Everything You Should Know About the GRE Exam

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November 2016

GRE or Graduate Record Examination is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates who are keen on admissions to graduate programs primarily in the areas of Engineering and Sciences at education institutions in USA. The GRE is designed to help graduate schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in technical fields. Some of these skills include the ability to read complex informational texts and understand high level vocabulary in the Verbal Section, the ability to respond to an issue in written form in the Analytical Writing Section, and be able to apply general mathematical concepts to a variety of problem types in the Quantitative Section. GRE scores are used by more than 3,000 graduate programs throughout the world and are valid for a period of 5 years. Test takers can register for the exam via telephone or online.

The GRE test is a section adaptive test within the same section, the test progresses. Depending on the candidate’s responses to a particular section, the test gets harder or easier. For instance, if a candidate finds the first section on Verbal reasoning hard, the next section will be easier.

TEST STRUCTURE

Analytical Writing

  • Analyse an issue consists of 1 essay and time allotted for this task is 30 minutes
  • Analyse an argument consists of 1 essay with 30 minutes for this task

Verbal Reasoning (Two sections)

  • Consists of 20 questions per section with 30 minutes each section

Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections)

  • Consists of 20 questions per section with 35 minutes each section

Unscored (Experimental)

  • Number of questions and time allotted varies for this section

Research

  • Number of questions and time allotted varies for this section

A BRIEF ON EACH SECTION

Analytical Writing

The Analytical Writing Assessment section of the test measures your ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas through writing. It will measure you on your ability to be clear in your writing and also evaluate a complex argument. The writing section is graded on a scale of 0–6, in 0.5 increments. The essays are written on a computer using a word processing program specifically designed by ETS. The program allows only basic computer functions and does not contain a spell checker or other advanced features.

Verbal Sections

The computer-based verbal sections assess Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary usage. The verbal test is scored on a scale of 130-170, in 1-point increments. The Verbal Reasoning section of the test draws heavily upon vocabulary and your facility to derive a word’s meaning based upon its context. It also measures your ability to understand and evaluate what you read and recognize basic conventions of standard written English.

The section contains the following types of questions:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Text Completion
  • Sentence Equivalence

Quantitative Sections

The Quantitative sections assess basic high school level mathematical knowledge and reasoning skills. The quantitative test is also scored on a scale of 130–170, in 1-point increments. The Quantitative section of the GRE exam measures your ability to reason Mathematically, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data.

This section contains the following types of questions:

  • Problem Solving
  • Quantitative Comparison
  • Numeric Entry

Experimental Section

The experimental section, on the GRE can either be a Verbal or Quantitative section. The experimental section does not count towards the test-taker’s score; it is unidentified and appears identical to the scored sections. Test takers have no sure way of knowing which section is experimental; it is typically advised to do your best on every section

Salient Features of GRE training at Edwise

  • 100 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
  • Mathematics for MBA by RS Agarwal, GRE Official Guide and GRE Barron’s issued as courseware
  • Qualified, experienced and trained faculties
  • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making sessions personalized
  • Barron’s online account issued
  • Teaching pedagogy involves a strong focus on building fundamentals in Math, guiding students with approach towards different question types, helping students build reasoning skills and giving sufficient practice
  • 20 full-length mock tests
  • Well stocked library
  • Facility of home issuance of book
  • Availability of weekdays (Tuesday- Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) under regular mode
  • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest
  • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

Student Testimonials

I had attended the GRE and IELTS classes at Edwise. The classes were helpful in focusing my concentration on the exam. The teachers of both quants and verbal gave minute points on how to go about solving different types of questions. Studying new words in verbal helped in increasing my vocabulary and the different shortcuts in Maths reduced the working time on the problem. Another important thing that I learnt is the management of time and completing the exam within the given time. The Barron’s online test and the mock tests helped in this. Overall, I felt the classes were very active and helpful
K Rajiv- GRE Coaching

Teachers are very helpful, always there to guide you. There are plenty of practice books that can be very useful for the students. Tests happen every week, which aids the student to know if he/his is making enough progress.
Aditi – GRE Coaching

I was planning on preparing for GRE myself but then I found about Edwise and it was undoubtedly a very great decision. The study material is great and the course offers a lot of books to study from. Edwise was also very flexible with timing which really helps a student prepare. Moreover the study environment is great and everyone is very friendly. Edwise has a huge role to play in me getting a good score.
SheetanshuTyagi – GRE coaching

Educational Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

For complete information on GRE Exam, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.

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Tips On PTE: Strategies

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November 2016

PTE Academic is a computer-based test that evaluates the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English that need to demonstrate their academic English capability – often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application. The test is accepted in 3000 courses worldwide UK, USA, Australia etc.

Speaking is one of the first sections on the PTE and assesses your oral fluency and pronunciation. This section lasts for a total time of 30-35 minutes. Some tips one can follow on the PTE are

  • Preparation time is very important, ensure that you use this time wisely
  • Speak at a constant pace and be as natural as possible. Do not try to imitate the accents you hear
  • Avoid long pauses, use fillers if you have to, so as to keep the microphone from turning off
  • Keep a check on the time you have left

Writing consists of two summaries and one essay. This session will judge you on grammar and the way you organise sentences and paragraphs in a logical way. Your response for Summarize written text should consist of a single continuous sentence ranging from 5-75 words; while your essay should be within the word count of 200-300 words. This section lasts for 50-60 minutes

  • Start practising for your writing section by typing out your summaries and essay
  • Allow yourself time to revise your work once you are done, correct any errors you have made
  • Do not exceed your word count for the summaries, keep a check on the word count at the bottom of your screen
  • Follow basic grammar rules

Reading section will gauge you on your understanding of the main ideas of a passage and on how well you can link ideas, sentences and paragraphs. This part of the section lasts for approximately 32-41 minutes

  • Be on the look out for key words in the question or passage
  • If you are unfamiliar with a particular word in the passage, read the sentence as a whole, this way you can guess the meaning of the word when placed in the context of the sentence
  • For comprehension based questions, start by eliminating the options that don’t apply to the question
  • For re-order paragraphs, be on the look out for words that will link your sentences together
  • For fill in the blanks, always start with the blanks that you are sure of

PTE Coaching in Mumbai, India

Listening section determines the listening skills of the test taker, some of the tasks on this section evaluate the skills of both Listening and Writing. This section lasts for 45-57 minutes

  • The audio will be played just once, so be attentive
  • While listening, concentrate on the main points
  • Take down notes for summarize spoken text
  • For highlight correct summary, note down key words, this will be helpful when selecting your answer choice

Salient Features

  • 30 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
  • PTE Practice Test Plus from Pearson vue issued as courseware
  • Faculty trained by Pearson
  • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making sessions personalized
  • Teaching pedagogy involves strong focus on enhancing the performance in the areas of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
  • Guiding with approach towards different question types and providing sufficient practice in all the areas of the test
  • 3 full length mock tests
  • Well stocked library
  • Facility of home issuance of book
  • Availability of weekdays (Tuesday- Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) under regular mode
  • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest
  • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

What Edwise Students Says…

“I am writing this testimonial to Edwise International and especially to my tutor for PTE. I was tensed before giving my PTE exam because I got my passport late and I had to clear the exam in a single attempt. I explained the situation to her. She helped me a lot. Those two sessions were really very very crucial for me as I scored 77/90 in PTE with 90/90 in speaking. This score has also helped me in getting a part time job in Australia as well. My tutor was very calm, understanding, I am really thankful to Edwise and for the overall experience with a Coaching Dept.”
Siddhesh Lad – PTE Coaching

“I achieved this score with the hard work and dedication of the expert Edwise faculties. I was guided in the right direction and was informed of many tips and tricks of the sections, this helped me during my test. The mantra here is to just practise a lot and give enough time to your preparation. I thank Edwise Consultants and the team for being of great help along the way.”
Padmnathan Iyer- PTE Coaching

“The Edwise mock test for the PTE was amazing and really helped me understand the format of the test and the coaching helped me to thoroughly prepare for the test.”
Saher – PTE Coaching

Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

For complete information on Studying Overseas, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.

Studying in USA is a Choice You’ll Never Regret

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October 2016

What would it mean to have an American university listed on your resume? Why would potential employers pause and take notice of your education credentials from the United States?

It would mean that you have advanced English language skills and valuable inter-cultural experience. It would show that you studied within one of the best higher education systems in the world, with access to advanced technology and research. They would know that you received in-depth instruction, learned to problem-solve and have knowledge of modern practices within your field.

It would mean that you have more opportunities

Studying in the United States and abroad doesn’t just give you tangible degrees and certificates. Your experience says something about who you are. Living and studying in another country—especially where your language isn’t spoken is challenging, requires courage and a positive attitude. Sometimes these characteristics are more influential than your degree.

Life here, both as an international student and visitor, will probably be different from what you expect. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that the images from films and television programs are not always true. Americans come in a variety of sizes, colours, and shapes. In general, they are very friendly and will be interested in learning about you and your country. For any international student, the USA has a lot to offer: one of the most prestigious, top ranked higher education systems in the world, eclectic cities, beautiful natural parks, culture, history and a very multicultural population.

Diversity and Variety

The United States offers variety.

The United States offers variety. There is a wide range of schools, countless areas of study and speciality degrees. If you are interested in studying business, you are not relegated to just general study, but can choose from many concentrations: engineering, healthcare, medicine, law, sciences, business administration, or finance. (There are many more!) This type of speciality study is available at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level, too.

One option you may not be aware of is studying at a community college, which is a two-year school in which you can begin your university study. You can complete the first two years of your bachelor’s degree at a community college and then transfer your credits to a four-year university. This is extremely common in the USA. Community colleges offer lower tuition costs, smaller class sizes and more personal attention. Many community colleges also offer intensive English language programs.

Or, you can begin your studies at a four-year university or college. The variation and number of choices reflects the diversity and enormity of the US. You can study at a large public university or college.If you prefer a more intimate campus and a smaller community, you may choose a small private university.

The land and people of the USA are also incredibly varied. Wherever you choose to study, you will encounter a regional culture rich in history and local traditions. For instance, the West Coast region has many beaches, outdoor activities, the people have a relaxed attitude and you will probably find many local international communities. The Midwest has many large research universities and the people are known for their hospitality and kindness. The USA is a multiracial society that is still absorbing new immi-grants, which makes it a very dynamic and exciting place to experience. While students must exercise caution in a few locations, streets and university campuses are generally clean and safe.

Study in USA

A Unique Higher Education System

USA universities and colleges may differ from those in your home country in several ways. For one thing, small class sizes are very common. There may be as few as 10 to 20 students in a class, giving you the personal attention you need in order to succeed. While in class, students are encouraged and expected to contribute to the discussion. Professors meet with students in their offices or even share coffee or meals with them. The close relationship between students and faculty serves to motivate students and fosters a personal approach to the curriculum. Studying in USA gives you the opportunity to gain a mentor in your given career field, an invaluable resource.

You may be surprised at your professors’ willingness to challenge authority. Academic freedom is one of the hallmarks of a U.S. university. You will notice different perspectives on instruction. Here, students are trained to observe and analyse a problem, then solve it. You will be expected to listen to your classmates and challenge their points of view. The goal is pragmatic: this will help you gain confidence and the ability to organize and present an argument.

Most American university students live on or near the school campus. You will have many opportunities to join planned and informal activities with other students, such as hiking, skiing, museum tours, excursions to new cities, and visits to local tourist attractions. Imagine visiting New York City and taking a ferry to the Statue of Liberty! Many schools have international student organizations and clubs that also plan activities. This interaction with other students will enhance your English language skills. Your fellow students will also teach you about American culture and about the diverse cultures represented on any U.S. university or college campus.

The Leading Edge

The United States is the leader in many areas of technology y and research. While studying here, you will be exposed to advanced technology y and research. You may be fortunate enough to meet, and even study, with the leading scholars in your chosen field. Why not study with the best?

Living and learning in the USA will exhilarate you. It will change the landscape of your life permanently. We guarantee that you will return home changed—more confident, more open and knowledgeable, making you a citizen of the world with a much broader perspective!

What Edwise Students Studying in USA says…

“Chase your dreams, but park your worries at Edwise. Yes, it is right place to realise your dreams and they prove that nothing is impossible. Thanks Edwise”
Avee Kothari, Rutgers

“It was fabulous experience, right from the counseling for university courses till the arrival and basic setting down at the university. Edwise served me everything on a golden plate and made life much easier”
Smita Ramteke, Carnegie Mellon University

“Edwise made MY DREAMS come to life. My counselor guided me for best possible university and the work and dedication put in by my counselor was breath taking. I achieved my goals without breaking sweat. Thank you Edwise for making it happen”
Shrunal Tembhurne, New York Film Academy

Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application.

We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education in USA with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

For complete information on USA Education, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.

Confused in Career? Get the Best Career Advice

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October 2016

Career Counseling is a process that will help you to know and understand yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational and life decisions.

Selecting the right career is very important as career spans one’s adult life and defines an individual, the kind of lifestyle one has, the people one interacts with. In short one’s career has an impact on the quality of one’s life. Applying for higher education abroad is a critical decision, both financially and emotionally. Therefore, it is mandatory to invest adequate time and effort in order to make the right career decision.

If you are confused about your career we, at Edwise, guide you through the maze of questions to find solutions best suited to your profile and parameters ensuring you choose the best Career Path.

Edwise has professional and experienced counselors, that provide help to identify the professional goals, enable the student to make a wiser academic decision, and give personal guidance to help choose courses that perfectly fit your career or personal goals. We also host direct interviews from university representatives & give comprehensive & unbiased information on various study options. Over 90% of our students are references from our past-students.

The goal of Edwise through career counseling is to not only help you make the decisions you need to make now, but also to give you the knowledge and skills you need in order to make future career and life decisions.

Most importantly we do not make any false promises, ‘what we promise, we deliver’

To assist students to select a career scientifically, Edwise has created the Academic Pathway Planning Program.

Academic Pathway Planning

The world is filled with various career choices ranging from medicine to mass communication, engineering to event management, marine biology to information technology. To select the right career from the various options available today, has become a daunting and challenging process. A large number of students continue to choose a career based merely on the fact that thier friends are doing the same thing or because their parents told them to do so. This, however, may not be the best way to go about it. We at Edwise understand the dilemma of the students while choosing the pathways for higher education. To cater to such needs Edwise conducts a vocational guidance program called Academic Pathway Planning.

Academic Pathway Planning involves assessment in 3 areas:

Aptitude: We assess different abilities which helps identify fields one will excell in
Interest: Helps us identify the kind of activities and work one would like to do
Personality: It involves multidimensional personality assessment that helps understand who one truely is, one’s character traits, qualities and shortcomings.

WE USE THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENT TOOLS

Understanding these internal factors is very important and helps at the following stages:

  • Subject selection
  • Curriculum selection
  • Stream selection
  • Bachelors degree selection
  • Masters degree selection
  • Career change/shift

Methodology

  • Identify the needs of students so that the appropriate test may be administered from the battery of test available with us.
  • Paper-pencil psychometric test for students under 18 years of age.
  • Online psychometric test is for students in degree college or professionals thinking of career shift.

Report
A comprehensive 9-10 page report provides:

  • An explanation of the report and how to use it.
  • Graphic scores of the aptitude, interest and personality tests.
  • An overview narrative report and summary of the results.
  • Self-improvement plan for personal development and growth.
  • A consultation with a certified psychologist with a prior appointment.
  • The results are not a benchmark but an indicator which gives you a platform to work on.
  • Reports are given by qualified psychologists.

Career Counseling

What Edwise Students Says…

“Prior to the APP test, the only interest I had was Aviation. After undergoing the APP test, I realized, I was not fit for Aviation. The tests showed me that my aptitude, interest and personality was leaning more towards Business Management. I liked the option and in consultation with Edwise, I am pursuing Bachelors in Business Management from LIBT, UK.”
Shweta Hanspal

“After my graduation, hundreds of emerging career options and different criteria’s for admission by different institutions came as a nightmare to me. But after the APP test from Edwise I got a clear view about my career goals. The test helped me decide to go for a designing course which best suited my personality. So after consultation with a counselor from Edwise I am applying for Post Graduation in Designing from UTS Insearch, Australia.”
Yazhad Gheesta

“After passing my 10th Grade, I found it extremely difficult deciding my future aspirations. The Academic Pathway Planning Program test proved to be an excellent ‘guide’ in leading me to the right direction. Using the information the test provided, I was able to choose subjects in the International Bacculaureate program. I would recommend the APP test for all those who are uncertain about their future interests.”
Yash Somani

“I was in my last year of graduation and was confused between choosing MS in Computers or an MBA for my higher studies. Then I underwent the Academic Pathway Planning Program test and my test results showed me that my aptitude and interest is more inclined towards MBA. So now I am applying for MBA in Northeastern University, USA. APP test really cleared all my confusion and showed me the right path. “
Sonam Jain

Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education abroad with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

For complete information on Career Counseling,, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.

Things You Should Know Before You Give TOEFL Test

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October 2016

TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized English proficiency test that assesses English Language skills in the areas of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. Candidates who wish to pursue further studies at an undergraduate or graduate level are required to take TOEFL to demonstrate their English proficiency. One can register for the TOEFL via telephone, online, post or fax. These scores are valid for 2 years.

What is the difference between the TOEFL IBT and Toefl PBT tests?

The TOEFL IBT is an internet based test, that measures Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing abilities; while the TOEFL PBT is a paper based test and measures Reading, Listening, Grammar and Writing skills. The TOEFL PBT is offered in locations where internet testing is not available.

Who accepts TOEFL scores?

More than 9,000 colleges and universities and agencies across 130 countries accepts the TOEFL

How is the TOEFL scored?

The total TOEFL is scored out of 120 and provides scoring in each of the four sections- Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking

Does the entire test happen on one day?

Yes, the entire test is on one day itself. The total duration of the test is 4 hours

Will I have breaks during the tests?

There is a 10 minute break after the Reading and Listening section. Test takers will be allowed to use the rest room at any given time during the exam, however the test will still be in process even if you aren’t at your seat.

How often is the test given?

The TOEFL iBT test is on fixed dates, and is offered more than 30-40 times a year.

Is there anything I need to know before registering for the exam?

Before registering for the test, you will need to decide your test centre location and when you would like to give the test

What happens if I enter my name incorrect?

Once you enter the required fields, changes cannot be made. If an error is made and you need to change it, you will need to contact ETS

When do late fees apply?

Registration closes 7 days prior to the test date. A late fee is charged for registrations after this deadline

Can I get a refund on my test fees?

Yes. If you cancel your registration no later than 4 days before your test date, you can receive a refund of half your original test fee. However, those taking the test in Korea, will need to check the specifics on the refund policy.

Will I be given headphones during the speaking section?

Yes, candidates will be provided with noise cancellation headphones, that comes with a microphone for the speaking section

What do I need to bring on test day?

You will need to carry along a valid ID proof which clearly shows your name, photograph and signature. Ensure that the ID you carry along matches the name you used when registering for the test.

What is on my score report?

Your score report includes scores for each of the test sections, a total score and performance feedback about your score level

Can I order additional official score reports?

You can order additional score reports once your scores are available online. The fee for each additional score report is US$19.

What if there is a problem with my score report?

You can contact ETS via email or telephone for any queries on the same. The contact information is provided on the ETS website

Student Testimonials

“I clearly remember the day I started my TOEFL coaching, after seeing the different sections of TOEFL I was sure I won’t pass the test. But my faculty’s support and personalized attention helped me. TOEFL being an internet based test, practice was very important. Edwise provided me with number of mock tests which boosted my confidence. I thank the entire Edwise team for the same.”
Shabbir Khambati – TOEFL Coaching

“My TOEFL class here at Edwise has been started great. I have experienced good changes in my performance. Good attention is given on individual students and the students weakest points are worked upon really well. Totally satisfied! My faculty is awesome teacher and a guide. Learned a lot of things and would surely look forward to my bright future. Thank you Edwise.”
Reshmi Bhaduri – TOEFL Coaching

“Edwise has been my guide, counselor and pillar of support throughout my TOEFL preparation. The techniques taught helped me score good. It’s not just the techniques that make it all worth it. It is the encouragement given by the faculties and their desire and drive to help you at all times that adds to the value of the program”
Scarlet Dias- TOEFL Coaching

Educational Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

For complete information on TOEFL Coaching,, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.

Useful Information on ‘ACT’

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October 2016

The ACT measures the academic abilities important for College. It is a paper based test and consists of four sections- English, Mathematics, Reading and Science and lasts for a period of 3 hours and 35 minutes, with the optional Writing test. These sections cover topics taught in high school classes and measures the candidates skills and knowledge. It evaluates a student’s readiness for College. Those looking to give the ACT can register for the test online, these scores are valid for a period of 5 years.

On the ACT English section, you have 45 minutes to read and answer questions based on five passages. This section measures your ability to revise and edit a piece of writing. One part of the English section deals with questions on punctuation, usage of grammar and structure of sentences, while other questions judge you on the writing strategy and organization. These questions refer to an underlined portion. You must decide on the appropriate word choice and formation of sentences for that underlined portion, sometimes the no change option is the best answer choice for the underlined part. You will also receive two sub scores based on 40 Usage/ Mechanical questions and 35 Rhetorical questions

On the ACT Mathematics, you are given a time slot of 60 minutes to answer 60 multiple choice questions. This section will test you on concepts and reasoning teachniques. You will be allowed to use a calculator on the Mathematics section. However, these questions will test you on mathematics and not on your ability to recall definitions or formulas. The type of questions vary in their level of difficulty and also on the time spent answering them. In addition to being scored for the questions that you attempt, you will also receive three sub scores.

The ACT Reading Test measures your ability to comprehend and understand what you read. You are not required to have prior knowledge on any of the passages, but rather focus on the information provided to you. You will also receive a sub score based on how well you perform on the passages. You may come across passages that you know nothing of, but don’t worry, the passage will contain all the information you will need to know in order to answer the questions. This test has 40 passage based questions that you will have to answer in 35 minutes.

The ACT Science section requires you to answer 40 multiple choice questions in 35 minutes. These questions will test you on analysis, evaluation and problem solving skills required in Natural Sciences. This section consists of seven test units, each passage consisting of several multiple choice questions. The information provided in each passage of the Science section is divided into three different formats. Data representation requires you to evaluate the given information presented in the graph, these type of questions will ask you to interpret tables and read graphs, the Research Summaries requires you to assess the design, execution and results of the experiments, while the Conflicting viewpoints section requires you to evaluate alternative theories on specific phenomenon.

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The ACT Writing is an optional section, where in you will have 40 minutes to read a prompt and then plan and write an essay in response. This test will ask you to explain your perspective on a particular issue in a convincing way. You are required to take a stand on the given issue and support that position with relevant reasons and examples. The stand that you take will in no way affect your writing score. Ensure that you keep to the topic while at the same time use logical reasoning to support your ideas. Your writing should be well organized with appropriate language. Additionally, you will also receive a score for combined English/Writing and a Writing Test sub score.

Strategies for the ACT

  • Taking practice tests will help you familiarize yourself with all sections on the ACT and will help you on the actual test day
  • Like other tests, the ACT too must be completed within a certain time, work towards completing the sections on time. Do not be in a hurry, pace yourself
  • A day prior to the actual test, take time to understand how to mark your answers onto the answer sheet as you go through each question
  • Ensure that you read your sections correctly and most importantly understand each question presented to you. Often, careless mistakes are made by overlooking an important detail or two. Pay close attention to the details presented to you
  • If you are spending too much of time on a particular question, move on to the next one, if you have the time later, come back to it. However be sure to leave that particular question blank on your answer sheet as well
  • The ACT does not penalize for wrong answers, so if you are unsure, select an answer by eliminating the other answer choices
  • Finally, always go through your work, use your spare time to check if you’ve marked all the answers correctly onto your answer sheet. For the writing task, use your time to go over your essay and check to see if your spellings and writing style are grammatically correct

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We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

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Things You Should Know Before Giving GMAT Exam

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September 2016

The GMAT is a standardized test for those who wish to pursue a graduate program in the field of management or business. One cannot fail on the GMAT, as every University has a different score requirement. Your GMAT scores depend on the type of school and program you will be applying to, so it is important that you plan your test date based on the your university deadlines.

Creating a study schedule, will help you prepare for the GMAT. You may find it difficult to manage your time between the GMAT and other school based activities, so ensure that you maintain a balance between the two. This will be helpful while preparing for the exam. Begin early and start preparing for the GMAT 6-7 months before the actual test date, this way you will have time to be familiar with your basic math concepts. Keep note of your weaker sections and focus on improving in them. Keep in mind that all sections of the GMAT do not have the same weightage.

The GMAT Prep software offers free verbal and Quant questions and provides explanations for the answers. There are a number of websites that offer free practice material online. This will help you familiarise yourself with the GMAT sections and also identify the sections that you find challenging. You need to have a strategic study approach to the GMAT rather than just answering questions. When you take the test, place yourself in similar test settings. Set aside 4 hours, take the assigned breaks, and keep your phone away and switched off. This will keep you from getting distracted while giving the test. Do not be disappointed if you’ve scored less in your practice tests, your scores will improve as you give more tests. Understand why you’ve answered the questions incorrectly, and concentrate on getting them right the next time.

The GMAT is question adaptive, the difficulty of each question is according to each person’s skill level. If a candidate answers a question correctly, the next question will likely be harder. Similarly, candidates will get an easier question if the previous question was answered incorrectly. The GMAT tests each question individually, so test takers cannot change their answers or return to previous questions.

The night before your exam, ensure that you know which identification proof you need to bring along, candidates have been turned away from testing centres if their identification did not match the name on the exam registration. Before giving the test, take some time to decide the schools you wish to apply to, this will save you time on the test day. Make sure that you know the location of your test centre, look up the directions the previous day, so you reach on time. Do not study anything new the night before, this has not proved to be helpful. Most importantly get a good night’s sleep, you need to be fresh and well rested on the test day.

On the test day, it is important you carry the identification you registered under. All this needs to be done a day prior to your exam, do not wait until the last minute. At the exam centre you will be able to send your GMAT scores to five schools at no additional cost, however if you do not send them at the centre, there is a fee if you send them later on. If you happen to score less on the GMAT, you have the option of cancelling your test scores, however you will have to make this decision on the test day itself.

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What Edwise Students studying GMAT says…

“I always thought GMAT is going to be a very difficult test to score, but due to my faculty’s constant support and motivation, I achieved my desired scores. Edwise has trained faculties for coaching who know their job very well and they guide the students till the very end. Thanks.”
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“The last time I solved a math problem was in College, therefore it was important for me to get into the groove and approach this with the right frame of mind. the GMAT focuses less on calculations and more on concepts. Edwise taught me the right approach and helped me in evaluating questions. This helped me a lot. The personalized attention my faculties gave me never let me feel I was lagging behind. They were easy to communicate with and helped me throughout the duration of the course”
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“Edwise helped me a great deal for my GMAT coaching. The practice material and mock tests at Edwise helped me improve on the sections I struggled with. Additionally, the flexibility of batches that Edwise provides is beneficial for working students like me.”
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We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education in UK with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

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