A lot of young readers read our blog and often ask us what should they do after their school, what’s the best way to do an MBA and what exams should they give? So, here we are, giving you a quick glimpse into looking further into your future and suggest the best exams you can give to get into a fancy MBA College.
- GMAT by GMAC – $250 Fee
Don’t confuse the company name with the name of the exam, it’s one of the most popular and widely accepted MBA exam globally, and some of the top colleges like Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and other big names only accept GMAT scores, nothing higher nothing lesser.
It’s so popular that they even own the domain MBA.com so you cannot go wrong with it! But as cool as it sounds, it gets as difficult, some people say its easy compared to Asian Maths and Science competitive exams, but obviously, that’s like saying it’s easier to eat aluminium than titanium. The point is none of them is easy anyway.
Costs about $250 per attempt and you can send your scores to five of your favourite colleges for free, everything else is charged extra. And your scores are valid up to 5 years from the date of exam.
- IELTS – $215–250 Fee
It stands for the International English Language Testing System, and as the name suggests it’s all about the English language. The whole exam is divided into six different segments – Listening, Academic Reading, General Training Reading, Academic Writing, General Training Writing and Speaking.
While the score in the form of bands from 0 to 9, with increments of 0.5 bands. And the scores are valid for 2 years after the date of the exam. This cuts down the Maths and Logical and Analytical and everything else difficult where they were going to ask in GMAT so it’s like a shortcut to MBA.
But more than 10,000 colleges in over 140 countries accept its score so you got nothing to be worried about.
- TOEFL – $180 USD Fee
Sounds like toffee, but let’s stay serious guys, this is professional, it stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. Again, an exam to test your knowledge on the English language cutting down all the other technical subjects.
This one is divided into four segments – Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. Pretty much the same as IELTS but explained in a simpler manner. The scores are accepted again by more than 10,000 colleges in 130 countries so you should be good and like IELTS, this one is easy to give as well.
Making a final choice is often difficult because there are so many factors involved but if you are willing to put in hard work and are somewhat smart, you should put in all your efforts and just focus on GMAT until you crack it. Absolutely worth your time!