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Study abroad tips: How to apply for American math olympiad

January 07, 2018 08:28 IST

Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on international education, courses and more.

Education tips

In an online chat with readers, every Friday, education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right course and apply to an international university.

For those who missed the chat, here's the unedited transcript:


Moly Joseph: Hello sir, how can I register for American math Olympiad? I am studying in 11th standard in Calcutta.

NNS Chandra: Hi Moly, AMC and AIME are available for international students. Olympiads etc are restricted for American citizens. Do write to me I will guide you in detail.


Arya Seth: Dear Sir. I read all your articles on rediff. Inspirational. I want to become a judge. I am in 9th grade. Please tell me how to study and what to study

NNS Chandra: Hi Arya, Thanks for your kind words. Appreciate your interest. To become a judge one must study law. At under grad and grad level.

Develop skills of reading and writing. Travel. Understand concerns of people around you.

Develop compassion. Sense of truth. Pay close attention to become a great judge. All the best.


Sonu: Hi NNS Welcome to India. I submitted UCLA application. When can I submit my scores?

NNS Chandra: Congrats Sonu. You could possibly send your scores till end of Jan. And any updates. You can keep on updating any significant info to admission office of UC.


Vandal Gupta: What prompt should I select in common application? Can I send you my essay for review?

NNS Chandra: Hi Vandal, You need to look at each prompt and try to imagine what you want to say.

Even write few words. See what is making more sense.

You can share your notes with me, of course. and your final draft. I could possibly comment. all the best.


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