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### Abrod studies

1. 1. HIGHER STUDIES TECH MGMT CAT GMATGRE GATE TANCET
2. 2. GRE
3. 3. GRE TestThe Graduate Record Examination is aStandardized test that measures verbal,mathematical and analytical skills. It isintended to help the graduate schools (ofall fields other than business) assess thepotential of applicants for advanced study
4. 4. The GRE Program  Conducted by educational testing service(ETS). ETS sets the questions, conducts the test, and sends each examinee the score report . There are 9 centres in India  Ahmedabad,  Allahabad,  Bangalore,  Calcutta,  Chennai,  Hyderabad,  Mumbai,  New Delhi, and  Trivandrum.
5. 5. When is the GRE Test held? All-round-the-year five-days-a-week Registering at least 15 days in advance is mandatory.
6. 6. Eligibility No restrictions based on age. The test scores are valid for 5 years, i.e., most universities accept scores up to five years old. But it is always better if your scores are recent (not older than 2 years).
7. 7. How to Apply? Visit Prometric Centres. Registering Online: www.gre.org.
8. 8. GRE General Test Overview Verbal Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning Analytical Writing
9. 9. Verbal Section Antonyms  Analogies  Sentence Completions  Reading Comprehension
10. 10. Quantitative Section Arithmetic Questions  Algebra Questions  Geometry Questions   No Construction of Proof Questions  Data Analysis Questions
11. 11. Analytical Writing Tasks  Present Your Views on an Issue (45 minutes, choice of 2 topics) Analyze an Argument (30 minutes) Each essay is scored on a 0-6 scale using holistic scoring
12. 12. GRE SCORE PATTERN VERBAL 800 QUANTITATIVE 800 ------------------------------ TOTAL 1600 ------------------------------- ANALYTICAL WRITING SCALE(0-6)
13. 13. GRE Exam Fee Test fees for GRE Test may vary according to the country In India, this fee is US \$140 (approx Rs. 7000), payable at the time of registration. You cannot pay in Indian Rupees. The payment can be made through a credit card which has global acceptance.
14. 14. THE GRE PREPTest Preparation Materials are available at the GRE Website:  http://gre.org  Download softwares, Test materials  Use Standard Study materials like Princeton, Kaplan, etc  Use Orkut & FaceBook Communities
15. 15. Semesters Top US universities offer two main semester intakes: Fall Semester (September/October): This is the main intake and almost all programs are offered at this times. More financial aid is also available for this semester and as funds are allocated for the entire year during this time. Spring Semester (January/February): This is the mid-year intake. There is limited financial assistance available for this semester as most universities allocate funds to projects in the Fall semester.
16. 16. Application Requirements Academic Records  Standardized Tests  Work Experience Details  Letters of Recommendation  Statement of Purpose (SOP)  Financial Support  Interviews (If applicable )
17. 17. Financial Aid & Scholarships University Funding/Scholarships Loans from U.S. Banks Aid from Other Sources Loans and Support from your Home Country
18. 18. Postgraduate Aid Tuition Waiver Scholarship / Fellowship Assistantship
19. 19. Who Should Apply? Good Academic scores Decent scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS) Increase opportunities for a teaching assistantship Specialize in a field or have a research interest to increase opportunities for research assistantships and grants Have outstanding letter(s) of recommendation and an impressive statement of purpose. Send a sample of professional writing, published or otherwise.
20. 20. GATE- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
21. 21. INTRO An all-India examination for PG in engineering Conducted in 8 zones across the country Conducted by the GATE committee that comprises IIS, Bangalore and 7 IITs Exam mode: Mostly off-line Eligibility: B.E/B.Tech
22. 22. 8 Zones Zone 1 – IIS, Bangalore Zone 2 – IIT, Bombay Zone 3 – IIT, Delhi Zone 4 – IIT, Guwahati Zone 5 – IIT, Kanpur Zone 6 – IIT, Kharagpur Zone 7 – IIT, Chennai Zone 8 – IIT, Roorkee
23. 23. Why GATE? M.E/ M.Tech Specialize and further your interest in a specific area that may lead to PhD Faculty in Educational institutions R&D in big firms
24. 24. EXAM PATTERN Single paper for 100 marks 3 hrs 60 objective questions Only one correct choice Negative marking
25. 25. Type of questions Recall Comprehension Application Analysis & Synthesis
26. 26. Mark distribution 20 * 1 1/3 30 * 2 2/3 6 * 2 Common data Q1, Q2 2/3 4 * 2 Linked answer Q1 <- Q2 2/3
27. 27. Syllabi Engineering Mathematics • Probability – Permutation & Combination – Algebra – Set theroy – Numerical Methods – Calculus CS & IT • Digital logic – Computer Architecture - Algorithm & Programming – Data Structures – Theory of computation – Compiler design – Operating Systems – DBMS – S/W Engg. – Computer Networks – Web Technology
28. 28. DATES Information brochure - Sep last week – Nov 1st week Application submission - Nov 1 st week Exam - 2nd Sunday of Feb Result – Middle of March
29. 29. TANCET• Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test• Self-financing professional, arts and science colleges• M.Tech/ M.E./ MBA/ MCA/ M.Arch/ M.Plan
30. 30. DATES• Application forms: Last week of March• Submission: Last week of April• Exam: Last week of May
31. 31. MBA• Eligibility – Any Bachelor’s degree• Exam Pattern – 2 hours – 100 objective type questions – 1mark each – 1/5 for each wrong answer
32. 32. Areas covered• Data Interpretation/ Data sufficiency• Comprehension• Mathematics (+2 and Graduation level)• English – Basic usage, grammar & punctuations
33. 33. M.Tech/ M.E./ M.Arch/ M.Plan• 2 hours duration• 3 parts – Engineering Mathematics • 30 objective type questions – Basic engineering and sciences • Minimum 30 questions to answer out of 45 • 1 mark each • -1/4 for incorrect answers – Specialization • Minimum 40 questions to answer out of 45 • 1 mark each • -1/4 for incorrect answers
34. 34. CAT- Common Admission Test
35. 35. Eligibility Any Bachelor’s degree Final year students can also apply (should submit the required mark sheets with in due date)
36. 36. DURATION & PATTERN 2 hrs and 30 mins (includes initial 15 min tutorial) No Breaks 60 Questions & 3 sections (DO NOT TAKE FOR GRANTED) – Quantitative aptitude – Verbal – Data Interpretation
37. 37. DATES Applications – August last week to September last week – 2010* Aug 30 to Sep 27 Exam dates – Oct last week – Nov last week – 2010* Oct 27 to Nov 24
38. 38. SELECTION PROCESS Sectional cut-off Percentile Group Discussion Interview
39. 39. GMAT
40. 40. GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Test For Graduate schools of business Standardized test that measures  Verbal,  Mathematical and  Analytical writing skills.
41. 41. GMAT Program Master of Business Administration (MBA) program requires GMAT Conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) who are based in the USA
42. 42. When and Where? All major Cities Visit www.GMAC.com for testing centers All-round-the-year five-days-a-week 4 hours test.
43. 43. How to register for the GMAT Visit www.GMAC.com The fee is currently \$200(USD) Try to register as early as of possible
44. 44. GMAT Format
45. 45. Test Scores Out of 800, 700+ is a decent score to get admit in top universities. Dedication is the key factor.
46. 46. General Tips! The first questions are weighted more heavily than the rest It’s not the number of questions you get correct that determines your score – it’s the level of difficulty Questions increase in difficulty as you answer questions correctly
47. 47.  Concentrate on getting a series of questions in a row correct Answer as many questions as possible If you are not sure, guess! Pace yourself, but be aware of your time Confirm your answers only when confident Be careful about exit and quit commands
48. 48. After Exam Either you can apply by your own or you can approach consultancies for short listing the universities. Use Orkut & Face book Communities.
49. 49. Study Strategies Buy a book! Treat it like a class  Commit to specified study time(s) Test yourself realistically  Do use downloadable GMAT software  Do take full length test to identify weak areas and get rough estimate of score  DO NOT allow yourself to exceed time limits  DO NOT use calculators
50. 50. ENGLISH PROFICIENCYTOEFL IELTS
51. 51. TOEFL
52. 52. ALL ABOUT TOEFL TEST• The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test designed to measure the ability to understand and to use English.• Conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) worldwide.
53. 53. WHY TOEFL?Additionally, institutions such as governmentagencies, licensing bodies, businesses, orscholarship programs may require this test.
54. 54. WHAT COMPRISES THE TOEFL EXAM?• 4 hour test• Consists of the following four sections, – Reading – Listening – Speaking – Writing
55. 55. • 3–5 passages, each approximately 700 words in length and questions about the passages. The passages are on academic topics
56. 56. • 6 passages -> Each 3–5 minutes in length and questions about the passages. These passages include 2 student conversations and 4 academic lectures or discussions.• A conversation involves 2 speakers• A lecture