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All India English Language Testing Authority (AIELTA)


Developed by the faculty members of the university, the AIELTA test is very different from the traditional memory-based language tests that are prevalent in the country. It is a general proficiency test in English and is not based on any prescribed syllabus. The aim of this three hour test is to determine how well an individual can use English for communicative purposes – it assesses a candidate’s proficiency in reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary.

The English and Foreign Language University in Hyderabad has formed the All-India English Language Testing Authority that will conduct the first standardised test on May 30.

“Both TOEFL and IELTS are tests needed by the US and the UK respectively for students and professionals wanting to study or work in those countries. It is not taken widely by Indians or even those wanting a proficiency certificate for the Indian market,” said Vice-Chancellor Abhai Maurya.

The tests will have three levels — Class X, graduation and post-graduation — and students will be awarded proficiency certificates.

“We are already in talks with the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) to conduct an English proficiency test for Class X pass-outs since they will have no board exam from this year,” said Maurya.

At Rs 1,500 the test is much cheaper than its foreign counterparts, which cost around Rs 8,000 per sitting. The test will include reading and writing and subsequently test speaking and listening skills.

The testing authority is also talking to University of Cambridge, which conducts various assessment tests worldwide.

The demand for English language has been on the rise in India. According to the Annual Survey in Education Report, 2005 — conducted by NGO Pratham — 16.4 per cent of rural children surveyed attended private English-medium schools. The figure jumped to 26 per cent by 2008.

Government schools have also woken up to the importance of teaching students the Queen’s language. Seven states, including Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Punjab, have tied up with the British Council, India, to train their English teachers.

  • pamila

    I’d not got my admit pass yet (of English Proeficiency Test. No downloads are available.

  • deep dp bhillodiya

    The Director,
    All India English Language Testing Authority (AIELTA)

    Sub:- Application for English Short Term/Long Terms Certification Course run.

    Hallo Sir,

    Ho’rable Sir/Madam,

    I am Deep Bhillodiya, Director of CAIT Spoken English & Grammar Acade, Shahpura, Bhopal (M.P.) – India

    I run a best english speaking & communication skills deveopment academy from one year with best reulst and I want provide all english learner candidates a degree or diploma in spoken english so for as I want affiliation with university for english language certification course with university.

    Please send institution affiliation process & charges details immediate for your good kind information for me.

    With thanks

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    Deep dp Bhillodiya
    CAIT Spoken English & Grammar Academy,
    HNo. 221 Near ICICI Bank, Shahpura, Bhopal

  • sir i have attend the english proficiency test held on 30 may my admit card no. was AT2710203 . i still not recieved my marksheet could you tell me the procedure for gatting duplicate marksheet .