IELTS - International English Language Testing System
International English Language Testing Systemis a test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. IELTS is accepted by most Australian,, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and South African academic institutions, over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States. No minimum score is required to pass the test.
The module comprises og 4 sections.. It takes 40 minutes: 30 - for testing, plus 10 for transferring the answers to an answer sheet. Each section, which can be either a monologue or dialogue, begins with a short introduction telling the candidates about the situation and the speakers. Then they have some time to look through the questions. The first three sections have a break in the middle allowing candidates to look at the remaining questions. Each section is heard only once. At the end of this section students are given 10 minutes to transfer their answers to an answer sheet.
There are three reading texts with a variety of question types. Texts come from books, journals, magazines, newspapers and online resources, written for a non-specialist audience. All the topics are of general interest to students at undergraduate or postgraduate level...
There are two Writing tasks and BOTH must be completed. In Task 1, you have to describe some visual information in your own words (a graph, table, chart or diagram). In Task 2, you are given a point of view, argument or problem which you need to discuss...
The Speaking test is a face-to-face interview between the candidate and an examiner. The Speaking test is recorded...
The total test durations is around 2 hours and 55 minutes for Listening, Reading and Writing modules.
- Listening: 40 minutes
- Reading: 60 minutes.
- Writing: 60 minutes.
- Speaking: 11–15 minutes.
The first three modules - Listening, Reading and Writing (always in that order) - are completed in one day, and in fact are taken with no break in between. The Speaking Module may be taken, at the discretion of the test centre, in the period seven days before or after the other Modules.
The tests are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user.
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
Test of English as a Foreign Language is a test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. TOEFL fesr format has two type, the computer-based tests (CBT) and paper-based tests (PBT), although paper-based testing is still used in select areas. The TOEFL iBT test has been accepted by United States, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy. Test Fees for iBT US$ 160- US$250 depending on the country, for PBT, US$160.
The Reading section consists of questions on 4–6 passages, each approximately 700 words in length. Students answer questions about main ideas, details, inferences, essential information, sentence insertion, vocabulary, rhetorical purpose and overall ideas. New types of questions in the TOEFL iBT test require filling out tables or completing summaries. Prior knowledge of the subject under discussion is not necessary to come to the correct answer.
The Listening section consists of questions on six passages, each 3–5 minutes in length. These passages include two student conversations and four academic lectures or discussions. The conversations involve a student and either a professor or a campus service provider.
The Speaking section consists of six tasks: two independent and four integrated. In the two independent tasks, test-takers answer opinion questions on familiar topics. They are evaluated on their ability to speak spontaneously and convey their ideas clearly
The Writing section measures a test taker's ability to write in an academic setting and consists of two tasks: one integrated and one independent. In the integrated task, test-takers read a passage on an academic topic and then listen to a speaker discuss it
The TOEFL paper-based Test (PBT) is available in limited areas. Scores are valid for two years after the test date, and test takers can have their scores sent to institutions or agencies during that time.
- 1. Listening (30 – 40 minutes)
The Listening section consists of 3 parts. The first one contains 30 questions about short conversations. The second part has 8 questions about longer conversations. The last part asks 12 questions about lectures or talks.
- 2. Structure and Written Expression (25 minutes)
The Structure and Written Expression section has 15 exercises of completing sentences correctly and 25 exercises of identifying errors.
- 3. Reading Comprehension (55 minutes)
The Reading Comprehension sections has 50 questions about reading passages.
- 4. Writing (30 minutes)
The TOEFL PBT administrations include a writing test called the Test of Written English (TWE). This is one essay question with 250–300 words in average.
GRE - Graduate Record Examinations
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. The exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The cost to take the test is US$ 195. A minimum score of 260/340 is awarded on attempting the exam.
- Measures your ability to understand text (such as the ability to understand the meanings of sentences, to summarize a text, or to distinguish major points from irrelevant points in a passage)
- the ability to interpret discourse (such as the ability to draw conclusions, to infer missing information or to identify assumptions)
- The verbal test is scored on a scale of 130-170.
- each verbal section consists of 20 questions to be completed in 30 minutes
- reading and understanding quantitative information
- interpreting and analyzing quantitative information, including drawing inferences from data
- using mathematical methods to solve quantitative problems
- The quantitative test is scored on a scale of 130–170.
- each quantitative section consists of 20 questions to be completed in 35 minutes
- Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
- The analytical writing section consists of two different essays, an "issue task" and an "argument task".
- The writing section is graded on a scale of 0–6.
- Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.
GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test which seeks to assess a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as an MBA. The cost to take the test is US$ 250. The purpose of GMAT is Admissions in graduate management programs of business schools. The total GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800 and measures performance on the quantitative and verbal sections together. A minimum score of 600/800 is awarded on attempting the exam.
The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas. During the AWA, you are asked to analyze the reasoning behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument.
The Integrated Reasoning section
The Integrated Reasoning section measures your ability to evaluate information presented in multiple formats from multiple sources – skills you need to succeed in our technologically advanced, data-driven world.
The Quantitative section
The Quantitative section measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills. The mathematics needed to understand and solve the questions in this section of the GMAT exam are no greater than what is generally taught in secondary school classes.
The Verbal section