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GRE Student Post: Vaijayanth’s Perfect Math Score

Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 4.59.59 PMThis lovely Thursday morning, we’ll be hearing from Vaijayanth, who got a perfect math score, and a 334 overall. Great job, Vaijayanth! ūüôā¬†

About me:¬†I’m currently working at Cisco Systems in Bangalore. It has been 2 years since I started working and it’s going ¬†great! I earned a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering and I intend ¬†to pursue a masters at a reputed university in Computer Networks as my specialization. I love jogging, which really helps ¬†me clear my mind in case I feel troubled. I also like reading about current events and offering my opinions on them.

Biggest Challenge on the GRE:¬†I found reading comprehension ¬†to be a tough nut to crack. I wasn’t exactly an avid reader back ¬†in my early days and I found concentrating on a topic as dry as ‘water algae’ to be an onerous task. I realized early that a major chunk of ¬†questions in the Verbal section were RC questions and I had to take the ¬†harder route to mastering them. Luckily, I stumbled onto the Magoosh blog and the ¬†suggestions given by Chris to improve one’s reading were really helpful. I¬†read a lot of articles on a daily basis from The Economist, The Scientific¬†American etc. so that I could practice encountering passages from different fields. This¬†helped me to improve my attention span. Also, it helps when you are¬†genuinely interested in reading the RC passages.

Helpful Tips: Watch the lesson videos in Magoosh, or work on perfecting your strategies in general. The videos are exhaustive and you need nothing more for strengthening your concepts. The strategies mentioned by Chris for the vocab section were amazing, especially the one that helps eliminate those tantalizing incorrect options in RC questions. Practice a lot of questions and attend a lot of practice tests so that you are comfortable with the interminable duration of the test.

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6 Responses to GRE Student Post: Vaijayanth’s Perfect Math Score

  1. Keith July 31, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    Congrats Vaijayanth.. That’s an awesome score… ūüôā And Yea, my field is Networking as well…. would love to know the universities which you have applied/ planning to apply for…

  2. Abdul-Mujeeb July 24, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Congratulations. More power to your elbow. I pray and hope I do great when I take my exam.

  3. Abdul-Mujeeb July 24, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Congratulations. More power to your elbow. I pray and hope I do great when take my exam.

  4. siddharth diwanji July 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    congrats Vaijayanth. being a non native speaker i can relate. rc does become interesting after a while except for renaissance art passages…

    • Vaijayanth July 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

      Thanks man. Valid point! ūüôā

      • Mourya August 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

        @Vaijayanth not a GRE question but I would like to know more about your job at cisco. I intend to take Computer Networks as my specialization. Is there a way to contact you?

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