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The decision to pursue education abroad is life-changing and would impact your career and open a world of opportunities. Basis your destination and the course that you choose to pursue, you would need to appear for designated examinations as applicable.

 

Below is a summary of various examinations.

Examinations: At a glance

Good scores in these tests would enable you to secure admission at your preferred Universities and would provide you with an opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants.

 

To know more about each test, please click on the buttons below:

GMAT


GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST (GMAT) (www.mba.com)

 

The GMAT has to be taken by students who wish to pursue their Masters in Management or Business-oriented studies. The test measures the student’s verbal, quantitative and analytical skills. It is conducted throughout the year.

 

GMAT scores are accepted by universities in USA, UK, Australia, Canada, etc.

 

Test Snapshot
Test takers MBA aspirants & MS & Doctoral progs. in management related fields.
Test accepted by Major universities world wide
Test Conducted By GMAC
Nature of Test Computer Based Test (CAT- Computer Adaptive Test)
Test Pattern Quantitative & Verbal, Integrated Reasoning
Test Duration 3.5hrs
Test Scores 800(Quantitative & Verbal). An indicative good score is 650+
Test Score Validity 5 years
Mode of Registration Online, Telephonic, Fax or by Post.
Proof of Document Required for Registration Original & Valid Passport
Test Fee US$ 250
Mode of Payment Bank Draft / International Credit Card
Additional Score Reporting Fee US$ 28 per institute.

GRE


GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) (www.gre.org)

 

GRE is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), and has to be taken by the students who want to apply for any Masters level courses in Technology, Sciences, Arts, etc. The test measures the student’s verbal, quantitative & analytical skills.

 

GRE scores are largely accepted by universities in USA. A few universities in UK, Australia, Canada, etc. also accept GRE scores.

 

The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Prometric testing centers.

 

Test Snapshot
Test takers MS, MA & PhD aspirants
Test accepted by Majorly universities in the USA. Also few universities in UK, Canada, Australia & New Zealand
Test Conducted By ETS-Prometric
Nature of Test Computer Based Test (CBT)
Test Pattern Quantitative & Verbal
Test Duration 3.5hrs
Test Scores 1600(Quantitative & Verbal). An indicative good score is 1300+
Test Score Validity 5 years
Mode of Registration Online, Telephonic, Fax or by Post
Proof of Document Required for Registration Original & Valid Passport
Test Fee US$ 185
Mode of Payment Bank Draft / International Credit Card
Additional Score Reporting Fee US$ 25 per institute.

SAT


SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST (SAT) (www.collegeboard.org)

 

The SAT is the most widely taken standardized written test in USA for undergraduate admissions. SAT tests the student on Critical Reading, Quantitative & Writing skills.

 

SAT is conducted 6 times a year on specific dates by the US-based College Board.

 

Test Snapshot
Test takers Applicants to undergraduate programs in USA
Test accepted by Mandatory in US and in few universities in Canada
Test Conducted By ETS College Board
Nature of Test Paper Based Test (PBT)
Test Pattern Writing, Critical Reading & Quantitative
Test Duration 4hrs
Test Scores 2400. An indicative good score is 2250+
Test Score Validity 5 years
Mode of Registration Online or by Post
Proof of Document Required for Registration Original & Valid Passport
Test Fee US$ 105
Mode of Payment Bank Draft / International Credit Card
Additional Score Reporting Fee US$ 11.25 per institute.

IELTS


INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM (IELTS) (www.ielts.org)

 

IELTS is a mandatory requirement if one wishes to study in Australia. The scores are also accepted by over 2500 US universities as well as universities in UK, Canada, New Zealand, Dubai and Singapore.

 

IELTS tests the student on the complete range of English language skills. Candidates are tested in Listening, speaking, reading and writing.

 

Test Snapshot
Test takers Applicants to undergraduate and graduate programs and for immigration
Test accepted by UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada & in US over 2500 univs.
Test Conducted By Jointly conducted by University of  Cambridge ESOL, British Council & IDP.
Nature of Test Paper Based Test (PBT)
Test Pattern Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking
Test Duration 3 hours
Test Scores 0-9 band. An indicative good score is 6.5+band.
Test Score Validity 2 years
Mode of Registration Online or Walk-in to the Centre with completed Test Application Form
Proof of Document Required for Registration Original & Valid Passport
Test Fee Rs. 9300/-
Mode of Payment Demand Draft / Credit Card / Cash

TOEFL


TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL-iBT) (www.toefl.org)

 

TOEFL assesses proficiency in the English language of people whose native language is not English. This is a mandatory exam for Indian students who go to USA and Canada for undergraduate and post-graduate studies.

 

Test Snapshot
Test takers Applicants to undergraduate, graduate, doctoral or MBA programs.
Test accepted by Universities in USA and Canada, as well as a few  universities, in UK and New Zealand.
Test Conducted By ETS-Prometric
Nature of Test Internet Based Test (iBT)
Test Pattern Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking
Test Duration 4 hrs
Test Scores 120. An indicative good score is 90+
Test Score Validity 2 years
Mode of Registration Online, Telephonic or by Post
Proof of Document Required for Registration Original & Valid Passport
Test Fee US$ 165
Mode of Payment Bank Draft / International Credit Card
Additional score reporting fee US$ 18 per institute

PTE


Pearson Test of English for academic purpose (PTE Academic)

 

PTE Academic is a computer-based English language test for non-native speakers who want to study at institutions where English is the main language of instruction.

 

PTE measures the student’s listening, reading, speaking and writing skills with question types that reflect how language is actually used in an academic environment. Test takers find PTE Academic an interesting and engaging way to demonstrate their English language skills to international institutions.

 

Test Snapshot
Test takers Undergraduate, Graduate programs
Test accepted by Over 1050 institutes across the world
Test Conducted By Pearson - VUE
Training Duration 30 Hours (3-4 weeks)
Nature of Test Computer Based Test (CBT)
Test Pattern Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking
Test Duration 3 hrs
Test Scores 90. An indicative good score is 70+
Test Score Validity 2 years
Proof of Document Required for Registration Original and valid passport
Test Fee Rs 9350/-
Mode of Payment International Credit Card
Declaration of Result Available on-line within 5 working days
Website www.pearsonpte.com
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