Test Preparation

You want to study in an English-speaking country, but English isn’t your first language: what do you need to do? You normally need to take an English language exam, which are required by universities, immigration departments, professional bodies and employers.To help you prepare for these exam, we have our own experts ready to boost your english skills with plenty of practise papers, worksheets, vocabulary lists and exam guides .


International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most popular English language test for academic and professional purpose which is accepted by over 140 countries. The test assess four skill areas of the English language: speaking, reading, listening and writing. It has two modules; Academic and General. The Academic test is taken by the students aspiring for Bachelor and Masters Level and beyond whereas the General test is required for migration purpose or for studying below

Test Format Reading

Reading section takes 60 minutes time in which 40 questions are asked based on 3 reading passages with a total of 2,000 to 2,750 words


In the Writing Section you have to write essays of 2 given tasks in 60 min.

Task - 1: You have to write an essay of 150 words in 20 min.

Task - 2: You have to write an essay of 250 words in 40 min.


The speaking module consists of an oral interview between the candidate and examiner, which takes 10-15 min


Listening section has 40 questions across 4 sections which need to be completed in 30 minutes. An additional 10 minutes is given to transform the answer to the answer sheet.


GRE or Graduate Record Examination is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates desirous of taking admission to graduate programs primarily in the area of engineering and sciences at education institutions in USA. The GRE is designed to help graduate schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in technical fields as well as Business schools. For Conversion tool you may refer https://www.ets.org/s/gre/flash/bschool/comparison/17302/170/ with GMAT score. GRE scores are used by more than 3000 graduate programs throughout the world.

Analytical Writing

This section tests your ability to analyse facts, dissect arguments, judge the presented evidence and put forth your views in the most convincing and structured manner.

Verbal Reasoning

This section checks your capacity to understand the content author’s perspectives and intentions, prioritise the points made, and connect the dots across various ideas presented, even if they may not necessarily be documented in a coherent manner. This is the tricky section for non-native English speakers

Quantitative Reasoning

This is where you comfort level with numbers and quantitative data is tested. You’ll have to understand the problem and use models and mathematical formulas (from geometry, algebra, arithmetic) to solve them. The good news is that you will have access to a calculator. So no complex mental arithmetic to be done


The Pearson Test of English Academic is an English language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program.

To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test center. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.

During the three-hour test session, there are three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There is also an optional 10-minute break between the reading and listening parts. During the test, you will find twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.

PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.

Part 1: Speaking & Writing (77 – 93 minutes)

Personal introduction

Read aloud

Repeat sentence

Describe image

Re-tell lecture

Answer short question

Summarize written text

Essay (20 mins)

Part 2: Reading (32 – 40 minutes)

Reading & writing: Fill in the blanks

Multiple choice, choose multiple answers

Re-order paragraphs

Reading: Fill in the blanks

Multiple choice, choose single answer

Part 3: Listening (45 – 57 minutes)

Summarize spoken text

Multiple choice, choose multiple answer

Fill in the blanks

Highlight correct summary

Multiple choice, choose single answer

Select missing word

Highlight incorrect words

Write from dictation


TOEFL iBT® Test Content

The TOEFL iBT® test has 4 sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. During the test, you'll perform tasks that combine these 4 English communication skills, such as:

read, listen and then speak in response to a question

listen and then speak in response to a question

read, listen and then write in response to a question

The total test takes about 3 hours to complete, but you should plan for 3½ hours, allowing 30 minutes for check in.

This quick video about the structure of the TOEFL iBT® test will help you understand what to expect on the test.

At a Glance

Section Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading 54–72 minutes 30–40 questions Read passages and respond to questions
Listening 41–57 minutes 28–39 questions Answer questions about brief lectures or classroom discussions
Break 10 minutes    
Speaking 17 minutes 4 tasks Talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and listened to
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Read a passage, listen to a recording, type your response