GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

kaplan-gmatThe Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills. The GMAT is used by graduate schools of business to assess the qualifications of applicants to graduate management programs. The GMAT is among the factors that will determine admission to business school. Admission committees may also consider information such as undergraduate point average, work or internship experience, an application essay describing your career goals and references.

The GMAT is designed to predict how well you will perform in the first year of a graduate management program. It is now CAT or computer-adaptive test which means that each time you answer a question, the computer adjusts to your responses when determining which question to present next. The computer will continue presenting questions based on your responses, with the goal of determining your ability level.
The GMAT consists of essay responses to two analytical writing questions (60 mins.), a verbal section (75 mins.), and a quantitative section (75 mins.). You will key in the answers to the two essay questions first, then proceed to the remaining sections – all-in-all approximately 4 hours.

GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

kaplan-greThe GRE is the Graduate Record Examination which is taken by prospective students who intend to pursue their Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a US or European university where the GRE is a requirement.
The computer-based GRE General Test is primarily a multiple-choice test that most graduate schools use for admission into their graduate programs is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
The basic make-up of the GRE are: Verbal (English), Quantitative (Mathematics), and Analytical Analysis (Logic), plus a fourth, unidentified section that will be either Verbal, Quantitative or Analytical, and is not counted toward your final score. In addition, there is a new GRE Writing Assessment Test that has been added as a separate, independent test beginning October 2002.

LSAT (Law School Admission Test)

kaplan-lsatThe Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is taken by candidates interested in entering law school in the United States. The LSAT consists of 5 sections (175 mins.) of multiple-choice questions and a 30 minute writing sample. A typical LSAT can last for more than 5 hours. The writing sample is always administered last and you will always receive a 10-15 mins. break between multiple choice sections three and four. The 5 sections of the LSAT are as follows: Logical Reasoning (70 mins), Reading Comprehension (35 mins.), Logic Games (35 mins.), Writing Sample (30 mins.) and an Experimental Section (35 mins.).

TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

kaplan-toeflTOEFL iBT stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It is a test designed to measure the English language ability of people who do not speak English as their first language and who plan to study at universities and work in the United States and in North America.
All questions on TOEFL iBT are multiple-choice questions with four answer choices. The test is divided into three sections, each with its own time limit. These sections are: Listening Comprehension (40-60 mins., 30-50 questions), Structure and Written Expression (15-20 mins., 20-25 questions) and Reading Comprehension (70-90 mins., 44-60 questions). It is now administered as a computer-adaptive test (CAT).

TOIEC (Test of English for International Communication)

kaplan-toeicThe TOIEC or the Test of English for International Communication is often used by businesses to measure the English proficiency of their employees, prospective employees and even some universities may require this for admission. All questions in the TOEIC will be multiple choice format from which you may have four choices. The test format: Section 1-Listening Comprehension is for 100 questions for 45 mins. and Section 2-Reading is for 100 questions for 70 mins.

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

kaplan-satThe SAT or Scholastic Aptitude Test is the national entrance examination for high school students planning to go to college in the USA. The SAT has a total seven sections with a perfect score of 1600 and is a 3 hour test: 3 Verbal sections (critical reading, analogies, sentence completions), 3 Math sections (regular math, quantitative comparisons, grid-ins) plus 1 Experimental section of either Math or Verbal which is not scored. 

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