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Standardized Admission Tests to Study Abroad at a Glance

If you are applying for undergraduate or graduate programs in study abroad, you may required to attend one English Language Test and one standardized Test. There are various standardized tests which a student can take as per the requirements of the course or line of study.  However, depending on the college/course you choose, you may not need to attend any standardized test; but you would still be required to provide one language test score at the time of admission. Here’s a quick guide to help you to decide which admission test is more relevant to you, the kind of test pattern...

ETS study shows increase in number of repeat GRE test-takers in India

The number of repeat test-takers of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) has been on the rise in India, according to an analysis by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) . ETS develops and conducts the GRE test. As per the study, in 2014, the percentage of candidates from India taking the GRE Revised General Test for the second time shot up by 14% in comparison with 2013, which is an all-time high. Moreover, a majority of the candidates who appeared for the test a second time scored better. Over 60% of aspirants who took the GRE Revised General Test a second time in the...

ETS survey on GRE shows first choice of answer may not be spot-on

A survey conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test-takers has shown some interesting trends. The survey indicates that test-takers who reconsider and change their first answer are more likely to better their scores, which goes against the popular notion of going by the first instinct for the correct answer in case of multiple-choice test questions. ETS develops and conducts GRE. The facility to change the answer in the GRE revised General Test has become very popular among examinees. As per the study, over 95% of the GRE...

GRE Popularity among Business and Global Students Continues to Grow

The GRE® Program continued its volume growth in 2014.  While other graduate school admissions tests saw a decline in volumes for the second straight year, GRE® revised General Test volumes grew by nearly three percent compared to 2013, and recorded double-digit growth among international and business-focused audiences.    U.S. volume continued to be stable in 2014 and international volumes increased a noteworthy 11 percent, including gains of 23 percent in Africa, 11 percent in Asia and nearly 28 percent in Latin America. Notable trends in 2014 GRE volumes...

GRE test-takers from India rise by whopping 60% this year

The number of candidates from India appearing for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) this year has increased by a whopping 60% in comparison with last year, according to recent statistics. During 2011-12, candidates from India comprised a mere 7% of the total GRE aspirants worldwide. At present, India stands at 15%. The same report shows that the overall number of candidates appearing for GRE from China has decreased by 7% in 2014. This annual data relating to GRE aspirants was published by the Educational Testing Services (ETS) , which develops and conducts the test. Most of...

Indians devote 1-4 hours weekly to prepare for GRE, Chinese 20: survey

A majority of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) aspirants from India devote around one to four hours per week to prepare for the examination while those from China devote more than twenty, according to a recent survey conducted by the Education Testing Services (ETS). Moreover, the Indian candidates prefer to study late at night (29%), whereas students in China prefer studying during evenings on week-days. The ETS study covered the examination preparation habits of around 20,000 GRE applicants from all over the world. The study reveals some key differences in the preparation...

Survey on GRE test-takers across the world reveal interesting trends

A new global survey on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test-takers has revealed certain interesting trends. The study sought to find out the examination preparation habits of GRE test-takers throughout the world. Close to 18,000 students belonging to over 150 countries were covered in the survey. As per a release from the Educational Testing Services (ETS), Indian students who prepare for the GRE are leading the list of students engaged in late night study, at around 29%. ETS develops as well as conducts the test. The survey reports show that a majority of the candidates...

Top three mobile apps to help you prepare for higher education tests

If you are a student preparing for your higher education then you will need to prepare for one out of these three major tests. GRE : If you are planning to study in USA or in any other English speaking country for your graduation or a business course you need to take the Graduate record Examinations (GRE) as a standard test. Even in India these days several B-Schools have started accepting GRE scores including top colleges like IIM Ahmedabad , IIM Bangalore , and IIT Chennai along with NIILM Centre for Management studies , TAPMI Manipal and Amrita School of Business and...

Students aspiring to study abroad favor Delhi University's FYUP

The controversial four-year-undergraduate program (FYUP) of the Delhi University (DU) is all set to make way for the restoration of the three-year pattern for undergraduate (UG) courses, amid a lot of protests from student and teacher bodies. However, a section of students who are aspiring to pursue their higher studies overseas have lent their support to the FYUP. It is especially true for students who are planning to go to the United States (US) for higher education. According to the students, they need to acquire four years of UG education after the Class XII level to take the ...

More graduate and business schools accept GRE scores for admission

An increased number of graduate and business schools (B-schools) from across the world have started accepting Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to grant admission to students. More schools from countries such as United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Switzerland, France, Korea, Mexico, China, Brazil and Taiwan have joined the GRE bandwagon. In fact, currently GRE scores are being accepted by several thousand graduate schools and over 1,000 B-schools across the world. A country-wise list of names of the schools that have recently started accepting GRE scores is provided below. ...

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