fbpx

Tag Archives: GRE

The GRE Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section comprises two essay tasks: the Issue essay and the Argument essay. Test takers are allotted 30 minutes for each essay. The Issue essay asks you to respond to a statement or a claim that relates to politics, education, technology, or culture. Essentially, you have to take stance on the given claim and defend your stance. The Argument essay asks you to find the flaw in the logic behind an author’s position. The position is provided in a paragraph or “the argument” and thus requires a thorough reading of the given argument. How are the essays scored? Each essay receives a score by a human grader and an e-rater score on a scale of 0 to 6. If these scores differ by less than 0.5, the human score stands. If they differ by more than 0.5, a second human scores the essay, and theREAD MORE
No matter how your name is printed on your certificates or mark sheets, how your name appears in your passport matters the most when you want to register for the GRE. Let’s consider the following: Your name is Priti Maneklal Shah. Your name is Priti. Your father’s name is Maneklal. Your last name or surname is Shah. But, in many Indian passports, people have their father’s name in their first/given name. So, if your passport says: Surname: Shah. Given Name: Priti Maneklal then, in your GRE account, you will enter Priti Maneklal as the first/given name and NOT First name – Priti Middle name – M Last name – Shah To summarise: The first/given and last name/surname you use when you register — and the spelling of that name — must EXACTLY match (excluding accents) the name printed on the identification (ID) documents [ONLY a valid passport to be carriedREAD MORE
Admission to the Master’s program in US universities depends on several criteria. Apart from focusing on academics, universities give importance to GRE scores. Doing well in your GRE increases the weightage of your application. The best definition of a good GRE score is that it should get you into your school of choice. Most colleges have a cut off GRE score, or a minimum score that you must meet for your application to be considered. Sometimes meeting this cut off score is enough for the school to feel confident about your quantitative, verbal and analytical skills, but it is recommended that you score higher than the cut-off score to improve your chances of being admitted. Some schools are more accommodating and flexible. They assess your overall profile if you fail to meet their GRE cut-off score. Hence, before you begin studying for the GRE, it’s a good idea to knowREAD MORE
You are working your fingers to the bone to get a perfect score and your mock test results are reflecting the dedicated efforts you are putting in. But this is not the only groundwork you need to do before taking standardized tests like GRE and TOEFL — it’s equally important to select the right test centre. While the GRE and TOEFL test are administered all year-round at various test centres across the country, it is crucial that you select your test centres prudently. To save you from the pain of physically visiting the centres across Mumbai, Collegepond has put in extensive effort in researching GRE and TOEFL centres for you by conducting surveys based on several parameters for each test centre- Goregaon, Andheri, Mulund, Nerul and Vile Parle. Staff cooperation, seating comfort, punctuality, ease of registration, absence of technical difficulties, proper stationery, quality of headphones and appropriate space with regards to seating arrangements are parametersREAD MORE
Top Entrance exams for overseas study
Top Entrance exams for overseas study | Education Abroad Overseas education is gaining a lot of prominence and it caters to students of varied academic backgrounds and interests. However, there are certain prerequisites that need to be met in order to gain admission into an overseas university. Top Entrance exams for overseas study Top entrance exams: Some of the most popular and important international entrance exams include the GRE, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS and PTE.  Students may be required to give a combination of one or more exams which may be unique to that country and its education system. Given below is a brief introduction to the various entrance exams and respective paper formats: GRE:  The Graduate Record Examination, a standardized test, is a prerequisite for gaining admission into a majority of graduate schools in the United States.  It was created as well as administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS)READ MORE
Introduction to GRE sections
Patterns and Introduction to GRE sections What is GRE? The Graduate Record Examination is a standardized test that is a prerequisite for gaining admission at majority of graduate schools in the United States.  It is created as well as administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). GRE aims to assess verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills of students. Students who wish to pursue a master's degree or want to study a specialized master's course; MBA, MEM, MS or a doctoral degree can give the GRE Test. Eligibility Criteria: There is no specific eligibility criterion for taking the GRE Test. Students can apply for the test irrespective of age and qualification. However, the candidate has to fulfil the admission criteria for individual institutes where he/she is applying. GRE Structure and Pattern: The computer-based GRE revised General Test consists of five sections. The first section is the analyticalREAD MORE
Introduction to GRE sections

HOW TO CRACK AWA SECTION OF GRE

|How to crack AWA section of GRE – This article provides useful tips to crack the AWA section of gre|
Though AWA is often viewed by students as the much-dreaded section of GRE, it is not rocket science. This section is specifically designed to measure one’s critical thinking abilities and analytical writing skills to effectively convey complex viewpoints in a consistent line of thought. This section is in no way a test of one’s knowledge and therefore does not need one to have detailed knowledge of the content in question. It does however require you to push your frontiers and put the best foot forward.

(more…)

Retaking GRE – A Baffling Predicament

You kept your nose to the grindstone for nearly three months, slogged hard for your GRE preparation but a disappointing 297 broke your heart. You are anxious that your low GRE score could become a recipe for disaster and may wear away all the chances of making it to halls of ivy. Evidently unhappy with your scores you have started toying with the idea of retaking GRE. (more…)

Day before GRE exam

Day before GRE exam

You have done your utmost to prepare yourself for the big day. The race has been long and you have come very close to the finishing line. You have poured all your energies in meticulously planning for your exam, studied exhaustively and done countless revisions.  The last thing that you want now is to ruin your exam performance by any careless slip-up. Now that you are fully equipped to take the much awaited GRE/SAT/GMAT exam, make sure to follow the right strategy.  (more…)