In educational/professional competition which is expanded all over the global village, it is almost mandatory to qualify a test.
For this purpoe, different organizations/institutions are established to give the tests to the students. Introduction of some known
organizations is given below. The website (genrica.com) provides the opportunity
for the test preparation. Among the different types of tests, following topics are included commonly:
Analysis of Issue
Analysis of Argument
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a non-profit and private
organization. Primarily, it provides a testing service for educational measurement and research.
It serves throughout the world particularly in the United States and 180 other countries. It
develops and administers a broad range of educational products and services for government agencies,
academic institutions and corporations, including
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is an organization
comprised of leading graduate business schools around the world. It is the owner and administers
the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam. The GMAT exam is the first and
only standardized test specifically designed for graduate business and management programs. It is
available in almost 100 countries and it is the most widely used assessment for graduate management
admissions and the most reliable predictor of academic success in graduate business studies.
National Testing Service (NTS) is said to be "Building Standards in Educational & Professional
Testing". It is a non-profit, autonomous organization established with the basic objective of
developing a credible, technically appropriate and accurate system to evaluate the knowledge level
of students of different educational institutions at various levels. It operates on national level
and one of its important commitments is conducting various types of tests. Generally, NTS conducts
following types of tests:
In USA, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) registers the students for the Medical
College Admission Test (MCAT) and administers the test in limited locations and only a few times each
year. Aspiring doctors need to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as part of the application
process for medical school/college.
In Pakistan, Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is held by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
ECAT test is held by the respective colleges and universities
or it is conducted through National Testing Service (NTS).
The College Board administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test
(SAT). The College Board is a non-profit agency
comprising of all the colleges and schools in US. The College Board is assisted by the Educational
Testing Services (ETS) to develop, publish and score the SAT. SAT testing requires a consistence
in its administration and scoring procedure. So it is the collective responsibility of the College
Board as well as the ETS to make it as fair as possible.
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