Good Acads But GRE Little Low

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Question Posted By Dinesh: –

Hi…..Need your valuable suggestions on my chances to get admit in Ms in Robotics programme/Control n automatio/Systems ans Control on good univ

Profile: (Fall 2013)

10th – 86.5%
12th – 91%
B.Tech – 8.55 CGPA (Amrita University) top 5% of the class

 

Paper published – 4 International Publications (out of 3 research projects)
Journal – 1 (Int. Journal of Robotics and Automation)
Final year project – Internship at Korea Institute of Science and Technology- 3 months
Many extracurricular activities..(attended tech-fests, participated in competitions)

Attended summer school on “Aerial Service Robotics” in ETH Zurich, Switzerland..
(met the legend Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar, Robotics Group)

GRE previous attempt – (300 + 800), –retaking– on 27th sept..
TOEFL previous attempt – (88), —retaking– on Oct 13th..

Good LOR’s + Decent SOP…

This one year i will join as a Research Assistant in Robotics Research Center, IIIT-Hyderabad

GRE is d only drawback…so i want to which top universities less consider abt GRE…………..

Answer By The Admin: –

Hello Dinesh. Let’s Discuss this one by one.

Firstly, Universities don’t see your 10th and 12th Standard Percentage. So that Percentage will not be included while evaluating your Application.

Secondly, You have a Good Acads. You have been in top 5%, You have published 4 papers out of which 3 where research Projects and you are going to join as Research Assistant in Robotics Research Center, IIIT-Hyderabad. These will really help you a lot, I mean a lot in getting a good University.

Thirdly, You will have a Good SOP and LOR which is really good for getting into the Best Universities in USA.

Finally, the Problem now is about GRE and TOEFL Score. It’s little on the lower side at this moment. All the top Universities will see your GRE and TOEFL Score. There are no Top Universities which will give less attention to these Scores. So with these present Scores that you have in GRE and TOEFL you will easily get into some good Universities because of your Acads. But if you are really willing to join the Best Universities in USA, all you need to do is: – Get a GRE Score of about 320 and you just need to Score a Minimum of 90 in TOEFL. If you score these marks you can Aim at the Best Universities in USA and you will easily get in. So Concentrate on the Upcoming GRE and TOEFL exam. You are 70% through in getting the Best Universities in USA because of your Acads. All you need to do is to fill the remaining 30% by getting a good GRE and TOEFL Score.

Hope I was able to Clarify your Doubts.

Question By Dinesh: – 

Hey Shrinivas,

Thanks for your reply..that really clarified my doubt.

But my another issue is should I apply for direct Phd or Ms..?  In which case my profile will have more chances to get accepted in good univ…?
Reasons for direct Phd:
-I am interested in Research
-Will complete Phd in short span compared to doing Ms and Phd individually
-Will have more chances of getting funding
-Even the salary for Phd student is more than ms student
Phd or Ms and in which case I have more chances to get admit…usually to whom the professor’s more likely to give admit…..?

Answer By The Admin: –

Hello Dinesh, It will all depend on your GRE and TOEFL Score. If you have really good Score in both of them, Since your Acads are really good and Since you will be working as Research Assistant in Robotics Research Center, IIIT-Hyderabad, You have lot’s of chances in getting the Best university for PhD. Just specify the reasons for PhD in the SOP get a LOR from the Professors of IIT Hyderabad, which will really help you a lot in getting into the Best University for PhD. You have good chances in PhD, just make sure that you get a good GRE and TOEFL score, as it plays a role in deciding whether or not the Applicant must be taken.
Your Question “Phd or Ms and in which case I have more chances to get admit…usually to whom the professor’s more likely to give admit…..?”. Generally speaking, chances are high in MS if you compare it with PhD. But your background is strong to get into PhD too. Professors generally see your SOP and LOR, for why you are wanting to join PhD. I suppose if you are Interested in Joining PhD, go for it, You have a great chance. Get a good GRE and TOEFL score, prepare a good SOP with reasons for joining PhD and a LOR from Professors of IIT Hyderabad. You can also get it from your College too but I would say you get a LOR from IIT, It really gives you a upper hand.
Hope I was able to clarify your Doubts.
All The Best.

One thought on “Good Acads But GRE Little Low

  1. hi sir,
    I am Srinivas Reddy from India and i scored 282 in GRE and 61 in TOEFL which happend all of a sudden and the effect of getting low scores is due to my 4-1 semister exams.so can you send me some of the universities for a major in Telecommunications.

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