Exams required to study in USA

What are the exams required to study in USA?

Students all have the confusion which exam do I need to take to study in USA? Whether its IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, or GMAT. This article explains clearly the exams required to study in USA. There are different types of Test

  1. Language Test / English Proficiency Test
  2. Undergraduate Admission Test
  3. Graduate Admission Test

English Proficiency Exams required to study in USA

In the USA, both IELTS and TOEFL are accepted so again when it comes to language tests, whether it’s TOEFL or IELTS ? We will here discuss the differences between them. The following are exams required to study in USA.

What is IELTS?

IELTS-The International English Language Testing System is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. Grade validity is for up to 2 years. The band score range is 0-9. This grade is used by more than 10,000 institutions in 140 countries. This is used for educational and professional purposes. The skills tested are Listening, Speaking, Reading and writing.

What are the Two types of IELTS tests?

The two types of IELTS exams required to study in USA are

  1. IELTS Academic
  2. IELTS General

IELTS Academic

IELTS Academic is required for international students who are applying for study in the USA. Admission for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees IELTS Academic is required.

IELTS General

IELTS General is required for the candidates who are trying for a professional job in USA.

How do I Register for the IELTS Exam?

To register for IELTS test students need to check for available dates, nearby centers, and some more criteria. UNIK is the registered partner of IDP Australia . we will register for the IELTS test and fill your application form based on the available date. We will confirm the exam date, time, and the exam center with you. We are doing it for free of cost, students need to pay only the IELTS Exam fee which is INR 13,250.

What is the IELTS Exam pattern?

  1. Listening – The test covers 40 Minutes with the recording.
  2. Reading – The test covers 60 minutes with 40 questions
  3. Writing – The test covers 60 minutes which contains 2 sections
  4. Speaking –  The test covers upto 15 minutes in total.

What is TOEFL?

TOEFL-Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers. Students who wish to enroll in US universities can take this test. The test is accepted by many Universities and professional institutions in the USA.TOEFL is managed by a US-based organization known as Educational Training Service (ETS). The skills tested are reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

How do I apply for the TOEFL exam?

Why worried about the registration process? UNIK is the authorised Partner of Educational Testing Services,Princeton,New Jersey ,USA. We will help you out through the complete process. Pay Zero and get the complete registration process. Students need to pay the TOEFL fee of USD 180.

Undergraduate Admission Test

Students who are planning to do their undergraduation in the USA,the following tests are required to study in USA.


SAT – Scholastic Aptitude Test. The exam duration is 3 hours 45 minutes.There are 3 sections which covers Critical reading , Maths and Writing. SAT Scores are accepted by almost all the american universities.


ACT- American College Test. The duration of this exam is 2 hours 55 minutes. This covers 4 sections such as English, Maths, Reading, and Science. Most of the universities in the USA accept ACT scores.

Graduate Admission Test

Based on the subjects you planned to study, according you need to plan your graduate admission test.


GRE- Graduate Record Examination is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States of America. The GRE is owned and administered by the Educational Testing Service. The test was established in 1936. This is required for Master’s degree programs in US universities.

The skills tested are analytical writing, quantitative reasoning, and verbal reasoning. The score is valid for up to 5 years. This even helps the students to get admission to doctorate programs in some universities. The registration fee to take GRE is USD 205.


GMAT- Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English. 

GMAT is used to get admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA program. The score is valid for up to 5 years. This is developed by the Graduate Management Admission Council. The exam fee for GMAT id USD 250.


LSAT- Law School Admission Test. LSAT is applicable only for the Law students.This is maintained by the Law School admission council.The skills tested are critical reading , analytical reasoning ,logical reasoning and writing skills.

To score good at all your exams, UNIK provides IELTS and TOEFL training. We have professional trainers and they will identify in which part the candidate is struggling and help you to score best. Feel free to contact us anytime.

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