For pursuing higher studies abroad, the candidates are often asked to attach the scores of at least any of the standardized graduate admission tests like GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS or other international standardized tests along with the admission application. Usually, students get confused over which test is apt for their course they want to pursue. On a wide aspect, GMAT is exclusively for MBA, GRE is for Master’s in Science or Management studies, IELTS and TOEFL are for the pursuing specialisation in Humanities or seeking international job opportunities.
If you have thrived for an international MBA and followed with an aim of gaining working experience in the foreign land, you must know the differences between GMAT and IELTS and decide which test assist you in meeting the future endeavours.
|Abbreviation||Graduate Management Admission Test||International English Language Testing System|
|Target Audience||Business schools Applicants||English language learners|
|Accepted by||International Business Schools||Institutions offering English language program or obtaining Visa for countries where English language proficiency is mandatory|
|Purposes||Evaluating student’s suitability in B-schools||English language proficiency for an academic or general context|
|Subjects||Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical Skills||There are two versions of the test: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training|
|Duration||3 hours 30 minutes||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Test contents||Analytical writing assessment, Quant, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning||Listening, Reading, Speaking, and writing.|
|Cost||US$250 (worldwide)||Varies from country to country. In India, costs INR 8900|
|Validity||The score valid for 5 years||The score valid for 2 years|
|Result needed||400-600||Not specified|
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