Learning any foreign language will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English. With the help of foreign language someone expands his/her career potential also. Since a language is a doorway to a particular culture, learning a new language enables a person to have a broader understanding of that race or culture.
Given the large number of students looking for education options outside India, more and more countries are seen wooing Indian students to Study abroad. As such, more and more students are sitting for entrance exams to study abroad. Presently, the experience of studying abroad has gone beyond just pursuing a career to something that influences your worldviews and instills a vivid understanding of life. Given that, overseas entrance exams have become very popular among international students, especially Indian students.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is standardised test taken for admission to graduate and business schools across the world. GRE is the right exam for you if you wish to get a master’s or MBA degree from abroad.
Aspirants can select a date of preference and register for the test irrespective of age and qualification. You can take the GRE Test once every 21 days, up to five times within a 12-month period.
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardised management test used in the selection procedure of more than 1600 institutes across 82 countries.
Conducted by GMAC, The test is used by business schools as a criterion for application into a wide range of management programs like MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance programs. With test scores valid for upto 5 years.
SAT is an internationally recognised test that evaluates a candidate for college level admission in the United States. An added bonus is that there is no eligibility criterion for SAT. However, since the test is taken for admissions in colleges, it is advisable for candidates to take the test when they are in junior or senior high school.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an English language proficiency test conducted to evaluate a candidate’s skill in the language. Jointly owned by the British Council, IDP, IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), IELTS scores are accepted by 9000 organisations around the world.
Any person who wishes to pursue education or work opportunities in English speaking countries can applyfor the exam. As such, there are no eligibility criteria in IELTS.
The IELTS test measures a candidate’s ability in four different parameters i.e Listening, reading, writing and speaking covered in the IELTS syllabus.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a test taken by non-native English speakers to test their English language proficiency. More than 27 million people are known to have registered for the test, with around 9000 organisations recognizing its score. Administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), the TOEFL test is conducted 50 times a year at around 4500 test centres across the world.
An interesting fact aspect of TOEFL is that test takers from some countries, namely, Mainland China, India, Japan, Korea or Taiwan are awarded through Scholarships for demonstrating English-communication proficiency among other academic achievements. With test scores valid upto two years, TOEFL syllabus covers four sections, namely, listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Pearson Test of English Academic, PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. Typically, PTE Academic results are available within five business days. Approved by the Australian Government for visa applications and accepted by thousands of institutions in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD. PTE Academic assesses the real-life English skills you will need at university and living abroad. Not only do they assess speaking, listening, reading and writing, but they test in an integrated way that reflects real-life settings, as well as testing academic skills.