IELTS / PTE Training

IELTS

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.

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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.

IELTS Modules:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking

IELTS Types:

  • Based on the purpose, there are two types IELTS:
    • Academic IELTS: If you which to pursue your studies in Universities abroad, then you will have to take up an Academic IELTS
    • General IELTS: This is for those who wish to work or migrate to an English speaking country.
  • Based on the mode in which a candidate appears for an exam, we have
    • Pen and Paper Based Test:
    • Computer Based:
    • The candidate can choose either a pen and paper based exam or a computer based exam based on their preference. This applies only for the Listening, Reading and Writing modules. The Speaking test must be carried out face to face with a trained IELTS Examiner. While the paper based test takes around 13 days to publish the result, the computer based takes only 3-5 days.
  • UKVIELTS
    • IELTS UKVI: If you want to work or move to the UK, you will have to take an IELTS Test which is approved for UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI).

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).

IELTS Test Centres:

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.

PTE ( Pearson Test of English) Training

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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.

A PTE Exam is two types:

PTE Academic

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.


PTE General

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.

PTE Test Guidelines

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:

  • Part 1: Speaking & Writing
  • Part 2: Reading
  • Part 3: Listening

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.

PTE Academic Exam Highlights

Name of the Exam Pearson Language Test of English
Official Website https://pearsonpte.com
Conducting bodyPearson PLC Group
Exam ModeOnline
Skills TestedEnglish Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading
Types of PTEPTE General and PTE Academic
Number of SectionsThree
DurationThree hours

PTE Eligibility Criteria

  • Anyone who is 16 years and older can appear for the test.
  • If the age is less than 18, parental consent is required either from the parent or the guardian prior to taking the exam
  • There are no educational criteria for appearing for the test.
  • One can attempt the exams as many times as they require provided they get the score of the previous test which they have already attempted.

Candidates can download the consent form from the official website of the PTE Academic Exam.

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