IELTS, an acronym for International English Language Testing System, is one of the most trusted English language proficiency test. IELTS Training scores are accepted by more than 8000 institutions and employers in countries like Australia, Britain, Canada, USA, New Zealand, and South Africa. If one talks about statistics, more than 2 million students took IELTS English proficiency test in 2012.
IELTS Institute has two versions- academic and general. The former is specifically for admissions into universities while the latter is for acquiring work visas or for immigration purposes. IELTS Coaching tests candidates on four modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The reading, writing and listening modules are conducted on the same day, with listening first followed by reading and writing. The speaking test may be conducted before or after the reading, writing and listening module.
The listening section has four sub sections with total of 40 questions and the time allotted to complete the section is 30 minutes. The reading section again has 40 questions, however, the time earmarked for it is 60 minutes. In the speaking section, every candidate is interviewed for 15 minutes that can be extended to half an hour which depends from student to student to assess the accent and fluency in English language.
IELTS is conducted on 48 dates throughout the year, thus, one can choose a date based on their convenience.
PTE, also known as Pearson Test of English, is another English proficiency test whose scores are recognized by many universities of USA, Australia & NZ. PTE has 100% acceptance in Australia with all the universities recognizing its credibility. PTE Training is of two different kinds- academic, the scores of which are applicable in the universities and other educational institutions and general, the scores of which are used for procuring work visas or for immigration’s. PTE is a part of Pearson Enterprises and is endorsed by Graduate Management Admission Council. PTE Coaching is well known for fast delivery of results- results are usually declared in less than five days.
PTE academic is a computer based English proficiency test. This test examines a candidate in areas of English speaking, listening, writing and reading, four areas where English proficiency is required in order to ensure smooth stay and success in any endeavor in an English speaking country. Two modules are integrated during the test and each of the modules is tested through computer based assessment. The voice of the candidate is recorded in listening module. The test is conducted on a secure computerized system so as to ensure a glitch free examination.
PTE is a relatively new entrant in the field of English proficiency testing. However, this test has gained wide popularity in a relatively short frame of time, particularly because of fast results. Free PTE Institute test scores can be sent to unlimited number of institutions.
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