Amazing superfood hacks for study group sessions

Moina Oberoi, celebrated food photographer, stylist, writer and recipe developer gives us her tips on how to keep you going during your study sessions. I am often hungrier while writing an article about food rather than while I’m cooking it. Thinking can make us pretty hungry. According to medical researchers, our brain cells need double the energy as the other cells in our body, causing our body to crave food to restore this energy during intellectual activities like test prep. So if you are preparing for standardized tests and often get the munchies, it is merely your brain insisting on a glucose boost. Sorry to be a damper on a […]

GRE Tips to get you started…

Mumbai based Admissions Consultant CollegePond tells us how to best prepare for the GRE. 1. Tell us about CollegePond and its Founders Collegepond is an online/offline-counseling career guidance, test preparation and admissions counseling outfit. We help talented students achieve their goal of studying at top Universities across the globe. We have guided over 2000 students in obtaining admission to the elite universities in USA, France, NZ, Australia, Singapore, UK and Hong Kong. Our strength lies in highlighting the most optimal path in achieving students’ career ambitions. Our directors are also featured in Education Times regularly. More information about us can be found on Suraj Bajaj completed his undergraduate dual degree from the University […]

5 Ways to Study for the LSAT While in College

Steve Schwartz from LSAT Blog gives 5 tips to help students balance their college courseloads with graduate-level exam prep. If you have a full college course load and a decent social life, it’s probably hard enough to balance the two. Add studying for the LSAT to the mix, and you may feel overwhelmed. This post gives you 5 ways to balance studying for the LSAT with school and life obligations. 1. Start your LSAT prep early. It’s much easier to do a little bit each week over the course of several weeks than to cram all your studying at once. It’s less stressful, and it won’t detract as much from […]

How to get accepted into Ivy League MBA schools

Grishma Nanavaty of ReachIvy, a boutique educational advisory, provides insight on getting accepted in to Top MBA schools. Grishma did her MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and is currently a Senior Counselor at ReachIvy. When should students applying for MBA to Ivy League schools start their application process? At ReachIvy we start working with students up to 4 years before as it takes time to build all aspects of a compelling application.   We have students starting as early as the completion of their undergraduate degree.  We coach and mentor students, understand who they really are and create achievable benchmarks for them.  Students also need time to research […]

Learn how to launch your successful start-up and get into Columbia Business School

Harsh Jain, Co-Founder & MD of, winner of the prestigious Red Herring Global Top 100 Award, talks to about his journey to Columbia Business School and his GMAT prep Did you study with a partner or by yourself for the GMAT? If yes, why? I studied by myself for the GMAT as none of my friends were taking it around the same time. At the time of my GMAT prep I was running my start-up and had long working hours, which meant studying at odd hours of the night and squeezing in time on free weekends. I was not able to find a study partner in my […]

Study tips for the CFA

Preparing for the CFA Exam can be a very demanding and exhausting task, one that requires couple of months preparation. TimePrep has a few tips that will help you crack the exam! Once you decide to enter the CFA program and become the CFA Level 1 Candidate, prior to enrolling the program, check if you have sufficient time for the preparation of the first exam. Don’t enrol the program if you can’t make it. This is something that can be assessed in advance. Wait for the other term, and enrol then. In order to assess whether you can do it or not, use the simple math. Start from your usual […]

The GRE – A Quick Guide

What is the GRE? The Graduate Record Exam, a computer-adaptive standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the US. The GRE was created in 1949 and has three sections: Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing. How is it different to the GMAT? The GMAT places more emphasis on logic, while the GRE tests vocabulary and language comprehension more thoroughly. The quant section on both tests is usually tough for liberal arts folk! How is it scored? The Verbal and Quantitative sections are each scored out of a maximum of 700. The Analytical Writing section is scored out of 6. The scores are aggregated into a “scaled […]

Study with a partner or a group for the CFA

Many CFA  candidates organize themselves in study groups and study together, which has many positive aspects. Group studying is a common approach used in almost all educational systems around the world. From school to college, students organize themselves in groups for homework and exam preparation. The reason behind the activity is that a group of people is smarter and more productive than an individual. If you study in a group you will solve problems more efficiently. Sometimes you will contribute to the group and at times the group will clarify certain topics or queries you may have. Teamwork makes the whole process less stressful and more pleasant because you meet […]