IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. There are many tests to assess the English proficiency of people, of which IELTS is the most well known and accepted one globally. People who wish to work or study in English speaking countries have to prove their proficiency in English through undertaking this test. IELTS, which began in 1989, is owned by three organisations: the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. IELTS has world-wide acceptance by employers, colleges, schools, universities and immigration organisations.
This standardized test uses four modules (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) to clearly understand the practical ability of a person to use English in real life situations.
Note: Once graded, your IELTS score is valid for two years. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).
The IELTS test is offered in 67 cities in India.
IELTS Computer-Based Test (CBT) Test Centres In India:
Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Kochi, Ludhiana, Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Pune, Surat, Thane, Vadodara, Vijayawada
IELTS Paper-Based Test (PBT) Test Centres In India:
There are lots of test centres for an IELTS PBT. So a candidate chooses any based on their location preference.
IELTS For UKVI Test Centres:
Ahmedabad, Chennai, Gurugram, Kochi, Mumbai, New Delhi
IELTS Test Centres in Kerala:
Kottayam, Kollam, Kochi, Kannur, Calicut, Chengannur, Kothamangalam, Angamaly, Thrissur, Trivandrum
IELTS is a globally accepted test and is viewed as compulsory criteria for admission into academic institutions in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States of America, South Africa and New Zealand. The required score depends on which country you wish to work or which university you wish to study.
The Pearson Test of English (PTE), is a computer based test for those who are from non native English speaking countries who wish to study abroad. The test has four modules (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) and is point based.The three major governments which accept PTE are Australian, New Zealand and the UK.The test is three hours long and is held in test centres. The speaking module is also system based and hence is done in front of the computer with headset. Your voice would be recorded and sent for evaluation. The exam can be booked 24 hours prior to the test date and one can get an unbiased result within 48 hours.
An Academic PTE is an English proficiency test for those who wish to travel abroad either for study or for work. The scores are accepted in countries like USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. The score is mainly required for immigration purposes and for admissions in universities in order to pursue abroad studies.
A General PTE is not used as a test for English language proficiency. Hence the scores of PTE General is not accepted for immigration or for higher education. Taking this test helps a person to understand their ability in handling the language. They can understand the areas where they need to improve.
In order to take the test, you have to go to a designated test centre where you will be provided with a system and a headset. The test is taken as three parts:
The Exam has 20 questions which may include MCQs, reading aloud a text, describing an image, essay writing etc. The content of the test would be real life academic and general.
|Name of the Exam||Pearson Language Test of English|
|Conducting body||Pearson PLC Group|
|Skills Tested||English Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading|
|Types of PTE||PTE General and PTE Academic|
|Number of Sections||Three|
Candidates can download the consent form from the official website of the PTE Academic Exam.