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5 Study Spots in Austin to look out for

Studying doesn’t always need to be boring. With a lot of study prep to be done for those hugely competitive tests, it is always advisable to find yourself a change of location, all for your good. Caffeine addict or an outdoor person; we have something for you on our list of study spots for Austin. So grab your books and walk out to explore the 5 absolutely fantastic study spots in Austin which will help you to ace those test scores:   Houndstooth Delicious coffee, lovely music and tons of natural light set just the right mood for studying. The interiors are modern and chic and there is an option […]

5 Tricks to Grace Your FRM Exam

The FRM or Financial Risk Manager exam is a professional certification examination conducted worldwide by the GARP or Global Association of Risk Professionals for risk professionals and is globally recognized. FRM consists of two paper based tests – FRM Part-1 and FRM Part-2 which need to be cleared in sequence; that is though you can appear for both the parts at one single time; the second paper will be evaluated only if you clear the first one. Held in May and November every year; this highly professional and demanding test requires great precision and practice on the part of the examinee. StudyPal brings to you 5 tricks to grace your […]

Barron’s LSAT and MCAT Author Jay Cutts Tips to Study- December Session

Happy December! REMEMBER: The 3 Keys to Successful Self-Prep: 1. A well-planned study schedule 2. High quality prep materials 3. Peer support (A study partner or a study group might work wonders!) If you’re still not doing well enough, look for a QUALIFIED TUTOR. THIS MONTH: Let’s take a quick look at where things stand for you! MCAT: Hopefully you took your test already. If not, you’ll need to wait another year to apply. Also, most applications were due last month or earlier. PCAT: Some schools will accept the January exam. If you haven’t scored your best, keep studying! LSAT: If you aren’t signed up for the December test and […]

Group Study helped me crack JEE: Tips from an IITian

“Group Study helped me ace JEE”- IIT Kanpur student writes how having study partners made IIT a lot easier target. A student of the Department of Mathematics at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Gorank Dudeja writes why group study has been a boon to him while preparing for his IIT entrance. Hi, friends! I am Gorank Dudeja, a student at IIT Kanpur studying B.Sc. in Mathematics. IIT-JEE is perhaps one of the toughest exams in the world, not only in India. So naturally, the preparation for the examination had to start early, and it was as early as the standard 9th (four years before the actual exam) that […]

How to ace the Financial Risk Manager (F.R.M.) exam!


FRM, as the name suggests, involves ‘managing risk’. To ‘manage’ a risk, it is very important to ‘measure’ the risk and hence, the term, Risk Measurement. So coming to the exam preparation, the method is very clear and involves three things: 1. Practice 2. Practice 3. More practice The reason for so much emphasis on practice is the fact that the number of formulas involved in the FRM curriculum is humongous. There is not a single formula that is unimportant. Every chapter, every section involves a lot of formulas. While preparing a topic, by the time you reach the end, you’ll forget the formulas you learnt at the initial part […]

Social studying in New York

Social Studying in New York We often make studying for the CFA unnecessarily hard and lonesome. Let’s take the CFA for example. There are many ways to change that. For starters, get out of the house Lets start with Coffee Shops. New York has plenty of coffee options. Birch coffee-Located in the Gaudi-esque Gershwin Hotel. Seating by the counters are often occupied, however walk into the Gershwin lobby and up some dark stairs you would spot their library, tucked in a small loft. Finish an hour of questions on that Schweser guide, followed with ten minutes of people watching on a Sunday afternoon and the study experience for the CFA […]

Tips and tricks for cracking the CFA

As a CFA Candidate you will spend couple of months each year for the next couple of years studying and preparing for the CFA exams. Exam results, showing that more than 60% of candidates fail, are certainly not a good motivation. Although we believe that there is not a single good strategy for passing the CFA exam, but various good approaches applicable to various people, we have summarized the most important tips and tricks that may help you pass the exams and accomplish the goal of becoming the CFA Charterholder.\ Do first things first. Prior to starting the preparation for CFA, make a study plan. Find a study partner for […]

Life of a CFA Student

Life of a CFA student is miserable – not necessary! Enrolling the CFA program will have an impact on your private life and relationships with your friends, partner and family. If you want to successfully complete the program you will have to dedicate a significant amount of time and effort to the learning process. The CFA program is not very demanding in terms of new knowledge, but it takes a lot of time to go through the entire curriculum and solve decent number of practice problems. You will have to spend certain amount of your free time on the CFA program and make clear cuts in your social life. Although […]

A-Z of the GRE

Our friends at Magoosh give you a rundown of everything you need to know about the GRE. The GRE experts at Magoosh have just released the Ultimate GRE Guide, which is a great resource for anyone starting to study for the GRE. It answers every question an aspiring graduate student might have, from the very basic (“What is the GRE?”) to the advanced (“How do you get a perfect score?”). It organizes a lot of the information from the Magoosh blog, and points you to other sites (especially to!) that may offer more help. Best of all, it’s free! Think of it as a crash course to the GRE—once […]

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 […]