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    Essential Tests/Exams for your Studying Abroad
    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    A lot of students today are going abroad for higher studies as the global scene for education has opened up its avenues, accommodating students from different academic backgrounds. Most of the educational institutions abroad have preset academic requirements, There are standardised tests that meet these requirements. Your performance/score in these tests play a significant role in increasing the chances of admission in specific colleges or universities. It can also increase your chances to get financial aid or scholarships.

    Common examinations for study abroad

    SAT, TOEFL, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, GMAT, IELTS are some of the most common and important exams required for study abroad in different universities. At times, there might be a requirement of more than one exam to be cleared. Read on to learn more about these exams.

    1.  TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    TOEFL can evaluate the ability of a student or an individual to understand and use English in a setting which is academic in nature. This is a requirement for non-English speaking natives at most of the English universities and colleges. This is also a requirement for scholarships. The scores of TOEFL is  valid for two years.  You have to appear for the test again as there might be  changes in your capabilities in the language to a great extent. You need to be aware that colleges and universities consider only the latest scores of TOEFL. take this test once you have made up your mind to study abroad as English is the most preferred language for admission all over the world.

    2. GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

    Thes Graduate Management Admission Test, also known as GMAT is one of the selection criteria, for admission to graduate business administration programs such as Masters of Accountancy, MBA or such other courses, mostly in the United States. There are other English speaking countries too which consider GMAT a requirement. This test is a computer-adaptive standardized test in English language and Mathematics. It  measures the student's aptitude to gain success in graduate business studies.

    3. GRE (Graduate Record Exam)

    GRE evaluates whether you are ready for graduate level work. This test measures quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, analytical writing skills and critical thinking, which might not be related to any specific study fields. The GRE score is considered in admissions decisions for MBA, specialized master's in business and doctoral programs in many universities and colleges.

    4. SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

    SAT  is a requirement if you choose US as your study abroad destination. This test is usually taken by high school seniors and juniors with no criteria for minimum marks, but there are specific colleges which require a good score in SAT along with the academic scores. This test evaluates critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to analyze and solve problems in mathematics, critical reading, and writing. The SAT is one way to demonstrate a student's competitiveness and their likelihood to succeed in a course.

    5. ACT (America College Test)

    The ACT test is a standardised test for achievement in high school. This test ensures that all students are judged by a common measure, and this also allows the admission officers to predict the scores which are academic in nature in the first year of college. The ACT or America College test, tests your knowledge in four areas, that is, Reading, English, Mathematics and Science Reasoning. This is not an aptitude test and is related directly to the material studied in school.

    These tests are only one among several criteria that a student has to meet to successfully gain admission in colleges and universities abroad. A thorough research on specific universities and countries will ensure a hassle free process of application in line with the requirements of each university.

Comments (3)

Comment By cedoverseas On Friday, June 10, 2016, 5:25 AM

informative article.... really helpful for people who are actually planning to study abroad. The chopras, Overseas Education consultants is now one of the top education consulting firm that is run by professionals.

Comment By Anna Weber On Thursday, June 16, 2016, 8:43 AM

Studying abroad is an experience that would be extremely valuable for the majority of students, so it’s easier to talk about who should think twice before studying abroad. In my opinion, the most important issue is the popular confusion between living abroad and traveling abroad, because expectations (and ultimately the overall experience) hinges on initial motivations. Break out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself with uncommon experiences that make you reconsider (or strengthen) your values. Get a better sense of who you are and what’s important.

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