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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...

BITS Hyderabad campus to enroll foreign students from next year

Starting next year, the Hyderabad campus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (BITS Pilani) will also grant admission to foreign students for all courses, as per reports. However, the intake capacity will remain 50 in the initial year. This will be the first time that any BITS campus will admit foreign students. The foreign students can gain entry into a dozen-plus undergraduate (UG) programs of the Hyderabad campus from August next year. At a later stage, the BITS campuses of Pilani and Goa will also enroll foreign students. According to officials of BITS Pilani...

Understanding the Advanced Placement Program

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a rigorous academic program that gives motivated students the opportunity to pursue university-level studies while still in high school. AP courses and exams help students stand out in the college admissions process, earn college credit and/or advanced placement, and build skills that are essential for success in college and beyond. Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (on a 5 point scale), typically experience greater overall academic success in college. Indian students thinking of heading to US,...

The Redesigned SAT

The world’s most well-known undergraduate college admission test, the SAT, is changing. When students open their SAT test books in spring 2016, they’ll encounter a Redesigned SAT. The redesigned SAT aims to be more relevant in changing times. While continuing to be valid and predictive, it will become more focused, useful, clear, and open than ever before. Each change in the redesigned SAT focuses on the knowledge and skills that are most essential for college readiness and success. Key Changes in the SAT The SAT has been redesigned to focus on fewer things, that...

Top-ranked US colleges according to SAT scores

The globally recognized college admission test - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) , which tests students' knowledge of reading, writing and mathematics, is used by a majority of the colleges and universities in the United States (US) to grant admission to students. An account of the top ten ranked colleges of the US according to the SAT scores is given below, to help prospective students in choosing a suitable college for higher studies. Moreover, other than being a main yardstick for top-notch colleges, many leading US-based firms consider SAT scores of the candidates who are seeking...

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...

SAT October 2014 Exam Dates

The College Board, headquartered in New York, USA  has announced the exam dates for  Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 2014) , which will be conducted in October 2014. The SAT October will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014. SAT October is developed and published by the College Board, but it is formally conducted by their long-term testing partner, ETS (Educational Testing Service). The SAT is a standardized university admission test that is a critical component of the process for seeking admission to undergraduate programs in US universities and other universities across the...

The PSAT and How It Can Help High School Students

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), organized by the College Board, is a comprehensive standardized assessment administered at schools on fixed dates each October that helps prepare students for the SAT. The PSAT is an important step in a student’s path to university success. It assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem-solving skills in three areas: Critical Reading, Math and Writing. Given the nature of the PSAT and topics covered in the test, it is obviously very helpful for those who plan to take the SAT, but it can...

Revised SAT not to test students on difficult or unclear words

The revised format of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is expected to do away with difficult or unclear words to test students, as per the sample questions of SAT released by the New York based College Board , which administers the examination. The draft test specifications were published on the website of the College Board on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 , to give an idea to the students on the changes in the SAT format. A majority of the colleges and universities in the United States (US) need American College Testing (ACT) or SAT examination scores to grant admission to...

Indian students to benefit from the new SAT structure

The latest development from College Board on overhauling the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will likely benefit Indian students who are willing to go American universities . It was reported earlier that the SAT test that students must take to apply to most U.S. colleges will change its rules starting in early 2016. According to reports, the major changes scheduled to be introduced are cutting out the obscure vocabulary words and mandatory essays. The standardized test will return to the 1600-point SAT grading scale used in the past, and discard a 2400-point scale launched in 2005....

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