Should I use the defined article 'the' before the names of examinations?
For example, should it be 'IELTS' or 'the IELTS'? 'SAT' or 'the SAT'?
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When talking about the test specifically, I would always use a proceeding "the"
I took the SAT Saturday.
Everybody has to take the LSAT to get into Law School.
When talking about results, it would be more usual to not have "the"
I got my ACT scores back.
The top ACT score is 36.
In the below case, we're talking about the test separately from the scores, so I'd use a "the".
They scored in the 99th percentile for the GMAT. (vs Their GMAT scores were in the 99th percentile)