Entrance Tests

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

GMAT

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 exam as well. GMAT is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council. For more information on this test Click Here

GRE

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 postgraduate programs.

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

Under Graduate Exams

SAT

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.

ACT

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.

AP

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

LNAT

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 that test the students reading comprehension and logical reasoning skills. Find more information on registering for the test here.

UKCAT

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

LSAT

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.

GAMSAT

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’s Degree or an equivalent and recognized degree prior to the commencement of the program. Find more information on this test here.

Am I eligible to Study Abroad?

Eligibility requirements vary by university and program. Typically students must be at least sophomore or junior standing at the time of departure. The minimum cumulative GPA usually varies between 2.50 to 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, while more competitive programs have a higher GPA requirement. Other qualifications may include a personal statement or letter of recommendation. Consult your home university and/or program provider for specifics, and plan accordingly so you can meet all of the requirements by the time you want to study abroad.

How do you help us get student visas and do you guarantee visas?

We assist you to apply for your student visa by checking your documents and conducting mock interviews. Although we don’t guarantee visas, since 2014, 99% of our students who have counseled with us have obtained their visas.

What are the Psychometric Tests?

A psychometric test is any activity or assessment that is conducted in order to evaluate a candidate’s performance and includes, but is not limited to, skills, knowledge, abilities, personality traits, attitudes, and job/academic potential.

Where can I find the Study Abroad Scholarship?

Study Abroad Scholarship scholarship can be found in many places. Then, you first need to choose the university and then you’ll find all the available scholarships. Sometimes the university will also list external scholarships, such as those offered by the government or business partners of the school. If not, you should research governmental schemes in your home country and your country of study, as well as funding offered by external organizations relating to your field of study.

After gaining a letter of acceptance, what do I do next?

Congratulations, you’re in! Now, all that’s left to do is to prepare for your studies, pack up your suitcase, get your travel documents in order, apply for your student visa, research your accommodation options, and look for funding.

COVID & UK Visas

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Checklist for study abroad

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How to make a CV/Resume?

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How to write an effective Statement of Purpose?

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Is there racism towards Indian students abroad?

Is there racism towards Indian students abroad? What are the cultural norms of my host country? How will I be perceived in my host community? Will there be other minority students in my program? Will I experience discrimination in the country I study in? Who can I contact if I do? We recognize that students [...]

An integral know-how on a student’s life abroad – What are the pros and cons?

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Myths and Facts about Study Abroad

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Discrimination and harassment for students studying abroad

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Part Time Jobs while Studying abroad

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Why do a Masters in USA

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Top Courses to Study Abroad

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PROS and CONS of Studying Abroad

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Early Action V/s Early Decision

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Scope of Studying Medicine Abroad

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Choosing a niche career path

There may be many career options but students get stuck with the select few including, engineering, medical, law, chartered accountancy. However, the story isn't the same anymore as there is a long list of professional courses that are far from conventional career list. Niche courses are in focus and helping fetch unusual jobs for students. For [...]

How to choose the right accommodation?

One of the most concerning issues is of where the child will live when he arrives at University. Most Indian parents are troubled about the safety of their children in foreign lands. Choosing the right accommodation is an essential thing to do before one leaves home.   There are various options to choose from. Below [...]

7 reasons why your student visa can be rejected

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How to Pack for University?

Remember you are not going to another planet! You may be tempted to take everything with you, but it's not practical. We have made a brief list that helps you cut through the clutter and grab the essentials only.   Bed Essentials Most accommodations private and University will give you a bed with mattress and [...]

Which board IB, ISC, HSC, “A” Levels?

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How to do well in the IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS™, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency. They test the ability of students in 4 sections Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Most students who have been educated in English for the entire degree should not have a problem getting a good score, however, some do find it [...]

TOEFL VS IELTS VS PTE

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Believe the Hype! How video games are changing education?

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Why are Aptitude Tests important?

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Is Sports Management a Good Career?

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Networking: An Integral Part of Study Abroad

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Manage Money while Studying Abroad

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Is It Beneficial For Indian Students to Study Abroad

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Confused between GMAT and GRE?

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How to improve your study skills during Board Exams?

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Top 5 Study Abroad Destinations for 2019

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Transitioning in Life Abroad

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Factors for choosing the top MBA colleges abroad

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5 Great Tips To Convince Your Parents To Let You Study Abroad

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