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07-07-2003, 10:24 AM
Just got my final score report by (snail) mail (after many a lost report and enquiries). Got a score of 6.0 on the essay and an overall score of 300.

Needless to say, I am satisfied with my performance :-D

Will this, in any way offset my pedestrian performance on the GRE (Q770 V630 Essay 4.5) ?????

TestMagic has been a big help, for both the GRE and TOEFL....I went through the TOEFL posts only on the night before the exam (I especially remember Madhura's post)...it really helped... Thanks a lot to all of you, especially Erin Billy who has made it all possible...It's a pleasure to be associated with such a wonderful community !!!


My scores are

L : 30
S/W: 13-30
R : 30

Score range : 243-300

Happy about my score :cool:. I don't know if it is a case of too little, too late, though ?. Got 1400/1600 (q770 v630) in GRE. Can somebody tell me if this can offset poor GRE score to some extent?

Sections were generally easy. In Listening, make sure you put it to max volume. You can probably adjust, the audio later with some external volume control (if u have it on ur headphone). I read Madhura's post the night before. It was very useful. Here it is :


In listening, lot of American slang is used. Watching American movies would help a lot.

Structure was ok...again, I am almost a native speaker of English, have been speaking English, for a long long time.

Reading was also ok. Make sure you take your time, and double check your ans. Some questions are comparatively a little tricky. I went slow from the beginning and finished 10 min before time (In Powerprep, I finished like 40 min b4 time). I felt this is a better approach than finishing the whole thing with half an hour to spare, and revising it. Anyway, follow what works best for u.

Writing was ok...did reasonably fine.

I didn't prepare much. Read the intro parts of Cliff and Barrons, and took one Powerprep test. Got 230-287 on Powerprep.

Just be cool and you will be fine...

Hope this helps!

07-10-2003, 02:52 PM
hi venk,
those r great scores ya, which book did u use for the toefl and gre,
and also how was the verbal section,
waitin for ur reply,

07-10-2003, 03:12 PM
Originally posted by coolvenk

Happy about my score :cool:. I don't know if it is a case of too little, too late, though ?. Got 1400/1600 (q770 v630) in GRE. Can somebody tell me if this can offset poor GRE score to some extent?

First of all, HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON SUCH AWESOME SCORE in both GRE and TOEFL. Secondly, 1400 is a really good score and its not low by any measures....So dont worry and concentrate on other parts of ur app. Good Luck to u in the process.


07-10-2003, 03:20 PM
Hi Andrea,
As I said, I didnt really prepare much for TOEFL, just a couple of days. If u have a lot of time and aren't comfortable with American English, I suggest u watch some American movies on TV probably and also CNN, esp. shows like Larry King Live, for listening. For structure, if are not good at Eng. grammar, I suggest you look at either Cliffs TOEFL or Barron's TOEFL. I have not used both, for structure, so u might be better served by getting somebody else's opinion. RCs, if u've prepared for GRE, that shud suffice...there are a few different question types, which u might want to get familiar with....but generally TOEFL RC is a cakewalk when compared to GRE Rc. Again, sam'e true for essays...

My GRE score isn't really good...u could find beter suggestions at the Just fin. my GRE test section, the link is:

All the best!

07-10-2003, 03:56 PM
Hi Sri,
Thanks for your encouraging words.

I am planning to pursue a Ph.D. in Computer science specialising in Theoretical Computer Science. I'm concerned esp. about my Quants score which is 770. Is it sufficient to get into a good school, with funding?

Thanks again!

07-10-2003, 06:03 PM
Hey coolvenk,:cool:

Awesome stuff!!!! Great scores as sri said it is a great score and it is not low by any measures.
And i think that your score is sufficient enough to get in a good school with funding good luck to you and all the best,


07-31-2003, 01:00 AM
hi coolvenk,
thanks a lot for the reply, plan to take the tofl on aug 5, hope to do well.