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IB-IGCSE-CBSE/ICSE-State Boards

What is the advantage of studying IBDP, IGCSE compared to CBSE, ICSE or State Boards? 

IB board is recognized by most universities in the world and IB students get extra preference during 
college applications compared to students from other Indian boards of education. IB curriculum is 
based on experimentation and application and is also bit hectic compared to other curriculums. 
Along with IB, A levels gives students good number of subject choices and is more focused 
on understanding the concepts and follows a more practical learning approach. 

SAT-ACT-AP Test

Which one is difficult SAT or ACT exam?

Neither the SAT nor the ACT is “easier” or “harder” than the other – but different types of students 
usually do much better on one than they do on the other.

Do most colleges prefer the SAT or ACT test scores?

Test preference among colleges. A common myth is that elite colleges look more favorably upon SAT 
than ACT scores. In reality, all colleges and universities which require standardized testing 
accept BOTH the ACT and SAT test scores. And college admissions counselors have openly stated 
they do not prefer one test over the other.

Do we have to take both the ACT and SAT?

Schools only require either the ACT or the SAT test score, not both. No school will require you 
to submit scores from both tests, so in most of the cases you need not take both the ACT and 
the SAT exam. 

College Application

What is the right time to prepare for College Application ?

The ideal time for College Applications is between October to December when you are done 
with all the exams and start writing essays for colleges. It’s always advisable to start 
early because some universities in US prefer to have early admissions. 

What are the parameters Universities look in College Applications ?

Universities look at broad variety of categories like the SAT or ACT scores, your academic 
performance from 5th to 12th grade. Apart from these, most Ivy league Universities look at 
extracurricular activities like Sports and Social responsibilities. The criteria are different 
for different universities. The college application experts at EduTechEx would guide you in a 
smooth and coherent manner in your application process for all the universities. 

General Questions

How important are SAT Scores ?

The weight placed on SAT scores varies from school to school. Colleges and universities 
also consider high school grade point average and academic transcript, letters of 
recommendation, interviews, and personal essays when deciding on admissions. 
In addition, virtually all U.S. colleges and universities will accept ACT scores 
in lieu of SAT scores. For more specific information about the weight of your scores, 
contact the admissions offices of the schools to which you will apply.

How can one register for AP tests ?

Advanced Placement tests are conducted by College Board, which also conducts the SAT exams. 
More information about the registration to AP tests can be found on the College Board 
Website
. AP tests are conducted every year in the month of May. 

How can one register for the SAT ?

The registration to the SAT tests can be done online, You can register on the website of College Board.

How can one register for the ACT ? 

The registration to the ACT test can be done online. You can register online on the ACT Website.