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Check points before you join a college

College degree comes for a price. Its tough to get a seat and pretty tougher to get a suitable seat. After going through all examination and interview process if you do not get a suitable environment environment all efforts may go waste. Before you join a college check following
1. Faculty members: You cannot go and ask directly for obvious reasons. Use a two way sword to know how much potential your would be teacher has. Meet seniors, try to mingle up. Best way is to ask a problem; stuck general conversation. For example where is library or where is that abc department. If you fail once no worry again a completely new fellow. Best students who may guide about college and faculty are college seniors.
2. Hostel: If you are supposed to live in college hostel, before you take check it out. Do not book your seat blindly. Tell the booking clerk that you want to see. Or go around hostels and stuck a conversation. If you feel good then take it. Check how many people they should accommodate in one room and what are the facilities offered.
3. Library: Prefer for a college that offer you at least two libraries one departmental and other central. Library is the best place to study and propel in academics. Here again seniors may help you. Check if they have enough of latest books and periodicals.
4. Mess: Normally mess facilities do not offer very good food. Ask your seniors what they get. And if food is not good what are alternates. Check if there is clean drinking water in the campus.
5. Sports: Look what sporting facilities are offered. You are going to live over there for 4/5 years.
7. Events: Prefer to join a colleges that organize extracurricular activities and events etc. These are important for overall personality development.
8. Medical Facility: What if you or one of your room mate got sick? What they offer? If a doctor is not available inside campus what are alternates?
9. Shop: Though this is not very important you can go out and buy daily needs for entire week. But if daily need shops are inside campus you will save lot of time and hassle.
10. Commute: Walking down from one department to other take lots of energy. Check if inside campus transport is available. Or buy a cycle.
11. Who are noted alumni of college? What they doing?
12. Is placement / internship available? How many companies visited last year. What was placement success rate?
13. Where can I go for internship? Are there many companies available in the area?
14. A coed college is better than male or female only. After college you will be part of work force.

Add your suggestions here

Re-Take Class 12th Board

Q. I did poorly in class 12th Board Examination. Should I take one more year and retake the exam to improve my grade? With such low marks I cannot get admission to any good college. Help.

Ans. First congratulations that you cleared the class 12th board exam, perhaps soon you are going to be eligible to get a driving license.
I understand your disappointment, you are felling bad now in the company of friends. And you are facing unhappy parents too.
You are most talked topic in relatives house.
So here your popularity graph is rising but for how long, only for few days, then it will return to a normal cycle.
The pain point is admission to a good college, right? But incidentally I know only about better colleges and better colleges recruit better students.
Because better students are better learners.
And want to do better by burning out one more year for some more marks.
Here before, you decide to study same curriculum again for next year, I would say
Look after your marks of past years.
Did you fared better in previous 3 or 5 examinations?
Did you know the reasons for low grades in the current exam?
What will be your strategy to improve grades in next year? If you don't like binomial or paper was tough this year, there is no guarantee for next year that paper will come easy.
If your grades were truly high in past 3 to 5 years, then yes you can take a break and prepare better for next year.
But if your grades were similar, give a leverage of +/- 5% then do not repeat for the same class indeed chose for a college programme where you can get admission. Look for skill based courses and there are plenty.
A good college does not define your career success. It's you.
And you are awesome.
If you are Indian child I will suggest you to go and kiss your mom. Next you will know the results :-)
Look ahead plan your career and when you have a question ask me through this forum.
Tell your worries to your parents, teachers, seniors, siblings and friends. If that is not enough go and meet a professional counselor.
Good Luck.

Why physical exercise is essential for good grades

Good grades comes from burning mid night oil. But if you are not exercising your body muscles you are not studying it well. Reason, brain is part of body, if you are eating 2 almonds a day to boost your memory but not exercising your body muscles perhaps the nutrition won't work well. Burning energy is essential to create new energy.
I am not a medico or health professional but without hesitation I can say exercising works like cleansing. When you exercise, you sweat, in order body toxins washed out and create room for fresh new energy.
Exercise makes you thirsty and hungry, your body absorbs nutrition well, you drink more water and you sleep much better.
When your body is healthy, your brain will be healthy. And healthy brain question more?
To achieve good grades you need to ask more questions? Those questions shall come from brain, and when you ask a question, you seek answer of it and then ask bigger questions.
Physical exercise is not a magic bullet, but from experiences I know when I am physically active I perform better than the lazy days.
Create those healthy neurons, exercise daily, hit the Gym. 

QnA: Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018

CAT is aptitude test held for graduate students interested to take management programme for post graduate studies. Anyone with any study stream at graduate level can write CAT. However, selection criteria are truly different. You CAT Score is a determinant of what you have studied till graduate level and whether you will be able to post graduate management programme successfully. Following are given most common Questions and Answers asked about CAT.

Graduate Schools where GRE not required

A fan asked, I want to study graduated course in a US school? Is it necessary to GRE or how can go for one such course without GRE Score?'

Wonderful question and perhaps this is the problem of many leaving undergraduate college and willing to pursue graduate coursework. GRE Score is a mandatory requirement for Graduate Admission across United States and Canada. Also the GRE Score is accepted worldwide for graduate school admission including MBA and Law. Taking GRE is right decision but if you do not GRE Score then too you can apply for many schools across worlds as well as in United States and Canada. I dig deeper, internet database and found few institutes in US where Schools do not ask for GRE Score. Here is the list of


Electrical Engineering and computer science.

Washington State UniversityDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of DaytonEngineering

Stevens Institute of TechnologyEngineering

George Mason UniversityApplied Information Technology (MS)
Civil & Infrastructure Engineering (MS)
Computer Forensics (MS)

University of WashingtonCivil Engineering (MS)

University of MarylandEngineering: Professional Master of Engineering (ENPM)

Iowa State UniversityChemical and Biological Engineering (ME)
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (ME)
Systems Engineering (ME)

University of MinnesotaCivil Engineering (MS)

Brown UniversityBiomedical Engineering

South Dakota State UniversityMechanical Engineering (MS)
Computer Science (MS)

North Carolina State UniversityLandscape Architecture

Tufts University

Engineering Management

Brandeis University
Computer Science (MA/MS)

Portland State UniversityMechanical and Materials Engineering

New Mexico State University
Economics, Applied Statistics and International Business

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Geographic Information Systems (MS)
Applied Sociology

University of Arizona
Economic Geology

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

University of Pittsburgh
Material Science & Engg.

University of MichiganInterPro-Integrated Microsystems 

How to prepare for GRE

GRE is a test for everyone and anyone. The test is taken by college graduates to pursue graduate courses and apply for scholarships/fellowships. Like any other exam, GRE also require preparation. In practice GRE measures what you have learnt in college and whether you would be able to complete coursework offered from graduate schools. To help you in preparation the test administrators offers study resources. Here are links

Prepare with official test prep — including
The Official Guide to the GRE General Test, Third Edition and
ScoreItNow! Online Writing Practice
The study material is designed to help you do your best!

How to register for GRE General

The Educational Testing Services (ETS) is administering authority for GRE and GRE Subject Test.
Create your profile on ETS website and then register for GRE. Create a test taker account

How can I use GRE Score Select Option

GRE Scores are reported after 10-15 days of test administration. On test date, you can chose to show Recent GRE Score to recruiters Or all. Later test date, you can chose to show recent / all or any GRE Score to recruiters. The scores will be sent to selected institutions. If you want to send GRE Score to more institutions a fee is chargeable.

GRE Scores are valid for a period of 5 years. Candidates can write GRE General 5 times in a year but there must be a gap of 21 days between two GRE tests.


How GRE General Test Scored

The GRE General Test evaluate and prepare score report on following patterns
  • Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments
  • Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments
  • Analytical Writing score reported on a 0–6 score scale, in half-point incrementsAny section in which you answer no questions at all will be reported as a No Score (NS)

How GRE search service helps

The Graduate and Business Schools as well as fellowship sponsors those accepts GRE Score search for candidates those meet the eligibility criteria. When you register for GRE, there is option to register for GRE search service. Moreover, you are free to register or not or register at a later date anytime.
When you register for GRE search service, recruiters are able to see your profile, undergraduate grade point averages (UGPA) and educational objective. However, information on individual GRE test score is not provided under this service. If you match the profile recruiters contact you. If you want to deregister from GRE search service, you can do so any time by contacting GRE services.


GRE or GMAT for business school admission

GRE is widely accepted now for Business School Admissions. Often candidates have doubt if a GMAT Score will offer them better chance than GRE?
In practice the business schools accepting score of both the tests does not discriminate between two tests. The schools Comparison Tool to equate GRE General Test Score with GMAT.
Here is how business schools compare GRE General Score with GMAT?

How much GRE General Test Cost

Are you planning to appear for GRE General Test? Are you thinking how much test and preparation will cost you? Then here is the information for you.

Standard Test Administration (GRE General Test)
Australia: $230
China: $220.70
Nigeria: $220
All other areas of the world: $205

GRE Subject Test

What measures GRE Subject Test and how

The GRE Subject Test measures your knowledge and preparedness in a particular area of study. Graduate schools use subject test score to separate you out from the pool of applicants and to award scholarship and fellowship in a particular study discipline.
The GRE Subject Test is available in following study areas
1. Biology
2. Chemistry
3. Literature in English
4. Mathematics
5. Physics
6. Psychology
The GRE Subject Test is administered 3 times a year as Paper Based Test / PBT
April, September, October

GRE General Test

What measures GRE General Test and how?

The GRE General Test measures what you have learnt in college and during previous years of studies. And you would be able to complete graduate school course work.
The GRE General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school.
The GRE General test is available as Computer Based Test / CBT and Paper Based Test / PBT
The test has 3 sections:
Verbal Reasoning — Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability using basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.
Let's understand the 3 sections of GRE General Test in detail.
Verbal Reasoning
The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to:
analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author's intent
select important points; distinguish major from minor or relevant points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text
understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts
Get a quick view of the Verbal Reasoning question types.
Quantitative Reasoning
The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to:
understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information
solve problems using mathematical models
apply basic skills and elementary concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
The Quantitative Reasoning section includes an on-screen calculator. If you are taking the paper-delivered test, a calculator will be provided at the test center.
Analytical Writing
The Analytical Writing section measures your ability to:
articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
examine claims and accompanying evidence
sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
control the elements of standard written English
The Analytical Writing section requires you to provide focused responses based on the tasks presented, so you can accurately demonstrate your skill in directly responding to a task.

10 Tips- How to manage your exam day

How to manage exam day like Pro and score more

This is exam time in sub continent, CBSE class 10th and Class 12 exams are already administering, besides all state boards CICSE, ICSE and Entrance Exams are also in the running, and least but not lost those appearing in 10th and 12th boards have also to undergo for entrance exam testing, high time for 14 – 16 year old fellows to follow mum’s advice so as to carry good grades. I too have given certain exams and still I appear in some of them so from personal experiences I am jotting down here 10 Key tips HOPE HELPFUL FOR YOU EXAM GOERS.

1. Do not study. Cheers, who wanna study after all you can’t eat the books. RELAX so your nervous system may remember properly what you have learnt during classroom teaching, tuition classes and self-study.

2. Catch enough sleep. Use your bed 8 – 10 hours in a day for sleeping; of course you can sleep with books behind pillow. No Problem.

3. Do not put yourself much in front of Computer playing games when you play a game you concentrate much on screen this may cause headache which is always bad.

4. Do some light exercise like have 15-minutes walk everyday NOT IN the SUN. You can walk inside your room, windows open or terrace or nearby park if there exist enough trees to protect you from SUN.

5. Consume good quality foods, which feel good in stomach and freshen you.

6. Do not take too much coffee, soft drinks or sugary food. Having 1 / 2 cup coffee or a soft drink is either not bad. Do not overdo.

7. Drink enough water when feel stressed, take deep breaths, or go in a cool air or simply shut your eyes and relax for a couple of minutes. Listen some light music. In case you feel unwell, see your doctor do not take chance.

8. Forget the exam you already have appeared yesterday. Already you have written it. Do not think at all; remember you have to write other exam tomorrow.

9. Keep revising important facts, formulae, and definitions of your class notes / formulae book etc for your next exam.

10. Stay cool, calm and alert, simply reach your exam center best 30 minutes before time, follow the instructor and write your exam in simplest of the manner, you are at the verge of deliver your best.

These are summer days in most of the part of sub continent keep a water bottle during exam with you so you sip water occasionally to keep yourself fresh throughout the exam. Must have a light good meal 1 –2 hour before your exam begin so you stay full of calories throughout the exam for next couple of hours.

Wishing Best of Luck to All Fellow Exam Goers

Career in Financial Engineering

Which are the institutes offering courses in Financial Engineering

Financial Engineering also referred as financial mathematics, mathematical finance, / computational finance makes hot career choice. At present there is no course available in sub continent but in neighborhood Singapore and Hong Kong you can find one such course. Students who are planning to study abroad can consider studying financial engineering. Courses are available at different levels, viz, undergraduate, postgraduate and research etc. Career Opportunities are immense not only in financial sector but also in all work fields. As the world is growing, technology is multiplying and companies both big and SMEs are opening each day, in coming years Financial Engineers would be on high demand in developing world countries too. Below is provided name of University / University College offering course in financial engineering. To know in detail about a course please click below over the course type of your interest.

Distance Education Universities in India

Getting higher education, becoming rich, and get noticed is the childhood dream of many. However, as a child grow, he comes under the burden of survival, getting livelihood, and living a comfortable life, he / she also have to carry the responsibilities of family and society, and ultimately the dream of receiving higher education vanishes. And for such people who engaged in work and can not attend regular day classes at college or university, distance education is the answer.