Ace in your tests for higher education abroad

2 min readJun 17, 2020


You want to go abroad for higher studies but you have to crack some exams in order to get into the college of your choice. So where do you start? In this article, we will share some of the best tips so that you can get your perfect score for exams like GRE, IELTS, SAT, and TOEFL.

Deciding the Date

The first thing to do for the preparation of any exam is choosing a date. You have to measure the amount of time you will need in order to prepare for the test according to your pace. For any test, it is advisable to keep at least 3 months in hand.

Time Table

Tests like GRE which has its quantitative section. So you have to ask yourself whether you are naturally good with numbers or you have to run to others to solve problems. For the first scenario, you can practice 30–60 minutes every day whereas, for the later 2 hours a day for six months should work.

Reading and Writing Habit

Reading and Writing are the common sections in every test. Are you an avid reader or a once-in-a-while reader? A good habit of reading gives you that extra needed confidence for the Verbal Reasoning section. If not, simply start today. If you can’t finish many books, make a habit of reading as many newspaper articles as possible every day. Use a dictionary or WordWeb app handy. You can also make flashcards for important and difficult words so that you can check them every once in a while.

For the Analytical Writing section, make it a habit of writing daily for 15–20 minutes. Get yourself a notebook and write on any topic for the first 15 days. After that, you can search for the types of topics for your chosen test and write on them. Please note that the number of words required for each test differs. Prepare accordingly.

Take Mock Tests

The number of mock tests you take will define how well you will so in your final exams. It is advisable to keep the last preparation month only for practice. You’ll find numerous mock papers over the internet. For the Speaking test, practice in front of the mirror or with a friend.

And lastly, DO NOT PANIC. You got this. Good luck.

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Shahjadi Jemim Rahman