Around 3 lakh students go abroad every year for higher education. Now, the craze for studying abroad may be taken adversely as it is brain-drain for the country, or the positive aspect for the individual may be noted. Nevertheless, the process of flying overseas to study is a tedious one. Apart from the various passport and immigration complexities, a student has to prepare for various exams to be merely eligible for getting into the college and course he/she aspires for.As TOEFL, SAT and other options for all such exams can confuse students, to help them out, here are the top 5 international exams that are taken by students aspiring to study abroad:What it is: GMAT exam is intended to assess analytical writing and problem-solving abilities with logic and critical reasoning skills that are important in real-world business and management success.Purpose: Admission to a graduate management programme such as MBA.Reach: Accepted by more than 6,000 business and management programs worldwide in more than 2,100 institutions and universities located in 114 countries. It has more than 600 testing centers all over the world.Validity of score: Up to 5 years, though a few universities have their own validity criteria. India specific: The GMAT exam is offered on demand and year-round in cities throughout IndiaFee for appearing for GMAT is currently around Rs. 16500, variable to the changing USD to INR ratioThere are 29 test centers in IndiaMore information: Candidates will be able to view their Official Score Report online using their date of birth to authenticate their access. Both GRE and GMAT can be used for taking admission in management schools, so one has to look into the intricacies of both the exams to see which is more suitable for the candidate. One can even convert their GRE score to GMAT online through ETS, if need be.advertisementTaking the exam more than once: It can be taken up to five times a year, provided that each attempt is at least 16 days apart. “The more I didn’t care about time, the better I could focus on the questions and get the correct answer. Just try not to freak out during the test because once you loose your calm, confidence and focus, you will eventually lose your scores too. Overall, a good score on GMAT can get you an Ivy League college and ultimately, a very well paying job. So, I am not going to say it’s easy, but it’s definitely not too hard too.” – Varun Bose, student at Pathways InternationalWhat it is: Assesses a student’s academic readiness for college to enroll in under-graduation courses by testing the student’s knowledge of reading, writing and mathematics.Purpose: Entrance exam used by most colleges and universities in the US, Canada, as well as other countries to select students for admissions to undergraduate courses.Reach: Over 2 million students from 175 countries take the SAT every year.Validity of score: 5 yearsIndia specific: The test is taken by around 13000 students every year in IndiaThe exam fee is currently around Rs 3500It is conducted only a few times around the year, generally within the October and December periodMore information: Students must aim for a score of 2100/2400 at least in order to get into a top college in the US.Taking the exam more than once: You can take the exam as many times as you wish, except that some schools judge you by the score in all of your attempts.”It’s actually just the critical reading part of SAT that messes its reputation (and you) up. SAT is almost always a perfect example of how karma works; you get the score you worked for (if you’re not Einstein, that is). So, after taking it, all you can do is hope for the best and be prepared for the rest! And just to end it on an optimistic note, your SAT score does not define you! (But it does define your college apps so better work for a good score anyway)” – Aratrika Bose, student at Pathways International What it is: Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree, post graduation, MBA, specialised Master’s degree in business or doctoral degree take the GRE revised General Test.Purpose: GRE is generally required by universities in North America (USA and Canada). It can be a mere admission formality or a selection criterion for jobs as well.Reach: The GRE revised General Test is available at more than 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. In most regions of the world, the computer-delivered test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year.advertisementValidity of score: 5 years after testing year.India specific: Fee for registering in India is Rs 12,000, variable with the exchange rateYou’ll require a passport for being eligible for the examThere are no specific GRE exam dates in India. You can take it any time of the year by taking an appointment with the closest GRE exam center, but as there’s always a rush, it’s better to make the appointment in advanceMore information: Free GRE revised preparation material is available on its official website as well.Taking the exam more than once: You can take the GRE revised General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days). If you take the paper-delivered GRE revised General Test, you can take it as often as it is offered.”English is the toughest part of GRE, whereas maths can be easily tackled. A score above 320 will guarantee you a good college.” -Sumedha Mohanty, VIT University. What it is: TOEFL is a standardised test to judge one’s English language abilities.Purpose:Mostly taken by non-native speakers of the language looking to enroll in foreign universitiesA few immigration departments use the score to issue residential and work visas as wellReach: More than 9000 colleges in 130 countries accept TOEFL scores, including the top 100 in the US. Over 27 million people all over the world have taken the test.Validity of score: Valid for 2 years.India specific: Test dates for the year 2016 have been given for 35 cities in the country by ETS, the non-profit organisation which administers TOEFLThe fees for taking the test in India is approximately Rs 11,500More information: To check the score requirements for the particular college you want to get admitted to, check out the ‘Destination search’ tab on TOEFL’s official site.”It’s an accurate assessment of the language skills that a student would need in an academic environment.” -Pramay Rai, University of Edinburgh.What it is: IELTS is a standardised test to measure the language proficiency of people.Purpose: To study or work in environments where English is the main form of communicationGovernments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom use IELTS to process immigration applications. In fact, IELTS tests are now one of only two exams included on the UK government list of Secure English Language Tests (SELTs)Reach: IELTS is recognised by over 9,000 organisations worldwide, including educational institutions, employers, governments, immigration authorities and professional bodies. Over 2 million people took the test last year. Test takers can take IELTS in more than 140 countries and in over 1,000 locations.Validity of score: Valid for 2 yearsIndia specific: Fee for taking the exam in India is Rs 11,100 up to 30 September, 2016The British Council offers IELTS tests in 42 locations in IndiaOn completing your registration for the test, you will receive an email with full exam details including venue information approximately 5 days before the test.More information: You will receive a free IELTS preparation book within 10 days after registration at the address provided by you in the application form. You can expect your IELTS result to be available online 13 calendar days after your test.advertisement”For me, taking the IELTS was really fun because it wasn’t as stressful as all the other exams that I had to appear for. The examiners were incredibly nice and almost made it feel like a casual coffee-table chat.” -Ananya Panwar, GD Goenka World School. Registration for all the aforementioned exams can be done online or in some cases, via phone call. Their official sites have most of the other information needed as well. We hope this gave you an overview of the procedure and other aspects of taking international exams and wish you all the very best for the admission as well!
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×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Reddit has raised a new $300 million round of funding from investors including Tencent, Sequoia, Fidelity and Andreessen Horowitz among others. The new round of funding values the company $3 billion, the company announced Monday morning, and brings the total amount raised to around $550 million.News of the funding was first reported by Techcrunch earlier this month. CNBC followed up Monday morning with an interview with Reddit’s CEO Steve Huffman, who told the publication that his company was continuing to build out its ads business. Huffman said that Reddit was also trying to become “a friendly home for users and brands alike,” which involved stepping up its fight against abuse on its platform.Reddit has been on a roll lately, growing its audience to 330 million monthly active users generating 14 billion page views in 2018. The company has also been doubling down on video last year, clocking some 1.4 billion video views a month at the end of last year. Reddit only introduced native video hosting in August of 2017. Popular on Variety Reddit was founded in 2005, and acquired by Condé Nast Publications in 2006. The site spun out of Condé Nast in 2011. The magazine publisher’s corporate owner Advance Publications, Inc. still holds a substantial stake in the company, but the newest round is said to have diluted that stake.Tencent’s leading role in the round led to some backlash among Reddit’s audience in recent days, with some users concerned that the influx of Chinese money was incompatible with Reddit’s commitment to free speech.Reddit is currently unavailable in China, as are some of Tencent’s other Western media investments: The company’s investment arm holds a significant stake in Snapchat’s corporate parent Snap, and owns around 40% of Epic Games. It’s also a business partner of Spotify after a stock swap with the music service in late 2017. read more