INDIA: India gets its own version of TOEFL
India may soon have its own standardised English language test along the lines of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System), as the demand for English language skills rises across the country, reports India EduNews.
An All India English Language Testing Authority has been formed by the English and Foreign Language University in Hyderabad. A first standardised test has designed by the university and will be conducted on 30 May.
Vice-chancellor Abhai Maurya said that both TOEFL and IELTS were necessary for students who wished to study abroad in the US and UK, but were not generally taken by Indians or those who wanted an English language proficiency test for the Indian market.
Full report on the India Edunews site