PREPARATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EXAMS

  • IELTS

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System) was first developed in the UK in 1989. Purpose of the test is to assess the level of English language proficiency for candidates who are not native English speakers. It is a paper-based exam. IELTS is managed by IDP: IELTS Australia, British Council and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) and provides services in 900 test centers in more than 135 countries of the world.

     

    IELTS is owned by three organizations: 

     

    Structure of IELTS allows evaluating as objective as possible the various skills of candidates required for communication and perception. The test consists of four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing andSpeaking

     

     

    There are two versions of the test:

     


    • Academic IELTS (academic version)
    • General Training IELTS(generic version).

     

     

    Academic IELTS Certificate is used for admission to schools, colleges and universities of UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and other countries, in schools where teaching is conducted in English.

     

    General Training IELTS certificate (sometimes Academic IELTS) is obligatory for all who wish to immigrate to Canada, Australia and New Zealand under professional migration system. The certificate is required while getting a work visa in the UK, and for other purposes related to study, living or working in an English-speaking society.

     

    IELTS result is evaluated under a scale from 0 to 9.0 scores.

     

    Candidate learns his score online and/or receives in a test center on the 13th day after the exam. IELTS is reliable, efficient, experienced testing of real ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.

     

    Preparation for passing IELTS is a complex and laborious process that requires maximal dedication, discipline and a lot of time. The format of preparation for IELTS exam in GRBS is the following:

     

    Required level of English language skills to start training:  Upper- Intermediate

     

    Course length: Classes are held 3 times a week. One of these activities includes EnglishSpeakingWorkshop. The total duration is 3 months

     

    Duration of a lesson: 90 minutes

     

    The form of classes: Individual and group lessons. Number of participants in a group is 5-10 students

     

    Lessons will be conducted by highly qualified teachers with international certification such as: CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, TKT, CPE and etc.

  • TOEFL

    The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETS TOEFL Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills. More than 8,500 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.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

     

    TOEFL iBT Test Sections

     

    Section

    Time Limit

    Questions

    Tasks

    Reading*

    60–80 minutes

    36–56 questions

    Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.

    Listening

    60–90 minutes

    34–51 questions

    Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.

    Break

    10 minutes

    Speaking

    20 minutes

    6 tasks

    Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.

    Writing

    50 minutes

    2 tasks

    Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

     

    TOEFL scores are valid for two years after the testing year in which you tested.

     

    Preparation for passing TOEFL Test is hard and labour consuming process which demands the maximum of dedication, discipline and plenty of time.  The format of preparation to the TOEFL pass at GRBS is as following:

     

    The necessary level of English language for preparation:  Upper- Intermediate

     

    Course duration:  Lessons are conducted 3 times a week. One of them is English Speaking Workshop. The total course duration –  12 weeks.

     

    Lesson duration:  90 minutes

     

    Class format:  Private and group tuition.

     

    Number of students in a group:  5 – 10 students

     

    The tuition is provided by the highly experienced tutors certified to CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, TKT, CPE and etc. 

     

    The training aids and additional materials are provided by GRBS. 

     

     

  • SAT

    The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

     

    Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.

     

    The SAT tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your strength in these subjects is important for success in college and throughout your life.

     

    • The reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
    • The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
    • The math section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.

     

    Each section of your SAT (critical reading, mathematics and writing) will be scored on a 200- to 800-point scale, for a possible total of 2400. You’ll also get two “subscores” on the writing section: a multiple-choice score from 20 to 80, and an essay score from 2 to 12.

     

    But how do you get these scores? Two steps happen before you see a final score.

     

    First, we figure out your raw score by:

     

    • Adding points for correct answers.
    • Subtracting a fraction of a point for wrong answers.

     

    Remember: Questions that you skipped don’t count either for or against your score, and points aren’t taken away for wrong answers on the math questions where you needed to enter the answer into a grid.

     

    Then we take your raw score and turn it into a scaled score. This is where the score of 200–800 points comes from, and it is done through a statistical process called “equating.” This process makes it possible to compare your score with the scores of other students who took alternative versions of the test, and to your own scores on previous tests.

     

    Preparation for passing SATTest is hard and labour consuming process which demands the maximum of dedication, discipline and plenty of time.  The format of preparation to the SAT pass at GRBS is as following:

     

    SAT (Reading section and Writing)

     

    The necessary level of English language for preparation:  Upper- Intermediate

     

    Course duration:  Lessons are conducted 3 times a week. One of them is English Speaking Workshop. The total course duration –  12 weeks.

     

    Lesson duration:  90 minutes

     

    Class format:  Private and group tuition.

     

    Number of students in a group:  4 – 7 students

     

    The tuition is provided by the highly experienced tutors certified to CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, TKT, CPE and etc. 

     

    The training aids and additional materials are provided by GRBS. 

     

     

     

    SAT(Quantitive section)

     

    The necessary level of English language for preparation:Intermediate

     

    Course duration:  Lessons are conducted 3 times a week. One of them is English Speaking Workshop. The total course duration –  12 weeks.

     

    Lesson duration:  90 minutes

     

    Class format:  Private and group tuition.

     

    Number of students in a group:  2 – 4 students

     

     The tuition is provided by the highly experienced tutors certified to CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, TKT, CPE and etc. 

     

    The training aids and additional materials are provided by GRBS. 

     

    How to start preparation : to register please fill in the online application form, contact us by phone or visit our office.

     

     

  • GMAT

    Accepted by more than 5,900 business and management programs worldwide, for nearly 60 years, the GMAT exam has been the test of choice by the world’s business leaders to get into the world’s leading business schools for one reason – it works. Quite simply, no other exam lets you showcase the skills that matter most in the business school classroom and in your career.

     

    When It Comes to Your Success, There Is No Comparison

     

    Business schools use and trust the GMAT exam to make admissions decisions. The GMAT exam – created by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the global non-profit council of business schools – sets the standard for its ability to predict success in the classroom. Consider these five reasons to choose the GMAT exam as your best first step toward a career with impact.

     

    • The GMAT exam measures the skills you have and the skills schools need. The GMAT exam's unique Integrated Reasoning section lets you differentiate your skills in a way that the GRE, CAT, GRK and other individual school exams cannot.
    • The GMAT exam is available when you’re ready to take it. Testing is available around the world in state-of-the-art facilities designed to provide an unparalleled test-taking experience so that you can perform your best.
    • The GMAT exam was created by the only global non-profit council of business schools.For more than 60 years, the GMAT exam, administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the global non-profit council of the world’s leading business schools, has been the path taken by business leaders to get into business schools worldwide. No other exam addresses the unique demands of graduate management education quite like GMAC.
    • The GMAT exam is relied on more by graduate business schools worldwide. The GMAT exam works – for you and them – and is accepted by more graduate management programs and schools than the GRE, CAT, GRK, and any other individual school exams.
    • Business schools trust the GMAT exam. For decades, the GMAT exam has set the standard for its ability to predict your success in the classroom. In fact, decades of research confirm that the GMAT exam is a valid and reliable predictor of your academic performance in today’s graduate management programs. 

     

    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.

     

    GMAT Test Section

    # of Questions

    Question Types

    Timing

    Analytical Writing Assessment

    1 Topic

    Analysis of Argument

    30 Minutes

    Integrated Reasoning

    12 Questions

    Multi-Source Reasoning
    Graphics Interpretation
    Two-Two Part Analysis
    Table Analysis

    30 Minutes

    Quantitative

    37 Questions

    Data Sufficiency
    Problem Solving

    75 Minutes

    Verbal

    41 Questions

    Reading Comprehension
    Critical Reasoning
    Sentence Correction

    75 Minutes

    Total Exam Time

       

    3hrs, 30 minutes

     

    Total GMAT scores range from 200 to 800; two-thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600.

    Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60; scores below 9 and above 44 for the Verbal section and below 7 and above 50 for the Quantitative section are rare.

    Verbal and Quantitative scores are on a fixed scale and can be compared across all GMAT test administrations, but because they measure different constructs, they cannot be compared to each other.

    If you do not finish in the allotted time, your scores will be calculated based upon the number of questions answered as long as you worked on each section. Your score will decrease significantly with each unanswered question.

     

    Your Analytical Writing Assessment Score


    The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score is based on one Analysis of an Argument essay. Essays are scored independently twice and then averaged. Scores for the AWA range from 0 to 6 in half-point intervals.

    GMAT scores are valid for five years after the testing year in which you tested.

     

    Preparation for passing GMAT Test is hard and labour consuming process which demands the maximum of dedication, discipline and plenty of time.  The format of preparation to the GMAT pass at GRBS is as following:

    GMAT (Verbal section and Analytical Writing section)

     

    The necessary level of English language for preparation:  Upper- Intermediate

     

    Course duration:  Lessons are conducted 3 times a week. One of them is English Speaking Workshop. The total course duration –  12 weeks.

     

    Lesson duration:  90 minutes

     

    Class format:  Private and group tuition.

     

    Number of students in a group:  4 – 7 students

    The tuition is provided by the highly experienced tutors certified to CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, TKT, CPE and etc. 

    The training aids and additional materials are provided by GRBS. 

     

    GMAT(Quantitive section and İntegrated Reasoning)

     

    The necessary level of English language for preparation:Intermediate

     

    Course duration:  Lessons are conducted 2 times a week. One of them is English Speaking Workshop. The total course duration –  12 weeks.

     

    Lesson duration:  90 minutes

     

    Class format:  Private and group tuition.

     

    Number of students in a group:  2 – 4 students

     The tuition is provided by the highly experienced tutors certified to CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, TKT, CPE and etc. 

    The training aids and additional materials are provided by GRBS. 

     

    How to start preparation : to register please fill in the online application form, contact us by phone or visit our office.

  • GRE

    Whether you are planning to go to graduate school or business school — or just exploring your options — you are taking an important step toward your future. It is a smart move to show schools your best and with the GRE® revised General Test, you can! The GRE revised General Test gives you the Power of Confidence to help you do your best. With the GRE revised General Test, you decide which scores to send to schools. If you feel you didn't do your best on test day, that's okay. You can retake the test and then send only the scores you want schools to see.

     

    Plus, the GRE revised General Test is the only admissions test for graduate or business school that lets you skip questions within a section, go back and change answers, and have control to tackle the questions within a section you want to answer first.

     

    GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.

     

    The GRE revised General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school.

     

    • Verbal Reasoning — Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
    • Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
    • Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.

     

    What scores are reported on the GRE revised General Test?

    Three scores are reported on the GRE revised General Test:

     

    • A Verbal Reasoning score is reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments.
    • A Quantitative Reasoning score is reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments.
    • An Analytical Writing score is reported on a 0–6 score level, in half-point increments.

     

    GRE scores are valid for five years after the testing year in which you tested.

     

     

    Preparation for passing GRE Test is hard and labour consuming process which demands the maximum of dedication, discipline and plenty of time. 

    The format of preparation to the GRE pass at GRBS is as following:

     

    GRE (Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing section)

     

    The necessary level of English language for preparation:  Upper- Intermediate

     

    Course duration:  Lessons are conducted 3 times a week. One of them is English Speaking Workshop. The total course duration –  12 weeks.

     

    Lesson duration:  90 minutes

     

    Class format:  Private and group tuition.

     

    Number of students in a group:  4 – 7 students

    The tuition is provided by the highly experienced tutors certified to CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, TKT, CPE and etc. 

    The training aids and additional materials are provided by GRBS. 

     

    GRE (Quantitive Reasoning section)

     

    The necessary level of English language for preparation:Intermediate

     

    Course duration:  Lessons are conducted 3 times a week. One of them is English Speaking Workshop. The total course duration –  12 weeks.

     

    Lesson duration:  90 minutes

     

    Class format:  Private and group tuition.

     

    Number of students in a group:  4 – 7 students

     

     The tuition is provided by the highly experienced tutors certified to CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, TKT, CPE and etc. 

    The training aids and additional materials are provided by GRBS. 

     

    How to start preparation : to register please fill in the online application form, contact us by phone or visit our office.