Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) for admission to graduate programs in United States of America and other English speaking countries. The test has a mandatory general subtest commonly called GRE general test and an optional subject test.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized test for admission to graduate level business studies and business administration programs in United States and other English speaking countries. Earlier, the test was administered by Educational Testing Service, but now is managed by American College Testing Inc and Pearson Vue.
General Educational Development (GED) test is a standardized test developed and controlled by American Council on Education (ACE). It is a five tests battery aimed to certify high school level academic skills. The test is designed for those who are not able to achieve high school education for one or the other reason.
SAT is the abbreviation for Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment Test. The test is conducted by College Board (a non-profit organization) in reasoning and 20 other subjects. The SAT reasoning test is taken by high school semaphores, juniors and seniors for admission in the post secondary education.
American College Testing (ACT) is a standardized test developed by the ACT Inc for assessment of eligibility for post secondary education. The school education in United States is provided by diverse institutions like public schools, private schools and home schools which have significant differences in standards, curricula and grading system.
TOEFL stands for ‘Test Of English as a Foreign Language’. It is a standardized test administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The test scores are used for admission into colleges and universities situated in English speaking countries such as United States, Canada, Germany, France and Italy.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardized test administered by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, The British council and IDP education private limited. IELTS is developed to test the ability of reading, writing, listening and speaking English.