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FAQ’S -IELTS

1.What is IELTS?

IELTS means International English Language Testing Scheme

 

2.Which countries accept the IELTS scores?

Most of the English speaking countries accept IELTS scores.

 

3.Is it a common test for immigration and higher studies?

No. The test is available in 2 modules 1. IELTS Academic- for Higher studies and 2. IELTS General – for Immigration

 

4.What is the validity of the IELTS scores?

IELTS Test scores have 2 years validity.

 

5.What is the best score in IELTS?

It depends up on the module. But on the whole for some countries 6.5 is enough whereas for other countries 7 is the acceptable scores.

 

6.How much do I need to score if I want to study in Australia?

You must score 7 in all modules if you wish to study in Australia.

 

7.What is the acceptable IELTS for Canadian embassy visa?

Yes. IELTS scores are acceptable for Canada visa.

 

8.I am a Doctor. Can I take up IELTS?

Yes. You can take up IELTS.

 

9.How many modules are there in IELTS?

There are 2 modules in IELTS. i.e. General and Academic.

 

10.What is the maximum marks limit in IELTS?

There is no such criteria, as the scores will be awarded in band score form. But for listening and reading there is such limit i.e. 40 marks each.

 

11.Can you tell me about IELTS scoring pattern?

IELTS score will be awarded based upon the number of points that one has scored in reading and listening. Whereas, for writing and speaking they follow the rubrics set by the council.

 

12.What is the IELTS rating scale?

It is 0-9 band score.

 

13.If I overall band score: 7.5”, can I migrate to Australia?

No. For Australia, you have to score 7 or more in each module.

 

14.Can I write IELTS, I want to study in the USA?

As most of the US universities ask for TOEFL scores, you need to chck with the universities whether they need TOEFL or IELTS.

 

15.Is there any special IELTS test, especially, for UK?

Yes. Its IELTS Life skills that is accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration (as proof of English proficiency for those wishing to live, work and study in the UK.

 

16.What is IDP?

International Development program

 

17.What is the difference between British council IELTS and IDP IELTS?

IDP and British council are two different organisations conducting IELTS test across the world. There is no such difference

 

18.Which is widely accepted, either British council IELTS or IDP IELTS?

Both are acceptable. There is no such discrimination.

 

19.What is the best score to go for higher studies in Germany?

6.5 is the minimum IELTS acceptable score for Germany.

 

20.If I score 6.5, can I go for higher studies in UK?

Yes you can go. But if you aim for the best universities, its always better to sore more.

 

21.What is the IELTS fee?

It changes time to time. As of now it is 11300 INR.

 

22.How much do I need to pay for British council IELTS exam?

It is 11300INR.

 

23.Within how many days, will I get my test result?

It usually takes 13 business days to declare the result.

 

24.Can I migrate to abroad, if I write, IELTS Academic?

In general IELTS General is for immigration purpose except the Healthcare professionals. Apart from them others need to have IELTS General Scores in order to migrate.

 

25.What is IELTS Academic?

It is a module that has designed for those who wish to study abroad.

 

26.What is IELTS General?

It is another module that has intended for immigration purpose.

 

27.Which is easy: British council IELTS or IDP IELTS?

Both are equally tough.

 

28.Do I need to submit any documents at the time of booking?

No need of any documents.

 

29.How to book the test date?

You can book through online.

 

30.How do I know that whether my application is accepted is not?

You will get a confirmation mail if you application is accepted.

 

31.Do I need to send any documents to the council?

No. Council doesn’t ask for any documents.

 

32.Can I retake the test?

Yes. Anyone can retake the test if he/ she feels that the scores are not adequate.

 

33.Does my wife/ husband also needs to take up IELTS, if we wish to migrate to abroad?

Its better if your spouse also take up the test even he/she would like to apply for dependent visa with which the primary applicant will gain more points.

 

34.How many times per year they conduct the test dates?

Every month on 2 or 3 prefixed test dates they conduct the test.

 

35.Can I check on line the available test dates?

Yes. You can check the test dates availability as per date wise or venue wise through online.

 

36.Can I apply for the test in person?

No. Through online only you can submit your application

 

37.What is the mode of the payment?

Debit card or Demand draft.

 

38.Do I need to send the council any documents if I pay fee through demand draft?

Yes. You need to send your scanned copy of your passport and fee paid receipt to the mail id that they mention at the end of the test booking confirmation mail.

 

39.What is the acceptable score for express entry Canada visa?

8 is the best score if you wish to apply under express entry for Canada Visa.

 

40.Do I need IELTS to go to France?

Yes. You need to submit your scores along with the DELF Scores.

FAQ’S -OET

1.What is OET?

The Occupational English test.

2.Who accept OET?

Please check the link to know more details.

http://avignalearning.com/countries-accepting-oet-scores/

3.Who can take up OET?

All, Healthcare professional can take up the test.

4.What is the rating scale in OET?

It is A-E.

5.What is the acceptable band score in OET?

B grade is the acceptable score.

6.What is the OET scores validity?

The test scores are valid for 2 years.

7.How many time per year can I take up OET?

There is no such restrictions on the number of attempts per ear.

8.I am a software engineer. I want to go to Australia. Can I take up OET?

No. it is an English Language test that has specially designed for healthcare professionals.

9.How to apply for OET?

You can apply for it through online.

https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/apply-oet/

10.Do I need to submit any documents while booking the test date?

No need to submit any documents at the time of test date booking.

11.Can I re take the test?

Yes. If you can re take the test.

12.How many times I can retake the test?

There is no limitations on the number of attempts.

13.Can I club two test scores?

Yes. You can club the two consequent test scores.

14.Can I get visa if I clear OET?

It depends upon the profession. For ex: Nurses can start visa process immediately they clear OET. But where as Doctors, Physiotherapists, Dentists, Pharmacists need to clear other test that is conducted by the certain boards or councils respectively.

15.Do I need to complete any course after OET?

If you are a nurse you need to complete Adaptation course.

16.Do I need to take up Physiotherapist council exam after clearing OET, if I wish to work in Australia?

Yes. You need to score 45-55% marks tin that exam.

17.I am a radiologist. Can I take up OET?

Yes. You can apply for OET Radiology.

18.What is the test fee?

It is 587 AUD.

19.How can I pay the test fee?

Through credit card only you need to pay the test fee.

20.Can I apply for the test in person?

No. it is not possible.

21.What is the acceptable Id proof?

Passport is the acceptable id.

22.How to know more details about the OET test dates?

You can log on to www. Occupationalenglishtest.com

23.How many times per year does the council conduct the test?

Throughout the year, the council conduct the test on particular prefixed test dates.

24.In how many countries, does the council conduct OET test?

Almost in 42 countries council conducts the test.

25.How many modules are there in OET?

There are 4 modules in the test.

26.What is the syllabus for OET?

There is particular syllabus for it. All health related topics can be practiced.

27.What topics do we generally get for OET exam?

As there is no repetition of the topics in the OET test, it’s tough to conclude that only certain topics they ask. It’s better to practice as much as you can.

28.Can I use pencil for the OET test?

Yes you can use either pen or pencil.

29.How many days does it take to publish the results?

Usually it takes 15-20 business days to publish the results.

30.How will I get my results?

To the register mail id the council will send the results.

31.Can I order later for extra result statements?

Yes you can order for extra result statements either at the time of test date booking or else later.

32.Where can I get the need information about the OE test?

In the OET website you can get more information about the test.

33.How to clear OET?

Through proper practice one can clear the test.

34.Is it only for healthcare professionals?

Yes. It is only for them.

35.Where can I get the practice material?

You can access only a few test samples in the official website. If you wish to purchase it you can try in OET website materials page where you can purchase materials.

 

36.Can I download the materials from OET website?

You can download a few free samples only.

37.What are the useful sites for practice?

www.abcradio.comwww.bbcradio.com , medical journals… will help the test takers to prepare well for the test.

38.How to get “B” band score?

With proper practice and guidance, one  can score B grade easily.

39.Is it mandatory to get “B” in all modules?

Yes. It’s mandatory to get B  grade in all modules.

 

40.What happens if I got ‘C’ in one module and other modules ‘B’?

The candidate needs to take up the whole test, if he/she wish to go to Australia. If they op for New Zealand, they can take up that one module only.

FAQ’S PTE:

1.What is PTE?

PTE Means Pearson Test of English.

2.Which countries accept PTE score?

Most of the universities throughout the world accept PTE Scores. Along with this, Australia accepts it for immigration purpose as well.

3.Is it a paper based test?

No.Itis  a computer basedtest.

4.How many modules are there in PTE?

There are four modules in PTE.

5.How many times per year the council conduct the PTE test?

Concil conducts the test every month on prefixed dates.

6.How difficult the PTE is?

As it maintains high language standards, usually it seems to be dificult. But with perfect study plan it’s easy to clear PTE Test .

7.Which is best PTE or IELTS?

It depends on the candidate requirements, language skills, ability to take up the test..

8.Either TOEFL or PTE, which is easy to clear?

Both are challenging. Without practice, it’s difficult to clear the test.

9.How to apply for PTE?

You can log on t the pearso’s website and then can apply.

10.Do I need to submit any documents?

No need to submit any documents.

11.What are the documents do I need in order to book the test?

Passport, debit or credit card are essential to book for the test.

12.How to book the test date?

Once you log on to the pearson’s website, you can select the place tes timings that are convenient to you and then can regiser for certain test date.

13.How do I know that whether my application is accepted is not?

You will get a confirmation mail or else you can login to the pesrson’s website and can check your application status.

14.Do I need to send any documents to the council?

No need to send any documents.

15.Can I retake the test?

Yes. If you feel that the scores are not sufficient, you can take up the test.

16.What is the PTE band score?

It is 10-90

17.When will I get the test scores?

Wihin in 2-5 business days the resuls will be published.

18.Who conduct PTE?

PTE council conducts this computer based test every month on prefixed dates in selected prometric test centres.

19.How many PTE test centres are there in India?

Totally 6-8 centers usually conduct the test in India.

 

20.What is the acceptable Id proof?

Generally Passport is the acceptable id proof.

21.How to know more details about the PTE test dates?

http://pearsonpte.com/ – Ths link can provide more details abot the test dates.

22.Can I club 2 test scores?

No. You canot.

23.How many times per year does the council conduct the test?

Except on national holidays, all most through out the year PTE test dates are available.

24.What is the acceptable PTE score for student Visa?

Yes. It is acceptable.

25.What is the acceptable PTE score for immigrant Visa?

It is accetable for Australia nad New Zealand immigationpupose.

26.After how many days do they publish the results?

Usually after 3-5 days they publish the test results.

27.How to clear PTE test?

With properpractice,one can clear the test easily.

28.What questions do they generally ask?

Usually they ask high academic standard related topics that are extracted from various sources.

29.How many questions are there in listening?

8 Different types of questions like fill in the blanks, re-tell lecture….. are given in the test.

30.Do they repeat the questions?

No. There is no repetition.

31.Do I need to speak with accent?

It’s better to speak in neutral accent if you could not speak with the native accent.

32.Is there any particular time limit for each module?

Yes there is particular time slot for each module. I.e. Listening -45-57 mins, Speaking & writing- 77-93 mins, Reading – 32-41 mins.

33.What happens if I fail to complete the answer with in the given time?

If you fail to answer within the time, you will not have a chance to check or complete your answer, as the next question will be automatically displayed on the screen.

34.Do I get any extra time to check my answers after the test?

No. You will not get any extra time to check your answers.

35.Is it a single day test?

Yes the whole test on a single day unlike IELTS.

36.Which materials do I need to practice?

You can refer to PTE authorized practice material. Along with this you can also practice listening or reading through free resources that are available online.

37.What is the best score in PTE?

It depends on the profession, purpose of the visit. Usually 65 is the best score for Academic purpose whereas, 75+ is the best score for immigration purpose.

38.How many days do I need to practice if I need to clear PTE?

There is no such guarantee that if you can practice certain number of days, you can clear the test. It’s not number of days, it’s all about how well you have practiced and how much you are focused.

39.Can I book the slot easily?

Yes. PTE test slots are easily available.

40.How many days in advance do I need to book the test date?

As the availability is more, you can book at least 1 week before the test as well.

41.What is the test fee?

It is 11,300 INR.

42.What is the mode of payment?

You can pay through credit or debit card.

43.Is it a computer based test?

Yes. It is a computer based test.

44.Who evaluate the answer sheets?

PTE Follows computer based evaluation.

45.Who can take up PTE?

Any one, who wishes to pursue higher studies or to apply for immigration, they can take up this test.

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FAQ’S TOEFL

1.What is TOEFL?

It means “A Test of English As A Foreign language”.

2.Which countries accept the TOEFL scores?

Most of the USA universities accept the TOEFL scores. Whereas, TOEFL scores are accepted in more than 130 countries.

3.What is the validity of the TOEFL scores?

TOEFL Scores validity is 2 years.

4.Is it a common test for immigration and higher studies?

Yes. It is a common test for all.

5.What is the best score in TOEFL?

90+ is a best score in TOEFL.

6.How much do I need to score, if I want to study in Australia?

You need to score at least 94 in TOEFL, if you wish to study in the best universities in Australia.

7.I am a Doctor. Can I take up TOEFL?

Yes you can take up TOEFL as per the revised AHPRA Rules from 1st July 2015.

8.How many modules are there in TOEFL?

There are 4 modules in TOEFL.

9.What is the maximum marks limit in TOEFL?

The maximum marks are 120.

10.What is the TOEFL scoring pattern?

It’s 0-120.

11.How much do I need to score in TOEFL, if I need to study in MIT?

You need to score 100 or more in TOEFL for this.

12.If I score 75, can I get admission in Texas A&M?

No. If it is an undergraduate program the score should be 100 and for Graduate programs it should be 80.

 

13.Can I write IELTS, if I wish to seek admission in the US Universities?

Yes. There are certain universities even in the USA that accept the IELTS Scores.

14.How to book the test date?

You can log on to www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/ for test date booking.

15.Do I need to submit any documents?

No need to submit any documents.

16.What are the documents do I need in order to book the test?

You should have the original scanned passport copy, in order to book for the test.

17.How do I know that whether my application is accepted is not?

Once you finish the payment, it automatically takes you to your log in page as you have completed the registration process.

18.Do I need to send any documents to the council?

The council never ask any test taker to send documents at the time of registration.

19.Can I retake the test?

Yes. You can retake the test if you are not satisfied with the test scores.

20.How many times per year they conduct the test dates?

Every year ETS conducts TOEFL tests more than 50 times.

21.Can I check on line the available test dates?

Yes you can check the available test dates.

22.Can I apply for the test in person?

No. You can apply through online only.

 

23.What is the mode of the payment?

Credit card payment is only acceptable.

24.What is the TOEFL test fee?

It is 190USD. For Indian students it is 11,300 INR.

25.How many days will take to publish the results?

It will take 2 weeks to announce the test results.

26.How to clear TOEFL?

With proper practice and guidance, one can clear the test easily. Not only this, your prior knowledge, command over the language skills also really matters.

27.What topics they usually ask in TOEFL?

They usually ask academic lectures, reading extracts from university-level text books. Whereas for speaking and writing you will have integrated tasks as well.

28.Which module is tough in TOEFL?

Each module is equally challenged.

29.Can I clear TOEFL?

Yes. You can clear the test easily, if you can practice well for the test.

30.Can I get the test dates availability immediately?

Immediate test dates availability is not possible. You can select the test dates at least 1-2 weeks prior to the exam.

31.How many months in advance do I need to book for the test date?

It’s better, if you can book 2-3 months in advance for the test date.

32.Is it a computer based test?

Yes. It’s commonly known as TOEFL-iBt.

33.Do I need to carry anything to the test centre?

Yes. You are advised to carry an original valid passport with you.

34.Where can I get the TOEFL practice material?

You can access free resources that are available in ETS website.

35.Is it easy for a below average student to clear TOEFL?

It is not so easy for any candidate who does not possess the good language skills.

But with the thorough practice, they can clear the test.

36.How long do we need to practice in order to score well in TOEFL?

At least 6-8 weeks prior to the test, you should start the preparation.

37.Can I get practice materials on line?

Yes. You can access a few free practice materials, test samples through nternet.

38.Which book is the best book to practice TOEFL test pattern?

Either Kaplan iBT or Barron’s iBT you can refer.

39.Do I need to speak like a native speaker?

If you can it would an advantage to you. If not try to have the neutral accent. But never try to imitate any accent.

40.Do I get any extra time to check the answers?

No. As it is a computer based test, you will not get any extra time to check the answers.

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