Study Abroad Exams
Studying abroad is an excellent way to advance your education, get valuable life experience, and expand your job prospects. If you want to study abroad, you'll have to take one language exam and one standardized exam as part of the admissions process. You may be exempted from standardized exams depending on the country, course, institution, or university you will apply to, but you will still need to complete one language exam to show English language proficiency depending on where you want to study abroad.
The most popular and well known international entrance examinations are the IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, GMAT, GRE, CAEL, MCAT and LSAT. Universities and colleges in numerous countries around the world require these exams for admission.
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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an English language assessment test primarily used by those seeking international education, professional recognition, bench-marking to international standards, and global mobility. The IELTS is an exam that assesses students' ability to communicate in English while applying to institutions in other countries.
IELTS Academic and IELTS General are the two versions of the test. Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing are the four areas of the exam. All 3 IELTS tests, i.e., the Listening, Reading, and Writing sections, are completed on the same day, with no breaks in between. However, you can finish the Speaking section up to a week before or after the other tests. The test lasts 2 hours and 45 minutes in total. The final result is the average of the points in all four sections, which are all graded on a 9-point scale. The test results are widely accepted around the world.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a standardized English proficiency test that assesses non-native English speakers’ ability to communicate in English. Many universities accept TOEFL scores, which are also used to test potential job applicants' English fluency and for immigration visas all across the world. Some institutions demand the TOEFL test as part of the admissions process.
This test is frequently used to determine the degree of English proficiency of students applying to universities abroad. This exam has four sections: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Each part is for 30 points, with a total score of 120 for the students' combined total. The test takes roughly 3 hours to finish in total, so you should plan for 3 hours, plus 30 minutes for check-in. TOEFL scores are generally accepted by US and Canadian universities, but they are also accepted by certain other countries.
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is the world's leading computer-based English language test trusted by universities, colleges, and governments worldwide. This is the fastest, most effective, and most flexible way for candidates to prove their proficiency in English for study and work abroad.
The PTE Academic exam is offered throughout the year to students who seek admission to universities or colleges. It consists of four sections, reading, writing, listening, and speaking, for a total of 75 marks. It is a three-hour computer-based exam. The PTE Academic exam scores are valid for a period of two years.
The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is one of the most widely accepted and preferred entrance exams among applicants seeking management education both in India and abroad. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts the GMAT exam on an international level throughout the year for admission to a variety of popular overseas universities. The Graduate Management Aptitude Test is a computer-adaptive test.
Candidates who want to enrol in MBA programs at colleges around the world must take the GMAT exam. It's a four-part computer adaptive test that includes analytical writing assessment, integrated reasoning, qualitative reasoning, and verbal reasoning. The GMAT has a total score range of 200 to 800.
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is required for admission to many graduate institutions in the United States and Canada, as well as a few other countries. Educational Testing Service owns and conducts the GRE.
As one of the important tests taken to study MBA abroad, the GRE is approved by many business schools throughout the world for their business programs. It is a three-hour and 45-minute test, that evaluates applicants' verbal, quantitative, and general analytic reasoning skills. In India, there are no set dates for this test; you can apply to take it at any time. If you are unhappy with your results, you can retake the test up to five times a year with a 21-day break between each try.
The CAEL Assessment (Canadian Academic English Language) is a standardized English language test that measures a student's ability to utilize English at the post-secondary school level by testing reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills that are often used in academic domains.
You will be asked to make a statement in agreement or disagreement with an essay question at the start of the test. You will be given a lecture, readings, and several exercises all centred on the same topic for the duration of the test. The test lasts about two hours and fifteen minutes in total.
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice, computer-based test used in the admissions process for medical schools. MCAT results are now accepted in place of other standardized examinations by nearly all medical schools in the United States and in Canada, and by many health profession institutions and graduate programs.
The MCAT assesses the mastery of basic biology, chemistry, and physics principles, as well as the scientific problem-solving ability and critical thinking. Physicians and medical educators have identified the skills and concepts examined by the MCAT as necessary for practising medicine.
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test for prospective law school candidates conducted by the Law School Admission Council. Its purpose is to test reading comprehension as well as logical and verbal reasoning skills. The Law School Admission Test is a common part of the law school admissions process in the United States, and it is required of all prospective law undergraduate students.
The LSAT is broken down into four sections. Reading comprehension, Analytical reasoning, Logical reasoning, and an Essay section. Each of the four sections lasts 35 minutes each, for a total of 2 hours and 20 minutes.