IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. The prime objective of IELTS is to test and measure your ability to read, listen, speak and write in English.
Whether you are a student or a working professional, everyone needs to score a certain band in the IELTS Test before they can study/work/immigrate where English is used as a language of communication.
Which IELTS exam should I book ?
The kind of IELTS exam depends on the reason of your travelling to a foreign land. There are 2 kinds of IELTS available for the candidates aspiring to go abroad.
Where can I give IELTS ?
In India, the IELTS is conducted by both British Council and IDP. As of March 2020, there are more than 78 locations across India with branches & test centres in more than 37 cities.
Is IELTS Biased ?
No, the IELTS Tests treats all the test takers equally does not provide biased results or scores to anyone.
It really doesn't where you belong, which culture/religion you come from - every candidate is treated equally and the test your English skill only.
What is the Fee for IELTS Test?
IELTS Pen & Paper based exam : Rs 14,700/-
IELTS Computer Delivered exam : Rs 14,700/-
IELTS for UKVI : Rs 15,100/-
Are all IELTS Modules tested the same day ?
Not really, Listening, Reading & Writing are conducted on one day for a total of 2hrs 40mins and the Speaking test is conducted on a separate date
- British Council: The speaking date is sent to the candidate a week before the test date
- IDP: The speaking date can be selected by going to the Candidate Login Area
Modules in IELTS
As an IELTS Test Taker, you are assessed on 4 Modules.
The listening module of IELTS checks your ability to understand and comprehend the language properly before you arrive at the foreign land.
The Writing module not only judges your writing abilities, but also your expression, grammar and how you structure your content.
The reading module is designed to assess your reading and your ability to understand the context of the information.
You've got to be good at expressing yourself in English when you are planning to move to a different country. The IELTS speaking test is aimed to measure exactly that.
The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.
The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.
This approach is widely supported by the institutions that recognise IELTS.