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IELTS FAQ’s

An IELTS Test result is valid for 2 years.

A candidate may retake the IELTS exam anytime.

You must be at least 16 years old to write an IELTS exam.

Call us at +91 172 5000060 for registration help. Alternatively you may also give us a chance to assist you by visiting any of our 11 offices spread across Punjab and Chandigarh.

You will be marked as an absentee and the fee will not be refunded

If you postpone or cancel your application at least 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund after deduction of administration charge. If you postpone or cancel after 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee as long as you do not have a serious medical condition and you are able to provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund after deduction of administrative cost.

You can apply for a re- evaluation or an Enquiry on Results, at your test centre not later than six weeks of the test date. You must pay an enquiry fee, which will be refunded if your bands score change after re-evaluation. The IELTS testing process has a very high standard of control procedures and the chances of change in scores after re-evaluation are negligible.

There are no pass marks in IELTS. Your performance in each section will be rated on a band scale of 1 to9. All educational institutions set their own minimum IELTS scores eligibility.

PTE FAQ’s

Pearson Test of English

  1. a. PTE is a computer based test IELTS is written on paper.
  2. b. PTE is conducted by Pearson.
  3. c. IELTS is jointly conducted by British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment and IDP Education
  4. d. IELTS grades are on a scale of 0 to 9, PTE grades are on a scale of 10 to 90

PTE is accepted by limited colleges and universities. It is advisable to check if the university or college in which you are seeking admission accepts PTE or not.

  1. a. PTE also has reading, listening, speaking and writing sections. All sections are conducted on a computer a microphone is used for speaking section. Each section has a fixed time and we can move forward only, there is no option of going back.
  2. b. PTE academic results are available online in five business days

There is no fixed minimum requirement. It is advisable to check the minimum PTE score required for the university or college in which you are seeking admission accepts PTE or not.

USA FAQ’s

A transcript is the marks list, originally issued by the university or institution. A transcript contains your academic grades, the marks you have obtained, the maximum marks along with an explanation of the grading system (if any) that your college follows. Please note that photocopies of the student’s marks sheet is not treated as a transcript.

I-20 is an official U.S. Government form, issued by a certified school, which a prospective non immigrant student must have in order to get a student Visa. It is an acceptance proof and contains information required to pay the fee, apply for a visa or change visa status. The Form I-20 has the student's SEVIS identification number, which starts with the letter N and is followed by nine digits, on the upper right side directly above the barcode.

It is advisable to apply for the student visa as soon as you have your I-20. To ensure you get an early and timely date you may apply at anytime. A student Visa can be issued 120 days before the start date mentioned on your I-20.

You will be allowed to enter the United States within 30 days of the beginning of the course stated on your I-20, regardless of when your visa was issued.

Full time students on F1 visa are allowed to work on campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week. After 1 year a student may apply for an off campus employment with authorization from USICS.

Yes your family can visit you after securing a tourist visa.

SEVIS stands for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. This system requires schools and exchange programs to verify status of all new and continuing students and exchange visitors. Student visa applicants are required to pay a SEVIS fee before a visa can be issued.

Canada FAQ’s

The government of Canada has made a special program for Indian students called the Student Partner program (SPP). This program expedites the visa process with minimum documentation requirements. Additionally students also get a work permit after the completion of their studies. Canadian government has permitted a few elite colleges to accept admissions under SPP. Most of these colleges are funded by the Canadian government and offer premium level education.

  1. a) The student must have scored minimum of 50% or ‘C’ grade in the most recently completed degree or diploma.
  2. b) Medical fitness report from an SPP approved Doctor.
  3. c) Letter of Acceptance must have a stat and end dates of the program.
  4. d) A minimum of 6 bands each in reading, writing, listening and speaking of the IELTS exam.
  5. e) You will also need an Education loan from an Indian Chartered Bank covering 80% of tuition costs, lodging for 1 year and travel expenses.
  6. f) Complete mark sheets for every year.
  7. g) You must apply within an year of completing your degree or diploma.

SPP applications should be submitted before or on the first of August to apply for admission in the September session. Students can submit visa applications through VFS.

No, not under SPP but you may apply in general category

Yes you may do so in general category but not under SPP.

The Work permit policy has its own requisites and is independent of SPP. A student whose course duration is two years or more may get a work permit for 3 years in Canada. If the course duration is less than 2 years then you will get the work permit for the same duration

Yes, Canada has made majority of its population through migrants from other countries. Students have the option of applying for Permanent Residency in Canada but the application must score minimum 60 points and meet all the health and character requirements.

Australian Study Visa FAQ’s

You will be required to show evidence of available funds to support your stay. For an annual stay in Australia the official amount is:

  1. 1. Student/guardian - AUD 19,830
  2. 2. Partner/spouse - AUD 6,940
  3. 3. Child - AUD 2,970

Yes, you will be able to include your dependent family members on your visa. Their visas will be valid for the same duration as yours.

Yes, you can work for up to 40 hours fortnightly.

You may book any course which is registered with the Australian Government as a course for foreign students.

Yes. You can leave and re-enter Australia at your will during the validity period of your student’s.

The processing time for a student’s visa is about 4 to 8 weeks but the timeframes change depending on Immigration. In most cases applications are finalised in a month. However, failure to provide all documents or submitting misleading information will delay the process or result in visa refusal.

New Zealand Study Visa FAQ’s

Yes students are allowed to work part time @ 20 hours a week during the course duration and full time during vacation.

Your partner can accompany you after securing either a work visa or a visitor’s Visa

Police Clearance certificate can either be obtained from the office of Senior Superintendent of Police or from the Regional Passport office.

English is the majorly used language the other official language used in New Zealand is Maori.

The annual cost of living in New Zealand is about 10,000 NZ$ which is 440372 INR.

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