Scores
  • IELTS : Jeevitha 7.5
  • IELTS : Anand - Band 7
  • IELTS : Sowmya S - Band 7
  • IELTS : Nishant D Band 7.5
  • IELTS : Hemavathi S Band 6.5
  • IELTS : Naveen Raj - Band 7.5
  • IELTS : Abbas - M Band 7
  • IELTS : Sripriya D: Band 8
  • IELTS : Viswanath K Band 6.5
  • IELTS : Fasseur Rehman - 7.5
  • IELTS : Auwan - 6.5

A Standardized Test, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) assesses the English Proficiency of people, whose native language is not English. It tests one’s ability to understand North American English. Most Educational Institutes in the US and Canada ask applicants for TOEFL Scores. Institutes in other countries, where the mode and language of instruction is English, also use TOEFL. Most people take the TOEFL test as a prerequisite for admission into colleges and universities where English is used or required. In addition, many government, licensing, and certification agencies and exchange and scholarship programs use TOEFL scores to evaluate the English proficiency of people for whom English is not their native language.

The TOEFL Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) tests all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Here’s the structure of the exam. Reading ( 3=5 passages): 60-100 min, 36-70 questions, 0-30 scoring scale 3-5 passages from academic texts; approx 700 word long with 12-14 questions per passage.

Listening ( 4-5 lectures and 2-3 conversations): 60-90 min, 34-51 questions, 0-30 scoring scale
Speaking ( 2 tasks to express opinion, 4 tasks based on both what is read and listened to): 20 min, (0-4 points converted to 0-30 scoring scale)
Writing ( 1 response to audio or written matter, 1 opinion): 50 min, (0-5 points converted to 0-30 scoring scale)

For further details, visit www.toefl.org

Frequently asked questions on TOEFL

What is the registration fee

$160


How do I register for the TOEFL?

You can register online or by phone or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the TOEFL® can be found atwww.toefl.org


How many times can I take the test?

TOEFL can be taken unlimited number of times. ( But it is advisable that you prepare well and score well in the first attempt itself)


How long is the score valid?

2 years from the date of taking the test.


How soon do I get my score?

The scores are available online 2 weeks after the exam is taken.


If I take the test more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?

Almost all the universities take the best score

Do I need to have the test score at the time of applying to universities?

No, you do not need to have the test score with you at the time of applying. But you are required to take the TOEFL before university deadline.


What is the minimum score?

For admission to undergrad and MS programs a score of 80+; 100 + for PhD and management courses. A 100 + is necessary for scholarships

The International English Language Testing System ( IELTS) is an English Language proficiency test, a prerequisite for admission into colleges and universities where English is used or required. In addition, many government, licensing, and certification agencies and exchange and scholarship programs use IELTS scores to evaluate the English proficiency of people for whom English is not their native language.

Applicants have to take IELTS academic test if they want to study in educational Institutes in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. Those wanting to migrate to/or work in any of the countries, must take IELTS general test.

The IELTS tests all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Here’s the structure of the exam.

structure of General training structure of Academic training
Listening
4 sections, 40 items, 30 minutes
Listening
4 sections, 40 items, 30 minutes
Reading*
3 sections, 40 items, 60 minutes
Reading
3 sections, 40 items, 60 minutes
Writing*
2 tasks, 60 minutes
Writing
2 tasks, 60 minutes
Speaking -11 to 14 minutes Speaking -11 to 14 minutes

The reading passages and one of the writing tasks vary for Academic to General

Total test time: 2hours 45 minutes

IELTS sore reporting: an individual and an overall band out of 9.

IELTS Exam Dates

British Council: http://www.britishcouncil.in/exam/ielts/test-dates-fees-and-locations IDP: https://www.ieltsidpindia.com/Candidate-Registration1.aspx

Frequently asked questions on IELTS

What is the registration fee?

INR 9900


How do I register for the IELTS?

You can register online or by phone or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the IELTS can be found at British Council: http://www.britishcouncil.in/exam/ielts/test-dates-fees-and-locations IDP: https://www.ieltsidpindia.com/Candidate-Registration1.aspx


How many times can I take the test?

IELTS can be taken unlimited number of times. ( But it is advisable that you prepare well and score well in the first attempt itself)


How long is the score valid?

2 years from the date of taking the test.


How soon do I get my score?

The scores are available online 2 weeks after the exam is taken.


If I take the test more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?

Almost all the universities take the best score


Do I need to have the test score at the time of applying to universities?

No, you do not need to have the test score with you at the time of applying. But you are required to take the IELTS before university deadline.


how is the IELTS graded?

IELTS 9-band scale

Band Score Skill Level Description
Band 9 Expert user has fully operational command of the language
Band 8 Very good user has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies.
Band 7 Good user has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, and misunderstandings in some situations
Band 6 Competent user has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, and misunderstandings.
Band 5 Modest user has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes.
Band 4 Limited user basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.
Band 3 Extremely limited user conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
Band 2 Intermittent user no real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
Band 1 Non-user essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
Band 0 Did not attempt the test No assessable information provided.

Do US schools accept the IELTS score?

US schools have started accepting IELTS score. View the colleges accepting IELTS at http://www.ielts.org/usa/USA_Recognition_List.pdf

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