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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Tests required for studying abroad | Quick glance: IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, GMAT, GRE, SAT, SAT 2

Tests required for studying abroad

A quick glance at the tests required for studying abroad:

Test GMAT GRE SAT SAT II TOEFL iBT IELTS PTE (Academic)
Test Dates Round the year 5 times 5 times Specific Dates Round the year Round the year Round the year
What's it about? Math & English Math & English Math & English 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science English English English
How early to book for test? 2 months in adv (recommended) 2 months in adv (recommended) 2 months in adv (recommended) 2 months in adv (recommended) 1 month in adv (recommended) At least before 10 days of test date 3 to 5 days before the test
Validity 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 2 years 2 years 2 years
Required for/by PG students; generally MBA or Management program aspirants PG students; generally MS (tech) program aspirants UG students; students going for Bachelors to USA and Canada Specific American Universities UG & PG students UG & PG students UG & PG students
Countries USA; Canada; UK (few programs); Singapore (National Unis) USA; Canada; UK (few programs); Singapore (National Unis) USA and Canada USA; Singapore (NUS if not an IB Diploma student) all countries (for Aus & NZ, IELTS is preferred) all countries (for USA, TOEFL is preferred) nearly all in the UK and Aus; over 350 Institutions in the USA; few in Canada
Scoring out of 800 out of 340 out of 2400 out of 800 (each subject) out of 120 out of 9.0 Bands out of 90
Time to prepare 2.5 to 3 months 2.5 to 3 months 3 Months 2 months in adv (recommended) 22 to 25 hours (1 month) 22 to 25 hours (1 month) 22 to 25 hours (1 month)
What's a good score? 700+; 650+; 600+; 550+ 325+; 315+; 300+; 285+ 2200+; 2100+; 1900+; 1700+ Depends on the subject test; the attempt should generally be for over 600; ideally scoring 700 & above would be good 102; 99; 97; 88; 79 PG: 7.5; 7.0; 6.5; 6.0
UG: 7.0; 6.5; 6.0; 5.5
UG: 51 to 61
PG: 57 to 67
MBA: 69+; 62 for some

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