|What is a statement of purpose?
Statement of purpose (SOP) is a concise essay about one's career goals,
identified means to achieve them and accomplishments so far towards those
o The admissions committee gets to know who you are through your statement
of purpose (ESSAY).
What does the admissions committee expect from your
o Why do you want to pursue the course you are applying for?
o How relevant is the course to your long term career plans/goals?
o What are the motivations that are driving your life at this point of time?
o What are your past accomplishments?
Getting ready to write
Think about yourself and start making a rough draft of your personal
o Write down all the past accomplishment- academic, extra curricular and
other contributions, sports, awards, what all the achievements you have made
o What do you want to do in life? What is the career you want to choose for
yourself and why?
o How will taking up this course of study help you achieve career long term
goals that you have described above?
o Why did you select the university you are applying? Mention your Major and
Specialization/Area of interest (Specify why?)
Start with long term goals, Speak about
o Academics (10th &12th in brief, under graduation in detail)
o Projects, papers & other accomplishments
o Extracurricular activities/hobbies/interests
o Why this university?