The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an English Language Test that is co-owned by the British Council and IDP. It is accepted by 10,000 universities. This test checks a students’ proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students applying for all levels of programs – undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral are required to take a test like IELTS.
Taking a language proficiency test like the IELTS is a requirement by all universities abroad. Students will need to take the IELTS (or a test like IELTS; example: TOEFL) to get admission. This IELTS is especially popular among universities in the UK, Canada and Australia.
While the score needed in IELTS depends on the university, securing an overall band of 6.5 or more out of 9.0 will give students access to most programs. Sometimes, universities might also have section wise cut offs – so students need to be careful about this.
The goal of the IELTS is to check if students are capable of communicating with classmates and completing coursework effectively in English at the university level. Thus, the IELTS tests four skills in English: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
|Sections||Time Limit||Questions||Description||Score Range|
|Listening||30 mins||40||Listen to 4 recordings and then answer questions including multiple choice, matching, diagram labeling, form / note / sentence completion||1 – 9.0|
|Reading||60 mins||40||Read 3 passages and then answer questions like multiple choice, identifying the writers views / claims, matching, note / table / flow chart completion, short answer questions||1 – 9.0|
|Writing||60 mins||2 Tasks||In Task 1, students are presented with a graph / table / chart / diagram and are expected to summarize the information in their own words. In Task 2, students are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem||1 – 9.0|
|Speaking||11–14 mins||3 Parts||This is an in person conversation with the examiner. The examiner first asks a few general questions on familiar topics such as home, family work and interests. Then the examiner provides students with a topic to talk on. Finally, the examiner asks the student follow up questions on what they have spoken on the topic||1 – 9.0|
Q. What is the IELTS test Fee?
A. The Academic IELTS test fee is INR 13,250 for Indian Students.
Q. How many years the score is valid?
A. The IELTS score is valid for 2 years.
Q. How many times can the IELTS be taken?
A. The IELTS can be taken up to 48 times per year.
Q. If I take the test more than once, which score is considered?
A. Usually universities consider the best of the scores.
Q. When should I start preparation for the test
A. You should start preparation for the test at least 6 weeks before.
Q. What is the duration of the Test
A. The duration of the test is 2.5 hours for the Reading, Writing and Listening Section combined. For the Speaking section (booked and taken separately); the duration is 11-14 minutes.
Every course instructor that teaches with us undergoes a multistep process for selection. Only 2% of faculty who apply are actually selected! Our teachers know how to raise scores. Yours is next!
We know that each student learns best when they interact with teachers. For this reason, we’ve kept our batch sizes small (less than 30 students). This allows the course instructor to provide personalized attention to each student.
We provide all the study material that you need to crack the IELTS. This includes the official IELTS book, classwork problem solving sheets for each section of the IELTS, and video lectures.
To help our students crack this often feared section, we arrange a one on one speaking training session with our faculty over and above regular classes. These sessions are instrumental in helping students improve their speaking skills and overcome test anxiety.
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