Test for Study Abroad

 

GMAT

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT ) is a standardized test sponsored by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) and is an admission requirement for business schools across the globe for their various business and management programs.

GMATâ measures the basic verbal, mathematical and analytical writing ability of the test taker. Conducted at various test centers across the globe, the test is designed to assess academic knowledge and skills essential for advanced management programs.

It is a computer adaptive test (CAT), the computer selects questions from a very large pool of questions categorized by content and difficulty. The test begins with posing questions of average difficulty and as per the response whether correct or incorrect adjusts the difficulty level to the competence of the candidate.

Test Pattern:

Section

No of Questions

Type of Questions

Time

Analytical Writing

2

Issue Task

30 minutes

 

Argument Task

30 minutes

Verbal

41

Sentence Correction

75 Minutes

 

Critical Reasoning

 

Reading Comprehension

Quantitative

37

Problem Solving

75 minutes

 

Data Sufficiency

 

Scoring:

The Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60. Total GMATâ scores range from 200-800 and the Analytical Writing section is graded on a scale of 0-6 in half- point increments.

Score reporting:

The verbal and quantitative scores are available immediately after completion of the test; however, the analytical writing scores are available on the score card which is mailed within 20 days of the test date. The registration fee includes sending official score reports to 5 business schools of your choice. For additional score reporting the candidate has to pay USD 28 for each business school.

Score Validity:

The GMATâ score is valid for 5 years from the date of the test.

Test Registration:

Registration for GMATâ can be done online at www.mba.com using a credit card. The examination fee for GMATâ is 250US$ and the rescheduling fee is 50US$.

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GRE

Graduate Record Examination (GRE ) is a standardized test conducted by Educational Testing Services (ETS) and an admission requirement for graduate schools in USA and Canada. ETS offers GREâ General Test and GREâ Subject tests in 8 disciplines like biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, computer science, English literature, mathematics, physics and Psychology.

The GREâ General test focuses on measuring the verbal and quantitative reasoning skills, critical thinking and analytical writing ability of the test taker. Conducted at various test centers across the globe, the test is designed to assess academic knowledge and skills essential for graduate school programs.

It is a computer adaptive test (CAT) wherein the computer chose questions based on the performance of the test taker in previous problems thereby suiting the ability and knowledge of the candidate. The test comprises of a pool of questions arranged according to their difficulty level. The first set of questions thrown is of average difficulty level and if answered successfully the computer selects the next questions of greater difficulty. However, if the questions are answered incorrectly the computer moves to lower difficulty questions.

Test Pattern:

Section

No of Questions

Type of Questions

Time

Analytical Writing

2

Issue Task

45 minutes

 

Argument Task

30 minutes

Verbal

30

Analogies

30 Minutes

 

Antonyms

 

Sentence Completion/ Paragraph completion

 

Reading Comprehension

Quantitative

28

Problem Solving

45 minutes

 

Quantitative Reasoning

 

Numeric Entry

 

Data Interpretation

Research/Unscored

Varies

Paragraph completion/Numeric entry

Varies

Scoring:

The Verbal and Quantitative sections are graded on a scale of 200-800 in 10 point increments and the Analytical Writing section is graded on a scale of 0-6 in half- point increments.

Score reporting:

The verbal and quantitative section scores can be viewed immediately after completion of the test and the scorecard is mailed within 20 days of the test. The registration fee includes sending official score reports to 4 graduate institutions of choice. For each additional score reporting the candidate has to pay USD 20.

Score Validity:

The scores are valid for 5 years from the date of the test.

 

Test Registration:

Registration for GRE can be done online at www.ets.org using a credit card. The examination fee for GRE General Test is 190 USD and for GRE Subject Test is 160 USD. The rescheduling fee is 50US$.

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TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) is an English Language proficiency test conducted by Educational Testing Services (ETS) and all natives of non-English speaking countries require to take the test for admission to academic courses at universities and colleges in English speaking countries or for emigration to these countries.

The Internet based test (iBT) measures the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills and also requires the test taker to combine 2 or more skills to respond to a question.

Test Pattern:

Section

No of Questions/Tasks

Type of Questions

Time

Reading

36-70

3-5 passages from academic texts; approximately 700 words long; 12-14 questions per passage.

60-100 minutes

Listening

34-51

4-6 lectures, some with classroom discussion; each 3-5 minutes long; 6 questions each. 2-3 conversations; each 3 minutes long; 5 questions each

60-90 minutes

Speaking

6

2 tasks to express an opinion on a familiar topic; 4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to.

20 minutes

Writing

2

1 task to write based on what is read and listened to; 1 task to support an opinion on a topic.

50 minutes

Scoring:

All the four sections – Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing are scored on a scale of 0 to 30 and the final score is accorded out of 120. The score is available online and the scorecard is mailed 15 days after the test date.

Score Validity:

TOEFLâ scores are valid for a period of two years.

Score reporting:

The score is available online and the scorecard is mailed 15 days after the test date. The candidate can send 4 official score reports to universities or institutions of his/her choice within the test registration fee charged by ETS. For each additional score report you are charged 17 US$.

Score Validity:

TOEFLâ scores are valid for a period of two years.

Test Registration:

You can register online for TOEFLâ iBT at www.ets.org using a credit card. The examination fee is 165 USD and the rescheduling fee is 60 USD.

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IELTS

International English Language Testing System is designed to measure the ability of effective communication across four major language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. The test is conducted by British Council and IDP Australia at select centers in India and abroad. IELTS is required to be taken by those planning to undertake academic courses in UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada, by medical professionals planning to work or study in UK, Australia and USA and those emigrating to any of these countries.

IELTS is offered in two modules – General Training and Academic. The Academic module is meant for those targeting academic curses while the General Training or GT module as it is popularly known as is for those planning emigration.

Test Pattern:

Section

No of Questions/Tasks

Type of Questions

Time

Listening

40

Multiple choice, Sentence Completion, Short answer type, main idea, matching, identification of speaker’s view, etc

30 minutes

Reading

40

Multiple choice, Sentence Completion, Short answer type, paragraph heading, matching, identification of writer’s view, classification, etc

60 minutes

Writing

2

Essay Writing and Report Writing

60 minutes

Speaking

3

Personal Interview, Spontaneous Task and Interactive Session

10-12 minutes

Scoring:

Each section i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking is marked individually on a band scale of 0-9 and the average is taken to give the overall score.

Score reporting:

The scores are declared in 13 days and are available on the website of British Council. The scorecard is mailed to the candidate within 15 days and the scores are valid for a period of 2 years from the date of the test.

Test Registration:

Registration for IELTS can be done online at www.examinations.britishcouncil.org or by filling in the IELTS application form and submitting it at the authorized British Council Test registration center. The payment can be made either by credit card or at select branches of ICICI Bank. The examination fee is 7200 INR.

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SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT ) is a standardized test conducted by College Board and is a requirement for admission to undergraduate courses in USA, Canada and other countries. College Board offers the SAT Reasoning Test and the SAT Subject tests. SAT Subject test is a one-hour test offered in five general subject areas like English, History & Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Languages. You can take up to three subject tests on one test date.

SAT Reasoning Test measures the critical reading, mathematical and writing skills. The test is administered 7 times a year in US, Puerto Rico and US territories and six times a year at international locations.

Test Pattern:

Section

No of Questions

Type of Questions

Time

Critical Reading

48

Passage-based Reading

70 minutes

19

Sentence Completion

Mathematics

44

Multiple Choice

70 minutes

10

Student produced Response

Writing

1

Essay

60 minutes

49

Multiple Choice – Improving sentences, Improving paragraphs, Identifying sentence errors

Research/Non scored

Varies

Critical Reading /Mathematics/Writing multiple choice

25 minutes

Scoring:

Each section in SATâ Reasoning test is scored on a scale of 200 to 800 and the total scores are accorded out of 2400. Two sub scores are given for the writing section: a multiple-choice sub score on a scale of 20-80, and an essay sub score on a scale of 2-12.

Score reporting:

Score reports are available online and hard copy is mailed within 4 weeks. The registration fee includes mailing score reports to 4 undergraduate schools of your choice. For additional score reporting the candidate has to pay USD 9.50 per score recipient.

Score Validity:

The SATâ scores are valid for a period of 5 years.

Test Registration:

Registration for SATâ can be done online at www.collegeboard.com using a credit card. The examination fee for SAT Reasoning Test and Subject tests is as follows:

Test

Fees

SAT

$47

SAT Subject Tests™
Basic registration fee
Language Tests with Listening (add to basic reg. fee)
All other SAT Subject Tests (add per test to basic reg. fee)

$21
add $21

add $10

Additional Processing Fees (add to test fees)

Register by phone
(available only if you have registered before)

$13

Change fee (test type, center, or date change)

$24

Late fee

$24

Standby fee

$41

International processing fee (for students testing in countries other than the United States, U.S. territories, and U.S. commonwealths)

$28

Additional surcharge for testing in India and Pakistan

$24

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ACT

ACT , originally known as the American College Testing Program, measures high school students' general educational development and their capability to complete college-level work with the multiple-choice tests covering four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The optional Writing Test measures skill in planning and writing a short essay. ACT is a universally accepted test for college admission. It is conducted in 50 states across USA and at international locations five times a year in October, December, February, April and June.

Test Pattern:

Sections

No of questions

Content

Duration

English

75

Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills like punctuation, grammar usage.

45 minutes

Mathematics

60

Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.

60 minutes

Reading

40

Measures reading comprehension.

35 minutes

Science

40

Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.

35 minutes

Writing (Optional)

1

Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses

30 minutes

 

Test Registration:

The students can register online at https://services.actstudent.org. The basic registration fee for ACT is 33 US$ and the fee for ACT Plus Writing is 48 US$ in addition, an international processing fee of 26 US$ is levied.

Scoring:

ACT test scores and Composite Scores range from 1-36 and the sub scores from 1-18. The composite score is the average of the scores on the four subject area tests. The rank tells the student the approximate percentage s of recent high school graduates in the US or the candidate’s state who received scores lower than or the same as the candidate. ACT Inc prepares three score reports- student report which is mailed to the student, High School Report – mailed to the high school of the student for their record and College Report mailed to the colleges desired by the candidate.

 

Score Reporting:

The scores can be viewed online through the student web account within 21/2 weeks of test administration and the score reports are posted by 8 weeks after the test date. However, the writing scores may take an additional two weeks for reporting. The registration fee includes mailing score reports to four colleges of the student’s choice. For additional colleges the candidate is required to pay a fee of 8.50US$ per college.

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LSAT

Law School Admission Test or LSAT is a standardized test conducted by Law School Admission council four times an year at designated centers across the world and is required for admission to all American Bar Council approved law schools, most Canadian law schools and many non-ABA approved law schools.

Test pattern:

The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.

The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions, in three different item types – Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker’s score. These sections include one reading comprehension section, one analytical reasoning section, and two logical reasoning sections. The non scored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or to pre-equate new test forms. The placement of this section will vary. A 35-minute writing sample is administered at the end of the test. LSAC does not score the writing sample, but copies of the writing sample are sent to all law schools to which you apply.

Sections

No of Questions

Type of questions

Duration

Reading Comprehension

26-28 questions, arranged into four sets, each containing a passage followed by 6-8 questions.

Multiple-choice

35 minutes

Analytical Reasoning

Approximately 24 questions, arranged in four sets of analytical problems or "setups" with 5-7 questions apiece

Multiple-choice

35 minutes

Logical Reasoning

around 24-26 questions

Multiple-choice

35 minutes

Logical Reasoning

around 24-26 questions

Multiple-choice

35 minutes

Variable/Non scored Section

Varies

Multiple-choice

35 minutes

Writing Section

1

Essay

35 minutes

Test Registration:

The students have an option of registering online, through telephone or mail. The candidates can register online at https://os.lsac.org/ The registration fee for LSAT is 127 US$. In addition the students are required to pay 25 US$ if they wish to receive hardcopy of scores.

Scoring:

The LSAT is scored on a scale from 120 to 180, with 180 being the highest possible score. The writing test is not scored by LSAC.

Score Reporting:

Those registering online receive their scores via email 3 weeks after taking the test. The score reports are mailed 4 weeks after the test. Additional score reports cost 12 US$ per recipient.

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