GRE Test Centers in Laos

By | August 27, 2019

GRE Testing Locations

Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test.  This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in Laos, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in Laos offer both GRE general test and the GRE subject tests.

GRE Test Centers in Laos

Paper-delivered Test Centers for General Test

Code Name
10849 VIENTIANE, IIG Education

 

GRE Test Dates

There are two types of test format offered by the test maker – ETS: Computer-delivered and Paper-delivered GRE general tests.  For computer based test format, the GRE General Test is offered year-round on a continuous basis, and available for registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For paper based general test,  testing is available three times per year. The following test dates apply:

Test Dates for Paper Based Deadlines for Registration Scores Available
November 09, 2019 October 4, 2019 December 20, 2019
February 1, 2020 December 27, 2019 March 13, 2020

GRE Subject Tests in Laos

The GRE Subject Tests are available on paper based only. In all GRE test centers throughout the world (both inside and outside United States), the exam is available three times a year. The three test dates are:

  • April
  • September
  • October

GRE Testing Locations in Laos

More about Laos

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Politics

According to the constitution of August 14, 1991 (amended several times), Laos is a people’s republic. The president, who is elected by parliament for a period of five years, acts as head of state and commander-in-chief of the army. He appoints and dismisses the Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, with the approval of Parliament. The highest legislative body is the National Assembly (149 members, elected for 5 years). The constitution contains a catalog of (non-enforceable) basic rights, fixes the existence of different forms of property and the transition to market economy structures, but at the same time stipulates the monopoly of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LRVP).

National symbols

The national flag is based on the flag of Pathet Lao and was adopted on December 2, 1975. It is horizontally streaked red over blue over red; the height of the red stripes is a quarter of the height of the flag. In the middle of the blue stripe there is a white disc.

The circular coat of arms, introduced in 1991, shows half a gear in the lower part, above is the Nam-Ngum hydroelectric power station, in front of which a road runs (symbol for the developing industry). The rice field is reminiscent of agriculture, the forest of nature. The golden temple That Luang is the national shrine and represents the unity of all Laotians. The whole thing is framed by two ears of rice, which are wrapped in writing in the lower part of the coat of arms, on which the words “Peace, Independence, Democracy” (heraldic right), “Unity, Prosperity” (heraldic left) and in the middle the state name stand.

The national holiday on December 2nd commemorates the proclamation of the People’s Republic in 1975. Check 3rjewelry to see Laos Travel Guide.

Parties

The only legal party is the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LRVP; founded in 1955 as the Lao People’s Party).

Unions

The Lao Trade Union Confederation (unified trade union, founded in 1956) has around 70,000 members; There are no company or industrial unions.

Military

The total strength of the conscription army (service period at least 18 months) is around 30,000 men; paramilitary forces: 100,000 members of the militia-like home guard. The army (around 26,000 soldiers) is divided into five strong infantry divisions, seven independent infantry regiments, a tank battalion and other artillery, anti-aircraft and pioneer units. The air force has 3,500, the navy (part of the army equipped with river combat ships) 600 men.

Administration

There are 17 provinces subdivided into counties and municipalities (Khoueng) and the capital prefecture. At the head of the provinces and the prefecture are governors appointed by the president.

Law

The legal system is largely based on the French model; in some cases there are also socialist influences. The highest judicial authority is the Supreme Court in Vientiane. There is also a court of appeal. In the provinces there are provincial tribunals subordinate to the higher courts as well as justice courts. There are criminal courts in Vientiane, Pakse and Luang Prabang. In the opinion of international observers, the independence of the courts is in fact not given. Nor do the courts offer effective protection against attacks by state organs. Fundamental rights of political importance such as freedom of expression and freedom of the press are not guaranteed, or not guaranteed at all times. Reforms for the partial introduction of market economy structures have taken place in recent years, for example. Partly with changes in the law.

Education

There is general compulsory schooling between the ages of 6 and 11 for the five-year primary school. The secondary levels I and II that build on this last 3 years each. Before starting university studies, two years must be completed at the School of Foundation Studies. In 1996 several higher education institutions merged to form the National University of Laos in Vientiane.

Media

The media and journalists are under strict state control. Censorship and self-censorship are ubiquitous.

Press: The most important newspapers are »Pasason« (»Das Volk«, founded in 1975), the central organ of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, as well as the government papers »Vientiane Mai« (»New Vientiane«, founded in 1975), »Vientiane Times« (founded in 1994, in English) and »Le Rénovateur« (founded in 1998, in French, weekly).

News Agency: Khao San Pathet Lao (KPL, state).

Broadcasting: The state-run Lao National Radio (founded in 1951) broadcasts programs in Lao, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese, English and French. Lao National Television (LNTV, founded in 1983, with regional channels) is also state-owned. There is also “Lao Television 3”, a joint venture with a media company from Thailand, and the private broadcaster “Lao Star TV”.