Brightlink Student Gets Perfect GRE Verbal Score (170)
Brightlink Prep student, Sayaf Iqbal, has achieved the nearly impossible feat of securing a perfect score of 170 on the verbal section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a key exam to securing a graduate admission in any US university.
Very few students around the world get a perfect verbal score and it is an incredibly difficult thing to do especially if you are not a native English speaker. Sayaf is presently pursuing his undergraduate studies in Economics in a university in Lahore. He plans to apply for the Fulbright program this year in political science and policy. “I still can’t believe I got this score on the verbal section since I scored a maximum of 161 on the several mock exams I took during the Brightlink prep course” he said.
Sayaf had given his GRE this past Thursday on 14th April 2016. With perfect scores of 170 out of 170 in the section on verbal and a 160 on the quantitative reasoning, adding his total to 330, it is extremely likely that he will reach one of the top five programs in the US on funding.
“The section on verbal reasoning was quite difficult at first. However, it became easy as I progressed. The quantitative section was quite hard for me since I struggled with Math and my score fluctuated between 149 and 156 on the mock exams for quant” he added. Sayaf is now focusing on top institutions such as Harvard University to fulfill his dream of pursuing research.