Seminar organised by T.I.M.E and The Hindu Education Plus evokes enthusiastic response

The new test pattern of computer-based GRE with features like on-screen calculations, edit/change answers and highlighting passage makes the task easier and flexible than the older pattern, says resource person TSS Murthy.

Speaking at a seminar organised by Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt Ltd (TIME) and The Hindu Education Plus held at Hindu College here on Sunday, Mr. Murthy explained about the features of new test pattern, the method of preparation and the ideal timing to take the test.

“The new GRE test pattern has done away with the rigours of knotty vocabulary test and focuses more on comprehensive and real-time thinking ability. It is more flexible and user friendly,” Mr. Murthy said drawing upon his experience in teaching at Hyderabad.

The three broad areas covered under the new test pattern are, analytical writing, verbal reasoning (two sections) and quantitative reasoning (QR) (two sections) which measure the application of reasoning skills rather than vocabulary.

The new Verbal Reasoning test had also done away with the antonyms and analogies question part and the sentence completion questions have been replaced by text completion tests, Mr. Murthy said.

The T.I.M.E, which has been training students for the past 19 years, is a leader in entrance exam training and offers GRE revised test training programme spread over 90 hours.

Krishna Mohan, another resource person, said at a seminar on “MS in the US,” that planning and preparation was the key in the admission process.

‘Plan from 3rd year'

Advising students to plan even as they entered the third year of engineering, Mr. Krishna Mohan said that preference has been to opt for courses starting in the fall since the chances of getting a scholarship were very high.

He urged the students to realise their key strengths and to do a thorough home work before zeroing on universities of their choice. The admission process was broadly divided into four stages, test scores (GRE & Toefl), Academics, Statement of Purpose (SOP) and Recommendation Letters and the students should plan ahead.

“Work on specifics rather than on generalities and see that your CV is drafted carefully. The SoP carries enormous importance so are the recommendation letters,” Mr. Krishna Prasad said.

General Manager, T.I.M.E-Business Development, U.S Ram Prasad, Guntur Centre Director, T.I.M.E, P. Uma Shankar thanked the students and urged them to enrol in the T.I.M.E centre and realise their dreams.