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How to score 320 plus on the GRE | Preparation tips for GRE

Hi,  I gave the GRE on 18th August of 2016. Call it a paradoxical chimera but I was able to score above my target score; at the same time I knew what question had gone wrong as soon as I left the exam center. I used to read a lot of articles about how people prepared for the exam and they did actually help me a lot with my planning. So to give back something in return, sharing my experience below! First, my score: 326 Quant : 167 Verbal : 159 AWA : 4.5 Mock test score...

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How to score 100 plus on the TOEFL in just two weeks | Preparation tips for TOEFL

I recently gave the TOEFL and was pretty much shocked to see my scores. Here they are: Reading: 30/30 Listening: 30/30 Speaking: 24/30 Writing: 30/30 Total: 114/120 (^Dedicated to all the English teachers who criticized me until I was convinced I suck at English!) Without wasting much time, let's get to the point! First of all, let me make it clear that TOEFL is easy as well as difficult at the same time. The questions certainly won't make anyone sweat but there are...

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Financial support letter from bank for getting I-20 document

You are happy to get an admit from your dream university to pursue higher studies, but apart from writing GRE, applying to universities and getting admit there is one more thing that you need to do to fulfil your dream of pursuing higher studies in US and that is getting an i20 document. Recommended for GRE aspirants How to score 320 plus on the GRE | Preparation tips for GRE How to score 100 plus on the TOEFL in just two weeks | Preparation tips for TOEFL What is...

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Life cycle of an MS applicant waiting for decisions!

People might think that MS applicants would be busy with their work/research building their profiles after they are done applying to universities. However reality is the exact opposite of what you think. The months from December to June are that of extreme anxiety for most of the applicants as they eagerly wait for their decisions. This is the time period when the emotional spectrum ranges from extreme paranoia to gleeful happiness to morose sadness. Here is what you will find us...

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Documents Required for USA F1 Visa

Well we know why you're here. This is the perfect time to order that i20 and start gathering all the documents you will need for your F1 visa interview. But Before that if you are yet to give GRE, TOEFL and looking for preparation tips or Want to know about how to create financial letter? or Want to know about the life of an MS aspirant waiting for decisions than please read our earlier articles that are mentioned below :- How to score 320 plus on the GRE | Preparation tips for GRE...

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Steps to calculate CGPA from GPA

CGPA-  Four letters which baffle everyone. For four years and eight semesters, these four letters haunt us. But do we really understand the calculation behind it? Here’s a simple guide to decoding this enigma. How to calculate your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) First let’s define a few things. Grade point - our marks are converted to percentages and based on the percentage, we earn a grade. The whole number equivalent assigned to the grade is the grade point. Let’s see...

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Importance of extracurricular activities in college

( Image Source ) Ranganathan Madhavan, who has done successful films in seven languages, believe it or not, actually has a degree in electronics. During his years in college he participated in extra-curricular military training through which he got to train in the Royal armed forces of England which he considered joining but couldn’t due to age restrictions. With all the experience that came with being involved in NCC and the military training, he decided to help people with...

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Useful GRE tips to score 310+

​ I don’t mean to be cocky, but you’ll thank me for these tips. Taking the GRE is the first step towards the long journey of going abroad for masters. This journey is long, tedious, expensive, confusing and a lot more. To add to all that, GRE coaching classes will convince you to shell out another 30k to teach you English and Maths. Come on. I understand some people feel that they need help with this, and then let me tell you, that it’s not something you can’t do on your...

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Guide to the TOEFL from the one who scored 114

​ It is not as it seems. The crux of toefl is the patience and endurance of 4.5 hrs, the ability to sail through it covering sections of reading , listening ,speaking and writing.I gave my exam in april, 2017 and scored-114, Reading-29/30, Listening- 30/30, Speaking -27/30, Writing -28/30 I shall divide the article in 2 stages: 1. TOEFL preparation:  I shall write through the perspective of people who cannot read and practice each and everything. I used an approach of...

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Guide to gre in 35 days!

​ The graduate record examination is one of the most frequented examination for the graduate schools. I had given it this july(2016). I would like to share my experience of how I scored 320 (q-165,v-155) and awa -3.5 all within a span of 35 days of studies. Introducing to my background of having a bachelor’s in computer science from mumbai university, I had a strong hold on the quantitative section.The verbal section of gre though being tough due to its complexity, it was never my...

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Visa Experience: OFC Appointment to Visa Approval

My Experience: F-1 Visa Mumbai, India OFC Appointment Date : Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Slot Time - 17:00  Out Time - 17:10 I reached the VAC centre at 16:10 and joined the queue for the slot of 17:00. After waiting for about 20 minutes in the queue was let in at around 16:35. Only the appointment confirmation, DS-160 confirmation page, and passport are required. Following the security check, at the first desk, the DS-160 confirmation page is verified with...

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First step to MS in US

As Indians, all our lives, a single exam has been considered to be the make or break of our entire education. Over generations our mentality has been conditioned to thinking this way. However, this needs to change if you are looking to study abroad. The overall achievements of a student are looked at and given equal importance, and believe it or not, that includes your facebook account as well. Although GRE is a very important exam, it is equally important to build up your resume. Doing...

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