- Tips from Adheesh Gokhale (GRE Score: 338/340) – working student: Admitted to State University of New York, Stony Brook (fall 2013), Master’s in Computer Science
- Tips from Ashwin Ranna (GRE Score: 337/340): Admitted to Carnegie Mellon (fall 2013), PhD in Environmental Engineering
- Tips from Tanmay Gurjar (GRE Score: 335/340): Admitted to University of Texas, Austin (fall 2013), Master’s in Mechanical Engineering
- Tips from Debanjana Nayak (GRE Score: 330/340) – working student
- Tips from Rasika Joshi (GRE Score: 325/340): Admitted to Wisconsin Madison (fall 2012), MS-PhD (Electrical Engineering)
Read these blogs and never get confused about Data Sufficiency questions on the GMAT again:
- The Importance of DS Questions in GMAT
- A Few Great Tips on How to Solve GMAT DS Questions
- Tackle Options in GMAT DS Questions the Dilip Oak’s Academy Way
Wondering what Integrated Reasoning is and why it was introduced? Find out with these simple explanations.
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Problems with writing good essays in English affect almost everyone. Here are some important links on cutting out the mistakes that pull you down.
Given that a, b, c, d, e are positive integers and that ‘b’ is an odd integer, is the product (a+b)(a+c)(a+d)(a+e) an odd integer?
(1) a is an odd integer
(2) c is an even integer
by our Quantitative Reasoning Faculty
In last time’s blog we looked at why DS is so important in GMAT. In this one we’ll take a look at the 3 key things that you need to do in order to tackle this unfamiliar question type. There are:
1. Learn the Options
The first step in learning DS is to get absolutely familiar with the options. Fortunately, in DS, this is easy because the five options are always as follows:
(A) Statement (1) alone is sufficient but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked
Now, here’s a tip about the weird GRE question type called Quantitative Comparison or simply QC. As we know, in QC questions there are two columns, ‘A’ and ‘B’, containing some quantities. Our job is to evaluate the quantities and compare their magnitudes. In QC questions, the options are always as follows:
(A) Quantity under Column A is GREATER THAN quantity under Column B
(B) Quantity under Column A is LESS THAN quantity under Column B
(C) Quantity under Column A is EQUAL TO quantity under Column B
~ by our Maths Faculty
My opening GMAT blog post will focus on Data Sufficiency, an important and unique Quantitative Reasoning question type in GMAT. Later on we’ll take up some sample questions to illustrate how to tackle this strange and interesting question type but first we will look at a fundamental point: why is DS important? Well, look at Figure 1 below
What this pie chart tells us is that, out of 37 questions in the GMAT Quantitative Reasoning section, you can expect around 22 to 23 will be of the Problem Solving (PS) type and 14 to 15 of the Data Sufficiency (DS) type.
~ By our Quantitative Reasoning Faculty
April is almost over and the countdown to the exam has already begun. You want a good overall score and if you’re an engineer, you are most probably thinking that getting 165 on Quant shouldn’t be too much of a problem (the typical engineer approaches maths questions with a raw “Just bring ‘em on” kind of arrogance and usually gets most questions right). But here’s the problem: sometimes even those with a strong background in maths may not cross the 160 mark – and when that happens, dreams of a score in the 325+ range come crashing down. To prevent that unhappy outcome, here are some basic insights about the way the math works on GRE.
If you are applying for fall 2014 the clock has begun to tick. So, don’t delay. Review this Application Timeline for Fall 2014 immediately and get to work. Here it is:
June-August 2013 – Review you goals for MS education and choose some specific areas in which you would like to specialize.
A college loan covers cost of tuition, living costs and insurance, flight costs, and other incidentals. Given the wide variety of choices available today, by putting in some effort, it is possible to find the best deal for your needs. Taking an education loan is also a smart move as you don’t need to break your savings and you get hefty tax benefits.
Most American Universities regard a score of 80 (out of 120) in TOEFL, as an acceptable minimum score for admission. However, students applying to high-ranking colleges generally need a minimum score of 100 on TOEFL or, a score of band 7 (out of 9) on the IELTS. What happens if you get a lower score than you require? Does that mean that admission is not possible?
What if I have Less than the Minimum Score Required?
For students, a low score does not necessarily mean an application reject. University admissions committees assess English proficiency based on other application criteria, apart from test scores. In case your score is less than the minimum required you may need to take an English Language course in the University, followed by a test. This course will have to be taken along with the regular curriculum and you will be required to pay an additional fee for it. The best thing to do is to retake the TOEFL and improve your score before joining the University. That way you can get an exemption from the remedial English course.