GMAT, GRE, SAT, LSAT
The GMAT exam evaluates your preparedness for business school by simulating the real time decision making environment—it asses the ability to understand multiple types of information and how they can be interpreted to take decisions. GMAT does not test vocabulary you will most likely never use again. With the GMAT exam you prepare for real-world problem solving.
The GMAT exam is three hours and seven minutes long and recently it has been made even more concise. With the GMAT exam, you get to decide your section order. Instead of shifting between math and verbal sections, you have the facility to select the order that works best for you and allows you to put your best, most confident self forward.
A journey to a business school starts with the GMAT exam. GMAT is accepted by more than 7,000 business programs across 2,300 schools.GMAT is usually given by professionals who have been out of touch with the basics for quite some time. A reasonable timeline for preparation for a high score can be considered as approx 3 months. A regular reality check using the mock tests is essential.
The GRE is the acronym for Graduate Record Examination, the test consists of verbal and quantitative sections and two essays. The scores of this test can be submitted to apply for MS/ PHD/ MBA programs of many colleges in the world. Eligibility of the scores however depends on the individual college criteria. The GRE is scored out of 340.
The SAT is an exam for students in classes XI or XII for applying to undergraduate programs on various universities across the world. The General SAT consists of 4 sections - 2 in English and 2 in Mathematics accompanied with an optional essay. The complete test is scored on a scale of 1600.
LSAT (from www.LSAC.ORG)
The LSAT consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple choice questions. Four of the five
sections contribute to the score. These include one reading comprehension, one analytical
reasoning, and two logical reasoning sections.
The unscored section, usually referred to as the variable section, is used to pretest new
questions or evaluate new test forms. The placement of this section varies, and you won't
know which section is unscored until you receive your score report.
The LSAT also includes a 35-minute, unscored writing sample. The writing prompt presents
a decision problem, and you are asked to choose between two positions or courses of
action, and defend your choice. There is no “right” or “wrong” position; the writing sample
lets you demonstrate your argumentative writing skills. Law schools are looking at the
reasoning, clarity, organization, language usage, and writing mechanics you display in your
sample. Copies of your writing sample are sent to all schools to which you apply.