About IELTS:- International English Language testing System
IELTS is administered in two streams:
- Academic Training Exam
- General Training Exam
- Spoken English : Pronunciation & Intonation.
Which one should I take?
It is important that you choose the correct test on your application form. The institution or agency that will be receiving your score will tell you which exam to take. If you are planning on taking an undergraduate or postgraduate course at an English college or university, you should take the academic Training exam. If you are taking the IELTS for professional purposes, you should also take the Academic Training exam.
General Training exam tests the English language communication skills that are needed for those who want to live and work in English speaking countries.
The Listening and Speaking section are the same in both the Academic and General tests.
More than 800 test centres around the world administer IELTS. All the test centres are run by the British council, IELTS Australia or Cambridge University.
==> Examination Fee for IELTS
Test fees are set centrally by the British Council and its partners.
It is Rs11,100.
==> Is this a paper and pencil test or a computer based test?
After May 2005, a computer-based IELTS (CB-IELTS) version became available at select test centres around the world.
==> Test Duration
The complete IELTS takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing modules are taken in one sitting. There are no breaks. The Speaking module may be takes within 7 Days before or after the other modules. It is usually taken the same afternoon or within 2 or 3 days. You will have to arrange for Speaking module at your test centre.
==> What can I take into the testing room?
Only pencil and eraser is allowed. Correction fluid not allowed. You will not be allowed to borrow Mobiles / any electrical item.
==> What Identification is required?
Valid original ID cards, passport, driving license, student ID or national ID is required at the time of registration test date and continue same thing on the speaking test two.
==> How can I find out my result?
Results will be sent within 2 week at your home address or your educational institution on have authorised.
==> What is a band?
There is no pass /fail in IELTS. Test is scored in a band scale and band is a level of ability ranging from band of 0 to a band of 9.
==> How can I interpret my band score?
A general description of the competency level for each of the nine bands is a below:-
Interpretation of Bands
|Expert user||Very good user||Good user||Competent user||Modest user||Limited user||Extremely limited user||Intermittent user||Non user||Did not attempt the test|
N.B:- A band of 6.5 or 7 is a common requirement for university admission.
Teaching of all the four modules for 4 HRS daily ( Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)
This will be followed by a 2 HRS Supporting Skills Building (SSB) Sessions which would primarily include the Diagnosis of Problems and Remediation of those problems specifically in the following areas:
|1 month||2 months||Exam fees|
|6,500||11,000||11,100+ 100 (DD) Rs. 11,200|