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PLACEMENTS & ADMISSION

 

TOEFL TEST

  1. TOEFL TEST CENTRE AT SUC
    SUC is an authorized IBT center which conducts the TOEFL tests regularly according to the published calendar. The duration of IBT TOEFL test is 1 hour and 55 minutes. BBA students take Mathematics test before the TOEFL test. Generally, timings are 6:15PM – 7:15PM (Math Test) and 7:30PM – 9:25 PM (TOEFL test). Students may opt for different dates for appearing TOEFL and Maths tests.

 

  1. TEST DETAILS

TEST STRUCTURE: Test of English as a Foreign Language has 3 sections:

TEST STRUCTURE
Listening comprehension 50 questions 30-40 minutes
Structure and written expression 40 questions 25 minutes
Reading comprehension 50 questions 55 minutes

 

1. Section-1 (Listening Comprehension): This section measures the ability to understand English as it is spoken in North America as given below:

a.       3-4 mini talks, 60-90 seconds long with 3-5 questions each

b.      2-3 extended conversations, 60-90 seconds long with 3 to 5 questions each

c.       30-40 dialogues, 5-15 seconds long with 1 question each

2. Section-2 (Structure and Written Expression): This section measures the ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English as given below:

  1. (1-15) 15 multiple choice questions based on the structure of the sentence
  2. (16-40) 25 questions – 4 parts of the sentence are underlined –incorrect one has to be chosen and the corresponding letter to be written on the answer sheet

3. Section-3 (Reading Comprehension): This section measures the ability to understand short passages similar in topic and style to academic texts used in colleges and universities, as given below:

  1. 5 passages from academic texts, 250-350 words each, with 10 questions per passage
  2. Most of the questions are multiple choices
  3. Make every effort to complete each section; Data indicate that most candidates get higher scores if they attempt all the questions

SCORING: Scores for the listening and structure sections range from 31-68.For reading, the range is 31-67. The average of the three scores is taken and multiplied by 10, to give a total score of between 310 and 677. The students are required to get 500 to be eligible for the admission into BBA program and 550 for MBA program of SUC.

  1. The IBT TOEFL is a standardized test of English. To do well on this test, the examinees should therefore work in these areas.
  2. They must work to improve their knowledge of the English language skills that are covered on the paper version of the TOEFL test.
  3. They must understand the test taking strategies that are appropriate for the paper version of the TOEFL test.
  4. They must take practice tests with a focus on applying their knowledge of the appropriate language skills and test taking strategies.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

  1. The students must report to the SUC on time. No one will be admitted to the examination room after the test has begun.
  2. The students must not carry any food or drinks, no disturbance will be permitted while test is in progress, cellular phones and beepers must be handed over to the common room, there will be no rest break during the test.
  3. Watch alarms, including those with flashing lights or alarm sounds, are not permitted.
  4. The students must not take books, dictionaries, bags, recording and photographic devices, or note papers of any kind into the testing room.
  5. Each section of the test has a time limit. As per the instruction of invigilator, during each time period, you may read or work only on the section of the test you are told to work on.
  6. If one section is finished early, the students SHOULD NOT go on to the next section unless told by the Invigilator. Failure to follow this rule will be considered as cheating, and the scores will be cancelled.
  7. The students have to answer the test questions in areas identified in section1, section 2 and section 3 on the answer sheet.
  8. The students are solely responsible for marking answers properly on the answer sheet.
  9. The students should not forget to write their Name, Student Number, Date of Birth, Native Country Code and Native Language Code in the answer sheet.
  10. They have to completely fill the circle with a heavy, dark mark.

IDENTIFICATION

  1. Students must provide their original, valid and signed passport in addition to their other I.D.
  2. Students who wear a scarf or cover the face are required to uncover during the exam. The students face must be visible at all times during testing.
  3. No other forms of identification will be accepted.

STATIONERY REQUIRED

  1. The students must carry 2 sharpened, medium-soft (#2 or HB), black lead pencils.
  2. The students should not use a pen, a pencil with colored lead, or a liquid lead pencil to mark your answers.
  3. The students must carry a good quality of eraser.
  4. Pencils and erasers will not be supplied by the SUC.

CHEATING & UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR: SUC has the full right to cancel the paper of anyone who:

  1. Takes a test book or answer sheet from the testing room
  2. Attempts to take the test for someone else
  3. Gives or receives assistance during the test
  4. Fails to follow instructions given by the Invigilator
  5. Makes any marks or underlines words in the test book or makes notes in the test book or on the answer sheet
  6. Takes dictionaries, other books, notes or other devices into the testing room
  7. Creates a disturbance or behaves inappropriately
  8. Copies test questions or answers
  9. Malpractices in any other way

c. ADMISSION FOLLOWED BY ORIENTATION :

TOEFL test takers are given a brief orientation about the test format followed by a mock test. These orientation classes are held as per the prescribed calendar. These guidance classes benefit the students in getting good exposure to the test format and also in understanding the skills of time management.

d. TEST FORMAT : The test format is clearly explained to them with the help of TOEFL Navigator and TOEFL Longman's book. TOEFL Navigator is made available to them on the official website of SUC.

e. MOCK TEST : During the mock test the students are given ample scope to experience the real test environment and the scores are given to them on request in a day or two.

f. FINAL TEST : The students appear for the final exam at SUCon the stipulated date. They receive their scores within three working days.

g. RESULT ANALYSIS : The results are analyzed and recorded systematically by the exam department this analysis gives a clear idea about their scores in each section.

h. COUNSELING

After a thorough analysis of the results, the students are well counseled with the next course of actions. Students who succeed in achieving the qualifying score for admission to Degree programs are encouraged to take admissions in the Main Program. For those who do not qualify for the Main Program are counseled appropriately for taking one of the following courses of action:

  1. To reappear for the TOEFL exam
  2. To undertake IELTS training Program if they qualify for it based on their TOEFL scores
  3. To undertake Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)if they do not qualify forthe IELTS training Program

IELTS TEST

a. IELTS TESTING VENUE AT SUC

Prospective students of SUC or general candidates appearing for IELTS Exam can register at SUC either in person or through online.  The registration office  operates in liaison with IELTS –IDP.  It organizes IELTS tests (both Academic and General Training) at regular intervals at SUC. It   functions twice a week- Mondays and Wednesdays,  between 10 am  and  1:30 pm.

 Please refer http://idpielts.me/IELTS-Test-Dates/skyline-university-sharjah-test-venue/

 

b. IELTS EXAM REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. 2 passport photographs
  2. A copy of valid passport / UAE National ID /UAE Labor card issued by theMinistry of Labor and Social Affairs along with a UAE driving license

 

Passport photo specifications:

  • Two identical passport size photographs
  • Not older than six months
  • Head should be fully shown - looking straight at the camera and without spectacles
  • Photos must have a blue or black background
  • You have to sign on the reverse of the photographs

 

b. IELTS TEST DETAILS:

The Academic module of IELTS consists of four components.

  1. Listening: The students are expected to listen to an audio recording produced by the native speakers of English .They listen to academic dialogues and monologues; non-academic dialogues and monologues. They are expected to answer the questions as they listen. Ten minutes are given at the end for the candidates to transfer the answers.
  2. Academic Reading: The students have to read 3 passages on topics of general interest; one of these texts contains a detailed logical argument. They are expected to answer a variety of questions. 40 questions should be answered in one hour. No extra time will be given to transfer the answers.
    General Training reading texts are taken from notices, advertisements, newspapers etc. Third section involves reading more extended texts.
  3. Academic Writing: This module consists of 2 tasks. In task1, the students are expected to look at a diagram or a graph and present the information in their own words (150 words). In task 2, the students are assessed in their ability to present a solution to the problem, present and justify an opinion, compare and contrast evidence and evaluate and challenge ideas etc. They are expected to write in an appropriate style. (250 words).One hour is given for both the tasks.
    General Training Writing: In task 1, candidates are asked to respond to a given situation with a letter requesting information or explaining the situation. In task 2 candidates are presented with a point of view and they are assessed on their ability to provide general factual information and present a solution.
  4. Speaking: In this module, the student is expected to introduce himself/herself in an oral interview. Later he/she has to talk on a particular topic for 2 minutes. The examiner gives the topic (and one minute is given for preparation).After that he/she has to participate in a discussion for 4-5 minutes. This module assesses the fluency, lexical resource, grammatical range, accuracy, and pronunciation of the students.
  5. On the test day: Students should carry their original passport /labor card to the examination centre, without which they are not entitled to write the exam. The test announcements start at 8 am. Registration starts at 8.15 am. Exam starts at 9 am. Anyone who arrives late will not be admitted to the test.
  6. Results declaration: Test Report Form (TRF) is published in a fortnight from the date of the test. Students can collect the TRF from the administration department of SUC. They can also check their results online using their candidate number. The TRF is valid for two years from the date of the test.

 

c. ADMISSION FOLLOWED BY ORIENTATION :

IELTS test takers are given a brief orientation about the test format followed by a mock test. These orientation classes are held as per the prescribed calendar. These guidance classes benefit the students in getting good exposure to the test format and also in understanding the skills of time management.

d. TEST FORMAT : The test format is clearly explained to them with the help of IELTS Pathfinder. IELTS Pathfinder is made available to them on the official website of SUC.

e. MOCK TEST : During the mock test the students are given ample scope to experience the real test environment and the scores are given to them on request in a day or two.

f. FINAL TEST :The students appear for the final exam at SUC on the stipulated date. They receive their scores with in fifteen days.

g. RESULT ANALYSIS :The results are analyzed and recorded systematically by the exam department this analysis gives a clear idea about their scores in each section.

h. COUNSELING: After a thorough analysis of the IELTS results, the students are well counseled with the next course of actions. Upon achieving the qualifying score for admission to Degree programs, students are encouraged to take admissions in the Main Program. Non-qualifying students are counseled to take one of the following courses of action:

  1. To reappear for the IELTS exam
  2. To repeat the IELTS training Program
  3. To undertake Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)

CITY & GUILDS IESOL

CITY &GUILDS IESOL TEST CENTRE AT SUC

Prospective students of SUC or general candidates appearing for City &Guilds IESOL test can apply at SUC. SUC in liaison with ConnecMe, Abu Dhabi, facilitates the test takers to take the test at its campus.

a.CITY & GUILDS IESOL TEST REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

  • A copy of valid passport / UAE National ID
  • Photos will be clicked before the commencement of the exam. This will be taken care by the examiners from Connecme.

b. CITY & GUILDS IESOL TEST DETAILS

LISTENING: Listen twice to six short sentences: statement, explanation, description, instruction or question. Identify: topic, purpose, context, speakers, gist, and relationship between speakers, roles, functions, attitudes, feeling and opinions. Listen twice to a radio broadcast, talk, narrative, presentation, etc. to identify specific information.
READING: Five short texts each with one gap testing layout, lexis, cohesive devices, coherence. One text with six sentences removed, e.g. topic sentence, summarizing sentence, developing idea, emphasizing a point, opinion, contrast, sequence, forward and back reference, transition to new idea. Four short texts.

WRITING: produce a personal letter, a narrative or descriptive composition

Speaking: Part -1 - 2 minutes chose 5 questions from different topics. Part -2 : 2 minutes answering to the situations. Part -3  3 minutes discuss task sheet. Part 4 – 2 minutes follow up questions.

7. On the test day: Students should carry their original passport / Emirates ID, without which they are not entitled to write the exam.. Anyone who arrives late will not be admitted to the test.

8. Results declaration: The results are published in a fortnight from the date of the test. Students can collect the results from the administration department of SUC

c. ADMISSION  FOLLOWED BY ORIENTATION :

City & Guilds test takers are given a brief orientation about the test format followed by a mock test. These guidance classes benefit the students in getting good exposure to the test format and also in understanding the skills of time management.

i. TEST FORMAT :

The test format is clearly explained to them with the help of City & Guilds test Action Planner City & Guilds test Action Planner is made available to them on the official website of SUC.Action Planner B1 is meant for BBA students and Action Planner B2 is meant for MBA students.

j. MOCK TEST :

During the mock test the students are given ample scope to experience the real test environment and the scores are given to them on request in a day or two.

k. FINAL TEST :

The students appear for the final exam at SUC on the stipulated date. They receive their scores with in fifteen days.   

l. RESULT ANALYSIS :

The results are analyzed and recorded systematically by the exam department this analysis gives a clear idea about their scores in each section.  

m. COUNSELING

After a thorough analysis of the results, the students are well counseled with the next course of actions. Upon achieving the qualifying score for admission to Degree programs, students are encouraged to take admissions in the Main Program. Non-qualifying students are counseled to take one of the following courses of action:

  1. To reappear for the City & Guilds test
  2. To appear  for IELTS exam
  3. To undergo  IELTS training Program
  4. To undergo Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)

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MATHEMATICAL ABILITY TEST

SUC conducts a mathematical ability test in which an applicant is required to score a minimum of 60% passing score for placement into the BBA program.

Following are the exceptions for taking the SUC Mathematical Ability Test:

  1. Students with a minimum SAT score of 500
  2. Student holding diploma or transfer of credit from an accredited institution by MOHESR and having a grade “C” or above.​

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