Important Tests...
Overview:

Graduate Management Aptitude Test is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue their higher studies in Management related courses. The GMAT has four main parts, namely Analytical Writing Assessment, the Verbal Section, the Quantitative section the Integrated Reasoning Section. It is a three and a half to four hour test.

The Analytical Writing Assessment section consists of one 30 minute essay where you have to analyse an Argument.

The Integrated Reasoning section measures your ability of problem solving. It consists of Graphical Interpretation, Two-part Analysis, Table Analysis and Multi-Source Reasoning.

The verbal section measures your ability to read and comprehend written material, reason and evaluate arguments and correct written material to conform to standard written English.

The quantitative section measures your ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems and interprets graphical data.

Format:

SectionNumber of QuestionsQuestion TypesTime
Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic Analysis of an Argument 30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions Table Analysis, Two-Part Analysis, Graphical Interpretation,Multi-source Reasoning. 30 minutes
Quantitative 37 Questions Date Sufficiency,Problem Solving 75 minutes
Verbal 41 Questions Reading Comprehension,Critical Reasoning,Sentence Correction 75 minutes

     Total time: 3 hours 30 mins.

Registration:

You can register for the GMAT exam online, by phone, by mail or by fax. However the best way to register would be online or by phone.

To register online, you must be a user of mba.com. To create user profile on mba.com click here.

To register by phone you may call +91(0)120 439 7830 between 9:00am to 6:00pm Indian Time.

During registration make sure that your name appears as in your passport.

Cost:

$250 which includes free score reporting to five universities/institutions.
Additional score reporting will cost $28 per university/institution.

On the Test Day:

• You must carry your original passport.
• Reach 30 minutes before the test time.
• Do not carry your cell phones, PDA’s and other electronic or photographic devices into the test centre.
• Food drinks and tobacco are not allowed inside the testing room.

Score Validity:

Scores are valid for 5 years.

Retaking the Test:

The GMAT can be taken once every 31 days and not more than 5 times in a year.

For more information about GMAT click here.

Overview:

Graduate Record Examination is a test to assess the thinking ability of a student who is aspiring to pursue a graduate level course. ETS came out with a GRE Revised General Test on Aug 1st 2011. There are two formats available, first and most popular format in India being the Computer-based test and the second and less popular test in India being the Paper-based test. There are three sections and they are Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing.

The Verbal Reasoning measures your ability to understand what you read and how you apply your reasoning skills

The Quantitative Reasoning measures your basic mathematical skills and concepts in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics.

The Analytical Writing tests your focused responses to a given task and your ability to directly respond the given task.

Format:

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime
Analytical WritingTask One “Analysis of an Issue” and Task Two “Analysis of an Argument”. 30 minutes for each task
Verbal Reasoning (Two sections)20 questions per sections (approximately) 30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections) 20 questions per sections (approximately) 35 minutes per section
Unscored Varies Varies
Research Varies Varies

  An unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the First Section (Analytical Writing Section) and it is not counted as a part of your score. An identified research section may appear in the end, which is not scored.



     Total time: 3 hours 30 mins.

Registration:

To register online click here.

During registration make sure that your name appears as in your passport.

Cost:

$205 (in India) which includes free score reporting to four universities/institutions.
Additional score reporting will cost $27 per university/institution.

On the Test Day:

• You must carry your original passport.
• Reach 30 minutes before the test time.
• Do not carry your cell phones, PDA’s and other electronic or photographic devices into the test centre.
• Food drinks and tobacco are not allowed inside the testing room.

Score Validity:

Scores are valid for 5 years.

Retaking the Test:

You can take the GRE revised General Test only once every 60 days and no more than 5 times a continuous 12 month period.

For more information about GRE click here.

Overview:

IELTS – International English Language Testing System. Is an English proficiency test across the world. It has four sections, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS is available in two formats Academic and General.

Academic format is for students who want to pursue studies in a English speaking University. If you are looking for admission for an Undergraduate or Graduate Studies then you will be required to take the Academic Test.

General format is focused on basic survival skills in social and workplace contexts. It is for people who are going to an English speaking country for work, training or secondary education. If you are planning to migrate to Australia, Canada or New Zealand then you must take the General Test.

Format:


SectionTask DescriptionTimeScore
Listening 4 Sections 40 Items 30 Minutes 0 – 9
Reading 3 Sections 40 Items 60 Minutes 0 – 9
Writing 2 Tasks (150 and 250 Words) 60 Minutes 0 – 9
Speaking 11 – 14 Minutes 0 – 9
Total 0 - 9


     Total time: 3 hours 30 mins.

Registration:

In India you can register at the nearest British Council or IDP – IELTS Test Location.

To locate the nearest registration centre click here.

In Bangalore you can register at:

1. British Library
    Prestige Takt,
    23 Kasturba Road Cross,
    Bangalore 560001.
    Ph: +91 (0)80 22489220 / 22213485
    Email: bl.bangalore@in.britishcouncil.org
    Web: www.britishcouncil.org/ielts

2. IDP: IELTS Test Location
    201, Second Floor, The Presidency,
    No 1, St. Marks Road,
    Bangalore 560001.
    Ph: +91 (0)80 44118888
    Email: ielts.india@idp.com
    Web: www.ieltsidpindia.com/Candidate-Registration.

During registration make sure that your name appears as in your passport.

Cost:

INR 11,300

On the Test Day:

• You must carry your original passport.
• Reach 30 minutes before the test time.
• Do not carry your cell phones, PDA’s and other electronic or photographic devices into the test centre.
• Food drinks and tobacco are not allowed inside the testing room.

Score Validity:

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Retaking the FINR:

You can retake the test as many times as you wish.

For more information about IELTS click here.

Overview:

PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. PTE is the language testing division of Pearson, world’s leading Education and Information Company. Pearson offers a suite of English language tests, PTE Academic, PTE General and PTE Young Learners. PTE Academic is endorsed by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

PTE Academic is a 3 hour test and measures the listening, reading, speaking and writing skills of test taker from a non-native speaker of English and need to demonstrate their level of academic English proficiency. PTE Academic delivers a real-life measure of test takers language ability to universities, higher education institutions, government departments and organisations requiring academic English.

Format:


SectionContent TimeScore
IntroductionIntroducationNot timed -
Part 1Speaking & writing77 - 93 Minutes 10 – 90
(each section)
Part 2Reading32 - 41 Minutes10 – 90
Optional Break10 Minutes
Part 3Listening 45 – 57 Minutes 10 – 90
Total Score10 - 90

     Total time: 3 hours.


Registration:

To register online click here.

If you don't have a credit card, you can purchase a voucher at Esbee and register online.

During registration make sure that your name appears as in your passport.

Cost:

INR 8,000 (in India) which includes free score reporting to four universities/institutions on the test date.

Additional score reporting to universities/institutions is free.

On the Test Day:

• You must carry your original passport.
• Reach 30 minutes before the test time.
• Do not carry your cell phones, PDA’s and other electronic or photographic devices into the test centre.
• Food drinks and tobacco are not allowed inside the testing room.

Score Validity:

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Retaking the PTE Academic

You can take the PTE Academic test as many times as you want. You should wait to receive your scores before you can book the next test.

For more information about PTE Academic click here.

Overview:

SAT tests your learning skills in reading, writing and math. The reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions. The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage. The math section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.

Format:

SectionContentTimeScore
Reading48 Passage-based reading &
19 Sentence completion questions.
70 minutes 200 - 800
Mathematics44 Multiple choice &
10 Student-produces responses.
70 minutes200 - 800
Writing25 Improving Sentences,
18 Identifying sentence errors,
6 Improving Paragraphs & 1 Essay.
60 minutes200 - 800
Total600 - 2400


     Total time: 3 hours 30 mins.

Registration:

To register online at College Board click here.

Cost:

$105 in India which includes free score reporting to four universities/institutions.
Additional score reporting is $11 per university/institution.

On the Test Day:

1. You must carry your original passport.
2. Reach 30 minutes before the test time.
3. You are not permitted to carry your cell phones, PDA’s and other electronic or photographic devices into the testing room.
4. Food, drinks and tobacco are not allowed inside the testing room.
5. A calculator is allowed.

Score Validity:

Scores are valid for 5 years.

Retaking the GMAT:

You can retake the SAT as many times as you want.

For more information about SAT click here.
Overview:

Test of English as a Foreign Language is a test designed to assess the ability of an individual who wishes to study in an English speaking country. Since 2005 it is mainly administered as the Internet Based Test (iBT) and Paper Based Test (PBT) in selected area. The IBT is the most common format in India. It has four sections, namely Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The iBT is scored on a scale of 0-120 and the individual sections are on a scale of 0-30.

Format:


SectionTask Description TimeScore
Reading 3 - 4 passages each
containing 12 - 14 questions
60 - 80 minutes 0 - 30
Listening 6 - 9 passages each
containing 5 - 6 questions
60 - 90 Minutes 0 – 30
Break 10 Minutes
Speaking 6 tasks & 6 questions 20 Minutes 0 - 30
Writing 2 tasks & 2 questions 50 Minutes 0 – 30
Total Score 120


     Total time: 3 hours 30 mins.

Registration:

To register online click here.

During registration make sure that your name appears as in your passport.

Cost:

$170 (in India) which includes free score reporting to four universities/institutions.
Additional score reporting will cost $19 per university/institution.

On the Test Day:

• You must carry your original passport.
• Reach 30 minutes before the test time.
• Do not carry your cell phones, PDA’s and other electronic or photographic devices into the test centre.
• Food drinks and tobacco are not allowed inside the testing room.

Score Validity:

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Retaking TOEFL:

You can retake the test as many times as you wish.

For more information about TOEFL click here.