All About IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE

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All About IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE

Want to study abroad but confused about which English Language Test you should avail? The answer to this question is in the article itself, as it discusses the pattern of the exam, duration, fee structure, tips, and tricks to crack the exam, the time duration, and many more points that will be covered here.

The English language is the language of the globe. The students who strive to study in foreign countries the English language are a compulsion. The universities across the world have set certain rules regarding the language and they have to follow as well as judge the applicants according to the scores you gain in these standardized language tests.

Majorly there are three types of English Language Proficiency Tests that are accepted by all the foreign universities. They are IELTS (International English Language Testing Service), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and PTE (Pearson Test of English). These three tests will analyze the candidate’s English on the basis of four different criteria of Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. 

We will now look at the other important elements that one must consider before finalizing which test is to be taken.

ElementsIELTSTOEFLPTE
Versions– Academic – General Training  – TOEFL PBT (TOEFL Paper-based Test) – TOEFL iBT (TOEFL Internet-based Test)  – Academic – General – Young Learner Test  
OrganizerIDP and British Council  Educational Testing Service (ETS)  Pearson PLC Group
StructureListening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing  Reading, Listening, Speaking, and WritingSpeaking, Reading, Listening, and Writing
Duration2 hours 45 minutesMaximum 04 hoursMaximum 03 hours
FeesINR 12,650  INR 11,265INR 13,300
Score1 to 9  0 to 12010 to 90
Results13 days after the test    After 10 days of the testDeclared online within 5 working days
PopularityMainly in the UK and Australia    Mostly in Canada and the USARecognized in numerous institutions of the UK, Australia, USA, and Canada
AcceptanceMore than 9000 colleges across the globe    More than 8500 International educational institutionsNot defined yet

In the beginning, every student is confused but selecting an English language proficiency test is a matter of one’s own choice. If you are still having a problem with finalizing the test then you can check out which country accepts the particular test.

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