Indian students who want to study in the UK must take an English Language Test and meet the minimum entry requirements for UK study.
An English Language Test is also required for a UK student visa. The test is taken to show that the candidate has the suitable reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities in the English language required for living and studying in the UK.
There are many English proficiency tests to choose from, and the best English language test for you will depend on your specific needs.
The Pearson Test of English - a computer-based test that focuses on real-life English use, accepted by universities and immigration authorities globally - is one of the world's most popular English proficiency tests and is accepted by 99% of all UK universities. The PTE tests English skills in four different categories: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
This is an entirely computer based exam of approximately three hours and is powered by AI technology. It assesses reading, writing, listening and speaking abilities in the English Language with the help of 20 different types of tasks in a real life setting.
Suitable for those interested in studying undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK, it can be booked at a short notice at any of the 250+ global test centres. Students are given an overall score and a section specific score based on the Global Scale of English (GSE) between 10 to 90 points.
PTE Academic UKVI is a test approved by the UK Visas and Immigration Office for all UK visas. There is not much difference between the PTE Academic and PTE Academic UKVI in terms of format and content. It is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) which tests the basic four skills for general students visa and other work visas.
UK universities are also accepting an online version of the PTE Academic test which can be taken from the safety of your home, the Pearson Versant English Test. Versant is an automated AI based language test delivered in 100+ countries with a 24x7 availability and can be taken anytime without prior appointment.
At SI-UK, we provide customised English Language classes for PTE, helping you improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills with intensive and inclusive PTE preparation courses. Arrange a free consultation with SI-UK India to learn more.
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