Graduate Record Exam
The Graduate Record Examination is of two types: The General GRE and The Subject GRE.
The general GRE is a Standardized test that measures Verbal, Quantitative (mathematical) and Analytical Writing skills. It is intended to help the graduate schools assess the potential of applicants for advanced study. Nearly 300 universities in the USA require GRE scores. GRE tests the fundamental skills – Reasoning and Comprehension included – and does not require any subject-specific theoretical Knowledge.
The GRE Subject Tests are designed to help graduate school admission committees and fellowship sponsors assess the qualification of applicants in specific fields of study.
International English Language Testing System
IELTS is mandatory for the student desirous of studying in Australia and till date there is no Australian student visa, granted without IELTS. All other Universities require students to either take the TOEFL or IELTS. Most centers provide a testing session about thrice a month. Candidates are advised to contact their nearest center to find out the date of the next test date and collect the IELTS Handbook and an application form.
IELTS is jointly managed by: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, British Council, and IDP: IELTS Australia.
The test has four components - Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. You will receive a band score for each component as well as a global band score.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a Standardized test that evaluates the English Proficiency of people whose native language is not English. The TOEFL tests the ability to understand North American English.
The TOEFL is developed and administered by the US-based “Educational Testing Service” (ETS) organization. For the conduct of the test, ETS has appointed Testing Agencies in various countries, which act as franchisee for ETS. In India, “Sylvan Testing Services Pvt Ltd.” represents ETS, which administers the test.
The Graduate Management Admission Test
(GMAT) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) which assesses a students's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as an MBA. More than 5,400 programs offered by more than 1,500 universities and institutions in 83 countries use the GMAT exam as part of the selection criteria for their programs site. Business schools use the test as a criterion for admission into a wide range of graduate management programs, including MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance programs.
The SAT is a standardized test (UNDER GRADUATE)
for most college admissions in the United States.
The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a nonprofit organization in the United States. It was formerly developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service which still administers the exam. The test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college. It was first introduced in 1926, and its name and scoring have changed several times. It was first called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test.