FAQ

Contact

1. What is your office address?

We are located at 44 Mitra Kunj, 4th floor, Peddar Road, Mumbai- 400046. Our building is located exactly opposite Jaslok Hospital on the main road.

2. Do you have any branches?

We have only one branch.

3. What are your opening hours?

We are open Mon-Fri 10.30 am to 7 pm and Saturdays 10.30 am to 4 pm.

Initial Consulting

1. How can I book an appointment with Mr. Gupta for a counselling session?

Simply click on the tab on the right side of this page which says " Book An Appointment". Our counsellor will get in touch with you to confirm your appointment with Mr.Gupta. We conduct online and offline counselling sessions according to your convince. Alternatively you can call our office and book an appointment over the phone. Our office numbers are +91 22 23526372 / 23517748.

2. Do I need to pay before the initial appointment?

Yes, an initial consulting fee is due before your initial counselling session. Please call our office on +91 22 23526372 / 23517748 for more information.

3. What forms of payment do you accept for the initial consulting session?

We accept cash or credit card payment. You can even make an online bank account transfer.

4. Who conducts the counselling session?

All our counselling sessions are 1-1 and are conducted by Mr.Karan Gupta.

5. Do I have to come into the office for a counseling session?

We offer both offline and online options for counselling sessions with Mr.Gupta. The online sessions can be conducted via Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout or even by telephone.

6. What happens if I sign up for your counselling package after the initial consulting session?

The amount you pay for the initial consulting session is valid for 1 year and adjustable in the counselling package fee.

7. What do you cover in a counselling session?

We chalk out your career path and based on your interests, we suggest appropriate options for you. We discuss your admission to institutes in India and overseas; as well as the exams needed for admissions. We talk about different countries that you can study in as well as what the financial implications are. Any queries that you have about reaching your career goal will be discussed. After the session, you receive exclusive access to our online portal where your queries will be answered personally by Mr.Gupta.

8. Will universities be discussed in the initial meeting?

Based on your profile, Mr.Gupta will suggest a few universities that are suitable for you. But a complete researched list will be given to you only after you enroll for our counselling.

9. Before coming in for the session do I need to carry any documents along with me?

You don't need to carry any documents when you come in for a counselling session with Mr.Gupta. However, it is very important that you complete our registration form and career assessment test before the appointment.

10. May I bring my parents/friends along with me for the session?

While we encourage you to attend the session alone, you are welcome to bring up to 2 family members with you. Please note that we do not have space to seat more than 3 people in an appointment .

11. Why do you charge for the initial meeting?

We are independent consultants and not agents who represent specific schools. We give unbiased advice and help you achieve your career goals. This is the reason why our services are chargeable. If you sign up for any of our counselling packages, your initial payment will be adjusted.

12. What is your cancellation policy after booking an appointment?

In case you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please be sure to inform us as soon as possible.

Counselling Services

1. What services do you provide under your counselling packages for study abroad?

Depending on the package that you opt for, our services include:

  • Profile building, career mapping and psychometric tests evaluation
  • SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS test preparation
  • Editing of essays, resume and other documents needed for study abroad
  • Filing of application forms
  • Research about all your application deadlines and university requirements
  • Registeration for various exams
  • Applying for scholarships
  • Constant follow up from our side
  • Personalised university list
  • Visa counselling and mock interviews
  • Pre-departure session before you leave to study abroad
  • Essay writing workshops and in person discussion
  • Unlimited meetings with Mr.Gupta
2. Would you write documents and essays for me?

We do not write essays or prepare documents for you. However, we will provide you with ample support in drafting your documents - for example, we will give you sample essays, have essay discussion sessions with you, conduct essay writing workshops and even edit the essays that you write.

3. Do you have tie ups with universities?

We are not university agents and have no tie-ups with any university. We are independent counselors who provide unbiased advice, propelling you to apply to top universities worldwide.

4. What is your admission success rate?

While we don’t use the term ‘guarantee’, since 1999, we have counseled thousands of students and have a 100% success rate. Our students get into best institutes that their profile allows.

Visa Counselling

1. How do you help us get student visas?

We assist you to apply for your student visa by checking your documents and conducting mock interviews.

2. Do you guarantee visas?

Although we don't guarantee visas, in the past 18 years, almost all students who have counseled with us have obtained their visas.

3. My visa has been denied several times before, can you help me?

Yes, even if your visa has been denied you can join our visa counselling program to increase your visa issuance chances.

Psychometric Testing

1. What are psychometric tests?

Psychometric tests are essentially aptitude and interest inventory assessments that give us information on your aptitude, career interests and future goals.

2. Which psychometric tests do you conduct?

We are authorized to conduct the MBTI, MBTI Step II, MMTIC, Strong and Pearson DAT assessments.

3. Who can take psychometric tests?

Psychometric tests can be taken anytime after the age of 5. Anyone who wants to know themselves better or wants more clarity on their career path can opt for psychometric tests.

4. Where will the Psychometric Test be conducted?

Psychometric tests can be done online. The interpretation session can happen at our office or online via Skype, Facetime or Google Hangouts.

5. Will I have a discussion about the test results with Mr. Gupta?

Yes, Mr.Gupta will personally discuss the psychometric test results with you. In fact, the results are shared only after the 1-1 discussion with Mr.Gupta.

Standardized tests and Coaching

1. Who needs to take GMAT?

Students who seek admission to an MBA program or a Finance based Master’s course need to take the GMAT.

2. Where does GMAT coaching takes place? What is the duration of the coaching?

We conduct GMAT coaching classes at our office. The duration of the coaching is 3 months.

3. How many students are in your GMAT class?

There are 4-5 students in a class. We also offer 1-1 GMAT coaching.

4. What is a good GMAT score to get into top universities?

A score above 600 is good and a score above 700 is considered a very good score.

5. What subjects are there in GMAT?

The GMAT consists of 4 sections: Quantitative Reasoning Verbal Reasoning Integrated Reasoning & Analytical Writing.

6. How do you prepare students for GMAT?

Students who prepare for GMAT with us follow a systematic schedule of lectures and practice sections designed to cover all areas of the test. The teaching schedule is structured to suit the needs of the individual student. Our video lectures introduce the key techniques for effective test preparation, and our expert tutors are available to explain key concepts, work on particular problem areas and solve difficulties encountered in class work and homework. Our one to one tutoring ensures that the student gets proper attention and is able to work at a suitable pace.

7. What is the exam registration fee for GMAT?

The GMAT exam registration fee is $250.

8. What is the exam duration of GMAT?

The GMAT stretches for 3.5 hours. There are 2 optional 8-minute breaks.

9. Who needs to take ACT?

ACT is needed for admissions for most undergraduate courses mainly at US institutes.

10. Where does ACT coaching take place?What is the duration of the coaching?

We conduct ACT coaching classes at our office. The duration of the coaching is 3 months.

11. How many students are in your ACT class?

There are 4-5 students in a class. We also offer 1-1 ACT coaching.

12. What is a good ACT score to get into top universities?

A good ACT score is 30 and an excellent ACT score is 33 and above.

13. What subjects are there in ACT?

The ACT consists of 4 subjects : English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning.

14. How do you prepare students for ACT?

Students who prepare for ACT with us follow a systematic schedule of lectures and practice sections designed to cover all areas of the test. Our video lectures introduce the key techniques for effective test preparation, and our expert tutors are available to explain concepts, work on particular problem areas and solve difficulties encountered in class work and homework.

15. What is the exam registration fee for ACT?

The ACT exam registration fee with writing is $110

16. What is the exam duration of ACT exam?

The ACT with writing is 3hours and 30 minutes, whereas ACT without writing is 2 hours and 55minutes. This is timings is exclusive of breaks provided during exams.

17. Who needs to take the SAT?

SAT is needed for admissions for most undergraduate courses mainly at US institutes.

18. Where does SAT coaching take place? What is the duration of the coaching?

We conduct SAT coaching classes at our office. The duration of the coaching is 3 months.

19. How many students are in your SAT class?

There are 4-5 students in a class. We also offer 1-1 SAT coaching.

20. What is a good SAT score to get into top universities?

A good SAT is 1300 and above and an excellent SAT score is 1400 and above.

22. What subjects are there in SAT?

The SAT tests skills in Reading, Writing and Math.

23. How do you prepare students for SAT?

Students who prepare for SAT with us follow a systematic schedule of lectures and practice sections designed to cover all areas of the test. Our video lectures introduce the key techniques for effective test preparation, and our expert tutors are available to explain concepts, work on particular problem areas and solve difficulties encountered in class work and homework.

24. What is the exam registration fee for SAT?

The exam registeration fee for SAT is $109 ($60 SAT registration fee + $49 Non US regional fee) + $18 (optional incase the student wishes to avail of the Question Answer service)

25. What is the duration of SAT?

The SAT with the essay takes around 230 mintues whereas SAT without essay is 180 minuntes.

26. Who needs to take the GRE?

Students who seek admission to any graduate program in the US and some non-US universities such as LSE.

27. Where does GRE coaching take place? What is the duration of the coaching?

We conduct GRE coaching classes at our office. The duration of the coaching is 3 months.

28. How many students are in your GRE class?

There are 4-5 students in a class. We also offer 1-1 GRE coaching.

29. What is a good GRE score to get into top universities?

A good GRE test score is 320 and above and score of 330 and above is considered an excellent score.

30. What sections are there in GRE?

The GRE consists of 6 sections: The Analytical Writing section that consists of an issue and an argument task, 2 Verbal Sections, 2 Quantitative Sections and an Experimental section that could be either Verbal or Quantitative.

31. How do you prepare students for GRE?

Students who prepare for GRE with us follow a systematic schedule of lectures and practice sections designed to cover all areas of the test. Our video lectures introduce the key techniques for effective test preparation, and our expert tutors are available to explain concepts, work on particular problem areas and solve difficulties encountered in class work and homework.

32. What is the exam registration fee for GRE?

The exam registration fee for GRE is $205(upated 1st July 2017)

33. What is the duration of GRE exam?

The GRE stretches for 3 hours 45 minutes. There is a 1-minute break after each section and a 10-minute break after the third section.

34. Who needs to take the TOEFL?

Students who seek admission to any undergraduate or post graduate program mainly in the US need to appear for the TOEFL.

35. Where does TOEFL coaching take place? What is the duration of the coaching?

We conduct TOEFL coaching classes at our office. The duration of the coaching is 1 month.

36. How many students are in your TOEFL class?

There are 4-5 students in a class. We also offer 1-1 TOEFL coaching.

38. What subjects are there in TOEFL?

TOEFL is an English proficiency test and the only subject tested is English.

39. How do you prepare students for TOEFL?

Students who prepare for TOEFL with us follow a systematic schedule of lectures and practice sections designed to cover all areas of the test. Our video lectures introduce the key techniques for effective test preparation, and our expert tutors are available to explain concepts, work on particular problem areas and solve difficulties encountered in class work and homework.

40. What is the exam registration fee for TOEFL?

The exam registration fee for TOEFL is $180.

41. What is the duration of TOEFL?

The duration of TOEFL test session (including check-in) is approximately 4½ hours. The test itself is 4 hours. Check-in time is 30 minutes.

42. Who needs to take the IELTS?

Students who seek admission to any undergraduate or post graduate program in the UK, Canada, Australia and some US universities take the IELTS.

43. Where does IELTS coaching take place? What is the duration of the coaching?

We conduct IELTS coaching classes at our office. The duration of the coaching is 1 month.

44. How many students are in your IELTS class?

There are 4-5 students in a class. We also offer 1-1 IELTS coaching.

46. What subjects are there in IELTS?

IELTS is an English proficiency test and the only subject tested is English.

47. How do you prepare students for IELTS?

Students who prepare for IELTS with us follow a systematic schedule of lectures and practice sections designed to cover all areas of the test. Our video lectures introduce the key techniques for effective test preparation, and our expert tutors are available to explain concepts, work on particular problem areas and solve difficulties encountered in class work and homework.

48. What is the exam registration fee for IELTS?

The exam registration fee for IELTS is Rs.11800.

49. What is the duration of IELTS?

The duration for IELTS exam is 2 hours 45 minutes.

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