Several thousand aspiring students from different parts of the world will be applying for studying abroad every year. In order to migrate to different countries, students need to clear certain exams which is of international standards. The standard and complexity of the exams depends on the country to which the students want to migrate to. Some exams are common for all the courses and some are specific to their particular courses. In general, it’s essential for students to take a language test and a standard general test. Some countries only conduct a language test which is basically English language test in order to check the language proficiency. Good performance in the tests will allow students to secure a good university. Sometimes, the scores will also help students to get a scholarships. Some of the common tests conducted and accepted all over the world are SAT, LSAT, TOFEL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS etc.
TOEFL and IELTS – TOEFL stands for “Test of English as a Foreign Language” and IELTS stands for “International English Language Testing System”. These are the most popular English tests which should be taken by non-English speaking students in order to get the admission in abroad universities. These are the most common English tests and accepted worldwide. A good score in TOEFL or IELTS helps students to get in a good college as well as good scholarships.
GRE – GRE stands for “Graduate Record Examination”. It is a popular examination for Indian students to get admission into US and Canada. It measures students on verbal, mathematical and general analytical skills. The score will be valid for few years and required for many engineering and other technical courses.
GMAT – GMAT stands for “General Management Admission Test”. This is an admission test for management courses. This test has been one of the most competitive one and accepted almost all over the world. The test is available throughout the world and slots needs to be booked well in advance.
SAT – SAT stands for “Scholarship Aptitude Test”. This test is useful to get into some of the universities in USA. This consists of a general reasoning test and a standard subject test. SAT is owned and conducted by college Boards of USA. This test is conducted sever times a year.
MCAT and LSAT – MCAT stands for “Medical College Admission Test” and LSAT stands for “Law School Admission Test”. These tests are mandatory to get admission into Medical and Law schools in USA. MCAT consists of aptitude and general subject test which also includes multiple choice questions. LSAT score is valid to get admission into USA, Canada and Australian Law schools.
All these competitive exams are standardized, Reliable and helps to evaluate students and accepted in most of the countries. Students need to strategize and study by choosing the correct test and prepare accordingly as per their career aspirations.