1. SAT : SAT is an undergraduate exam, which is needed for admissions to most US colleges and universities. A few colleges in Singapore and Canada also require the SAT exam. The SAT consists of writing, critical reading, and math and the maximum score for this exam is 2400. A separate writing section on 12 is also part of the exam. The fee for the exam is US$105 and you can take the SAT as many times as you like and send only your best scores. To register for SAT, visit www.collegeboard.com.
2. TOEFL : TOEFL An undergraduate and graduate exam needed by almost all students who wish to study abroad. Although the exam is primarily needed by US universities, many universities in the UK and Canada also recognize the TOEFL. The exam consists of sections in speaking, writing, reading and listening and the maximum score in the exam is 120. An acceptable score by most universities is above 100. The registration for the exam can be done at www.toefl.org.
3. GMAT : A graduate management exam, which is needed for admissions to almost all top business schools worldwide. The exam consists of English and math and tests your analytical and logical skills. The maximum points for the exam is 800 and most top business schools expect candidates to have scores over 680 to be considered for admission. The fees for the exam are US$250 and the registration is online at www.mba.com.
4. GRE : GRE A graduate exam, which is needed for admissions to most nonbusiness programmes in the US. Some institutes in the UK such as London School of Economics (LSE) also need the GRE for many of their courses. Many business schools around the world have now begun to accept the GRE for admission as well. The maximum points for the exam is 340 and most top graduate schools expect candidates to have scores over 320 to be considered for admission. The fees for the exam are US$185 and the registration is online.
Website : www.gre.org.