yamanoor sairam | 1 Mar 01:12 2011
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Re: (GRE Success! ) Please guide me through..making a final decision...Syracuse Vs U.Pitt

 

I am sorry. Pittsburgh is on the east coast 
From: yamanoor sairam <yamanoorsai-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
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Sent: Mon, February 28, 2011 11:40:07 AM
Subject: Re: (GRE Success! ) Ple ase guide me through..making a final decision...Syracuse Vs U.Pitt

 

Hello Prateek,

As a temporary resident of Pittsburgh, I must add something to your research.

The living expenses in Pittsburgh are 500$ approx. If you share a room with a friend, it might cost you 200-250$ and 300-350$ if you avail a room for yourself.

Groceries are 50$ month if you cook 30 days a month ( which will never happen).

Your utility bills depends on the area you choose to stay. If you choose Squirrel Hill and an individual/town house, your utility bills are like 10-30$ in Summer and 100$ in winter. Your winter period is November-February/March. 

If you choose Shadyside, your utili ty bills are mostly included in your rent as you would be living in an apartment. In that case your rent would be somewhere 400-450$. 

Most people prefer Shadyside to Squirrel Hill. Squirrel Hill North is relatively safe compared to Shadyside and other areas of Squirrel Hill. U.Pitt is closer to Shadyside than Squirrel Hill. You have free PAT authority town buses and U.Pitt shuttle services running between Squirrel Hill and Shadyside. In U.Pitt, you may take a course or two from CMU using your department's approval.

CMU and U.Pitt are adjacent campuses. You will have to enter U.Pitt to come to CMU. U.Pitt is an architectural marvel in Pittsburgh. You have this cathedral of learning in U.Pitt which is awesome. 

Pittsburgh is #1 livable city in the US and ranks 29 in the wo rld. You can experience two extremes in the weather (+38 to -20). It is a beautiful city in the west and I believe you will have fun. U.Pitt IGSA is an active association and you may write to them for more info.

I would be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Sairam

From: Yamanoor Srihari <yamanoor-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Sent: Tue, February 22, 2011 4:27:13 PM
Subject: Re: (GRE Success! ) Please guide me through..making a final decision ...Syracuse Vs U.Pitt

 

Hello Prateek,

First off congratulations. This is somewhat of a close call.

Be sure to speak to Karthick, who is finishing his CS PhD at Syracuse. He may be able to paint a better picture for you.

I know Syracuse better, but Pitt is also good...

Good Luck,

Srihari

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Subject: (GRE Success! ) Please guide me through..making a final decision...Syracuse Vs U.Pitt
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 11:43 AM

 

Hi,

I got accepted at Syracuse and Univ. Pittsburgh for MS in Telecom and Network Management, for Fall2011.
Both univs offer a similar course, and fee structure is a little here n there..
I'm looking for something more substantial to compare besides the nitty -gritty like living and weather forecasts..so i can make up my mind.

Gre=1300(730+570)
toefl=102

Waiting fr some suggestions.
Thankyou :)



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gre | 1 Mar 10:18 2011
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(GRE Success! ) File - Monthly Reminder

 


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biju babu | 1 Mar 21:58 2011
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Re: (GRE Success! ) Profile evaluation

 



From: Akshay Jain <akshayj1987-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Sent: Thu, February 24, 2011 12:26:19 PM
Subject: (GRE Success! ) Profile evaluation

 

Hi All,

I recently gave my GRE exam nd got 1260(790q+470english).
I passed engg from a pune university college with 56%(branch E & TC) overall(higher second class),
I plan to go for MS in aug 2012.
My major interest is in  Image processing and I am working in a company that specializes in Image and Signal processing and personally I am working on an image processing project. I plan to keep on working in the same company till 2012. I want to specialize in Image processing.
 
1. Please help me decide that is the score sufficient if I get a recommendation letter from my company president(He is Phd in Signal processing), and also right now I think that i cannot increase my score by more than 50-60 marks. So, should I try giving GRE once again or stay with this score. 

The score of 1260 is ok. With this you will just be able to clear the minimum requirements of most of the top schools. But on the other hand, since you just clear the min req you will be the last in the group of applicants. So think about it. Also as the admission is not all about gre score, if you have a very good profile and are able to market yourself good then you sh ould be able to get admits with this score.

Now as for the reco, it doesnt matter if the person is the company president or your immediate supervisor. All that counts is how has he been involved with your work and how good a reco can he give. The reco should testify for you, show that you are capable of all the things you have mentioned in your application.


2. I am not financially very sound, so is there a possibility of getting scholarship outright (before even going for MS) in any US university or even in Canada for that matter. I've heard that as the reputation and ranking of university increases their fees also increases, is it true? 

The fees and expenditure depends on many factors like public vs private, city vs sub urban. So you will have to look at the individual univs to get a good picture of it. As for the scholarships, I would say even though the chances of scholarships have gone down but there still is a chance. It all depends on the college, the dept's funding, vacancy available with the prof, number of students applyi ng and things like that. With your work exp you should be able to put up a good candidacy for aid. So do go ahead and give it a try.

3. I have found out that many universities offer Image processing courses, but do we do MS in Electrical or computer Engg and get image processing as one subject or we can do our complete MS in Image processing.

As you have mentioned, you will be doing a MS in Ele or comp. But you can choose your courses in such a way that your specialization is Image processing. Moreover you should be looking at colleges that has a lot of research going on in the field you want to work. You can even narrow down the univs based on the sub category of image processing you are interested in.

4. With my 2 year of experience in Image processing field, if I find a professor who is doing research in the same field, will I be able to assist him and get some financial help.
Yes, thats how you usually get the TA/RA. So you should be trying to contact the profs and talk about your intension in helping him in his research. You can also ask him doubts and give suggestion on their work. In this way you will develop a good contact with the prof. and when they are reviewing the applications, he will be able to consider you for any open positions available.


Please suggest me the answers to the above questions.
I have heard one more thing through a friend currently doing MS in North Carolina, that Universities in US do not matter much, its the knowledge you gain throughout your course that decides your job, as the interviews are completely technical. IS it right?

Yes, thats true. The interviews are generally technical. But the college you go to also plays a imp role in this. Since the big colleges will have good research and coursework, you will definitely learn more than what you learn at the not so big colleges. Moreover the level of competition is also helps you in developing a good understanding. In the end, the reputation of the colleges also plays a role in you securing the interview in t he first place.

Expecting Reply,
Thanks & Regards,
Akshay Jain.


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Yamanoor Srihari | 2 Mar 01:57 2011
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Re: (GRE Success! ) Profile evaluation

 

Hello Akshay,

I have very little to add...

University reputations do and don't matter. It really depends on the company and the situation you are looking at. Aim for Universities based on your aspirations rather than their ranks - and beyond that, of course, aim as high as possible.

Taking the test a second time is completely up to you at this point.

TAs and RAs have become very competitive. I strongly urge everyone to build a portfolio of the work you have done, to do credible work during your spare time and to brush up on skills such as programming, hardware design, troubleshooting etc - the kind of skills that will get you jobs. Talk to my brother Sai Ram on how he built his portfolio through a blog.

Recently, I made a portfolio of my work here: http://yamanoor.com/folio/

It doesn't have to be fancy - just communicative.

Let us know if you need more information!

Good Luck,

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From: biju babu <smartbiju2000-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
Subject: Re: (GRE Success! ) Profile evaluation
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 12:58 PM

 



From: Akshay Jain <akshayj1987-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Sent: Thu, February 24, 2011 12:26:19 PM
Subject: (GRE Success! ) Profile evaluation

 

Hi All,

I recently gave my GRE exam nd got 1260(790q+470english).
I passed engg from a pune university college with 56%(branch E & TC) overall(higher second class),
I plan to go for MS in aug 2012.
My major interest is in  Image processing and I am working in a company that specializes in Image and Signal processing and personally I am working on an image processing project. I plan to keep on working in the same company till 2012. I want to specialize in Image processing.
 
1. Please help me decide that is the score sufficient if I get a recommendation letter from my company president(He is Phd in Signal processing), and also right now I think that i cannot increase my score by more than 50-60 marks. So, should I try giving GRE once again or stay with this score. 

The score of 1260 is ok. With this you will just be able to clear the minimum requirements of most of the top schools. But on the other hand, since you just clear the min req you will be the last in the group of applicants. So think about it. Also as the admission is not all about gre score, if you have a very good profile and are able to market yourself good then you should be able to get admits with th is score.

Now as for the reco, it doesnt matter if the person is the company president or your immediate supervisor. All that counts is how has he been involved with your work and how good a reco can he give. The reco should testify for you, show that you are capable of all the things you have mentioned in your application.


2. I am not financially very sound, so is there a possibility of getting scholarship outright (before even going for MS) in any US university or even in Canada for that matter. I've heard that as the reputation and ranking of university increases their fees also increases, is it true? 

The fees and expenditure depends on many factors like public vs private, city vs sub urban. So you will have to look at the individual univs to get a good picture of it. As for the scholarships, I would say even though the chances of scholarships have gone down but there still is a chance. It all depends on the college, the dept's funding, vacancy available with the prof, number of students applying and things like that. With your work exp you should be able to put up a good candidacy for aid. So do go ahead and give it a try.

3. I have found out that many universities offer Image processing courses, but do we do MS in Electrical or computer Engg and get image processing as one subject or we can do our complete MS in Image processing.

As you have mentioned, you will be doing a MS in Ele or comp. But you can choose your courses in such a way that your specialization is Image processing. Moreover you should be looking at colleges that has a lot of research going on in the field you want to work. You can even narrow down the univs based on the sub category of image processing you are interested in.

4. With my 2 year of experience in Image processing field, if I find a professor who is doing research in the same field, will I be able to assist him and get some financial help.
Yes, thats how you usually get the TA/RA. So you should be trying to contact the profs and talk about your intension in helping him in his research. You can also ask him doubts and give suggestion on their work. In this way you will develop a good contact with the prof. and when they are reviewing the applications, he will be able to consider you for any open positions available.


Please suggest me the answers to the above questions.
I have heard one more thing through a friend currently doing MS in North Carolina, that Universities in US do not matter much, its the knowledge you gain throughout your course that decides your job, as the interviews are completely technical. IS it right?

Yes, thats true. The interviews are generally technical. But the college you go to also plays a imp role in this. Since the big colleges will have good research and coursework, you will definitely learn more than what you learn at the not so big colleges. Moreover the level of competition is also helps you in developing a good understanding. In the end, the reputation of the colleges also plays a role in you securing the interview in the first place.

Expecting Reply,
Thanks & Regards,
Akshay Jain.


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Yamanoor Srihari | 2 Mar 01:59 2011
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OT: Re: (GRE Success! ) American English.....like...yeah...!!- a good read...

 

<at> Sri Harsha - lol.

At the same time, this is a great reminder to choose your sources of learning carefully.

Sincerely,

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--- On Wed, 2/23/11, Sri Harsha <sriharsha24-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:

From: Sri Harsha <sriharsha24-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
Subject: (GRE Success! ) American English.....like...yeah...!!- a good read...
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 6:16 PM

 

Hello all,

I liked this article very much. Something similar that I wrote in my blog 4 years ago.

"I recently watched a television program in which a woman described a baby squirrel that she had found in her yard. “And he was like, you know, ‘Helloooo, what are you looking at?’ and stuff, and I’m like, you know, ‘Can I, like, pick you up?,’ and he goes, like, ‘Brrrp brrrp brrrp,’ and I’m like, you know, ‘Whoa, that is so wow!’ ” She rambled on, speaking in self-quotations, sound effects, and other vocabulary substitutes, punctuating her sentences with facial tics and lateral eye shifts. All the while, however, she never said anything specific about her encounter with the squirrel....."

http://www.city-journal.org/2011/21_1_snd-american-english.html

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Raghu V Rao | 2 Mar 03:08 2011
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Re: OT: Re: (GRE Success! ) American English.....like...yeah...!!- a good read...

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 6:59 PM, Yamanoor Srihari <yamanoor@...> wrote:
>
>
>  <at>  Sri Harsha - lol.
>
> At the same time, this is a great reminder to choose your sources
> of learning carefully.

ZOMG!!!!1  dat is liek totally rite !!  i was liek wow wat is dis woman... !1!!

>
> Sincerely,
>
> Srihari
>
>
> --- On Wed, 2/23/11, Sri Harsha <sriharsha24@...> wrote:
>>
>> From: Sri Harsha <sriharsha24@...>
>> Subject: (GRE Success! ) American English.....like...yeah...!!- a good read...
>> To: gre-success@...
>> Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 6:16 PM
>>
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I liked this article very much. Something similar that
>> I wrote in my blog 4 years ago.
>>
>> "I recently watched a television program in which a woman
>> described a baby squirrel that she had found in her yard.
>> “And he was like, you know, ‘Helloooo, what are you looking at?’
>> and stuff, and I’m like, you know, ‘Can I, like, pick you up?,’
>> and he goes, like, ‘Brrrp brrrp brrrp,’ and I’m like, you know, ‘Whoa,
>> that is so wow!’ ” She rambled on, speaking in self-quotations, sound
>> effects, and other vocabulary substitutes, punctuating her sentences
>> with facial tics and lateral eye shifts. All the while, however, she never
>> said anything specific about her encounter with the squirrel....."
>>
>> http://www.city-journal.org/2011/21_1_snd-american-english.html
>>

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Hitesh | 3 Mar 13:22 2011
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(GRE Success! ) Study Material for AWA

 

Can someone tell me, what should I refer for AWA section.. I really cant understand.. please help..

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Manjula Gowda | 3 Mar 13:07 2011
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(GRE Success! ) Need Barrons audio word list

 

Hi,

Need barrons audio word list, If any one has please send it to me. Its urgent.


Thanks & Regards
Manjula G

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Manjula Gowda | 3 Mar 12:16 2011
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Re: (GRE Success! ) GATE general aptitude questions, 3 Rejects

 

Hi Mrinal,

Congratulations... You got very good score.

I wanted to know your Quant details. Which all the books have you referred and how did you make it to 800.

Please guide me, its urgent.... If you have helpful material pls send it across

Thanks & Regards
Manjula

--- On Mon, 14/2/11, mrinal jagirdar <mrinalkj-/E1597aS9LQxFYw1CcD5bw@public.gmane.org> wrote:

From: mrinal jagirdar <mrinalkj-/E1597aS9LQxFYw1CcD5bw@public.gmane.org>
Subject: Re: (GRE Success! ) GATE general aptitude questions, 3 Rejects
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Date: Monday, 14 February, 2011, 7:51 PM

 

Hello Srihari,

  Thanks for your prompt reply. 


  My profile:

1)GRE - 1310

   quants 800

   verbal  510

   awa    3.5

2)TOEFL- 108

   R-30

   L-29

   S-22

   W-27

3)GPA(upto 6th sem) - 8.96/10

4)A project at IIT-B (but no publications) (Didn't  get a reco from IIT prof.)

Universities I have applied to: 


1)Purdue:

2)Texas Austin: (Rejected)

3)Texas A & M:

4)NUS:

5)Toronto:

6)Illinois UC: (Rejected)

7)Virginia tech.:(Rejected)

8)UC Berkeley:

9)Cincinnati

10)G.Tech 


      I know that this list of universities is very ambitious. But then I completely believe in what has been repeatedly suggested on this group regarding sending applications to good universities only. 

     What do you think are my realistic chances of getting an admit from the remaining 7 universities? I am not very dejected ( certainly not after getting a reject from universities which rejected someone who eventually went to Stanford.) but I am pretty skeptical.

      My plan B was to try for IISc . I appeared for GATE yesterday, and although I am expecting a decent score and 100-200 rank, I am afraid I won't be able to make it to IISc (I don't want to settle for anything less than IISc if I am to stay in India.)

      What do you think my plan C should be? My career goal is Research and Teaching.
So I wouldn't be taking a job. I guess RAship is a good option. Any other choices worth considering?

Regards,
Mrinal Jagirdar

P.S. : Ha Ha!! It wasn't a mock GATE test!! 
 
--- On Mon, 14/2/11, Yamanoor Srihari <yamanoor-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:

From: Yamanoor Srihari <yamanoor-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
Subject: Re: (GRE Success! ) GATE general aptitude questions, 3 Rejects
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Date: Monday, 14 February, 2011, 10:55 AM

 

Hello Mrinal,

I agree with you on both questions. I am not sure if this mock test is mocking the test or the language.

As to the quick rejects - it just means they are using some sort of a filter, such as your score, etc. Don't be disheartened. Every school that rejects you is going to miss you :). As corny as that sounds, do feel free to send us your profile if you wish us to have a closer look.

All three of those schools look suspicious for early rejects. Austin and Virginia Tech think way too much of themselves, especially Virginia Tech. Personally, I have never liked either. Not coincidentally the former rejected me and the latter told me to go study engineering mechanics..er, thanks?!

Good Luck,

Srihari

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--- On Sun, 2/13/11, mrinal jagirdar <mrinalkj-/E1597aS9LQxFYw1CcD5bw@public.gmane.org> wrote:

From: mrinal jagirdar <mrinalkj-/E1597aS9LQxFYw1CcD5bw@public.gmane.org>
Subject: (GRE Success! ) GATE general aptitude questions, 3 Rejects
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2011, 7:33 PM

 

Hello everyone,

A)
The following are General Aptitude questions from GATE (ME paper) that I appeared for just yesterday.
What do you think should be the answer? Please provide an explanation.

1. I contemplated ---------- Singapore for my vacation but decided against it.
a) to visit
b) having to visit
c) visiting
d) for a visit

I think (c ) is the answer but according to an anwer-key (a) is the correct answer.

1. " Few school curricula include a unit on how to deal with bereavement and grief, and yet all students at some point in their lives suffer from losses through death and parting."

Based on the above passage which topic would not be included in a unit of bereavement?

a) How to write a letter of condolence
b) what emotional stages are passed through in the healing process
c) what the leading causes of death are
d) how to give support to a grieving friend

I think (c) is the answer but according to an anwer-key (a) is the correct answer.


B
I applied to 10 universities and have already got rejects from 3 of them (for admission to MS Mechanical for semeter beginning in Fall 2011)  Illinois-Urbana, Austin and Virginia Tech. within a month of completing my applicat ion.

1. Do you think that the meaning of reject in such a short time after applying means that my application was clearly very weak (I guess that there might be some stages of application and mine got rejected right in the 1st stage)? 

Regards,
Mrinal Jagirdar



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mrinal jagirdar | 3 Mar 15:48 2011
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Re: (GRE Success! ) GATE general aptitude questions, 3 Rejects

 

Hi Manjula,

         Getting a 750 - 800 score in GRE quants is not very difficult as it mostly consists of 10th standard maths + basics of probability and permutation & combination. I referred to and would recommend you "Big-Book". Giving Power-prep and Kaplan tests should be sufficient as far as quants is concerned. Check out the group's wikis for detailed tips from seniors.

Regards,
Mrinal

--- On Thu, 3/3/11, Manjula Gowda <manjulagowda_it-/E1597aS9LQxFYw1CcD5bw@public.gmane.org> wrote:

From: Manjula Gowda <manjulagowda_it <at> yahoo .co.in>
Subject: Re: (GRE Success! ) GATE general aptitude questions, 3 Rejects
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Date: Thursday, 3 March, 2011, 4:46 PM

 

Hi Mrinal,

Congratulations... You got very good score.

I wanted to know your Quant details. Which all the books have you referred and how did you make it to 800.

Please guide me, its urgent.... If you have helpful material pls send it across

Thanks & Regards
Manjula

--- On Mon, 14/2/11, mrinal jagirdar <mrinalkj-/E1597aS9LQxFYw1CcD5bw@public.gmane.org> wrote:

From: mrinal jagirdar <mrinalkj-/E1597aS9LQxFYw1CcD5bw@public.gmane.org>
Subject: Re: (GRE Success! ) GATE general aptitude questions, 3 Rejects
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Date: Monday, 14 February, 2011, 7:51 PM

 

Hello Srihari,

  Thanks for your prompt reply. 


  My profile:

1)GRE - 1310

   quants 800

   verbal  510

   awa    3.5

2)TOEFL- 108

   R-30

   L-29

   S-22

   W-27

3)GPA(upto 6th sem) - 8.96/10

4)A project at IIT-B (but no publications) (Didn't  get a reco from IIT prof.)

Universities I have applied to: 


1)Purdue:

2)Texas Austin: (Rejected)

3)Texas A & M:

4)NUS:

5)Toronto:

6)Illinois UC: (Rejected)

7)Virginia tech.:(Rejected)

8)UC Berkeley:

9)Cincinnati

10)G.Tech 


      I know that this list of universities is very ambitious. But then I completely believe in what has been repeatedly suggested on this group regarding sending applications to good universities only. 

     What do you think are my realistic chances of getting an admit from the remaining 7 universities? I am not very dejected ( certainly not after getting a reject from universities which reject ed someone who eventually went to Stanford.) but I am pretty skeptical.

      My plan B was to try for IISc . I appeared for GATE yesterday, and although I am expecting a decent score and 100-200 rank, I am afraid I won't be able to make it to IISc (I don't want to settle for anything less than IISc if I am to stay in India.)

      What do you think my plan C should be? My career goal is Research and Teaching.
So I wouldn't be taking a job. I guess RAship is a good option. Any other choices worth considering?

Regards,
Mrinal Jagirdar

P.S. : Ha Ha!! It wasn't a mock GATE test!! 
 
--- On Mon, 14/2/11, Yamanoor Srihari <yamanoor-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:

From: Yamanoor Srihari <yamanoor-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
Subject: Re: (GRE Success! ) GATE general aptitude questions, 3 Rejects
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Date: Monday, 14 February, 2011, 10:55 AM

 

Hello Mrinal,

I agree with you on both questions. I am not sure if this mock test is mocking the test or the language.

As to the quick rejects - it just means they are using some sort of a filter, such as your score, etc. Don't be disheartened. Every school that rejects you is going to miss you :). As corny as that sounds, do feel free to send us your profile if you wish us to have a closer look.

All three of those schools look suspicious for early rejects. Austin and Virginia Tech think way too much of themselves, especially Virgini a Tech. Personally, I have never liked either. Not coincidentally the former rejected me and the latter told me to go study engineering mechanics..er, thanks?!

Good Luck,

Srihari

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--- On Sun, 2/13/11, mrinal jagirdar <mrinalkj-/E1597aS9LQxFYw1CcD5bw@public.gmane.org> wrote:

From: mrinal jagirdar <mrinalkj-/E1597aS9LQxFYw1CcD5bw@public.gmane.org>
Subject: (GRE Success! ) GATE general aptitude questions, 3 Rejects
To: gre-success-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2011, 7:33 PM

 

Hello everyone,

A)
The following are General Aptitude questions from GATE (ME paper) that I appeared for just yesterday.
What do you think should be the answer? Please provide an explanation.

1. I contemplated ---------- Singapore for my vacation but decided against it.
a) to visit
b) having to visit
c) visiting
d) for a visit

I think (c) is the answer but according to an anwer-key (a) is the correct answer.

1. " Few school curricula include a unit on how to deal with bereavement and grief, and yet all students at some point in their lives suffer from losses through death and parting."

Based on the above passage which topic would not be included in a unit of bereavement?

a) How to write a letter of condolence
b) what emotional stages are passed through in the healing process
c) what the leading causes of death are
d) how to give support to a grieving friend

I think (c) is the answer but according to an anwer-key (a) is the correct answer.


B
I applied to 10 universities and have already got rejects from 3 of them (for admission to MS Mechanical for semeter beginning in Fall 2011)  Illinois-Urbana, Austin and Virginia Tech. within a month of completing my applicati on.

1. Do you think that the meaning of reject in such a short time after applying means that my application was clearly very weak (I guess that there might be some stages of application and mine got rejected right in the 1st stage)? 

Regards,
Mrinal Jagirdar




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