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    An orientation on
study abroad planning &
    SAT prep guide
               by Mitul Gada
                                           UK
                         USA                     Australia   Canada
                                      Europe


   Academic

Career Prospects

Visa Regulations


       Costs

Availability of
 Scholarships


Poor           Average         Very Good        Excellent
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    Breakup of Costs          Average Annual Figures in USD




Actual costs vary greatly depending on program type, degree
          level, university, geographic location, etc.
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                         Scholarships
Scholarships and Fellowships          Trusts / Scholarships in India
offered by Universities               for Studies Abroad

   •International Organizations       •K C Mahindra Scholarship
   offering Scholarships              •Nehru Trust for Cambridge
   •Fulbright Commission               University and Trinity College
   •The United Nations                •Singapore International
   •AMIDEAST                          Airlines – Youth Scholarships
   •World Health Organization         •Nanyang Technological
                                        University (Singapore)
                                      •J N Tata Endowment
                                      •ITC Scholarships
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                                  Loans
International Banks                         Indian Banks
•   With/Without Co-signer                  •Security to be provided by
     1. Citibank                              parents
     2. Bank of America
•   Upto 25 years to repay                  •State Bank of India, Bank of
•   Begin installments upon graduation or     India, Andhra Bank, Syndicate
    a year after                              Bank, Canara Bank, Private
•   Competitive Interest Rates (10 - 15%)     Banks, Centurion Bank of Punjab
    Other Loan Programs
     • Access Group                         •Upto 15 years to repay
     • Sallie Mae
     • International Education Finance
         Corporation
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            Application Procedure
                                  Standardized Tests
                                     • SAT
                                     • TOEFL / IELTS
• Future Career
  - specialization                Additional requirements
                                 •Applications
                                 • Extracurricular Activities &
• Short-list destination(s)                         certificates
                                 • Academic Transcripts
• Short-list Colleges            • Recommendation Letters
  (be realistic)                 • SOP
                                 • Financial Aid/Scholarships
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           TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language)
• Accepted in the US, UK, Canada, Singapore
•   Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) – Administered by ETS
•   4 Sections - Listening , Speaking , Reading , Writing
• All sections worth 30 points. Total score out of 120.
  Good Score 90+
•   Scores valid for 2 years ; register at www.toefl.org
•   NO coaching required for an above average student
•   Get any 1 books out of: Barron’s, Kaplan, Princeton, Cliffs
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“The Application Race for the Aug intake”




                                                                              Pre
                                                                Prepare
                                                                          Departure
                                                                  and
                                                                          Orientation
                                        Complete                 Apply
                                                   Admns.         For
              SAT-        SAT-II         & Send
                                                   Decisions    Student
  Decision   TOEFL        (if required)   Apps
                                                                  Visa
  10th       11th        12th        12th grade    12th grade    june      Jul–
  vacation   beginning   beginning                 (mar-may)               Aug
                                     (Dec)
             (oct/nov/   (oct-nov)
              dec/jan)
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 How Important Are These Scores?
Large University                                   Small University


            Personals
                                                       SAT
   SAT
                                                      Scores
  Scores                                                        Personals
           Grade Point                            Grade Point
             Average                                Average


                     Personals include Applications,
                    Extra Curricular Activities, sports
                      international conferences etc.
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                                Essays, SOP, LORs
                                          Describe how you
                                                                           Don’t use flowery
Essays




             Consider this a               will contribute to
                                                                         language and please
              “sales pitch”                  the college’s
                                                                          follow instructions
                                          unique community

                                               Talk about your
LORs




                 Choose the
                                         characteristics and back them       Ensure its genuine
            “right recommender”
                                                 with examples
Resumes




                 Make a strong                                               Proof read for
                                              Keep it concise,
          presentation of yourself and                                       spelling errors
                                           comprehensive, relevant
               your qualifications
      Study-abroad Consultants
There are two types of study abroad consultants you come across:

1) Commission based agents who have B grade tie-up universities
   and whose advt. we see regularly in the newspapers or who call
   you up via telemarketing. Beware of them.

2) Genuine study-abroad consultants who are very few in number.
   Always take some references of some past students before you
   approach them.

   We are not professional consultants and hence restrict ourselves
   only to test prep but we do guide our students regarding various
   aspects of applications based on our knowledge and our interaction
   with our ex-students. We also help students with a list of genuine
   study-abroad consultants so that they can approach them easily.
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SAT TRIVIA
• Register at www.collegeboard.com (administered by ETS)
• Exam fees U.S $ 94. Postponing fees $ 22
• Conducted 6 times a year in India (oct/nov/dec/jan/may/june)
• Scores valid for 2 yrs.
• An option of discarding the scores
• Scores to 4 colleges free; Additional score report: 9.5 $ each.
• Accepted in U.S and Singapore
• A decent score 1800+        exceptional score 2100+
• Recommended to take SAT twice
• Calculators are allowed
• Special concession for students with disabilities (dyslexia etc.)
                         SAT paper pattern
No. of sections     Type of sections                      Details

     3                    Math                (800 marks) 25 + 25 + 20 = 70 mins


     3            Critical Reading            (800 marks) 25 + 25 + 20 = 70 mins
                      (blanks + passages)
                         vocab based


     3                  Writing               (800 marks) 25 + 35 + 10 = 70 mins
                  (essay + grammar based Q)

 _______                                       ___________ __________________
    9                                         (2400 marks) 3 ½ hrs. + breaks
                     MATH SYLLABUS
    ARITHMETIC                          GEOMETRY
•   Number properties               •   Lines n angles
•   Fraction n decimal              •   Triangles
•   Percents                        •   Polygons
•   Ratio n Proportion              •   Circles
•   Averages (mean, median, mode)   •   Solid Geometry
•   Exponents n roots               •   Co-ordinate Geometry
  ALGEBRA                               MISCELLANEOUS
• Basic Algebra                     •   Counting (P n C)
• Simple Equations                  •   Probability
• Quadratic Equations               •   Rates (STD / Time n work)
                                    •   Sequence n Series
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     How is SAT different from school
             syllabus exams?
• importance of concepts
• a lot of “reasoning & logic” involved
• scores based on mathematical reasoning (not
  maths) and verbal reasoning (not english)
• methods and steps don’t matter
• taking help from the options
• quick thinking required
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     How is the SAT testing related to
    practical life managerial aspects?

•   time management
•   stress management
•   working with the available resources
•   “out of the box” thinking
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    The 2 factors on which your score depends:

• inbuilt aptitude for this exam (which differs from
  person to person ; hence don’t compare and don’t
  generalize the study plan)

• up-gradation till a certain level (taking genuine SAT
  training, using the right material, taking authentic
  tests, organizing your study plan based on your
  strengths and weakness)
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The 3 imp skills for acing the quant sec:
• Concepts
• Understanding the language of the question
• Approach
   -Conventional             - Modern
           (Variables             (Substitution
            Equations              Back solving n elimination
            Formulae)              Smart use of calci
                                   Following the trend
                                   Visualization
                                   Diagramatic presentation)
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The 3 imp skills for acing the verbal section

•   Word Power (vocab) and its application (sentence completion)

•   Grammar rules and essay writing abilities (writing section)

•   Reading and Interpreting simultaneously (reading comprehension)
Authentic SAT material (a big dilemma)

Basic
• Barron’s SAT math n verbal workbooks
• Kaplan SAT math n verbal workbooks
• Princeton math n verbal workbooks

Advance
• Mitul Gada’s SAT workbook
• Barron’s SAT
• Kaplan 2400
• Mitul’s hard math n verbal question sets

Full length tests
• Kaplan 12 test papers for the SAT
• Princeton 11 test papers for the SAT
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Books “NOT” to be used

• Kaplan SAT

• Princeton: Cracking the SAT
           Our own publication
(for private circulation only, not for sale)




              MATH WORKBOOK
               FOR THE NEW
                   SAT
                      by   Mitul Gada
                   www.mitulgada.com

   How to start your preparation?

• part A (topic wise concepts n practice)

• part B (section tests : math, reading, writing)

• part C (full length tests : 10 approx)
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• Best time to  prepare (10th vacation   or the first half of
  11th grade year for SAT I… similarly for SAT II,
  either the 11th vacation or the first half of 12th grade)
• Total duration of preparation(for an above average
  student, 2 months without school/college and 3.5
  months along with school/college)
• Per day efforts (4 hrs. without school/college, 1.5 hrs
  with school/college)
• Prioritize SAT over your socials etc… (a half
  hearted preparation and attempt can cost u time,
  money and carrier plan)
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Bottom line

• test of endurance (maintaining concentration for 4
  hrs at a stretch)

• test of maturity (keeping yourself calm n composed
  without getting panic)

• test of smartness (you don’t have to be super
  intelligent to crack the SAT; just be smart enough)
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 SAT subject tests (SAT II)
• Required by few top colleges in addition to SAT I
• Evaluates your command and knowledge in specific subjects
• Questions more direct and indepth than reasoning based (unlike SAT I)
• Duration : 1 hr
• Can take either SAT I or SAT II on a particular SAT date; but not both
• Can take upto 3 subject tests on the same day
• Confirm with the unis and/or your counselor reg the subjects chosen
• Books (for any subject): Barrons, Kaplan, Princeton
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List of subjects for SAT II subject tests


  English                                                     Languages
Literature
                                                              Chinese with listening
 History and Social Studies                                   French
U.S. History (formerly American History and Social Studies)   French with listening
World History                                                 German
                                                              German with listening
 Mathematics                                                  Spanish
Mathematics Level 1 (formerly Mathematics IC)                 Spanish with listening
Mathematics Level 2 (formerly Mathematics IIC)                Modern hebrew
                                                              Italian
  Science                                                      Latin
Biology E/M                                                   Japanese with listening
Chemistry                                                      Korean with listening
Physics
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                Practice tests tips !

• take the tests in ideal testing conditions

• score the tests

• always check the explanatory answers after u finish the test

• learn from the mistakes and upgrade
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                 Importance of “genuine”
                     SAT TRANING
•   myths n misconceptions

•   direction and regularity

•   pool of students to interact with

•   comparative performance

•   avoiding loss of opportunity cost (time n money)
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 The parameters should be competent TRAINERS…
  not BRANDS…
• meet the faculties before enrolling
• check their competence and experience
• material provided and the support reg doubts
• ask for a demo session if possible
• consult some ex-students and ask them about their
  experience
• beware of false claims
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How are “WE” different ??

•    expertise : trainers with 2300+ SAT scores and
    indepth subject knowledge

• experience : exclusive SAT experience of 9 yrs.

• methodology : topic wise practice, sectional tests,
  full length tests

• material : authentic SAT books (barrons, princeton,
  kaplan)

• Support : doubt solving sessions till the exam date
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Options for students:

• class-room training

• personal training

• video-conference training
         (for students outside Mumbai)
IMP: To students who have already scored decently (2000+) in SAT,
  we generally recommend not to take any coaching as just preparing
  on their own will suffice. We give all the necessary guidance reg
  how to go about SAT and draft a rough study plan for them.

  But for those who haven’t been exposed to any kind of “entrance”
  training earlier definitely should not take any chance. They certainly
  miss the important concepts, shortcuts, smarter approaches,
  regularity, interaction with other SAT students etc. which can
  happen only in a classroom ambiance. Not scoring on SAT for the
  first time not only makes you spend again but also makes you waste
  a lot of time again. Moreover it also shakes your self belief. And all
  this is definitely not worth saving a few grands. You might as well
  finish it off once and for all by preparing in style and hence not
  leaving any stone unturned.

  A lot of students who claim to “manage” SAT on their own forget that
  they don’t have to manage it but have to “excel” at it.
Hence we have uploaded a list of more than 75 students,
along with their scores & email ids, so that you may have a
reference check with few of them before you proceed. As a
lot of these students are second timers, we have also
mentioned their earlier trainers with whom they dint have a
pleasant experience.

“We are the only SAT prep center in India to do so to
maintain utmost transparency.”

Further, we also allow demo/trial SAT sessions at any of
our centers so that before you enroll, you exactly know what
you are paying for. Prior registration required.

 We generally recommend students to follow the above two
steps with all the SAT test prep companies that they have
shortlisted. You cannot go wrong with this sensible and
logical way of reference check.
           The “SAT SCAM”
According to a recent article by TOI, since there is dearth
of genuine SAT trainers around, a lot of non qualified
individuals pose themselves to be training for the same.
Ignorant students become easy prey to such consultants
who lure them by tall claims and low pricing.

The issue is that you realize the problem only once you
pay up as most of these test prep companies neither
provide any testimonials nor any demo/trial SAT session
which helps you making a judicious choice when it
comes to authentic SAT training.
                                          continued…
Our course includes not only the concepts, shortcuts,
approach and practice but also regularity, direction and
guidance regarding which topic to prepare from which book,
which books to start with, which books to end with, which
tests to take, when to take them, suitable time to appear for
the exam and other imp things related to the exam and
applications.

Our comments on the above mentioned aspects of training
eliminate any scope of confusion and frustration among
students, bring a lot of convenience and clarity in the training
process and make sure that the prep is going in the right
direction.
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                            TESTIMONIALS

•   Anvisha Pai, 2350, Ambani
•   Neil Satra, 2350, Ambani, neil.satra@gmail.com
•   Anika Havaldar, 2200, Ambani, anika.havaldar@gmail.com
•   Agastya Shastri, 2140, agastya.shastri@gmail.com
•   Yash Saraf, Ambani, saraf.yash@gmail.com
•   Akshat Goenka, 2030, Ambani, agoenka27@hotmail.com
•   Shally Madhok, 1900, Ambani, shally_madhok@hotmail.com
•   Rishabh Bhavnani, 2030, SAT, Singapore int, rish_devil91@hotmail.com
•   Yuvraj Rajan, Ecole Mondiale, babson, rajanyuvraj@yahoo.co.in
•   Sanaa Jhurani, Ecole Mondiale, babson, sjhurani1@gmail.com
•   Anjali Merchant, Ecole Mondiale, babson
•   Aakanksha Goenka, Ecole Mondiale, agoenka27@hotmail.com
•   Yashwardhan Rajan, Ecole Mondiale, yvr_rules1@hotmail.com
•   Agrima Batra, Ecole Mondiale, agrimabatra@hotmail.com
•   Radhika Nehlani, Ecole Mondiale, radhi_92@hotmail.com
•   Rishika Srisrimal, Eciole Mondiale, rishika.shrishrimal@gmail.com
•   Abhinav Subramaniam, Ecole Mondiale, Abhinav.subramaniam@gmail.com
•   Tulsi Mehta, 2020, SAT, Ecole Mondiale, saveurself@gmail.com
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•   Siddhant Kothari, 2050, ASB, sidaddy@gmail.com
•    Yash Kothari, 2020, ASB,
•    Meera Brunner, 2030, ASB
•    Meloni Bendre, melonibendre@gmail.com
•    Ayesha Pagdiwala,
    ASB, ayaeshapagdiwalla555@hotmail.com
•    Chloe Berman, ASB, csberman@yahoo.com
•    Miel Yusuf, ASB, miel@yusuf.us
•    Nishant Mehta, 2050, SAT, Jamnabai
•    Anmol Thakeria, Podar international
•    Shradha Bhatia, 2030, Podar
    Intl, shradha_b@hotmail.com
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•     Rohan Mehta, rohan_m2000@hotmail.com (previously joined Princeton)
•   Ruzeveh Godrej, r_godrej@hotmail.com (previously joined JAMBOREE)
•    Ankur Seksaria, ankurseksaria@gmail.com (previously joined R.Saraswati, Vile
    Parle)
•    Sanjit Oberoi, soberoi@gmail.com (previously joined IMS)
•    Hitesh, electronic_rogue@yahoo.com (previously joined IMS)
•    Abhishek Kothari, abhismailbox@gmail.com (previously joined Jayant Pai, dadar)
•    Vivek Laddha, vivekladdha@gmail.com (previously joined TIME)
•    Rachita Kumar, (matunga), rach.kumar@gmail.com (previously joined KGC,
    pedder rd)
•    Merlyn D’souza, Merlyn.ds@gmail.com, (previously joined both Sonia Mutalia,
    khar & IMS)
•    Nikhil Tanwani, (khar), nikhiltanwani@gmail.com (previously joined Sonia Mutalia,
    khar)
•    Anand Piramal (Piramal group), Harvard, anandpiramal@gmail.com (previously
    joined Ezra, colaba)
•    Puneet Sehgal, (juhu), Darden, puneetsehgal@hotmail.com (previously joined prof
    Narsee, andheri)
•    Nikhil Keswani, nikhilkeswani@gmail.com (previously joined prof. Narsee,
    andheri)
•    Uday Kumar, yuukay76@hotmail.com (previously joined Eduworld, churchgate)
•    Rohan , Bhopal, rohans69@gmail.com (previously joined KGC, pedder rd)
Kairus Kavarana, kairuskavarana@gmail.com
Aditi Doshi Mehta, doshi.aditi@gmail.com
Dishank Kamat, kdishank@gmail.com
Aditya Sangle, adityasangle@gmail.com
Amisha Gulati, amishagulati@yahoo.com
Ajay Aswani, ajayaswani@gmail.com
Natasha Bharucha, natashabharucha@gmail.com
Aarti Karia, aarti_karia@hotmail.com
Aseem Nambiar, aseemnambiar@gmail.com
Akshay Chug, Wharton, akshayc7@gmail.com
Leesha Tirodkar, leesha_tirodkar@hotmail.com
Vikram Kukreja, vikramdityakukreja@gmail.com
Pooja Raheja, poojaraheja9@gmail.com
Rutu Shah, shah_rutu@hotmail.com
Trimaan Chandok, trimaan_chandock@hotmail.com
Ridhi Ghelani, ridhighelani@hotmail.com
Neeraj Dubey, dubey.neeraj@gmail.com
Manoj Nair, manojdevnair@gmail.com
As mentioned earlier, traveling convenience is a very trivial
factor when it comes to Authentic SAT training. Mentioned
below is the details of few students who have understood and
followed the above mentioned point and have travelled all the
way to our Andheri / Kemps Corner center.

Neeraj Dubey, dubey.neeraj@gmail.com (Thane)
Nikit Gangwani, 650, nikit.gangwani@gmail.com (Thane)
Amisha Thakkar, thakkaramisha@gmail.com ( Mulund)
Khushboo Gala, khushg15@gmail.com (Bhandup)
Siddharth Gupta, siddharthgupta1234@gmail.com (Vashi)
Jaspreet Singh Bedi, bedijs@gmail.com (Chembur)
Aakash Shah, aakashshah85@gmail.co
     Our students this year in
           HARVARD

• Anand Piramal (Piramal group),
  anandpiramal@gmail.com

• Kulin Lalbhai,
  redbrother@gmail.com
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Opp. Railway station,                         behind birdy’s,
Andheri (W)                                   Kemps Corner
Mumbai – 400058                               Mumbai - 36


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