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WHAT IS THE IELTS™

WHAT IS THE IELTS™ ?

The International English language Testing System, or IELTS™, as it is popularly called, is an English Language proficiency test that is required to be taken by non-native students so as to study in countries where the medium of instruction is English. IELTS™ is accepted by Universities in Australia, UK, New Zealand and Canada. It has become a mandatory test for study in Australia. .

The IELTS™ tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The structure of the IELTS™ is as follows:

Reading (60 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands)

Reading section has 3 passages and 40 items (questions). Each item is worth one mark.

Writing (60 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands)

Writing section consists of 2 tasks (Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2) and candidates must answer BOTH tasks.

Listening (40 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands)

Listening section has four sections, each with 10 items (or questions). Each item is worth one mark.

Speaking (11-14 minutes) (Scoring scale: 0-9 bands)

Speaking test is a face-to-face interaction between the candidate and an examiner.

IELTS™ is conducted in India by IDP and British Council. For detailed information about IELTS™, please refer to the official website of IELTS™ www.ielts.org

What is the scoring scale for the IELTS™?

  • Scoring is between 0 (Minimum) and 9 (Maximum) with 0.5 band increment. Four scores are reported on the IELTS™:
  • Reading score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
  • Listening score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
  • Writing score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment
  • Speaking score reported on a 0-9 band scale, with 0.5 band increment

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IELTS™ FAQs:

What is the cost/registration fee for IELTS™?

The registration fee for IELTS™ will be INR 11,800 from April 1, 2017.

How do I register for the IELTS™?

You can register online or in person at IDP or British Council. The detailed information about registering for the IELTS™ can be found at www.ieltsidpindia.com and www.britishcouncil.org You can also contact the center manager

How many times in a year is the IELTS™ exam held?

IELTS™ is offered on specific days of the year. One can access the whole schedule which can vary depending on the city by following the given linkwww.ielts.org

How many times can I take the IELTS™?

IELTS™ can be taken unlimited number of times.(It is highly advisable not to appear for IELTS™ too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature).

What is the validity of the IELTS™ exam?

IELTS™ score is valid for 2 years from the date the test was taken.

How soon do I get my score?

The scores are available 13 days after the exam date.

How do I pass on my score to the college?

You may request for additional Test Report Form (TRF) to be dispatched directly by the test centre to the recognising institution / body. There is NO CHARGE for the additional TRF, but the candidate will have to pay a dispatch charge of Rs. 1,000/- if the candidate wishes to order dispatch by Courier or Rs. 250/- if the dispatch is by Registered Post

If I take the IELTS™ more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?

Almost all the universities take the best score.

Do I need to have the IELTS™ score at the time of applying to universities?

Yes, you do need to have the IELTS™ score with you at the time of applying.


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