The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of individuals who want to study or work in countries where English is used as a language of communication.
IELTS exam is conducted worldwide by British Council, UK and IDP, Australia. This test is available in two formats academic and general.
Academic IELTS -If applying for higher education or professional registration in English speaking countries.
General IELTS – If migrating to Australia, Canada or the UK.
One can appear for IELTS test as many times as required. It is conducted 4 -5 times every month. The test score is valid for 2 years.
IELTS Exam Structure
|i) Reading Section||3 Sections, Time Allotted – 20 mins. for each section.|
|ii) Listening Section||4 Section, Time Allotted – 30 mins.|
|iii) Speaking Section||Time Allotted – 11 to 15 mins|
|iv) Writing Section||2 Sections, Time Allotted – 20 mins for 1 section and 40 mins for other section|
|Total Time||2 hours, 45 minutes|
|Nature of Exam||Paper Based Test (PBT)|
|Total Scores||IELTS is out of 9.0 bands.|
|Test Fees||INR 12,100|
|Score Validity||2 Years|
|Score Reporting||Applicants can report their IELTS score to maximum of 5 universities as per the STED RO list free of cost after receiving the IELTS result.|
|Additional Test Score Reporting Fees||INR 250 per Institution via post
INR 1250 via courier.