IELTS - Frequently Asked Questions

Q.How long is IELTS test valid?

Ans. An IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) is valid for two (2) years.
Q.How soon a candidate resit the test?

Ans. A candidate may resit the IELTS test at any time.
Q. What is the age limit ?

Ans.IELTS Test is not recommended for candidates under 16 years. However, if they wish to take the test, they may.
Q.How can I register for the IELTS test?

Ans.You can register and pay for IELTS through a range of payment options.
Q.Can I change my speaking test date?

Ans.The schedules for speaking tests are system generated . you should adhere to the schedule.
Q.I need to postpone/cancel my application? Will I receive the refund for the fees?

Ans.If you cancel your test or request a transfer of the IELTS exam up to five weeks prior to the scheduled test date, the test centre will charge an administration fee.
Q.Can I update my personal details (gender, contact details, DOB etc.) after I have registered?

Ans.Gender, Address, Phone number and DOB details can be changed up to 30 days prior to the exam date.
Q.When will I receive venue details for my IELTS exam?

Ans.Information about the venue and schedule of the IELTS exam will be available on Candidate Area . Kindly login using your registered email id and IELTS reference number. You will receive an email at your registered email id confirming your venue details and schedule of your IELTS, five days prior to the exam date.
Q. When will I receive my IELTS results?

Ans. Your IELTS results will be available online on the 13th day. The Test Form will be received by you within 10 days from the date of result declaration if you have provided a complete and courier accessible address at the time of registration.
TOEFL - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the cost-registration fee for the TOEFL?

Ans. The course cost and registration fee depends on your test location. Usually, the cost ranges from US$ 160 to US$ 250. For India the current cost for the TOEFL Exam is US$ 165.
Q. How do I register for the TOEFL?

Ans. The registration can be done via phone, by mail or you can also register online. For detailed information on registration log onto www.toefl.org. We at Study Smart can do the TOEFL test registration at any of our offices in Delhi, Gurgaon, Pune or Kabul.
Q. What is the Evaluation Score for the TOEFL test?

Ans. The students appearing for the test will be given scores between the ranges 0-30. There are four sections (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) in total and they are clubbed together to give students an overall rating out of 120. Students receive a score card with detailed feedback on the overall performance. The average score needed for most Universities is between 80 & 90.
Q. What is the difference between TOEFL iBT and TOEFL PBT tests?

Ans. Both exams are conducted to evaluate all four language skills of the student. TOEFL iBT is internet based test and is administered online whereas TOEFL PBT is paper based test taken by conventional method which is pen and paper based. In India most centers conduct TOEFL iBT.
Q. How many times in a year is the TOEFL test held?

Ans. TOEFL iBT is conducted on specific dates, more than 50 times a year across multiple centers in India. There are at least 2 test dates available per month at every TOEFL test Center. Some locations, which have a high demand, conduct up to 8 tests per month.
Q. Can I reappear for the test?
If yes, then how many times?
Ans. Yes, one can reappear for the test if you are not satisfied with the scores. There is no limit on the number of times you can appear for the test. However you cannot take it more than once in a 12 days of your existing appointment.
Q. How and when do I get my scores?

Ans. Scores are posted online approximately 10 days after the test date. Every student is provided with ID and log in using which you can check your scores online.
Q. What is the minimum score required to clear the TOEFL test?

Ans. The scores are evaluated on a scale of 0-30 for every skill where scores ranging between 0-14 is considered low, score between 15-21 is considered as intermediate and score between 22-30 is considered high. The TOEFL score requirement is set by the University and can vary for each University.
Q. What is the validity of the test scores?

Ans. The TOEFL test score is valid for two years from the date of result declaration.
Q. How is the score passed to the colleges and universities?

Ans. The additional score report is directly sent to the universities you have applied for. Officially four additional score cards are sent to Universities and Colleges.
PTE - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the cost of PTE Academic Test?

Ans. The total cost of PTE Academic Test ranges from US$ 125 to US$ 160. The current price for the test in India is Rs. 9350.
Q. How is the PTE Academic test different from others?

Ans. PTE Academic Test is quite authentic in terms of test content and tasks where you demonstrate your ability to make efficient use of real-life English language skills. In addition the results for the PTE exam is published in 2-3 working days.
Q. How can I register for the PTE Academic test?

Ans. You can register for the PTE Academic test online. If you are taking the test for the first time then you need to create a web account for scheduling the test. If you are reappearing for the test then you can use your existing web account to register for another test. You can visit this link for registration. We at Study Smart can also register for the PTE test on your behalf.
Q. Where is the PTE Academic test conducted?

Ans. The test is conducted at Pearson Testing Centers. Test centers in India are: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune. You can check availability in real-time by clicking here.
Q. How and when will I get my PTE Academic test results?

Ans. The results will be available online within 3-4 business days of your test date. You will receive an email notification to the address provided at the time of registration when the result is declared online. The result is only available online.
Q. How is the score passed to the colleges and Universities?

Ans. The PTE Academic Test scores can be sent across universities by accessing your web account. You may send your scores to as many institutions as you wish and that too free. The universities will get your scores within 48 hours of reporting
Q. What is the validity of the PTE Academic test scores?

Ans. PTE Academic Test scores are valid for two years.
Q. What is the minimum score required to clear the PTE Academic test?

Ans. The candidates must keep a check on the score required by the university they have applied for. Most UK universities require a minimum score of 51 for undergraduate and post graduate courses and a minimum score of 36 required for qualifications below degree level.
Q. Can I reappear for the test?
If yes, then how many times?
Ans. Yes, you can reappear for the test as many times as you want. The test can be scheduled 5 days after your last test date.
Q. What is the duration of the test?

Ans. The duration of the PTE Academic Test is 3 hours.