To measure an applicant’s proficiency in the English language International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination is conducted 48 times a year. It is a standardised English test that is accepted worldwide. This exam evaluates non-native English speakers willing to study or work in English-speaking countries.
This test holds a lot of importance in the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Over 10,000 schools, employers, immigration bodies, and universities across the globe accept IELTS
Computer-Based, Paper-Pen Based
4 Times Per Month
16+ & a Valid Passport
Language Proficiency Test
In an IELTS examination, the scores are given in terms of the band. The band ranges between 0 to 9 (0 implies that the test taker has not attempted the question, whereas 9 shows that he is an expert).
The higher your IELTS score, the higher are your chances of passing the test. But, the qualifying passing score entirely depends on the requirements of the institution, office, immigration body, or university for which you are applying. However, 6 is the minimum competent score accepted at almost all places.
The total time allotted to complete an IELTS examination is 2 hours and 45 minutes. A test taker has to attempt four components in the given time frame that are listed below:
|Reading-||A test taker has to answer 40 questions in this section. This section tests the reading skills of non-native English speakers.|
|Writing -||2 writing tasks are to be completed in this section. For task 1, you have to explain a table, chart, graph, or diagram given in the question paper in your own words. And for task 2, a test taker needs to write an essay on a given problem, point of view, or argument.|
|Speaking -||This section will expose a test taker to a live interview recorded for later assessment. There are three parts to this section. In part 1, students have to answer questions related to current affairs, their preferences, or hobbies. In part 2, students discuss the topics mentioned in their booklets (an applicant has only one minute of preparation time). More in-depth questions are discussed in part 3, in continuation to the topic of part 2.|
|Listening -||Includes four sections having ten questions each. Recorded passages are played only once, and a test taker writes answers based on listening skills.|
The result, one copy of the Test Report Form, also called TRF, is communicated within a stipulated period to the address specified by you or you can pick it up in person. For the Paper test, your Test Report Form will be available 13 days after the test. For the Computer test, your results will be available three to five days after the test. The test scores are also available to view online for 28 days on the website https://www.ieltsidpindia.com