IELTS i.e. International English Language Testing System is a standardized English proficiency test. It assesses English Language skills in the areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking. It is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP- Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL EXAMINATIONS.

IELTS has two types of modules - Academic and General Training. Academic Module is required to be given by students who plan to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels. While, General Training Module is generally a prerequisite for the people who either want to pursue vocational studies or plan to immigrate.

TEST FORMAT

The following sections compose the IELTS™ test:

Sections Questions Time
Listening 40 questions 40 minutes

Reading

  • Academic Module
  • General Module
  • 3 passages ( 40 questions)
  • 3 sections (40 questions)
  • 60 minutes
  • 60 minutes

Writing

  • Academic Module
  • General Module
  • 2 tasks (Diagram Prompt/Argument Prompt)
  • 2 tasks (Letter Prompt/Essay Prompt)
  • 60 minutes
  • 60 minutes
Speaking 3 parts 11 – 15 minutes

A BRIEF ON EACH SECTION

  • Listening: It has 4 sections and 40 questions in all. It lasts for 40 minutes including the time one gets for transferring the answers to the main answer sheet.
  • Reading : Reading has 3 passages, 40 questions in all. Candidates are given only 1 hour to complete reading, which means that time management is very important. One must give 20 minutes per passage.
  • Writing : Academic Module
    • It has 2 writing tasks. Task 1 is primarily Report writing (explaining diagrams and charts). Essay on task 1 must not be less than 150 words. Students are advised to spend 20 minutes on this task. Task 2 is Argumentative essay. Essay on task 2 must not be less than 250 words. Students are advised to spend 40 minutes on the same. In all, time allotted for writing is 1 hour.
    • General Training Module
    • It also has 2 writing tasks. Task1 presents a Letter Prompt (formal or informal). Students must write at least 150 words for the same. Task2 is same as that of Academic Module.
  • Speaking : Speaking has 3 parts and lasts for 11-14 minutes. It is done on one-to-one basis with the student.
  • Part1: Examiner asks general questions to the student, which relates to his/her work, studies, hobbies etc. This part lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.
  • Part2: The candidate is given a topic to speak, which is printed on a task card. Students have to speak for 1 minute at least and are given one minute to think and write down some points. This part lasts between 3 and 4 minutes.
  • Part3: It's a two way discussion with the examiner (questions mostly related to part 2 topic will be asked).The discussion lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.

SCORING

IELTS is graded on a scale of 0 – 9, known as Band Scale. Generally, a score of at least 6 bands for UG & 6.5 bands for PG is required in each section. The result is available in 15 working days.

MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS

   

Score Validity

2 years

Official Website

www.ielts.org

Registration Mode

Telephone / Mail/ Online

Rescheduling Fee

` 2300

Mode of payment

Demand Draft/Credit card / Cash

Test Administration Frequency

: 3-4 times a month

Test Fee

9900/-

Test Repetition Policy

Next available date

Score Reporting time

approximately 15 days

Extra Score Reporting Fee

` 1250 for courier, ` 250 for registered post.

Nature of Test

Paper Based Test

   

 

TOEFL TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized English proficiency test that assesses English Language skills in the areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Candidates desirous of pursuing further studies at undergraduate or graduate levels are required to take TOEFL to demonstrate their English proficiency and this test is offered 30-40 times a year.

TEST FORMAT

TOEFL has 4 sections, which are Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

Section

Questions

Time

Tasks

Reading

36–56 questions

60–80 minutes

Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.

Listening

34–51 questions

60–90 minutes

Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.

Break

-

10 minutes

-

Speaking

6 tasks

20 minutes

Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.

Writing

2 tasks

50 minutes

Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

SCORES

Overall score is a mark out of 90. The good score of 65 which is a good indication of your English language ability in real-life academic situations:

MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS

     

Score Validity

:

2 years

Official Website

:

www.pearsonpte.com

Registration Mode

:

Online 

Rescheduling Fee

: 25% of the test fees

Mode of payment

:

Credit card / PTE Voucher (cash)

Test Administration Frequency

:

On fixed date

Test Fee

:

9350/-

Test Repetition policy

:

Next available date

Score Reporting time :

approximately 5 days

Extra Score Reporting Fee

:

No fee

Nature of test

:

Computer based test

     

Teaching methodology for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE

For listening, we play audios and students answer the questions. The times are strictly followed so that the students get the first hand experience of examination environment. The answers are discussed towards the end of the test and strategies are provided that help students score better in listening. For Reading, the trainers provide the details about various question types, approach and reasoning for answering the same and give sufficient practice to master the reading skill. Discussion is an integral part of reading sessions. With regards to Writing, strategies are discussed and the students are guided on how to improve their writing skills. Faculties make students practice writing in the class and accordingly the scores are given. Speaking is done one on one with the students as per test format. The questions are asked and the answers are discussed. The scoring is done and guidelines are given to improve the scores.

Salient features of training for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE (few features apply to individual training courses)

Teaching pedagogy involving a very strong focus on building language reasoning skills in all the areas of IELTS/TOEFL/PTE , guiding students with approach towards different types of questions, and giving sufficient practice.

30 hrs of comprehensive classroom training for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE

Small Batch Sizes (Maximum 8 students per batch)

Personalized attention

20 full length paper-based tests for IELTS

7 full length Computer Based Tests for TOEFL

3 full length Computer-based tests for PTE

Sufficient number of section based tests

Experienced, empathetic and professional teachers

IELTS - British Council Platinum Partners

Well stocked library (Kaplan / Cambridge/ Delta publications available for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE)

Facility of home issuance of books

Flexibility of 5 locations around Mumbai

Availability of weekdays and weekend batches

Fast Track Mode for students wanting to complete quickly

Availability of early morning and late evening batches at all the locations keeping in mind the needs of the working people and the needs of students of various educational streams

Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

Cambridge IELTS 8 issued as courseware for IELTS

Barron's TOEFL issued as course ware for TOEFL

Pearson's PTE Official Guide issued as courseware for PTE

Comprehensive, economical and rigorous

Training Fee:  __________________ (all inclusive) TOEFL / IELTS / PTE FOR Normal Mode (3-4 Wks completion time)

__________________ (all inclusive) TOEFL / IELTS / PTE FOR Fast Track Mode (10-15 Days completion time)

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GRE GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION

GRE ™or Graduate Record Examination is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates desirous of taking admission to graduate programs primarily in the areas of engineering and sciences at education institutions in USA. The GRE ™ is designed to help graduate schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in technical fields. GRE ™ scores are used by more than 3,000 graduate programs throughout the world

TEST FORMAT

The following sections compose the GRE test:

Sections

Questions

Time

Analytical Writing

2

60 mins

• Analyze an issue

1

30 mins

• Analyze an argument

1

30 mins

Quantitative Reasoning (2 sections)

approximately 20 questions each section

35 mins each section

Verbal Reasoning (2 sections)

approximately 20 questions each section

30 mins each section

Unscored (Experimental)

Varies

Varies

Research

 

Varies

Total Duration

about 4 hours inclusive breaks and tutorial

A BRIEF ON EACH SECTION

The Analytical Writing Assessment section of the test measures your ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas through writing.

The Quantitative section of the GRE exam measures your ability to reason mathematically, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data. This section contains the following types of

questions:

   

• Problem Solving 

• Quantitative Comparison 

• Numeric Entry

The Verbal Reasoning section of the test measures your ability to understand and evaluate what you read and to recognize basic conventions of standard written English. The section contains the

following types of questions:

   

• Reading Comprehension

• Text Completion 

• Sentence Equivalence

SECTION-ADAPTIVE TEST FORMAT

The Revised GRE test is section adaptive test. Within the same section, the test progresses linearly. Depending on the responses given to all the questions of a particular section, the harder or easier section of the same type is chosen.

SCORING

Essays are scored on a scale of 0 – 6 in 0.5 increments.

Quantitative Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 130 – 170 in 1 point increment. Verbal Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 130 – 170 in 1 point increment. good score is 300 / 340

MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS

Score Validity

: 5 years

Registration Mode

: Telephone / Mail/ Online / Fax

Mode of payment

: Demand Draft/Credit card

Test Fee

: $ 195

Score Reporting time

approximately 2 Weeks

Nature of Test

Computer based Test.

Extra Score Reporting Fee

$ 25

Test Administration Frequency  Daily

 Daily

Official Website

www.gre.org

Test Repetition policy

Once calender month.

Rescheduling Fee

$ 50

 

maximum 5 times a calendar year

GMAT GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSIONS TEST

GMAT™or Graduate Management Admission Test is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates desirous of taking admission to graduate management programs at management education institutions throughout the world. The GMAT™ is designed to help graduate schools of business assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. GMAT™ scores are used by more than 3,000 graduate management programs throughout the world & is also accepted by selected Indian B-Schools.

Test Content

The GMAT™ test measures general verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills that are developed over a long period of time and are associated with academic success in the core courses of graduate management programs. From June 5th, 2012, GMAT now has a new section called Integrated Reasoning in place of 'Analysis of an issue' Essay topic. The GMAT™ examination does not presuppose any specific knowledge of business or of other specific content areas, nor does it measure achievement in any particular subject area.

TEST FORMAT

The following sections will compose the Next Generation GMAT™ test:

Sections

Questions

Time

Analytical Writing Assessment (Analysis of an Argument)

1

30 mins

Integrated Reasoning

12

30 mins

Optional Break

   

Quantitative

37

75 mins

Optional Break

   

Verbal

41

75 mins

Total Duration

about 4 hours inclusive breaks and tutorial

A BRIEF ON EACH SECTION
The Analytical Writing Assessment section of the test measures your ability to think critically and
communicate complex ideas through writing. The Analysis of an Argument task tests your ability to
formulate an appropriate and constructive critique of a specific conclusion based on a specific line of
thinking.
Integrated Reasoning section will assess the data analysis skill of a candidate. It will consist of four
types of questions:
• Graph analysis • Table analysis • Two way analysis • Multi source analysis
The Quantitative section of the GMAT™ exam measures your ability to reason mathematically, solve
quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data. This section contains the following types of
questions:
• Problem Solving •Data Sufficiency
The Verbal section of the test measures your ability to understand and evaluate what you read and to
recognize basic conventions of standard written English. The section contains the following types of
questions:
• Reading Comprehension (Reading and comprehending the given text, and answering the questions
based on the same)
• Critical Reasoning (Reasoning and evaluating arguments)

COMPUTER-ADAPTIVE FORMAT
In a computer-adaptive test, questions are chosen from a very large pool of test
questions categorized by content and difficulty and presented one at a time. The
test is constantly targeting your individual ability level. In each section, your
answer for each question will determine the level of your next question.
Consequently, you must enter an answer for each question and you may not go
back to make changes. If you answer a question incorrectly by mistake or
correctly by lucky guess, your answers to subsequent questions will lead you
back to questions that are at the appropriate level of difficulty for you.

SCORING
Essays are scored on a scale of 0 – 6 in 0.5 increments.
Integrated Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 1 – 8 in 1 point increment.
Quantitative section is scored on a scale of 0 – 60 in 1 point increment.
Verbal section is scored on a scale of 0 – 60 in 1 point increment.
Scaled scores of Quantitative and Verbal sections are added to create a score on
the scale of 200 – 800 in 10 points increment. 650+ is considered as a good
score.

MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS

Score reporting time

Approximately 2 weeks

Test Repetition policy :

Once a calendar month,

Score Validity

5 years

Extra Score Reporting Fee

$ 28

 

maximum 5 times a calendar year

Registration Mode

Telephone / Mail/ Online / Fax

Official Website

www.mba.com

Nature of test

Computer based test

 

Mode of payment

 Demand Draft/Credit card

Rescheduling Fee

$ 50

   

Test Fee

$ 250

Test Administration Frequency

Throughout the year

   

SAT SCHOLASTIC ASSESSMENT TEST

SAT or Scholastic Assessment Test is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates desirous of taking admission to undergraduate programs primarily in USA and Singapore. SAT scores are used by more than 4,000 undergraduate programs primarily in USA and Singapore.

SAT is conducted six times a year in India, in the months of October, November, December, January, May, and June. Barring January, the test is scheduled on first Saturday of these months. For January, it happens on the last Saturday.

TEST FORMAT

The following sections compose the SAT test:

Sections Questions Time

Writing (3 sections)

 

60 mins (25 + 25 + 10)

• Essay

1

25 mins

• Grammar (2 section)

49 questions spread over two sections

35 mins (25 + 10)

Quantitative Reasoning (3 sections)

54 questions spread over three sections (20 + 18 + 16=54)

70 mins (25 + 25 + 20)

Critical Reading (3 sections)

67 questions spread over three sections (24 + 24 + 19=67)

70 mins (25 + 25 + 20)

Experimental Section

varies

25 minutes

Total Duration

about 4 hours inclusive breaks

 

A BRIEF ON EACH SECTION

The Critical Reading section of the test measures your ability to understand and evaluate what you read and to recognize basic conventions of standard written English. The section contains the following types of questions:

• Reading Comprehension (48 questions) • Sentence Completion (19 questions)

The Quantitative section of the SAT™ exam measures your ability to reason mathematically, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data. This section contains the following types of questions:

• Problem Solving (44 questions) • Grid-in Questions (10 questions)

The Writing section of the test measures your ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas through writing as well as knowledge of grammar and conventions of standard written expression. The section contains following types of questions.

• Essay (1 topic)

• Grammar (49 questions)

MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS

Score Validity

5 years

Nature of Test

Paper based Test

Rescheduling Fee

$ 26

Registration Mode

Telephone / Mail/ Online / Fax

Score Reporting time

approximately 17 Days

Test Administration Frequency :

6 time a year

Mode of payment

Demand Draft/Credit card

Extra Score Reporting Fee

$ 11.5

Test Repetition policy

No restrictions

Test Fee

$ 105

Official Website

www.collegeboard.org

   

 

Teaching Pedagogy for GMAT

For Quantitative part, every session begins with concept-teaching of a particular topic. After explaining concepts, our teachers solve problems of different types to show how application of concept happens. Then students are given about 25 questions of Problem Solving (PS) and data Sufficiency (DS) types to solve in the class. As the students solve the questions, our teachers remain in class to guide them if they face any difficulty. Then home assignment is given consisting of an approximately same number of questions. Towards the end of the session, time is devoted to take difficulties of previous home assignment.

Integrated Reasoning section of GMAT very strongly tests data analysis skill of students. As this is the new type of question in GMAT, students are made to practice a large number of questions from new edition of official guide.

Verbal sessions start with a detailed introduction of every question type i.e. Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning and Sentence Correction. Further on, exercises are assigned from Official Guide for GMAT 13th edition. We make students practice one question type at a time, so that students develop expertise and confidence. After completion of individual exercises, the detailed discussion is taken in which our faculties try to understand the reasoning and approach followed by the student(s). If a student is found to be not following the right approach, our teachers guide them.

During essay sessions of GMAT, topics are chosen from official pool and discussed with students. After discussion of ideas, guidelines are given for composition of essay.

Teaching Pedagogy for GRE

For Quantitative part, every session begins with concepts-teaching of a particular topic. After explaining concepts, our teachers solve problems of different types to show how application of concept happens. Then students are given about 25 questions of Problem Solving (PS), Quantitative Comparison (QC) and Numeric Entry (NE) types to solve in the class. As the students solve the questions, our teachers remain in class to guide them if they face any difficulty. Then home assignment is given consisting of an approximately same number of questions. Towards the end of the session, time is devoted to take difficulties of previous home assignment.

Verbal Reasoning sections of GRE have very strong focus on reasoning abilities and knowledge of words (vocabulary). Students practice exercises from official guide of GRE. Sufficient number of passages are assigned from the same book in order to develop reasoning skill and enhance vocabulary. At the same time various strategies are discussed with students to help them increase knowledge of words in an easier, efficient and time bound manner.

During essay sessions of GRE, topics are chosen from official pool and discussed with students. After discussion of ideas, guidelines are given for composition of essay.

Teaching Pedagogy for SAT

For Quantitative part, every session begins with concepts-teaching of a particular topic. After explaining concepts, our teachers solve problems of different types to show how application of concept happens. Then students are given about 25 questions of Problem Solving (PS) and Grid-in types to solve in the class. As the students solve the questions, our teachers remain in class to guide them if they face any difficulty. Then home assignment is given consisting of an approximately same number of questions. Towards the end of the session, time is devoted to take difficulties of previous home assignment.

Critical Reading sections of SAT have questions of Reading Comprehension and Sentence Completion. More than 2/3 rd of the questions in Critical Reading part of SAT are on Reading Comprehension. As the focus is very strong on reading abilities, our faculties devote a considerable amount of time helping students develop very strong reading skills by taking sufficient number of exercises from Barron's SAT book, considered to be the toughest in the market. After completing comprehension module of training, sentence completion module is taken. Questions are practiced from the same book and various strategies are provided to help students build vocabulary.

For Essay Writing part of SAT, topics are chosen from various standard sources, which very closely resemble the kind of topics that appear in SAT. For Grammar sub-section of SAT, students are taught basics of grammar and given the knowledge of frequently tested errors of the test. Questions are practiced from Barron's SAT book and answers are discussed explaining technicalities, approach and reasoning.

Salient features of training for GRE/GMAT/SAT (few features apply to individual training courses).

Teaching pedagogy involving a very strong focus on building fundamentals, guiding students with approach towards different types of questions, helping students build reasoning skills and giving sufficient practice.

100 hrs of comprehensive classroom teaching for GRE/GMAT/SAT

Small Batch Sizes (Maximum 8 students per batch)

Personalized attention

25 full length Computer Based Tests for GMAT

25 full length Computer Based Tests for GRE

30 full length paper-based tests for SAT

Sufficient number of section based tests for GRE/GMAT/SAT

Experienced, empathetic and professional teachers

Well stocked library (Kaplan / Princeton / Barron's / Nova / McGraw Hill publications for GRE/GMAT/SAT available)

Facility of home issuance of books

Flexibility of 5 locations around Mumbai

Availability of morning, afternoon and evening batches at all the locations keeping in mind the needs of students of various educational streams and the needs of working people

Availability of weekdays and weekend batches

Fast Track Mode for students wanting to complete quickly

GRE Official Guide issued as courseware for GRE

GMAT Official Guide issued as course ware for GMAT

SAT Study Guide issued as courseware for SAT

Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

Comprehensive, economical and rigorous

Training Fee:  ______________________ (all inclusive) for GRE/GMAT/SAT in Normal Track Mode (2 ½ - 3 months completion time)

Training Fee: ______________________ for Fast GRE/GMAT/SAT in Track Mode (1 ½ months completion time)

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