A strong aptitude for the English language is very crucial for those international students who wish to pursue their education in any foreign English-speaking Institute. Particularly, for students belonging to, non-English speaking countries like India. For such students, whose first language is not English, meeting the criteria of English Language Proficiency Test becomes highly indispensable
Some major tests decide the powerful grasp of a non-English speaking student in the English language. IELTS (International English Language Testing System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and PTE (Pearson Test of English) are the globally accepted standardized tests that measure the command over the English language by a student.
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The above-mentioned tests are especially designed to analyze the English language skills of a student. Hence, these tests are similar in many ways yet are dissimilar in scores of ways. The most popular tests accepted globally by most of the institutions are IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). However, the PTE (Pearson Test of English) is a new-fangled entrant in this field.
The marking and scoring system of all the three tests is slightly different from each other. The students must wisely decide and pick a test that is convenient for them to practice, prepare, and perform structurally. All the English-speaking institutions worldwide have pre-set criteria when it comes to English language proficiency for all the international students enrolling in their programs. Despite the fact that the majority of the universities & institutions acknowledge the scores of few or all the tests, it still depends on the particular institution, which test/tests to accept.
The students should orient themselves with the admission procedures and criteria of their preferred institute, prior to applying for admissions and finalizing on the English language test. On some occasions, a score comparison of these tests is called for in order to ensure admission in a specific institution.
Therefore, many students scrutinize the scores of all three tests before selecting a test and preparing for it. Many prominent institutions ask for equivalent scores of IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE, even if a student has given one particular test.
ETS (Educational Testing Service), the makers of the TOEFL test have developed certain tools that make it easy for the test takers to compare the scores of TOEFL iBT with the IELTS academic module and CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). For more details, click here . Similarly, the owner of PTE Academic, Pearson Inc. has also released a comparison tool that helps the test takes to compare the score of PTE alongside IELTS and TOEFL. Click here to know more about the details