Earning a graduate degree can establish your skills and net you a promotion. It can boost your salary, too where the proof is in the paycheck: advanced degree holders earn double the amount of what four year graduates earn in a year.
The entrance exam is just the maiden step for a candidate in the pursuit of his or her foreign dreams. Through these exams, students can not only gain admission to some of the best schools in the world, but they can also prepare themselves academically and linguistically for the invigorating challenge that awaits them during their studies abroad. In addition to the higher level reasoning skills demonstrated by these entrance exams, schools also consider the student's knowledge base for admissions. Systematic planning, rigorous training and hard work are needed to crack these entrance tests.
It is all about the Details
For students who prefer to prepare on their own and do not need any personal or group tuition, must have credible sources and books to prepare. Several different exams for universities abroad like GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) for post graduate courses, GRE (Graduate Record Exam), TOFEL (Test of English as a foreign language) for US and UK universities, SAT (Scholastic Aptitude test) for Undergraduate courses require extensive preparation and personal discipline.
In short GMAT is a Computer-Adaptive standardized test in mathematics and the English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. In graduate programs and business schools, GRE scores are used to evaluate your readiness for graduate level work. The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study. TOFEL (Test of English as a foreign language) evaluates the ability of an individual to use and understand English in an academic setting. SAT (SAT Reasoning Test or SAT subjects Test or both) is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. There is no criterion of minimum marks, for appearing in the SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests, but several colleges need a good SAT score along with a good academic record. Some colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take.
Barron's books, published by New Age International (P) Limited are strongly recommended for SAT, GRE and TOEFL as they have exhaustive and rich content and inclusive of test papers as well as answers from previous years.
Most of these entrance exams test your proficiency of the English language. A list of 2500 to 3000 words and its synonyms should be thoroughly understood and memorized if one wants to crack these exams with flying colors. Mnemonics plays a huge role in preparation; this methodology is applied by using visual pictures and videos so that memorization of these words becomes more efficient. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is one such exam which tests your English skills.
Coaching institutions like IMS, Career launcher and TIME are reputed institutes equipped with well qualified teachers, coach aspirants in a refined manner. These institutes have vast resources which are particularly focused on the exams and are updated with the latest teaching methods. An example of these strategic courses would be the GMAT classroom program offered by T.I.M.E. It is comprehensive with 100 hours (52 Sessions) of classroom coaching that covers all the concepts and test taking techniques. With years of extensive experience, they have coached millions of students for various competitive examinations and developed deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of Indian graduates, which are very different from those of American students. They are equipped with a comprehensive Study Material which includes 43 online sectional practice tests and three full length computer based tests. Apart from this, students receive study material that comprehensively covers all the concepts and provides sufficient practice in all the test areas.
Stats and Figures
The world has become like a global village and with the phenomenon of globalization, even getting an education is just a stone's throw away. As per UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2012) the number of Indian students studying abroad has almost tripled from 51,000 in 1999 to over 153,000 in 2007 and stood at over 200,000 in 2010; making India the second nation after China among the world's largest countries for sending students abroad. The present state of the global economy, colleges and universities endorse the idea that a term overseas is an unparalleled chance for students to learn cross-cultural skills and pick up valuable credentials for the job market. With this in mind Indian students gear up to be eligible for better prospects at Universities abroad and hone on specific entrance exams to prove their eligibility. There are wide range of these exams varying from with institutions and universities to match the wide variety of courses offered. By mastering these tests, students can gain admission in foreign institutes of their choice.