International English Language Testing System
IELTS is an internationally accepted English language proficiency test designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work, where English is used as the language of communication. This Exam stands for the “International English Language Testing System” . It is recognized by various immigration authorities, governments of various countries, universities, and institutes as an eligibility criterion.A candidate appearing for an IELTS exam must have passed senior secondary school. The minimum age requirement to appear for the exam is 16 years.
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. You can choose to give IELTS in pen and paper or a computerized test depending on your convenience.
The IELTS has two versions of the exam:
- General Training
IELTS Test Pattern
This exam pattern comprises of four modules that is Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The time duration for Listening, Reading and the Writing module is approximately Two hours and forty minutes however, the Speaking Test is scheduled, before or after “Listening, Reading and Writing” test. The candidates are judged on defined parameters for the aforementioned language skills.
The Pearson Test of English Academic
PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
PTE is accepted for student and migration applications across the world. In addition to its unbiased approach to testing, the test has various unique advantages.
Flexible testing & fast results
- PTE offers all test takers incredible flexibility. Test taker results are typically within just 48 hours of taking the test and furthermore, PTE offers global testing in more than 350 test centers in over 70 countries.