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Exam

Administered By

ETS (Educational Testing Service).

Required for

Who Takes It and Why?
To pursue PG Degree /Masters Degree in any specialisation apart from MBA in USA.

Website

www.gre.com or www.ets.org

Validity

The score is generally valid for 5 years.

Reporting

The score is sent to 4 universities free of cost at the time of GRE exam. ETS charges fees (USD 27 / recipient) for scores sent to universities later.

Registration

By Web, Phone, Fax, and Mail.

Forms

No paper forms available. Registration to be done online using 'My GRE Account' on ETS website

Web

Online Registration can be done only via International Credit card. International Credit cards that can be used are American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or VISA card. Debit card cannot be used for online registration in India.

Fax

  1. One needs to register using American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or VISA International Credit Card and then fax the International Test Scheduling Form (PDF) to the appropriate RRC [Regional Registration Center]
  2. The form must be received at least 7 days before your first-choice test date.
  3. A confirmation number, reporting time and the test center address will be faxed or mailed to you. If you do not receive a confirmation of your appointment, call the appropriate RRC at least 3 business days before your first-choice test date.
  4. If your requested date(s) cannot be accommodated, you will be scheduled for the next available test date. If your assigned test date does not meet your needs, call the appropriate RRC within 24 hours of receipt of your registration confirmation.
  5. Quick Pay Instructions:
    a). Locate an agent in your country.
    b). When completing the payment services or blue form, please use the following codes under the "Pay To" section:
    b1). Company Name: Educational Testing Service
    b2). Company Code: GREPROGRAM NJ
    b3). Country: USA,
    c). The form must be received at least three weeks before your first-choice test date.
  6. A confirmation number, reporting time, and the test center address will be faxed or mailed to you.
  7. If you do not receive a confirmation, call the appropriate RRC at least 3 business days before your first-choice test date. If you miss your appointment and did not call the RRC, your test fee will not be refunded. If you provide an e-mail address, you may receive a confirmation by e-mail.

Phone

1). One can register over the phone by using an American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or a VISA International Credit card.
2). Post that, students need to call the appropriate RRC [Regional Registration Center]. A confirmation number, reporting time, and the test center address will be given to you when you call.

Mail

  1. Mail the International Test Scheduling Form (PDF) to the appropriate RRC with appropriate payment, (at least 3 weeks prior to intended date).
  2. ETS now accepts payments via the Western Union Quick Pay service for computer-based testing administrations. Only original receipts will be accepted by Prometric.

Centres

Ahmadabad, Allahabad, Kolkata, Chennal, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Trivandrum & Bengaluru.

Types of GRE Exam

(A) General GRE
Rescheduling or Canceling a Test Appointment:
  1. contact the appropriate registration center no later than 3 full days before your test date (not including the day of your test or the day of your request).
  2. The General Test rescheduling fee is $50.
  3. You cannot reschedule between sites served by different Regional Registration Centers (RRCs).
Mode:
The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections are section-level adaptive, meaning that the first section of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures span a range of difficulty levels, from easy to difficult. The first section is assembled such that, overall, the first section is of average difficulty. The second section of each of the measures is administered based on a test taker's overall performance on the first section. Number of tests: Only 1 test can be given in a calender month. A total of 5 tests can be given in a year. Score:

(B) SUBJECT GRE
Mode:

Subject test is a paper based test.

Number of tests:

The test can be given as often as they are offered. The test is held three times a year.

Subject Offered:

Biochemistry Cell & Molecular Biology, Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, English Literature, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics.

Benefits of a High GRE Score:

A high score will increase the chances of admission in top ranked Universities.
Chances of getting Scholarships / Financial Aid are bright with a high GRE score.
Visa Officers also give weightage to high GRE scores while considering Visa applications.

Administered by

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council).

Required for

Students who want to pursue PG Degree/ Masters in Business Administration Entrance exam in USA primarily. However there are some Premier Ivy League universities in UK that may also require GMAT to be taken as a qualifying exam.

Website

www.gmac.com or www.mba.com

Validity

The score is generally valid for 5 years.

Reporting

The score is sent to 5 universities by GMAC free of cost at the time of exam. GMAC charges additionally for scores sent to universities later.

Registration

Online, Phone, Mail, Fax.

Fees

$250.

Forms

Forms are available at USEFI (U.S. Education Foundation in India) or they can be downloaded from the website.

Requirements for Phone / Fax Registration

Name as in the Passport, Address, Credit Card Number, Name of the Cardholder, Expiry date of the card. (The card has to be an International Card).
Passport is the identification document for students of India

Centres

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Trivandrum.

Confirmation

A registration no. is given as terms of confirmation.

Rescheduling

You may take the IELTS test as many times as you like.

Duration

Has to be changed completely due to the 7 full calendar days and within 7 days clause.

  1. Intimation is to be given to GMAC 7 days prior to the examination date
  2. Appointments rescheduled at least 7 full calendar days before the original appointment will incur an additional fee of $50
  3. Appointments rescheduled within 7 calendar days of the original appointment will be charged $250, which means that the original testing fee will be forfeited.
  4. The rescheduling fee is subject to change without notice.

Cancellation

Has to be changed completely due to the 7 full calendar days and within 7 days clause.

  1. Intimation is to be given to GMAC 7 days prior to the examination date. If you cancel your test appointment atleast 7 full calendar days in advance of the date and time of your appointment, you will receive a partial refund of US$ 80.
  2. If you cancel your appointment within seven full calendar days of your scheduled test date and time, the entire registration fee will be forfeited.
  3. The cancellation refund is subject to change without notice.

Mode

The GMAT test is a computer adaptive test (CAT).

Number of tests

Only 1 test can be given in a calender month and no more than 5 times in a year.

Score

Total score is out of 800 (Quantitative & Verbal) and Analytical Writing Assessment (Essays) is scaled from 0 – 6.
All the scores and dates are sent to the universities if the test is taken more than once.
Scores can be cancelled before coming out of the test.

Benefits of a High GMAT Score

A high score will increase the chances of admission in top Business Schools.
Visa Officers also give weightage to high GMAT scores while considering Visa applications
Chances of getting Scholarships / Financial Aid are bright with a high GMAT score

IELTS

International English Language Testing System.

Administered by

IELTS is jointly administered by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

Website

www.britishcouncil.org or www.ielts.org
www.ieltsindia.com or www.ieltsidpindia.com

Validit

The score is valid for 2 years.

Fees

Rs 12800/-

Remittance

The score is sent to 2 universities

Registration

The registration is either done in person or by mail.

Requirements for Registration

Name as in the Passport, Passport, 2 Photographs- not less than 6 months old, Address, and Demand Draft. If the date is not available the Demand Draft is sent back.

Centres

Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Baroda, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkatta, Kottayam, Lucknow, Ludhiyana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patiala, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Rudrapur, Siligiri, Surat, Thimpu, Thrissur, Trichur, Trichy, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Vapi, Vijayvada, Visakhapatnam and Vizag.

Rescheduling

If you postpone or cancel your application more than 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration charge, If you postpone or cancel within 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee unless you have a medical reason. If you provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund minus the local administrative cost.

Mode

The IELTS test is a paper-based test.

Number of Tests

You may take the IELTS test as many times as you like.

Duration

The test is for 2 hours & 45 minutes excluding the Speaking module. The Speaking module is for 15 minutes; hence the total duration is for 3 hours.

Score

Total score is out of 9 Bands. Scoring is between 1-9.

Test Reports

There is NO CHARGE for the additional TRF, but the candidate will have to pay a dispatch charge of Rs. 1,000/- if the candidate wishes to order dispatch by Courier or Rs. 250/- if the dispatch is by Registered Post.

Training

Academic Training:
  1. Listening (40 questions) – 30 minutes.
  2. Reading (40 questions) – 60 minutes.
  3. Writing (2 essays) – 60 minutes.
  4. Speaking – 10 to 15 minutes.
General Training:
  1. Listening (40 questions) – 30 minutes.
  2. Reading (40 questions) – 60 minutes.
  3. Writing (2 essays) – 60 minutes.
  4. Speaking – 10 to 15 minutes.

Writing

1). 1st essay (150 words) 20 minutes.
2). 2nd essay (250 words) 40 minutes

Countries Accepting IELTS

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States, Singapore, Dubai & Malaysia.

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language.

Administered by

ETS (Educational Testing Service).

Required for

Who Takes It and Why?
To pursue PG Degree /Masters Degree in any specialisation apart from MBA in USA.

Website

www.toefl.org or www.ets.org

Validit

The score is valid for 2 years.

Fees

$165

Reporting

The score is sent to 4 universities by ETS free of cost at the time of exam. ETS charges additionally for scores sent to universities later.

Forms

Forms are available at USEFI (US Education Foundation in India) or they can be downloaded from the website.

Requirements for Phone / Fax Registration

Name as in the Passport, Address, Credit Card Number, Name of the Cardholder, Expiry date of the card. (The card has to be an International Card).

Centres

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Anand, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bendoorwell, Bhimavaram, Bhopal, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Ernakulam, Gandhinagar, Greater Noida, Guntur, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Karimnagar, Kolkata, Kottayam, Kurnool, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Medak, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, New Delhi, Nizamabad, Noida, Panjim, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Srinagar, Surat, Thane, Thissur, Tirunelvelli, Tirupathi, Trichy, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam and Warangal.

Confirmation

A registration no. is given as terms of confirmation.

Cancellation

An intimation is to be given to the ETS 3 days prior to the examination date. A cancellation fee is applicable.

Mode

The TOEFL test is Internet Based Test (iBT) in India.

Number of tests

You can take the test as many times as you want, however there has to be a gap of 7 days. You may take the TOEFL iBT test only once in any seven-day period, even if you took the test and canceled your scores. If you test more than once in a seven-day period, your new scores will not be reported and your test fee will not be refunded.

Score

Total score is out of 300 (Computer Based). If the test is taken more than once, all the scores and the dates are sent to the universities. Scores can be cancelled before coming out of the test.