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Coronavirus: Students to take global exams TOEFL, GRE at home

This July 31, 2016 file picture shows students writing a GRE diagnostic test at a seminar organised by Global Edge in association with The Hindu on study abroad in Visakhapatnam.

This July 31, 2016 file picture shows students writing a GRE diagnostic test at a seminar organised by Global Edge in association with The Hindu on study abroad in Visakhapatnam.   | Photo Credit: C.V. Subrahmanyam

The tests had been suspended across the globe following coronavirus outbreak.

Global exams like TOEFL and GRE will be taken at home except in mainland China and Iran in view of the COVID-19 situation across the globe, according to the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

The tests had been suspended across the globe following coronavirus outbreak.

“At-home solutions will now be worldwide for test takers who have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Both TOEFL and GRE will be taken at home till the situation is conducive for tests to be conducted at centres,” Srikant Gopal, executive director of the TOEFL Program, told PTI.

“Precautions are being taken to ensure that the tests students will take from home meet the highest standards for validity, reliability and security. These tests employ multiple best-in-class security measures that use both real-time human monitoring and artificial intelligence technology,” he added.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), are crucial exams for admissions in top universities across the globe.

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