PTE Academic now Accepted by New Zealand Universities
Studying in foreign countries have been a dream for many students, and there are many countries widely recognized as their country of choice. Needless to say, there are many attributes contributing to students’ preferences that includes lifestyle, friendliness, culture and standard of education. Next to Australia, many international students prefer to study in New Zealand for the above-mentioned reasons. This is one among the country, which offers a great lifestyle and friendly ambience. Further, New Zealand has one of the top ranked universities in the world, which provides range of courses and disciplines. The institutions in this country caters program in the area of medicine, Engineering, law, Business, Hospitalities and other specific programs including research degrees. Another significant pulling factor of studying in New Zealand is its friendly immigration system, where students have a huge potential to study, work and get settled with PTE academic.
The good news is New Zealand now accept PTE as a proof for applicant’s language standards. Compared to other test format, PTE is less stressful and has unique advantages in several ways. For instance, students do not need to wait for weeks to get the test result and you will have a test result in your hand within a day to maximum five days. The other biggest advantage of PTE is its correction method, the scores are evaluated by AI, which means it is graded by predefined or preprogramed algorithm, hence, the reliability of the result is higher than manual correction. This means to say that the test is completely unbiased in terms of scoring.
With the increasing popularity among international students, PTE is closing its gap with IELTS and other test format because of scoring system and time to complete the test and receive the result. Also, PTE has four test centres in New Zealand including cities, which are Auckland, Christchurch, Invercargill, and Wellington. Needless to mentioned about the number of test centres in other part of the world, and Australia as it is equally conducting test as other popular test formats in different locations across the country.
So, students now with the interest to study in New Zealand can apt for PTE, according to Pearson, now it is accepted for all students and Immigration purpose. As IELTS, this exam is accepted and recognized by all type of New Zealand institutes including polytechnics, institute of engineering and technologies, and by the Private training establishments.
If you are new to PTE academic, understand the test format, scorings and preparation tactics to ensure your success and achieve the desired score. Do some research, and you will find out how it is probably the best test format for you to get into your dream universities. Also, before applying, understand the score set by different universities and it may differ from one institution to other and type of course you intend to take. Normally, the general level of expected score for post graduate study is overall 58 and no less than 50 in each of the communicative skills, which is equivalent to overall 6.5 in IELTS and no less than 6 band in each section of IELTS. For undergraduate qualification, the applicants need to have overall 50 in PTE and no less than 42, which is equivalent to 6.0 overall band in IELTS and no less than 5.5 in each section of IELTS. The above-mentioned score are just guidelines, however, make sure what exactly expected by universities and courses you are applying.
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