English Proficiency Test
English Proficiency Test is mandatory for all the foreign nationals/ OCI/ PIO applicants of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) where English is used as the medium of communication and instruction.
Student can also opt for IELTS (International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which is organized by the British Council. The student should appear for the Academic version of the IELTS test. The minimum score required is 6 out of 9.
You can register for IELTS through the IELTS website.
It is a MCQ test (except for part-IV) of 150 marks divided into four parts. The duration of the test is 3 hours. It is available in PB (paper-based) mode.
International English Language Assessment Test (IELA)
International English Language Assessment (IELA) Test is conducted online by the English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS). The test measures students’ ability to communicate in English. It is based on five language components vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing and speaking. The test score ranges between bands 1 and 6, 1 being the lowest and 6 the highest. A student is required to obtain at least band 4 to seek admission in Symbiosis.
The test is based on general English. It is not necessary for the candidates to study any particular text-books or reference books. You can register for IELA while applying online through the SCIE website.
The vocabulary sections deals with important aspects of word acquisition. It tests the students’ knowledge of word families, collocations, homonyms and homophones, etc. The types of questions included are:
This section focuses on the correct use of grammatical structures to convey the intended meaning. The types of questions used are:
The section includes topics of general interest. The focus is on the sub-skills of reading like (skimming, scanning, prediction, inference, reading between the lines, contextual clues, critical thinking).
The types of questions used are:
This section tests the writing skills of the students as well as their ability to handle a longer written discourse. The questions assess functional aspect of writing through:
Multiple choice questions based on -
The Speaking section tests the communication skills of students.
The questions are as follows:
Changes in marks
Total marks: 100
Changes in bands and grades
Total marks: 100
|0 – 15||1|
|16 – 30||2|
|31 – 45||3|
|46 – 60||4|
|61 – 80||5|
|81 – 100||6|
Passing Band: 4