Standardised Tests – UG

about the toefl exam
What is TOEFL? Students who wish to study abroad in an English-speaking country are required to take a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This test assesses one’s ability to speak and understand English by analyzing his/her English language skills in terms of reading, speaking, listening and writing. It evaluates how well one can combine these skills to perform well in academic tasks. TOEFL is accepted as proof of English proficiency across 9,000 colleges and it is conducted more than 50 times in a year by Educational Testing Service (ETS) – a US-based non-profit organization. TOEFL test format: TOEFL has two versions: TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test) and TOEFL PBT (paper-based test). Both the versions of TOEFL test has four sections- Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing and takes about 4-hours to complete. Students can retake the TOEFL test as many times as they wish. It uses both human ratersREAD MORE
What is IELTS? The International English language testing system (IELTS) is a popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. IELTS assesses the test taker’s English skills with respect to reading, writing, listening and speaking. It is accepted by over 9,000 organizations worldwide, including schools, universities, immigration authorities, and professional bodies. The two versions of IELTS are - the Academic IELTS and the General Training IELTS. The Academic IELTS is for people who wish to study abroad and the General Training IELTS is  for people who want to follow a non-academic course or for immigration purposes. IELTS Test Format and Scores: The duration of the IELTS exam is 2 hours and 45 minutes, and it consists of four sections, which tests the candidate’s listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The Listening Test: In the listening test, students have to listen to a pre-recorded passage. This test isREAD MORE
How to register for the TOEFL iBT exam
TOEFL Vs IELTS - Which one is better for me? Effective communication in English involves much more than understanding grammatical conventions. The education system in most western countries is highly collaborative and research oriented.  Therefore, students are required to understand the contextual and colloquial usage of English. This is why most acclaimed universities expect students to have a strong command over the communicative aspects of English.  Being able to express your ideas cogently in succinct language is a sought-after skill.  Moreover, the ability to read, comprehend and respond to huge volumes of library reference material ensures a student’s success in academic and research undertakings.  Hence higher education aspirants from countries where English is not the first language need to exhibit the required proficiency in English in order to become a part of an international classroom setting. On this account, the two standardized English language testing systems, which are widely acceptedREAD MORE
What is a good score in TOEFL
This article is about understanding the TOEFL requirements of the Universities and thereby answering "What is a Good Score in TOEFL?"  TOEFL or Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardised test to measure the applicant’s proficiency in English. TOEFL is recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and organizations and other TOEFL participating institutes across 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States. Each section has a score of 30, for a total overall score of 120. You don’t pass or fail the TOEFL. Sometimes universities require a specific score for each section of the test, for example, 24 out of 30 in the speaking section. The score levels for the various sections are as mentioned below: Sections Score Range Level Listening Section 0–30 High (22–30) Intermediate (15–21) Low (0–14) Speaking Section 0–30 Good (26–30) Fair (18–25) Limited (10–17) Weak (0–9) Reading Section 0–30 High (22–30)READ MORE