Minglebox Education News - sat-exam http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Sun, 25 Feb 2018 09:54:47 GMT Sun, 25 Feb 2018 09:54:47 GMT http://www.minglebox.com/rss Minglebox Feed Generator contact@minglebox.com contact@minglebox.com 5 Minglebox Education News 142 18 http://www.minglebox.com/news http://www.minglebox.com/images/global/logo-of-minglebox.gif <![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:06:19 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83571cf52a01571e1388a40b77
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:08:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a6febee014a710a153813c9
<![CDATA[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,..

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:09:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a4d90e8014a51b79d6b42c6
<![CDATA[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..

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:04:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a01488d2794465dbf
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:09:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847b5fb790147c41dc86c355f
<![CDATA[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..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:48:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847a66fb30147a9dcc16128f0
<![CDATA[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..

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:31:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844764349601476823f1f05f9a
<![CDATA[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..

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:03:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa473d79e201473e6936281dfb
<![CDATA[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..

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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:56:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83457344f2014578fc8d60460a
<![CDATA[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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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:09:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44929b1f01449b5fe09e1d71
<![CDATA[SAT exam to be overhauled by 2016 says US College Board ]]> This could be really good news for many young students who are planning to take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) for admission into US colleges from 2016. According to reports, the creators of the US college entrance examination SAT have announced an overhaul of the test, eliminating mandatory essays, ending penalty for guessing wrong and cutting obscure vocabulary words. Most US colleges require an SAT or ACT exam score for admission. The reports have stated that the College Board which produces SAT, the Scholastic Assessment Test has made the announcement. The redesigned SAT,..

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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:02:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4492034101449633752a7c38
<![CDATA[SAT January 2014 Exam Dates ]]> College Board of US has announced the exam dates for Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT January 2014) , which will be held in January 2014. The SAT January exam will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 and Saturday, January 25, 2014. (Tentative) SAT exam is conducted, developed and published by College Board of US but it is formally conducted, developed and published by ETS (Educational Testing Service) for seeking admission to undergraduate programs in US universities for the academic session 2014. Eligibility Criteria for SAT January 2014: Anyone who has completed..

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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:46:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8441da4ec80141dad65acd0c07
<![CDATA[Qualifying examinations for higher education in United States at a glance]]> Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) : SAT is an undergraduate (UG) examination, required for admissions to a majority of colleges and universities in the United States of America (USA), as well as to certain colleges in Canada and Singapore. It consists of critical reading, writing and mathematics. The maximum score for SAT is 2400. The examination consists of a different writing section on 12. The fees required are US$105. SAT can be taken by a student multiple times and they can send their best scores. SAT subject tests are required by few universities under Ivy League as well as other..

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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:26:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834108c47201410c8f34ea2e7a
<![CDATA[JEE Vs SAT]]> JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) and SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) exams are now almost competing against each other. While JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) is a pan-India engineering entrance exam for acquiring a seat in one of the most prestigious institutions in India such as IITs; SAT is an assessment test conducted to determine admission to universities in the US and other countries across the world. As per the latest trend, maximum engineering aspirants are now moving towards SAT exam as competition for national level entrance tests has become very high.    About 14 lakh..

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Wed, 05 Jun 2013 06:24:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe853f0a6bfa013f130235f472a5
<![CDATA[AICTE to introduce exam similar to SAT for attracting more foreign students]]> Government of India is keen to position India as a global destination for higher education. As a result, government is planning to attract foreign students to technical institutions of India by introducing an exam similar to SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test). AICTE (The All India Council for Technical Education) is the regulatory authority for technical education in India, which is all set to introduce this test before the next academic session of July-August. It is predicted that several purposes may be served through the move of attracting more foreign students to India. Moreover,..

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Fri, 03 May 2013 09:19:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833e65d957013e69b09a773024
<![CDATA[Tips for Cracking the Upcoming SAT on May 4, 2013]]> Countdown  3 – 2 – 1 weeks to go! The Scholastic Aptitude Test ( SAT ) is a globally recognized college admission test for undergraduates. This test lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math - subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions. This year, SAT 2013 will be held on May 4 and June 1, 2013. ..

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Tue, 02 Apr 2013 07:55:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3db17714013dc9be17386cf0
<![CDATA[Going beyond the GMAT/ GRE and SAT – a high score just isn't enough!]]> It was a warm Tuesday afternoon and Rahul couldn’t be happier. He had scored a 750 on the GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) a prerequisite to apply to most B-schools across the world. With a 96 percentile score, he was sure nothing could stand between him and his ‘dream’ school. On the same warm Tuesday afternoon, Gaurav couldn’t be more dejected. He had scored a 640 on the GMAT. He was sure that nothing he could do would get him into his ‘dream’ school now. I have met several Rahul’s and Gaurav’s, and they have one thing in..

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 07:03:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843d8d438c013d90e9279f5d96
<![CDATA[Common Application 2013 Changes - Decoded]]> The  Common Application  (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that allows applicants to apply to nearly 500 member universities  in the United States and various other countries. The common app in addition to grades, teacher evaluations, extra-curricular achievements has an integral component for college evaluation – the essays . 2013 witnesses significant revision in the essay component. Changes in common application 2013 the short essay of 1000 characters is no longer..

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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:33:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3d696c27013d6dd382bf4a01
<![CDATA[SAT January 2013 Exam Results are declared]]> Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) January 2013 Results were declared on Thursday, February 14, 2013 by College Board. Candidates, who had appeared for the exam, can check their Results on the official website of College Board . Check here for more updates on  SAT 2013 . SAT Exam 2013: SAT was conducted on Sunday, January 26, 2013 . SAT is a globally recognized college admission test for undergraduates. This test lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math - subjects that are..

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Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:04:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffe853cde3e30013cebb0b0c31021
<![CDATA[Studying in USA becomes easier now]]> The College Board, the organization that conducts the SAT exams in India, has announced that it will be setting up a College Board India Advisory Council, making it easier for students who are planning to pursue their UG studies in the US and other locations abroad. As per the International Education’s (IIE) report, 13,000 students from Indian were enrolled in universities across the US in 2011-2012. As per a source from the College Board, more and more students from India are interested in pursuing their undergraduate studies abroad. Consequently, a greater number of universities..

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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:39:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac3c6bad25013c71b7e0942e8d
<![CDATA[Bangalore boy tops SAT with 100% marks]]> Nischal Nadhamuni of Bangalore has topped SAT (earlier Scholastic Aptitude Test but now an empty acronym) scoring 100% marks this year. This was Nischal’s first attempt and with cent percent marks, he has registered his name in the list of few candidates across the world who have scored 100% marks in SAT. SAT scores are used by most of the colleges in US for admissions. The test is meant to evaluate if a candidate is ready to enroll in a college or not. The duration of the test is 4-hour and comprises of 3 parts – critical reading, mathematics and writing.  The total..

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Mon, 26 Nov 2012 05:09:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe853b2d967e013b3b1e58c871e4
<![CDATA[6 misconceptions about standardized tests]]> Standardized or competitive tests are tough nuts to crack. Therefore a lot of students have wrong perceptions about the tests and it is important to get your facts right before you appear for one. Here are a few common myths that most students believe in but must avoid: Standardized tests similar to IQ tests Standardized tests are not IQ tests. They are conducted to test your aptitude and therefore are not knowledge based tests. You must therefore have a clear view of these exams and have a positive attitude about pioneering them. That is the first step. Appear for both tests ..

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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:19:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffead39c537850139d3bd6d363ca5
<![CDATA[6 methods to prepare for the new SAT]]> Gaining admission in a college requires three major elements, namely- personal record, academic record and your SAT score. Preparing for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) can be frustrating. Here are a few tips on how you can tackle the SAT blues with ease: Start early and prepare a calendar Starting early preparation for any kind of competitive exam is a wise thing to do. Starting early will help you get more time to find your strengths and weaknesses and rectify your shortcomings. Set a calendar for yourself by plotting a weekly schedule on how you can go about the SAT..

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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:12:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffead39c537850139d3b6faec352e