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NIVEDITA OVERSEAS EDUCATION AND ABROAD TRAINING

Nivedita Overseas education is offering Spoken English and Communication Skills, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, SAT, IELTS, PTE. Our teachers are well experienced specialized in English Communication Skills. We provide sufficient study and practice materials. Admission for fresh batch is going on

IELTS EXAM

IELTS introduction

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) to expert (band score 9).

Fair to all

IELTS treats all test takers with the utmost fairness and respect by actively avoiding cultural bias, and  accepting all standard varieties of native-speaker English, including North American, British, Australian and New Zealand English.

Widely available

IELTS is available at more than 1,100 locations worldwide, including more than 50 locations in the USA, and there are 48 test dates a year.

ABOUT THE TEST:

IELTS

PTE EXAM

About the test

PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing all via computer in a single 3 hour test session.

To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test centre. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.

During the three-hour test session there are three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There are twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice to essay writing and interpreting information.

PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic content, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.

Test Format

PART 1: SPEAKING & WRITING (77-93 minutes)

  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarize written text
  • Essay (20mins)

PART 2: Reading (32-41 minutes)

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Re-order paragraphs

A ten minute break is optional

PART 3: LISTENING (45-57 minutes)

  • Summarize spoken text
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation

Toefl

What is TOEFL Test?

The TOEFL test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand English as it’s read, written, heard and spoken in the university classroom.

If you want to study at an English-speaking university or program, no other test can get you to as many destinations around the world as the TOEFL test.

Test Format

In most test centers worldwide, you’ll take the TOEFL iBT® test on a computer. However, the TOEFL test is administered as a paper-based test (TOEFL® PBT) in a few places where testing via the Internet is not available.

The TOEFL test measures all four English-language skills. It takes about four hours.

Section Time Limit No. of Questions Overview
Reading 60—80 minutes 36—56 questions Read passages, then respond to questions
Listening 60—90 minutes 34—51 questions Listen to lectures or a classroom discussion, then respond to questions
BREAK Relax for 10 minutes
Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks Speak into a microphone about familiar topics and discuss material you read about and listened to
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Read a passage, listen to a recording and then type your written response

GRE

What is GRE?

GRE is actually Graduate Recorded Exam. The Education Testing Service (ETS) directs the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) on behalf of the Graduate Record Examinations Board and the Council of Graduate Schools. This exam chiefly a multiple-choice test. The scores have to be submitted by students aspiring for admission in international graduate school for Graduate program.

Apart from the general GRE there are about 12 GRE subject Tests offered by the program to help students determine success in specific fields. In addition to this, the program also offers a variety of services and publications to help students transfer to their respective graduate program.

There are two versions of the test, the first is the

  • GRE – General
  • GRE – Subject

The General test consists of three parts

  • GRE verbal
  • GRE Math
  • GRE Essay

Both the GRE verbal and GRE math test each yield a score between 200-800 points. Scores on the analytical writing test are measured on a scale of 0 to 6 and is awarded in ½ points. Since only some of the graduate programs require the scores of The GRE – Subject, students availing such course need only appear for it.

The score on the GRE Subject test too ranges between 200 to 800 points. For details on the schools that need the GRE score and the minimum score that is required for admission can be found in the book, Graduate Study in Psychology

More Details:

GRE

SAT

The SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted for college admission in us and National University Singapore.

SAT-I : Reasoning Test

The SAT-I is a three hour, primarily multiple-choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities that develop over time. Most colleges require SAT-I scores for admission.

SAT-II : Subject Tests

The SAT-II subject tests are one hour, primarily multiple-choice tests that measure your knowledge of particular subjects and your ability to apply that knowledge. Many universities may require you to take this along with SAT-I.

GMAT

The GMAT is the Graduate Management Admission Test, a standardized test required by the vast majority of business schools because it provides a measure of an applicant’s academic ability. The GMAT test does not include any questions that gauge your business knowledge. The GMAT test is computerized and administered six days each week, 52 weeks per year. While the exam can be taken at virtually any time, it can only be taken once per 31 days and 5 times per year.

GMAT PATTERN

The GMAT exam pattern consists of mainly four sections which will test the candidate’s abilities on various parameters. These are – Writing, Reasoning, Verbal and Quantitative skills. The GMAT exam will be conducted in a time span of 3 hours and 30 minutes. GMAT scores are given with an increment of 10 points for example: 550, 560, 570 etc.

Here is the GMAT paper pattern:

Section No. of questions Question Type Duration
Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic Analysis of an Argument 30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning 12 questions Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis, Table Analysis 30 minutes
Quantitative 37 questions Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving 75 minutes
Verbal 41 questions Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction 75 minutes
Total Exam Duration 3 hours 30 minutes