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June 2016

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardized test jointly conducted by British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment, and IDP Education. It is used to test and certify the proficiency of non-native English speakers. The IELTS has two training modules: Academic and General. Candidates who wish to study at an undergraduate or postgraduate level can give the Academic module, while candidates who wish to migrate to an English-speaking country or wish to train or study at below degree level can give the General training module. It is commonly used for admission to universities in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Total testing time is 2 hours 44 minutes

The Pearson Test of English (PTE) was launched by Pearson, and is one of the latest entrants into the field of testing and certifying the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers. It is recognized by thousands of universities worldwide, the most popular being the UK, Canada, US, and Australia. PTE measures the English language ability and can be used to apply to educational institutions, professional and government organizations. The duration of the PTE test is approximately 3 hours

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Test Content and Scoring Pattern

IELTS and PTE have similar test sections on Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. However, there are certain features in the content pattern that differentiates them from each other.

The IELTS is a paper-based test. In the Speaking section on the IELTS, the candidates are evaluated in a face-to-face conversation with the examiner. There is a choice of Reading and Writing tests according to whether a candidate is taking the Academic or General module, all candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests. The writing section of the Academic module uses diagrams, graphs, or charts in Task 1, and candidates are asked to present the given information in their own words. In Writing Task 2, candidates are presented with a point of view or argument. They are assessed on their ability to present a solution to the problem and justify an opinion. Task 2 for both the modules are the same

In the writing section of the General module, task 1 requires candidates to respond to a given situation with a letter requesting information or explaining the situation

The PTE is a computer-based test and tests a combination of skills required in an academic setting. On the Speaking section, candidates must speak into a microphone, while the computer captures the audio.

Availability of Test Dates

PTE is based on automated scoring, and grades a test taker in the range of 10- 90. The PTE Academic scores are available online within five business days. PTE Academic test centers are in over 50 countries worldwide and can be taken on any date of the year, subject to availability of seats in the desired center

IELTS is scored on a band of 0-9, and results for the test are available in 13 days. Academic and General tests have pre-fixed dates in more than 900 centers spread over 130 countries.

What Edwise Students Say...

"I am very thankful to Edwise for helping me score an 8.0 band in my IELTS. I joined the IELTS classes with a lot of apprehensions. But from the first class itself I felt extremely comfortable. The faculty here has provided me with personal training and this has helped me clear my examination with flying colours. I would once again like to thank the entire staff of Edwise who helped my dream come true."
Shruti Preman - IELTS Coaching

"My experience with Edwise was very good, my counselor was very helpful. I had given IELTS and had taken coaching from Edwise."
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"The Edwise mock test for the PTE was amazing and really helped me understand the format of the test and the coaching helped me to thoroughly prepare for the test."
Saher - PTE Coaching

"I am writing this testimonial to Edwise International and especially to my tutor for PTE. I was tensed before giving my PTE exam because I got my passport late and I had to clear the exam in a single attempt. I explained the situation to her. She helped me a lot. Those two sessions were really very crucial for me as I scored 77/90 in PTE with 90/90 in speaking. This score has also helped me in getting a part time job in Australia as well. My tutor was very calm, understanding, I am really thankful to Edwise and for the overall experience with a Coaching Dept. "
Siddhesh Lad - PTE Coaching

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We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

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Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.


Also read: IELTS/TOEFL/PTE: Which One Do You Want To Go Ahead With

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