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


GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test, it is a computer adaptive test. The GMAT test contains four sections: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative Aptitude (QA), & Verbal Reasoning (VR). The duration of the GMAT test is 3.5 hours and each section has a definite time within which it has to be attempted. The scores of the GMAT are used as a measure for admissions by various top B-schools across the world.

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 headquarters located in Reston, Virginia. In India, they have a regional office Gurugram.


The 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 five years. The person will be able to attempt the exam at any point of time in a year; the registration process is available 365*12 round the year.

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What is the minimum and maximum GMAT score?

The maximum GMAT score is 800. 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 the Integrated Reasoning score is mentioned separately on the mark-sheet. To be on the safer side, it is advisable to obtain a score of more than 650 to have a chance of gaining admission in the top B-schools. Get the list of top 10 business schools among the world.

How to apply for GMAT?

To apply for the GMAT exam, 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). The candidates will have to pay a fee of US$ 250.00 for booking the test slots.


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 has a specific time period within which you will have to attempt the exam.

Who conducts GRE?

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

Why to write GRE?

GRE scores are widely accepted by the Grad schools and B-schools worldwide for enrollment into the advanced technical, managerial or techno-managerial degree courses. The test score is a gateway for the students who want to pursue their 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 mark sheet.

How to apply for GRE?

To apply for the 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.


The full form of TOEFL is the 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:

  1. Immigration departments use them to issue residential and work visas
  2. Medical and licensing agencies use them for professional certification purposes
  3. To measure an individual’s competencies in the English language

Who conducts TOEFL?

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


TOEFL is widely popular among students and working professionals. TOEFL score is accepted by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in over 130 countries. It simultaneously 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 that are mentioned on the official TOEFL website.

What is the cost of the TOEFL test?

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


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.


It is one of the standardized tests to seek admission for English programs at international colleges. It is also used as one of the measures for granting admissions to candidates to various Master’s programs at countries like – Australia, UK, Canada etc.

Who conducts IELTS?

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

How to apply for IELTS?

You will have to follow an online admission process to apply for IELTS. One has to choose test centers according to the IELTS exam date assigned. You can choose to attempt either the paper-based or online based exam for IELTS. To know more details about the registration process you can check the official British Council Website for IELTS exam.

What is the Cost of IELTS?

In India, IELTS costs Rs.8000.

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