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IELTS

IELTS stands for ‘International English Language Testing System’. It is a test of English Language proficiency. It is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education Australia.

There are two versions of the IELTS: The Academic Version and the General Version.

The IELTS test Structure

The IELTS test comprises of four Modules – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Scores are reported in “Bands” for individual modules and overall test. All Candidates takes the Same Listening and Speaking Modules, while the Reading and Writing Modules differ depending on whether the candidate is taking the Academic or General Training Versions of the Test.

Total Test Duration 2 Hours 45 Minutes

The First three modules – Listening, Reading and Writing (always in that order) – are completed in one day with no break in between. The Speaking Module may be taken, at the discretion of the test or on the following day.

An IELTS result or Test Report Form (TRF) is Valid for two Years.
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Listening
30 minutes
Reading
60 minutes
Writing
60 minutes
Speaking
11-14 minutes
IELTS band Scale
WHAT IT MEANS?

IELTS is scored on a nine band scale, with each band corresponding to a specified competence in English. The Band scores are in either whole or half Bands.

The nine bands are described as follows:
9 Expert User

Has full command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding. It is Very hard to attain this score.

8 Very Good User

Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and in appropriacies. Handles complex detailed argumentation well

7 Good User

Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriateness and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understand detailed reasoning.

6 Competent User

Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

5 Modest User

Has a partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. The candidate should be able to handle communication in his or her own field.

4 Limited User

Basic Competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problem in using complex language.

3 Extremely Limited User

Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.

2 Intermittent User

No Real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has Great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

1 Non User

Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.

0 Did not attempt the test

No assessable information provides

Test Fee: INR 11,200/-

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