Entrance Tests

English Language Exams

Belonging to a non – English speaking country, most Indian students are required to take a English proficiency exam for further studies abroad. There is no minimum score required to pass this test and each individual institution will issue its own scoring condition.

Post Graduate Exams

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is part of the admission process for MBA or other post graduate degrees at most business schools in the USA and for some of the top ranked business schools in other countries.

Some post graduate finance and economics programs use the GMAT as well. GMAT is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council. For more information on this test Click Here 

 

The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is used as part of the assessment criteria by most non-management, postgraduate programs in USA {except Law and Medicine}.  Many universities, in and outside the USA, are also using this as a measure to evaluate student potential to pursue various demanding post graduate programs. 

Students must check with the website of their program to find out which test is required for admissions.GRE is conducted by Education Testing Service

Each of the above tests assesses the candidate’s ability to speak, write, read and comprehend the English language who wish to enroll in universities and other educational institutions for higher education in an English speaking country. Only one of the above is needed. The scores of these tests are accepted by many universities in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, United States and Canada.

Undergraduate Exams

This standardized test for college admissions intends to assess the student’s ability to cope with various graduate programs offered at colleges and universities in the United States of America.

The test typically consists of three 800 point sections, Mathematics, Critical Reading and Writing. This competitive test is required for freshmen entry in many American universities but not all. Find more information on this test here.

The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The idea (in theory, at least) is to provide colleges with one common criterion that can be used to compare all applicants.

The ACT is offered nationally every year in September, October, December, February*, April, and June. The ACT has four sections: English, Reading, Math, and Science, as well as an optional 40-minute writing test. Some schools may require the writing test, so be sure to ask before you take it. Find more information on this test here.

The AP (Advanced Placement) exams are not mandatory – they offer a chance to students to earn credits while still in India.

The curriculum comprises of the first-year college-level syllabus and the examinations are conducted by College Board at various centers in India. Find more information on this test here.

Others

The LNAT is a National Admissions Test for Law,  is an admission requirement for most leading law colleges in the United Kingdom.

The test consists of an essay and 42 multiple choice questions which test the students reading comprehension and logical reasoning skills.  Find more information on registering for the test here.

 

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required for admissions to Medical and Dental Schools in the United Kingdom.

The test aims at assessing the student’s abilities as well as attitude and approach towards the profession. The test consists of 4 parts – Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, and Decision Analysis. For more information on this test Click Here

The Law School Administration Test plays an integral role in the decision making of admission among Law Schools in the United States, Canada and Australia.

The test is designed to test the student’s ability in reading comprehension, logic, and verbal reasoning. The Law School Admissions Council administers these tests four times a year in June, September/October, December, and February. Find more information on this test here.

The Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) is a required test for students who wish to apply to medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary programs in Australia.

Some British and Iris schools also make it mandatory to submit GAMSAT scores during admission. This test is primarily for students applying for Graduate level programs; i.e., students who have a Bachelor Degree or an equivalent and recognized degree prior to the commencement of the program. Find more information on this test here.