Now, the craze for study in abroad may be taken adversely as it is brain-drain for the country, or the positive aspect for the individual may be noted. Nevertheless, the process of flying overseas to study is a tedious one. Apart from the various passport and immigration complexities, a student has to prepare for various exams to be merely eligible for getting into the college and course he/she aspires for.
1.GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
What it is:
GMAT exam is intended to assess analytical writing and problem-solving abilities with logic and critical reasoning skills that are important in real-world business and management success.
Purpose: Admission to a graduate management programme such as MBA.
Candidates will be able to view their Official Score Report online using their date of birth to authenticate their access. Both GRE and GMAT can be used for taking admission in management schools, so one has to look into the intricacies of both the exams to see which is more suitable for the candidate. One can even convert their GRE score to GMAT online through ETS, if need be.
2.SAT (scholastic Assessment Test)
What it is:
Assesses a student’s academic readiness for college to enroll in under-graduation courses by testing the student’s knowledge of reading, writing and mathematics.
Entrance exam used by most colleges and universities in the US, Canada, as well as other countries to select students for admissions to undergraduate courses.
Taking the exam more than once: You can take the exam as many times as you wish, except that some schools judge you by the score in all of your attempts.
3.GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
What it is:
Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree, post graduation, MBA, specialised Master’s degree in business or doctoral degree take the GRE revised General Test.
GRE is generally required by universities in North America (USA and Canada). It can be a mere admission formality or a selection criterion for jobs as well.
Taking the exam more than once: You can take the GRE revised General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days). If you take the paper-delivered GRE revised General Test, you can take it as often as it is offered.
What it is: TOEFL is a standardised test to judge one’s English language abilities.
- Mostly taken by non-native speakers of the language looking to enroll in foreign universities
- A few immigration departments use the score to issue residential and work visas as well
What it is: IELTS is a standardised test to measure the language proficiency of people.
- To study or work in environments where English is the main form of communication
- Governments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom use IELTS to process immigration applications. In fact, IELTS tests are now one of only two exams included on the UK government list of Secure English Language Tests (SELTs)