PTE Exam

PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. Typically, PTE Academic results are available within five business days.


Fast

PTE Academic typically delivers results in five business days, so you don't need to worry about waiting for results.

Approved

Approved by the Australian Government for visa applications and accepted by thousands of institutions in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland, including Harvard, Yale and INSEAD.

Flexible Test Dates

We run test sessions 363 days of the year, at one of over 200 locations worldwide, so you can choose a time and place that suits you.

Why to study PTE at The Global Ties?

  • One-on-one PTE coaching.
  • Individual attention on PTE training.
  • Free PTE study materials.
  • No enrollment fees.
  • Study PTE course all day at our institute. It’s free to use!
  • We are rated as the best PTE training center in Coimbatore by the leading colleges and Universities in Coimbatore.
  • Experienced and qualified PTE trainers.
  • One on one attention is provided to each student.
  • No batch based PTE classes.


The PTE test structure is as follows:


Section Question Format Time
INTRODUCTION 1 - 2 minutes
PART 1: SPEAKING &WRITING
  • Personal Introduction
  • Read aloud
  • Repeat sentence
  • Describe image
  • Re-tell lecture
  • Answer short question
  • Summarise written text (one sentence)
  • Summarise written text (paragraph)
  • Essay (20mins)
77 - 93 minutes
PART 2: READING
  • Multiple choice questions (x2)
  • Re-order paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks (x2)
32 - 41 minutes
BREAK A ten minute break is optional. 10 minutes
PART 3: LISTENING
  • Summarise spoken text
  • Multiple choice (x2)
  • Fill the blanks
  • Highlight the correct summary
  • Select missing word
  • Highlight incorrect words
  • Write from dictation
45 - 57 minutes

Scoring Pattern

The PTE test is scored against the Global Scale of English, giving you an accurate snapshot of the performance of the test-taker on a scale of 10 - 90. Detailed score reports show the overall test-taker performance as well as their ability on sub-skills and enabling skills. Join a coaching centre and work hard to attain good PTE scores.

Item scoring

All items in PTE Academic are machine-scored. Scores for some item types are based on correctness alone, while others are based on correctness, formal aspects and the quality of the response.

Formal aspects refer to the form of the response: for example, whether it is over or under the word limit for a particular item type. The quality of the response is represented in the enabling skills. For example, in the item type Re-tell lecture, the response is scored on skills such as oral fluency and pronunciation.

Scores for item types assessing speaking and writing skills are generated by automated scoring systems. There are two types of scoring: Correct or Incorrect.

Some item types are scored as either correct or incorrect. If a response is correct, a score of 1 is given, but if it is incorrect, no score points are awarde

Partial credit

Other item types are scored as correct, partially correct or incorrect. If responses to these items are correct, the maximum score points available for each item type will be received, but if they are partly correct, some score points will be given, but less than the maximum available for the item type. If responses are incorrect, no score points will be received.

The tables that follow give an overview of how the 20 item types in the three parts of PTE Academic are scored. They also show timings, the number of items in any given test, the communicative skills, enabling skills and other elements scored.

Note- The minimum and maximum time indicated for the sections of each part of the test do not add up to the total time stated. This is because different versions of the test are balanced for total length. No candidate will get the maximum or minimum times indicated.

The PTE Academic reports an overall score.

Overall score

The overall score is based on the student's performance on all test items. For each item, the score you obtain contributes to the overall score. The overall score range is 10-90 points. Good preparation will definitely result in good PTE scores.

PTE Testimonials

  • Yugendhar :

    Aptitude Test conducted here is wonderful, one on one coaching made me get a good score. This help me to get admission in Canada. Overall had a great learning .
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    The Global Ties focuses in all domains in a effective manner. They give equal importance, this helps the students here to get top score in PTE.
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Recent Results Top 5

  • Vaishnavi - 90
  • Priya - 80
  • Aravind - 80
  • Sahib - 75
  • Aravindsamy - 74


Why to study IELTS at The Global Ties?

  • Experienced and qualified teachers.
  • One on one attention is provided to each student.
  • No batch based classes.
  • Each skill is taught by experienced trainers.
  • Students can choose to learn each skill (Listening, Writing, Speaking, Reading) individually.
  • Students can combine weekday class with weekend class in their learning schedule.
  • Students can choose to learn their chosen skill on a certain number of weeks and not the whole course.
  • Students have 10% discount for the following enrolment and for any Translation Services or Essay Editing Services of The Global Ties.
  • We are rated as the best IELTS training center in Coimbatore by the leading colleges and Universities in Coimbatore.

IELTS


IELTS has two versions - Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.

How do I know which should I take?

Read the explanation of the Academic and General Training tests and contact the organization or institution to which you are applying to find out what it requires. Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the IELTS Application Form.

How long is the test?

The Reading and Writing sections are for 60 minutes each, the listening is for 30 minutes, speaking is for 11-14minutes, which means that total duration is 2hrs 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.

When will I receive my test results?

Your Test Report Form will be posted to you 13 calendar days after your test date. All test centers will post your Test Report Form to you. Keep your Test Report Form in a secure place as you only receive one copy. Some test centers provide SMS alerts and an online results service.

How long are IELTS scores valid?

IELTS scores are valid for 2 years.
The TOEFL Course is of 40 hours duration. Classes are held thrice a week. There is both weekday and weekend batches available. The course covers all aspects and sections of the exams. New batch is started every fortnight.

IELTS Testimonials

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  • Pushpa :

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  • Satish :

    Faculties at GLOBAL TIES helped me in achieving the score I wanted. They guided me throughout the training period and helped in finding out my flaws.The Mock tests which I attended prior to my exam made me confident especially for my speaking and Writing part.They helped me in scoring at an average of 7.5 .

    Also they were very flexible with the timings. Allowed me to attend morning as well as evening batch when exams were nearing.I thank Hurray a lot for all the help they gave me and the adjustments they had done with the timings. I loved the training. The trainers are awesome.

Recent Results Top 5

  • Satish - 8
  • Priya - 7.5
  • Pushpa - 7.5
  • Rahul - 7.5
  • Sanjay - 7


TOEFL iBT Test Sections


Section Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading 60–80 minutes 36–56 questions Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
Listening 60–90 minutes 34–51 questions Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

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  • Highly comprehensive study material
  • Mock-test under real life exam conditions
  • Preliminary counseling sessions on admission to Universities

We also provide unlimited computer practice for TOEFL practice test. Our library is equipped with all the latest test available for the TOEFL

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  • Experienced and specialist faculty for GMAT Verbal and GMAT Quants.
  • Best track record of students (Target Scores and Admissions).
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  • 10000 plus practice questions.
  • Guaranteed result.
  • Flexible timings.
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  • Students have 10% discount for the following enrollment and for any Translation Services or Essay Editing Services of The Global Ties.
  • Best GMAT training center in Coimbatore.

Graduate Management Admission Test(GMAT)

Administered by:

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

Required for:

Students who want to pursue PG Degree/ Masters in Business Administration Entrance exam in USA primarily. However there are some Premier Ivy League universities in UK that may also require GMAT to be taken as a qualifying exam.

Website:

www.gmac.com, or www.mba.com

Validity:

The score is generally valid for 5 years.

Reporting:

The score is sent to 5 universities by GMAC free of cost at the time of exam. GMAC charges additionally for scores sent to universities later.

Registration:

Online, Phone, Mail, Fax.

GMAT Testimonials

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    The trainers at The Global Ties are highly competent with vast experience. Their personalized attention and guidance were very important for me in achieving a 760 on GMAT. The online portal has some excellent content including topic wise lessons and drills. The online computer adaptive practice tests provide a realistic experience of GMAT. Thorough post-test analysis helps in identifying areas of improvement. After the completion of regular course extra sessions were provided, which were helpful in my preparations. Overall, I had a very pleasant experience with The Global Ties and I would surely recommend it to anyone for GMAT preparation.
  • Vinodhini :

    I have undue faith in the way The Global Ties teaches the GMAT course material. I wouldn't have been able to get the score of 740 without the guidance of the exceptionally qualified teachers. Beyond my coursework, I had regular doubt sessions and revision sessions untill my exam where the teachers went out of their way to help. The portal with the 10 tests and the coursework are the closest any material can ever get to GMAT. I would recommend anybody who wishes to score well on the GMAT to join The Global Ties!
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Recent Results Top 5

  • Shobana - 760
  • Vinodhini - 740
  • Sri Ram - 700
  • Murali - 686
  • Asif - 660

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  • Experienced and specialist faculty for GRE Verbal and GRE Quants.
  • Best track record of our GRE students (Target Scores and Admissions).
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  • Best in class learning infrastructure and ambiance.
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  • 10000 plus practice questions.
  • Guaranteed result.
  • Flexible timings.
  • Comprehensive study material including a course book and practice test book.
  • Students have 10% discount for the following enrollment and for any Translation Services or Essay Editing Services of The Global Ties.
  • Best GMAT training center in Coimbatore.

GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

  • The GRE is now only available as a Computer Based Test (Paper based test is in limited scope). The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections are section-level adaptive, meaning that the first section of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures span a range of difficulty levels, from easy to difficult. The first section is assembled such that, overall, the first section is of average difficulty. The second section of each of the measures is administered based on a test taker's overall performance on the first section. The Tough questions have more credit than easier ones.
  • You can still earn a very high score even if you answer several questions incorrectly. Correct answers to harder questions lead to higher score as compared to easier questions. To get good score more difficult questions has to be answered.
  • Some universities may demand subject GRE.
  • After completing your exam (even before with ScoreSelect), you can send your scores (free!) to four universities so be prepared.
  • Your GRE scores are valid for 5 years.
  • You can take the GRE revised General Test (computer-based) only once every 21 days, and no more than five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. If you take only the paper-based GRE revised General Test, you may take it as often as it is offered.

GRE Test Structure

Total Computer Based Test (CBT) time is up to three hours 45 minutes, not including the research section. The directions at the beginning of each section specify the total number of questions in the section and the time allowed for the section. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section. The Verbal and Quantitative sections may appear in any order, including an unidentified unscored section. Treat each section presented during your test as if it counts.

Section Number of Questions Time
Analytical Writing 1 Issue Task* 30 minutes
Analytical Writing 1 Argument Task 30 minutes
Verbal (2 sections) Approximately 20 questions per section 30 minutes for each section
Quantitative (2 sections) Approximately 20 questions per section 35 minutes for each section
Unscored** Varies Varies
Research*** Varies Varies

Compare new score to old score GRE Score Scale

* For the Issue task, two essay topics are presented and you choose one. The Argument task does not present a choice of topics; instead one topic is presented.

** An unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score.

*** An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.

Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced that the GRE General Test, the world's most widely accepted graduate admissions test, is now accepted by more than 500 business schools worldwide (including top schools like Harvard, MIT, Wharton, INSEAD for their MBA programs. In the last four years, the number of business schools accepting the GRE General Test for MBA admissions has quadrupled.

GRE Scoring

Measure Scores Reported
Verbal Reasoning 130 - 170, in 1 point increments
Quantitative Reasoning 130 - 170, in 1 point increments
Analytical Writing 0 - 6, in half point increments

Some Facts

  • Maximum score for sections Verbal, Quantitative is 170. Analytical writing score will be reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments.
  • GRE is generally required by universities in North America (USA and Canada).
  • Most Universities require General GRE for admission to MS and Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences. Many Business schools now accept GRE scores for admission to MBA program.
  • Generally for engineering Students score like 160 (q)+ 148 (v) + 4 (a) is considered OK for admission for middle order universities ranked between 40 to 90. There might be some deviation.
  • For all engineering Students GRE Q is most important for best results GRE Q must be well above 160 ,GRE A>4.0/6.0), GRE V above 150.
  • A high GRE score can considerably improve your chances of admission. TOEFL score must be well above 92. GPA is another major factor in admission.
  • Top 50 ranked Universities may require GRE>318(162+,156+,>4/6) and TOEFL>95. For International students Verbal section is quite difficult. So they must prepare hard on vocabulary.
  • There is no penalty for wrong answers.
  • You can review, move forward and edit/change your answers etc (within a section).
  • Note : Work hard in GRE Quantitative. Work on Permutation/combination, probability, mean/median/mode... etc.

GRE Testimonials

  • Satish :

    Both Aptitude and verbal conducted here is unique and wonderful, one on one coaching made me get a good score. This help me to get admission in MS in Canada. Overall had a great exposure towards GRE.
  • Mani :

    The Global Ties focuses both on Verbal and Quants in a effective manner. They give equal importance, this helps the students here to get top score in GRE.
  • Deepika :

    GRE coaching here is excellent. I enjoyed as the examples were very practical which enabled me to secure 321.

Recent Results Top 5

  • Sushmitha - 325
  • Shivanya - 319
  • Satish - 321
  • Surya - 320
  • Vijay - 315

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  • Experienced and specialist faculty for SAT Verbal and Quants.
  • Best track record of students (Target Scores and Admissions).
  • Adaptive coaching tailoring student’s requirements and ability.
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  • Get free SAT 5 online full length computer adaptive test and 20 full length paper based test.
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  • Guaranteed result.
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  • Students have 10% discount for the following enrollment and for any Translation Services or Essay Editing Services of The Global Ties.
  • Best GMAT training center in Coimbatore.

About SAT 2016

The College Board made content, format, and scoring changes to the SAT in 2016. The redesigned SAT test prioritizes content that reflects the kind of reading and math students will encounter in college and their future work lives. It was first administered in the spring of 2016.

Old SAT vs. New SAT (2016)

  Old SAT New SAT
Scoring 600 - 2400 400 - 1600 Subscore and Cross-test Scores available
Timing 3 Hours 45 Minutes 3 Hours (+50 minute optional essay)
Sections
  • Critical Reading: 200-800
  • Writing: 200-800
  • Math: 200-800
  • Essay (included in Writing score)
  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 200-800
  • Math: 200-800
  • Optional Essay (separately scored)
Guessing Penalty 1/4 guessing penalty no guessing penalty
Format New SAT Structure Available in print Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Available in print or on computer Math
Sections
  • 65-minute Reading section
  • 35-minute Writing and Language section
  • 25-minute No Calculator section
  • 55-minute Calculator section
Questions
  • 52 Questions (Reading)
  • 44 Questions (Writing and Language)
  • 20 Questions (No Calculator)
  • 38 Questions (Calculator)
Score Range 200-800 200-800

Timeline of Changes for Test Takers

The new SAT will have no bearing on students scheduled to graduate in 2015 or 2016. However, for students planning to graduate in 2017 or any year after, the new SAT exam will be the exam they have to take (assuming they would prefer to take the exam no sooner than spring of 2016).

January 2016 Old SAT was administered for the final time.
March 2016 New SAT is administered for the first time.

Testimonials

  • Chitra :

    Scholastic Aptitude Test conducted here is wonderful, one on one coaching made me get a good score. This help me to get admission in Tier 1 University at USA. Overall had a great exposure towards SAT.
  • Shalini :

    The Global Ties focuses both on Verbal and Quants in a effective manner. They give equal importance, this helps the students here to get top score in SAT.
  • Priya :

    SAT coaching here is excellent. I enjoyed as the examples were very practical which enabled me to secure 1300.

Recent Results Top 5

  • Priya - 1450
  • Chitra - 1400
  • Guhan - 1250
  • Shalini - 1200
  • Victor - 1200