Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test used to get admissions in the graduate schools or business schools in the United States and other major English speaking countries. Aspirants who are interested in pursuing a master's degree, specialised master's course, MBA or doctoral degree can sit for the GRE Test. In addition to the GRE revised general test. There are seven GRE subjects tests that evaluate candidates’ knowledge in their respective field.
There is no specific GRE Eligibility criterion for taking test. Aspirants can apply for the GRE test irrespective of age and qualification.
The GRE Revised general test has three sections. They are: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. Besides that there are seven GRE subjects tests that evaluate candidates’ knowledge in their respective field.
The GRE analytical writing is one of the important parts of the exam. In this section, the candidate is asked to write essays in a word processing program. We are providing the GRE analytical writing samples for the students so that they get a good understanding about the question pattern.
The GRE analytical writing essays consist of two parts:
Analyze an issue
The GRE analytical writing topics analyze the capability of the candidate to analyze an issue critically that is of general interest and how to express his/her view point effectively in words.
Analyze an argument
The section analyzes the ability of the candidate in understanding an argument, analyzing it and evaluating to write in clear language that communicates to the reader very effectively. The question paper will have a passage where an argument is presented. The task of the candidate is to critically examine the text and present the idea with the help of evidence.
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Getting a scholarship is more difficult than admission into a university and so you have to stand out of the crowd, details about universities and how to proceed further are mentioned below,
1. Check US News, (Edulix)
2. Go through the eligibility and prerequisites of those universities
3. Find out those Universities which match your profile and interests.
4. Try to apply in the early bird application of universities. (Sometimes applying earlier can enhance your chances to get a scholarship)
5.Go to the "Financial Aid" section of universities website to know about scholarships.
But a high GRE score may not guarantee you a scholarship but a low GRE will reduce your chances to get one.
Yes, you may be able to crack the GRE exam easily with hard work and determination.
Please check the link below which has the much needed information about the exam, pattern and syllabus. Hope it helps. Good luck!
As far as CGPA is considered, you meet the minimum requirement stated by both the TUs. Also as you know, for selection, your overall profiles matters. I see you have mentioned 2 research papers. They would add a great value to your application if they are relevant to the Masters you are applying.
GRE is not mandatory for TU Berlin and most of the programs in TUM too.
You would need an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 88 for clearing language requirements.
You would need German language proficiency of atleast C1 level ( only if you are applying for a course with German taught modules). Also even for english taught programs, having a basic German proficiency of A2 level would greatly help in your application.
For TUM, they might conduct a further aptitude assessment depending on the strength of your application.
Your internships would add value only if they are relevant to your field of study (the Masters you are applying).
Apart from the above mentioned, Your Statement of Purpose (SOP) / Letter of Motivation and Letters of Recommendation would also have a key impact on your application. Make sure you describe well how your past experiences ( internships, research exp, any work exp) and the masters program you are going to undertake would help in your future goals.
I hope I was helpful to you. Remember again , your overall profile matters. Don't be discouraged if you fall short in any one of the aspects.
With research papers, internships, you are already ahead of several applicants. You have a good chance for any Masters degree relevant to Mechanical Engineering. Goodluck!
As you didn't mention anything so I'm expecting you to be an undergraduate or you are pursuing it. First of all, I recommend you choose what you want to accomplish in future: Do you want to do your postgraduate, Abroad or in India itself?
GRE (Graduation Record Examination) is a universally comprehended exam which is supervised by ETS ( Education Testing Services). GRE examination is taken by future aspirants for postgraduate programs in foreign universities and its score are approved in over 160 countries colleges and universities across the world. GRE exam is conducted in two types such as- GRE general test and GRE subject test.
GRE general test is the primary requirements
for most of the postgraduate programs in Abroad or in India which consists of verbal perception, analytical writing and quantitative reasoning while GRE subject test is specifically for subjects which you are looking for like biology.
In India, there are very few technical colleges which are accepting GRE scores but for not the same course you are opting for, while there are so many colleges or universities in Abroad which approved or accepted GRE scores.
In my opinion, the GRE general test should be given for admission in Postgraduate programs. Along with the GRE general test, it's best for you to give the subject test (in biology ) which give extra weightage to your academic record either it's your choice.
Hope its help!!
Yes, you are definitely eligible to pursue PhD from USA.
Kindly look up for edibility criteria for the colleges where you wish to apply. Some colleges do not require GRE scores for admissions in PhD. The criteria differs in each college.
However, you may have to appear for TOEFL/IELTS. Usually scores between 98-120 is accepted in most of the colleges.
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