FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions?

I want to study abroad? What should I do?

  • Identify your macro area of research
  • Choose the choice of country
  • Take up the entry test like TOEFL, GRE, IELTS etc.
  • Identifying the universities matching your profile
  • Prepare documents and apply to the university
  • Prepare documents and Apply for the VISA

When is the best time for me to apply to the university?

Universities advise overseas students to apply for admission a year in advance, so that they will have sufficient time to prepare relevant documents.

How much will it cost me to study a PG course abroad?

Cost of Study in USA:
Tuition Fee : Varies from $ 10000 to $ 25000 [Depends on the university and course opted]
Living Cost : Varies from $ 6000 to $ 7500 [Depends on the city and location] * Living includes accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, telephone & incidental costs
Average Cost : Tuition - $ 15000, Living - $ 6000, Total - $ 21000 [Approx. Rs.11,60,000/- per annum], [1$ = Rs.55 as on 01.09.12] [http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/]
The Minimum Wage in USA depends on the state. It is $7.25 per hour in Washington You are allowed to work 20 hrs a week [52 weeks in a year] Average annual earning = $ 7500 [Approx. Rs.4,15,000/- per annum]
Net Cost per annum in USA = Rs.14,90,000


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TOEFL- Test of English as a Foreign Language

The TOEFLtest measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings. Most Educational Institutes in the US and Canada ask applicants for their TOEFLScores. Institutes in other countries, where the mode and language of instruction is English, also use TOEFL.

The TOEFLiBT (Internet-based Test) tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: reading, listening, speaking and writing. The test helps students demonstrate that they have the English skills needed for success.

The test has four sections:
  • Reading measures the ability to understand academic reading material.
  • Listening measures the ability to understand English as it is used in colleges and universities.
  • Speaking measures the ability to speak English in an academic context.
  • Writing measures the ability to write in a way that is appropriate for college and university course work.
Section Time Limit No. of Questions
Reading 60-100 minutes 36-70
Listening 60-90 minutes 34-51
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks
The 2007-08 fee for the TOEFLTest is $150.

GRE - Graduate Record Examination

GRE test intends to primarily aid Graduate Schools (of all fields other than business) to assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study. Most universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for GRE scores.

The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in eight specific fields of study and is often required for admission into a master's degree program.

The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.

The test has four sections :
Verbal Reasoning The skills measured include the test taker's ability to
  • analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it
  • analyze relationships among component parts of sentences
  • recognize relationships between words and concepts Quantitative Reasoning The skills measured include the test taker's ability to
  • understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis
  • reason quantitatively
  • solve problems in a quantitative setting
  • Analytical Writing The skills measured include the test taker's ability to
  • articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
  • examine claims and accompanying evidence
  • support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
  • sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
  • control the elements of standard written English
Section Time Limit No. of Questions
Analytical Writing 45 minutes 1 Issue Task
Analytical Writing 30 minutes 1 Argument Task*
Verbal 30 minutes 30
Quantitative 45 minutes 28
Unscored** Varies Varies
Research*** Varies Varies
The 2007-08 fee for the GRE Test is $170.

SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test

Originally, SAT was an abbreviation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. In 1993, the test was renamed the SAT I: Reasoning Test. At the same time, the former Achievement Tests were renamed the SAT II: Subject Tests. In 2004, the numerals "I" and "II" were dropped and the tests are now named the SAT Reasoning Test (or just SAT) and SAT Subject Tests. SAT is a simple and recognizable way of referring to the SAT Reasoning Test.

It is accepted for US College Admissions. Most US Universities ask for the SAT for admissions to their undergraduate programs.

The SAT has three scores, each on the scale of 200 to 800. Your score includes writing (W 200-800), mathematics (M 200-800), and critical reading (CR 200-800). Two subscores are given for the writing section: a multiple-choice subscore on a scale of 20-80, and an essay subscore on a scale of 2-12. The total testing time for the SAT is 3 hours and 45 minutes. The 2007-08 fee for the SAT Reasoning Test is $43.



Cost of Study in Australia

Tuition Fee : Varies from $A15000 $A36000 a year [Depends on the university and course opted]
Living Cost : Varies from ($A300 - $A400) per week [Depends on the city and location] * Living includes accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, telephone & incidental costs
Average Cost : Tuition - $A 25000
Living - $A 18000
Total - $A 43000 [Approx. Rs.24,50,000/- per annum] [1$A = Rs.57 as on 01.09.12]

The Australian Federal Minimum Wage is approx. $A15.96 per hour You are allowed to work 20 hrs a week [52 weeks in a year] Average annual earning = $A16600 [Approx. Rs.9,50,000/- per annum]

Net Cost per annum in Australia = Rs.30,00,000

Cost of Study in New Zealand

Tuition Fee : Varies from NZ$ 15000 NZ$ 30000 a year [Depends on the university and course opted]
Living Cost : Varies from NZ$ 10000 NZ$ 15000 a year [Depends on the city and location]
* Living includes accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, telephone & incidental costs
Average Cost : Tuition - NZ$ 20000
Living - NZ$ 15000
Total - NZ$ 25000 [Approx. Rs.11,10,000/- per annum] [1 NZ$ = Rs.44.30 as on 01.09.12]

The Minimum Wage in New Zealand is approx. NZ$ 13.50 per hour You are allowed to work 20 hrs a week [52 weeks in a year] Average annual earning = NZ$ 14000 [Approx. Rs.6,20,000/- per annum]

Net Cost per annum in New Zealand = Rs.4,90,000

Cost of Study in UK

Tuition Fee : Varies from 10000 to 15000 [Depends on the university and course opted]
Living Cost : Varies from 6000 to 9000 [Depends on the city and location] * Living includes accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, telephone & incidental costs
Average Cost : Tuition - 10000
Living - 7000
Total - 17000 [Approx. Rs.14,90,000/- per annum] [1 = Rs.87.60 as on 01.09.12]

The Minimum Wage in UK is approx. 6.08 per hour You are allowed to work 20 hrs a week [52 weeks in a year] Average annual earning = 6300 [Approx. Rs.5,50,000/- per annum]

Net Cost per annum in UK = Rs.9,40,000

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IELTS - International English Language Testing System

IELTS is the international English Language Testing System. It is for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of the communication. IELTS measures test takers' ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking. Universities in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada widely accept IELTS. And it is mandatory test for overseas study. IELTS is jointly managed by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

The test has four parts:
  • Listening 30 minutes
  • Reading 1 hour
  • Writing 1 hour
  • Speaking 13 15 minutes

The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are all taken on the same day. The Speaking test can take place upto seven days before or after the other papers. It is usually within one day of the Listening, Reading and Writing tests at British Council India.

The score report is mailed within two weeks of the test. The score for each section is reported on a band of 0-9. The average of the scores of all sections is taken and the overall score is given in band of 0-9.

The nine bands and their descriptive statements are as follows:
  • 9 Expert User
  • 8 Very Good User
  • 7 Good User
  • 6 Competent User
  • 5 Modest User
  • 4 Limited User
  • 3 Extremely Limited User
  • 2 Intermittent User
  • 1 Non User
The fee for IELTS test is Rs.7200.

GMAT - Graduate Management Admissions Test

GMAT is a standardized assessment that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Nearly 900 management institutes all over the world require GMAT scores from the applicants. The test is scored on a maximum of 800.

The GMAT exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed over a long period of time in your education and work. It does NOT measure:

  • your knowledge of business,
  • your job skills,
  • specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work,
  • your abilities in any other specific subject area, or
  • subjective qualities such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.
The GMAT exam consists of three main parts, the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section.
  • The Analytical Writing Assessment consists of two separate writing tasks - Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. You are allowed 30 minutes to complete each one.
  • The Quantitative Section contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two question types - Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. You will be allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.
  • The Verbal Section contains 41 multiple choice questions of three question types - Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.
GMAT scores range from 200 to 800

The Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60. Scores below 9 and above 44 for the Verbal section or below 7 and above 50 for the Quantitative section are rare. The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score is an average of the ratings given to the Analysis of an Issue and the Analysis of an Argument sections. Each response is given two independent ratings. Once both essays have been scored, the scores are averaged to provide an overall score. Scores for the AWA range from 0 to 6 in half-point intervals.

The 2007-08 fee for the GMAT Test is $250 worldwide.


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