TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language, it is test is designed to measure the English Proficiency of non-English speakers. As an international student, most Colleges and Universities may require you to take standardized tests. One such Exam, the test, is used by Colleges or Universities to evaluate the candidate’s level of English Language Proficiency. More than 9,000 Colleges or Universities in over 135 countries accept this test scores.
The main method for testing is the iBT or Internet-Based Testing, although the CBT (Computer based Testing) tests are still taken in some part of Nigeria. The Test, administered through the internet with the use of computer, this test is an important part of the process to study in an English-Speaking Country around the world. The TOEFL IBT Test is used for both undergraduate and graduate admission requirements.
TOEFL TEST SCORE
The TOEFL Test is scored from 0 to 120, with each of the 4 Section (Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing) counted as 30 points each which take a total of about four hours to complete. Your scores are graded by your performance on the questions in the test, you must answer at least one question each in the Reading and Listening Sections, write the two essays and complete the speaking task to receive an official score. The score one obtains from this test is usually valid for two years, afterwards it will no longer be officially reported.
The GRE test is available at more than 1000 test centers in more than 160 countries. The GRE Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills, skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study, but are important for all. The test closely aligns with the types of skills that are required for success in today’s demanding graduate and business school programs.
The GRE Computer Based Test is required by graduate and professional schools, as it is considered a crucial component for admission to a graduate program. Applicants for graduate school courses are usually required to submit the GRE test results together with other undergraduate records as part of the application/admission process. The test simply examines your analytical and critical reasoning skills. These are skills that have been established to contribute to successful achievement in a graduate program. The examination does not test prior knowledge of data or facts specific to any field of study.
Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master’s, MBA, specialized masters in business or doctoral degree take the GRE Test. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE Test provides schools with a common measure for comparing candidates’ qualifications.
GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate record, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study. Depending on the choice of school, the importance of a GRE score can vary from an important selection factor to just an admission formality. To increase one’s chances of gaining admission into a top school, GRE is very important and especially for individuals with low Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE ENTRANCE EXAMS (SAT) This exam is written by individuals who want to school in institutions that are located in the United States and other parts of the world, the SAT Testing score is an important requirement for the undergraduate applications into any choice of University or College. SAT SCORING SYSTEM The new SAT score ranges from 400 to 1600.There will only be 2 sections instead of 3: Math and combined writing Language. Each of the 2 Paper Based Test sections will be scored from 200 to 800 which is about 3hours, 50minutes. SAT I and SAT II possible scores range is from 400-1600, while combining test results from the two 800-point sections: SAT I has Mathematics and Combined Writing Language for Testing while SAT II (Subject Test) has; Literature, History, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, French, German, Spanish, Italian etc. for Testing. SAT EXAMINATION TESTING CENTRES IN NIGERIA There are currently about 14 centers in Nigeria where one can write SAT, SAT aptitude test is written only 7 times in a year (October, November, December, January, March, May and June). Test takers are always advised to provide a Valid International Passport as a means of identification to enable them write the Exam on the testing day with their printed admission ticket.
SAT REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA
Where can I register for the SAT exam in Nigeria? Most students find it difficult to get themselves register for the SAT Exam in Nigeria. We can get you registered for the SAT exam in Nigeria anywhere in the country, namely; Lagos, Abuja, Port-harcourt, Jos, Ogun, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Owerri, Aba, Warri, Benin, Osun, Kwara, Ibadan etc.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is intended to assess the Language ability of candidate who needs to study, work or migrate where English is the major Language of communication. This test is conducted to measure test takers’ ability of communicate in English throughout all four Language skills- Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening.
Educational institutions, professional bodies, Corporations and immigration departments now recognize IELTS in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA.
IELTS is available In over 1,100 countries worldwide. The two major types of test include: general training and IELTS Academic. If you intend on going to English speaking countries for secondary education, training programs, work experience, etc it is required you take the test, especially those migrating to Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand.
The test is managed by three main institutions: The British council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. There are two versions of the test: – Academic and General Modules. For those migrating to countries like Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom and sometimes experience in an English speaking country.
The IELTS is made up of the Academic module and the General Training Module. If you want to study abroad you will write the Academic Module. If you want to live, work or settle abroad, you will write the General Training Module.
Academic modules: There is one for individuals who are applying for higher education and general training or professional reasons.
General Modules: This is typically exam entry for those who are going to English-speaking countries for vocational or training programmes not at degree level, for secondary education, work experience and for migration.
The test is about two hours and forty five minutes. Registration for the IELTS® requires a valid international passport.
IELTS TESTING FORMAT
This section is about 11 to 14 minutes and it tests your fluency in speaking the English Language. It has 3 parts: you will have to appear for a personal interview about yourself in the first part, speak on a particular topic and mentioned points on the topic in the second part and also get involved in a discussion with the examiner in the third part based on the topic given in part 2.
This section is different from Academic IELTS and General Training IELTS. However, for both, in 60 minutes, you will be required to answer 40 questions- 20 minutes each.
This test is for 60 minutes and consists of 40 questions in each of the 4 sections. Each section has 1 long passage. Test taker has to read passages and answer questions that follow. Passages are designed for non-specialist audience, and descriptive in nature.
This is a 60 minutes test that has 3 sections of 40 questions. Each section has 2 to 3 passages, which are extracted from work place conditions, official documents, advertisements etc. Test takers have to read passages and answer questions.
This test is for 30 minutes and consists of 40 questions in each of the 4 sections. It tests the Listening abilities of the test takers.
Test taker is asked to listen to conversations topics, etc and answer the questions based on what was listened to. You have to complete certain summaries, sentences and answer short questions.
The IELTS doesn’t test your knowledge of English in as much as it tests your comprehension skills. It is more a test of your time management skills and your ability to comprehend in a short time frame. You have to complete two writing tasks in one hour. The writing section for Academic IELTS differs from the General.
ACADEMIC MODULES WRITING:
There are two tasks and it is suggested that candidates spend about 2o minutes on task 1; which requires than to write at least 150 words for 40 minutes on Task 2-250 words.
The assessment of Task 2 carries more weight in marking than Task 1.
In task 1, candidates are asked to describe graphs, diagrams or certain processes given in their own words and in issue topic or argument. It is a formal style of writing.
GENERAL MODULE WRITING:
This consist of 2 tasks and last for 60 minutes. In task 1 you have to write a letter on a situation and in task 2 you have to write an essay on an issue topic argument on their ability to engage in personal correspondence, elite and provide general factual information.
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded on their performances in the test. Candidates receive scores on a band scale from 1 to 9 score is reported for each module of the test. The individual module score are more than averaged and rounded to produce on overall band score.
IELTS exam or IELTS test is one of the important tests every individual will have to take. A person hoping to school in international institutions for a course of his/her choosing, must take this test. Be it international management, arts, law, business administration, engineering, international law, computer engineering, programming etc. It is also important that one understands the test and how it should be written so one can get the required, or more preferably a very good and amazing score in your IELTS test.
One cannot be too confident when attempting an IELTS exam, however, by preparing well, studying, understanding the prerequisites and having the right knowledge and even equipping oneself with the right understanding, you can be rest assured of a good and better, outstanding performance in you IELTS test.
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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 is administered round the year, and its scores are valid for five years’. The test has been administered for over 50 years, in more than 160 countries around the world including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New-Zealand, China and India by the GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT) and no two students get an identical set of questions and the scores are used by graduate business schools to make admission decisions.
The GMAT seeks to measure four broad skill areas: analytical writing, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and integrated reasoning (which embraces analytical, quantitative, and verbal reasoning). The exam measures these skills through four separate components:
30-minute Analytical Writing Assessment (one writing task)
30-minute Integrated Reasoning section (12 multiple-choice questions, most of which are multi-part)
75-minute Quantitative section (37 multiple-choice questions)
75-minute Verbal section (41 multiple-choice questions)
Each four exam sections there is a separate scaled score and percentile rank awarded. The GMAT is not a pass/fail test, this means that a combined Quantitative/Verbal score (called a Total score) and corresponding percentile rank are also awarded. The GMAT total score is reported on a scale from 200 to 800. Note that your AWA performance is not reflected in your total GMAT score (on 800). You get to know your total – verbal, and quantitative score immediately after taking the test.
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