One of the most basic and important factors considered while processing an application to study abroad is the language proficiency of the candidate. Such proficiency is tested using a standard language proficiency test like IELTS or TOEFL. Expert coaching to get good grades (bands) in such a test assures you that you get high points related to language skills while processing the study visa application.

When it comes to overseas education, entrance to certain colleges and universities in certain countries for certain academic streams requires you to meet certain entrance exam requirements like GMAT, SAT, and GRE. Expert coaching to perform at your best in these tests will prove beneficial to you.

Y-Axis, through its world-class coaching services, ensures that you score high when it comes to these tests which will help you fulfill your dream for overseas education. Be it for a language proficiency test or for an entrance exam to study abroad, with us you will find the right strategy and direction to excel.

About language proficiency test

At Y-Axis, we give coaching for standardized tests that gauge your skills in the English language with respect to 4 key aspects namely:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening

We give coaching for internationally recognized language skills tests for those who wish to apply for visas to study abroad. These tests include:

  • PTE

We also give coaching for academic standardized tests, the results of which are required to qualify for overseas education in countries like the USA and Germany. These tests include:

  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • SAT

About language proficiency test


IELTS is a test for language abilities to understand and grade the level of proficiency an individual has in the English language. This test is necessary to qualify for applying for study and work visas in English-speaking countries.

IELTS is the most widely preferred and accepted language test for English. With the right coaching at Y-Axis, you can perform well in this test as well as gain an essential standard of English that will be required in the country you are going to study abroad in.

Exam format





40 questions

Approx. 30 mins (plus 10 mins of transfer time)


40 questions

60 mins


2 tasks

60 mins


3 parts

11–14 mins

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

TOEFL is a test to assess your skills in the English language in its aspects like reading, writing, and speaking. This test was created by ETS (Educational Testing Service), a non-profit organization.

There are 5 versions of TOEFL namely Primary, Essentials, Junior, ITP, and iBT. Essentials and iBT are taken by graduate or UG level students wanting to study abroad.

PTE (Pearson Test of English)

It’s an international computer-based test for English language competency. Most universities around the world accept PTE test results. Australia and New Zealand are the countries that accept PTE scores for those applying to study in these countries.

PTE test format

Part 1: Speaking & Writing

Time: 54–67 minutes

This part of the test has 7 types of questions. Speaking and writing skills will be tested. The English used will be such that you might hear in an academic environment.

Part 2: Reading

Time: 29–30 minutes

This part of the test has 5 types of questions. Your ability to read academic English will be tested. One item type is for the assessment of both reading and writing skills.

Part 3: Listening

Time: 30–43 minutes

This part of the test has 8 types of questions. They test your listening skills via a series of audio and video clips.

About academic standardized tests

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

GMAT is a graduate admissions entrance exam that’s designed specifically for students wanting to join a graduate school for business. If you are a student going to study abroad and submit an application for a graduate program for an MBA, Master of Finance, or Master of Accountancy.

It’s a CAT (Computer Adaptive Test) and is recognized for study programs related to business at US colleges and universities. It’s in fact a requirement to apply for a graduate or master’s business program in the USA.

GMAT Test Format

There are 4 sections in the GMAT as given below:

  • AWA (Analytical Writing Assessment)
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • IR (Integrated Reasoning)
  • Verbal Reasoning


The GRE test measures your verbal reasoning, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills. The test result plays an important role in the process of admission to graduate and professional study programs abroad.

GRE test structure


Number of Questions


Analytical Writing (One section with 2 tasks timed separately)

●       The “Analyze an Issue” task

●       The “Analyze an Argument” task

30 mins per task

Quantitative Reasoning (2 sections)

20 questions per section

35 mins per section

Verbal Reasoning (2 sections)

20 questions per section

30 mins per section

Unscored or Research Section



SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)

It’s an entrance test meant for students who want to get admission in UG courses to study abroad. SAT is accepted especially in universities and colleges in Canada and the US. The test is a paper-pencil one. It evaluates the mathematical reasoning and linguistic abilities of the applicant.

SAT test structure

  • Reading section – Duration of 65 minutes, 52 multiple-choice questions
  • Writing section – Duration of 35 minutes, 44 multiple-choice questions
  • Mathematical section – Duration of 80 minutes, 58 questions with 80% as multiple-choice ones

How Y-Axis can help you

Y-Axis guides/counsels you with expert coaching for language skills tests and standardized academic tests.

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  • World class coaching material from sources like British Council & Pearson
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Why are there 2 versions of the IELTS test?

The 2 versions are IELTS Academic and IELTS General.

IELTS Academic is to test whether your skills in the English language meet international academic proficiency.

IELTS General is to test whether you have adequate language skills to communicate in the workplace and in social situations.

Which IELTS test should I appear for?

If you are planning to do a UG or PG course in an English-speaking environment or migrate for professional registration, then you must attend the IELTS Academic test.

In case you are moving to an English-speaking country or applying for secondary training programs and work experience, you can choose the IELTS General test.

Is TOEFL harder than IELTS?

Both TOEFL and IELTS examinations need practice consistently. However, many test-takers have opined that TOEFL is relatively harder.

Is a passport required for the TOEFL Exam?

Yes. You must have a valid passport while taking the TOEFL exam.

Can I take the TOEFL Exam from home?

Students who prefer to attend the TOEFL test at home can choose TOEFL iBT. The test has similar content when compared to the pen-and-paper format. You will be proctored by a human proctor online via Proctor.

What is the PTE Test for Australia?

The PTE test for Australia is meant for the assessment of the candidate’s language skills in English for Australian visa applications.

What are the types of PTE exams?

The PTE exam has 2 categories:

  • PTE Academic
  • PTE Home
What is the difference between PTE and IELTS?

IELTS can be taken both offline and online. PTE test can only be taken online.

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