When I am describing myself to the interviewer, should I say I am post graduate or Post graduated. Which one is the perfect ?

  • I do not know how those expressions would be received in India, but they would be viewed as very bad English in the US and, I suspect, in the UK. Is the implication here that Indian English has a standard that differs significantly from either standard British English or standard American English? Or, to put it a different way, can people from the UK or US even answer this question? Commented Jan 25, 2019 at 14:37

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You can say :

I am a post graduate


I have a post graduation degree in (subject)


I have done my post graduation in (subject)

In my opinion it is better to say the second one, i.e,I have a post graduation degree in (subject), as it also gives you a chance to mention which subject you took in your post graduation.

  • No, you can't. At least not idiomatically. All three sentences should use postgraduate. Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 18:04
  • @JasonBassford Thanks for pointing out, I didn't know!! But the third one will sound weird with postgraduate, no? Maybe the natives don't speak like that, but see what I found : en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/post-graduation...
    – Spectra
    Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 19:00
  • You are missing a point, of course I'm not talking about spelling here(nobody knows whether I'm giving a space or hyphen in in interview), I'm talking about the use. In UK/US, post graduation, as to mean the academic work or a degree is wrong english , but in South Asia (like India) IT IS used to mean academic work or degree. See the link I posted in the previous comment.
    – Spectra
    Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 19:14
  • Countering those Oxford Dictionaries examples of post-graduation are their own examples of postgraduate. You'll see that Oxford has far more examples of postgraduate than they do of post-graduating. Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 19:15
  • Yes I've seen those
    – Spectra
    Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 19:16

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