Success Story

Success Story


Nitin Talreja
GMAT Score: 640 (Improvement: 140 Points) Admission Offers Clark University (70% Scholarship), University of San Diego (50% Scholarship)

Thanks to the ILM team for providing all support and guidance when I required the most. The quality of service and the level of commitment from your end is way beyond my expectation. I greatly appreciate your painstaking effort in helping me Shortlist, write essays/SOPs, resume, LORs. I also want to thank you for your help in preparing me for the admission interviews. Once again thanks for all your great support and guidance.



Mukesh Bansal
GRE Score: 334 (Improvement: 43 Points) Admission Offers University of California, Los Angeles (25% Scholarship), University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

ILM team has worked with me for my MS application. They did a wonderful job. They worked hard and provided valuable data which was very helpful during application process. Their team’s vast experience and expertise in the field save lot of my time and mistakes that i would have done without their support .Their ability to work systematically make things lot easier which is crucial for on time application submission. ILM team has counselors who are very soft spoken and very patient. They understand your point of view and work accordingly. They work with you tirelessly until you achieve your goal.



Mehak Gupta
GRE Score: 333 (Improvement: 30 Points) Admission Offers University Of Cambridge, Kings College, UCL - UK University of Pennsylvania, New York University - USA

ILM Team, this is to thank you for your support throughout my application process. My dream of studying at Cambridge University was fulfilled and I am extremely grateful to you for helping me achieving the same.



Ashish Yadav
GMAT Score: 670 (Improvement: 230 Points) Admission Offers Thunderbird Global School of Management (50% Scholarship) University of Rochester – Simon

Let me start by extending a big thanks to the ILM Prep for their amazing efforts in building my career. Right from the first meeting, I believed the knowledge, conviction and confidence that my counselor had in his field. He helped me from planning my approach, strategizing the application process, preparing for the interview. Although, I didn’t get a great GMAT score but ILM helped me get admissions from a top school. I wish the ILM team good luck for their continued genuine efforts in making dreams of other students like me come true.



Gokul Nair
Admission Offers Purdue University (Full Scholarship with Graduate Assistantship) University of Washington, University of Virginia (80% Scholarship)

It was in 2011 that I became interested in pursuing an MBA from USA. I was a typical Indian Engineer with about 5 years of work experience in a fortune 200 and a telecom start up. I wrote my GMAT and got a decent score. Now is where the confusion all began and there were these tons of questions that I had no clear answers to…what do schools really want to see in an essay, how do I build a solid application package, how do I get selected for a scholarship/assistantship etc.. This is when I met Binayak and ILM team, promising young professionals who clearly understood my dilemma. The team spent a couple of hours with me even before I had signed up to know me better. After that they told me to prepare a brief write up about my experiences and on why I would like to pursue an MBA degree. What followed was a series of discussions and meetings, which eventually led to a solid working relationship. Each member in ILM team has an in-depth understanding of US school requirements and is extremely good at bringing out the best in you. Unlike some essay writers, the writers in ILM team always want you to write your own essays – They probe deeper and ask you all the right questions that makes you subconsciously refine your content and make it more appealing and sell-able. They are also really apt at balancing portfolio of schools – Reach schools, Good schools and Easy schools. Such a balanced portfolio will enable an individual succeed with a higher probability. I received an admit in 2012 to Foster School of Business (Seattle), University of Virginia with an 80% scholarship and Purdue University with a full time Graduate Assistantship. I chose to join Purdue and I am right now a global manager in a leadership development program with Whirlpool Corporation, USA. Through our interactions, I found great mentors, guides and more importantly some great friends in ILM team. I would highly recommend their services.



Sarthak Manna
GRE Score: 325 (Improvement: 30 Points) Admission Offers University of Michigan (60% Scholarship)

A huge thanks to the ILM team for helping me in my admission process. My counsellor was very well-versed with all that needed to be done. I was apprehensive about choosing the right universities given my specialized field of interest but the counsellors helped me narrow them down according to my profile. They were always available to answer all my questions through every step of the process and made the admissions process a breeze. I would recommend ILM to anyone who wants to pursue their studies abroad. Thanks a ton ILM!



Nadine Shublaq
New SAT Score Improvement: 100 Admission Offers: Kings College London, IE – Spain, AUB – Lebanon, UCL, University of California - Irvine, University of California – San Diego, University of California – Santa Barbara

I would like to thank ILM for being extremely helpful and beneficial in my college application process! Their faculty is all very compassionate, dedicated, experienced, and talented. They have worked really hard and put forth so much effort to enhance my college essays and ensure that all my essays are the best they can be. Additionally, they provided me with numerous strategies and tips to boost my SAT score. My SAT score was ultimately boosted by about 100 points. I would really like to recommend them to anyone who needs help in standardized and aptitude tests, as well as college applications.



Fahad Al Wogayan
New SAT Score Improvement: 460 Admission Offers: University Of San Diego and Loyola Marymount University

Outstanding coaching with a very hospitable and educational environment, highly recommended for SAT, IELTS coaching and Admissions and Essay Writing Services!



Shonaq Gupta
Old SAT Score Improvement: 880 GMAT Score: 690 Admission Offers: BS - Pennsylvania State University, USA MS- University of Toronto, Canada

My first meeting with Binayak was memorable. Not only did he show full confidence in my abilities, he also made me believe that I could chase my dreams. Ever since I enrolled with him, he went about the admissions process in a very objective and step by step manner. Each phase was chalked out and finalized after multiple rounds of discussion and brainstorming sessions to ensure that the final outcome- be it shortlisting schools that matched best with my profile, drafting my essays and recommendations, preparing me for my interviews or even deciding upon the final admission offers- was achieved in a smooth way. Today, I am on the verge of completing my undergraduate program from one of the foremost public colleges in the US, all thanks to Binayak and his expert mentoring. The best part about him is that he is always there for his students, even long after they have finished their applications with him. No wonder then, that when I needed advice on my Master’s options, Binayak was the first person who came to my mind and he promptly responded. Without the blink of an eye, I would recommend Binayak to anyone who is looking to make it to his/her dream colleges with the help of Binayak’s honest, practical and effective guidance.



Salem Al-Sanousi
GRE Score: 318

I have approached them for assistance in the verbal part of the GRE. They have been a great help providing excellent exercises and explanations for my mistakes. They also observed my behavior when I solve questions which eventually improved the way I approach the exam. Moreover, I used their SOP service which was and still is value added. They are very friendly and they genuinely care about their students. I would highly recommend them for anyone going through graduate applications.



Maali A
GMAT Score: 460 (Score Improvement: 190 Points)

No.1 place for GMAT course, I learned special tricks to answer questions quickly and easily. Thank you ILM for your efforts.



Abhijeet Singh Kairon
Old SAT Score Improvement: 900 Admission Offers: University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, University of California, LA, Georgia Tech, Purdue University, University of Michigan Ann Arbour, University of Toronto

I had a nice experience working with Binayak Sir on my applications. He helped me select the right universities according to my profile. The applications essays came out all nice and clean. And the overall guidance was great. I would totally recommend him.



Mayank Sharma
GMAT Score: 750 Admission Offers: Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper & New York University - Stern

The first step towards our MBA goal demands preparing for the GMAT exam. Being an engineer, I faced similar issues that almost all Indian engineers face, the Verbal section, specifically Sentence Correction. After preparing the Verbal section with Sushmita, I can go on praising her endlessly on her knowledge of the exam, her diligence, her way of teaching SC like maths, and many other positive traits, but all this will be my subjective assessment of her talents. Objectively, Sushmita’s intervention speaks for itself, which manifests in my GMAT score from an earlier 640 (Q50 V26) to present 750 (Q50 V41). Admissions Counselling Services: I was introduced to Binayak many years ago when I had thought of applying for my MBA program. I was impressed with his approach and the way it was grounded in reality, a trait difficult to find in the present scenario of mushrooming career counsellors. The complicated task of logically arranging one’s story and how MBA was the next logical step for me was seamlessly done over a few chats. His enrollment form, that he often understates as a short one, comes handy in not only knowing oneself, but also in writing many essay questions at a later stage and also preparing for the interview. It was the most introspective exercise that I had ever undertaken. He is not only a mentor but a friend who was always there to support me in times when I was emotionally disturbed over my MBA admission outcome. His understanding of the entire process is best exemplified by the fact that after applying to his shortlist of eight colleges, including a few from the M7’s, I was interviewed by four. Today, with a scholarship from the Tepper school and a pending decision after Stern’s interview, I can only recommend him with utmost confidence.



Abhishek Chikara
GMAT Score: 770 Admission Offers: University of North Carolina – Kenan Flagler (100% Scholarship)

I came into contact with Sushmita after about two months of preparing for the GMAT on my own and with other instructors. By then I had hit a saturation level and my scores were plateaued at a range of 670 to 690. Touching a 700 seemed such a distant dream. Like most other engineers who find the Math section of the test relatively easy to manage, I was stuck in the Verbal section, which was proving to be my nemesis. The real issue was that although I knew where exactly I was going wrong, I did not know how to rectify it. But the first few sessions with Sushmita were enough for me to see a marked improvement in my accuracy. Her approach to Sentence Correction was Math like- you apply the formula and get the result. Even Reading Comprehensions, which I initially thought could not be taught to someone, were given a methodical structure in her classes. Her ability to teach in a non-complicated, jargon free manner ensured that as a student, I not only understood the concepts effectively but also retained them till the test day. Her constant encouragement and dedication to help her students, coupled with her teaching expertise, helped me achieve a 770 on the GMAT, which ultimately went a long way in boosting my admissions chances to one of the top 15 schools in the US, along with a 100% scholarship. If you are looking for a vastly experienced, qualitative teacher who knows the test inside out and will help you ace the GMAT, Sushmita is the best person to study from. Thanks once again for all your efforts in enabling me to exceed my potential.



Sumedha Arun
Admission Offers: Columbia University and Boston University

It was a pleasure to take Binayak Sir’s services. He was always there to answer all my queries with a lot of patience and guide me through the entire application process in a very professional and expert manner. He helps you achieve your potential and rise. He is a 24*7 support clock. From shortlisting the right colleges that suit your program to drafting your story in a convincing fashion to preparing you for the interview- Binayak Sir takes care of it all. It is largely due to his efforts that I have been able to make it to my dream College- Columbia University! I highly recommend Binayak Sir!



Abhishek Tayal
Admission Offers: Columbia University & University of Wisconsin - Madison

I applied to a special program which is not known by many consultants in India- Actuarial Science. I have approached many other admissions counselling service providers like Jamboree, Princeton, but I was very disappointed with their knowledge in my subject, actually none of their counsellors could guide me properly in my field. I was very disheartened and then I got reference of Binayak from one of my friends and I was totally amazed by his expertise and skills when I met him for the first time. He had already placed few students in top schools who have applied for MS program in my subject. In our first interaction, I could feel that he knows what he speaks and moreover he has already experienced the same. So, I went ahead and availed his service without any hesitation and my decision was perfect. Today, I am in my dream school, and one of the best in the world- Columbia University. I received wonderful service from Binayak. Even if my score was not good in GRE, I got through in one of the Top Schools in USA. This has happened because of Binayak’s expertise in handling my application essays and other admissions requirements. He knows the admissions process inside out and he knows which skills to be highlighted and which should not be which enhances the admissions chances. Thanks a lot Binayak for your help and Honest and True guidance! I would strongly recommend Binayak for everyone who is willing to get into their dream programs in dream schools.



Geeticka Chauhan
Old SAT Score Improvement: 900 Admission Offers: BS - Florida International University – Full Scholarship MS- PhD - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology – (MIT)

When my parents introduced me to Binayak Sir, I was a nervous teenager worried about my class 12 board exams and knew little about the complex admissions process for colleges. I guess being the first child who is applying abroad, there is a lot of confusion and anxiety in everyone’s mind about the whole process. All I knew was that I wanted to make it to a good school but only if it offered me high scholarship. It was Binayak Sir who thoroughly explained the entire application process to me in a very simple yet effective manner. He charted the admissions roadmap in a very detailed manner and assigned realistic deadlines for completing each stage. He not only saw my academic passion for computer science but also understood my latent interest for photography. I remember him telling me that one should look for great schools but at the same time never compromise on one’s true area of interest. It was his guidance, commitment and seriousness towards my career that helped me get into all the 12 schools that I had applied to, while also getting a 100% scholarship from the Florida International University. To any high school student wanting to study abroad, I would surely recommend Binayak Sir because of his experience, his practical approach, the wide variety of options that he helps open for you and the transparent manner in which he understands exactly what your requirements are. Thank you once again Binayak Sir.



Pankil Modi
Admission Offers: John Hopkins University, USA

I contacted Binayak late 2015 in order to consult him for my graduate studies. I knew the general direction I wanted to head towards but had no idea on a specific course or institution. Binayak suggested a very realistic list of potential universities and I have heard positive feedbacks from every university I had applied to. The process can be rigorous but Binayak helped me throughout. Binayak also helped me prepare for the various university interviews and made sure I was comfortable/prepared for the interviews. A few qualities I liked about Binayak include: his patience with me and trying to meet my every requirement while hunting colleges; reliable, he knows his work and will pull through even if it came up in the last minute; lastly it would be his ability to understand my point of view and being able to look at the whole process from a student’s perspective. Overall it was an easy breeze and he will go out of his way to accommodate your needs. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for assistance with their university application process.



Gurinder Singh
Admission Offers: INSEAD, IE , ESSEC, ESADE & Amsterdam Business School

With ten years of work experience in varied industries I faced huge challenges with my MBA application. I was unsure of hiring a consultant to help me with my application and initially thought that a consultant would only help me with my essays. While speaking to a lot of friends and doing a lot of research with various consulting firms I met Binayak through one of my references and a short meeting with him changed my perspective of attacking the application procedure. That short meeting had me realise the importance of the application process and structuring the complete application package to seek success at a top tier B-school; from thereon the controls were with him. The schools with a world class standing and a small class size have a very strict and rigorous selection process. Binayak with his years of experience and knowledge of delivering the right solution made it an effortless journey. He was always direct and honest to me; he provided insightful thought and constructive criticism to weave my story I way that my work experience, strengths and attributes were brought out in the most persuasive way and my motivation sounded clear and compelling. Binayak responded promptly, and patiently adhered even to my most trivial queries. He hand held me through the entire procedure of matching my profile with the right program/school, tailoring my application to fit the requirements of the admissions committee and guiding me through the interview with unmatched confidence. When I received the admit from Amsterdam Business School, I couldn’t thank him enough; his invaluable support and encouragement had led me to this success. A thorough professional, he has been courteous and ethical and has observed the highest standards of mentorship. Binayak truly is an exceptional resource, and I would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone who is serious about seeking professional help for an MBA application. Thanks Again!



Lulwa Al Ghanim
New SAT Score Improvement: 360 points

Meeting with ILM Prep eased my college admissions process. Their faculty are excellent and they have left no stone unturned to help me get into my dream college where I always wanted to be, by enabling me to score a great SAT score. In addition, their expert counselors also helped me shortlist universities, edit my essays and recommendations. I would really like to recommend ILM Prep to my other friends, in fact probably to everyone who has a dream to go for higher studies abroad but are not sure how to get started because of lack of guidance. Once again I would really thank ILM Prep for making my career dreams come true and I do pray that they will keep providing their help and wisdom to other students like me!



Randa Salame
SAT

Very caring, considerate and friendly teachers. The staff is attentive and accommodating.



Jeel Desai
GRE Score: 315 (Improvement: 30 Points) Admission Offers Rochester Institute of Technology

I thank ILM Prep, Kuwait for their highly professional and knowledgeable service that they provided to me for a personalized GRE coaching, not to mention their out of the way help in my admissions counselling for graduate studies in Computer Science in the US. I wish to extend my heartfelt and sincere thankfulness towards the highly proficient faculties at this distinguished institution for their encouragement and guidance.



Maali S Al Ghareeb
GMAT Score: 420 (Improvement: 200 Points)

I had already taken the GMAT exam a few times but had not achieved my desired score. I took a course with ILM prep, almost decided that this will be my ‘last’ attempt at the difficult and incomprehensible GMAT exam. But after getting the score that I needed, I can satisfactorily say that ILM Prep, Kuwait is the No.1 place for GMAT course. Here I learned special strategies to answer questions faster and easily and even received personalized feedback on my practice test results. It is an institute that truly cares for the benefit and learning of its students. Thank you ILM Prep for all your patience and your efforts.



Aline Abu Shaar
New SAT Score Improvement: 180 points

When I joined ILM prep for my December SAT with just two weeks left in hand, I was quite nervous of my exam. But at ILM Prep, it turned out to be the best preparation! I gained so much in confidence and enthusiasm from these wonderful bunch of people who helped me increase my score. I was nothing short of thrilled with my result! I don’t think without ILM, I could do any better within such limited time. Thank you so much for your guidance, motivation and support.



Saurov Chatterjee
GMAT Score: 700 (Improvement: 160 Points) Admission offers Kellogg School of Business, IE Spain

ILM Prep has steered my career in the right direction. I can proudly confess that joining ILM prep for my GMAT coaching was the one of the wisest moves I made, since ILM Prep is the best GMAT training institute in Kuwait. ILM Prep has an excellent pool of mentors who work tirelessly to push your scores and give you the confidence to believe in your ability to achieve more. I am fortunate to have interacted with such a passionate group of people, who not only helped me get into a great college for my Master’s degree in Management but also guided me during every step of the tedious application process. I would recommend all my friends to join ILM Prep, be it for the GMAT or GRE or TOEFL exams or for college applications, because this is the place that provides you with the sure-shot key to achieve success in life. Thank you once again to ILM Prep for everything that you all have done for me. I hope you guys continue making a bright difference to the future of many others like me.



Alia Al Rashid
GRE Score: 315 (Improvement: 37 Points)

The kind of service that ILM Prep provide is truly outstanding and exceptional as compared with others. As an American citizen who has studied for most part in Florida, I thought cracking the GRE would be a cakewalk for me. But when I took the test with some self-preparation, my scores were really low and I was disappointed at my performance. Upon a friend’s recommendation, I joined ILM Prep and I have taken classes for GRE coaching. Their approach to tutoring the GRE was unique- the way they helped me memorize hard vocabulary words and solve Math questions even without the aid of a calculator was nothing less than a groundbreaking experience for me. I improved my score by a massive 40 points. Thanks to the expert teachers at ILM Prep, their study materials are the best because they cover each topic of the exam very thoroughly. ILM Prep has a dedicated and professional team who guided me personally to overcome my test related anxieties and attain my true caliber. Lastly, their admission counselling team has helped me to get into one of my dream schools.



Saurabh Bannerjee
GMAT Score: 700 (Improvement: 250 Points) Admission offers Indian School of Business, Cornell University, Wharton

ILM Prep is an outstanding GMAT preparation Institute. ILM Prep has been very useful in providing me with the right strategies to understand tricky questions in the least possible time. Their classes are held in such a way that each student gets personal attention and also gets enough time to practice back home the concepts and tricks taught in class. The guides not only have deep knowledge of their respective subjects but also, more importantly, have a full understanding of what to expect and what not to expect on the test. Their counselors give detailed advice on activities that can enhance profile building. I would totally recommend the services of ILM prep to each and everybody with a dream to pursue higher studies.