The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is used to assess and measure the language proficiency of students who want to go abroad for higher education where English is the primary language of communication. The individual is rated on a nine band scale to determine the level from a non-user (band score 1) to an expert (band score 9). The IELTS certificate is recognized as evidence of proficiency in English by more than 10,000 education institutions globally.
The IELTS test is available in two versions: Academic – for individuals applying for higher education at either the undergraduate or postgraduate level or General Training – for individuals who are migrating to Australia, Canada or the UK.
The test format consists of four components: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test will be completed on the same day with no breaks in between them. The Speaking component can be completed up to a week before or after the other component tests. The total test duration is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
For more information please visit the IELTS website.
The Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test measures the ability to use and understand English at the university level. It evaluates how well one can combine the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to perform academic tasks.
The TOEFL iBT test is given in English and administered over the internet. There are four sections: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking and the duration of the test is about 4 hours and 30 minutes. The Listening and Speaking sections of the test include native English accents not only from North America but also from the UK, New Zealand or Australia.
For more information please visit the TOEFL website.
The Scholastic Aptitude/ Assessment Test is a standardized test is a standardized test widely used in the US for undergraduate college admissions. The test is intended to assess the student’s readiness for college. Taking the SAT is required for freshman entry to many, but not all colleges and universities in the United States. The SAT has four sections:Reading
The test taker may opt to write an essay which would be the fifth section of the test.
For more information please visit the SAT website.
The Graduate Record Examinaiton (GRE) is a standardized test used in the Unites States as an admissions requirement for most graduate schools. The test aims to measure the candidate’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills which are required to successfully pursue a graduate program.
The computer-based GRE General Test consists of six sections:
In addition to the general test, there are six subject tests offered in the areas of
For more information please visit the GRE website.
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test used in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. The test assesses analytical writing and problem solving abilities which are critical for success in real-world business and management.
The test consists of four sections
For more information please visit the GMAT website.