IELTS (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) evaluates English proficiency of those students who wish to pursue their studies and work in an english speaking country. It is world’s most popular English language test and accepted by over mover than 9000 organizations world-wide.
VERSIONS OF THE TEST
IELTS has mainly two versions:
GENERAL: For those who are planning to immigrate to an English speaking country.
ACADEMIC: For those people who want to continue their studies in an English speaking country.
This test is accepted by most of the academic institutions in USA, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and South Africa. Its result is out in the form of TEST FORM and issued to all candidates with a score band of Band 1 to Band 9. Band 1 is non-user and Band 9 is expert user. IELTS score card is valid for two years and depending upon the criteria set for courses, institutions set different porch for IELTS.
IELTS has four modules on which a student’s ability is assessed. Those are:
LISTENING (both academic and general):
Students will listen to four recorded texts, speech and discussion by a range of native speakers, and respond accordingly. These questions are served in order to evaluate the ability to recognize main concepts and ideas, understand the estimation and attitude of the speaker, identify the principle of expression and capability to follow the expansion of ideas.
A multiple range of voices and native-speaker intonations are used in the whole test and each section of the test will only be played once.
This section includes two particular tasks:
Task 1: Student will be given a table, graph, diagram or chart and asked to portray or explain the information depicted in their own words. Let’s say the person has to describe the stages of a given process that how something works and depict an object or an event.
Task 2: Student will serve to write an essay in reply to a point of view, argument crisis. You have to respond in a formal manner.
This component includes two tasks which are relying on general interest.
Task 1: Student will be handy with a circumstance and require writing a letter requesting information, or explaining the situation. This letter can be semiformal, formal or personal in style.
Task 2: Student will serve to write an essay in reply to a point of view and argument crisis. The person has to response in a formal way. The essay may be a little more in personal approach than the Academic version of IELTS.
This section has 40 questions with a range that are used in order to identify the reading skills. These questions include reading for a general and main idea, aspect, speed; logical argument, distinguish writer’s belief, approach and principle.
The IELTS academic version consists of three long texts that vary from the expressive and based on facts to the discursive and analytical facts. The texts are genuine and are taken from manuscripts, magazines and newspapers. These texts have been selected from ordinary spectators but are suitable for all candidates who try to enter in a university or are looking for a professional check.
The IELTS general version obliges students to examine excerpts from books, manuscript, magazines and newspapers, notices, advertisements and few company guidelines. These materials form the basis of everyday situations in an English speaking environment.
This section is a face to face interview with an IELTS examiner. The speaking section in IELTS includes speaking component assessment of your use of spoken English and takes around 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Every statement a student speaks will be recorded. The speaking element must be delivered in that way that does not allow student to rehearse set of responses beforehand.
The process for this session is in this flow; the examiner will ask questions about yourself and variety of other recognizable topics like family, work, home, study and your interests. This session will take around 5 to 7 minutes.
In this section examiner will give you a card and allow you to speak about that particular topic that is mentioned on that card. You will have one minute to prepare yourself before you start speaking. Examiner will ask few questions about the same topic on which you had delivered your speech. This session ends after answering these questions.
Examiner will ask few more questions related to the topic on which you had delivered a speech in part 2. These questions will give you a chance to talk more about the theoretical ideas and matters. This part also takes 5-7minutes.
Scores will be provided based on the spoken English elements such as:
Coherence and fluency
Flow of speech
As mentioned above IELTS is an international English language test and students have to register online according to their practice and suitable place. IELTS is open for any religion, gender, and nationality; Students have to be over the age of 16 to be eligible for appearing in this test.
Complete online application form
Make registration fee 10,400 INR
Download application form for your own reference
NOTE: All of above mentioned formalities will be done according to a particular test date and test centre.
IELTS score card is valid for up to 2 years from the given test date. A student whose first language is English don’t have to give this test.
Student’s get notification by an email and can check their result online. Hard copies of results are sent to their home. If student want to forward their result to their respective universities they have to visit their IELTS registration office such as BRITISH COUNCIL and IDP. Student has to provide the University or Institute address by filling the application form for additional test result and they generally take some charges so that they can forward the score to your desired university. An administration fee of INR 250 per copy is taken, if you wish to send your score through Airmail and INR 1250 per copy to send via courier.
There is no restriction or specific condition to give IELTS again. If you are not satisfied with your score, you can re-appear the moment you are ready.