Standardized Tests

Different standardized tests are required for admission in different Institutes. Some tests are Language proficiency tests while others are for some specific fields.

For admission in American institutes one need TOEFL, GRE, GMAT or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores. For the UK, clearing GCE (General Certificate of Education) is essential. To study in Canada, Ireland and New Zealand either TOEFL or IELTS need to be cleared. In Australia all institutes require IELTS score

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

This test is aimed at judging the knowledge of English language of candidates. It is conducted jointly by the British Council, Cambridge University ESOL and IDP Education Australia. IELTS score is recognized in the educational institutes of Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. Some of the American institutions also recognize IELTS

TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)

One hundred and thirty countries across the world, including the US, recognize this test. Though valid for two years, most institutes insist on a fresh score. The test basically looks at the candidates’ reading, listening, writing and speaking (Only CBT) skills and at most centers it is administered through computers

GMAT (Graduate Management Test)

This test is required for admission in management institutes. The score is recognized in nearly 1,900 countries around the world and the exam is usually divided in three sections: analytical writing assessment, quantitative and verbal. Questions are normally based on reasoning, comprehension and problem solving.

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Admission in American colleges and universities is possible only on the basis of this test. It is conducted by ETS (Educational Testing Service). It analyses comprehension, mathematics and verbal reasoning abilities of candidates

GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

In many graduate colleges in the US, admission is done on the basis of GRE scores. GRE is broadly on the lines of SAT. GRE is a computer based Test

MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)

Medical colleges in the US and Canada require the clearance of Medical College Admission Test. It is conducted by the Association of American Medical College (AAMC). It tests verbal reasoning, physical science, biological science and writing capabilities. The first three sections of the test have multiple-choice questions

TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)

TOEIC i.e. Test of English for International Communication is conducted to examine English language skills. Business institutes look at the scores of TOEIC to test the English language. The questions are based on corporate development, finance, budgeting, corporate property, IT personnel, Technical matters, health and business travel

LSAT (Law School Admission Test)

For admission in law colleges in the US and Canada one has to take the Law School Admission Test. It involves logical reasoning, reading comprehension and analytical reasoning

GCE (General Certificate of Education)

To gain high-level profession education at British institutes it is essential to have a General Certificate of Education. There are two levels in this exam. A-level score is needed for entry in universities