What is IELTS? The International English Language Testing System, is the accepted English Language proficiency test for admissions into more …
What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System, is the accepted English Language proficiency test for admissions into more than 8000 organisations worldwide. The IELTS is taken by students and professionals from non-English speaking countries seeking to work or study in a country where the medium of instruction is English. IELTS is accepted by Universities in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
How many times in a year is the IELTS exam held?
- The Academic version of the IELTS is available on 48 fixed dates through the year.
- The General Test is available on 24 dates through the year.
What is the scoring pattern?
The IELTS tests English Proficiency in 4 language skills—listening, reading, writing and speaking. All four skills will be tested and marked separately.
There is no “pass” or “fail” in IELTS. Scores in all four skills are reported on a band-width of 1-9 with whole or half bands.The average of all 4 scores is then rounded off and reported in the same manner. Most Universities and organizations require a band-width of at least above 6.5.
If I take the IELTS more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?
Universities will accept the most recent scores.Make sure that you meet the University deadlines when you decide to re-write the test.
Validity of the IELTS scores is 2 years. Most Universities/organizations will not accept scores older than 2 years. You may re-take the tests as many times as you wish. You are however cautioned to wait for at least 6 months and work hard at enhancing your English skills, if you wish to improve your scores significantly.
What is the registration fee for IELTS?
In India, the registration fee is currently INR 11,300
What are the Course Modules for IELTS Test Preparation?
- IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training.
- The Academic test is for students who wish to study in an English speaking country.
- The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country.
- All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other tests.
Why choose Avigna Learning Academy?
At Avigna Learning Academy, we check your English level and counsel you on how much time it will take you to achieve your desired score. We coach you for each kind of test rigorously. We make sure that you get the score you seek.
Get familiar with the question types.
Avigna Learning Academy helps you understand the IELTS in totality. Even if you read up about the IELTS or train yourself through self-study books, you will still be confused about the type of questions that will come with each section. For example, the IELTS has several types of questions like–Fill in the blanks, True or False, Yes or No and even one word and one phrase answers. If you do not follow the instructions given in the question, you may lose a mark or a point. Our trainers will familiarize you with the different question types and how to answer them.
Plenty of practice material–Reading Passages, Essay Topics, Letter Writing topics, Speaking topics–to simulate the tests.
Many test takers are able to answer questions but not within the specified time and format that the IELTS seeks. Avigna Learning Academy has prepared mock tests that will help predict your probable scores and help you improve on your weak areas.
Evaluation of all 4 skills by our trainers.
At Avigna learning Academy, our trainers will evaluate you on all the 4 skills and concentrate on your area of weakness. For example, if your speaking is poor, our trainers will give you coaching not only on different question types but also help you with your voice modulation, expression and on speaking with confidence. For the writing test, we train you how to plan and format an essay or a letter and how to avoid grammar and spelling mistakes
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