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What is IELTS?

IELTS (INTERNATION ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)

IELTS ( International English Language Testing System) is a test to assess the candidate’s proficiency in English language. Candidates who have a aspiration to study in the English speaking well known universities or want to migrate to English speaking country, opt this test , as, this test is valid in many countries for migration and study purpose.The test is conducted to work, study or for migration. Every year, millions of candidates go for the IELTS test, especially if you wanted to migrate to another country. Non-native speakers of English opt this test to show their capability to understand, read, write and speaking skills in English language. IELTS test is conducted by two organizations IDP and British Council and this exam is created by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY.

How the Test is to be Taken?

There are two ways to give test either on paper or computer,One who wanted to give the IELTS exam having the option to choose . this thing is totally depends on the convenience of the student. There is no difference in the difficulty level or format in any of the option. Choosing the module carefully is important as student should aware about the IELTS ACADEMIC and IELTS GENERAL that what are the purposes of these tests.

Test Format for IELTS

As told above, IELTS is the test to check the language skills that are reading, listening, writing and speaking. You can get done of your listening, reading and writing test with or without taking any gaps in between. For the speaking test, a candidate has to make an online booking for the slot preferred as per your time and date. If you don’t choose any slot, then a slot would be automatically allotted to you. The completion time for the test is 3 hours.

IELTS Listening Test

Time Duration- 30 minutes

During this test, the candidate has to listen to four recordings and then answer the question asked as per the recording. The recording will be of native English speakers to make sure you would able to understand that language .

IELTS Writing Test

Time Duration- 60 minutes

In this test 2TASKS are given task1 is different for both modules, REPORT WRITING (academic) and LETTER WRITING (general)  whereas, task2 is ESSAY WRITING is same for both modules. It is to check the interpretation of a person that he is able to present his ideas thoughts and support it or not.

IELTS Reading Test

Time Duration- 60 minutes

Under this test, the candidate has to answer the 40 questions and this test is prepared in a way so that candidate’s reading skills can be checked. During the test, the candidate has to read main ideas, details, gist, logical arguments, getting now about the writer’s ideas, intentions and opinions.

IELTS Speaking Test

Time Duration- 11 to 14 minutes

The IELTS speaking test will judge your spoken English skills. This test is recorded and gets done in three different parts.

Two Types Of IELTS

IELTS Academic

If you have a dream to get higher education or professional registration in various foreign English speaking countries then you need to clear the IELTS Academic test. It contains the features of academic language. Also, it will help to evaluate that, are you ready to begin studying or training or not

 

IELTS Generals

Candidates who want to go to the English speaking countries for work experience or training programs, they need to clear the IELTS General Training test. Also it is required when any individual wants to migrate to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK. This test is taken to examine the candidate’s original survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

IELTS Acedemic

If you have a dream to get higher education or professional registration in various foreign English speaking countries then you need to clear the IELTS Academic test. It contains the features of academic language. Also, it will help to evaluate that, are you ready to begin studying or training or not.

IELTS Generals

Candidates who want to go to the English speaking countries for work experience or training programs, they need to clear the IELTS General Training test. Also it is required when any individual wants to migrate to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK. This test is taken to examine the candidate’s original survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

Band Format

There is no pass or fail.  IELTS is scored on nine band scale . Band  1(non-user)to band 9(expert user) and there is also a 0 score band for those who did not attempt the test.

  • BAND 0 – Did Not Attempt The TEST
  • BAND 1 – Non USER
  • BAND 2 – Intermittent USER
  • BAND 3 – Extremely Limited USER
  • BAND 4 – Limited USER
  • BAND 5 – Modest USER
  • BAND 6 – Competent USER
  • BAND 7 – Good USER
  • BAND 8 – Very Good USER
  • BAND 9 – Expert USER