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Study abroad: Which exam to give for which course

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"ielts vs toefl"Many students dream since their childhood want to study abroad. And why it should not be as everyone dreams of study well and want to be a successful person in life.

Not only this is a dream of many children and their parents, relatives of a promising child also wish that it would be good if the child would study abroad.

But many children do not know that they have to start preparation well in advance for study abroad, not in that particular year when they wish to go. Preparation to study abroad takes years. Especially, you have to prepare well, one year prior to go to study abroad.

First of all, candidates zeroed in on the course and then select a university and country. After that you need to find out which test does the university accept for granting admissions. Then the journey begins to prepare for that test.

So we will discuss which test is applicable for which course and which universities accept that test.

Because the native language of the country where we live is different from the language where we have to go, therefore almost all universities ask for a language test to be cleared by the prospective candidates.

Followings are the language tests which are to be cleared by the candidates

1) IELTS: International English Language Testing System

IELTS exam is the preferred exam for getting admission to universities in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. IELTS Score is valid for two years.

2) TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
TOEFL exam is the preferred exam for universities in the US and Canada, while it is not accepted at many colleges in UK. TOEFL scores are also valid for two years.


3) PTE: Pearson Test of English
The PTE is accepted by thousands of institutions in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD. The scores of the PTE Academic exam are valid for a period of two years.


List of Standardised Exams/ Tests to be cleared for Study Abroad

Courses/Programs Test Name Country
Undergraduate SAT or ACT US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
Medical MCAT US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
Law LSAT US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
MBA GMAT or GRE US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
MS GRE US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
Certificate
and Diploma
TOEFL, IELTS or PTE US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

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