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Old 06-29-2012
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Illinois Chicago CS Center is no longer IMG Friendly

hello all,

Few of my friends gave exam in Chicago after the pattern had changed and they told that the SPs were very tough and were asking tough questions. This has been a recent change in this center...it used to be IMG friendly before but now i geuss thing have changed....Houston now tops as most IMG friendly...looking to get a date in Houston but its so tough...does any one want to exchange date... I want Houston!
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Could you please give us some more information regarding the new pattern ? based on your friends experience . what is his impression ?
and how did you know that they just changed the chicago center, maybe they did change the houston center too !!!
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5 of my frends gave in Chicago thinking it was easy to pass there, but that was not the case. they have changed it coz they know many imgs go there thinking it is easy there...2 of my classmates gave in Houston too.. and they did not notice anything unusual.
i really now want to give in huston as the risks are too high..esp wehn i know that things have changed now...it will be difficult to comes to terms with myself if i got a bad result..esp when i knew about it beforehand..

letme know if u want to share accommodation in huston ..if things work out!
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When is your exam date ? Did you find a date or not yet ? My exam after 2 weeks.
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I would not change a test date or test location based on someone else's experience. It is a standardized exam. No center is MORE IMG FRIENDLY than others. Just practice with partners and prepare well.
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I had taken my exam at Chicago center before the pattern was changed. there were weird cases but I think the center was fine.. On the day of my exam there were only 2 IMGs, me and my friend, and we both passed. Similarly one of my friend took it Houston n failed.. So I would say it does not depend on the center.. Infact at least 6 of us took exam within a period of one month at Chicago center and we all passed..
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I had taken my exam at Chicago center before the pattern was changed. there were weird cases but I think the center was fine.. On the day of my exam there were only 2 IMGs, me and my friend, and we both passed. Similarly one of my friend took it Houston n failed.. So I would say it does not depend on the center.. Infact at least 6 of us took exam within a period of one month at Chicago center and we all passed..
Hey Shikha, Can you PM me to neumannbv@gmaildotcom, I have my CS exam in 3 days and I want to talk to you.Thanks
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