HIGHER         STUDIES      TECH          MGMT                    CAT GMATGRE   GATE TANCET
GRE
GRE TestThe Graduate Record Examination is aStandardized test that measures verbal,mathematical and analytical skills. It ...
The GRE Program        Conducted by educational testing service(ETS).      ETS sets the questions, conducts the test, and...
When is the GRE Test held?   All-round-the-year   five-days-a-week   Registering at least 15 days in advance is mandato...
Eligibility   No restrictions based on age.   The test scores are valid for 5 years,    i.e., most universities accept s...
How to Apply?   Visit Prometric Centres.   Registering Online: www.gre.org.
GRE General Test Overview   Verbal Reasoning   Quantitative Reasoning   Analytical Writing
Verbal Section   Antonyms    Analogies    Sentence Completions    Reading Comprehension 
Quantitative Section   Arithmetic Questions    Algebra Questions    Geometry Questions        No Construction of Proof...
Analytical Writing Tasks    Present Your Views on an Issue (45 minutes,    choice of 2 topics)   Analyze an Argument (30...
GRE SCORE PATTERN   VERBAL               800   QUANTITATIVE 800           ------------------------------           TOTAL...
GRE Exam Fee   Test fees for GRE Test may vary according to the    country   In India, this fee is US $140 (approx Rs. 7...
THE GRE PREPTest Preparation Materials are available at   the GRE Website:     http://gre.org       Download softwares, ...
Semesters    Top US universities offer two main semester intakes:    Fall Semester (September/October):     This is the m...
Application Requirements   Academic Records    Standardized Tests    Work Experience Details    Letters of Recommendat...
Financial Aid & Scholarships   University Funding/Scholarships   Loans from U.S. Banks   Aid from Other Sources   Loan...
Postgraduate Aid   Tuition Waiver   Scholarship / Fellowship   Assistantship
Who Should Apply?   Good Academic scores   Decent scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS)   Increase opportunities for a teach...
GATE- Graduate Aptitude Test in       Engineering
INTRO An all-India examination for PG in  engineering Conducted in 8 zones across the  country Conducted by the GATE co...
8 Zones Zone   1   –   IIS, Bangalore Zone   2   –   IIT, Bombay Zone   3   –   IIT, Delhi Zone   4   –   IIT, Guwahat...
Why GATE? M.E/ M.Tech Specialize and further your interest  in a specific area that may lead to  PhD Faculty in Educati...
EXAM PATTERN Single paper for 100 marks 3 hrs 60 objective questions Only one correct choice Negative marking
Type of questions Recall Comprehension Application Analysis & Synthesis
Mark distribution 20 * 1                          1/3 30 * 2                          2/3 6 * 2  Common data Q1, Q2    ...
Syllabi   Engineering Mathematics    • Probability – Permutation & Combination –      Algebra – Set theroy – Numerical Me...
DATES Information brochure - Sep last week – Nov 1st week Application submission - Nov 1 st week Exam - 2nd Sunday of F...
TANCET• Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test• Self-financing professional, arts and science  colleges• M.Tech/ M.E./ MBA/ MCA/ ...
DATES• Application forms: Last week of March• Submission: Last week of April• Exam: Last week of May
MBA• Eligibility   – Any Bachelor’s degree• Exam Pattern   –   2 hours   –   100 objective type questions   –   1mark each...
Areas covered•   Data Interpretation/ Data sufficiency•   Comprehension•   Mathematics (+2 and Graduation level)•   Englis...
M.Tech/ M.E./ M.Arch/ M.Plan• 2 hours duration• 3 parts   – Engineering Mathematics      • 30 objective type questions   –...
CAT- Common Admission Test
Eligibility Any Bachelor’s degree Final year students can also apply                 (should submit the required mark sh...
DURATION & PATTERN 2 hrs and 30 mins   (includes initial 15 min tutorial) No Breaks 60 Questions & 3 sections         (...
DATES Applications  –   August last week to September last week  –   2010* Aug 30 to Sep 27 Exam dates  –   Oct last wee...
SELECTION PROCESS Sectional cut-off Percentile Group Discussion Interview
GMAT
GMAT – Graduate Management          Admission Test          For Graduate schools of business     Standardized test that me...
GMAT Program Master of Business Administration (MBA) program requires  GMAT Conducted by Educational Testing Service (ET...
When and Where?  All   major Cities  Visit   www.GMAC.com for testing centers  All-round-the-year  five-days-a-week  ...
How to register for the GMAT  Visit   www.GMAC.com  The   fee is currently $200(USD)  Try   to register as early as of ...
GMAT Format
Test Scores  Out   of 800, 700+ is a decent score to get admit in top    universities.  Dedication   is the key factor.
General Tips!   The first questions are weighted more heavily    than the rest   It’s not the number of questions you ge...
 Concentrate    on getting a series of questions in a row  correct Answer     as many questions as possible If   you ar...
After Exam Either you can apply by your own or you can approach consultancies for short listing the universities. Use   ...
Study Strategies   Buy a book!   Treat it like a class     Commit   to specified study time(s)   Test yourself realist...
ENGLISH   PROFICIENCYTOEFL        IELTS
TOEFL
ALL ABOUT TOEFL TEST• The Test of English as a Foreign  Language (TOEFL) is a standardized  test designed to measure the a...
WHY TOEFL?Additionally, institutions such as governmentagencies, licensing bodies, businesses, orscholarship programs may ...
WHAT COMPRISES THE TOEFL              EXAM?•      4 hour test•      Consists of the following four    sections,         – ...
• 3–5 passages, each approximately  700 words in length and questions  about the passages. The passages  are on academic t...
• 6 passages -> Each 3–5 minutes in  length and questions about the  passages. These passages include 2  student conversat...
• 6 tasks       • 2 independent tasks       • 4 integrated tasks.•    In the 2 independent tasks, test takers answer    op...
– 1 integrated task        – 1 independent task.• In the integrated task, test takers  read a passage on an academic topic...
Task              Description                    Approx. timeREADING     3–5 passages, each containing 12–14    60–100 min...
• TOEFL provides five scores: four  sections scores for Reading, Listening,  Writing, and Speaking and a total score.• Eac...
IELTS
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  1. 1. HIGHER STUDIES TECH MGMT CAT GMATGRE GATE TANCET
  2. 2. GRE
  3. 3. GRE TestThe Graduate Record Examination is aStandardized test that measures verbal,mathematical and analytical skills. It isintended to help the graduate schools (ofall fields other than business) assess thepotential of applicants for advanced study
  4. 4. The GRE Program  Conducted by educational testing service(ETS). ETS sets the questions, conducts the test, and sends each examinee the score report . There are 9 centres in India  Ahmedabad,  Allahabad,  Bangalore,  Calcutta,  Chennai,  Hyderabad,  Mumbai,  New Delhi, and  Trivandrum.         
  5. 5. When is the GRE Test held? All-round-the-year five-days-a-week Registering at least 15 days in advance is mandatory.
  6. 6. Eligibility No restrictions based on age. The test scores are valid for 5 years, i.e., most universities accept scores up to five years old. But it is always better if your scores are recent (not older than 2 years).
  7. 7. How to Apply? Visit Prometric Centres. Registering Online: www.gre.org.
  8. 8. GRE General Test Overview Verbal Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning Analytical Writing
  9. 9. Verbal Section Antonyms  Analogies  Sentence Completions  Reading Comprehension 
  10. 10. Quantitative Section Arithmetic Questions  Algebra Questions  Geometry Questions   No Construction of Proof Questions  Data Analysis Questions
  11. 11. Analytical Writing Tasks  Present Your Views on an Issue (45 minutes, choice of 2 topics) Analyze an Argument (30 minutes) Each essay is scored on a 0-6 scale using holistic scoring
  12. 12. GRE SCORE PATTERN VERBAL 800 QUANTITATIVE 800 ------------------------------ TOTAL 1600 ------------------------------- ANALYTICAL WRITING SCALE(0-6)
  13. 13. GRE Exam Fee Test fees for GRE Test may vary according to the country In India, this fee is US $140 (approx Rs. 7000), payable at the time of registration. You cannot pay in Indian Rupees. The payment can be made through a credit card which has global acceptance.
  14. 14. THE GRE PREPTest Preparation Materials are available at the GRE Website:  http://gre.org  Download softwares, Test materials  Use Standard Study materials like Princeton, Kaplan, etc  Use Orkut & FaceBook Communities
  15. 15. Semesters Top US universities offer two main semester intakes: Fall Semester (September/October): This is the main intake and almost all programs are offered at this times. More financial aid is also available for this semester and as funds are allocated for the entire year during this time. Spring Semester (January/February): This is the mid-year intake. There is limited financial assistance available for this semester as most universities allocate funds to projects in the Fall semester.
  16. 16. Application Requirements Academic Records  Standardized Tests  Work Experience Details  Letters of Recommendation  Statement of Purpose (SOP)  Financial Support  Interviews (If applicable )
  17. 17. Financial Aid & Scholarships University Funding/Scholarships Loans from U.S. Banks Aid from Other Sources Loans and Support from your Home Country
  18. 18. Postgraduate Aid Tuition Waiver Scholarship / Fellowship Assistantship
  19. 19. Who Should Apply? Good Academic scores Decent scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS) Increase opportunities for a teaching assistantship Specialize in a field or have a research interest to increase opportunities for research assistantships and grants Have outstanding letter(s) of recommendation and an impressive statement of purpose. Send a sample of professional writing, published or otherwise.
  20. 20. GATE- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
  21. 21. INTRO An all-India examination for PG in engineering Conducted in 8 zones across the country Conducted by the GATE committee that comprises IIS, Bangalore and 7 IITs Exam mode: Mostly off-line Eligibility: B.E/B.Tech
  22. 22. 8 Zones Zone 1 – IIS, Bangalore Zone 2 – IIT, Bombay Zone 3 – IIT, Delhi Zone 4 – IIT, Guwahati Zone 5 – IIT, Kanpur Zone 6 – IIT, Kharagpur Zone 7 – IIT, Chennai Zone 8 – IIT, Roorkee
  23. 23. Why GATE? M.E/ M.Tech Specialize and further your interest in a specific area that may lead to PhD Faculty in Educational institutions R&D in big firms
  24. 24. EXAM PATTERN Single paper for 100 marks 3 hrs 60 objective questions Only one correct choice Negative marking
  25. 25. Type of questions Recall Comprehension Application Analysis & Synthesis
  26. 26. Mark distribution 20 * 1 1/3 30 * 2 2/3 6 * 2 Common data Q1, Q2 2/3 4 * 2 Linked answer Q1 <- Q2 2/3
  27. 27. Syllabi Engineering Mathematics • Probability – Permutation & Combination – Algebra – Set theroy – Numerical Methods – Calculus CS & IT • Digital logic – Computer Architecture - Algorithm & Programming – Data Structures – Theory of computation – Compiler design – Operating Systems – DBMS – S/W Engg. – Computer Networks – Web Technology
  28. 28. DATES Information brochure - Sep last week – Nov 1st week Application submission - Nov 1 st week Exam - 2nd Sunday of Feb Result – Middle of March
  29. 29. TANCET• Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test• Self-financing professional, arts and science colleges• M.Tech/ M.E./ MBA/ MCA/ M.Arch/ M.Plan
  30. 30. DATES• Application forms: Last week of March• Submission: Last week of April• Exam: Last week of May
  31. 31. MBA• Eligibility – Any Bachelor’s degree• Exam Pattern – 2 hours – 100 objective type questions – 1mark each – 1/5 for each wrong answer
  32. 32. Areas covered• Data Interpretation/ Data sufficiency• Comprehension• Mathematics (+2 and Graduation level)• English – Basic usage, grammar & punctuations
  33. 33. M.Tech/ M.E./ M.Arch/ M.Plan• 2 hours duration• 3 parts – Engineering Mathematics • 30 objective type questions – Basic engineering and sciences • Minimum 30 questions to answer out of 45 • 1 mark each • -1/4 for incorrect answers – Specialization • Minimum 40 questions to answer out of 45 • 1 mark each • -1/4 for incorrect answers
  34. 34. CAT- Common Admission Test
  35. 35. Eligibility Any Bachelor’s degree Final year students can also apply (should submit the required mark sheets with in due date)
  36. 36. DURATION & PATTERN 2 hrs and 30 mins (includes initial 15 min tutorial) No Breaks 60 Questions & 3 sections (DO NOT TAKE FOR GRANTED) – Quantitative aptitude – Verbal – Data Interpretation
  37. 37. DATES Applications – August last week to September last week – 2010* Aug 30 to Sep 27 Exam dates – Oct last week – Nov last week – 2010* Oct 27 to Nov 24
  38. 38. SELECTION PROCESS Sectional cut-off Percentile Group Discussion Interview
  39. 39. GMAT
  40. 40. GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Test For Graduate schools of business Standardized test that measures  Verbal,  Mathematical and  Analytical writing skills.
  41. 41. GMAT Program Master of Business Administration (MBA) program requires GMAT Conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) who are based in the USA
  42. 42. When and Where? All major Cities Visit www.GMAC.com for testing centers All-round-the-year five-days-a-week 4 hours test.
  43. 43. How to register for the GMAT Visit www.GMAC.com The fee is currently $200(USD) Try to register as early as of possible
  44. 44. GMAT Format
  45. 45. Test Scores Out of 800, 700+ is a decent score to get admit in top universities. Dedication is the key factor.
  46. 46. General Tips! The first questions are weighted more heavily than the rest It’s not the number of questions you get correct that determines your score – it’s the level of difficulty Questions increase in difficulty as you answer questions correctly
  47. 47.  Concentrate on getting a series of questions in a row correct Answer as many questions as possible If you are not sure, guess! Pace yourself, but be aware of your time Confirm your answers only when confident Be careful about exit and quit commands
  48. 48. After Exam Either you can apply by your own or you can approach consultancies for short listing the universities. Use Orkut & Face book Communities.
  49. 49. Study Strategies Buy a book! Treat it like a class  Commit to specified study time(s) Test yourself realistically  Do use downloadable GMAT software  Do take full length test to identify weak areas and get rough estimate of score  DO NOT allow yourself to exceed time limits  DO NOT use calculators
  50. 50. ENGLISH PROFICIENCYTOEFL IELTS
  51. 51. TOEFL
  52. 52. ALL ABOUT TOEFL TEST• The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test designed to measure the ability to understand and to use English.• Conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) worldwide.
  53. 53. WHY TOEFL?Additionally, institutions such as governmentagencies, licensing bodies, businesses, orscholarship programs may require this test.
  54. 54. WHAT COMPRISES THE TOEFL EXAM?• 4 hour test• Consists of the following four sections, – Reading – Listening – Speaking – Writing
  55. 55. • 3–5 passages, each approximately 700 words in length and questions about the passages. The passages are on academic topics
  56. 56. • 6 passages -> Each 3–5 minutes in length and questions about the passages. These passages include 2 student conversations and 4 academic lectures or discussions.• A conversation involves 2 speakers• A lecture
  57. 57. • 6 tasks • 2 independent tasks • 4 integrated tasks.• In the 2 independent tasks, test takers answer opinion questions on familiar topics.• In 2 of the integrated tasks: test takers read a short passage• In the 2 remaining integrated tasks: test takers listen to an academic course lecture or a conversation about campus life and then respond to a question about what they heard.
  58. 58. – 1 integrated task – 1 independent task.• In the integrated task, test takers read a passage on an academic topic and then listen to a speaker discuss the same topic.• In the independent task, test takers must write an essay that states, explains and supports their opinion on an issue, supporting their opinions or choices, rather than simply listing personal preferences or choices
  59. 59. Task Description Approx. timeREADING 3–5 passages, each containing 12–14 60–100 minutes questionsLISTENING 6–9 passages, each containing 5–6 60–90 minutes questions BREAK 10 minutesSPEAKING 6 tasks and 6 questions 20 minutesWRITING 2 tasks and 2 questions 55 minutes
  60. 60. • TOEFL provides five scores: four sections scores for Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking and a total score.• Each section is on a 0-30 scale.• The total score is the sum of the four section scores. The range of total scores could be anywhere from 0-120.• VALIDITY: It is valid for two years.
  61. 61. IELTS
  62. 62. www.britishcouncil.org
  63. 63. Hard work is the key to
  64. 64. THANK U!

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