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IELTS

Why IELTS ?


It opens doors for you to more than 2000 educational institutions across 120 countries where IELTS scores are recognized as a trusted and valid indicator of ability to communicate in English. IELTS is an English Language Proficiency test that is required to be taken by non-native students for study in countries where the medium of instruction is English.

Types of IELTS


There are two types of IELTS test

The General Training module is usually taken by people who want to immigrate.

Academic


Is taken by people who want to take further or higher education courses at colleges or universities in a country where English is spoken as a first language.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

Score & Result Validity


It is measured in the form of “Bands”. Total score is out of 9 Bands. Scoring is between 0-9. The result is valid for 2 years.

Requirements for Registration


2 Photographs, Passport (not less than 6 months old) and Fee in Demand Draft or Cash (if paid in person).

Test Mode & Repetition


The IELTS test is a paper-based test. You may take the IELTS test as many times as you like.

Duration


The test is for 2 hours & 45 minutes excluding the Speaking module. The Speaking module is for 15 minutes; hence the total duration is for 3 hours.

Academic

  • Listening (40 questions) - 30 minutes
  • Reading (40 questions) - 60 minutes
  • Writing (2 essays) - 60 minutes
  • Speaking - 10 to 15 minutes
  • 1st essay (150 words) - 20 minutes
  • 2nd essay (250 words) - 40 minutes



Writing

  • 1st essay (150 words) - 20 minutes
  • 2nd essay (250 words) - 40 minutes




GRE

Why GRE?


It opens doors for you to more than 2000 educational institutions across 120 countries where IELTS scores are recognized as a trusted and valid indicator of ability to communicate in English. IELTS is an English Language Proficiency test that is required to be taken by non-native students for study in countries where the medium of instruction is English.

GRE Scores


For the quantitative and verbal reasoning assessments of the GRE revised General test, the scores range from 130 to 170 points. For the analytic writing section, scores range from 0.0 to 6.0, in half-point increments. There are two verbal and two math sections on the GRE revised General test. The essay section of the GRE is composed on the computer, but both writing tasks are graded by trained readers.

GRE Registration


Registration for the GRE exam is straight-forward. Registration for the GRE revised General Test is first-come, first-serve, so you want to register as soon as possible for your preferred date and venue.


GMAT

Why GMAT?


The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a 3½-hour standardized exam designed to predict how test takers will perform academically in MBA (Masters in Business Administration) programs. GMAT scores are used by graduate business schools to make admission decisions.


You might sometimes see the GMAT referred to as the GMAT CAT. The acronym CAT stands for Computer Adaptive Test. Actually, only two of the exam's four sections (Quantitative and Verbal) are computer-adaptive, meaning that during those sections only the test adapts to your ability level as you go.

Who is responsible for the design and administration of the GMAT?


The GMAT is developed by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), which determines what kinds of skills the GMAT should measure — and how it should measure them. Another organization actually develops the test questions, administers the test, and reports test scores to the schools — all at the behest of GMAC.

Do I need to take the GMAT for admission to an MBA program?


To gain admission to an MBA program, chances are you'll need to take the GMAT. About two-thirds of the 1,900+ graduate business schools around the world require GMAT scores for admission, although an increasing number of schools accept GRE General Test scores as an alternative to GMAT scores. Schools that do not require GMAT scores nevertheless welcome GMAT scores to help access an applicant's qualifications.


NOTE: Schools that do not require GMAT or GRE scores generally have relatively lenient admission standards and/or are located outside North America.

What cognitive skills, or abilities, does the GMAT measure?


The GMAT seeks to measure four broad skill areas: analytical writing, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and integrated reasoning (which embraces analytical, quantitative, and verbal reasoning). The exam gauges these skills through four discrete components, presented in the order listed here:

  • a 30-minute Analytical Writing Assessment (one writing task)
  • a 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section (12 multiple-choice questions, most of which are multi-part)
  • a 75-minute Quantitative section (37 multiple-choice questions)
  • a 75-minute Verbal section (41 multiple-choice questions)


For each of the four exam sections, a separate scaled score and percentile rank are awarded. A combined Quantitative/Verbal score (called a Total score) and corresponding percentile rank are also awarded. The GMAT is not a pass/fail test.

How important are GMAT scores in the B-school admissions process?


Each graduate business school develops and implements its own policy concerning the use of GMAT scores in making admissions decisions. Many schools screen applicants by combining GMAT scores and undergraduate GPA (each school determining for itself their relative weight), then ranking all applicants in their initial pool accordingly.


In addition — especially after the initial screening of applicants — admissions officials consider subjective factors such as work and other relevant experience, recommendation letters, reports of personal interviewers, and personal statements (application essays). In making difficult decisions between two or more similarly qualified candidates, admissions officials rely less on GMAT scores and GPA and far more on these other, more subjective factors.


SAT

Why SAT?


Most colleges in the USA require applicants for undergraduate admission to submit either SAT or ACT scores. In the rest of the world too, many colleges either accept or require SAT scores for undergraduate admissions. While admissions committees do consider many other factors: including grades, transcripts, essays, extra-curricular activities, and contribution to the community, the SAT score is a critical criterion to get into a competitive undergrad school.

A quick overview of the SAT structure:





TOEFL

Test Of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) is considered as one of the most ideal test for testing your proficiency in English language. When you decide to study abroad which opens many opportunities for the career it is important to know the requirements for getting an admission in universities abroad. When you are planning to join a university in a country where English is the native language and even the mode of instruction is the same, it is mandatory to get through the entrance test such as TOEFL to prove that you have the necessary strong skills in English language which is important to survive the competition and to communicate the ideas effectively.

If you are speculating on why to take this test, then the following advantages will clear your qualms:

TOEFL Score is the Most Preferred Score


This test is considered as the best one in assessing your skills in English language. It provides the scores more accurately compared to other tests which makes it easier for universities for decision making process in admissions and to decide whether you have the required skills to be successful.

More Opportunities


More than 130 countries and more than 7500 universities and institutes depends on TOEFL scores for providing admissions, which means the test takers will get more opportunities as many universities accept TOEFL scores. Even the top universities in U.K, Australia and U.S prefer TOEFL scores as one of the eligibility criterion. This test is conducted for 30 to 40 times a year which proves to be more advantageous.

It is Convenient and Easily Accessible


There are more than 4,500 test centers situated in more than 165 countries globally. The time and money is also saved as the test is only for one day and it is not needed to travel for many days continuously like how it is done for other tests.

Get Noticed with TOEFL Scores


As TOFEL provides the accurate scores, it is easy for the test takers to get noticed. The candidates with good scores in TOEFL can prove that they have mastered the required skills in English language for pursuing higher studies abroad.

Measures Skills Academically


TOEFL test completely has academic English tests which make it necessary to demonstrate the English language skills which were learnt in classroom level. In this test you will be asked to read a passage aloud, listen to the lecture and provide response also in the form of reading and writing. All these reflect the classroom environment which tests your academic skills.

It Rates Speaking Skills in Multiple Ways


The speaking section in TOEFL rates your skills in many ways. Your responses are recorded and assessed by three or six raters in ETS (Educational Testing services). This means even if your interviewer rates you badly than you deserve due to any reasons, you can still rely on the other raters which will judge your skills in right way.


TOEFL test has a very good reputation in international levels and is recognized by top universities for its quality and 100% academic accuracy testing techniques. So go ahead and give your best in preparing for this test to know the difference it makes in your career.

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