CS Subject Test Prep

Subject Test Date: - 8 November 2009


To Study:

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Algorithms

Video Lectures:

Online Lessons:


  • Theory of Computation by Micheal Sipser
  • Compilers - Principles, Techniques and Tools by Aho, Sethi and Ullman
  • Computer Networks by Andrew Tanenbaum


  • Test Magic Forum Post - How I prepared for Subject GRE 
    • The amount of material that MIGHT be covered is overwhelming... If you stray too far from the subject allocation and depth revealed by that test, you can easily find yourself spending days studying material relevant to a maximum of one test question.
    • If you aren't spending at least half your study time solving problems, then you are not really preparing.

University Applications:

List of Universities.

  • http://web.mit.edu/admissions/graduate/  ( Dec 15th is the deadline. Should Complete by Dec 5th) (Apply for PhD here)
  • http://cs.stanford.edu/wiki/admissions/  ( Dec 9th is the deadline. Complete by Dec 1st) ( Apply for MS with Research here)
  • http://www.ri.cmu.edu/
    • https://applyweb.cs.cmu.edu/apply/index.php?domain=3  ( Deadline is Dec 15 for application and Dec 20 for Recommendations) (username: orsenthil@gmail.com and password: 0******)
  • http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/before_begin.shtml  ( Deadline is Dec 15th)
  • https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=upenn-eng  ( November 1st) Deadline is Over!
  • http://www.grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply/
  • https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=uiuc-grad    (10 months before) Which means November 1st again. But I would give a try. ( PIN:  J8N983EX3)
  • http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/education/admissions/stepstoapply.html ( Dec 15th again)
  • http://www.cs.wisc.edu/grad_admissions.html ( Dec 15th again)
  • http://www.rackham.umich.edu/policies/gsh/section2/#231 (Dec 15th)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Institute_of_Technology_Center_for_Robotics_and_Intelligent_Machines
  • Safe Universities
  • http://www.utexas.edu/student/admissions/gradus/usgradprogs.html   (Dec 15th)
  • http://www.gradadmiss.gatech.edu/apply/  ( Dec 15th deadline) : username: orsen password: 0dotaur
  • http://www.tamu.edu/home/admissions/ ( Dec 15th) 
  • http://www.sunysb.edu/sb/admissions.shtml and http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/ (Dec 15th)
  • http://admissions.syr.edu/ ( Safe and try for Spring Admissions also)
  • http://admissions.udel.edu/apply  ( Just check)
  • http://gradschool.brown.edu/go/admissions 
  • http://www.columbia.edu/prospective_students/index.html
  • http://www.cornell.edu/admissions/
  • http://www.grad.sunysb.edu/admissions/app_info.shtml  STONY BROOK seems to be a good option. Jan 15 Deadline
  • TAMU - Apply Texas - Username: or7 Password: 0dotaur
  • I am applying here: 
  •   https://www.grad.washington.edu/applForAdmiss/contactIntl.aspx  ( P****** )
  • https://www.applyweb.com/cgi-bin/app?s=gatechg username: orsen password: 0dotaur  . 902643445, skor6:P
  •  https://apply.embark.com/Grad/UMich/Rackham/ProgramA/38/


Submit a copy of your current resume. Outline your education, research experience, work experience, publications, scholarships awarded, prizes and honors received, society memberships, and any other extracurricular activities.

Statement of Purpose
Prepare a concise one or two page essay that describes your primary areas of interest for research, your related experiences, and your objective in pursuing a graduate degree at Carnegie Mellon. Your essay should be specific in describing your interests and motivations. When describing your research interests, you should explain why you think they are important areas of study and why you are particularly well-suited to pursue them. You should describe any relevant education, research, commercial, government, or teaching experience. If you are applying to more than one program, you may (but are not required to) submit a separate Statement of Purpose for each program. If you are submitting different statements, please upload as one file. Include your name and User ID on the essay.

Notes for specific programs.:

  • Human-Computer Interaction applicants: Indicate your intended area of emphasis in the first paragraph of your Statement of Purpose. If appropriate to your background, you may include a link to your portfolio. If you are unable to provide a link, you may mail a CD of your portfolio to Martha Clarke, Admissions Coordinator, at the address given above. Please indicate your intent to submit a portfolio in the Supplemental Information section.
  • Software Engineering applicants: Concisely summarize your background in software development, experience with particular phases of software development activity, and how your industrial experience prepares you for graduate-level academic work. Submit this information in the Supplemental Information section under Experience (Research, Industry).
  • Computation, Organizations and Society applicants: Indicate your intended area in the first paragraph of your Statement of Purpose along with the name of a possible advisor. For those with industrial or government experience, please describe how this experience prepares you for graduate-level academic work. Submit this information in the Supplemental Information section under Experience (Research, Industry/Government). Applicants may also submit a short prior publication related to their research interests. 


From UCB website:

The Graduate Admissions Office provides a wide range of services for prospective students, new students, faculty, and staff at Berkeley. Our office, which is responsible for evaluating the recommendations submitted by departments and processes over 20,000 graduate applications per year.

GRE General Test Scores:

  • Date: 05-08 
  • Registration # 6634-905

Verbal : 530 - Below 68%

Quantitative: 780 - Below 90%

Analytical Writing: 4.0 - Below 33%

Test Scores:

TOEFL Internet Based Test:

Registration: 0000 0000 0587 7817

Test Date: 03 August 2008

Inst Code Dept Code

4833         99

3514          99

4704          99

2074          99

TOEFL Scaled Scores:

Reading 29

Listening 28

Speaking 28

Writing     22

Total         107

GRE Subject Test

Test Date: 11/08.08  COMPUT SCI

Score Recipients Requested

Graduate Institution                    Department

4833                                               0402

5248                                                0402

2074                                                1201

4704                                                0402

Score: 530. Percentile: 08%

http://edulix.com/infobank/index.php  Edulix Info Banks

 29th November:

1- Applying to Stanford.  Make sure your application is complete. Even Offcial Scores arrive before deadline. ( Ask this one)


1033 GSOC 2008 STUDENT






Applied List and Results.

1) MIT - 



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