What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the language competency for higher studies abroad, IELTS exam preparation, permanent settlement or job opportunities in countries where English language is used for communication.
IELTS is jointly managed by British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) are conducted at more than 1,600 locations in over 135 countries. IELTS is recognized by more than 6,000 institutions, government departments, professional associations and other organizations.
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test provides an evaluation of English for those who wish to study or train in English. IELTS, as it is popularly called tests the complete range of English language proficiency skills required by the students and those seeking immigration to English speaking countries.
Dates for IELTS
Application Procedure for IELTS
You can fill up the form online (www.ielts.org) and submit your application in the nearest IELTS centre or via Phone, Fax, or Courier, depending on the centre along with 2 passport sized photographs less than 6 months old and with your passport number and signature at the back.
These photographs must be without glasses and both ears should be visible. You also need to take the photocopy of the first and last page of your valid passport. Some centres also accept National ID.
Rescheduling or Cancelling registration
Countries which accept IELTS
Types of IELTS:
- The Academic format should be selected if you plan to undertake undergraduate or postgraduate study, or seeking a professional registration.
- General Training is the best option for those undertaking work experience or training programs not at degree level or for migration to Australia, Canada and UK.
IELTS is divided into four modules:
- Reading – (60 minutes): The reading module is divided into 3 section to be completed within 60 minutes in which the candidate has to read three texts of 500-900 words each and answer 40 questions about them in the order of increasing difficulty.
- Speaking – (10-15 minutes): This speaking module has 3 section held in face to face oral interview between the examiner and the candidate where the candidate has to speak at length on the topic that the examiner selects, give his/her opinions on it and justify the opinion. This section has duration of 10-15 minutes.
- Listening – (40 minutes): The listening module consists of 4 sections in the order of increasing difficulty. The tape is played for the candidate who has to listen and then write the answers on a question booklet. The first section which is a monologue and second section which is a dialogue are based on general interest topics. The third and the fourth section consist of a lecture and discussion between two to four people respectively and will have a focus on training or education.
- Writing (60 minutes): The writing module has 2 sections. First is a graphic section for 20 minutes wherein the candidate has to describe graphic information in a minimum of 150 words. The second section is for 40 minutes where the candidate has to write on an essay based topic. The second task contributes more to the final band score.
Duration of test, Scoring Pattern and validity
The IELTS exam continues for around 2 hours and 45 minutes and comprises of Listening, Reading and Writing modules.
Speaking module is held on a different date which has duration of 13-15 minutes. our score will be valid for 2 years once the IELTS exam is taken. A nine-band scale to is used for assessment that clearly identifies the levels of competency, band score 1 for non-user to band score 9 as expert.
How to Prepare for IELTS?
The registration Fees for IELTS is INR 11600*
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