Proficiency test

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

International applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate their reading, writing and understanding of English language by taking the TOEFL before they are considered for admission in most of the universities/institutes worldwide. The test uses a multiple choice format to measure one’s ability to understand English. It consists of the following four sections:

Listening - In this section, the examinee listens, using headphones, to the conversations and talks with images of the speakers on the computer screen. After the listening task, he is to answer approximately 30-50 questions, based on the just concluded conversation. Total time allotted to complete the entire section is 45-60 minutes while to answer the questions; a candidate is given 15-25 minutes. Your ability to understand English as spoken in North America is measured in this part.

Structure - The candidate’s proficiency to recognise the language that is appropriate for standard written English is put to test. A total of 20-25 questions are asked in this section.

Reading - You have to undergo a test on the Reading part to demonstrate your ability to understand non technical reading matter. Usually, short passages almost similar in topic arc given for reading purposes. The total number of questions in this section is 45-55.

Writing - Writing section judges your ability to write in English as you are made to write an assigned Essay which would require generation of ideas with arguments supporting your stand. A period of 30 minutes is al1otted for the purpose.
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Moreover TOEFL measures ability to use and understand the English Language as it is read, written, heard and spoken in the University classroom.

Scores will be posted online within two weeks after the test date. Scores will be mailed to the Universities or institutions you selected.
ETS offers several test preparation resources to help the students. They include the best selling Test prep book, official guide to TOEFL test and TOEFL Practice Online

Pearson Test of English Academic
Pearson Test of English Academic (PET Academic) is a computer based test that delivers real life measures of test takers language abilities. It provides an accurate and authentic measure of language ability of non native English speakers who want to study in an institution where English is the language of instruction. Test takers can schedule a test on a day and a centre convenient to them.PTE Academic is currently recognized by 1500 educational programmes worldwide and is preferred test of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC).

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