Want to make a career abroad? - Take these exams.

Want to make a career abroad? Take these exams.

Every year thousands of students and working professionals enroll for exams like SAT, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, IELTS and TOEFL to pursue their career abroad. These are some of the most popular and important international entrance exams. These are required to get admission in universities and colleges of various countries across the globe. At times, there may be a need of a combination of one or more of these and other examinations specific to a particular country and its education system.

In order to get best international education and an opportunity to explore diverse experiences, you must select which of these exams are suitable for your profession. You must do a good research about the colleges and courses you are registering for as it is important to ensure that you get the best in return of your investment.

IELTS- The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world's most popular English-language test to apply for study, work and migration abroad. It assesses your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. There are two versions of the test- IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. IELTS is conducted up to four times a month in more than 125 countries and has 48 fixed test dates each year. It is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 1,000 test centres and locations in over 140 countries.

TOEFL iBT- The 'Test of English as a Foreign Language' (TOEFL) is a test conducted to assess your English language proficiency. The test evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. There are two formats for the TOEFL test- Internet-based Test (iBT) and Paper-based Test (PBT). More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. The TOEFL iBT test is conducted on fixed dates, more than 50 times a year.

GRE- The GRE revised General Test is another popular examination among Indian students aspiring to study in the USA. Graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing specialized master's in business or a doctoral degree, take the GRE revised General Test. This test is available at more than 850 test centers in more than 160 countries.

GMAT- The 'Graduate Management Admission Test' is a Computer-Adaptive standardized test for mathematics and the English language to measure the aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. It is delivered via computer to various locations around the world. More than 6,000 programs at 2,100 universities and organizations in 114 countries use the GMAT score for the selection criteria in business related programs.

SAT- The SAT is a globally recognized admission test for colleges that lets you show institutions what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge in reading, writing and mathematics— subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior years of high school, and almost all the colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

LSAT- The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized entrance test taken to get admission in law schools in the US, Canada and some other countries. Held four times a year at selected test centers across the world, the LSAT evaluates aspirants on their skills that are required in a law school.

Since, there are no specific eligibility criteria to take LSAT, candidates are advised follow the selection procedure of the law schools they are applying to.

MCAT- The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is accepted for the admissions mainly to the medical institutes in the US, Canada and some other countries. The syllabus and pattern for this test is set to test an aspirant's awareness about scientific concepts and principles. Besides medical institutes, some other professions related to health and some graduate schools also accept MCAT scores as a part of their selection procedure.

OET- The Occupational English Test (OET) is a language test for health practitioners who are qualified to practice in one country and wish to gain provisional registration to practice in another that is English-speaking. The test assesses your proficiency in the kind of English that is used in medical and health professions. The OET is administered by the OET Center up to ten times a year and in over 40 locations around the world. OET is recognized and trusted by health care boards and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
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