Higher Education in abroad   Narinder Dhillon
TEST <ul><li>GRE </li></ul><ul><li>GMAT </li></ul><ul><li>TOEFL </li></ul><ul><li>TSE </li></ul><ul><li>AP  </li></ul><ul>...
GRE Test <ul><li>The Graduate Record Examination is a Standardized test that measures verbal, mathematical and analytical ...
GMAT Test The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a Standardized test that measures verbal, mathematical and anal...
The TOEFL Test - Test of English as a Foreign Language <ul><li>The TOEFL® test is the most widely accepted English-languag...
TOEIC - Test of English for International Communication   <ul><li>The global standard for measuring English language skill...
TSE - Test of Spoken English   <ul><li>The Test of Spoken English™ (TSE®), the most widely used assessment of spoken Engli...
The GRE Program   <ul><li>GRE stands for graduate record examination. Colleges and universities across US use the Graduate...
GRE Testing Program <ul><ul><li>General Test  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Tests   </li></ul></ul>Narinder Dhillon
<ul><li>The GRE® General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing...
GRE General Test Overview   <ul><li>Verbal   Reasoning   </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative   Reasoning   </li></ul><ul><li>An...
Verbal Section  <ul><li>Antonyms  </li></ul><ul><li>Analogies  </li></ul><ul><li>Sentence Completions  </li></ul><ul><li>R...
Skills Measured in General Test:  Verbal Section  <ul><li>analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information...
Quantitative   Reasoning   <ul><li>understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis  </li></u...
Quantitative Section    <ul><li>Arithmetic Questions  </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra Questions  </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry Ques...
Analytical Writing <ul><li>The skills measured include the test taker's ability to </li></ul><ul><li>articulate complex id...
Analytical Writing Tasks  <ul><li>Present Your Views on an Issue (45 minutes, choice of 2 topics)  </li></ul><ul><li>Analy...
Score Level Descriptors  <ul><li>6 – Insightful analyses of complex ideas, logically compelling reasons, well organized, s...
When is the GRE Test held?   <ul><li>All-round-the-year  </li></ul><ul><li>The test is administered in the Ahmedabad, Alla...
Eligibility <ul><li>Anyone and everyone is eligible for taking the GRE Test - there are no restrictions based on age.  </l...
GRE Exam Fee <ul><li>Test fees for GRE Test may vary according to the country in which you take the test. In India, this f...
How to Apply?   <ul><li>Registering by Phone: You may call up Prometric Delhi office until 12:00 noon to register. Make su...
THE GRE PROGRAM <ul><li>Test Preparation Materials are available at the  GRE  Website:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// gre ...
Accreditation   <ul><li>Importance of Accreditation : </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures that universities meet minimum standards. ...
Semesters <ul><li>Top  US universities offer two main semester intakes:  </li></ul><ul><li>Fall Semester (September/Octobe...
Application Procedure - Graduate  (Master’s and Doctoral) Courses in USA <ul><li>Pre-Application Issues  </li></ul><ul><li...
Application Requirements   <ul><li>Academic Records   </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized Tests   </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experi...
Financial Aid & Scholarships <ul><li>University Funding/Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Loans from U.S. Banks </li></ul><ul...
Postgraduate Aid <ul><li>Tuition Waiver   </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship / Fellowship   </li></ul><ul><li>Assistantship </l...
Who Should Apply?   <ul><li>show evidence of a high level of academic achievement </li></ul><ul><li>achieve high Standardi...
Hardwork is key of  Narinder Dhillon
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  1. 1. Higher Education in abroad Narinder Dhillon
  2. 2. TEST <ul><li>GRE </li></ul><ul><li>GMAT </li></ul><ul><li>TOEFL </li></ul><ul><li>TSE </li></ul><ul><li>AP </li></ul><ul><li>TOEIC </li></ul><ul><li>ILETS </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  3. 3. GRE Test <ul><li>The Graduate Record Examination is a Standardized test that measures verbal, mathematical and analytical skills. It is intended to help the graduate schools (of all fields other than business) assess the potential of applicants for advanced study </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  4. 4. GMAT Test The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a Standardized test that measures verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills. It is intended to help the graduate schools of business assess the potential of applicants for advanced study in business and management.  Narinder Dhillon
  5. 5. The TOEFL Test - Test of English as a Foreign Language <ul><li>The TOEFL® test is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world. No matter where you want to study, the TOEFL test can help get you there. </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  6. 6. TOEIC - Test of English for International Communication <ul><li>The global standard for measuring English language skills for business. </li></ul><ul><li>TOEIC test scores have helped thousands of corporations, educational institutions and governments throughout the world recruit, hire and promote the most qualified candidates. </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  7. 7. TSE - Test of Spoken English <ul><li>The Test of Spoken English™ (TSE®), the most widely used assessment of spoken English worldwide, measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to communicate effectively. The test is used for employment, graduate assistantships, licensure, and certification purposes. </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  8. 8. The GRE Program   <ul><li>GRE stands for graduate record examination. Colleges and universities across US use the Graduate record examination to evaluate students. </li></ul><ul><li>GRE is conducted by educational testing service(ETS). ETS sets the questions, conducts the test, and sends each examinee the score report . </li></ul><ul><li>There are 9 centres in India </li></ul><ul><li>Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Trivandrum. </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  9. 9. GRE Testing Program <ul><ul><li>General Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Tests </li></ul></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  10. 10. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The GRE® Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in eight specific fields of study and can help forecast a candidate's potential for success in graduate school. </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  11. 11. GRE General Test Overview <ul><li>Verbal Reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative Reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical Writing </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  12. 12. Verbal Section  <ul><li>Antonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Analogies </li></ul><ul><li>Sentence Completions </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Comprehension </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  13. 13. Skills Measured in General Test:  Verbal Section  <ul><li>analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it </li></ul><ul><li>analyze relationships among component parts of sentences </li></ul><ul><li>recognize relationships between words and concepts </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  14. 14. Quantitative Reasoning <ul><li>understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis </li></ul><ul><li>reason quantitatively </li></ul><ul><li>solve problems in a quantitative setting </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  15. 15. Quantitative Section  <ul><li>Arithmetic Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No Construction of Proof Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Analysis Questions </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  16. 16. Analytical Writing <ul><li>The skills measured include the test taker's ability to </li></ul><ul><li>articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively </li></ul><ul><li>examine claims and accompanying evidence </li></ul><ul><li>support ideas with relevant reasons and examples </li></ul><ul><li>sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion </li></ul><ul><li>control the elements of standard written English </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  17. 17. Analytical Writing Tasks  <ul><li>Present Your Views on an Issue (45 minutes, choice of 2 topics) </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze an Argument (30 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Each essay is scored on a 0-6 scale using holistic scoring </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  18. 18. Score Level Descriptors  <ul><li>6 – Insightful analyses of complex ideas, logically compelling reasons, well organized, skillful sentence variety, few or no usage errors </li></ul><ul><li>5 – Generally thoughtful analysis of ideas, logically sound reasons, generally well organized, sentence variety conveys meaning, minor usage errors </li></ul><ul><li>4 – Competent analysis of ideas, relevant reasons, adequately organized, satisfactory control of sentence structure, some usage errors </li></ul><ul><li>3 – Some competence though flawed in one or more of the following:  limited analysis or development, weak organization or control of sentence structure, usage errors that result in vagueness </li></ul><ul><li>2 – Serious weakness in at least one of the following:  lack of analysis, development, or organization, serious problems in sentence structure, usage errors obscure meaning </li></ul><ul><li>1 – Fundamental deficiencies:  content that is confusing or irrelevant, little or no development, pervasive errors that result in incoherence </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  19. 19. When is the GRE Test held? <ul><li>All-round-the-year </li></ul><ul><li>The test is administered in the Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Trivandrum </li></ul><ul><li>five-days-a-week </li></ul><ul><li>Registering at least 15 days in advance is mandatory. </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  20. 20. Eligibility <ul><li>Anyone and everyone is eligible for taking the GRE Test - there are no restrictions based on age. </li></ul><ul><li>The test scores are valid for five 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). </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  21. 21. GRE Exam Fee <ul><li>Test fees for GRE Test may vary according to the country in which you take the test. In India, this fee is US $140 (approx Rs. 7000), payable at the time of registration. </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot pay in Indian Rupees. </li></ul><ul><li>Alternately, the payment can also be made through a credit card which has global acceptance. </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  22. 22. How to Apply? <ul><li>Registering by Phone: You may call up Prometric Delhi office until 12:00 noon to register. Make sure to call at least THREE BUSINESS DAYS before the test date. </li></ul><ul><li>Registering Online: You may now also register only from the GRE site: www.gre.org. </li></ul><ul><li>Registering by Fax: If registering by fax, you must send your fax at lest SEVEN DAYS prior to your first choice of a test day. </li></ul><ul><li>Registering by Mail/Courier. </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  23. 23. THE GRE PROGRAM <ul><li>Test Preparation Materials are available at the GRE Website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// gre .org </li></ul></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  24. 24. Accreditation <ul><li>Importance of Accreditation : </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures that universities meet minimum standards. Helps in case the student wishes a transfer to another university. </li></ul><ul><li>To check out the list of accredited US universities, go to www.chea.org It is advisable to apply to only accredited universities. </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  25. 25. Semesters <ul><li>Top US universities offer two main semester intakes: </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. Some universities also have a Summer intake around July. </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  26. 26. Application Procedure - Graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) Courses in USA <ul><li>Pre-Application Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Application Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  27. 27. Application Requirements <ul><li>Academic Records </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experience Details </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of Recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Statement of Purpose (SOP) </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Support </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews (If applicable ) </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  28. 28. Financial Aid & Scholarships <ul><li>University Funding/Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Loans from U.S. Banks </li></ul><ul><li>Aid from Other Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Loans and Support from your Home Country </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  29. 29. Postgraduate Aid <ul><li>Tuition Waiver </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship / Fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Assistantship </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  30. 30. Who Should Apply? <ul><li>show evidence of a high level of academic achievement </li></ul><ul><li>achieve high Standardized Examination scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrate financial need but have private funding to cover some of the cost. Financial need is not crucial for some awards. </li></ul><ul><li>enroll in a field or have teaching experience in a subject offered at the undergraduate level (to increase opportunities for a teaching assistantship) </li></ul><ul><li>specialize in a field or have a research interest which parallels that of the department and faculty or private funding source (which increases opportunities for research assistantships and grants) </li></ul><ul><li>have outstanding letter(s) of recommendation and an impressive statement of purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>send a sample of professional writing, published or otherwise. </li></ul>Narinder Dhillon
  31. 31. Hardwork is key of Narinder Dhillon

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