Studying abroad is big decision for every student as it requires quite a deal of effort. However, if you are ambitious, nothing is too tough for you. When a student hits the notion of studying abroad, his first worries become the tests he will have to go through. Usually there will be two tests that you must to study abroad. First will be language test, most probably of English, and second will be one to test your intelligence and knowledge for the university. In this article, I have shared these possible obstacles you must win to achieve your goal.
English Language Tests
International English Language Testing System (IELTS):
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It is the world’s number one English language test, taken by over 1 million people every year from across the world. IELTS has been developed by the British Council in partnership with IELTS Australia and Cambridge ESOL on the strength of forty years of research. IELTS tests are guaranteed to show your true ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking, in a way that is relevant to the real world.
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded according to their performance, using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test- Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The result from the four parts then produces an overall band score. Here click to see complete IELTS Bands Ranking System.
· HERE SEE: How to get High Bands in IELTS
You can see the latest IELTS Test Dates on studyabroad.pk. We also have a range of registered IELTS Coaching Institute in Pakistan; you can contact to acquire their assistance.
Before your IELTS test you must familiarize yourself with its format. It is really difficult to pass the test without going through this phase. There are two types of IELTS Test:
1. IELTS Academic:
2. IELTS General Training:
In another article for studyabroad.pk, I have shared How to Prepare for IELTS.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
The Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL evaluates the ability of an individual to use and understand English in academics. Sometimes is an admission requirement for non-native English speakers at many English speaking colleges and universities. Additionally, institutions such as government agencies, licensing bodies, businesses, or scholarship programs may require this test. There are three test pattern offered for TOEFL, which are Internet based test, computer based test and paper based test. The details of all these tests can be seen in Complete TOELF Test Format.
You must familiarize yourself with the test format, and practice some questions beforehand. The TOEFL test covers 3 content areas: Writing, Reading, and Listening. Here click to see How to Prepare for TOEFL
· HERE SEE: How to Prepare for TOEFL
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT):
GMAT is a computer based test. GMAT has three sections: Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical Writing Assessment. Here see complete GMAT Test Format.
· SEE ALSO: GMAT Test Fee and Centers
GMAT exam registration can be done through mail and phone but standby registration is not available. To get register first go on GMAT Website and follow some easy steps to schedule an appointment for registration. Special registration guidelines, identification rules, taxes, and privacy policies will apply in certain countries and to citizens of certain countries. Here you can see Tips for GMAT.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test that is required to get admission for graduate level in the United. It was Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (or ETS) in 1949. The aim of this test is basically to measure the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills of a student. GRE scores which are required for admission process can vary according to level of study and schools.
· SEE ALSO: How to Register for GRE
There are two types of GRE General Test: Computer based and Paper based test. Following detail will guide you about test subjects, the length of the test and the score range. Here see complete GRE Test Format. You will need to create a My GRE Account to register online. In addition, you will also be required to pay a fee of about $200 that will be made by using credit or debit card. Here see complete GRE Test Schedule and Fees.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT):
The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States. You need to visit official site College Board and register yourself through a credit card. In online registration you can select the test dates and test center according to your own comfort and can get fast response against your request.
There are two main parts of SAT exam: SAT Reasoning Test & SAT Subject Test. Some colleges / universities have need of students to take a particular Subject test for admission purpose, other colleges / universities consent to students to choose which Subject test they want to take? Here click to see complete SAT Test Format.
· Here See: How to get High Scores in SAT
The raw score is converted to the College Board 200- to 800-point scaled score by a statistical process called equating. Equating adjusts for slight differences in difficulty between test editions, and ensures that a student's score of, say, 450 on one edition of a test reflects the same ability as a score of 450 on another edition of the test.