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TOEFL, TOEIC no longer relevant for UK visa

TOEFL, TOEIC no longer relevant for UK visa
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TOEFL, TOEIC No Longer Relevant For UK Visa. Indians seeking to study in Great Britain may have to make suitable plans as the Home Office in London...

The students aspiring to get a UK visa will now have to take a test with one of the five other providers

New Delhi: Indians seeking to study in Great Britain may have to make suitable plans as the Home Office in London said it will no longer accept two internationally administered tests of English language ability in visa applications. The visa ban applies to the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) and the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), said Educational Testing Service, the US-based company that runs the tests, last week.

Following allegations in a BBC programme in February this year that fraudulent measures were adopted by candidates to obtain Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) accreditation, the British Home Office has announced that its contract with the global testing giant _ Education Testing Service (ETS) _ will not be extended.

The students aspiring to get a UK Visa will now have to take a test with one of the five other providers of secure English language tests that are approved by the Home Office.

For further details on the UK visa application process the students are advised to have a look at the UK government official website: http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/studentnews/216/TOEIC-and-TOEFL-tests-suspended or https:// www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-applying-for-uk-visa-approved-english-language-tests

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