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American Councils is an official test administrator for the Educational Testing Service (ETS). We administer the SAT, GRE Subject. Test Center’s locations are at Western University, 27 Istiglaliyat Street and school # 23, 28 May street 26, Baku, Azerbaijan. (please see map)

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)


The SAT is developed to increase access to US colleges to all high school graduates. SAT is the most widely used admission test among colleges and universities. The SAT is an important step to your path to college. It is accepted by most colleges. The SAT is offered at least six times a year.

The SAT measures the skills you have learned in and outside of the classroom and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests how you think, solve problems and communicate. The test is composed of three sections:


  • Critical reading, which has sentence completion and passage-based reading questions.
  • Mathematics, which is based on the math that college-bound students typically learn during their first three years of high school.
  • Writing, this has multiple-choice questions and written essay.


The SAT Subject Tests are one-hour-long tests that give you an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge in specific subject areas.


To register online or to learn more about SAT exam, visit the SAT website at http://www.collegeboard.com. Registering online is the fastest and easiest way to register. If you miss the registration deadline, you may be able to take the test as a standby. A test center will accept standbys, in the order of their arrival, only if it has sufficient space, test material and staff.



2010-2011 Dates for the SAT administrations


TEST DATE Early (international only) Regular
October 1, 2011 August 23, 2011 September 9, 2011
November 5, 2011 September 27, 2011 October 7, 2011
December 3, 2011 October 25, 2011 November 8, 2011
January 28, 2012 December 20, 2011 December 30, 2011
May 5, 2012 March 27, 2012 April 6, 2012
June 2, 2012 April 24, 2012 May 8, 2012




Graduate Record Exam (GRE)


GRE – (Graduate Record Exam)-required for entrance to most US universities. Scores are valid for five years after the date of testing.

GRE General Test is offered as a paper-based administration in Azerbaijan. The test is composed of Analytical Writing (AW), Verbal Reasoning (V) and Quantitative Reasoning (Q) sections.


The Subject Tests are paper-based test in eight subject areas: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.


Individuals can register for the paper-based General Test or a Subject Test online or by mail. Test dates and registration deadline dates are listed on page 35 of the GRE Bulletin. To register online or to download an information bulletin, please visit the GRE website at http://www.ets.org/gre



Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)


TOEFL – test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to communicate in English in an academic setting. IT accurately measures how well students can read, listen, speak and write in English in college or university classroom. TOEFL PBT is offered twice a year in Azerbaijan. It has three sections, all of which are mandatory:

  • Listening Comprehension;
  • Structure and Written Expression;
  • Reading Comprehension

The TWE (Test of Written English) is a 30 minute writing test that is required of everyone taking the TOEFL PBT. Student writes a short essay on the topic printed in TWE test book to demonstrate ability to write in English.

Visit the TOEFL website at www.ets.org/toefl for registration and the most up-to date information.



2011-2012 dates for the TOEFL PBT administrations



TEST DATE Mail-in regisdtration Online registration
August 13, 2011 June 27, 2011 June 11, 2011
November 12, 2011 September 26, 2011 October 10, 2011
May 05, 2012 March 19, 2012 April 02, 2012




Institutional TOEFL Program (ITP)

The Institutional TOEFL is very similar to a paper-based TOEFL exam. Any school or organization wishing to test the knowledge of their students or staff may order this exam one month in advance through American Councils. The scores of this exam are available 2 weeks from the test date and are for use by that institution only. They are not transferable or valid for any period of time following testing.

For more information regarding testing, please contact Afa Ibrahimova (test administrator) at American Councils, or by email at admin@americancouncils.az