(International English Language Testing System)

International English Language Testing System is an English language proficiency test, which is collaboratively run by UCLES (Cambridge University), The British Council and IDP Australia. IELTS assesses a test taker’s skills on Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, where each of the modules is evaluated out of a base of nine. IELTS can be Academic Module (for students who go abroad for study purpose) and General Training Module (for people who wish to work or migrate to an English Speaking Country).

IELTS is well recognized all around the world by over 10,000 educational bodies and employers and other concerned institutions. The test is widely accepted in more than 3,300 institutions in USA and it can be a substitute for TOEFL in case one does not want to give a Computer Based Test.

Most of the colleges and universities in US require a student to have given English language proficiency test with a required minimum score. In case of IELTS, a majority of American universities requires above 5.5 score out of 9 for admissions.


(Test of English as a Foreign Language)

TOEFL iBT is an English language proficiency test that is administered by the ETS via the internet to students opting to study in English speaking countries. TOEFL is a requirement for university admissions in USA and other English Speaking countries to meet the language proficiency requirement.  The requirements differ along with the University and also the program you are applying for. Please make sure you check the admission requirements for International students in the university you intend to join.

TOEFL measures if a student is a competent user of English in all aspects. The areas tested in the test are listed as below:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and
  • Listening


Pearson Tests of English

Pearson Tests (PTE) PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. There is one multi-level test.