IELTS which stands for International English Language Testing System is an English Proficiency Test that is required by Australian, Canadian, British, New Zealand and American colleges, universities and government organizations for admission, work and immigration purpose. It is jointly managed by university of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education Australia.
There are two modules of IELTS: The Academic Version and the General Version.
It is required for educational purpose and is taken by those who want to enroll in universities and other institutions of higher education. It is also required for professionals who want to study or practice their profession in above mentioned countries.
General Module IELTS test is given by people who are looking for non-academic training, employment or for immigration purposes.
IELTS is accepted by all Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and more than 1800 US academic institutions.
The IELTS test structure
There are four Modules – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking with a band score of 1 to 9 for each individual section. Listening and Speaking Modules are same for Academic and General IELTS but Reading and Writing Test varies.
Total Test Duration is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
First test will be listening. Second test will be Reading and the third will be writing. Listening, Reading and Writing tests are completed in one day with no break in between. The Speaking Module is taken on different date according to rule of test center.
An IELTS result is valid for two years.
Time Duration of IELTS
Listening 30 Minutes
Reading 60 Minutes
Writing 60 Minutes
Speaking 11-14 Minutes
IELTS is scored on the nine band scale, with each band corresponding to a specified competence in English.
Band 9 Expert User
Has full command of the language.
Band 8 Very Good User
Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies.
Band 7 Good User
Has operational command of the language with occasional inaccuracies and misunderstandings in some situations.
Band 6 Competent User
Has effective command of the language with some inaccuracies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language in familiar situation.
Band 5 Modest User
Has a partial command of the language but is likely to make many mistakes.
Band 4 Limited User
Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in using complex language.
Band 3 Extremely Limited User
Understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication.
Band 2 Intermittent User
No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or in familiar situations.
Band 1 Non User
No ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
Band 0 Did not attempt the test
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