Five-Minutes Guide: TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, GRE

GMAT

GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test, is computer adaptive test. The GMAT test contents four sections: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR),  Quantitative Aptitude (QA), & Verbal Reasoning (VR). The duration of GMAT test is 3.5 hours and each section have the definite time for attempting.  

Who conducts the GMAT?

Graduate Management Admission Council or GMAC is responsible to conduct the GMAT in more than 100 countries across the globe. The council is a non-profit organisation with its headquarter located at Reston, Virginia. In India, they have a regional office Gurugram.  

Why GMAT?

GMAT test score is widely accepted by more than 1200 B-schools as an eligibility criterion for the pursuance of business and management courses like MBA, Leadership programs and many others. The advantage of GMAT score is valid for long five years. The person is able to write down the test at any point of time in a year; the registration process is  available 365*12 round the year.

What is the minimum and maximum GMAT score?

GMAT test is a sum total of 800 score. The score secured by the aspirants is an average of quant + verbal out of 800.  The AWA essay score measured on a scale of 0-6 and secured score is mentioned separately on the mark-sheet. To be on the safer side, it is advisable to obtain a score than 650 to get admissible in the top notch B-schools.  Get the list of top 10 business schools among world.

How to apply for GMAT?

To apply for test, the aspirant has to create a GMAT account on its official website. The test comes free from the rush of last date registration as the test is available 365*12 round the year (except the national holidays). They have to pay a fee of US$ 250.00 for booking the test slots.

GRE

Graduate Record Exam or GRE is a standardised college admission test for getting enrolled in advanced technical, managerial or techno-managerial degree courses. The test comes in two formats viz: computer adaptive and paper based.  GRE test contains mainly four subjects: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. The time duration of GRE is 3 hours, and each section have limited time to attempt.

Who conducts GRE?

Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit organization is administrating, GRE® General and Subject among many other tests. It is headquartered in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.

Why to write GRE?

GRE score is a widely accepted by the Grad schools and B-schools worldwide for the enrollment into the  advanced technical, managerial or techno-managerial degree courses. The test score is a gateway for the students who wanted to higher studies abroad.

What is the minimum and maximum GRE score?

The total GRE score is 340, which comprises 170 marks in Verbal and another 170 marks in quant respectively. The minimum score to attain in each section is 130. And the final score secured is the average score of quant and verbal. The AWA score is mentioned separately on the marksheet.   

How to apply for GRE?

To apply for test, the aspirant has to create a GRE account on its official website. The test comes free from the rush of last date registration as the test is available 365*12 round the year (except the national holidays).

What is the cost of the GRE test?

The cost of GRE  test fee is US$ 205.00.

TOEFL

The full form of TOEFL is  Test of English as a Foreign Language.  The main aim of the test is to evaluate English language proficiency. The test score meets up the requirements for the following:

  • Immigration departments use them to issue residential and work visas
  • Medical and licensing agencies use them for professional certification purposes
  • To measure individual’s  progress in learning English

Who conducts TOEFL?

Educational Testing Service (ETS) is responsible to conduct and organise TOEIC test. The organisation is non-profit and located in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.

Why TOEFL?

TOEFL is widely popular among the students and working professionals. TOEFL score is accepted by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in over 130 countries. Simultaneously, it fulfills the visa requirements for immigration departments at English states to grant residential or work visa to non-native English speakers.  

How to apply for TOEFL?

To enroll for TOEFL,  one has to follow certain steps those are mentioned on the official TOEFL website.

What is the cost of the TOEFL test?

In India ranges from US$160 to US$250. In Indian currency, it values between INR 10000-INR 17000.

IELTS

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System.There are two versions of the test: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. This includes examining of Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing within 2 hours 30 minutes.

Why IELTS?

It is one of the standardized tests to seek admission for English program at international colleges.

Who conducts IELTS?

IELTS in association with British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

How to apply for IELTS?

The online admission process is required to apply for IELTS. One has to choose test centers accordingly the IELTS exam date assigned.

What is the Cost of IELTS?

In India, IELTS costs Rs.8000.

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