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What Should You Look For In A GRE Coaching Centre?

A large number of students in India are looking towards the United States of America for higher education. A large number of foreign student intakes in most American Universities are from India and China. While thousands apply for admission in the universities, only a few are able to secure an admission. The number of students who are then able to secure a student visa to the US is even lesser.

The first step in fulfilling your dream of an education in the US is to prepare for the respective educational test. The admission test that is written by most Indians is the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).  You can find more information regarding GRE in the following link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graduate_Record_Examinations. Alternatively, you can visit the official GRE or ETS (Educational Testing Service) website for information.

Apart from GRE, students looking for management programs in the US can appear for GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). Some universities accept GRE or GMAT scores for management courses, but most of them are particular on GMAT. If you plan to get your undergraduate education in the US, you will have to opt for SAT (formerly known as Scholastic Aptitude Test). Each of the tests is unique and requires different methods of preparation. The best option is to approach a GRE or GMAT Coaching centre for test training.

GRE/GMAT/SAT Coaching in Chennai

You can find many centers that offer GRE coaching in Chennai and therefore it is important to know what you need to look for in such coaching centers. The same can be said for centers that offer GMAT Coaching in Chennai and SAT Coaching in Chennai. We have provided you with a few important factors you need to look into while selecting a coaching center for GMAT Coaching in Chennai.

Factors to consider while selecting coaching center for GRE/GMAT/SAT

  • Experience of the Coaching center

Each test is unique and requires different styles of coaching. It is important to identify centers that have been providing GRE coaching in Chennai for many years. The GRE test has changed over the years and only a coaching centre that has been in the business for a good number of years will be able to provide you with good coaching.

  • Expertise of the Faculty in the Coaching Center

The faculty plays a vital role in the entire coaching process. The expertise of the faculty is therefore a very important aspect that needs to be looked into. Faculties who have been handling ETS and GMAT test coaching for at least three to four years should be able to provide you with insights into the test that will greatly help you.

  • Success rate of the Coaching Center

Research and find the success rate of the coaching center. If the students in the centre have produced consistent high scores, the coaching methodology of that center is working. Therefore it should be one of the best centers that offer GMAT coaching in Chennai.

  • Study Materials and Library

Talk to previous students of the center and ask their evaluation of the study materials provided by the coaching center. Study materials that help you understand the basics better are of great importance in such tests. Ideally, opt for a center that has a library that you can access at any time during the day. The library should offer you short test and other reference books related to GRE, GMAT and SAT.

  • Number of mock test available

A lot of practice is required for such test and therefore more number of mock tests that you can take, the better. These tests are computer adaptive tests. Therefore, you will have to spend a lot of time taking mock tests on the computer to crack these tests. Opt for a centre that offers many computer mock tests along with paper based tests.

Coaching centers can only give you guidance and support for preparing GRE, GMAT or SAT. The onus is upon the student to use all the facilities provided by the coaching centers to crack the respective admission tests.

The author Atanu Shaw is an MBA from Yale Business School and with over 10 years experience on the GRE, GMAT & SAT coaching in Chennai.

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