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GLOBETROT Classroom Program (GCP) is the best of its kind in India, which offers comprehensive classroom preparation programs for tests such as GMAT®, GRE®, SAT®, TOEFL® and IELTSTM. Our centers are present in Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore. Each centre follows a uniform curriculum and has outstanding faculty, all of whom arez trained in our Mumbai Corporate office. Each centre offers the same teaching standards and syllabus. We also offer virtual classroom training programs for out-of-state candidates.

As the most trusted name in India for immigration and training abroad, GLOBETROT is instrumental in giving shape to your career and dreams. GCP, known for its thorough research and professionalism, is a one-stop shop for Training for education abroad. Divided into three heads namely, Training, Admissions and Visa; Team Globetrot makes the entire process of studying abroad - from preparing to actually joining a foreign university, a smooth process. In recent years, the inclusion of several value-added services such as discounted couriers, educational loans and pre-departure orientation has made GCP an ideal solution for all your study abroad requirements.

However, what distinguishes GCP is its expertise in test preparation. At GCP we have identified a constricted syllabus band and guarantee that nothing beyond that syllabus would be asked in the exam. We have devised a very 'Indian' way of tackling these tests effectively. This has led to GCP students scoring some of the highest scores in the country including a 790 on GMAT®, a 336 on GRE® and a 2400 on SAT®.

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The GCP Résumé

At GCP, we take great pride in possessing the best résumé in the industry. Here are some highlights:

• GCP students score an average of 680 on the GMAT®, the highest in the industry.
• GCP students score an average of 320 on the GRE®, the highest in the industry.
• GCP students score an average of 1900 on the SAT®, the highest in the industry.
• More than 25% of our students score 700 or higher on the GMAT®.
• The GCP Admissions Cell has helped students get admission in all the top universities in the world including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Kellogg, Wharton, Columbia, Cornell, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge and ISB. More than 50% of our students have been able to get scholarships and financial aid.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE®)

Every year, more than 800,000 people take the Graduate Record Examinations, commonly known as the GRE®. It is an examination needed to get admission into a foreign university to pursue a post-graduation course. Contrary to popular perception, GRE® scores can be used to apply to all kinds of graduate schools, including some of the world’s top business schools like Harvard, Wharton and Stanford. While the test is similar in many ways to its college-entrance cousin, the SAT, there are some important differences.

Unlike the SAT, the GRE® is most commonly taken as a computer-adaptive test (administered by the Educational Testing Service of the United States), meaning there's no need for a pen or pencil and those too-familiar bubble sheets. On the computer-based test, the difficulty of the questions is based on the accuracy of your answers to previous questions. The better you perform on the first sets of 20 verbal and quantitative reasoning questions, the harder the next sets of 20 questions will be. The GRE® has two parts, a General Test and a Subject Test and is broken down into three primary components: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing. For the verbal reasoning section, test takers have two 30-minute periods to answer two sets of 20 questions. Test-takers answer two sets of 20 quantitative reasoning questions, with 35 minutes to answer each set. The analytical writing section consists of two essays, for which test takers get 30 minutes to write each. The verbal and quantitative reasoning sections are graded on a 130- to 170-point scale in 1-point increments, and the analytical writing section is scored on a 0-6 scale in half-point increments.

The GRE® is scored on a maximum of 340 and no two students get an identical set of questions. It has been updated as recently as August 2011, and has an undergone a change in both the syllabus and the scoring mechanism. The changes have got a largely favourable response from the testing fraternity and includes modern applications like the addition of an online calculator and elimination of certain redundant question types based on the realities of today’s e-world where tools to do mechanical assignments are readily available.

The US-based "Educational Testing Service" (ETS), which works under the direction of the Graduate Record Examination Board, develops and administers the GRE®. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For detailed information about GRE®, please refer to the official website of GRE® – www.GRE.org. The Test is offered throughout the year-round at test centers in cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Delhi, Allahabad, Chennai, Trivandrum and Ahmedabad. Anybody can register for the test by logging on its website. The period between July to December is hectic as there is a lot of rush to take the Test during this period. Registering in advance gives the candidate an added advantage and candidates also need to carry their passports along for the test.

Sign up for GCC’s extensive training courses and choose from one of our courses as per your preference and convenience. We offer GRE plus, GRE compact, GRE Smart, GRE Express and GRE FastTrack. Sign up for any of our courses and every week, you will also get an email of section tips, test strategies, links to sample questions and more – all to help you to get ready for Test Day!

GRE® FAQs

Q) Does admission to universities depend only on GRE® scores?
A) It is one of the various criteria that the admission council looks at. However, a good GRE® score does improve your chances of getting admission and financial aid.

Q) Does one have to be a graduate for taking the GRE®?
A) Not necessarily. However, to do a master's course, one has to be a graduate in any stream.

Q) What is the cost/registration fee for the GRE®?
A) The registration fee for taking GRE® is USD 195. After administering the test and before getting the final scores, the test takers are asked to submit the names of 4 universities that they would like to send their scores to. This facility is part of the fee that is charged for the test.

Q) How do I register for the GRE®?
A) You can register online or by phone or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the GRE® can be found at www.gre.org

Q) How many times in a year is the GRE® exam held?
A) GRE® is offered on all working days in India (ie, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). The schedule can be obtained from Prometric in person, through phone, e-mail or online. www.gre.org

Q) How many times can I take the GRE®?
A) GRE® can be taken unlimited number of times with a gap of a minimum of 21 calendar days between 2 tests. (It is highly advisable not to appear for GRE® too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature). However, one can give the test only 5 times in a calendar year.

Q) What is the validity of the GRE® exam?
A) Your GRE® score will be valid for 5 years after from the date the test was taken

Q) What is the scoring pattern?
A) Scoring is between 260 (Minimum) and 340 (Maximum) with 1-point increment. Three scores are reported on the General Test:
- Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
- Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
- Analytical Writing score reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments

Q) How soon do I get my score?
A) You will see your score for the math's and verbal section the moment you finish the exam but official scores (with scores for AWA) will take about 7-10 days to reach you.

Q) What happens if I want to cancel the GRE® test score?
A) After taking the exam you are given the choice of cancelling your score without seeing it. If you choose to do so the score is lost forever but it gets reported on all subsequent score charts that you had cancelled an exam.

Q) How do I pass on my score to the colleges where I want to apply to?
A) The universities only accept official scores sent directly by ETS. Scores to four colleges can be sent free of cost while taking the exam. Subsequently, for each score report sent to a college, you would have to pay $27.

Q) If I take the GRE® more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?
A) Almost all the universities take the best score.

Q) If the application deadline of University X is July 15, by when should I take the GRE®?
A) Technically, you can take it as late as July 15. However, it is best to take the GRE® at least 15 days before the deadline so that you have enough time to prepare the other parts of the application.

Q) Do I need to have the GRE® score at the time of applying to universities?
A) Yes, you need to have the GRE® score with you at the time of applying. You need not have the AWA score.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT®)

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT®) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) which seeks to assess a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as an MBA. The GMAT® does not measure business knowledge or skill, nor does it measure intelligence. It is a trusted and preferred part of more than 6000 business and management programs worldwide.

A high score on the GMAT® can make or break your acceptance into a top business school. Preparing for the test requires learning the ins and outs of the exam and having a clear study plan that will let you perform at the top of your game come test day. Quality graduate business programs worldwide rely on the GMAT® to make admissions decisions. When it comes to your career advancement and professional growth, there is no comparison. The GMAT® exam positions you for success in the classroom and in your career. Preparing for and taking the GMAT® exam is your opportunity to show schools that you’re committed to a graduate business education.

GMAT Test Section # of Questions Questions Types Timing
Analytical Writing Assessment  1 Topic  Analysis of Argument 30 Minutes
Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions  Multi-Source Reasoning
 Graphis Interpretation
 Two-Part Analysis
 Table Analysis
30 Minutes
Quantitative  37 Questions  Data Suffciency
 Problem Analysis
75 Minutes
Verbal  41 Questions  Reading Comprehension
 Critical Reasoning
 Sentence Corre
75 Minutes
Total Exam Time   3hrs, 30minutes

On test day, you have three and a half hours to complete the four sections of the GMAT® exam – Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal. The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas. During the AWA, you are asked to analyze the reasoning behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument.
The Integrated Reasoning section measures your ability to evaluate information presented in multiple formats from multiple sources – skills you need to succeed in our technologically advanced, data-driven world. The Quantitative section measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills. The mathematics needed to understand and solve the questions in this section of the GMAT® exam are no greater than what is generally taught in secondary school classes. The Verbal section measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments, and to correct written material to conform to standard written English.

Test takers may register for the GMAT® either online at mba.com or by calling one of the test centers. To schedule an exam, an appointment must be made at one of the designated test centers. The GMAT® may not be taken more than once within 31 days, even if the scores are canceled. Official GMAT® exam study materials are available on the mba.com online store and through third-party vendors. The cost of the exam is US $250.

Simply put, the GMAT® exam is the gold standard of graduate business admissions, trusted and preferred by more 6,000 schools worldwide. Taking the GMAT®opens the door to a graduate business degree from a top global program. It’s your best step to improve your business skills and advance your career. This is where GLOBETROT comes in!

Your objective of getting into a world class business school needs to be accomplished in stages. First there is the written exam, and for this, we have our 4-month weekend program that fits in perfectly with your office schedule. Subsequently comes your college-wise applications, which require you to respond to essays, designed to test your goal clarity – our tutors will help you edit your work thereby helping you to get the perfect finish. From selecting business schools to interview preparation and from visa applications to bank loans to fund your education – GLOBETROT has it all.

Program Highlights:

• 60 hours of power packed GMAT ® Classroom training over 16 weekends (36 classes each of 100 minutes duration)
• 19 Practice tests (review and solutions)
• Official Guides for GMAT® Verbal Review, Quantitative Review and GMAT® Review
• GMAT® Prep Course Book
• GMAT® Admission Consulting

GMAT® FAQS

Q) Does admission to B schools depend only on the GMAT® scores?
A) It is one of the various criteria that the admission council looks at. However, a good GMAT® score does improve chances of admission.

Q) Does one have to be a graduate for taking the GMAT®?
A) Not necessarily. However, to do a master's course, one has to be a graduate in any stream.

Q) What is the cost/registration fee for the GMAT®?
A) The registration fee for taking GMAT® is USD 250. After administering the test and before getting the final scores, the test takers are asked to submit the names of 5 B Schools that they would like to send their scores to. This facility is part of the USD 250 fee that is charged for the test.

Q) How do I register for the GMAT®? A) You can register online or by phone or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the GMAT® can be found at www.mba.com

Q) How many times in a year is the GMAT® exam held?
A) GMAT® is offered usually on all working days in India (ie, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). The schedule can be obtained from Pearson VUE in person, through phone, e-mail or online. For more information, please visit www.mba.com

Q) How many times can I take the GMAT®?
A) GMAT® can be taken unlimited number of times with a gap of a minimum of 31 calendar days between 2 tests. (It is highly advisable not to appear for GMAT® too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature). However, one can give the test only 5 times in a calendar year.

Q) What is the validity of the GMAT® exam?
A) Your GMAT® score will be valid for 5 years after from the date the test was taken

Q) What is the scoring pattern?
A) Scoring is between 200 (Minimum) and 800 (Maximum) with 10-point increment for Quantitative and Verbal section combined. About 2/3rd of the test takers score between 400 and 600. The Quantitative and the Verbal scores are scaled out of 60 and range between 0 and 60. Score below 9 and above 44 in Verbal and below 7 and above 50 in Quantitative are rare. The AWA section is scored between 0 and 6 with 0.5 point increments. An AWA score of 4.0 + is a decent score.

Q) How soon do I get my score?
A) You will get your unofficial scores for the maths and verbal sections the moment you finish the exam. However, official scores (with scores for the AWA and IR sections) will take 20 days to reach you. Universities only accept official score reports.

Q) What happens if I postpone/prepone my exam date?
A) Rescheduling more than 7 days prior to the original test date will cost you an additional USD 50. Rescheduling within 7 days of the original test date will cost you an additional USD 250.

Q) What happens if I cancel my exam date?
A) If you cancel more than 7 days prior to test date, you will get a refund of USD 80. If you cancel within 7 days of the test date, you will not get any refund. So, it is better to reschedule than to cancel.
Q) What happens if I want to cancel the GMAT® test score?
A) After taking the exam you are given the choice of cancelling your score without seeing it. If you choose to do so the score is lost forever but it gets reported on all subsequent score charts that you had cancelled an exam.

Q) How do I pass on my score to the colleges where I want to apply to?
A) The universities only accept official scores sent directly by Pearson VUE. Scores to five colleges can be sent free of cost while taking the exam. Subsequently, for each score report sent to a college, you would have to pay $28.

Q) Is GMAT® valid only for going abroad or it has some relevance in India also?
A) GMAT® is accepted in a lot of Indian Business schools like ISB, IIMA (PGPX), IIMC (PGPEX), SP Jain, Great Lakes, etc.

Q) What is percentile?
A) If you secure 85 percentile it would mean 85 % of the students taking the exam in the past three years are below you and 15% are equal to or above you.

Q) Can I apply to universities if I do not have the AWA score?
A) Yes, you can apply to the universities based on your provisional scorecard that you receive on the day of the test. But only if the university waives the requirement and as long as you are able to send the official score once it is out.

Q) Do universities consider photocopies of the GMAT® scorecard? Do I have to send scores through Pearson?
A) No, photocopies are not accepted. You have to send your scores only through Pearson.

Q) If I take the GMAT® more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?
A) Most of the Universities take the best score. However, it is best to confirm the same from a particular university before applying

Q) If the application deadline of University X is July 15, by when should I take the GMAT®?
A) Technically, you can take it as late as July 15. However, it is best to take the GMAT® at least 15 days before the deadline so that you have enough time to prepare the other parts of the application.

Q) Do I need to have the GMAT® score at the time of applying to universities?
A) Not necessary, although it is always better to have it ready. If the score is not available, it is advisable to book a date and give the university the schedule. Please note that the date of the GMAT® HAS to be before the deadline of the university.

Q) I took the GMAT® in May 2009. Can I apply for Fall 2014 with this score?
A) No, the GMAT® score has to be valid till the start of the semester, ie., August 2014.

Q) Is GMAT® mandatory for applying to MBA programs outside India?
A) No, not all the MBA programs outside India. But to seek admission into the reputed Business Schools, one has to have a GMAT® score.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®)

The TOEFL® test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL® test can help you get there.

The TOEFL® test helps prove you have the English skills you will actually use in an academic classroom. In the test, you may read a passage from a textbook and listen to a lecture and then speak or write in response, just like you would in a classroom. Because the test is composed of 100% academic questions and tasks, many universities consider it the most appropriate test to use when making admissions decisions. This test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

TOEFL® test scores help you stand out because of the TOEFL® test's reputation for quality, fairness and 100% academic content. It is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world, including thousands of educational institutions in 130 countries. And that list includes the top 100 universities in the world. By sending TOEFL® scores to your selected university, you will be proving that you are ready for academic success.

More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL® test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.

• Students planning to study at a higher education institution
• English-language learning program admissions and exit
• Scholarship and certification candidates
• English-language learners who want to track their progress
• Students and workers applying for visas
Task Description Approximate time
Reading 3-5 passages, each containing 12-14 questions 60-100 minutes
Listening 6 -9 passages, each containing 5-6 questions 60-90 minutes
Break Mandatory break 10 minutes
Speaking 6task 20 minutes
Writing 2task 50 minutes

The TOEFL® test has more test dates (more than 50 per year) and locations than any other English-language test in the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment. The cost of the test can range from US$160 to US$250 and varies between countries.

GCP provides 100 % result oriented specially designed TOEFL-IBT courses, which will enable you to score 100+. We offer the follow -

• Moderate intensity Regular course of 2 months duration. Daily 2 to 4 hours class room coaching by trained professionals, from Monday to Saturday.
• High intensity Fast Track Course ranging from 5 days to 30 days. Daily 2 to 6 hours of intensive course by trained experts from Monday to Saturday.
• Week-end course for busy, working individuals on Saturday and Sunday. 2 to 5 hours extremely intensive training.
• TOEFL-IBT coaching with free Spoken English Course, as it is a must for local students.
• Plenty of books and carry home study material. We also provide you free Vocabulary Building books designed by best of professionals keeping local students in mind.
• Friendly and air conditioned ambience with expert faculty. Personalised training as well as flexibility in timing.

TOEFL® FAQS

Q) What is the cost/registration fee for the TOEFL®?
A) The registration fee for taking the TOEFL® is USD 170.

Q) How do I register for the TOEFL®?
A) You can register online or by phone or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the TOEFL® can be found at www.toefl.org

Q) How many times in a year is the TOEFL® exam held?
A) TOEFL® is offered on specific days of the year. One can access the whole schedule which can vary depending on the country by following the given link http://www.ets.org/bin/getprogram.cgi?test=toefl

Q) How many times can I take the TOEFL®?
A) TOEFL® can be taken unlimited number of times. (It is highly advisable not to appear for TOEFL® too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature).

Q) What is the validity of the TOEFL® exam?
A) Your TOEFL® score will be valid for 2 years from the date the test was taken.

Q) What is the scoring pattern?
A) Scoring is between 0 (Minimum) and 120 (Maximum) with 10-point increment. Four scores are reported on the TOEFL®:
- Reading score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
- Listening score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
- Writing score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
- Speaking score reported on a 0-30 score scale.

Q) How soon do I get my score?
A) The scores are available online 2 weeks after the exam date.
Q) How do I pass on my score to the college?
A) The universities only accept official scores sent directly by ETS. Scores to four colleges can be sent free of cost from the time of TOEFL® registration to 24 hours before the test date. Subsequently, for each score report sent to a college, you would have to pay $19.

Q) Do universities consider photocopies of the TOEFL® scorecard? Do I have to send scores through ETS?
A) No, photocopies are not accepted. You have to send your scores only through ETS.

Q) If I take the TOEFL® more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?
A) Almost all the universities take the best score

Q) Do I need to have the TOEFL® score at the time of applying to universities?
A) No, you do not need to have the TOEFL® score with you at the time of applying. But you are required to take the TOEFL® before the deadline of the university.

Q) Is the TOEFL® mandatory for applying to undergrad programs outside India?
A) TOEFL® is mandatory for UnderGraduate, MS, PhD and most MBA courses across the world. However, a few universities in the USA and all universities in the UK and Australia accept IELTSTM scores. The Top 15 colleges in the US might waive the TOEFL® requirement provided you are able to produce a proof that your UnderGraduate degree had English as its mode of instruction.

Q) What is the minimum TOEFL® score that I need?
A) For admission, one has to score over 80 for MS and undergrad programs, over 100 for PhD and MBA courses. Usually a score of 100 is required for students who are looking for Financial aid/scholarships.

SAT®

The SAT® is a standardized test widely used for college admissions, first introduced in 1926, and its name and scoring have changed several times, being originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, and now simply the SAT.

There are two types of SAT® Exams:
- SAT® Reasoning Test or SAT® I
- SAT® Subject Test or SAT® II

SAT® Reasoning Test or SAT® I

A standardized test, SAT® I measures Verbal, Mathematical and Writing skills. The test intends to aid Undergrad Schools assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study. Universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for SAT® I scores.

The examination is entirely a paper-based Test. The test is scored on a maximum of 2400. The SAT® I score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school - the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school that he/she desires. SAT® I has three sections – Critical Reading, Maths and Writing. The following is the SAT® I test structure.
What is the scoring scale for the SAT® I?
The Mathematics section is scored on a scale of 200-800

The Critical Reading section is scored on a scale of 200-800

The Writing section score is split up into two parts. The essay is scored on a scale of 1-12, and the multiple choice questions on a scale of 20-80. These two scores are combined to calculate a section score ranging of 200-800

The entire SAT® I score ranges from 600-2400

SAT® Subject Test or SAT® II

Subject Tests (formerly SAT® II: Subject Tests) are designed to measure a student’s knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as his ability to apply that knowledge. Students who want to apply to the Top 15-20 universities in the US are required to take the SAT® Subject Test.

The examination is entirely a paper-based test. The test is scored on a maximum of 800. SAT® II Subject tests are one-hour tests offered in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths Level 1, Maths Level 2, English Literature, US History, World History and Languages.

The US-based College Board develops and administers both the SAT® I and SAT® II. College Board is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For detailed information about the SAT®, please refer to the official website of SAT® – www.collegeboard.com
We know that the SAT can be very overwhelming to the test-taking student and also stressful for students who are already growing and expanding their horizons. At the same time, parents and teachers are often worried about the problems students will encounter in their preparation for the SAT.

At GCP,we understand the concerns of students at this fragile time and we want you to know that you are in good hands with your SAT test prep. Our resources are top-quality, continually-reviewed, and always up-to-date. We have experts on the SAT to address your needs. Finally, all of our content is designed to keep the student first in our priorities. We seek to help as many students as possible excel on the SAT without paying for expensive coursework and pricey books, through our cost-effective courses.

SAT® FAQs

Q) Does admission to universities depend only on SAT® scores?
A) It is one of the various criteria that the admission council looks at. However, a good SAT® score does improve your chances of getting admission and financial aid.

Q) What is the cost/registration fee for the SAT® I and SAT® II?
A) The registration fee for taking SAT® I is $94.5 The registration fee SAT® II is $84.0

Q) How do I register for the SAT®? A) You can register online or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the SAT® can be found at www.collegeboard.com

Q) What if I miss the deadline for registering for the SAT®?
A) You can go to the test centre directly with your passport, photo and take the test as a Standby option if seats are available. And additional fees of $11.25 would be charged.

Q) How many times in a year is the SAT® exam held?
A) Both SAT® II and SAT® I are offered 6 times a year in India. They are offered in May, June, October, November, December and January. One cannot take SAT® I and SAT® II on the same day. Also, only 3 SAT® IIs can be taken on one day.

Q) How many times can I take the SAT®?
A) SAT can be taken unlimited number of times.. (It is highly advisable not to appear for SAT® too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature).

Q) What is the validity of the SAT® exam?
A) Your SAT® score will be valid for 5 years from the date the test was taken

Q) What is the scoring pattern?
A) Scoring is between 600 (Minimum) and 2400 (Maximum) with 10-point increment. Three scores are reported on the SAT® I:

- Critical Reading score reported on a 200-800 score scale, in 10-point increments
- Mathematics score reported on a 200-800 score scale, in 10-point increments
- Writing score reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments
Q) How soon do I get my score?
A) The scores are available 3 weeks after the exam date.

Q) What happens if I want to cancel the SAT® test score?
A) You should ask the test supervisor for a “Request to Cancel Test Score’ form. You may submit the completed form immediately, or you can do it with 2 days of the Exam. ETS must receive the request form no later then Wednesday after the test.

Q) How do I pass on my score to the college i want to apply to?
A) The universities only accept official scores sent directly by College board. Scores to four colleges can be sent free of cost from the time of SAT® registration to one week after the SAT® exam. Subsequently, for each score report sent to a college, you would have to pay $11.25.

Q) Do universities consider photocopies of the SAT® scorecard? Do I have to send scores through College Board?
A) No, photocopies are not accepted. You have to send your scores only through College Board.

Q) If I take the SAT® more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?
A) Almost all the universities take the best score.

Q) Do I need to have the SAT® score at the time of applying to universities?
A) No, you do not need to have the SAT® score with you at the time of applying.

Q) Is the SAT® mandatory for applying to undergrad programs outside India?
A) No, not all the undergrad programs outside India require SAT®.

All students who wish to pursue there Bachelor’s in U. S and the top schools in Canada are required to SAT® I Exam. Students who want to apply to the top 15-20 universities of the US require SAT® II scores as well.

Q) Which SAT® II exams should I take?
A) A student who wishes to pursue Bachelor of Engineering should take Math Level II and Physics or Chemistry. While a student who wants to pursue Bachelor of Business should take Math II, English.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT®)

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world and it is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The test is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.

The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker's score. The unscored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or to preequate new test forms. The placement of this section will vary. A 35-minute writing sample is administered at the end of the test. LSAC does not score the writing sample, but copies of the writing sample are sent to all law schools to which you apply.

The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.

The three multiple-choice question types in the LSAT are: • Reading Comprehension Questions—These questions measure the ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law school. The Reading Comprehension section contains four sets of reading questions, each consisting of a selection of reading material, followed by five to eight questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.

• Analytical Reasoning Questions—These questions measure the ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure. You are asked to reason deductively from a set of statements and rules or principles that describe relationships among persons, things, or events. Analytical Reasoning questions reflect the kinds of complex analyses that a law student performs in the course of legal problem solving.

• Logical Reasoning Questions—These questions assess the ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language. Each Logical Reasoning question requires the test taker to read and comprehend a short passage, then answer a question about it. The questions are designed to assess a wide range of skills involved in thinking critically, with an emphasis on skills that are central to legal reasoning. These skills include drawing well-supported conclusions, reasoning by analogy, determining how additional evidence affects an argument, applying principles or rules, and identifying argument flaws.

You may not take the LSAT more than three times in any two-year period. This policy applies even if you cancel your score or if your score is not otherwise reported. LSAC reserves the right to cancel your registration, rescind your admission ticket, or take any other steps necessary to enforce this policy.

The easiest way to register is online through the official LSAC website - http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/about-the-lsat. You can also email LSACinfo@LSAC.org or call 215.968.1001 weekdays between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm (ET), September–February, and between 8:30 am and 4:45 pm (ET), March–August. LSAC's busiest day is Monday, so you can avoid delays if you call later in the week.

Very few people achieve their full potential on the LSAT without some help and preparation. GCC’s highly trained, dynamic LSAT course instructors focus on effective test-taking strategies and thoroughly review all topics covered by the exam. We offer the most effective, up-to-date LSAT courses available and back them with our commitment to ensuring your personal success on test day. Our well-designed course curriculum is dynamic, interactive, and taught by experienced instructors who provide continuity in the learning process as you advance from one skill set to the next.

In order to expose you to the latest test format, questions from recent LSAT tests will be taken up in class. Our materials are constantly updated to reflect the most recent changes in the exam. Thus, you will be able to evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses and focus on those areas and questions where you need the most practice. We stand firmly behind our total immersion approach to test preparation.

LSAT FAQs

Q) When is the best time to take the LSAT?
A) You should take the LSAT as early as possible before law school application deadlines. In recent years, many law schools have requested that applicants take the test by December for admission in the following fall's entering class. If you think you may want to repeat the test after getting your initial score, plan to take the LSAT first in either June or October. This will give you time to access your score on your LSAC.org account and register for the test again in December.

Q) What is the best way to prepare for the LSAT?
A) The LSAT measures skills and knowledge that develop over a period of time. Thus, you cannot prepare for the test by making a last-minute effort to master specific subject areas. However, persons who have thoroughly familiarized themselves with test directions and questions types, who have practiced on available sample tests, and who have studied information available on test-taking techniques and strategies, may feel more secure on the day of the test. You may also purchase additional nominally priced LSAT preparation materials.

Q) If I am placed on the waiting list, how will I be notified when I have been assigned to a center?
A) An email will be sent to you when you are moved off the waiting list and assigned to a test center. An admission ticket will be available in the LSAT Status section under the LSAT tab as soon as you have been assigned.
Q) Can I withdraw my LSAT registration and receive a refund?
A) If you are unable to take the test and you submit a request for a refund by the refund deadline associated with your test date, you are entitled to a partial refund of $51 ($50 CDN). You can download the Refund Request Form (PDF) from this website. LSAC will also accept a signed, dated letter as long as we receive it by the appropriate deadline date.

Q) Can I withdraw my LSAT registration after the refund deadline has passed?
A) Yes. The option to withdraw your LSAT registration will be available in the LSAT Status section of your LSAC.org account once the refund deadline has passed. You must complete the withdrawal by the withdrawal deadline associated with your test date. No refund will be issued. Your LSAT registration cannot be reinstated once withdrawn.

Q) How will my scores be reported?
A) LSAC will automatically report the results of all LSATs in your file, including cancellations and absences, since June 1, 2009. The scores are averaged and also appear separately.

International English Language Testing System (IELTSTM)

The International English Language Testing System, or IELTSTM, as it is popularly called, is an English Language proficiency test that is required to be taken by non-native students so as to study in countries where the medium of instruction is English. IELTSTM is accepted by Universities in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It has become a mandatory test for study in Australia. One cannot be granted an Australian Student Visa without an IELTSTM Score. All other study destinations require one to appear for either the TOEFL or the IELTSTM.

The IELTSTM tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The structure of the IELTSTM is as follows:

Reading (60 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands)
Reading has 3 passages and 40 items (questions). Each item is worth one mark.

Writing (60 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands)
It consists of 2 tasks (Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2) and candidates must answer BOTH tasks.
Listening (40 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands)
IELTSTM Listening has four sections, each with 10 items (or questions). Each item is worth one mark.

Speaking (11-14 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands)
IELTSTM Speaking is a one-to-one interaction between the candidate and an examiner

IELTSTM is conducted in India by IDP and British Council. For detailed information about IELTSTM, please refer to the official website of IELTSTM – www.ielts.org

IELTSTM Exam Dates British Council: http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-exam-ielts-examdates2013.jpg IDP: https://www.ieltsidpindia.com/Candidate-Registration1.aspx

IELTSTM FAQs

Q) What is the cost/registration fee for IELTSTM?
A) The registration fee for IELTSTM is RS. 9900.

Q) How do I register for the IELTSTM?
A) You can register online or in person at IDP or British Council. The detailed information about registering for the IELTSTM can be found at www.idp.org and www.britishcouncil.org

Q) How many times in a year is the IELTSTM exam held?
A) IELTSTM is offered on specific days of the year. One can access the whole schedule which can vary depending on the country by following the given link www.ielts.org

Q) How many times can I take the IELTSTM?
A) IELTSTM can be taken unlimited number of times.(It is highly advisable not to appear for IELTSTM too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature).

Q) What is the validity of the IELTSTM exam?
A) Your IELTSTM score will be valid for 2 years after from the date the test was taken

Q) What is the scoring pattern?
A) Scoring is between 0 (Minimum) and 9 (Maximum) with 0.5 band increment. Four scores are reported on the IELTSTM:
- Reading score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
- Listening score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
- Writing score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
- Speaking score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
Q) How soon do I get my score?
A) The scores are available 13 days after the exam date.

Q) How do I pass on my score to the college?
A) You may request for additional Test Report Form (TRF) to be dispatched directly by the test centre to the recognising institution / body. There is NO CHARGE for the additional TRF, but the candidate will have to pay a dispatch charge of Rs. 1,000/- if the candidate wishes to order dispatch by Courier or Rs. 250/- if the dispatch is by Registered Post

Q) If I take the IELTSTM more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?
A) Almost all the universities take the best score.

Q) Do I need to have the IELTSTM score at the time of applying to universities?
A) No, you do not need to have the IELTSTM score with you at the time of applying.

Q) Do US schools accept the IELTSTM score?
A) US schools have started accepting IELTSTM score. More than 550 US schools accept IELTSTM score. The complete list of US schools accepting IELTSTM is available at http://www.ielts.org/usa/USA_Recognition_List.pdf


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