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IELTS vs TOEFL: Which should you take?

Aug 4,17

Our breakdown of the difference between the IELTS and TOEFL English language exams for international students. Find out the strengths of each one and decide which one suits you best. If you aren’t an English native speaker, you’ll almost always be required to sit an English language proficiency test as part of your application to study abroad at an English-speaking university. The two most accepted English language tests worldwide are …

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Good Practice Tests for IELTS General Training

Jul 21,17

A great article on various practice tests available for IELTS. From speaking to writing, the article provides  consolidated links on practice tests for each section. Also read  >> Tips to Score 8.5 in IELTS Exam Format 40 questions 4 sections Total time: 40 minutes ( 30 mins for answering and 10 mins for filling the answer sheet) Section 1 (two speakers) Social situation example: phone conversation required specific information like names, …

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Tips to Score 8.5 in IELTS General Training

Jul 21,17

 Tips to Score High in IELTS General Training Use pencil to answer questions Pay attention to spelling while writing answers on answer sheet. A wrong spelling would be marked as wrong answer even if your answer is right. When you are listening to the audio you don’t have much time to pay attention to your spelling. Don’t get nervous. Write whatever spelling comes in your mind on the booklet. You have …

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List of Some Useful Websites for Research Positions

Jul 20,17

Dear Members,   Here is the list of websites which can help you to find research positions & suggestions on how to write mails to Professors.   1) https://academicpositions.eu/   2) http://scholarship-positions.com/   3) https://www.findaphd.com/   4) https://academicpositions.co.uk/   5) https://www.research-in-germany.org/…   6) https://www.wemakescholars.com/   7) http://www.researchcareer.com.au/jo…   8) https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/availab…   9) https://www.universitypositions.eu/   10) http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/jobs… EU Funded Projects or Positions:   A. https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu   B. https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/   Dear Members, …

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US Visa Interview Experience as an Indian Student !

Jul 19,17

The US Visa Interview Experience can be intimidating one. To make it less intimidating, one can read more and more experiences related to actually visa interviews. US Visa Interview Experience as an Indian Student One of the visa interview like this is shared in the video below. This experience has been shared by an Indian student who is joining Purdue University in Fall 2017.The student has been admitted to the …

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How to Convert CGPA to GPA – Study in the USA

Jun 6,17

How to Convert CGPA to GPA – Study in the USA. CGPA is the education evaluation system used by some Indian education institutions. Students in CGPA system may need to enter their GPA in the US University Application. You can use this CGPA to GPA converter to calculate your GPA based on your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). CGPA to GPA Conversion Table CGPA GPA > 8.5 4 8.0 – …

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Spring & Winter 2017-2018 Deadlines for MS in US

Jun 6,17

Application Deadlines for US Universities. Fall semester Deadlines and Spring Semester deadlines. US Universities deadline information for Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 students. In the US, most of the colleges / universities follow either semester or quarter system. The application deadlines are different for each college / university and are different for each system. Not all universities have same deadline. Top Universities will have deadlines by …

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How will Trump’s presidency affect international students in the US?

May 26,17

Trump Effect on International Students in the USA It’s far too early to know for sure exactly what the impact will be. Now, in terms of impact, there are personal impacts and job impacts. In terms of job impacts, it seems highly unlikely that anyone who is well-educated will do poorly in the short term. The US has tremendous economic opportunities for people who are skilled in high-value fields. Those …

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US Universities for IELTS score 6.5

May 17,17

List of Universities for IELTS score 6.5. Band 6.5 is a cut off from many US Universities. Universities for IELTS score 6.5 1 California State University, Fresno 2 California State University, Fullerton 3 California State University, Long Beach 4 Ball State University 5 Binghamton University, State University of New York 6 Case Western Reserve University 7 Clark University 8 Clarkson University 9 Drexel University 10 Florida Gulf Coast University 11 …

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US Universities for IELTS Score of 6.0

May 17,17

I have seen many students strucking at IELTS Score 6.0 and looking for IELTS Universities accepts the score. So I thought of collecting a list of IELTS Universities accepting score of 6.0. Almost Every IELTS university in USA will also accept TOEFL. Please note that individual department requirements for the IELTS score many change. Please check the university website for accurate IELTS requirements. Current list contain IELTS universities for score …

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IELTS Speaking Topics & Top Practice Tests

May 17,17

213 topics for IELTS Speaking. List of IELTS test Speaking topics, tips and about IELTS speaking section. Speaking test Questions in IELTS. Many of these topics were in 2013 IELTS test. Most of them will repeat in 2014. Example Topics: IELTS Speaking test has 3 parts. Total duration of the Speaking test is 11 – 14 min. You will have discussion with professional examiner in speaking section over various topics. …

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IELTS: IDP or British council?

May 17,17

IELTS is jointly owned by IDP:IELTS Australia, alongside British Council and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations . IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s most popular high stakes English language test. What is IDP and British council? IDP and British council are two different organisations conducting IELTS test across the world. Where to take in IELTS test? you can take test any of the test centers …

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Free Download – A complete guide for IELTS

May 17,17

IELTS exam was formed to help the universities to evaluate the English language skills of the applicants. Now a day’s most of the US Universities are accepting IELTS score as an alternative to TOEFL test. IELTS exam will have two formats Academic General. Applicants to US universities need to take Academic IELTS test. You have to mention this when you are registering for the test. IELTS Test Format There are …

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TOEFL Cut Off Score for Universities in the USA

May 17,17

Usual TOEFL Cut off score for most of the US Universities is 79 where some universities require minimum TOEFL score of 80. Universities may set their own cut off score for TOEFL test. Some US Universities will set separate cut off score for each section. There may Universities which accepts admission though TOEFL Score and doesn’t require GRE or GMAT Score. TOEFL Cut off Score for US Universities   Arizona State University …

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Student scores 120 out of 120 in TOEFL

May 17,17

Shreya Vardhan from Delhi Public School scored 120 out of 120 in TOEFL, Full score of 2400 in SAT exam and seured 800 out of 800 in SAT Subject test. Its a Record. She is only one who made highest possible scores in all the tests in recent years. A love for Physics, Jane Eyre and quizzes is perhaps what helped Shreya Vardhan achieve what no one else has. The …

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Best Books to Refer for TOEFL

May 17,17

TOEFL preparation can be best done with a good book, laptop and a headset. Here is a list of best TOEFL books for your TOEFL preparation. It is recommended you have atleast one of these books during your TOEFL preparation. BEST TOEFL BOOKS Here is the list of books that will help you get that 100+ score in TOEFL iBT. Referring to any one of these books along with sufficient …

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Sample Practice Test for TOEFL

May 17,17

Many students skip real preparation when it comes to TOEFL. But solving few TOEFL practice tests can really help you to get those 100+ score in TOEFL-iBT. Here are links to few recommended Free TOEFL practice tests online that one should go through before TOEFL. TOEFL PRACTICE TESTS Below are section wise links to good free practice tests before your TOEFL. 1. Exam English This site gives 4 free online …

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Procedure for Changing the First name or last name in TOEFL Exam

May 17,17

Procedure for Changing the First name or last name in TOEFL Exam. If any one has registered for TOEFL with the name that doesn’t exactly match with your name on the passport here is the thing. TOEFL Name change Common mistakes student do with GRE or TOEFL exams 1) Entering the name in wrong way – first name in place of last name and last name in place of first …

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TOEFL Preparation and Exam Experience

May 17,17

TOEFL Preparation Experience of Anastasia Derelieva. Score: 111 R26 L26 S29 W30 Prep Duration: ~1 week TOEFL Materials Referred for Preparation Cracking the TOEFL iBT Princeton Review 2013 edition (a book) 400 Must-have Words for the TOEFL (a book) Kaplan tests (only the first 2); Delta Test 1,2; Longman Tests 1,2; 1 ETS Test; Express Tests 1,2 The TOEFL iBT Sampler (on the official website) www.notefull.com www.english-itutor.com The official website …

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Problems with low IELTS, TOEFL Scores

May 17,17

This articles talk about – Bad experiences with English courses that one should enroll after joining US Universities because of having low IELTS, TOEFL test Scores (IELTS < 6.5, TOEFL < 79). Tips to avoid joining English courses in the First Semester in USA. Recent days many students scoring IELTS score of 5.5, 6.0 and even though some are scoring minimum of 6.5 but with one of the sections having less than 6.5. …

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Minimum TOEFL Scores for US Universities

May 17,17

TOEFL Score is a requirement or Most of the US Universities. Usually US Universities ask you for TOEFL score of 79 or 80. Some top universities will go up to TOEFL score of 100 or above . Usually US Universities Admission office will not consider your application without meeting minimum TOEFL score set by the university or the department. Some universities will waive Minimum TOEFL score requirement based on many …

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Tips on Cracking TOEFL

May 17,17

Dinakar Ayalasomayajula, winner of the TOEFL scholarship, shares tips on how to crack the TOEFL. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is divided into four sections -reading, writing, listening and speaking. It is important to practise and excel in all these skills to crack the test. To improve reading skills, students must practise summarising and paraphrasing passages. Use outlines to assist in organising your ideas and practise …

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TOEFL Practice Info and Download Links

May 17,17

I have seen many POSTS Regarding TOEFL Practice. It’s very difficult to post up these links every time an Aspiring TOEFL Taker asks for some Free Practice materials in the Group …. So i am sharing these following Links! Hope this Helps! INFO ABOUT TOEFL EXAMS: About the Exam : http://www.examenglish.com/TOEFL/index.php Tips for PBT : http://www.examenglish.com/TOEFL/TOEFL_Tips.html Official TOEFL Info PBT Test : http://www.ets.org/toefl/pbt/about Official TOEFL Info PBT Test : Preparation : http://www.ets.org/toefl/pbt/prepare TOEFL Info iBT Test : http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/TOEFL_Tips.pdf Official TOEFL Info iBT Test : http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about/ Official TOEFL Info iBT Test …

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US Universities Based on GRE Scores

May 17,17

This article answer to your questions like – What are the Universities to apply with Revised GRE Score. What are the US Universities that i should select in GRE Exam for Score reporting. GRE Universities for Scores > 333 US Universities for GRE Score Range 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340. Apart from strong GRE Score, Strong TOEFL or IELTS and achievements required for these schools. Massachusetts Institute of …

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US Universities for Low GRE Score

May 17,17

Low GRE score is not an end to your MS in US Dream. There are lot of universities accepting, even GRE score of 280. Go through our list of universities. These low GRE Universities are for Scores below 300. Some of these universities are good even though they are accepting low or minimum GRE scores. Universities for GRE 295 to 300 Northwest Missouri State University www.nwmissouri.edu Lamar University www.lamar.edu Illinois …

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