TOEFL & IELTS
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. The tests are conducted up to four times a month. You can choose from two types of IELTS tests.
The Academic format is, for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher and Further Education. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test. The minimum band score for University admissions is band 7.
The General Training format focuses typically for those who are going to English-speaking countries to do secondary education, work experience or training programs. People migrating to Australia, Canada and New Zealand must sit the General Training test.
There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded on their performance, using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The results from the four parts then produce an Overall Band Score. IELTS scores have a recommended validity period of two years.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL, evaluates the ability of an individual to use and understand English in an academic setting. It has become an admission requirement for non-native English speakers at many English-speaking colleges and universities. Colleges and universities usually consider only the most recent TOEFL score.
The iBT version of the TOEFL test is scored on a scale of 0 to 120 points. Each of the four sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) receives a scaled score from 0 to 30. The scaled scores from the four sections are added together to determine the total score.
The minimum TOEFL iBT scores range from 61 to 100. A TOEFL score is valid for two years.