About the IELTS test
What is IELTS?
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 2 million tests in the 12 months to May 2013 globally, IELTS is the world's most popular high stakes English language proficiency test.
Which organisations accept IELTS?
IELTS is accepted by more than 8,000 organisations worldwide. These include universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional bodies and multinational companies. To search for a recognising institution, use theIELTS Global Recognition System.
Who owns IELTS and who writes the test?
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment and offered through over 800 test centres and locations in over 135 countries. International teams of writers contribute to IELTS test materials. Ongoing research ensures that IELTS remains fair and unbiased. Test writers from different English-speaking countries develop IELTS content so it reflects real-life situations.
Why are there two versions of the test?
IELTS has two versions - Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
Which version should I do?
Read the explanation of the Academic and General Training tests, then contact the organisation or institution to which you are applying to find out what it requires. Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the IELTS Application Form.
What is the test format and how long will it take?
IELTS has four parts - Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11-14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests. Find out more and see a test sample.
How do I practise and prepare for my test?
The Official IELTS Practice Materials explains the test format in detail and gives you practice tests and answers. You can order your Official IELTS Practice Materials in one of two ways: place an order online through your local test centre
What help is available for disabled candidates?
Test centres make every effort to cater for the special needs of disabled candidates. It is our aim for all candidates to be assessed fairly and objectively. If you have a special need, talk to your local test centre when registering. Centres may need three months to organise arrangements
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About the TOEFL iBT® Test
The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETS TOEFL Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills.
What Is the TOEFL iBT Test?
The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
There are two formats for the TOEFL® test. The format you take depends on the location of your test center. Most test takers take the TOEFL iBT test. Test centers that do not have Internet access offer the Paper-based Test (PBT).
Who Takes the TOEFL® Test?
More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.
• Students planning to study at a higher education institution
• English-language learning program admissions and exit
• Scholarship and certification candidates
• English-language learners who want to track their progress
• Students and workers applying for visas
Where Can I Get Local, In-language Support?
You can contact a local TOEFL iBT Resource Center for general in-language information about the TOEFL test and test preparation. TOEFL iBT Resource Centers are available in specific countries.
Who Accepts TOEFL Test Scores?
More than 8,500 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. For more information, including using your scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the United Kingdom, how to find institutions that accept TOEFL scores, and more, see Who Accepts TOEFL Scores.
Where and When Can I Take the TOEFL iBT Test?
The TOEFL test has more test dates (more than 50 per year) and locations (4,500 test centers in 165 countries) than any other English-language test in the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish.
What Resources Can Help Me Prepare for the TOEFL iBT Test?
ETS offers a variety of paid and free preparation materials to help you get ready for the TOEFL test. Watch our new video, TOEFL® Resources: An Overview for Students (Flash) to learn about the tools from ETS that can help you prepare for the test.
What Does the TOEFL iBT Test Cost?
The cost of the test can range from US$160 to US$250 and varies between countries.
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GMATWhy the GMAT® Exam?
The GMAT exam is your best first step toward a career with impact.
ccepted by more than 5,800 business and management programs worldwide, for nearly sixty years, the GMAT exam has been the test of choice by the world's business leaders to get into the world's leading business schools for one reason - it works. Quite simply, no other exam lets you showcase the skills that matter most in the business school classroom and in your career.
hen It Comes to Your Success, There Is No Comparison.
usiness schools trust the GMAT exam to make admissions decisions. The GMAT exam - administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the global non-profit council of business schools - sets the standard for its ability to predict success in the classroom. Consider these additional advantages:
• The GMAT exam measures the skills you have and the skills schools need. Showcase the skills that matter most - to schools and businesses - with the GMAT exam's unique Integrated Reasoning section.
• The GMAT exam is a proven measure of your success. Decades of research confirm that the GMAT exam is a valid and reliable predictor of your academic performance in today's graduate management programs.
• The GMAT exam is relied on more by graduate business schools worldwide. The GMAT exam works - for you and them - and is accepted by more programs and schools than any other individual graduate management school exam.
• The GMAT exam is available when you're ready to take it. Testing is available around the world in state-of-the-art facilities designed to provide an unparalleled test-taking experience so that you can perform your best.
he GMAT exam consists of four main sections-Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal.
ere is a snapshot of the GMAT exam format and timing.
ou have three and a half hours in which to take the exam, but plan for a total time of approximately four hours if you choose to take the optional breaks.
he Quantitive and Verbal sections of the GMAT exam follow a computer adaptive format.
• The GMAT adjusts to your individual ability level, which both shortens the time it takes to complete the exam and establishes a higher level of accuracy than a fixed test.
• At the start of each multiple-choice section of the exam, you are presented with a question of medium difficulty. As you answer each question, the computer scores your answer and uses it-as well as your responses to any preceding questions-to determine which question to present next. Correct responses typically prompt questions of increased difficulty. Incorrect responses generally result in questions of lesser difficulty.
• This process will continue until you complete the section, at which point the computer will have an accurate assessment of your ability level in that subject area.
• In a computer-adaptive test, only one question at a time is presented. Because the computer scores each question before selecting the next one, you may not skip, return to, or change your responses to previous questions.
• If you answer a question incorrectly by mistake or correctly by randomly guessing, your answers to subsequent questions will lead you back to questions that are at the appropriate level of difficulty for you.
• Random guessing can significantly lower your scores. So, if you do not know the answer to a question, you should try to eliminate as many answer choices as possible and then select the answer you think is best. For more testing strategies, see Test-Taking Strategies.
• Pacing is critical, as there is a severe penalty for not completing these sections of the exam.
• The time and number of questions that remain in the section are displayed on the screen during the exam.
• There are 37 Quantitative questions and 41 Verbal questions. If a question is too time-consuming or if you don't know the answer, make an educated guess by first eliminating the answers you know to be wrong.
• The number of questions you answer.
• Whether you answer the questions correctly or incorrectly.
• The level of difficulty and other statistical characteristics of each question.
• The questions in an adaptive test are weighted according to their difficulty and other statistical properties, not according to their position in the test.
• Every test contains trial multiple-choice questions being pretested for use in a real exam. These questions are not identified and appear in different locations within the test.
• Do your best on all questions. Answers to trial questions are not counted in the scoring of your test.
What computer skills do I need for the GMAT exam?
• You need only minimal computer skills to complete the GMAT exam. Familiarize yourself with the mechanics of taking a computer-adaptive test by using the GMAT tutorials that are included with the freeGMATPrep® software.
• The tutorials cover such topics as using a mouse, entering responses, moving on to the next question, using the word processor, and accessing the Help function.
• Before the day of your test, review the testing tools covered in the tutorials. Although you will be able to use a Help function during the test, the time spent doing so will count against the time allotted for completing a test section.
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The GRE® revised General Test - the most widely accepted graduate admissions test worldwide - can bring you one step closer to achieving your career goals. There has never been a better time to take the one test that gives you more opportunities for your future. And now, with the new ScoreSelectSM option, you can approach test day with even more confidence knowing that you can send institutions the scores you feel show your personal best.
The GRE revised General Test, introduced in August 2011, features a new test-taker friendly design and new question types. It more closely reflects the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school and demonstrates that you are ready for graduate-level work.
• Verbal Reasoning - Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
• Quantitative Reasoning - Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
• Analytical Writing - Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.
Who Takes It?
Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world take the GRE revised General Test. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE revised General Test provides a common measure for comparing candidates' qualifications.
GRE® scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.
When and Where Do People Take It?
The GRE revised General Test is available at about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries. In most regions of the world, the computer-based test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year. In Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, the computer-based test is available one to three times per month. In areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available, the test is administered in a paper-based format up to three times a year in October, November and February.
Who Accepts It?
The GRE revised General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions within these schools.
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