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IELTS TRAINING

The IELTS is international English language testing systems, is designed to test the speaking , reading, listening and writing skills of individuals who are looking at studying or working in countries where English is the main language of instruction.IELTS is jointly owned by university of Cambridge, ESOL examination, British council.

More than 800 test centers around the world administer IELTS. Most test centers are run by the British Council, IELTS Australia, or universities and language schools

There are four sub-tests, or modules, to the IELTS test: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Students must sit all four sub-tests. While all students take the same Listening and Speaking tests, they sit different Reading and Writing tests, depending on whether they have selected the Academic Module or the General Training Module.

The IELTS test is for a duration of  2 hrs and 45 mts. The listening test consists of 4 sessions, played on a CD player, in order of increasing lasts for about 30 minutes. It consists of four sections, played on cassette tape, in order of increasing difficulty. Each section might be a dialogue or a monologue. The test is played only once and the the questions are to be answered while listening to the session on tape, The reading session lasts for 60 minutes. Students are given an Academic Reading test, or a General Training Reading test. Both tests consist of three sections, and in both tests the sections are in order of increasing difficulty. Writing also  lasts for 60 minutes. Again, students take either an Academic Module, or a General Training Module. Students must perform two writing tasks, both the task have a different type of writing, and no choice is given in the session ..  The speaking session consists of a one-to-one interview with a specially trained examiner. The interview is recorded and has three separate parts: An introduction and interview, then the student has to speak on a particular topic for 2 minutes, and then a two way discussion linked to the topic spoken. This interview will last for approximately 11-14 minutes.

The IELTS scores are graded on a band width, from 0 to 9, with 0.5 increment, and the IELTS is valid for 2 yrs.Generally universities expect a score around 6.5 , or 6, with no band width less than 6. The overall band width score is calculated by taking all the average of the individual scores,  for ex, if you get a 6.5 in listening, 6.5 in reading,  5 in writing and 7 in speaking, then the over all band width will be 6.5
IELTS is available on 48 fixed dates a year – up to four times a month on Thursdays and Saturdays, depending on local demand. The academic and the general training cost the same, less then 10,000  Rs, there has been a change with the cost structure , please check with the British council for further information. The test can be booked online or in the British council. If you postpone or cancel the test 5 weeks before the test , a refund is given plus the administrative charges, if the test is cancelled within 5 weeks, then the full fee will be charged.

The IELTS general is normally taken by students who are looking at migrating to a English speaking country , or looking for a job in an English speaking country , where as the academic test for people who are going abroad for higher education. Your Test Report Form will be available to you 13 calendar days after your test date. You will only receive one copy of your Test Report Form,

The IELTS  classes , in For Ed overseas, are conducted for a duration of 30 hrs, with 2 hrs duration per day, which can go up to 15 days to compete the classes.

TOEFL TRAINING

The test of English as foreign language or the TOEFL,  is most widely accepted English language test in the world, administered by the ETS, and recognized by more than 9000 colleges in more than 130 countries in the world

The TOEFL is an internet based test, testing you on your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and the TOEFL test is given on fixed dates, given more than 50 times a year. and the test takes more than 4 hrs t complete , you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment , and the cost of the test varies between 170$ to 250$ varies from country to country.

Once the test is completed, after a duration of 2 weeks , you will receive the scores, in separate sessions, with all the categories from 0 to 30 , with the total score of 120. It is mandatory in most of the universities that each band width cannot go lower than 20 per test, There is no passing or failing in the TOEFL scores, where , any score less than 70 is not accepted in most of the universities. TOEFL scores are valid for two years.

Scores of the TOEFL  test can be sent to 4 universities before the test, and  additional score reporting can be done after the test for a fee. The reading and the listening are scored by the computer,  the reading session has a academic texts and answering questions, the listening session has lectures , class room discussions and conversations.  The speaking session has ETS certified test scorers rate responses and evaluate how well you develop your topic and deliver your message in English and the writing session will test you on grammar, vocabulary, accuracy and completeness, which are tested by human raters or the e raters

The TOEFL IBT is administered through the internet, There are four sections (listening, reading, speaking and writing) which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete. During the test, the test taker has to perform more than one task at a time, as in, read listen and speak in response to a question, listen and speak in response to a question, read listen and write in response to a question. The reading session is for 60 to 80 minutes, you may have to read 3 or 4 paragraphs which is academic in nature, listening session is for 60 to 90 minutes, where , you have to listen to lectures, conversations or discussions , speaking session is for 20 mts , where you express an opinion on a topic or speak based on listening or reading a task, writing , 50 mts, write based on reading and listening task.
The TOEFL classes , in For Ed overseas, are conducted for a duration of 30 hrs, with 2 hrs duration per day, which can go up to 15 days to compete the classes.
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GRE TRAINING

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardizes test which is created and administered by the education testing services called the ETS, established in the year 1949 , which examines your analytical, quantities and verbal skills , and not related to any specific field of study.

GRE , the graduate record examination is taken by prospective students who are planning to pursue the masters  or MBA, doctoral degree take the GRE. Since applicants come from various educational and professional back ground, the GRE test results is the only tool  which commonly measures the candidates computing qualification.

While applying for admissions to the universities, GRE general test supplements your undergrad record, SOP and the recommendation letters.

The GRE general test is available in more than 1000 centers in more than 160 counties and in most of the countries the computer based test is available. The GRE test measures your verbal reasoning, quantities reasoning and your analytical writing. The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to understand what you read and how you apply your reasoning skills. The quantitative reasoning section checks on your ability to interpret and analyze quantitative information, and the analytical writing analyzes  on how you articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively and how you support idea with relevant reasons.

The GRE  test ensures fairness of the test throughout the world, the ETS has developed meticulous systems and checks to endure that the test meets the professional standards outlined by the American psychological associations and the national council of measurement in education.

The Fees for the GRE revised test is 195$ which is paid online in the ets.org , and the test scores are valid for 5 yrs. The test takers are allowed to submit their test scores to 4 universities on the day of the test. The students can also opt for not sending the scores, the GRE test scores can be sent to additional schools for a fee, and also have the option of sending the recent scores or the best scores in case of multiple tests taken. The total score of the GRE is 370 , out of which the quantitative  is 170 points  and the verbal is 170, being,  the minimum score being 130 with a 1 point increment, the analytical writing is a band width of 1 to 6 with a half point increment. The scores are valid for a period of 5 yrs, but the universities prefer the score at least 3 yrs fresh. The students are allowed to take the test any number of times, provided there are a gap of 30 days in-between the tests. ForEd Overseas a GRE Training Institutes in Chennai

The GRE test is booked online and it is administered in the pro metric centers, the total testing time for the computer-delivered test is around three hours and 45 minutes, plus short breaks. Once the test is done, Once your official scores are reported, you will receive an email from ETS indicating you can view your scores online.
The universities make the selection process based on the scores, the engineering programs require a better quantitative score, the top ranking schools like the MIT, University of Illinois Urbana champagne, Michigan Ann arbor requires a math score of anything above 165 , and the total scores to exceed 320.The analytical scores should be 3 and anything less than 3 is unacceptable. All engineering programs require the GRE score for their masters program, a min of at least 295 , varying from school to school. Most of the B schools also accept the GRE score instead of the GRE.

The GRE classes , in For Ed overseas , are offered by professional, who has a wide experience in teaching, most of them are professors of the college and they have taken the test a number of times and scored high scores. The classes are offered both during the week days and weekends, with 2 classes per week , with a duration of 2 hrs per class. The total number of classes for the GRE is 48 hrs, with 24 hrs for the math classes and 24 hrs for the verbal classes. The ETS official guide is offered as study material.

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GMAT TRAINING

The Graduate management admission test is a computer based test developed and administered by the graduate management admission council, taken by prospective gradates who intend doing their MBA. Most of business schools of the world expect their students to apply for their MBA with a GMAT score and a minimum years of relevant work experience. The GMAT does not measure business knowledge or skill, nor does it measure intelligence but , GMAT assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success.

The GMAT test is registered online , through mba.com , and the test fees is 250$,The duration of the test is 3 and half hours and it tests you on the analytical assessments, integrated reasoning ,  quantitative and verbal skills. The main topic of the GMAT test are data sufficiency and problem solving in math’s, critical reasoning and sentence correction in verbal apart from the others.

After you take the GMAT exam, you will receive five scores: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total. Total GMAT scores range from 200 to 800; Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60; scores below 9 and above 44 for the Verbal section and below 7 and above 50 for the Quantitative section are rare. The acceptance In the business schools depends not only on the GMAT score, but also the essays and the recommendation letters which you send to the university. Generally , the top schools in the world expect a score a score of anything above 700, since the admission to these schools are highly competitive.

The scores are received after approximately 20 days, you have an option of sending your scores to 5 universities son the day of the test , you also have the right to cancel the test on the day of the test. If the scores are not sent to any university on the day of the test, you have an option of sending additional scores for a fee. The scores are valid for a period of 5 yrs.

After previewing the unofficial GMAT score, a GMAT test taker has two minutes to decide whether to keep or cancel the GMAT score. If the score is cancelled, any future score report will still note that the test taker sat for the GMAT on a certain date. The score will be noted as a “C” and will remain on the score report for 5 years. A cancelled score can be retrieved within 60 days for a fee of $100. After 60 days a cancelled score is not retrievable
GMAT is the only official examination for all business schools admission in the world, many Indian schools also also accept the GMAT for their programs, for eg, ISB Hyderabad , IIM Ahmadabad School of Management, NMIMS, Mumbai , IIM, Bangalore , Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai , IIM, Calcutta etc
The GMAT classes , in For Ed overseas , are offered by professional, who has a wide experience in teaching, most of them are professors of the college and they have taken the test a number of times and scored high scores. The classes are offered both during the week days and weekends, with 2 classes per week , with a duration of 2 hrs per class. The total number of classes for the GRE is 48 hrs, with 24 hrs for the math classes and 24 hrs for the verbal classes. The MBA.com official guide is offered as study material.
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SAT TRAINING

SAT is a program of the College Board, a non profit membership association, to which more than 5900 schools, colleges and universities belong. The SAT is the only admission test which is used by all colleges for admission, mostly in the United States, and apart from SAT, the academic records and involvement in the school activities, the essays, recommendation letter are all considered for admission.

The SAT is a globally recognized test, which testes you on your knowledge of reading , writing and maths, , most of the students take up the test when they are in their 12th , and SAT is the 1st step taken by the students to start the admission process to colleges, the sat does not test you on the logic or reasoning, but , on subjects that you learn in the school, like the critical reading, which tests you on reading passages and sentence completion, test on writing, which includes identifying errors and improving grammar and usage , also tests you on mathematics which includes the algebra, arithmetic, statistics and geometry.

The total score of the SAT test is 2400, where, the critical reading, mathematics and writing will be scored on 200 to 800 , and the student also gets 2 sub scores on the writing session , a multiple choice score from 20 to 80 and an essay score from 2 to 12. Finally , all the raw scores obtained are converted to the actual score  of max 2400, called the scaled score. The SAT test is made of 10 sections, with a 25 mts essay session, six 25 mts session on math’s, critical reading and writing, two 20 mts session on the same, and a 10 mts multiple choice writing session , the total duration of the test is 3 hrs and 45 mts

Mostly students take the test once or twice, taking it more number of times does not alter the score to a great extend. The SAT is offered 7 times per year in the US and 6 times internationally, in the months of Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, mar, May and jun, the total cost of the test will be 90$, and the college board charges an additional fee for reporting the scores to the colleges.

Generally the SAT general test is accepted in almost all universities in the USA, but some colleges also expect you submit the subject scores in case of choosing any specialized programs, or in case of an admission to the pre meds, or in case of prestigious schools like the IV leagues ,or high ranking schools like the MIT or Stanford etc. the subject test, though not a mandatory requirement, it is recommended by most if the top ranking prestigious schools in the USA. A few subject tests are history, maths , biology, chemistry , physics, literature, languages etc. The duration of per subject test is 1 hr per test.
The top schools in the USA, like the MIT , Michigan Ann arbor, etc , and the iv leagues like the Princeton, Brown or yale, etc, expect a score of 2000 and above in the SAT test, they also recommend students to take up the subject test, since admission to these schools are highly competitive. Scores are not the only criteria for admission, a high academic GPA, with a good essay highlighting all the extra and co –curricular activities, with good recommendation letters is required for admission in these prestigious schools
The SAT classes , in For Ed overseas , are offered by professional, who has a wide experience in teaching, most of them are professors of the college and they have taken the test a number of times and scored high scores. The classes are offered both during the week days and weekends, with 2 classes per week , with a duration of 2 hrs per class. The total number of classes for the SAT is 48 hrs, with 24 hrs for the math classes and 24 hrs for the verbal classes. The college board official guide is offered as study material.
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