These are the kind of international level exams that are asked from foreign students to show their foreign language, i.e. English proficiency. There are various different language proficiency exams. Every one of them has their own valuation in different nations. Students can take any of these linguistic exams to get admission in foreign universities. Some of the famous language exams are:
Listed below are some of the tests to be taken by the students -
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
IELTS Australia test is jointly managed by British Council that is conducted in more than 30 to 35 countries. This test is conducted through more than 800 test centers which includes locations in over 130 countries.The IELTS requirement in Australia is compulsory to meet academic purposes and visas. The minimum IELTS score is 6.5 with no band being below 6.0. The general requirement for Australia after graduation is 7. For getting a student visa for Australia you are required to have a minimum of 5.5 overall scores on the IELTS exam.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
TOEFL scores is one of the most accepted and most recognized tests among universities, and institutions all around the world. TOEFL test content is generally 100% academic and the TOEFL iBTTM is given 30-40 times a year with more security to attend the test on an internet basis. Whereas, the TOEFL Paper-based Test (or TOEFL PBT) is usually offered in places where the internet based test is not available and this test is given 6 times per year.
- Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)
Pearson Test of English is accepted by more than 150 institutions in Australia that includes a percentage of 80 and also this test is accepted by DIAC for student visa purposes. This test can be taken by the students in twelve cities in India.
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Certificates
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) scores are also accepted and recognized by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for visa application purposes. The score of CAE is equivalent to the IELTS scores as this test is run by University of Cambridge.