Test Prep Faq?

What does GRE stand for?

GRE is the abbreviated form of Graduate Record exam

Who gets to take the GRE?

Anyone intending to their masters degree in science or Engineering in the US needs to take up the GRE exams.

Is it a compulsory Exam?

Well,it depends. Most first tier Universities would require you to take up the exams. However ,there are few universities that overlook the GRE.

What is considered to be a competent score?

Well,that is difficult to say. The maximum score is 340 and it depends on one's expertise and preparation.

What are the different sections of the exam?

Essentially the GRE exam has two sections,the verbal and the Quantitative. However,there is a analytical writing section that is independent of the two sections.

Should I know college level mathematics?

No,not necessarily. You need to be familiar with high school mathematics. The level of difficulty is higher.

My knowledge of math is basic. Can I take up the exam?

You surely can. You need to brush up on the fundamentals. A proficient Quants trainer could help you do that.

Is the GRE exam compulsory for PhD aspirants?

In most cases it is compulsory,however,there are few universities which overlook it.

What does the GRE test you on?

The GRE General Test focuses on different types of skills,especially those that have been identified as critical for success at the graduate level like for example, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing.

How many questions are in each section of the GRE?

The computer-delivered GRE General Test takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes and consists of three separately timed sections: The Verbal Reasoning section consists of two 30-minute sections, each containing 20 questions. The Quantitative Reasoning section consists of two 35-minute sections, each containing 20 questions.

How does the scoring on the GRE work?

Three scores are reported on the GRE General Test: a Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments. A Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments. An Analytical Writing score reported on a 0–6 score scale, in half-point increments.

Do I need to bring a calculator to the GRE?

Yes. Students can use a calculator , but they cannot bring their own. Those who are taking the test on a computer can use the on-screen calculator on GRE quantitative questions. Alternatively, students who are taking the GRE paper test may borrow a calculator at the testing location.

How often can you take the GRE?

You can take the computer-delivered GRE revised General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days). This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. You may take the paper-delivered GRE revised General Test as often as it is offered.

How much does it cost to take the GRE?

GRE cost for just signing up : $160 or $190. No matter who you are, you will have to pay to take the GRE. So imagine you sign up without cracking open a single GRE book, and head straight to the testing center. You will spend: $160 if you live in the U.S., and $190 if you live outside the U.S.

What is the average score on the GRE?

Remember that the Verbal (V) and Quantitative (Q) portions of the GRE are scored between 130-170, and the average score falls somewhere around 150-152. The Analytical Writing (AW) section of the GRE is scored between 0 and 6 in half-point increments, and the average hits somewhere around 3.5.

What is the total score for GRE?

The scale runs from 130 to 170 in both sections. As you can see your maximum score in each section is 170. The total being 340.

Does the GRE General Test my expertise in any specific discipline?

No,not really.

Who can take IELTS Academic?

Those who aspire to pursue their education abroad, should take the IELTS Academic test.

Who can take the IELTS General?

Those who desire to settle abroad (Permanent Residents), should take the IELTS General.

Do I need to know about a specific subject to take the test?

Negative. The IELTS Test is to test your STANDARD / LEVEL/ ABILITY of English in terms of 4 modules, they are Speaking...Listening...Reading...and Writing. The three Cs ..COMPREHENSION, COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION.

Do I need computer skills to take the test?

Not at all. It is as manual based test. ( Use paper and pencil/pen )

How old do I need to be to take IELTS Academic?

You must complete 10th or + 2 ( that is 12th standard) this will take you to the age of 14 to 16years old, where you can pursue your Graduation.

If you are done with the Graduation, which will take you to 17 to 19 years, then you can pursue your Masters.

Will I be penalised in speaking tasks for not having an accent from a native English speaking country?

In the IELTS Speaking test, the Examiners are Indians, and they are well aware of the impact of native language non-English speakers , representing over 100 different native languages. However clarity of the words is anticipated.

How many times can I take the test?

You can take the IELTS TEST as many times as you like. ( which we hope you donot have to!!). However You are advised to book for the test again only after receiving the score card of the previous test which you have taken.

Do I have to take IELTS TEST in my home country?

Not a complusion. You can take it at any of our test centers around the world. Make sure you procure the right ID proof of your STAY in that place in which you are attempting the test.
If you are
a foreigner in that country, then you will be expected to show your passport at the test center.

Registration & Payment

We accept these payment methods:
• MasterCard and Visa debit cards
• MasterCard, Visa, American Express and JCB credit cards
• Vouchers and promotion codes (you must pay the balance if your voucher does not cover the full test cost) We do not accept PayPal

Do I have to pay for the test with my own credit card?

Not necessary. You can use a card that is registered in a different name (i.e. a parent's credit card.)

 

Can I register directly with the test center?

Not at all.. You should register for the test online or by phone through our call centers. Contact the customer service team in your region.

 

My given and family names are the same. What should I enter in the registration form?

Enter your name into the family name field. Enter a period (.) in the given name field.

 

My name is too long to fit in the space on the form. What should I enter in the registration form?

Enter the name as it appears in the ID, that you will be producing for verification., in all possibility it will be your Passport. Then contact us on the Toll- Free number and explain your situation, we will guide you accordingly.

 

What happens if my ID shows a different name to the one I registered with?

That is too bad!!. You will not be allowed to take the test, moreover your test fee will not be refunded. On the contrary, you are advised to contact the venue of the test, and furnish this issue , so as to get it rectified.
We will do what
ever is best to compromise on the issue.

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How do I request testing accommodations?

To request for an accommodation please contact customer service in your region to discuss your requirements.
In some cases you may be asked to complete and return an accommodations request form:
Accommodations Request Form

You should complete the form and return a scanned copy via email . Depending on the nature of your request, it may take up to 4 weeks to process your application. Therefore, please ensure that you leave sufficient time before the date on which you would like to take the test.

 

 

ON THE TEST DAY

( i )When should I arrive at the test center?

To avoid unforseencircumstances, you are advised to reach the venue 30 minutes before the start of your test. This will give you plenty of time to check in, pass the verification proceedure and follow instruction announced.

(ii) How do you check my identity at the test center?

We will check the ID you bring with you. Also take a photo of you. A palm vein scan and a digital signature.

(iii) What documents can I use as ID at the test center?

Your ID needs to be valid, non-expired and government-issued. It must have your name in Roman characters (A-Z), with a recognizable photograph of yourself and your signature .

In many countries, a passport is the only acceptable form of identification. Some countries enforce stricter measures. If you are unsure about what ID you need, or cannot meet the requirements, please contact the Customer Services team in your region.

(iv) What is palm vein recognition and is it safe?
Palm vein recognition scans the veins inside your hand to create a digital template that represents your palm vein pattern. Everyone’s veins are different, just like a fingerprint, this
authenticate your identity. To use the palm vein scanner, you simply hold your hand in place above the scanner for a second or two ,( at the most). The scanner uses a near-infrared light source, similar to a remote control – and you will not be required to touch the sensor.

 

 

 

What happens if there is a problem with my computer during the test?

Instantly, Raise your hand, tthe Test Administrator or the Ushers they will notice and they will do their best to ensure that the problem is resolved as soon as possible , and it will be recorded and reported.
Make sure you tell the
Test Administrator or the Ushers about any problems you feel that would affect your ability to complete the test. Without their record of the problem, it is very hard for us to trace the issue, to compromise on your test time.

 

 

What should I do if I spot a problem with the Question Paper? Such as the print is not clear, or the answer paper is wrongly printed...or wrong Question paper given to me..

Be quick and Raise your hand , this will be observed by the Test Administrator or the Ushers and they will make sure that the issue is resolved as soon as possible . They may ask you to complete a form. This will then be sent to us so we can investigate.
Alternatively, contact your local customer service team within 14 days of the test.

 

 

What happens if I have to leave for an emergency?

Raise your hand and explain your situation to the Test administrator or the Ushers. They will advise further.

 

 

 

Can I leave early if I finish the test?

Yes. Raise your hand and the Test Administrator or the Usher will attend to . Handover the Question papers and the Asnswer sheets , after which they will permit you to leave.

 

 

 

How do I know how much time I have left?

For each section of the test an announcement will be made when you have the last 10 minutes left, then again when it is the last 5 minutes and finally on the 60th minute, where a voice will come across to request you to ' PUT YOUR PENS DOWN....OR...STOP WRITING. Please be obedient here...to avoid any mishap.

 

 

Can I correct my answers during the test?

Certainly you can. As long as you know that you have time on hand for each module, where one hour for each is allocated. Advice: Donot spend too much of time on one module, as you will not have sufficient time for the others...hence, space out your time as suggested on the Question paper.

 

 

When do I get to know my results?

After 15 working days , an email and a message will be posted to you on the number that you had furnished when you had filled the form of the Date Booking Exam.

A week later the score sheet/card will reach the address that you had written on the form when you had booked the date for the Test.

 

 

20 days have passed and I have not received any information about my result. What should I do?

Check your junk or spam email folder. We will email you when your results are available, so the email may be there already.
If your score is on hold we will contact you.,
by message or call.
If you have not received any messages from us at all,
then you may contact us.

My score is 'on hold'. What does that mean?

We will put your score on hold if we detect any possible irregularities in your test.
We investigate even minor issues, so having your test put on hold does not mean
that there is necessarily a problem, we may take some more time to sort out the situation.

 

 

 

Requesting a rescore

If you are disappointed with the score you have achieved, you can take the test again. You may retake IELTS TEST as many times as you want, although you must wait until you have received your scores from one test before booking another.

Test scores are valid for up to two years from the date of the test. After that, you will no longer be able to submit those scores , as they will be defaulted./ devalued.

A fee is stipulated and after 7 working days the result will be given to you.

Before doing this, test takers should take the following into consideration:

It is unlikely that your overall scores will change.
• It may go up or down.
• If your score changes, it will replace your previous score.

To order a rescore, you must contact Customer Service within 14 calendar days of your score report being made available to you.
The fee for rescores is available from the Customer Service team. If the scores change, the rescore fee will be fully refunded

 

 

Cancellations and Refunds What happens if I arrive late?

Contact the relevant customer service team as soon as you know you are going to be late. If you arrive up to 15 minutes late you may still be allowed to take the test. You will still get the full three hours to complete the test.
If you arrive over 15 minutes late you will not be allowed to take the test and you will lose your
Test fee.

 

 

 

I need to cancel my test, or I did not turn up to take it. Can I claim a refund?

If you fail to turn up to your appointment you will not generally receive a refund.
You may receive a partial refund if you cancel your test before the appointment date.
For your best chance of a refund, contact the customer service team in your region. In some circumstances we will try to reschedule your test free of charge.

 

 

 

 

What is the TOEFL exam?

TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. TOEFL was developed by an organisation called Educational Testing Service (ETS). TOEFL has been around since 1964.

What is the TOEFL IBT exam?

It's the same TOEFL test but it's the version developed to be taken on a computer rather than doing it on paper. IBT stands for Internet Based Test. It started in 2005.

What is it used for?

TOEFL tests your ability to understand, use and communicate in English.

Who needs to take the TOEFL IBT?

Anyone who wants to study at an English speaking higher education institute or work in an English speaking country will benefit from taking TOEFL.

Why should I take the TOEFL exam?

The TOEFL test score is widely accepted by universities and companies around the world as an accurate measure of a person's proficiency in English. You will need to send your TOEFL test score as part of the entrance requirements.

When can I take the TOEFL IBT?

It's offered 30 to 40 times a year at locations around the world.

What is inside the TOEFL IBT exam?

There are always four sections, done in this order: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The number of questions in Reading varies from 36 to 70 questions. The number of Listening questions varies from 34 to 51. There are always 6 tasks in Speaking and 2 tasks in Writing.

How long does it take to do the test?

At minimum, the official test will last 3 hours and 10 minutes. At maximum, it will take 4.5 hours. The length may vary because the Reading section can take from 60 to 100 minutes, and the Listening section ranges from 60 to 90 minutes. Speaking is always 20 minutes. Writing is always 50 minutes.

Are there any breaks during the official test?

There is a 10 minute break after the Reading and Listening sections have been completed.

Can I just do part of the test?

No. All four sections must be completed.

How much does it cost to take the TOEFL IBT test?

Prices vary from country to country. In the USA, it will cost you about $170. See the ETS web site for pricing guides.

Where can I get more information on the official TOEFL IBT test?

Please check the ETS website.

How do I register for the official TOEFL IBT test?

Please check the ETS website.

How do I get my score for the official TOEFL IBT test?

You will get a copy in the mail and be able to see your score online within 2 weeks of completing the IBT test.

How long is my TOEFL IBT test score good for?

2 years.

Can you tell me something about the test?

The test comes in two formats:The TOEFL iBT test is offered via the Internet, and the TOEFL PBT test is administered in a paper-delivered format. The TOEFL iBT test measures reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. It is offered more than 50 times a year and is administered online at testing sites around the world.The iBT version is more famous compared to the paper version.This could be because gen-X is more tech savvy.

How long does it take for a Toefl score to reach a university?

Score reports are sent electronically or mailed to recipients approximately 13 days after the test date. However, ETS has no control over mail delivery to various locations around the world. Allow 7–10 days after the mailing date for delivery in the United States, and 4–6 weeks for locations outside the United States.

How many hours is the Toefl test?

The TOEFL IBT test takes about 4 hours to complete. At minimum, the TOEFL IBT will last 3 hours and 10 minutes. At maximum, it will take 4 hours and 20 minutes. The length varies because the Reading section can take from 60 to 100 minutes, and the Listening section ranges from 60 to 90 minutes.

How is the Toefl scored?

The maximum score on the TOEFL is 120. The test is broken into four parts, and the scores reflect that. Each of the four sections—reading, listening, speaking, and writing—is worth 30 points.

What is Toefl PBT?

There are 2 formats for the TOEFL test — the TOEFL iBT test, administered via the Internet, and the TOEFL PBT test, administered in a paper-delivered format. Also, the TOEFL iBT test is desired by universities because it measures all four communication skills — reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

How can I send my Toefl score to the university?

Before the big day, you should log into your ETS TOEFL iBT account and add universities to your list of score recipients. You can add four schools for free — but only if you do this before 10 p.m. on the day before your test. After 10 p.m., you can choose to send additional score reports for $19 each.

How long does it take for GRE scores to be sent to a school?

Score reports will be sent to your designated institutions approximately five business days after your order is placed. For the four recipients you choose at the test centre: Your official scores will be available in your My GRE Account and sent to your score recipients approximately 10–15 days after your test date.

On the day of your TOEFL test, be sure to bring:

A print out of your confirmation email from ETS; A photo identification card. – Make sure it has a photo of you, and that the ID card is not expired. and A small snack.

What is the qualification for Toefl exam?

The TOEFL test (both TOEFL-IBT and TOEFL-PBT) is open to all. Ordinarily a pass in 10+2 level of any recognized Indian Board or University is a suitable qualification to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test. However, the test is suitable for candidates studying at high school level or higher.

Are Toefl scores sent electronically?

It can take weeks for the official score reports to arrive at the school. For many test-takers, this can be frustratingly slow. ... Students can't send electronic TOEFL scores to school, per se. However, schools can collect TOEFL scores directly from ETS, provided they have a registered TOEFL school code with ETS.

What is the pattern for Toefl exam?

TOEFL Test Pattern 2017: The TOEFL test evaluates ability of a non-native English speaker to read, write and speak English. There are four sections in the TOEFL 2017 Test Pattern, namely, listening, reading, speaking and writing which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete.

Is it similar to the IELTS exam?

No,not at all.

Who can take PTE Academic?

PTE Academic is the English test trusted by various universities, colleges and governments around the world. PTE test can be used to prove English ability for university and college admission requirement. This is the initial step for student visa application.

Do I need to read lots of books or should I have knowledge about specific subjects to take PTE?

No there are not subjects that you have to cram before appearing in PTE. Instead, PTE Academic is a test of your English proficiency, so that you would not face any problem while staying in an english speaking country for your better future. PTE test covers a range of subjects, but you are not being tested on these subjects. You should have general awareness about the different topics which we come accross in our day to day life. For practice you should read topics on social, science, humanity and many more just to have idea of related topics.

Do I need computer skills to take PTE test, as I have heard from many people that computer proficiency is needed to clear the test?

You do not need any special computer skills to take this test, but you should be familiar with computer to clear this test with good scores. PTE Academic is taken using a QWERTY keyboard, where the letters on the top line spell out 'QWERTY'. Moreover, in this technological era everyone is familiar with keyboard and typing, so there will be no hitch in taking this test. By practicing one or two test you will be able to overcome your all problems and queries.

Do I need to have an American or Australian accent to appear in this test or I will get less score for not speaking in such accent?

No, you need not to have such accents to appear in PTE as PTE Academic has been designed in such a way that it can recognise speech from non-native speakers of English representing over 100 different native languages. In addition to it, you should not even try to copy anyone's accent as it can effect on your way of speech and can result in fumbling during your answers.

Can I send my previous scores to institutions?

Yes. Just choose the score you want to send once you have signed in to your account. Scores remain available for two years.

How many times can I take the test?

You can take PTE Academic as many times as you like.
You must wait to receive your scores before you book your next test.

Do I have to take PTE Academic in my home country?

No, it is not mandatory to take test in your home country only, You can take it at any of test centers around the world according to the seats availability. Make sure you check what type of ID you have to use in different centers. If you are outside your home country, you should carry your passport as they can probably ask to show your passport at the test center. Moreover, now a days it has become a rule to carry your passport on your test date even in your home country too.

What do I have to do for Registration & Payment?

You have to follow three simple steps for registration and payment. Firstly you have to create your pearson account and you will receive an email within 24 hours with your login details. Secondly, by signing in with your details you can schedule your test, change your test appointments, view your testing history and even modify your personal information. Thirdly, you have to pay your test fees. They accept these payment methods:
• MasterCard and Visa debit cards
• MasterCard, Visa, American Express and JCB credit cards.

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Do I have to pay for the test with my own credit card?

No you need not to pay with your own credit card. You can use a card that is registered in a different name like your parents, siblings and even friends.

My given and family names are the same. What should I enter into the registration form?

Enter your name into the family name field. Enter a period (.) in the given name field.

What happens if my ID shows a different name to the one I registered with?

If you do this kind of mistake you will not be allowed to take the test and you will lose your test fee, it will not be refunded at any cost. If you made any mistake when registering, please contact Pearson customer care service as soon as possible before your test day.

 

When should I arrive at the test center?

At least 30 minutes before the start of your test. This gives you plenty of time to check in and pass security. In case you are going out of your hometown to take your test, then it will be better you should go one day before to avoid any kind of hustle or should reach 2 to 3 hours before the start of your test to locate the test venue if you are new to that place.

 

How do Pearson's invigilator check identity at the test center?

They will check the ID you take with you. They will also take your photo, a palm vein scan and a digital signature.

 

What documents can I use as ID at the test center?

Any ID but it needs to be a valid, non-expired and government-issued.
It must show your name in Roman characters (A-Z), show a recognizable photograph and show your signature. In many countries, a passport is the only acceptable form of identification.

 

What should I do if I spot a problem with a question?

Again raise your hand and tell the test administrator. They will ask you to complete a form, specially made for this kind of problem. This form will be then sent to the concerned people at pearson, so they can investigate and give the desired solution to the problem you faced. Else you can also contact local customer care service with in 14 days of your test appeared date.

 

What is palm vein recognition and is it safe?

Palm vein recognition scans the veins inside your hand to create a digital template that represents your palm vein pattern. Everyone’s veins are different, just like a fingerprint, this allows to check your identity.Your patteren will be matched when you return to the testing room after a break. Your palm vein pattern will also be compared with those of other test takers to find people who may have tested under multiple names or identities. Yes it is totally safe and you can trust. It is a very secure method of authentication because this blood vein patteren lies under the skin.

 

What happens if there is a problem with my computer during the test?

If there is any problem with your computer just raise your hand and tell the test administrator about the problem you are facing. They will do whatever they can do to help and also ensure that the problem is recorded and reported.. It is very important that you should complain to the administrator immediately and it should also be recorded because then only it will be possible for person people to tackle the problem and help you for your benefit.

 

Can I leave early if I finish the test?

Yes ofcourse, once you are done with your all modules, you are free to go. Just raise your hand and ask the test administrator for permission to leave.

 

What happens if I have to leave for an emergency?

For any kind of problem and emergency you should raise your hand and explain your situation to the test administrator. They will advise further for your advantage.

 

How do I know how much time I have left?

Each section of the test is individually timed. You will see a timer in the top right corner of the screen counting down the remaining time.

 

Can I take notes during the test?

Yes you can take notes. You will be given an erasable noteboard booklet (about 5 sheets of A4 paper). If you run out of space and require more sheets then raise your hand and ask for another booklet.

 

Can I correct my answers during the test?

You can correct multiple-choice responses,click again to deselect your answer and reselect the answer you want. You can even change typed responses by using the cut, copy and paste options.
However, you must correct mistakes before moving on to the next item. Once you moved to the next item, you will not be able to go back on last question. So before moving to next item make sure you are gratified with your answer. You cannot re-record any spoken responses. The microphone will switch off automatically if you are silent for more than 3 seconds during an answer.

 

How do I view my scores online?

You can see your scores once you have signed in to your Pearson Vue account at www.pearsonvue.com/pte
Click 'View Score Report' to see your scores for each test.

 

How do I send my scores to institutions?

Your scores are automatically are send by the Pearson test takers to the institution you filled while registration. Moreover, You can also do this once you have signed in to your account.
a. Click Send Scores next to the relevant test.
b. Search for the institution you want to send your score to. You can send up to seven at once.
c. Click Next to see a summary
d. Click Next, then hit Confirm Order to send your scores.
You can send your scores to unlimited number of institutions free of charge.

 

What should I do, when I donot receive my test scores and sometimes it shows your score is on hold. What does it means?

If you donot receive test score, firstly check your junk or spam email folders sometimes it is there only. If you havenot recieve any message from pearson then contact them immediately on their customer care service.
If there is any case of on hold viewing it means that they are even going through minor issues to give you better result, it doesn't mean that there is problem with your test. And for any query customer care service is there to assist you.

 

 

When will institutions be able to see my score?

It takes up to 48 hours for scores to be sent to institutions.

 

What does it mean your chosen institution does not recognize the test?

The institution you selected does not yet recognize PTE Academic formally. It means that
you will not be able to use your score to that institution until it accepts PTE Academic. You should send your scores to those institutions and countries which accept PTE formally for admission and visa application.

 

Can I request rescore?

Yes if you are not satisfied with your PTE Academic score and you think that this action can improve your score then you may request a rescore. Before doing this, you should know that PTE score is automatically rescored, it hardly change. Moreover, only spoken and written scores are rescored and your score can either go up or down. It will replace your previous score wheather it is less or more. To request a rescore, you must contact Person Customer Service within 14 calendar days of your score report being made available to you. You have to pay certain amount for rescore which will be available to you on request. Fortunately if your overall or enabling skills score change then the rescore fee will be refunded to you.

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What happens if I arrive late?

If you know you are going to be late and in any case you won't be able to reach at your test center then contact your customer service and discuss the problem with them. If you arrive up to 15 minutes late then you may still be allowed to take it, depending on the relevant reason of getting late. You will still get the full three hours to complete the test.
If you arrive over 15 minutes late you will not be allowed to take the test and you will lose your fee, for this you can not ask for refund.

 

 

If I need to cancel my test because of any genuine reason, or I did not come to take my test. Can I claim a refund?

If you fail to turn up to your appointment you will not receive any refund. If you cancel your test before the appointment date then you can get partial refund. In any case contact the customer service team in your region to get the best advantage because they handle different situations personally and give them the best solution.

 

What is the SAT ?

The SAT [Scholastic Assessment Test] is an exam administered by The College Board to test college and career readiness. It is primarily used for the purpose of gaining admission to a college in the US . The SAT is widely considered to be the single most important test you take in high school.

Who creates the SAT ?

The SAT is created by Educational Testing Service (ETS). ETS is paid by the College Board to create the exam. Both of these companies are private.

Why did the SAT change in 2016?

According to The College Board, the SAT was revised to better focus on testing the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success.

I'm not good at math.Can I crack the SAT exam?

Well,you don't need to be an expert at Math.A working knowledge is sufficient and a competent trainer can help you give a reasonably good shot at the exams.

What sections comprise the SAT exam?

Changes to the new 2016 SAT include changes to the format of the exam, scoring scale, and question types.
The new SAT includes a combined Reading and Writing section, formally called the Evidence Based Reading and Writing section, a Math section, and an optional 50-minute Essay. The Reading/Writing and Math sections are scored from 200-800, for a total composite score of 400-1600. The optional essay is given a score of 2-8; this score will not be reported along with your composite score, meaning your essay score does not affect your composite score. If you forgo the essay writing section of the new SAT, the test will only be three hours long.

What question types appear in the new Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section?

The revision in 2016 has led to a removal of traditional SAT sentence completion questions. The redesigned SAT no longer tests rote memorization of obscure vocabulary words; instead, the SAT tests “high utility” words that change in definition depending on the context in which they are used. This means that students will now be required to have a deeper understanding of more commonly used vocabulary words, and will also be required to read entire passages to discern the meanings of words.
Four types of questions will be featured on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section: words in context, command of evidence, informational graphics, and text complexity.

What question types appear in the new Math section?

The revision in 2016 has led to the addition of a no-calculator math section, which is worth a third of your math score. The sections of the math test that do allow a calculator also feature questions that do not require a calculator to solve, where use of a calculator could serve to actually slow down the problem solving process. These question types assess how well students make use of appropriate tools.
Four types of questions appear in the SAT math section: algebra, problem solving and data analysis, advanced math, and additional topics. Each of these broader question types may be broken down into more specific math topics.
More generally, the math section of the SAT thoroughly tests your foundational knowledge of math topics in the context of real world situations, involving science, social science, or career related topics.

Is the new 2016 SAT harder?

This is a question with no easy answer. It depends on your strengths and weaknesses. The math section of the test is more advanced and counts more heavily toward your overall composite score, and calculators are only available for certain math sections. This will benefit students who are talented in math or who have taken more advanced math classes. Likewise, the evidence based reading and writing section of the test favors students with strong reading comprehension skills and an in-depth knowledge of English grammar. From College Board’s perspective, the SAT (2016) is more closely aligned with the demands of college and readiness for a career. Students who have done well in all school subjects should benefit from the test changes.

How long does it take to get my scores back?

The scores are usually mailed out 4-6 weeks after you take the test.

How many times can I take the SAT?

If the colleges you are planning to apply to only require you to send your highest test scores, you can now take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests as many times as you want. Colleges will only see the scores you want to send them! If the colleges you are planning to apply to require you to send all of your test scores, we recommend you take the SAT a maximum of three times.

What is the Gmat?

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a 3½-hour standardized exam designed to predict how test takers will perform academically in MBA (Masters in Business Administration) programs. GMAT scores are used by graduate business schools to make admission decisions.

Is the GMAT compulsory?

Well ,it depends.Most B-schools in the US will require you to take up these exams.

How difficult is the exam?

It depends on the candidate and the level of preparation.You don't need to be an expert at Math,however,you need to prepare smart rather than preparing hard.

Would the place where I take the Exam matter?

No,not at all.It is a comprehensively designed fool-proof exam international exam that is specially designed to test your Aptitude,Verbal and Math skills.

How much of preparation time do I need?

Well,this depends on how much time you have before you.If you had math at high school ,it helps.However that should not be a concern as a competent Trainer can help you get over the Math hurdle.

Does the exam test my expertise in my chosen academic discipline?

No,not really.

Do I need to know college mathematics to crack the GMAT exams?

No,not really.You need to be proficient with high school level math.The degree of difficulty is higher.An efficient quants trainer can help you through the preparation.

How long does it take to get a GMAT score?

Within 20 days of your test, your Official Score Report will be sent to up to five (5) programs that you have selected. You need to choose your score recipients wisely, because once you have made your selections, they cannot be changed.

How much does it cost to take the GMAT exam?

The cost to take the GMAT exam is US $250 globally.

How long is the GMAT good for?

GMAT scores are valid for five years, and are available for reporting for up to 10 years. Scores over 10 years old, are not available.

GMAT test takers can cancel their score at the test center immediately after their exam, at no additional cost.

How long does it take to take the GMAT?

The GMAT test lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes, excluding two optional 8-minute breaks that you can choose to take between certain sections.

How many times can you take the GMAT test?

You can take the GMAT exam once every 16 calendar days and no more than five times in a 12-month period.

What is the highest score on the GMAT?

Full-Time Students With the Best Scores. Few students will get a perfect score of 800 on the Graduate Management Admission Test, but some will come close. Here are the 10 business schools with the highest average GMAT scores for incoming full-time students in fall 2012.

Do GMAT scores expire?

Your scores will be considered expired if the test was taken more than five years prior to the application deadline.

Can you use a calculator on the GMAT?

You are not allowed to bring your own calculator for the exam. A calculator will be provided for use during the Integrated Reasoning section only. Calculators are not permitted during the Quantitative section. You will be provided with note boards and markers to work out your calculations on the Quantitative section.

What is Integrated Reasoning?

The four types of Integrated Reasoning (IR) questions measure how well you integrate data to solve complex problems and test the following skills: Synthesizing information presented in graphics, text, and numbers.

How is the Integrated Reasoning section scored?

Your Total score is based on your Verbal and Quantitative scores; your Analytical Writing Assessment and Integrated Reasoning scores do not affect the Total score. Total GMAT scores range from 200 to 800; two-thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600.

What is verbal in GMAT?

The GMAT Verbal Section is designed to test your command of standard written English, your skills in analyzing arguments, and your ability to read critically. The section consists of 3 question types: Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction, and Reading Comprehension.

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