IELTS Examination

This test is to be given when a candidate wants to take admission or work in a country where the language of communication is English like UK, Australia etc. It is conducted 4 times in a month and the dates are decided by the British council. IELTS examination is a 2hour 45 minutes examination with 4 sections naming:-

• Listening-30 minutes
• Reading-60 minutes
• Writing-60 minutes
• Speaking-11-14 minutes
Once you give the test you a get a band score for all the 4 sections. There are 9 band levels which are used to rate the level of English of the candidate. The levels are numbered from 1 to 9 with 1 being the lowest rated and 9 being the highest rated.
Registering for IELTS
There are two ways of registering for IELTS: - Register online or Register by post.

If registering online, you need to have a credit card to make the payment and once you are registered you need to carry two passport size photographs to the test centre.

If registering by post you need to download the application form or collect in person from the nearest British Council or British Library office. Submit the filled application form to the British council and payment can be done via credit card, demand draft or paying at any ICICI branch.
Cost of giving IELTS- Rs.7200/-

Universities covered under IELTS:-
• Oxford university, England
• Lincoln University, England
• Cambridge University , England
IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand, South African and a few USA institutions.
IELTS Examination pattern

Listening test:-
It consists of 4 sections and 40 items are to be answered in 30 mins.

Speaking test:-
It is a section in which the candidate's spoken English is checked i.e. how well he can speak English. Its duration is 11-14 mins.

Writing test:-
There are two sections under this-

1) General Training Section: 2 tasks to be answered in 60 Mins.
2) Academic Section: 2 Tasks to be answered in 60 Mins.
There is a choice between Academic and General Training in the Writing Section.

Reading test:-
The two sections under this Reading test are:
1) General Training Section: 3 Sections & 40 items should be answered in 60 Mins.
2) Academic Section: 3 Sections & 40 items should be answered 60 Mins.
There is a choice between Academic and General Training in the Reading Section.


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