The International English language Testing System, or IELTS™, as it is popularly called, is an English Language proficiency test that is required to be taken by non-native students so as to study in countries where the medium of instruction is English. IELTS™ is accepted by Universities in Australia, UK, New Zealand&canada. The IELTS™ tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The structure of the IELTS™ is as follows:
Candidates may choose either the Academic Module or the General Training Module:
Candidates are tested in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Total test time is 2 hours 45 minutes. The first three modules- Listening, Reading and Writing- must be completed in one day. The speaking module may be taken, at the discretion of the test center, in the period seven days before or after the other Modules. The tests are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user.
IELTS – Pattern:
|Section||Number of Question||Time|
|Writing||2 Tasks||60 Minutes|
|Speaking||20 Questions (around)||15 Minutes|
In the listening module students are expected to listen to conversations & talks and answer the questions, which follow. In the reading section the test takers are expected to read the passage and answer the questions on the grounds of what is stated directly or implied. In the writing section they are expected to write essays on the task given, of course, the speaking test looks like an interview between the examiner and the candidate where the examiner assesses the proficiency of the candidate in terms of fluency, vocabulary, accent etc. IELTS is a paper based test and can be taken according to the test dates announced.
What you should know about the sections ?
IELTS is approved by the UK Government for your UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application. It is accepted as proof of your English language ability by Universities, colleges and business organisations. Whatever your plans for life in the UK, IELTS is the test you need.
IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration
Body copy: On 20 February 2015, the UK government announced important changes to Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes. If you make a visa application to stay or move to the UK, you need to be aware of changes made by United Kingdom Visas & Immigration (UKVI).
What are the changes?
If you are going to or staying in the UK, there is an IELTS test for you. In addition to the IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic tests, which you may already know of, a new test called IELTS Life Skills will be introduced. IELTS Life Skills test will be introduced for candidates who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at levels A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This will be a single test covering speaking and listening skills.
IELTS tests approved for UK Visas and Immigration
The IELTS test you take – and the score you need – will depend on both your visa requirements and/or the requirements of the institution where you plan to study or work.
If you are taking the IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training test for UK visa applications, you will need to make sure that the test is taken at a UKVI approved test centre. IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests for UK visa applications and non-UK visa applications are the same – same content, examiners, format, level of difficulty, scoring and so on.
The IELTS Life Skills is a new UK Government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) version of the IELTS test. It is used to support UK Visa and Immigration applications and is designed for international English speakers who need to meet specific immigration requirements. Candidates are required to demonstrate speaking and listening skills only. Your speaking and listening abilities will be assessed at levels A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
IELTS Life Skills is available at A1, A2 and B1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is an international standard used around the world to describe learners’ language skills.
There are two main parts to IELTS Life Skills.In the first part, you are expected to ask and answer questions on familiar topics. The second part is a combined listening and speaking task.At level A and level B, you will listen to a task played on a CD. Completing the task allows you to show your ability to listen for both the general meaning and detail.You will say your answers, although you can make notes on paper while you listen to the CD.There will then be a discussion on a theme related to what you have listened to on the CD. Additionally at B1 level, there is also a task where you plan an activity with the other candidate.
How long is the test?
How will I be assessed in the test?
At times during the test, you will be allowed to take notes to prepare your answers. The examiner will not mark your notes – only your speaking and listening skills are marked during the test.
Why do I take the test with another candidate?
IELTS Life Skills tests how well you can communicate with other people in everyday English. The best way to test these skills is to pair candidates at a similar level of ability, so you can show how well you can speak English to communicate and engage in discussion with others.
TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. This test is mandatory for any student who wants to study in the USA and whose native language is not English. TOEFL iBT fundamentally tests students skills in 4 modules of English namely listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing.
TOEFL iBT Components
|Type of Audio Text||Length of Audio Text||Number of Questions|
|Conversation 1||2 - 3 minutes||5|
|Conversation 2||2 - 3 minutes||5|
|Lecture 1||3 - 5 minutes||6|
|Lecture 2||3 - 5 minutes||6|
|Lecture 3||3 - 5 minutes||6|
|Lecture 4||3 - 5 minutes||6|
|Extra Audio Texts*||2 - 5 minutes||5-6 each|
|Question||Reading Time||Listening Time||Preparation Time||Speaking Time|
|Independent Task 1||--------||--------||15 seconds||45 seconds|
|Independent Task 2||--------||--------||15 seconds||45 seconds|
|Integrated Task 1||45 seconds||1-2 minutes||30 seconds||60 seconds|
|Integrated Task 2||45 seconds||1-2 minutes||30 seconds||60 seconds|
|Integrated Task 3||-------||1-2 minutes||20 seconds||60 seconds|
|Integrated Task 4||--------||1-2 minutes||20 seconds||60 seconds|
|Reading Text||Time Allowed||Length of Passage||Number of Questions|
|Passage 1||20 minutes||600 - 700 words||12 - 14|
|Passage 2||20 minutes||600 - 700 words||12 - 14|
|Passage 3||20 minutes||600 - 700 words||12 - 14|
|Passage 4 & 5*||20 minutes each||600 - 700 words each||12 - 14 each|
|Question||Reading Time||Listening Time||Writing Time|
|Integrated task||3 minutes||2 - 3 minutes||20 minutes|
|Independent task||---------||---------||30 minutes|
A standardized test, the Graduate Record Examination(GRE) measures Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical Writing skills of students aspiring to undergo their Graduate studies abroad. The test intends to aid Graduate Schools (of all fields other than business) assess applicant’s potential for advanced study. Most universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for GRE® scores.
The examination is entirely a Computer-based Test, and no two students get an identical set of questions. The test is scored on a maximum of 340. The GRE® Score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school - the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school that they desire.
The GRE® test has three parts - Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical Writing Assessment. The following is the GRE® test structure:
An unidentified un-scored section is included and will appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score. An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test
The US-based "Educational Testing Service" (ETS), which works under the direct of the Graduate Record Examination Board, develops and administers the GRE®. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For detailed information about GRE®, please refer to the official website of GRE®.
What is the scoring scale for the GRE®?
PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. Typically, PTE Academic results are available within five business days. PTE Academic typically delivers results in five business days, so you don't need to worry about waiting for results. Approved by the Australian Government for visa applications and accepted by thousands of institutions in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.
Our aim at NITS is to help our students achieve success in the Pearson Test of English or PTE. In line with this, our trainers cater to the students' needs by providing top quality PTE coaching. They design the curriculum and schedule in a way that suits the students best. As a top PTE coaching centre, we have trainers who evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the students, and then design an individualised study plan.
Through different PTE Coaching strategies like Efficient Time Management, Mock Tests, Problem Solving and Strategy Sessions we give our students the best training they need.
The PTE Academic assesses the real life English skills you will need at your university and living abroad. Not only does PTE assess speaking, listening, reading and writing, but also reflects real life settings, as well as testing academic skills.
PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. If one is planning to apply to universities or for a UK or Australian visa and need proof of English proficiency, one can use the PTE Academic score. PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing in a single three-hour online test session.
To complete the PTE Academic test, a candidate needs to go to a secure Pearson Test Centre. The candidate uses a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.
PTE Academic assesses real life, academic content. During the test, the candidate hears excerpts from lectures and views graphs and charts. The candidate hears a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, in order to be exposed to the type of accents that may be encountered in everyday life.
Candidates can schedule their tests in as little as twenty-four hours in advance, appear for a single three-hour test session and receive results within five business days.
PTE offers flexible test dates. In 2014, test sessions were available 300 days of the year. Candidates can choose from test centres in 150 locations worldwide. PTE is approved by the UK and Australian Governments. Thousands of academic programmes, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD accept PTE score.
Extra score reports are not charged additionally. Candidates can send their scores to as many institutions as they choose.
All items in PTE Academic are machine-scored. Scores for some item types are based on correctness alone, while others are based on correctness, formal aspects and the quality of the response.
Formal aspects refer to the form of the response: for example, whether it is over or under the word limit for a particular item type. The quality of the response is represented in the enabling skills. For example, in the item type Re-tell lecture, the response is scored on skills such as oral fluency and pronunciation.
Scores for item types assessing speaking and writing skills are generated by automated scoring systems. There are two types of scoring: Correct or Incorrect.
Some item types are scored as either correct or incorrect. If a response is correct, a score of 1 is given, but if it is incorrect, no score points are awarded.
The overall score is based on the student's performance on all test items. For each item, the score you obtain contributes to the overall score. The overall score range is 10-90 points. Good preparation will definitely result in good PTE scores.
|GMAT Test Section||No. of Questions||Question Types||Timing|
|Analytical Writing Assessment||1 Topic||Analysis of Argument||30 Minutes|
|Integrated Reasoning||12 Questions||
|Total Exam Time||3hrs, 30 minutes|
What is GMAT?
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT )is a computer adaptive test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. It requires knowledge of certain grammar and knowledge of certain algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. The GMAT does not measure business knowledge or skill, nor does it measure intelligence.
According to the test owning company, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the GMAT assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success. It can be taken up to five times a year. Each attempt must be at least 16 days apart .
WHAT IS SAT?
The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. The test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. The College Board states that the SAT measures literacy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. They state that the SAT assesses how well the test takers analyze and solve problems—skills they learned in school that they will need in college. However, the test is administered under a tight time limit to help produce a range of scores.
|Writing||484||60 minutes||Grammar, usage, and vocabulary|
|Mathematics||511||70 minutes||Number and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; statistics, probability, and data analysis|
|Critical Reading||495||70 minutes||Vocabulary, Critical reading, and sentence-level reading|
The SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted for U. S. college admissions. The test is required for admission to undergraduate programs of most US universities. Many universities also require you to take SAT-II tests.
SAT-I: Reasoning Test
The SAT-I is a three hour, primarily multiple-choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities that develop over time. Most colleges require SAT-I scores for admission.
SAT-II : Subject Tests
The SAT-II subject tests are one hour, primarily multiple-choice tests that measure your knowledge of particular subjects and your ability to apply that knowledge. Many universities may require you to take this along with SAT-I.
The SAT-I is a three hour exam, divided into seven sections. The following table gives out the format of the SAT-I:
|Section||Type of Question||Total Questions||Timing|
|Verbal||Sentence Completion - 10 questions, Analogy Questions - 13 questions, Critical Reading - 12 questions||35 questions||30 minutes|
|Verbal||Sentence Completion - 9 questions Analogy Questions - 6 questions Critical Reading - 15 questions||30 questions||30 Minutes|
|Verbal||Critical reading questions on paired passages||13 questions||15 Minutes|
|Mathematics||Multiple Choice - 25||25 questions||30 Minutes|
|Mathematics||Quantitative Comparisons - 15, Student-produced-response Questions - 10||25 questions||30 minutes|
|Mathematics||Multiple Choice Questions - 10||10 questions||15 minutes|
|Experimental||Either verbal or Mathematics section||varies||30 minutes|
SAT-II: Subject Tests
Writing, Literature, American History and Social Studies, World History, Math IC, Math IIC, Biology, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics, Chinese Listening, French Reading, French Listening, German Reading, German Listening, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese Listening, Korean Listening, Latin, Spanish Listening, Spanish Reading, English Language Proficiency
In Germany most of the streams whether it is Medicine, Engineering or it is management, the medium of instruction is mostly German language. Beside the medium of instruction, for most of the universities you will need to have good language skills for your admission. So the first step for those who wish to carry their further studies in Germany is to learn or have good command on German language.
We all know that to learn a new language is not a cup of tea. So as good the environment you will learn better, easily and quickly the Language Courses in Germany. We at NITS offer you the best environment for learning German language with ample of study material and daily practice sessions.
Learning to speak English confidently is nowadays a need. It is no more an issue of status however it is of supreme necessity for a good quality job and to flourish in one’s career.
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Knowledge of English takes you to the height of your dream. NITS Overseas is a premier training institute in English language teaching. Whether you wish to improve your overall level of English or develop your speaking skills or want to secure a place at a university abroad.
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We at Nits also provide coaching of English and grammar for 10th and 12th students for all the recognized boards of the country . We help you to secure desired level of percentage in your Academics.
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