Admission Exams

Here are some of the most important exams you will have to take if you want to do a Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degree in the United States:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

This exam is for those students that donít have English as mother language. TOEFL is the most important English test and is accepted in almost all the Universities, Colleges and institutions. The exam is for graduate and undergraduate students.

The test consists in five parts:
  • Reading: 36-70 questions in 60-100 minutes
  • Listening: 34-51 questions in 60-90 minutes
  • Speaking: 6 tasks in 20 minutes
  • Writing: 2 tasks in 50 minutes
Pupils giving an exam

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Many students take this exam in their first years of high school, when lessons are fresh on their minds. SAT test your skills in math, reading and writing. SAT is an important recognized Admission test required for Undergraduate admission. The SAT measures the applicants skills on criteria and solving problems.

The cost of the Test includes sending to the Universities you specified, and the scores are valid for 5 years since the day you take the exam. Taking this exam will help finding the right College for you. Colleges consider the SAT scores as an important factor.

SAT Structure

Critical Reading
Question Type Number of Questions
Sentence completions 19
Passage-based reading 48
Time: Two 25-minutes sections; one 20-minute section. Total: 70 minutes
Question Type Number of Questions
Identifying sentence errors 18
Improving sentences 25
Improving paragraphs 6
Essay writing One essay
Time: Two 25-minutes sections; one 10-minute section. Total: 60 minutes
Question Type Number of Questions
Multiple-choice 44
Grid-ins 10
Time: Two 25-minutes sections; one 10-minute section. Total: 60 minutes

ACT (American College Testing)

This exam focus in four main areas: English, math, reading, and science. There is an optional writing section on the exam. The questions in this exam are more knowledge-based.

ACT Structure

English 75 multiple-choice questions
Usage & Mechanics 40
Rhetotical Skills 25
Mathematics 60 multiple-choice questions
Pre-Algebra 14
Elementary Algebra 10
Intermediate Algebra 9
Coordinate Geometry 9
Plane Geometry 14
Trigonometry 4
Reading 40 multiple-choice questions
    Analysis of four Reading Passages
Prose Fiction 10
Humanities 10
Social Studies 10
Natural Sciences 10
Science 40 multiple-choice questions
   Content areas for Science are Biology, Earth/Space Sciences, Chemistry,
   and Physics
Data Representation 15
Research Summary 18
Conflicting Viewpoint 7

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