Shalu Gupta on

This is an  interview with a student of Shalu Gupta, a working professional who got a score of 700 in GRE verbal. This interview is taken on a conversational mode, where G refers to and S refers to Shalu.

G: “ Shalu , You are the second highest score getter from in the verbal section, how does it feel??”
S: “ Obviously it feels great to get such a score…I was expecting over 600, but getting 700 was too good!!”

G: “ When did you actually start preparing for GRE?”
S: “ I joined in March, 3 months before my GRE. Before that I was preparing from Barron’s and Kaplan’s…but there was no focus.

G: “ Ideally how much time did you spend per day for preparing??”

S: “ I was already working when I planned for GRE. So finding time was always a task for me. My office hours were from 9:30 am to 6:30pm. At times I had to stay back till 9:00pm…as a software developer my job included continuous involvement with my work…but I managed to steal some time from my work and took at least 2 sessions from After coming back home I spent at least 2 hours time for preparation. So in total I think I had spent 4 hours per day.”

G: “ How did you tackle the word list for GRE…its quite long…what was your strategy?”
S: “ I had finished the word list from Barron’s before I started on with Then the Word Bank from was also a useful material. It acted as a refresher for me…apart from this I had a vocab software which taught the words through both audio and visual materials…all these helped me in developing a satisfactory vocabulary.”

G: “ How useful were the feedbacks(GMCs) given to you by GREedge?”
S: “ The GMCs given by my SFA (student facilitator and Analyst) acted as a performance tracker for me. His useful tips on honing my skills, his analysis of the error types in me and the remedies provided helped me to achieve such a level where I became less prone to errors. He also boosted my moral and gave me confidence during the days when GRE was closing in…I feel that the feedbacks too played a pivotal role in determining my score.”

G: “ What was the response from your friends after they heard of your GRE score..?”
S: “ My friends were like..’ oh my did you do that??’ …they were also curious to know about my study style and the materials that I followed…”

G: “ After this stupendous success, are you going to refer to some of your friends?”
S: “ I have already done so and will keep on doing so…I have felt the difference with and I want my friends to feel the same…Thanks a lot”

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Mystery word week winner

Amrita Dutta, a student of Durgapur Institute of Advanced Technology and Management was the winner of the mystery word week contest conducted by She had recently enrolled with and boosted her score by 130 points in just 7 days!!!!!

Here’s what she had to say:

Amrita Dutta - Mystery word week winner

Amrita Dutta - Mystery word week winner

“I first wrote my GRE, I scored only 1130 – even though I used study material from Princeton Review and took classes with EdStar. Then I booked a second attempt, but this time I enrolled with for the “Fast Track GRE” program. The online learning software was very easy and convenient to use. My SFAs were also helpful and gave good guidance and motivation throughout my preparation – in fact, I felt comfortable calling them up anytime to clear my doubts. Thanks to, I boosted my score by 130 points in just 7 days of coaching! I wish I had joined you guys earlier. Thanks for all the help!”

On cloud 9

For some Universities in Europe, only the GRE Quant score suffices

Kanishk Mallick is currently working at a leading corporate house in Pune. He joined GREedge for the FTQ (Fast Track Quant) program for just 20 days and scored 780 out of 800 in GRE quant. Kanishk will mostly get a funding for his MS program from the University he plans to join.

According to Saranya Subramanian, his Student Facilitator and Analyst (SFA): “Kanishk was regular, serious and systematic. He finished all his sessions on time, and put in significant effort for improvement. Before enrolling with us he could score only around 550-600, but in just 20 days he managed to boost his score by 200 points which is really a remarkable feat. Such students make us proud :)”

Abhishek Sengupta of GREedge catches up with a visibly elated Kanishk talks about his target, preparation and

Abhishek: Kanishk, first of all a huge congrats to you for your success in GRE!

Kanishk: Thanks a lot!

kanish on Cloud 9

kanish on Cloud 9

Abhishek: Did your score meet up to your expectation. What score were you targeting?

Kanishk: Actually I came to know about a university in Europe which requires only the GRE quant score.So I was targeting a high score in the quantitative section as that would have entitled me for funding – I didn’t care how much I got on Verbal, so I signed up for your Fast Track Quant (FTQ) program. Now that I have managed to get 780, I will mostly get a scholarship.  So I am very much satisfied!!

Abhishek: How do you feel about and the service provided to you?

Kanishk: I am really very satisfied with the service that I got from The best part is that it makes the candidate prepare for the GRE in a very systematic way. I did some amount of preparation from other sources and materials, but while preparing from, I felt that the standard of the questions were much better than the other sources available.

I was also helped in writing my SOP and Abhirupa guided me on that. The day before the exam Yogish helped me with the tricks for handling AWA.  The unlimited tests were really great. But the biggest differentiating factor is the superb guidance from my SFA, Saranya!

Abhishek: So tell us  something about how Saranya helped you prepare?

Kanishk: I am really satisfied with my SFA  Saranya. The way she guided me and helped me was really good. Whenever I called her or messaged her, she responded and clarified all my doubts.

On time crunch and being employed…

AbhishekKanishk, you are an employed person. I understand you must be under immense work pressure, then how did you manage time for your GRE preparation?

Kanishk: You’re right, Abhishek. My office hours were from 9:30 am – 6:30 pm. As I don’t have Internet access at home, I used to stay back at my office till 8:30pm and prepare. So I put in around 2 hours a day for my preparation for about three weeks.

Abhishek: What was the reaction of your family and friends after knowing your GRE score?

Kanishk: They were happy knowing my quant score. As you know, my focus was mainly on the quant section, so my verbal score wasn’t great. Still, it doesn’t make any difference to me, because my university only requires a high quant score! [laughs]

AbhishekWould you like to recommend any changes in the current modules and questions?

Kanishk: Actually, everything is almost perfect. Well, if I have to give some suggestions for improvement, it would include increasing the number of worded problems, some more tricks and tactics, etc. Probably a chapter summary at the end.

Abhishek: Your on – the-spot thought on

Kanishk: is innovative and very good. As I enrolled for the quant program only, I can’t really say anything about the verbal section, but my belief is it will be as good as the quant section.

Abhishek: Would you recommend to your friends?

Kanishk: I will definitely recommend to my friends…that goes without saying!! [laughs]

Abhishek: Thank you Kanishk for your valuable time… we wish you all the best with your academic pursuits. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need any help in future.

Kanishk: Thank you!!!