Studying abroad has been a major dream for a range of
students. It is the pathway to not only earn world-class education
qualifications, but also opens doors of career opportunities. Apart from the
student themselves, a significant number of parents also yearn for their child
to study abroad.

However, the process can be quite daunting and one may
often feel lost. The decision to study abroad is one that cannot be taken on a
whim, it takes careful deliberation and planning.

Once the student has selected the course and the
university, the next step is appearing for the admission tests. Here is a list
of all the likely tests you will be required to give when you decide to study


International English Language Testing
System assesses English Language Skills in areas of Listening, Reading,
Writing, and Speaking.

IELTS exam preparation can be undertaken
in either Academic or General Training.

Graded on a parameter known as the Band
score, the total scale ranges between 0-9.

The results for the IELTS test are
available within 15 working days.


·        Test of English as a Foreign Language is a
standardized English proficiency test that assesses the English Language skills
of a student in the areas of Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

·        The test is offered 30-40 times a year.

·        To study undergraduate or postgraduate
courses abroad, students need to appear for TOEFL.

·        The exam is scored out of 120, with every
section being scored on a scale of 0-30 with a 1-point increment.


Pearson Test of English Academic is a
computer-based test that evaluates the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing

There exist three types of PTE
examinations, which are namely the PTE General, PTE Academic, and PTE Young

The PTE academic test score results are
valid for a period of 2 years.

An overall score is out of 90 and a good
score is 65.


Graduate Record Examination is a world-renowned
admission test undertaken by candidates for graduate programs primarily in the
areas of Engineering and Sciences at universities in USA.

The total duration of the entire Test
Format is 3 Hours 45 minutes.

Scored out of a total of 340, a good score
is considered that of 320 and above.

Students can retake the GRE test once
every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period.


Graduate Management Admission Test is
required to be given by those candidates who are desirous of taking admission
to Graduate Management programs at management education institutions.

Sections of the exam include Analysis of
Argument, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal.

The test is scored out of a total of 800,
and a good score is 650+.

The test is for a duration of 3 hours and
30 minutes.


The Scholastic Assessment Test is given by
those who wish to seek admission to undergraduate courses in USA.

The SAT exam is conducted in March, May,
October, and December in India.

Sections include Reading, Writing and
Language, Maths, and an Optional Essay. It is scored out of a total of 1600; a
good score is considered that of a 1250+

The SAT exam scores are valid for a period
of 5 years. The process to attain the scores takes between 17-22 calendar days.


The American College Testing has 5
components namely, English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional
Writing Test.

The duration of the exam is 3 hours and 35

Score reports are generally released
within 3 to 8 weeks after each test date.

Scored out of a total of 36, a good score
is considered that of 30 and above.

To prepare for these exams get in touch with study
abroad consultants, Edwise today.




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