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Tests Required to Apply to Canada

Tests Required to Apply to Canada based on programs


You need to appear for two tests - either GMAT or GRE (in lieu of GMAT) and TOEFL or IELTS.


Masters in CANADA:

You need to appear for tests - GRE (in very few cases) and TOEFL or IELTS


Bachelors in CANADA:

You need to appear for tests - IELTS or TOEFL.


Graduate Certificate Programs in CANADA:

You need to appear for only your English language test i.e. IELTS. These programs don’t require GMAT or GRE.


English Language Tests Required to Apply to Canada:


  1. TOEFL: There is a worldwide recognition for TOEFL. It’s a test of how well you can understand and use English language. The 4 components of the TOEFL test are Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. There are more than 50 test dates available annually. ETS (the body that organized the TOEFL) offers some free and paid material for you to prepare. We recommend – watching movies from Hollywood, striking up conversations with strangers while on public transport and learning how to use that new word you learned in a sentence correctly.
  2. IELTS Academic: British Council (UK), IDP (Australia) and Cambridge English Language Assessment came together to create this test of English. It has the same 4 components as TOEFL – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking but, they conduct the first 3 on the same day and the speaking test can be 7 days before or after this. The tests dates are up to 3 times a month.

Entrance Tests Required to Apply to Canada:


  1. GRE:(US$195 and additional score reports US$27) – ETS conducts this computer delivered test, the same body that conducts the TOEFL. It tests your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing. Irrespective of your educational background, the GRE acts as a common measure of comparison for universities. A score of 320+ means you’re looking at the top schools. ETS provides free and paid preparation material through their website. You will have to take this for few post graduate courses in CANADA unless you’re looking at a management degree, in which case the GMAT is preferred. Most universities do accept both.
  2. GMAT (US$250) – Quite simply, this exam will showcase your skill set. Most universities rely on your GMAT score to predict how well you will do in class. It’s a 3 hour 30 minutes exam that tests your analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitative skills and verbal skills. The GMAT website offers a variety of preparation material. If you get a score of 650+, you will get into the top universities. Keep in mind that this is a practice driven test, the more mock tests you give, the better you will become.


In case you’re confused about your studies in Canada, we can help you solve the problem. Once we meet you, and your parents or spouse, we ask you questions to get a clearer idea of your preferences, restrictions, and goals. This will allow us to make a range of suggestions with regard to locations and universities. With more discussions we’ll help you pick between them and narrow it down to the right selection of safe, moderate and ambitions options. We will make your process of studying in Canada hassle-free.

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