my name is abxxx and i’m doing engineering in Civil from MNIT,Jaipur. i have entered 6th semester(going to start from 4th january,2010). i have many questions regarding GRE. A few of them are as follows:
- Q1. i have entered 6th sem.. When should i write my GRE exam? ,ideal time?
- Q2. My branch is Civil engg.. so,am I supposed to write GRE subject test also in addition to GRE General test?
- Q3. Is passport compulsory before registration?
- Q4. Is it worth to study MS in US instead of taking job? I mean ,you will be spending a lot on your education in US. How are MS graduates recognised in comparison with their counterparts Undergraduates?
There are many other questions but for the time being please reply back with your suggestions.
When Should I write GRE
Browse around in US Graduate School Admission FAQ’s Section and also, if you subscribe for Free Newsletter you will get an Ebook – Students Guide to US Universities. In short – try to complete before end of 7th semester.
GRE Subject Test
GRE Subject Test is not required, unless university has GRE subject test as mandatory requirements. If you look at universities, most of them will not have mandatory requirement for GRE Subject test.
Passport for GRE
Yes, without passport you can register for GRE, but if you get the names wrong during registration and and passport, you will be in trouble. So, always register for GRE only after you get the passport. Many students are facing problems due blank surname in passport.
Job vs Masters in US
If it’s not worth, why do you think so many students from India (around 80,000) students go to US to attend college? Students with Masters degree usually get more salary, it helps while applying for Green Card and STEM graduates get additional 20,000 H1B Visa quota. If you think, studying in US is not worth, but plan to come to US , then read the article How to Apply for H1B Visa from India.