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The GRE is accepted by thousands of graduate schools, business schools and a few law schools, all over the world.

Educational Testing Services (ETS) non-profitable organization, US, administers the GRE.

"The GRE General Test is a computer-delivered test offered year-round at home and at test centers around the world."

https://www.ets.org/gre/consider/business/programs/

Click on this link to see the complete list of business schools (country wise) accept GRE® General Test scores for admission to some or all of their MBA programs. In addition, there are many specialized master's and doctoral programs in business that accept GRE General Test scores."

In India, cost for taking the GRE is US$228 (approximately INR 18500)

The GRE is around 4 hours test including the breaks.

"There are 6 sections on the GRE.

  1. Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) which has an issue essay and an argument essay each 30 minutes duration.
  2. Two GRE Verbal sections, 20 questions each, 30 minutes duration for each section.
  3. Two GRE Quant sections, 20 questions each, 35 minutes duration for each section.
  4. One Experimental section which can either be one full quant or one full verbal section.

After the AWA section, remaining sections can be in any order."

The Analytical Writing Assessment is scored on a scale of 0-6 in 0.5-point increment. The Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning sections are each scored on a scale of 130-170, in 1-point increment.

Yes, GRE can be taken once every 21 days, up to five times a rolling year.

If slots are available, you can reschedule your GRE exam by paying an additional fee of US$50 by not less than 4 days by the test date. If you have less than 4 days for your test date, then you can book a new slot by paying the entire fee.

You cannot bring your own calculator for the GRE. Online calculator with basic four operations and square root function is available on screen for the GRE quant section.

For the multiple-answers question in the GRE, you must select all the correct answers to receive a credit for answering the question. No partial score awarded.

Yes, after completing the GRE General Test, if you choose 'Report Scores', you will see your unofficial Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores.

On the GRE test day, as part of your test fee, you can choose up to four universities as score recipients. Your official scores will be sent to those universitties in 10–15 days after your test date. You can also send score reports to institutions after test day for a fee of US$30 per recipient. The universities accept only the official scores sent directly by ETS.

GRE Score is valid for 5 years from the test date.

In India, GRE is conducted on all the days including the weekends.

By 'Score Select' option you can choose the score which you like to send to the universities. You can send the best score or the latest score or all the scores.

You can see your GRE quant and verbal scores immediately after your test when you click on 'report scores'. However this is an unofficial score. You get your official GRE score including the AWA score in your ETS account which you created at the time of test registration. You will get a notification to your registered mail id. This usually takes 10-15 days after the test date.

GRE is a computer adaptive test (CAT), adaptive by section. This means, the first quant or the first verbal section will have a mixed bag of difficulty level questions. You will have easy, medium and hard questions. Based on how well you perform on your first section, the second section will have more easy or more medium or more hard questions. For example, if you get 15 correct answers out of 20 questions in the first section, then your second section will have more hard questions and subsequently your score will also be high only when you get into a harder second section.

GRE paper based is not available in India.

GRE Quant section tests the basic concepts of elementary school math, however the questions are tricky and answer choices have trap answers. GRE Verbal section tests vocabulary and reading skills of the students, it could be a bit hard section for Indian students. With right mentors, books and strategies, one can ace the GRE.

"GRE Verbal have three types of question: Reading Comprehension, Text Completion, Sentence Equivalence. Reading skills and Vocbulary are tested in the GRE Verbal section. "

Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry and Data analysis are the topics tested in the GRE Quant section

There is no age limit mentioned by the ETS for taking the GRE.

The first step in the study abroad journey is taking the GRE. The GRE preparation takes 4 to 6 months based on your skill set. You must start your preparation in 3rd year if you're in a four years undergrad program. You can start in 2nd year as well, as the scores are valid for 5 years.

The College Board, an American not-for-profit organisation conducts the digital SAT.

The College Board will launch the digital SAT by March 2023 for India and other countries except USA.

The College Board will discontinue the paper pencil SAT once the digital SAT is launched.

  1. Two modules of 'Reading and Writing', each module have 25 operational questions and 2 pre-test questions to be answered in 32 minutes per module
  2. Two modules of 'Math', each module have 20 operational questions and 2 pre-test questions to be answered in 35 minutes per module.

pre-test questions on the digital SAT are unscored ones but students will not know which are pre-test questions. Therefore, students have to consider all the questions as scored ones.

Total duration of the digital SAT is 2 hours 14 minutes excluding the breaks.

The composite score of the digital SAT ranges from 400 to 1600 which is as same as the paper pencil test.

No, students can take the digital SAT only from the testing center, proctored by the test co-ordinators.

Yes, you can take the digital SAT on your laptop or tablet. You can take your laptop or tablet to the testing center for taking the test.

No, the digital is not an online test. You have to download and install the testing application to take the test.

Total 98 questions on the digital SAT; 54 questions in Reading and Writing section and 44 questions in Math section.

If a student doesn’t have a device, they can request to borrow one from College Board, to use on test day. This applies for students taking the SAT internationally as well as in the U.S.

7 times in a year, the digital SAT is conducted in India.

March, May, Jun, August, October, November and December are the months, the digital SAT is conducted in India.

Algebra, Advanced Math (functions, graphs), Problem solving & Data analysis, Geometry & Trignometry are the topics tested on the digital SAT math section.

Yes, graphing calculator can be used for the digital SAT math section. Either you can take your own calculator or use the calculator available on the testing platform.

Yes, students will be provided scratch paper and can bring a pen or pencil.

Paper pencil SAT takes about two weeks for the scores, while digital SAT scores are expected to be released in days.

The SAT registration fee is $60, plus a $43 regional fee (approximately INR 8300)

No, there is no additional fee for taking the digital SAT.

Yes, there is a timer on the digital SAT testing application, which can be turned off by the student if not required.

The digital SAT score report have the total score, Section scores (Reading and Writing, Math), Percentile rankings and the Benchmark score.

The cross-test score and sub-scores are no more available on the SAT score report.

Bluebook is a testing application from College Board. Students use Bluebook to take the digital SAT and digital AP Exams as well as other College Board exams. Bluebook works in conjunction with Test Day Toolkit, a web app that test center staff use to administer our tests.

You can practice digital SAT on the College Board Blue book and on the Khan academy. For tailored study plan, right strategies from experience mentors and for more practice materials, reach out to EduSupport team.

Reading: 3–4 passages, each 700 words; 10 questions for each passage; Time: 54–72 minutes.

Listening: 3–4 lectures, each 3–5 minutes, 6 questions each OR 2–3 conversations, each 3 minutes, 5 questions each; Time: 41–57 minutes

Speaking: 4 tasks; 1 independent task to express an opinion on a familiar topic; 3 integrated tasks based on what is read and heard;

Up to 30 seconds to prepare the response, up to 1 minute to respond

Time: 17 minutes

Writing: 2 tasks; 20-minute integrated task based on what is read and heard; 30-minute independent task to support an opinion on a topic; Time: 50 minutes

Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing are scored on a scale of 0 to 30 with an increment of 1 point. The total score is the sum of the section scores which ranges from 0 to 120 with an increment of 1 point.

TOEFL takes about 3 hours to complete.

"Yes, the TOEFL Home Edition is the same TOEFL test you would take at a test center, just taken from the privacy of your own home and monitored online by a human proctor. "

"TOEFL Home edition is available 24 hours a day, 4 days a week, with appointments available as early as 24 hours after you register. Once you've prepared for the test, you can register and take the exam. "

The TOEFL paper edition is the same 4-skills TOEFL test, but you’ll take it in two sessions. Reading, Listening, and Writing sections: on paper at a test center. Speaking section: at home on your computer within 3 days after the paper sections. Your Speaking session will be monitored online by a human proctor.

The TOEFL paper edition is ffered one to two times a month.

Yes, if you prefer a traditional test environment, a test center is the best option for you. It is offered more than 60 times a year.

TOEFL scores are released in six days, if you take the test at a test center. For test at home, you will get in 6 to 10 days after the test date.

There is no pass/fail in the TOEFL. Universities define a minimum accepted TOEFL score required to apply to that university. Students must aim to maximize the TOEFL score to increase chance to admissions and for scholarships.

You can choose up to four score recipients on the TOEFL test day as part of your test fee. Your official scores will be sent to them. You can also send score reports to institutions after test day for a fee of US$20 per recipient. The universities accept only the official scores sent directly by ETS.

The TOEFL score is generally valid for two years from the test date.

Both TOEFL and IELTS test the same skills: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. However, the number of questions, duration, how the skills are tested are different for both the tests. To understand which is the best test for you, the best way would be to take a full length test of TOEFL and IELTS.

Yes, TOEFL/IELTS score is mandatory for all international students to apply to any university abroad.

Test at a test center – If you prefer a traditional test environment, a test center is the best option for you. Offered more than 60 times a year.

Test at home – The TOEFL Home Edition is the same TOEFL test you would take at a test center, just taken from the privacy of your own home and monitored online by a human proctor. Available 24 hours a day, 4 days a week, with appointments available as early as 24 hours after you register.

Test on Paper - The Paper Edition is the same 4-skills TOEFL test, but you’ll take it in two sessions. Reading, Listening, and Writing sections: on paper at a test center. Speaking section: at home on your computer within 3 days after the paper sections. Your Speaking session will be monitored online by a human proctor. Offered one to two times a month.

TOEFL is widely accepted in USA. Even though some colleges do accept the IELTS, the TOEFL is the more common option. Depending on the college, there may be advantages to taking the TOEFL instead of the IELTS. IELTS is widely accepted in U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Canada.

No. You must make a new account for TOEFL.

The cost of TOEFL registration in India is USD195, approximately INR16000.

USD 60 is the fees for rescheduling the TOEFL in India.

If you cancel the TOEFL test 4 days before the test date then half of the registration fees will be refunded. If you cancel the TOEFL test within 4 days of the test date then there is no refund.

In India, students have to have a valid passport as an ID proof on the TOEFL test day. ETS recommends students to bring their registration information, but it is not mandatory.

Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing are the four skills tested on the IELTS.

IELTS score is reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest). Each section on IELTS is scored separately and these individual scores are then averaged and rounded to the nearest half band, to produce an overall band score.

2 hours 44 minutes is the total duration of the IELTS exam.

International English Language Testing System is the full form of IELTS.

IDP India administers IELTS in India.

IELTS Paper: IELTS Paper test is taken as paper-pencil test in a testing center. IELTS Computer: IELTS Computer is taken online in a testing center. Reading, Writing and Listening are answered on the computer while Speaking section is a face-to-face one with the examiner.

IELTS Online: IELTS Online is as same as the IELTS Academic taken in the test centre, but it can be taken from your home with a good internet connection.

IELTS Online speaking test is conducted online via video call with the examiner.

IELTS on paper results will be available online at 12:00 am GMT on the 13th day after the test date on https://ielts.idp.com/results/check-your-result

Listening: 40 questions; Reading: 40 questions; Writing: 3 tasks; Speaking: 3 parts

For IELTS on computer, the order of the sections is: Listening, Reading, Writing. Speaking test is done before or after the test session.

For IELTS on paper, the order of the sections is: Writing, Reading, Listening. Speaking test is done either on the same day or up to 7 days before or after the test date.

IELTS on computer results will be available online within 3 to 5 days after your test date on https://ielts.idp.com/results/check-your-result

IELTS test centre will send your official Test Report Form (TRF) to your postal address. For IELTS on computer, TRF will be posted 3 to 5 days after the test date and for IELTS on paper, it will be posted 13 days after the test date.

2 years is the validity of IELTS exam.

IELTS Academics have to be taken for higher education in abroad.

INR 15500 is the fees for taking the IELTS in India. It is the same for IELTS paper test and computer delivered test.

IELTS is an international test, a different varieties of English accents are used in the Listening and Speakings sections.

Yes, it is a right strategy to note down points on the IELTS question paper.

No, there is no break in between the Reading, Writing and Listening sections.

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Login to this website to register for the IELTS exam.

Valid Passport is accepted as id proof for IELTS exam registration. Also, you have to courier a photocopy of your Passport (first and last page), and any observation pages to the IDP Head Office to complete the registration process. You will not be allowed to sit for the test if you fail to do this process. Candidates need to carry original passport on test day.

The full form of PTE is Pearson Test of English.

The official website for PTE is www.pearsonpte.com

PTE exam format consists of 20 different question types, which test the Speaking & Writing skills (54 – 67 minutes), Reading skills (29 – 30 minutes), and Listening skills (30 – 43 minutes) of candidates.

PTE Academic gives you a score from 10–90 at an increment of 1 point.

The duration of PTE exam is 2 hrs. There is no break in between the PTE sections.

PTE can be taken at home in India but you must check with the university for its acceptance.

PTE Academic dates are available through out the year, both on weekdays and weekends.

PTE Academic is available only on computer.

Yes, PTE Academic can be taken at testing center.

The PTE results come in 2-5 days.

There is no pass/fail in the PTE exam. Universities define a minimum accepted PTE score required to apply to that university. Students must aim to maximize the PTE score to increase chance to admissions and for scholarships.

All you have to do is sign in to your myPTE account, go to your score, and start the process to send it to your choice of institution and program which is free of charge.

The PTE score is valid for 2 years.

The PTE Academic can be on the computer at the testing center. There is PTE Academic online (at home testing) available in India but the prefered mode is taking test in the testing center.

Rs 15900 is the PTE Academic fee.

Candidates can reschedule for free if they reschedule 14 days before the test.Candidates who plan to reschedule the test with less than 14 calendar days, but at least seven full calendar days before their test date will be required to pay 50% of the PTE test fee. No refunds will be provided on rescheduling the exam less than seven calendar days before the exam.

yes, a full refund is given if you cancel the test 14 days before the test., you will receive 50% refund if the test is cancelled between 13-8 days before the test . There is no refund is you cancel the test 7 days before the test.

Valid Passport is accepted as id proof for PTE exam registration.

A student can take PTE as many times as he wants but he has to wait till the result of the previous attempt to write again.

The PTE test scores can be viewed online. When the result is available, you will be notified via mail. You can then log into Pearson VUE and view your score by clicking on View Score.

The candidate must be at least 16 years of age and those who are below 18 must possess a parental consent form to be eligible.

The PTE certificate is widely recognized in countries like Canada, Australia, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Singapore, New Zealand, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and many more.

A student has to arrive 30 min prior to the PTE test.

A student cannot resit for a single module on the PTE.

There is no scheduled break in PTE. If a student takes an unscheduled break then the clock will countinue ticking.

OET is occupational english test. The test is to check the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

12 healthcare professions are inculded in Occupational English Test.

On the OET, Writing and Speaking sub tests are diffrent for diffrent professionals whereas Reading and Listening sub tests are same for all.

The fees for OET is AUD 587. The approximate fee is INR 32000/-

OET is valid for 2 years.

The results come in 16 days for the OET exam.

There are two dates every month for the OET exam.

OET Speaking subtest is held on some other day while the other subtests are done on a single day.

The student can request for re-mark on the OET within 5 days from the day of the result.

OET has both paper and online versions are available.

Yes, home test can be taken.

The scores are graded between A-E with 'A' being the highest.

You can book the OET test date either by visa or mastercard credit or debit card.

OET pulse is a 30 min test to access a student's current English language. It is conducted by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assesment Trust.

A student can give permission to instution to view their OET scores through their OET account.

A student can enter a hypen in the field while booking a OET test date if they do not have a family name.

The OET test results can be viwed in the candidates OET account under test history dash board.

A candidate receives the timetable a week before the OET exam.

Yes, OET offers a reschedule options.

A candidate can withdraw and obtain a refund subject to terms and conditions.

TestAS is an aptitude test taken by international applicants from non-European nations who want to apply for undergraduate studies at a German university.

German universities uses TestAS as a criterion for selection. As a result, they are able to recognise individuals who possess the appropriate intellectual qualifications for the field of study they are applying for.

TestAS has a core test, languague test and a subject specific test.

TestAS can be taken in authorised testing facilities all throughout the world.

A student can take Test AS thrice a year.

No, TestAS is open to participants of all ages but is especially intended for candidates and students wishing to pursue a first degree in Germany.

No, a student must complete one subject-specific module in addition to the Core Test and Language test.

yes, the TestAS can be repeated any number of times.

TestAS is offered in German and English. It is up to a student to decide which language they want to use.

First you have to register online on the official website. After registering, you will get a confirmation on e mail. With your user name and password and the test centre of your choice, you can next schedule a test date.

The deadline for registration and booking is about five weeks prior to the TestAS exam date.

The test result can be viwed by logging into the TestAS website with the student user name and password. The paper based Test AS is visible in four weeks and digital TestAS is uploaded in two weeks.

The validity of the score is unlimited for the TestAS exam.

You can log into the TestAS website at any time and print out as many copies as you like.

Ther are two steps to register for the AP exam. You have to register on the collegeboard.org website by logging in to you account. You can use the same account which you would have created for the SAT registeration or can create a new accoun the college board website. You must also register on the test center for the AP exam and pay the fees to the test center directly. The AP exam fees cannot be paid on the collegeboard website. Both the steps are required to confirm your AP exam registration.

There are 38 AP courses in seven subject categories.

AP exams are conducted in May every year.

The Advanced Placement exams’ duration varies from 90 minutes to 200 minutes. It depends on the subject.

The total AP score is 5.

The exam consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and a free response section.

No, only paper pencil format is available in India.

AP exam fees varies for each test center. Approximately, each AP subject fees ranges from INR 10,000 to 18,000/-.

A valid passport and aadhar card are the documents that are acceptable for AP registration.

College board stores the scores only for 4 years.

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