What is IELTS
International English Language Testing System
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is a globally recognized English language proficiency exam used for academic, professional, and immigration purposes. It evaluates candidates skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking through a series of tasks and interviews. The test provides scores on a scale of 0 to 9 for each section and offers two versions: Academic IELTS for higher education and professional registration, and General Training IELTS for work, study, or immigration purposes. With its reputation for reliability and fairness, IELTS remains a popular choice for individuals seeking opportunities in English-speaking countries.
Types of IELTS
IELTS offers two main versions of the test:
Designed for students who wish to pursue higher education or professional registration in English-speaking countries. It assesses the language skills required for academic purposes.
IELTS General Training:
Geared towards candidates who want to work, train, study at a secondary level, or migrate to Overseas. It focuses on practical, everyday English language skills.
|Date and Frequency||IELTS is conducted year-round with frequent test dates available globally, offering candidates the flexibility to choose a suitable exam date.
|Center and Admit Card||The IELTS test center provides candidates with an admit card containing essential details for the test day.
|Results||The IELTS exam provides candidates with official test results after 13 calendar days, showcasing their English language proficiency.
|IELTS Bands Validity||2 Years|
* Four sections with audio recordings of increasing difficulty. .
* Question types include -
-> Multiple Choice
-> Short-answer Questions
-> Sentence Completion
-> Matching Information
* Lasts approximately 40 minutes.
* Two tasks: Task 1 (report or letter) and Task 2 (essay).
* Task 1 Academic version involves describing visual data
* In General Training: it's letter writing. -> Formal Letter
-> Semi Formal Letter
-> Informal Letter
* Task 2 requires writing an essay on a given topic.
-> Agree/ Disagree
-> Compare and Contrast
-> Advantage/ Disadvantage
-> Problem Essays
* Three sections with passages of increasing complexity.
* Question types include
-> Multiple-choice Question
-> Short answer Questions
-> Sentence Completion
-> Matching List/ Phrases
-> Choosing heading for paragraph
* Lasts 60 minutes.
* Face-to-face interview with an examiner.
* Tests fluency, pronunciation, Lexical Resource and Grammar
* Lasts 11-14 minutes.
Fee Structure for IELTS
IELTS registration costs in India are now 16,250 rupees, although they are subject to change. When arranging a test session, candidates must confirm the fee and pay it using a digital payment method.