“The number of graduate and business schools around the world using GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) tests today is at an all-time high,” says Christine Betaneli, spokesperson for the GRE programme at Educational Testing Service (ETS), emphasising its importance. It is all the more important when we realise its importance as a tool that provides graduate and business schools “an objective and common measure for evaluating and comparing the qualifications of applicants with differing educational and cultural backgrounds”.
The number of Indians appearing for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) hit an all time high in the year 2013, a year when applicants for the Common Admission Test (CAT) have dipped to a seven-year low.
The word communication originates from the Latin word ‘Communis’, which means common. It implies sharing of information. According to W. H. Newman, “communication is an exchange of facts, ideas, opinions or emotions by two or more persons”. Communication involves both sending and receiving messages.