The Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT), is a Computer adaptive test which assesses a person’s analytical, writing, quantative, verbal & reading skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as MBA
- GMAT is basically conducted for courses like MBA & Masters in Finance related courses.
- GMAC is the authority committee for conducting GMAT.
- The GMAT Exam comprises of 3 sections :
Analytical Writing Assessment : 60 mins
The AWA consists of two separate writing tasks—Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. You are allowed 30 minutes to complete each one.
- Quantitative : 75 mins (Consists of Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving.)
- Verbal : 75 mins (Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction)
- The Duration of the exam is 3 hours 30 mins.
- The Score is valid upto 5 years.
- The Registration fees of GMAT exam is US $ 250.
- For Further information on gmat log onto www. mba.com
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admission requirement for many graduate schools in US & many English speaking Countries.
- GRE is a computer based test.
- GRE is created & administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS).
- The GRE Score is valid for 5 years.
- There are 2 types of test : GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test
- Analytical Writing —Involves critical thinking and analytical writing skills, it evaluates the understanding of complex ideas.
- Verbal Reasoning — Evaluates reading comprehension skills and verbal and analogical reasoning skills, focusing on the ability to analyze written matter.
- Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
GRE Subject Test : Biochemistry, Cell & molecular biology, Chemistry, Biology, Literature in English, Computer Science, Mathematics and Psychology.
- The Duration of exam is 3 hours 30 mins.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication.
- IELTS is owned by a global partnership of education : British Council, IDP, IELTS Australia & Cambridge English Language Assessment.
- There are 2 types of test formats :
- Academic IELTS : It is basically for the education or higher studies purpose in English speaking countries like Australia, Canada, UK, and New Zealand.
- General IELTS : It is basically for the people who want to migrate to the English speaking countries.
- There are 4 sections in IELTS : Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking.
- The duration of the exam is 2 hours & 45 mins.
- The test will be conducted online.
- IELTS test will be conducted every month & 4 times in a month.
- The Registration fees of IELTS is Rs 8,900.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is an English language skills test.
- The most commonly used test by the majority of the US Universities is the TOEFL, some Universities in the US also accept IELTS score
- TOEFL ( ibt) is most popular and comprises of a reading, writing, speaking and listening section.
- TOEFL is a 3 hour Test, and is required for both undergraduate and post graduate applications
- TOEFL is mandatory and cannot be exempted for an International student.
SAT ISAT I – SCHOLASTIC ASSESSMENT TEST also also known as the SAT reasoning test is required by most of the universities in the United States as part of the application for undergraduate admission.
These scores help the university to evaluate the student’s academic abilities and compare them with other students from different educational backgrounds.
SAT IISAT II – SUBJECT BASED TEST subject based tests are required by all Ivy League Universities, selective Universities and some top liberal Arts colleges.
These exams are of one hour for each subject. Some Universities may require two subject based test and some three. Students can give their exams in subjects such as Math 1c, Math 2c, and Physics, Chemistry, Biology, American History, World History and Foreign languages
SAT II exams usually take place in the first week of each month of January, February, May, June, October, November and December
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