Ashwini Nene has topped the new and tougher Graduate Record Examination (GRE) by scoring full marks of 340/340.
The twenty-year-old topper is a third-year student of Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Andheri.
Nene is one of the few students globally to have scored full marks in a revised and tougher GRE format this year. GRE is a pre-requisite for admissions to most US graduate schools and for some other countries.
The GRE results were announced by Educational Testing Services, a US-based organisation that conducts the examinations worldwide.
She plans to finish her engineering degree next year and then enroll at one of the Ivy League universities. "It is hard to predict what (questions) one will get and though I expected to get close to 340, I did not anticipate an absolute score. Now, I shall focus on my academic and build a strong profile to qualify for the best universities in the US," Ashwin Nene said.
Ashwini's parents are information technology professionals based in Vile Parle.
The GRE test aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills.