Test Preparation Classes
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test of English proficiency that is accepted by most colleges, universities and government organizations for admissions, work and the immigration purposes. The test covers all the four skills of English language; Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking with a brand score of 1to 9 for each individual section. IELTS has two modules: Academic and General Training. The Academic is for the candidates who wish to pursue their higher education whereas the General is for the purpose of work, immigration and training requirements abroad. The IELTS test format is as follows:
Academic Module General Training Module 01 Listening 4 sections, 40 questions
30 minutes + 10 minutes
4 sections, 40 questions
30 minutes + 10 minutes
02 Reading Academic Reading:
3 sections, 40 questions
General Training Reading:
3 sections, 40 questions
03 Writing Academic Writing:
General Training Writing:
04 Speaking 11 to 14 minutes 11 to 14 minutes
The students at CORONA have an unlimited access to the Access Center (CORONA LAB) to practice all the skills. Every Friday, full tests are administered by the experienced faculties and the test papers are assessed by qualified examiners before they are returned to the students. The writing tasks are returned to the students with teachers’ feedback for improvement. The final IELTS test is taken by the British Council. The students need to register for their test as per the availability of the date at the British Council as the test dates are announced in advance. For further details of the exam and the test dates, students can also visit the website of the British council at: www.britishcouncil.org
Graduate Records Examinations (GRE)
A GRE score is typically the single component that all graduate school applicants have in common. It is considered to be a relatively accurate predictor of how you will perform in graduate schools, and is a critical benchmark used to distinguish individuals from their fellow applicants. In fact, at many schools, the GRE is the primary factor that determines not only your acceptance, but also what merit-based grants, fellowships, assistantships, and financial aid you may be eligible to receive. Serious preparation is about more than just a GRE score: it is an investment in your future.
GRE General Test
The Graduate Record Examinations (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 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 GRE Subject Tests
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. Each Subject Test is intended for students who have majored in or have extensive background in that specific area.
The GRE has the following format:
Sections No. of Questions Kinds of Questions Time 1. Analytical Writing
1. Perspective on an issue
2. Analysis of an argument
Break 2. Verbal
1. Sentence completion 6—7 questions
2. Readingcomprehension (2-3 passages) 7-8 questions
3. Antonyms 8—9 questions
4. Analogies 7—8 questions
30 minutes 3. Quantitative 1. Multiple choice questions
2. Quantitative comparison (28 questions)
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) is to evaluate English language proficiency of people whose native language is not English. It 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. TOEFL® scores are accepted by more than 6,000 colleges, universities, and licensing agencies in 110 countries.
ULCI is an official ETS TOEFL Testing Center and also provides the highest quality TOEFL preparation classes, with the finest instructors and the best available technology. Our team of instructors is kept up to date with the tests all the year round, to stay on top of the TOEFL trends and to make sure our students learn in the best possible way in order to achieve high scores.
Receiving high marks on an English proficiency test is the single most important thing that non-native English speakers can do to increase their chances of studying abroad. High marks on the TOEFL increase your chances of getting a student visa, getting into a good educational program, and (in some cases) of getting scholarships The test is offered now only in two formats: Internet-Based Test (iBT) and Paper-Based Test (PBT). Computer- Based TOEFL Test (CBT) is no longer available and iBT, the Next Generation TOEFL Test is getting more and more popular day by day.
ETS has made several changes to the TOEFL® test. The new test termed Internet Based TOEFL® (iBT) will assess four basic language skills: Listening, Reading , Writing and Speaking. The New iBT TOEFL® will have more accurate components of the English Language Skills needed for academic success and matches closely to the academic environment.
Classes 30 hours, spread over 6 weeks. Weekly Testing One hour a day, Mondays to Fridays. You can choose the timings that suit you. Materials Every Sunday, on the CBT pattern, with instant evaluations. Online Writing Assessment A galaxy of the latest CD-ROMs and conventional materials at the Self-Access Center, along with a complimentary Cambridge TOEFL® book with eight CDs for home practice. Facilities You receive instant results of your test in the writing section. This is supplied by Educational Testing Service (ETS). Instructors Comfortable and fully air-conditioned classrooms outfitted with modern equipment. iBT TOEFL TEST FORMAT Test Section Number of Questions Timing Reading 3-5 passages, 12-14 questions each 60-100 minutes Listening 4-6 lectures, 6 questions each
2-3 conversations, 5 questions each
60-90 minutes Break 10 minutes Speaking 6 tasks: 2 independent & 4 integrated 20 minutes Writing 1 integrated task
1 independent task
This latest version involves the mandatory speaking section, along with integrated tasks in both speaking and writing sections for the first time. It, however, does not have a separate grammar and structure section, as the use of grammar will be strongly evaluated in speaking and writing sections.
PBT TOEFL TEST FORMAT Test Section Number of Questions Timing TWE 1 essay 30 minutes Listening Part A: 30 short conversations, 1 question each
Part B: 2 longer conversations, 4 questions each
Part C: 3 talks, 4 questions each
Total number of questions: 50
30-35 minutes Structure& Written Expression 40 questions 25 minutes Reading Comprehension 5 passages, total 50 questions 55 minutes Test Section Number of Questions Timing
This is the oldest version of TOEFL Test, with some updates, delivered on the paper. Listening Comprehension measures the ability to understand English as it is spoken in North America . Structure and Language measures the ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English. Reading Comprehension measures the ability to understand non-technical reading matter. Test of Written English (TWE) measures the ability to write in English on an assigned topic.
Duration : 8 weeks
The Graduate Management Admission (GMAT) test is a computer based test formulated by ETS (Education Testing Service) and administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council. It is a fundamental criterion for admission into Graduate Management schools. The GMAT consists of a Verbal Portion, A Quantitative portion and an Analytical Writing Portion.
The following is a brief outline of the GMAT.
• The Verbal Portion
This portion consists of 41 questions to be solved in 75 minutes with the question types being Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension.
• The Mathematical Portion
This portion consists of 41 questions to be solved in 75 minutes with the question types being Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency
• The Analytical Writing Portion
This consists of 2 essays to be written in 1 hour. The essays involve the Analysis of an Issue and the Analysis of an Argument