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Examination

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM: IELTS
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most popular English language test for academic and professional purpose which is accepted by over 140 countries. The test assess four skill areas of the English language: speaking, reading, listening and writing. British Council, IDP – Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL EXAMINATIONS jointly own the examination.
It has two modules; Academic and General. The Academic test is taken by the students aspiring for Bachelor and Masters Level and beyond whereas the General test is required for migration purpose or for studying below Bachelor level.
TEST FORMAT:
The following sections compose the IELTS tm test:
Sections No of Questions / Tasks / Sections Time
Listening 40 questions 40 minutes
Reading
      • Academic Module
      • General Module

3 passages (40 questions)
3 sections (40 questions)

60 minutes
60 minutes
Writing    
      • Academic Module
      • General Module
2 tasks (Diagram Prompt / Argument Prompt)
2 tasks (Letter Prompt / Essay Prompt)
60 minutes
60 minutes
Speaking 3 parts 11 – 15 minutes
SCORING:
IELTS is graded on a scale of 0 – 9, known as Band Scale. Generally, a score of at least 6 bands for UG & 6.5 bands for PG is required in each section. The result is available in 15 working days.
MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS:

Score Validity 2 years
Test Fee RS. 10600
Nature of Test Paper Based Test
Test Administration Frequency 3 – 4 times in a month.
TOEFL: TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized English proficiency test that assesses English Language skills in the areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Candidates desirous of pursuing further studies as undergraduate of graduate levels are required to take TOEFL to demonstrate their English proficiency.
TEST FORMAT:
TOEFL has 4 sections, which are Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.
Section Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading 60 – 80 minutes 36 – 56 questions Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
Listening 60 – 90 minutes 34 – 51 questions Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks Express an opinion on a familiar topic,; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.
SCORING:
Each section of TOEFL is graded on a scale of 0 – 30 in 1 point increment. Composite score is addition of all the scores. TOEFL is scored out of 120.80+ is considered a good score:

MISCELANEOUS DETAILS:
Score Validity 2 years
Test Fee $ 170
Nature of Test Internet Based Test
Test Administration Frequency 3 – 4 times in a month.
PTE: PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH ACADEMIC:
PTE Academic is a computer based test which assesses the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability-often to obtain places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application. The test is accepted in 3000 courses worldwide. UK, Australia, USA, etc.
TEST FORMAT:
PTE Academic is 3 hours long and is split into timed parts. When the time is up on the section, the test will move on automatically.
There are 20 different tasks. Some tasks will test integrated skills (e.g. reading AND speaking)
Introduction Untimed Self introduction, this part is not assessed.
Speaking and writing 77 – 93 minutes  
Reading 32 – 41 minutes  
Break (break is optional). 10 minutes  
Listening 45 – 57 minutes  
The timings shown are variable. The test will always last 3 hours in total
SCORING:
Overall score is a mark out of 90. The good score of 65 which is a good indication of your English language ability in real-life academic situations:

MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS:
Overall score is a mark out of 90. The good score of 65 which is a good indication of your English language ability in real-life academic situations:
Score Validity 2 years
Test Fee RS. 9350
Nature of Test Computer Based Test
Test Administration Frequency On fixed date.
GMAT: GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSIONS TEST:
GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates desirous of taking admission to graduate management programs at management education institutions throughout the world. The GMAT is designed to help graduate schools of business assess the qualifications of applicant for advanced study in business and management. GMAT scores are used by more than 3000 graduate management programs throughout the world.
TEST CONTENT:
The GMAT test measures general verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills that are developed over a long period of time and are associated with academic success in the core courses of graduate management programs. From June 5th, 2012, GMAT now has a new specific content areas, nor does it measure achievement in any particular subject area.
TEST FORMAT:
The following sections will compose the Next Generation GMAT test:
Sections Questions. Time
Analytical Writing Assessment (Analysis of an argument)      1 30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning     12 30 minutes
Optional Break  
Quantitative     37 75 minutes
Optional Break  
Verbal     41 75 minutes
Total Duration About 4 hours inclusive break & tutorial.
SCORING:
Essays are scored on a scale of 0 – 6 in 0.5 increments.
Integrated Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 1 – 8 in 1 point increment.
Quantitative section is scored on a scale of 0 – 60 in 1 point increment.
Verbal section is scored on a scale of 0 – 60 in 1 point increment.
Scaled scores of Quantitative and Verbal sections are added to create a score on the scale of 200 – 800 in 10 points increment. 650+ score is considered good score.

MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS:
Overall score is a mark out of 90. The good score of 65 which is a good indication of your English language ability in real-life academic situations:
Score Validity 5 years
Test Fee $ 250
Nature of Test Computer Based Test
Test Administration Frequency Throughout the year
GRE: GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION:
GRE or Graduate Record Examination is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates desirous of taking admission to graduate programs primarily in the area of engineering and sciences at education institutions in USA. The GRE is designed to help graduate schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in technical fields as well as Business schools. For Conversion tool you may refer https://www.ets.org/s/gre/flash/bschool/comparison/17302/170/ with GMAT score. GRE scores are used by more than 3000 graduate programs throughout the world.
TEST FORMAT:
The following sections compose the GRE test.
Sections Questions Time
Analytical Writing 2 60 minutes
      • Analyze an issue 1 30 minutes
      • Analyze an argument 1 30 minutes
Quantitative Reasoning (2 sections) approximately 20 questions in each section 35 mins. each sec
Verbal Reasoning (2 sections) approximately 20 questions in each section 30 mins. each sec
Unscored (Experimental) Varies Varies
Research Varies
Total Duration about 4 hours inclusive breaks and tutorial
SCORING:
Essays are scored on a scale of 0 – 6 in 0.5 increments.
Quantitative Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 130 – 170 in 1 point increment.
Verbal Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 130 – 170 in 1 point increment.
Good score is 300 / 340.

MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS:
Score Validity 5 years
Test Fee $ 195
Nature of Test Computer Based Test
Test Administration Frequency Daily
SAT: SCHOLASTIC ASSESSMENT TEST:
SAT or Scholastic Assessment Test is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates desirous of taking admission to undergraduate programs primarily in USA and Singapore. SAT scores are used by more than 4000 undergraduate programs primarily in USA and Singapore.

SAT is conducted six times a year in India, in the months of October, November, December, January, May and June. Barring January, the test scheduled on first Saturday of these months. For January, it happens on the last Saturday.
TEST FORMAT:
The following sections compose the SAT test.
Sections Questions. Time
Writing (3 sections)   60 minutes (25+25+10)
     • Essay 1 25 minutes
     • Grammar (2 section) 49 questions spread over two sections 35 minutes (25 + 10)
Quantitative Reasoning (3 section) 54 questions spread over three sections.
(20 + 18 +16 = 54)
70 minutes (25+25+20)
Critical Reading (3 section) 67 questions spread over three
sections. (24 + 24 + 19 = 67)
70 minutes (25+25+20)
Experimental section Varies 25 minutes
Total Duration about 4 hours inclusive breaks
SCORING:
Essays are scored by two graders on a scale of 0 – 6 in 1 point increment. These scores are added to create a score on 0 – 12 scale.
Quantitative Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 200 – 800 in 10 points increment.
Critical Reading section is scored on a scale of 200 – 800 in 10 points increment.
Writing section scored on a scale of 200 – 800 in 10 points increment.
Good score is 2100+ / 2400.

MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS:
Score Validity 5 years
Test Fee $ 103.50
Nature of Test Computer Based Test
Test Administration Frequency 6 times a year