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What is IELTS?

IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) is an English language test that is globally recognized and trusted by more than 10,000 organizations as a true reflection of one’s ability to communicate in English. IELTS tests a person’s English language skills across four areas: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Taking the IELTS test is essential for anyone looking to study, work, or migrate to an English-speaking country.

IELTS is a high-stakes language test recognised for moving across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. IELTS was a pioneer of four-skills English language testing more than 30 years ago and continues to set the standard for English language testing today. The test is delivered on either a computer or paper, and focuses on human conversations.

IELTS Test has Four Parts

The IELTS test measures your proficiency in the four English language skills – Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The Listening, Reading, and Writing sections are completed one after the other with no breaks in between on the same day. You can book a slot for the Speaking test online based on your preferences of date and time. If you fail to book a slot within the stipulated time, a slot will be automatically allocated to you. The total test time is just under three hours.

1. IELTS Listening test  (30 minutes)

You will listen to four recordings and then answer the questions asked. The recordings are of native English speakers.

2. IELTS Reading test  (60 minutes)

The IELTS Reading test requires you to answer 40 questions in total. You would need to read for gist, main ideas, details, logical arguments, skimming, and figuring out the writers’ attitudes, opinions and intentions.

3. IELTS Writing test  (60 minutes)

The IELTS writing test requires you to complete two tasks. This test covers topics of general interest based on the module you are given.

4. IELTS Speaking Test  (11-14 minutes)

The IELTS Speaking test assesses your ability to communicate in English. The test is recorded and conducted in three parts.

IELTS tests are available four times a month or 48 times a year (for paper-based testing) and are generally held on Saturdays and Thursdays. If you choose computer-delivered IELTS, you can choose from multiple dates and time slots. You will get your results within 3-5 days. However, the availability of IELTS dates may differ as per the test type and module you have opted for – Academic or General Training.

Why choose IELTS?

IELTS is the test for study− Thousands of the world’s most reputable universities and colleges accept IELTS results as evidence of English language proficiency.

IELTS is the test for professionals − Professional registration bodies in many fields including accounting, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and teaching bodies in many countries accept IELTS scores. This means that you would need to take the IELTS to gain professional registration in an English-speaking country.

IELTS is the preferred English language test for migration by most governments. Unlike other providers, IELTS General Training is the only non-academic test available for migration to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

IELTS offers a fair and accurate assessment of your communication abilities, focusing on testing your language skills rather than specialist knowledge. It is offered in two versions, Academic and General Training. The Speaking test is held one-to-one with a certified examiner.

The IELTS test content is developed by an international team of experts and undergoes extensive research to ensure that the test is fair and unbiased for all candidates regardless of nationality, background, gender, lifestyle, or location.

About Us

iae GLOBAL India is a study abroad consultancy that helps students achieve their dream of studying abroad. At iae Global India, we believe in quality training. Each batch consists of 7-10 students so that every student gets individual attention. There is a separate batch for IELTS and PTE training. 

Our experts here at iae Global India will provide free counseling and help you get into your dream university in your favorite country. 

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