is reallllyyy far and whenever i check slots r filled...i explained to them and i have been asking them since jan and they say 2 weeks ...2 weeks...it will be open....but test centres dint open...just 2 days back one of them said they would extend!

after reading your bit i called up ECFMG and they said they have nothing to do with the prometric....and they cant extend....

i have no clue wat to do....totallly stuck...i dont have another 50,000 bucks to reapply for an exam and that too for smtg tht is not my mistake....i kept clarifying with these people every week......

i will hav to call them and ask them once more tommorrow...why dont u try also enquiring the indian prometric once more.......
Ths what i am saying. They are very ridiculous. But last try to prometric. Lets see i will definately gonna call tomorrow morning. But if one of the guy told you to do so. So now we have to stick with this statement amd we have to pressurise them to help us out. And extend our period. Tell me whatever you heard frm this guys. And lets plz save our fees. But plz stay in touch regarding this problem.
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Ths what i am saying. They are very ridiculous. But last try to prometric. Lets see i will definately gonna call tomorrow morning. But if one of the guy told you to do so. So now we have to stick with this statement amd we have to pressurise them to help us out. And extend our period. Tell me whatever you heard frm this guys. And lets plz save our fees. But plz stay in touch regarding this problem.
sure my friend....do let me know too if at all they say smthg to you ok...thnk uu....
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hi garfield and hardikpipu
just read your posts
sorry to disappoint you guys but in my opinion as both of you have already extended your eligibility period as far as I know ecfmg will not extend your eligibility period.
they have extended eligibility period for only those peoples whose eligibility period was ending in January and due to sudden closure of prometric centres the dates were not available in any of the centre. as both of you had sufficient time for scheduling they going to deny you request on that basis.
and regarding prometric you can not trust those peoples they are a*****e.
my exam was also on 25th of Feb. and when I inquire they also told me that if you want to give exam in the march then don't worry till then the exam centre will be functional but when ever I asked them that can they 100% assure me then they gave answer that sorry but I can not say for sure so I knew that you can not trust these guys so I took a date in 5th of march in Hyderabad and gave the exam.
and hardikpipu are you hardik pipariya who studied in sbks medical collage, waghodia.
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hi garfield and hardikpipu
just read your posts
sorry to disappoint you guys but in my opinion as both of you have already extended your eligibility period as far as I know ecfmg will not extend your eligibility period.
they have extended eligibility period for only those peoples whose eligibility period was ending in January and due to sudden closure of prometric centres the dates were not available in any of the centre. as both of you had sufficient time for scheduling they going to deny you request on that basis.
and regarding prometric you can not trust those peoples they are a*****e.
my exam was also on 25th of Feb. and when I inquire they also told me that if you want to give exam in the march then don't worry till then the exam centre will be functional but when ever I asked them that can they 100% assure me then they gave answer that sorry but I can not say for sure so I knew that you can not trust these guys so I took a date in 5th of march in Hyderabad and gave the exam.
and hardikpipu are you hardik pipariya who studied in sbks medical collage, waghodia.
Yes. Who is this???
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hi garfield and hardikpipu
just read your posts
sorry to disappoint you guys but in my opinion as both of you have already extended your eligibility period as far as I know ecfmg will not extend your eligibility period.
they have extended eligibility period for only those peoples whose eligibility period was ending in January and due to sudden closure of prometric centres the dates were not available in any of the centre. as both of you had sufficient time for scheduling they going to deny you request on that basis.
and regarding prometric you can not trust those peoples they are a*****e.
my exam was also on 25th of Feb. and when I inquire they also told me that if you want to give exam in the march then don't worry till then the exam centre will be functional but when ever I asked them that can they 100% assure me then they gave answer that sorry but I can not say for sure so I knew that you can not trust these guys so I took a date in 5th of march in Hyderabad and gave the exam.
and hardikpipu are you hardik pipariya who studied in sbks medical collage, waghodia.


Thank you awesome dude for helping out with that piece of information...i guess all we have to do is wait for some time and see whether the prometric really does what they say....
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Yes. Who is this???
hey did u contact the prometric?? wat did they say???
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hey did u contact the prometric?? wat did they say???
Nope. They r nt picking my calls. I called them like hundred times. Wht abt u???
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Nope. They r nt picking my calls. I called them like hundred times. Wht abt u???
hey they dint pik my calls too..i ges there r holidays coming up so we will have to wait till monday...did u send a mail to ecfmg stating ur problem??? why dont u send one and see? i did sent but dint get a reply.
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hey they dint pik my calls too..i ges there r holidays coming up so we will have to wait till monday...did u send a mail to ecfmg stating ur problem??? why dont u send one and see? i did sent but dint get a reply.
I did tht. They told me as per they told me in phn call. It wont work. Monday!????? No we have to do it before 31st march. After tht they nt gonna tell us anything bkz our period ends. So do it before 31st
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I did tht. They told me as per they told me in phn call. It wont work. Monday!????? No we have to do it before 31st march. After tht they nt gonna tell us anything bkz our period ends. So do it before 31st
tommorrow is a holiday...sat n sun the prometric is closed...den how???
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tommorrow is a holiday...sat n sun the prometric is closed...den how???
Holiday for what????
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Holiday for what????
public holiday for good friday i suppose.....
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extension of extended eligibility

hi hardikappu,garfield

am also from south.i am just waiting for bangalore centre to open..but it seems it wont..my extended eligibility will end on 30 april..i too want to ask the ecfmg to extend my eligibility..really i cannot give myexam other than bangalore and chennai due to muy health concerns
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hi hardikappu,garfield

am also from south.i am just waiting for bangalore centre to open..but it seems it wont..my extended eligibility will end on 30 april..i too want to ask the ecfmg to extend my eligibility..really i cannot give myexam other than bangalore and chennai due to muy health concerns
hi coolncrazy...where in south are u from?? wats is ur alternative plan just in case centres in bangalore and chennai dont open...did u contact the ecfmg??
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am thinking of sending a fax to ecfmg regarding our situation ,it would be better if we form a group and ask ecfmg.
am from tirupati,ap and you..?
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Guys ,,IMG from Mumbai,,,there's no use in contacting the ECFMG , they are polite and indifferent: at the same time ,,helplessly arranged a appointment at Hyderabad at the last minute and finished with the exams.
In the end realized it was no use cribbing about the place and complaining but focussing on the real issues in the exam. My plan was to be as ready as possible and once a favourable date is available ,,go for it and make last minute travel plans.
Think of it in a way that ,,,at least two centre in the north and one in south is functioning ,,,half bread is better than no bread !!!!
The last word had on pro metric in Mumbai was that there is a functioning centre in Borivali, but they are waiting for the ECFMG approval letter.

Sincere advise is guys it does make any difference where you give the exams,coz after all that traveling you reach back to where you started i.e you and USMLE together again !!!
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Guys ,,IMG from Mumbai,,,there's no use in contacting the ECFMG , they are polite and indifferent: at the same time ,,helplessly arranged a appointment at Hyderabad at the last minute and finished with the exams.
In the end realized it was no use cribbing about the place and complaining but focussing on the real issues in the exam. My plan was to be as ready as possible and once a favourable date is available ,,go for it and make last minute travel plans.
Think of it in a way that ,,,at least two centre in the north and one in south is functioning ,,,half bread is better than no bread !!!!
The last word had on pro metric in Mumbai was that there is a functioning centre in Borivali, but they are waiting for the ECFMG approval letter.

Sincere advise is guys it does make any difference where you give the exams,coz after all that traveling you reach back to where you started i.e you and USMLE together again !!!

Thanx rattled for advice but it came in too late for me...its 29th already and my eligibility ends on 31st of this mnth...i have no other option than depend on the prometric and try to coax them to extend it once....i hav to somehow cos as u said the ecfmg people are polite but there adamant and indifferent...they told me that prometrics have no influence on their decisions whatsoever...they stick to what they have said....prometrics in india on the other hand have said they will do everythg to try to extend our eligibility period...lets see where this takes us...but true we indians are having a really hard time...i cant prep properly without knowing wen my exam is also....its scary to hear sumone say u wont get ur eligibility extended also.....
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am thinking of sending a fax to ecfmg regarding our situation ,it would be better if we form a group and ask ecfmg.
am from tirupati,ap and you..?
Hi,I am from kochi,i think forming a group is a good idea but we shud focus on indian prometrics rather than ecfmg...those people wont budge an inch...we should ask the prometric to request for us....they were the ones who kept misleading us...from jan 17th they have been saying the situation will get resolved in 2 weeks when it hasnt till date....we should be polite but affirmative...yelling and swearing at them wouldnt help them neither us but maybe requesting them affirmatively stating them the problem we are facing due to them would probably make them do something for us....wat do u think???
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yes

we can go both the ways..at least we need 5 members ..we all together can fax n then talk with ecfmg people n also we can a ask the prometic india to talk..
though i have one more month of eligibility i always want to give it on pm session,i am not a morning person.the functional three centres have only am session..
what is this eligibility n extended eligibility ****,when we paid the money why cannot we take the exam whenever we feel like..may be confirming our exam date a month before would have been a better idea..rather than forcing us to pick a 3 month period ..if they dont open bangalore n the pm session ..i have to pay another 50k..
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we can go both the ways..at least we need 5 members ..we all together can fax n then talk with ecfmg people n also we can a ask the prometic india to talk..
though i have one more month of eligibility i always want to give it on pm session,i am not a morning person.the functional three centres have only am session..
what is this eligibility n extended eligibility ****,when we paid the money why cannot we take the exam whenever we feel like..may be confirming our exam date a month before would have been a better idea..rather than forcing us to pick a 3 month period ..if they dont open bangalore n the pm session ..i have to pay another 50k..

i know....50 k is a huge amount to shell out...lets c..if u get any updates do let me know....
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All you guys affected by this, let me be honest (albeit a little blunt perhaps). From the NBME and ECFMG point of view, you have been adequately warned since this problem occurred in January. Especially for guys who already got their eligibility period extended once, i don't see any hope now. They believe (and rightly so) that 2 months is adequate time for exam takers in the month of march and april to find test centers in other cities by then. The NBME and ECFMG will stick by their stand that the situation you find yourself in isn't their fault.

Prometric on the other hand, is a horrible organisation, and my sympathies go out to all of you who have suffered at their hands. A brief intro into my experience before i dive in further, i had my exam scheduled for jan 17th in bangalore. On jan 14th i was informed that bangalore, chennai and mumbai centers are shut down temporarily. But i was eager to give my test anywhere in India (i believe i was prepared to the best i could do), so i chose 23rd jan in Gurgaon. I even paid the $104 required for postponement after Prometric assured a refund. When i showed up at the Prometric centre in Gurgaon on my test day, they tell me that my name isn't there on the system for that day, and that i cannot take my test. Inspite of half a day of arguments at their head office, i couldn't take my test that day. Luckily, they were nice enough to give me a test date for the next day in Gurgaon itself, and i was able to give my step 1 on jan 24th.

So now that i've proved that i've been screwed over by Prometric too, let me say that Prometric has no say on your eligibility period and that it is at the prerogative of the NBME. If they believe you have just cause, they might extend your eligibility period once (free of cost), but for people who have already extended it once (for whatever reason), they might feel that its not for just cause to extend your eligibility period. Because they have rules and guidelines unfortunately. And their argument that people should have been able to find alternate test venues for their tests by now is valid.

I recommend instead of talking to ECFMG, you guys talk to the NBME, and not to the normal personnel there, but a senior manager sort of person. And explain your situation in detail, without sounding agitated, angry, or placing undue blame on anyone or any organisation. And hope that they see just cause.

From my experience, the NBME and ECFMG are really helpful organisations, and the personnel there are extremely helpful, and will do everything in their power to make sure you are able to take your exam (personal experience, again). Prometric India on the other hand, is an organisation whose words are not to be relied upon.

Thats my 2 cents worth.

Sorry for being blunt.
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All you guys affected by this, let me be honest (albeit a little blunt perhaps). From the NBME and ECFMG point of view, you have been adequately warned since this problem occurred in January. Especially for guys who already got their eligibility period extended once, i don't see any hope now. They believe (and rightly so) that 2 months is adequate time for exam takers in the month of march and april to find test centers in other cities by then. The NBME and ECFMG will stick by their stand that the situation you find yourself in isn't their fault.

Prometric on the other hand, is a horrible organisation, and my sympathies go out to all of you who have suffered at their hands. A brief intro into my experience before i dive in further, i had my exam scheduled for jan 17th in bangalore. On jan 14th i was informed that bangalore, chennai and mumbai centers are shut down temporarily. But i was eager to give my test anywhere in India (i believe i was prepared to the best i could do), so i chose 23rd jan in Gurgaon. I even paid the $104 required for postponement after Prometric assured a refund. When i showed up at the Prometric centre in Gurgaon on my test day, they tell me that my name isn't there on the system for that day, and that i cannot take my test. Inspite of half a day of arguments at their head office, i couldn't take my test that day. Luckily, they were nice enough to give me a test date for the next day in Gurgaon itself, and i was able to give my step 1 on jan 24th.

So now that i've proved that i've been screwed over by Prometric too, let me say that Prometric has no say on your eligibility period and that it is at the prerogative of the NBME. If they believe you have just cause, they might extend your eligibility period once (free of cost), but for people who have already extended it once (for whatever reason), they might feel that its not for just cause to extend your eligibility period. Because they have rules and guidelines unfortunately. And their argument that people should have been able to find alternate test venues for their tests by now is valid.

I recommend instead of talking to ECFMG, you guys talk to the NBME, and not to the normal personnel there, but a senior manager sort of person. And explain your situation in detail, without sounding agitated, angry, or placing undue blame on anyone or any organisation. And hope that they see just cause.

From my experience, the NBME and ECFMG are really helpful organisations, and the personnel there are extremely helpful, and will do everything in their power to make sure you are able to take your exam (personal experience, again). Prometric India on the other hand, is an organisation whose words are not to be relied upon.

Thats my 2 cents worth.

Sorry for being blunt.

thank you rohit for sharing that information....and its ok you dont have to be sorry...u wer jus helping us by letting us know the real thing.....
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thanx rohit
garfield any updates ,did they extend your eligibility
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thanx rohit
garfield any updates ,did they extend your eligibility
no coolncrazy,i had called the prometric they told me to wait for 7 days till they get it all sorted out...dont know if they will or wont..il be calling them now n then,will let u knw if smthg turns up ok....
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no coolncrazy,i had called the prometric they told me to wait for 7 days till they get it all sorted out...dont know if they will or wont..il be calling them now n then,will let u knw if smthg turns up ok....
They r still saying that they ll extend our period. Although its over by 31st. What r they saying????
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The only way to solve problem of closed test center is to get attention to ECFMG. So friends kindly e mail or call ecfmg and address the issue to
ECFMG. Because GRE and TOFEL exam center has been started since february but not for usmle!!!!!!!!
@doxorubicin: did you get reply from ecfmg???
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Hello everyone, i have sent the below email to ECFMG.
Please people from India facing similar problem send an email to ECFMG addressing our concern over closure of centers and expected date of availability. It'll be 2 months since closure of centers and date issues. Atleast we will know what to expect.

Prometric center in ----- is unavailable for taking the exam of USMLE Step 2CK.

The Prometric center is waiting for approval from ECFMG to conduct exams.

In India only 3 centers are available for taking USMLE exam which is leading to date availability problem.

Till when will these centers become available for taking USMLE?
Please address the issue.

Regards.
hey did you get reply from ecfmg or nbme? I haven't got one.
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hey did you get reply from ecfmg or nbme? I haven't got one.
Yes i got a reply from ecfmg after about 15 days of sending it stating that they can do nothing about it..and that we should have given our exams in hyderabad or allahabad or gurgaon...i had used the same format as above to send the letter.

the people from prometric are simply useless and irritating...they have no clue of what they are speaking half the time...have no responsibility as such...every day some different representative picks up the call and says things that do not corelate and at the end hangs up saying..."u have to wait..we have no information regarding this matter till now"....i have half a mind to drag this firm to the consumer court for being a firm that consists of such irresponsible idiots.....the plight of doctors in this country.

im simply agitated...have no clue what do next...how do we seek the ecfmgs attention when they claim that the prometrics have no influence on them....
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They r still saying that they ll extend our period. Although its over by 31st. What r they saying????
did u get ur eligibility extended? any news from the prometrics?
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hello guys,
any idea when the Bangalore prometric centre will be reopened?
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friends, any update about closed testing centres...........
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I've been calling the Prometric Center almost every day. But they thenselves have no idea whatsoever.
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Any update on how long this trouble will last?
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Prometric problem

Came here thinking i might find some info:--
but seems like no1 knows!!!
I mailed/called ecfmg got d same response as the email below
I sent:


"Hi!
I am a USMLE step1-aspirant from India. I have been waiting to book a date for my exam at a prometric centre here in Chennai, INDIA. But the centre in my city seems unavailable for more than 3 months now. Initially, on calling the prometric centre, representatives told me that there is some technical error which needs to be sorted out. So I called them every week to re-check but got the same response.Then I found out online that "The six test centres operated by Everonn Systems India Ltd. located in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore Mumbai and Trivandrum have been closed at Prometric's direction for an administrative review"
"Prometric is looking for alternative venues within these affected cities to minimise inconvenience to candidates. We will make these new venues available on our registration and scheduling system as soon as they become available"
Recently,the information the prometric representative told me was that the new centres are ready but they are "waiting for the client - ECFMG to authorize/sanction them as USMLE exam centres"
I hereby would like to know if this is true. Also if it is,then when will these centres become available. It is causing alot of distress as I am waiting to book dates at a centre we are comfortable at.
Kindly throw some light on this issue.
Thanks.



Dear Doctor,

I am writing in response to the e-mail below.

Please be advised ECFMG does not have any jurisdiction over the seat availability, opening or closing of the Prometric test centers. Therefore, I am unable to answer your question regarding the reopening of various test centers in India.

I hope this information is helpful to you.

Sincerely,
info@ecfmg.org
DMA"




When i called back prometric and told them that ecfmg said theyve no connection with closed centres, the representatives said the ecfmg general info dept will not know because it may be a different department!
WTH!!!
then they said book in hyd for now and wait! but they donno when the centres will reopen

DONT KNOW WHEN THE WAIT WILL END!
else v have to travel to write an exam! phewww!
Keep studying well in the meantime every1! good luck


n if ne1 gets any update, pls share.
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Kolkata Center still unavailable.

My Eligibility period for taking the USMLE Step 1 examination was from 1st October 2012 to 31st March 2013.
However due to certain technical difficulties of Prometric Test Center,who conduct the USMLE Examinations in India,I was unable to take the exam at the scheduled date and scheduled center in Kolkata.

So when I contacted the Prometric Test Center, they told me they have all my information ready with them and they will give me a seat at the earliest as soon as they start conducting the exam at Kolkata Test Center.

Since I couldn't take the test due to fault of Prometric,will I be able to take the test when they give me the date?
I was worrying as my eligibility period has expired.
Please help
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Any update about testing centers....its been year now...
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Mumbai Center Now Open

Great news everyone!! Mumbai center has opened up. Am sure, centers of other cities too must've opened up!!
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Great news everyone!! Mumbai center has opened up. Am sure, centers of other cities too must've opened up!!
Wow thats really great...! At least we can be saved of the hassles of travelling to a new city....!
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Great news everyone!! Mumbai center has opened up. Am sure, centers of other cities too must've opened up!!
bro i could kiss you man!!
thanks sooooooooo much!!
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Wow thats really great...! At least we can be saved of the hassles of travelling to a new city....!
Hello Neutrino!
When is your exam?
Mine is in may end.
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Hello Neutrino!
When is your exam?
Mine is in may end.
Hey Pranav, ,,
Check ur PM...!
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Great news everyone!! Mumbai center has opened up. Am sure, centers of other cities too must've opened up!!

Hey have you scheduled a date at Mumbai center yet ??

I called up Mumbai center.. they were not aware asked me to call Prometric call center.. The lady whom I spoke to said that only Gurgaon, Allahabad and Hyderabad are available for USMLE !!

so r u sure that Mumbai center has opened up ??
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I called up the call center again.. they said only 3 centers are open.

Mumbai and other cities show dates but then u cannot go ahead and book a date.. its some technical ?? error ?!!

disappointed
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I called up the call center again.. they said only 3 centers are open.

Mumbai and other cities show dates but then u cannot go ahead and book a date.. its some technical ?? error ?!!

disappointed
I really hope the centre has reopened. ...!
As of now I can c the mumbai test centre being shown up for booking but I cant book the test as I haven't received the scheduling permit yet...!

I really hope to have the centre reopened....!
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I called up the call center again.. they said only 3 centers are open.

Mumbai and other cities show dates but then u cannot go ahead and book a date.. its some technical ?? error ?!!

disappointed

no man i just rescheduled my test from Hyd to Mumbai online!
there was no problem!

they're not aware?
that is weird!!
guess i should call them?
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no man i just rescheduled my test from Hyd to Mumbai online!
there was no problem!

they're not aware?
that is weird!!
guess i should call them?
Oh,, really ...! Did you get a confirm date in mumbai ??

If we read the above posts carefully, , we can make out out that the prometric call centre people are bit less updated about their systems....!
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Oh,, really ...! Did you get a confirm date in mumbai ??

If we read the above posts carefully, , we can make out out that the prometric call centre people are bit less updated about their systems....!
Doc1.docx

yes
pls zoom this... check the test centre address!!
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yes
pls zoom this... check the test centre address!!
hmmmmm,,,...!
Thanks for the info..!
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hmmmmm,,,...!
Thanks for the info..!
not that i trust them inspite of this mail
i might go there and theyll have no frickin clue that they have an exam to conduct!!
ill try and reach them and let u guys know ASAP
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not that i trust them inspite of this mail
i might go there and theyll have no frickin clue that they have an exam to conduct!!
ill try and reach them and let u guys know ASAP
yes its better to personally confirm with them.. bcoz u dun want to take a risk.

I called up Mumbai center.. Ahemdabad center.. ( Bcoz dates are available on Prometric website ).. even Kolkatta has dates..

but neither Mumbai Prometric nor ahemdabad prometric ppl had any idea.. Prometric gurgaon ppl denied opening of any centers other than 3 already functioning.. I asked him to check online on prometric.com to make him believe that dates are available for Mumbai... He checked and said that although dates are available, one cannot book an exam appointment.. the fact that these dates have come up could be d/t technical error !!

so what is the scene man ??

how come prometric ppl have no idea ?
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yes its better to personally confirm with them.. bcoz u dun want to take a risk.

I called up Mumbai center.. Ahemdabad center.. ( Bcoz dates are available on Prometric website ).. even Kolkatta has dates..

but neither Mumbai Prometric nor ahemdabad prometric ppl had any idea.. Prometric gurgaon ppl denied opening of any centers other than 3 already functioning.. I asked him to check online on prometric.com to make him believe that dates are available for Mumbai... He checked and said that although dates are available, one cannot book an exam appointment.. the fact that these dates have come up could be d/t technical error !!

so what is the scene man ??

how come prometric ppl have no idea ?
bloody fools!!
unbelievable
up until now the whole process was smooth, the moment things come into the hands of Indians they have to screw things up... thats the plain truth here
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yes its better to personally confirm with them.. bcoz u dun want to take a risk.

I called up Mumbai center.. Ahemdabad center.. ( Bcoz dates are available on Prometric website ).. even Kolkatta has dates..

but neither Mumbai Prometric nor ahemdabad prometric ppl had any idea.. Prometric gurgaon ppl denied opening of any centers other than 3 already functioning.. I asked him to check online on prometric.com to make him believe that dates are available for Mumbai... He checked and said that although dates are available, one cannot book an exam appointment.. the fact that these dates have come up could be d/t technical error !!

so what is the scene man ??

how come prometric ppl have no idea ?

I don't know what the problem is here, but I managed to book my exam @ Mumbai center for May without any problem and even got the confirmation email and receipt.
My personal belief is that since these centers opened around March 3rd week and they didn't have dates for any March slot, so these centers are supposed to be functional only after april 1st, hence the prometric guys may not be updated yet, I know it sounds funny, but this could be the case, as everybody in our country wakes up late.
And since I got the confirmation, I believe it is prometric's lookout now. If they cancel anything then i will certainly take action against this mismanagement, but i don't think it should be a problem as the system wouldn't allow us to book in the 1st place, if these centers weren't supposed to be open.
Also keep calling and pestering these prometric people about this, both the Gurgaon head office no as well as the newly opened centers. They will surely take heed if many of us keep calling them regarding this. Best of luck.
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I don't know what the problem is here, but I managed to book my exam @ Mumbai center for May without any problem and even got the confirmation email and receipt.
My personal belief is that since these centers opened around March 3rd week and they didn't have dates for any March slot, so these centers are supposed to be functional only after april 1st, hence the prometric guys may not be updated yet, I know it sounds funny, but this could be the case, as everybody in our country wakes up late.
And since I got the confirmation, I believe it is prometric's lookout now. If they cancel anything then i will certainly take action against this mismanagement, but i don't think it should be a problem as the system wouldn't allow us to book in the 1st place, if these centers weren't supposed to be open.
Also keep calling and pestering these prometric people about this, both the Gurgaon head office no as well as the newly opened centers. They will surely take heed if many of us keep calling them regarding this. Best of luck.
I seriously hope that is the case.
I spoke to the Gurgaon office and the person there said he would confirm things with his superiors and has asked me to call him back on Monday.
Lets hope the new centres are indeed open!
Good Luck and Please post any new development on this matter ASAP.
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I seriously hope that is the case.
I spoke to the Gurgaon office and the person there said he would confirm things with his superiors and has asked me to call him back on Monday.
Lets hope the new centres are indeed open!
Good Luck and Please post any new development on this matter ASAP.
I also found available dates in april but please get back to inform us on monday.
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I also found available dates in april but please get back to inform us on monday.
so they told me they've escalated the issue but have no definite answers.
Apparently They'll get back to me in two days.
But they are giving out confirmation emails so i guess the system is uptodate but the staff is not!

i suggest you book your date in mumbai and lets see what happens, you can always change it to Hydrabad later.
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so they told me they've escalated the issue but have no definite answers.
Apparently They'll get back to me in two days.
But they are giving out confirmation emails so i guess the system is uptodate but the staff is not!

i suggest you book your date in mumbai and lets see what happens, you can always change it to Hydrabad later.
even I called them,,, but they just keep on saying 1 or 2 days more,,, just to pacify us....!!
Even I feel that we should book the dates. ..!
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even I called them,,, but they just keep on saying 1 or 2 days more,,, just to pacify us....!!
Even I feel that we should book the dates. ..!
Yup, I got the exact same reply. The lady was actually shocked that I even booked the exam. She asked my confirmation no. and then herself re-confirmed all the details including the date and place. But then surprisingly went back to saying that she is unable to confirm anything and wasn't aware of these new developments and asked me to get back in 2 days.

Also nobody was answering the no. listed for Mumbai center. If anybody was able to reach them then please let us know their reply as well

I just hope there is no further twist here. Anyways you all should also book dates. I believe its just a case of Promeric's Indian office not yet updated. As I remember, similar drama had happened last year and Prometric India was clueless even then. So as Pranav said, book your dates as we can always reschedule to Hyderabad in worst case scenario.
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were any of u who changed the centres from gurgaon/hyderabad/allahabad to calcutta/mumbai been able to take the test till now?

is this problem resolved? or are the office staff still confused?
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I was jus randomly checking date availability & was excited to see that mumbai/ahmedabad/kolkata & banaglore dates showing up! but not chennai...So i called prometric gurgaon number & asked abt the same!

As usual, those annoying ppl said "only gurgaon,allahabad & hyd r functional"
So i said- But bangalore dates r showing up?!

So she said she'll have to check with her supervisor...After some more questioning, she put me on hold to ask her supervisor & said
"As of now Gn,Allahbd & Hyd r available..The new centres maybe some demo booking maybe going on"

After more pestering, she said that after April 15, there will be some confirmation abt d new centres!

Conclusion:
Prometric helpline ppl r useless!
There is hope that centres will be available soon after the loooooong wait!
Hope they open up soon so that,atleast the stress of travelling before exam is reduced!!!
Keep checking the prometric website as it is more updated! If ur planning to take exam in May,It would be safe to book at a centre ur most comfortable at right now! Incase anything changes there is always option of rescheduling as changing date a month before exam is free!

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Old 04-01-2014
 
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LOL this is funny !

Prometric ppl are just mindblowingly awesome !
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Demo booking !!
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I was jus randomly checking date availability & was excited to see that mumbai/ahmedabad/kolkata & banaglore dates showing up! but not chennai...So i called prometric gurgaon number & asked abt the same!

As usual, those annoying ppl said "only gurgaon,allahabad & hyd r functional"
So i said- But bangalore dates r showing up?!

So she said she'll have to check with her supervisor...After some more questioning, she put me on hold to ask her supervisor & said
"As of now Gn,Allahbd & Hyd r available..The new centres maybe some demo booking maybe going on"

After more pestering, she said that after April 15, there will be some confirmation abt d new centres!

Conclusion:
Prometric helpline ppl r useless!
There is hope that centres will be available soon after the loooooong wait!
Hope they open up soon so that,atleast the stress of travelling before exam is reduced!!!
Keep checking the prometric website as it is more updated! If ur planning to take exam in May,It would be safe to book at a centre ur most comfortable at right now! Incase anything changes there is always option of rescheduling as changing date a month before exam is free!
gosh thats the height of it!

you see the problem is that the site is very clearly implying the centre is on
even the confirmation emails are perfect with the centre address and everything, the only issue is the fools who actually run the place have no clue and neither are they interested in finding out!
i suggest we try and contact Prometric USA and make them aware about this poor quality of service.
Waiting for these guys to respond is pretty foolish IMO!
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Guys these Prometric India ppl are hopeless Similar thing had happened last year when exams at Mumbai, Bangalore et al were cancelled at the last minute and an email was sent asking to reschedule the exam to another center instead. Back then, Prometric India guys had no clue why this happened and kept insisting these centers will be up in few days. I waited long enough, eventually due to my slot ending, I had to give my CK exam at Hyderabad. Till this day, Prometric India guys don't know why these centers suddenly closed and now that they are supposedly open, they are again clueless.

SO I suggest that we daily hound this Prometric India people for more clarity on this, instead of believing that by April 15, matter will be sorted, as they are just buying our time. Also, I feel we should contact Prometric US as well. On their site, there is option to contact them. I clicked on it, and filled out an online inquiry form. Now I am waiting for their response. Additionally, Prometric conducts online chats on weekends, we should participate in it to convey our problem and know the responses from their Head office directly. Also, if anyone has their Main US office no. then pls contact them directly and let us know. We need to act with urgency here as I had a bad experience last year around and don't want the same repeating this year.
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Guys these Prometric India ppl are hopeless Similar thing had happened last year when exams at Mumbai, Bangalore et al were cancelled at the last minute and an email was sent asking to reschedule the exam to another center instead. Back then, Prometric India guys had no clue why this happened and kept insisting these centers will be up in few days. I waited long enough, eventually due to my slot ending, I had to give my CK exam at Hyderabad. Till this day, Prometric India guys don't know why these centers suddenly closed and now that they are supposedly open, they are again clueless.

SO I suggest that we daily hound this Prometric India people for more clarity on this, instead of believing that by April 15, matter will be sorted, as they are just buying our time. Also, I feel we should contact Prometric US as well. On their site, there is option to contact them. I clicked on it, and filled out an online inquiry form. Now I am waiting for their response. Additionally, Prometric conducts online chats on weekends, we should participate in it to convey our problem and know the responses from their Head office directly. Also, if anyone has their Main US office no. then pls contact them directly and let us know. We need to act with urgency here as I had a bad experience last year around and don't want the same repeating this year.
really sorry to hear about that bro!
ill also filled up that form and gave them a feedback about their website saying the same.
will keep in mind the chat thing too
ill try and call up USA tomorrow, please do the same too

+1*443*455*8000
+1 443 751 4800
Prometric Head Office, Baltimore

when is your exam people?
mine is last week of May
pls keep posting here and also do what Jim said.

we have to teach these shameless people a lesson!
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I have registered complaints against prometric india on the prometric USA website,, asking them to look into this matter ASAP , and also highlighted the shady management here in india who aren't unaware their test centres. ..!
Let's see now how this goes...!
Till then guys , keep cool ,,, do not get distracted from ur preps. ..!
lets be in touch ...!
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I have to take my date in the last week of April ( last mth of eligibility period)

What do i do?

Should I wait ?
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I have to take my date in the last week of April ( last mth of eligibility period)

What do i do?

Should I wait ?
Oh man!
Mumbai?
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yes. Mumbai.
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yes. Mumbai.
good news folks :-)
i went to the mumbai centre.
the person there assured me that the exam centre is absolutely on!
He was surprised Gurgaon wasnt aware!
the rest of you please visit ur respective exam centres and confirm with them directly.
book your exam at mumbai and study well
Good luck, let us know how the exam was!!
Cheers!

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Thanks Pranav !! It was very sensible of you to personally visit the center.

phew.
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good news folks :-)
i went to the mumbai centre.
the person there assured me that the exam centre is absolutely on!
He was surprised Gurgaon wasnt aware!
the rest of you please visit ur respective exam centres and confirm with them directly.
book your exam at mumbai and study well
Good luck, let us know how the exam was!!
Cheers!
Good news indeed! Even the Prometric Gurgaon person told me today that these new centers are 99% confirmed, but told me that final confirmation will come by Friday. But since you confirmed directly from the center itself, then surely it is final. So thanks a lot bro.. Big relief! Now we must focus well on our studies. Best of luck to you all!
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btw the center is at Andheri East ( Marol area ) right ? just to confirm.
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good news folks :-)
i went to the mumbai centre.
the person there assured me that the exam centre is absolutely on!
He was surprised Gurgaon wasnt aware!
the rest of you please visit ur respective exam centres and confirm with them directly.
book your exam at mumbai and study well
Good luck, let us know how the exam was!!
Cheers!
Thanks a ton pranav....!! You nailed it...!
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good news folks :-)
i went to the mumbai centre.
the person there assured me that the exam centre is absolutely on!
He was surprised Gurgaon wasnt aware!
the rest of you please visit ur respective exam centres and confirm with them directly.
book your exam at mumbai and study well
Good luck, let us know how the exam was!!
Cheers!
damn good.
i spoke to a person at the bangalore centre, but they just referred me to the gurgaon number. at the gurgaon number, the guy said it would be confirmed by tomo. and to call back again to check.. in case its not confirmed, then a notification would be sent regding it( to the ppl whove already booked there, to find another spot)..also, if blore opens up, so should chennai and trivandrum. ( according to the guy at gurgaon).

is there anyone who is going to be able to do the same for the blore centre???

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You're welcome people!
the incharge there was pretty convincing, so no need to worry
GAME ON!!

mumbai centre is at Goregaon(actually closer to Malad Station)
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Hey so did anyone get confirmation from prometric ppl ?
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