To Study in an international University has always been a fascination for the aspirants dreaming about studying a chosen program in an International University to lead a successful career beyond boundaries. Most of the International Universities teach in English language and if English is not the first language of student, university considers a proof of a certain level of minimum English language proficiency as one of the entry requirements. There are three most reputed English language tests to measure the level of proficiency in English of a candidate-First is IELTS, second is TOEFL and third is PTE. PTE is younger than other two. Scores/ bands and levels of all these three have been widely accepted by reputed academic institutions as a proof of proficiency in English language for entry requirement of a student. IELTS, stands for International English Language Testing System which is co-owned and jointly managed by British Council, IDP & Cambridge Assessment English.

IELTS conducts English assessment test in two categories, one is for Students to take admissions in academic institutions and second for working professionals or Immigrants who are willing to work or stay in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and UK.  IELTS assesses  the ability of a candidate in four sections of listening , reading, writing and speaking in English language and scales English skills in band score from 0 to 9 in each section of proficiency and issues a Test Report Form with description of scored bands in each section along with over all Band score from 0 to 9. IELTS is basically a paper-based Test but now can be delivered through computer in some countries.

IELTS is accepted by most of the academic institutions of Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, New Zealand and some of the American institutions accept IELTS as an option of  TOEFL, but IELTS is also very much accepted by other good institutions in rest of countries as a proof of proficiency in English skills for entry requirement. Each institute sets its own minimum band score in IELTS as threshold score and accept Test Report of IELTS, latest of two years as IELTS test report is valid only for 2 years.

TOEFL, stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language, this test is designed and administered by Educational Testing System (ETS), USA. TOEFL is second most accepted English test by many academic institutions around the world as a proof of proficiency in English language but most popular among American and Canadian academic institutions. TOEFL is conducted through both the mode, Internet- based Test (IBT) and paper-based test. TOEFL assesses English skills of a candidate in four sections of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, each section has maximum 30 points and the scaled scores from all the four sections are added together to determine the total score out of 120. TOEFL score report is valid for latest of two years. As an entry requirement, each institute sets its own minimum TOEFL score to consider proficiency in English language.

Advantages of IELTS/TOEFL/PTE

PTE, stands for Pearson Language Tests which is conducted by  Pearson PLC. PTE score report is third largest most accepted test to consider English proficiency of a student to accept in academic institutions. PTE assesses English skills of a candidate in three sections Speaking & Writing, Reading and Listening, each section has maximum 30 points and score report comes with total score out of 90 points. PTE is a computer- Based test and more focuses on real-life English used in academic structure. Score report of PTE is also valid for latest of two years. PTE has been gaining popularity very fast, getting acceptance by great academic institutions around the world, PTE has been endorsed by Graduate Management Admission Council and also been aligned to the levels defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE all three enjoy the high reputation of acceptance by academic institutions around the world. Aspirants can opt any of them as per admission requirement of academic institute. Some of the reputed universities and institutions offer scholarships to the students score high in IELTS/TOEFL/PTE and consider IELTS/TOEFL/PTE score one of the determinants to grant scholarship to student. There are some popular and reputed scholarships and students can avail as per their choice of university and country, as British council awards great amount of scholarship under “Study in UK” to the students willing to study in reputed universities of UK, for more information students can visit on

As India has become one of the preferred choices of International students under the view of quality education on affordable fee structure and return on investment(ROI) so those students are planning to Study in India, can avail reputed Sharda Academic Scholarship-2020 which is awarded by Sharda University to international students those have good academic record and have higher scores in IELTS/TOEFL/PTE, Sharda Universities is one of the best International Universities and offers internationally recognized degrees, diploma, certificates, specialized trainings and research  programs(Ph.D.) Sharda university is a No.1 University having highest number of international students in India as per survey 2017 by AIU and students from 85+ countries have experienced the Sharda University, Delhi-NCR, India,  for more information students can visit on