Going abroad for further studies has always been regarded as an enriching and challenging experience. Along with a rewarding career and better future, students also get to experience new cultures, customs and ideas that mould their personalities as a whole. Overseas education offers entry into many good foreign universities. In addition to vital academic benefits, students are also able to improve their foreign language when they make a choice to study abroad.
The first step towards education abroad is to get acquainted with the different standardized exams across the globe to get admitted into a preferred course/ university abroad.
With the large number and variety of Colleges/ Universities abroad, students are sure to find one that matches their needs and interests. No matter what the field of interest, by qualifying for the right standardized exams the students can get into the course/institution of their choice.
Depending upon the level and course of study, students need to take a few tests to get into the academic programs abroad.Listed below are the most important international entrance examinations for the students seeking admission in offshore courses:
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized test , primarily intended to aid the graduate schools of business for assessing the candidates' capabilities & aptitude for management studies. The test is a part of the admission process for most of the MBA programs in the US , Canada and rest of the world.
The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) exam is a computer-adaptive test. The GMAT examination consists of three main parts. They are:
Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) measures the aptitude of non-native speakers of English to analyse and comprehend English as it is spoken, written and heard in colleges and universities of America. A large number of students, who want to study abroad, take the TOEFL test each year. TOEFL is a prerequisite for admission in the colleges and universities in the United States.
TOEFL is administered by Educational Testing Services across the world. Some of the institutes located outside the United States also accept TOEFL score as a measurement of English Proficiency of a candidate.
The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a standardized examination conducted by the ETS (Educational Testing Services), United States of America. GRE measures the potential of a candidate which almost all the graduate schools and universities abroad demand for the purpose of admission in different streams like Graduate studies, Fellowships Programs and Research Programs etc. ETS representative in India is responsible for conducting the examinations.
The eligibility criteria is that the candidate should have a valid passport of any country and should have completed at least high school or any other equivalent course so that the candidate is aware of the basic knowledge which is required for appearing for the GRE exam.
The prospective graduate applicants takes the GRE General test and GRE subject test.
Some GRE Subject Tests indicate sub scores that indicate the strengths and weaknesses of the student and may be useful for guidance and placement purposes.
The GRE test scores are valid for five years and most universities accept scores up to five years also but it is strongly recommended to keep the latest scores.
GRE is administered worldwide in two separate tests by Educational Testing Services, United States.
The GRE General Test measures skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. Areas it measures are :
The GRE Subject Tests measure the skills & aptitudes of the student in the core subject that he/she has selected. Study abroad, do you think should or shouldn't?