Dilemma? -- Am I cut out to pursue masters in physics I'm in my life at a juncture where i have eagerness and enthusiasm to pursue masters in physics but due to prior experience I'm a bit reluctant. I enrolled for masters in physics 2 years back but dropped out in the final year due to uncleared papers that i had of 1st year, lack of co-operation by the management, harassment by faculties and shortage of attendance. Later on i enrolled for teachers education and passed with 70 percent. Can anyone please guide me if I'm cut out to pursue masters in physics. Is the masters(in Physics) obtained from open university(correspondence course) equally valued. Is it true that by 25 years of age one should have completed his masters and obtained PhD. Thank you all for your valuable time and patience to answer such mundane question.