SOURCE: Educational Testing Service (ETS)

September 29, 2011 11:30 ET

MBA Candidates Obtain Latest Information About the GRE® and TOEFL® Tests at Upcoming Fairs Throughout Europe

ETS Participates in Upcoming QS World MBA Tour Starting October 8 in Paris

PARIS--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the GRE® revised General Test and the TOEFL® test, will participate at the upcoming QS World MBA student fairs in Paris, Milan, Madrid, Istanbul, Frankfurt and London. Students will be able to speak with ETS representatives to learn the latest information regarding the two prominent assessments used to gain admission into business schools globally. MBA candidates also will have the opportunity to receive free bulletins and resources to aid in the planning for the widely regarded tests.

For students around the world, the GRE and TOEFL tests are two important criteria for submitting a competitive business school application.

"ETS is dedicated to ensuring that students throughout Europe have access to the most recent and pertinent information regarding the GRE revised General Test and the TOEFL test so they can prepare for academic success," commented David Payne, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ETS's Higher Education Division. "Having the opportunity to speak directly with students allows for an open exchange of information regarding our globally recognized assessments."

The GRE revised General Test, which features new changes introduced in August of this year, measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills needed for success in today's demanding graduate and business school programs. With a new test-taker friendly design and new question types, the GRE revised General Test reflects the kind of thinking students will do in school and shows their readiness for graduate-level studies.

The TOEFL test measures the ability of nonnative English speakers to use and understand English in a university setting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It provides a fair and objective assessment of a student's ability to listen, read, write and speak in an academic environment.

ETS representatives will participate in the QS World MBA Tour in all of the following locations:

October 8, 2011: Paris, France
October 10, 2011: Milan, Italy
October 13, 2011: Madrid, Spain
October 15, 2011: Istanbul, Turkey
October 22, 2011: Frankfurt, Germany
October 29, 2011: London, United Kingdom

ETS representatives also will participate in The Accredited MBA Fair in London on October 22, 2011.

More information regarding the GRE revised General Test, including free test prep material and sample questions, is available at www.takethegre.com. Additional information regarding the TOEFL test, including sample test questions, study tips and registration, is available at www.TOEFLgoanywhere.org.

A complete listing of upcoming events is available at the ETS Student Fairs webpage.

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At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually -- including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

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