How to Face Examination Fear?

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How to Face Examination Fear?

The fear of exams is on the minds of several student’s across the globe. Indeed, it is a challenge to be faced with an open mind to remove all suspicions with a positive attitude. Good test preparation and proper training removes every anxiety so as to keep yourself tuned for a big score. Critical Reasoning skills play an important role in getting successful results. Proper time spacing and good concentration laced with determination to do well will take us to the winning post.

GRE, GMAT and SAT are highly competitive examinations conducted by Education Testing Services (ETS), Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and College Board respectively. The knowledge base of the trainers is upgraded from time to time based on the pattern of the test papers and curricula as well. They offer new strategies and proven tips that add value to test preparation. The fear factor is completely removed with repeated brainstorming sessions.


Manhattan Review, India, has been offering invaluable services in the field of GRE, GMAT and SAT test-prep and Admission Counseling Services since a decade. 100 per cent score improvement is guaranteed* (Conditions apply). Only we can make that claim because we know test-prep best. The services offered by us are world class and more beyond international standards. The trainers are well certified with long years of experience in training for competitive exams.

All the queries that arise in a student’s mind is given a new dimension and channelized into big scores. The best time of the day (or night) should be chosen for learning and proper justice has to be done to it. The student’s must take every assessment class seriously. The classwork and homework should be done regularly. A steady focus on what can be expected is offered with 100 per cent accuracy.

A strong determination to do well and an ambitious study plan will remove examination fear. The will to win against all odds is another famous ploy that will make your examination preparation a worthwhile effort. Starting to the examination center early, probably one hour also helps a lot. A proper exercise routine mixed with a healthy diet and some meditation helps very much. More closeness to books and people who are writing similar examinations is another morale booster technique. Hard work and attentiveness in classroom or online training is of utmost importance. Practice Drills and Mock Tests give valuable support to GRE, GMAT and SAT test-prep.

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website to see the latest updates.



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How To Improve Your English Language Skills?


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There are several ways to improve English language. Perfect grammar, vocabulary, use of idioms and phrases. All these play an equally important role in improving reading, writing and speaking skills to optimum levels. A good knowledge of antonyms and synonyms give a boost to raise the word usage. Indeed, there is such a great need to load the memory bank to compete with the best in the world. In creativity lies the skill. The importance of trainers and the training offered is another core area that gives improvement of English to maximum fluency levels.

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Life Sciences’ top ranked universities

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Life sciences include a range of subjects, from forestry to biotechnology. A full list of degrees covered by the ranking appears below.

Graduates of life science degrees go on to work in various different fields. Many jobs directly use life science research and knowledge, such as roles in pharmaceutical companies, environmental work and even forensic science.

Following are the TOP 5 ranked universities in USA, for Life Sciences.

  1. Harvard University
  2. Stanford University
  3. California Institute of Technology
  4. University of California Berkeley
  5. Princeton University

The life sciences ranking covers the following degrees:

  • Agriculture, Fisheries & Food
  • Anatomy & Morphology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Ecology, Evolution & Environment
  • Entomology
  • Forestry
  • Genetics & Heredity
  • Immunology
  • Mycology
  • Paleontology
  • Parasitology
  • Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  • Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Virology
  • Zoology
  • Life Sciences – Other topics

Public or Private? – In the U.S., there is a difference between public and private colleges. Generally, a public school is predominantly funded by state governments, whereas private schools are funded through private contributions, donations and tuition.

Regardless of whether a school is public or private, international students should look at things they value in an institution, like academics, athletics or the social scene. There are a few differences between the two types that students might want to be aware of.

  • Tuition:Being funded by public money means that public universities tend to have lower tuition rates than private universities, especially elite institutions. While the sticker price for a public school is generally lower than a private school, if you land a scholarship at a private school, your tuition could be substantially less.

It’s a myth that scholarships are harder to get for public universities; certain institutions will have scholarships specifically for international students, and a lot of scholarships are awarded to students regardless of what type of university they are attending.

  • Campus life:Public universities tend to be much larger than private universities, which can mean there is a lot more happening on campus. You can get immersed in many different clubs, student organizations and societies. If you’re looking for a varied student experience focused on academics,athletics and a social life, a public university would be a great choice.
  • Demographics:Public universities generally attract a diverse group of students, in part because they typically offer a wide variety of majors. This means that you’ll run into people from all over the country and from all walks of life, which makes your experience all the more interesting.

However, private universities tend to have a greater geographical diversity, since they don’t assess tuition due to residency. Students who are looking to study in their home state generally pay in-state tuition at their local public schools.

  • Prestige and quality of education:There are great public universities, with top-notch faculty. However if you look at the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, the first 19 institutions are private. The Ivy League and many other private institutions carry a certain prestige.

But a lot of public universities are highly ranked, and having a lower tuition doesn’t necessarily mean that a school provides a lower-quality education. A public university can be a great option to get the best value for your money.

Your choice will depend on things like campus size, culture, costs, environment and academic specialties, which can’t be clearly defined under just the public or private label. There are small public schools with few majors and large private schools with a wide variety of majors.

Your choice could also be determined by the region you’re searching in. Private schools tend to be more common in the Northeast and West, whereas you’ll find a lot of public schools in the South and Midwest.

Public and private universities vary widely across the country and applying to one type does not mean eliminating the other. Consider applying to both public and private schools. The final decision on a university depends on the overall score an institution receives according to your priorities.

Spring admission – anyone? – This is the time to complete your application process for Spring admission (starting in January). Deadlines are fast approaching. Yet, Manhattan Review (MR) can help you apply for your chosen field of study, for Spring intake, without making you wait till one year – to go to USA and study. In fact, many students are talking to our counselors and starting their applications as we send this newsletter. Don’t delay your plans any further. MR will be with you all the way, for your sojourn to USA! Just come and meet any of our team members.



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Top 10 Universities To Pursue Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering In The World

The Best Universities In The World To Pursue Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering are below:


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  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – School of Engineering Cambridge, MA
  2. Georgia Institute of Technology – College of Engineering Atlanta, GA
  3. Stanford University – School of Engineering Stanford, CA
  4. California Institute of Technology – Division of Engineering and Applied Science Pasadena, CA
  5. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor – College of Engineering Ann Arbor, MI
  6. Purdue University–West Lafayette – College of Engineering West Lafayette, IN
  7. University of Texas–Austin (Cockrell) – Cockrell School of Engineering Austin, TX
  8. University of Colorado–Boulder – College of Engineering and Applied Science Boulder, CO
  9. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign – College of Engineering Urbana, IL
  10. Texas A&M University–College Station (Look) – Dwight Look College of Engineering College Station, TX

If your Aim is to study among one of them Manhattan Review India will help you to get over there by providing world class training and by assisting you completely in the Admission Counselling process.

          Source: US News and World Report

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website to see the latest updates.


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The Indian Student’s Count in US Universities and Colleges

The Indian student’s count in US universities and colleges has been raised to nearly 2 lakhs as per the latest official data derived on Friday, 29 April, 2016. According to the recent survey, the number is approximately 1, 94,000, a direct increase of 31% in one year.

According to the latest ‘Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS),  by the numbers’, a quarterly report on foreign student trends prepared by Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP),” the total number of Indian F (academic) or M (vocational) students studying in the US  raised from 148,360 in March 2015 to 194,438 in March 2016, an increase of 31.1 per cent”. SEVIS is part of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

As per the report, 82% of F & M Indian students enroll in STEM field.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Maximum students of this stream are from India than any other country. And round 42% of total enrolled international students in US which may counts up to 479,000 are pursuing STEM program. And approx. 417,000 international students from Asia are pursuing STEM studies, an increase of 17 per cent since March 2015.


The New York University, the University of Southern California, Northeastern University, Columbia University and the University of Illinois are the top ranked schools with the highest international student populations. Every year, in the month of March, more than 10,000 international students were enrolled at each school.  Out of which, 77% of all international students were from Asia.

India is the leader of growth (in terms of the number of students going to USA) with 31% increase, followed by Vietnam (11%) and China 7.9%)

California attracted more than 2 lakh students, followed by New York with 1.3 lakh students and Texas with 85000+ students.

Finally, Business Management/Administration is top program, followed by Engineering and Computer & Information Sciences that attract international students to USA.

Hello America! Pre Departure Orientation – The time to fly to USA is fast approaching for students who succeeded in getting their visas. Manhattan Review is proud to be associated many, many students with their visa documentation guidance and interview preparation with the help of mock sessions. Not only did we prepare students face-to-face, but also through video conferencing. The results are mind-blowing! Each and every one of our students were very happy with the preparation and guidance. Most of all, they all have successfully got the visas to study in USA!!

For our first set of students, MR has conducted a Pre-Departure Orientation at our Corporate Office. Students were oriented with information on what to do, what NOT to do, what to carry and how to get adjusted to the university, country and living conditions within USA. Students were deeply appreciative of the information and tips. See their response here:

We are ready to do all this and much more for you. What are you waiting for, to get the best professional service for studying abroad?


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Canada’s Top Universities

Australia – Tough to get in for mediocre students –

The entry of mediocre foreign students into Australia is likely to be restricted with new norms making education institutions responsible for the genuineness of their admissions, which will be reflected in their ratings. Institutes will be forced to do tougher screening and mediocre students are likely to be automatically weeded out due to the new norms of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. If institutes make a mistake, their rating will be at risk and they will be nailed.

The universities and institutions have been divided into three categories. About 80 institutions including top universities like Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, RMIT University and Bond University are at Level-I. Students gaining admission into these institutions will not be required to provide proofs, including of their financial details. However, the majority of universities and institutions sought after by Indian students are under Assessment Level-II.

Canada’s Top Universities –

Here is a list of top Five universities in Canada, for doing Master’s and Doctoral level programs.

1 University of Toronto Ontario
2 University of British Columbia British Columbia
3 McGill University Québec
4 McMaster University Ontario
5 University of Montreal Québec

Want more information on studying in the safest country to live in – Canada?  Contact our counselors for information and assistance with your plans of studying in Canada.

 Visas, visas and more visas! –

Last week, four more Manhattan Review students got their visas to USA. For a group of 14 students, we have conducted Pre-departure Orientation (PDO) to help them understand what to expect from studying and living in the USA & necessary tips, hints and important information for their success. Even parents have attended the Orientation session, which was appreciated for the information and insights provided by MR.

When are you getting your visas and attending the PDO session?

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Brexit and studying in the UK

Brexit and studying in the UK – With Britain breaking away from EU, there have been fears and apprehensions among people in all fields. What is the impact for students who want to study in Britain? Here is an excerpt from an interview with a Head of one of the top universities of UK.

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Kevin Featherstone is Head of the London School of Economics (LSE) European Institute discussed Brexit, racism, ­ and students caught between, in The Times of India. Excerpts:

“British universities are very worried. Whether a Brexit government can maintain similar levels of research funding is doubtful.”

“Operational models of many universities rest on overseas and EU students. Their fees fund a university sector that is world class. At present, universities are guaranteeing fees for the 2016-17 academic year will not change ­ but, beyond that, the position depends on any change of government policy and public funding. So, students must wait and see. Also, there are reports of isolated instances of racist attacks.”

“However, it is reasonable to imagine that a Brexit will make the UK less attractive to European students. There will be less financial aid, tuitions would likely increase, the UK will be outside of Erasmus+, and new immigration requirements may arise. All that to say, a British exit from the EU would certainly open the door to the UK’s international competitors.”

“Leaving the EU and putting up barriers to work and study makes it more likely that European students and researchers will choose to go elsewhere, strengthening our competitors and weakening the UK’s universities.”

What does all this mean to students who want to study in UK? High level of uncertainty, lesser opportunities, much higher cost of education and most importantly, reduced opportunities for employment. What do you say?

Doctoral (PhD) admissions – We have many students coming in for information on studying at the Doctoral level in US universities. A few points are highlighted here for your benefit.

  • Doctoral level admissions are considered mostly for Fall (August) semester. Processing applications for Spring is rare.
  • The application process takes longer than for MS. Be prepared to start at least one year in advance.
  • Application deadlines will be around November/December for most programs and universities. Don’t miss them!
  • Financial aid may be available partially or in full, depending upon field of research and university. In some programs and universities, funding may not be available at all!
  • In addition to free tuition and fees, most PhD students will be given a stipend to meet their living costs.
  • A PhD program could take 3-5 years to complete

There is a lot of process, follow-up and work involved with PhD admissions. If you are interested, don’t wait. Talk to your counselor and he/she will provide you with all the right information. Manhattan Review provides top-of-the-line services for PhD applicants. Take full advantage.

More visa news – Manhattan Review is pleased to inform you that more than 40 students have received visas to USA till date. The number is increasing by the day!

There are a few subtle changes in the way the visa interviews are being conducted by the US Consulate staff. In view of what happened during the previous semester (Spring 2016), the staff is conscious and being careful about how and why they should issue visas. With our experience and expertise, we are in a positon to help students prepare ‘properly’ for the visa interview, document well and answer all the tricky questions successfully. Want to know how we can help you to reach USA successfully? Contact one of our counselors who will be pleased to help you.

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US universities to focus on Manufacturing

US universities to focus on ‘Manufacturing’ An Act has been passed by the US Senate just yesterday, in which legislation has been included to help US universities strengthen their Engineering programs.

By doing so, the universities will be able to meet the demands of the modern manufacturing industry. “Manufacturing Universities” authorizes the Defense Department to support industry-relevant, manufacturing-focused, engineering training at U.S. universities. It will ensure that America is offering higher education that meets the needs of 21st century manufacturing.

This is good news for international students from non-IT background, who are desperate to look for internship and employment opportunities after their education. With focus on training students in the manufacturing sector, universities are helping themselves and in turn helping students to focus on core engineering fields.

‘Fair’y Tales – Manhattan Review (MR) has participated in ‘The Hindu International Education Fair’ held in Hotel Taj Deccan on Sunday, the 15th May.

With a very attractive stall displaying information about our services and video testimonials of our successful students who got top scores, admits and visas, MR attracted a huge crowd of students. Our Center managers personally counseled students about test preparation, admissions and all matters related to studying abroad, especially in USA and Germany.

Students who have visited our stall were quite happy with the information provided and are keen to take advantage of the services being provided by MR. With a very focused approach towards helping students, MR has been successfully conducting ‘Mega GRE’ workshops, participating in Education Fairs and will be a part of ‘QS World MBA Tour’ in Hyderabad on 25th (in The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Madhapur) and Bangalore on 28th May in Vivanta by Taj, M.G. Road.

Do visit our stall during the events on 25th and 28th May, and give us a pleasant surprise!

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Finland not free anymore

Finland, not free anymore – Till January, education in Finland for international students was free. The Finland government has passed a resolution to make the international student fee-paying, with effect from 1st January 2016.

Fee-payment will be applicable for both Bachelor’s and Master’s level international students. By this addition (of tuition), the cost of education in Finland becomes very high, since the cost of living is among the highest in European countries.

Official government statistics indicate that there were a total of 19,880 foreign students enrolled in degree programs at Finnish universities and polytechnics in 2014. Nearly eight in ten of those students (77% or 15,330 in total) were international.

Assistantships: a practical advice Many of you are ready to leave for USA shortly. While some of you may have got funding in the form of scholarships and tuition waivers, many would want to know about other resources to help them with their education expenditure.

How to obtain assistantships? As you may know, there are different types of assistantships – Teaching, Research and Administrative. These are available to students who contact the professors and convince them of their ability to assist him/her (the Professor) with his/her teaching or research. If you have high TOEFL and/or Verbal section scores in GRE, you could approach the professors to become a Teaching Assistant (TA). If you are keen on spending long hours to help with research, you could certainly consider becoming a Research Assistant (RA). And, if you have typing or coding skills or any other that could help with the administration of a department, you could apply for an Administrative Assistant positon. With an assistantship, your tuition could be completely waived and you may be paid a stipend to cover your living expenditure costs. This means, you need not spend any money for your education or living!

Mind you, it is not necessary to apply for any of these positions within the department you have obtained admission. You could also apply to other departments too. For your efforts to be effective and successful, use the regulations. You can travel up to 30 days before your classes starting date. Use that time to explore your and other departments and hit the jackpot!!

GMAT and GRE: exciting events and offers Manhattan Review’s Mega GRE event blasted off the ground to reach a new high. Many students across Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka are taking advantage of our workshops and discovering life-changing information and services. Free demo. Classes, discounted fees, group discounts and customized packages for students are on offer during the mega sessions. Are you a part of the mega event? Have you taken advantage? If not, meet your counselor and find out how we could offer better services for you at a discounted price. If you have already taken advantage, inform your friends and classmates. Let them also benefit from your magnanimity.