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Recently Universities Representatives had a meeting with US embassy delegates in India and they have been advised to follow a certain procedures, summarised below to ensure that students are genuine and they would get visas without any issues.

​​Regarding GRE or GMAT: Though few Universities / Colleges accept students without GRE or GMAT and based on each individual students Academic consistency, Grade etc., It is advised to students to strictly take GRE or GMAT before applying for the visa. Understood from the Universities that the embassy is really concerned about the GRE or GMAT and students those who have not appeared for either one of these exams would have a high possibility of Visa refusal as it is considered as a mandatory requirement. If students have appeared for any one of the exams then it proves that the student is Genuine and they will be considered as a genuine and serious student who has fulfilled the basic requirements and intention to study in USA and this would really help the students by means of Visa. We strongly recommend all the students to have GRE or GMAT before attending the visa interview.
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Regarding Financial Documents: The embassy is really concerned that most of the students are not having the genuine financial ability or documents to prove that they have enough fund for their tuition fee and living expenses for the entire duration of the program. Students are either arranging temporary fund to get the I20 or they get the assistance from some financial agents or educational consultants and this is going to be strictly verified and cross checked by the embassy to ensure that only genuine students with genuine money could enter US for education. All financial documents will be scrutinized and strict action is going to be taken against the students those who show fake certificates or temporary financial documents.

Students could either show education loan letter or if they are sponsored by their parents or relatives then the fund has to be in the account for a long duration and if it is deposited recently then the source of fund has to be given with evidence.

Regarding Visa Appointment: It is advised to all the students to get the appointment from the Embassy which is located in their state for example all students from AP and Telangana should get appointment from US Embassy in Hyderabad and students from other parts of South India should apply in US Embassy, Chennai and students from north should apply in Delhi and west in Mumbai. 
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Regarding 1st semester Fee: It is advised students to strictly pay the 1st semester fee before travelling to US. Usually now-a-days, Universities will not register the students those who have not paid the 1st semester fee and will cancel the I-20 for those students.
It never hurts to make time for a little GRE Reading Comprehension practice. In this two-part blog series, we’ll provide you with a GRE passage and then walk you through it step-by-step, highlighting answers and explanations at each stage.

Reading Comprehension practice exercise

First, let’s break down a sample passage before moving on to a few practice questions:

Although Shirley Jackson is perhaps best known for her macabre short stories and novels, she was, in fact, a master of several genres and a prolific and varied writer, composing essays, autobiographies, and magazine articles as well as fiction. While Jackson had a vast literary repertoire, however, she tended to use the same types of fictional elements in her stories.

For example, like Flannery O’Connor, another writer renowned for her dissection of genteel society, Jackson often paired hyper-realistic settings with surreal plots to expose the dark underside of Middle America. Many of her stories took place within structured societal confines, such as neighborhoods or even entire towns, and featured large casts of archetypal characters–usually including gossips, shrews, and other unsavory types who insisted on conformity to the community’s self-imposed rules, with fearful consequences. Her most famous story, “The Lottery”–in which a “normal” American village gathers for its yearly ritual, the stoning of one of its residents–is perhaps a classic Jackson tale in this sense. The ceremony, which seems bizarre and cruel to most readers, is treated by Jackson as if it were the most natural thing in the world, which causes the reader to call into question his or her own participation in society’s rituals.Passage analysis questions.

Passage analysis questions

Passage analysis questions

Effective Reading Comprehension practice is about learning how to look for the right elements in the GRE passage. Try answering the following analysis questions:
  1.     What is the TOPIC (main idea) of this passage?
  2.     What is the SCOPE (specific focus) of this passage?
  3.     What is the PURPOSE of this passage? (What is the author trying to do with this passage?  Describe/explain, argue, advocate, etc…)
  4.     What notes would you jot down on your scratch paper to paraphrase each paragraph?

Answer here in the comments, and we’ll post another blog entry with the full explanation next week. Happy practicing!

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Source: http://www.kaptest.com/blog/grad-school-insider/2015/10/09/gre-reading-comprehension-practice-passage-analysis/
It never hurts to make time for a little GRE Reading Comprehension practice. In this two-part blog series, we’ll provide you with a GRE passage and then walk you through it step-by-step, highlighting answers and explanations at each stage - See more at: http://www.kaptest.com/blog/grad-school-insider/2015/10/09/gre-reading-comprehension-practice-passage-analysis/#sthash.poWmVjvv.dpuf
Scheduling GRE test is very crucial factor for the students those are intended to pursue studies in the abroad. It is always a wise step to follow some ideal factors here to decide on your GRE test schedule:

Guidelines for when to take your GRE exam

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  1. Deadlines of Applications:

    Your chosen universities and college application deadlines will be dictating factor here to a certain extent to decide on the GRE test date or schedule. It is imperative for you to attach your test scores with the applications. So, plan your GRE test date in a way you can receive the test score to add up with the applications.

  2. Processing Time of Test:

    Writing test is currently part of your test taking procedure, which is making results serving procedure little delayed unlike earlier. Quantitative and verbal sections evaluation for scoring will take a certain time. Now, it is taking approximately 15 days from the date of test to declare the GRE score. These score reports will be sent out to your mentioned universities by that time. So, synchronize and plan your application deadlines and score receiving dates perfectly well and suitable for your admission success needs.

  3. Score Achieving Confidence:

    It is another important aspect that requires close attention of yours while scheduling your GRE test date. If you’re confident about taking test and securing better scores, then you can plan it within tight schedules. Otherwise, it is wise to take your test little early in a way you can appear for the test once again, when the scores are not up to the expectations. It is allowed to retake the test with a gap of 21 days and it is considered up to 5 times in row for a year.

  4. Why 1 out of 4 take GRE test more than once..
  5. College Course Work Conflicts:

    It is very commonly happens for many students to take GRE test while pursuing their college too. In fact, it is not wise here to bring conflict to your regular course works through considering GRE by that time. Also, sometimes such things can add up well to your GRE test studying too. You should plan this according to your convenience and based on the course work taken up. Make it sure that there will be no conflict to any of the study.

  6. Popular Time:

    It is very often suggested as best time to take GRE test is during the months of October, November and December. Very commonly, many students tend to take this test during fall or late fall to accommodate well with their applications deadline. During this period, you will find it hard and tedious to get a slot to take the test. So, plan during mentioned months while the slots are easily available and you can take test with no pressure.