The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is highly popular English language proficiency test designed for global migration and higher education. In last year, more than 3 million tests completed globally.
IELTS Training (International English Language Testing System) IELTS is a test that evaluates your level of proficiency at the English language. It is similar to tests such as TOEFL and is generally taken by prospective students who plan to study abroad in countries that predominantly speak English. It is also a mandatory part of the immigration process for certain countries such as Canada and Australia.
IELTS examination is divided into the following segments
Listening consists of 40 questions divided among four sections. The total duration for all the sections together is 30 minutes and an additional 10 minutes are given for the test taker to transfer his answers to the answer sheet.
The reading section is comprised of 40 questions which are set around three passages. The section has to be completed within 60 minutes and aims at evaluating the reading and comprehension of reading matter in many different areas. The section has passages from many different genres of reading from both non-fiction and fiction.
The writing section consists of two tasks
Task 1: Involves interpretation of a diagram for the academic test and the other which involves writing a letter to an imaginary person for the general test. The letter should contain 150 words approximately and should be completed within 20 minutes
Task 2: consists of writing a 250 word essay on a given topic which should be completed within 40 minutes
This section is held as a personal interview and is of 11 minutes in duration. The test is not held on the actual day of IELTS but either a day before or after. The segment consists of three parts which are classified as personal, long talk and discussion. The test is interactive in nature and you will be talking to an examiner. The personal section consists of the interviewer introducing himself and asking you a few questions about yourself. The long talk involves speaking at length on a given topic. In the discussion segment you will have an interactive talk with the interviewer regarding the topic you have spoken about.
|Listing, 4 Sections, 40 items, 30 Minutes|
|General Training Reading, 3 Sections, 40 items, 60 Minutes||Academic Reading, 3 Sections, 40 items, 60 Minutes|
|General Training Writing, 2 tasks (150 and 250 words), 60 Minutes||Academic Writing, 2 Tasks (150 and 250 words), 60 Minutes|
|Speaking:11 to 14 Minutes|
The IELTS score is reported as a band ranging from 0 to 9. You will be assigned a score from 1 to 9 for each section individually and the average of all segments will be considered as your overall score. Generally band 9 indicates expert in the segment and band 1 is considered as having low comfort level with the segment and all other bands falling in between.
A. IELTS scores are valid for 2 years from the date of taking the test
A. You can reattempt the IELTS at any point of time. However before reattempting it is best to do a post-mortem analysis of what made you score less the first time.
A. The IELTS approximate costs 6000 – 12000 INR in India.