IELTS represents the International English Language Testing System.
It is mutually overseen by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge Assessment English, and was set up in 1989. IELTS is one of the significant English-language tests on the planet.
IELTS is the lone Secure English Language Test endorsed by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for visa clients applying both outsides and inside the UK. It additionally meets necessities for migration to Australia, where the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson Test of English Academic is likewise accepted, and New Zealand. In Canada, IELTS, TEF, or CELPIP are acknowledged by the migration authority.
IELTS is acknowledged by generally Australian, British, Canadian, European, Irish, and New Zealand scholarly foundations, by more than 3,000 scholastic establishments in the United States, and by different expert associations across the world.
No base score is needed to finish the assessment. An IELTS result or Test Report Form is given to all attendees with a score from “band 1” (“non-client”) to “band 9” (“master client”) and every foundation set an alternate limit. There is likewise a “band 0” score for the individuals who didn’t endeavor the test. Foundations are exhorted not to consider a report more seasoned than two years to be legitimate, except if the client demonstrates that they have attempted to keep up with their level.
In 2017, more than 3 million tests were taken in excess of 140 nations, up from 2 million tests in 2012, 1.7 million tests in 2011, and 1.4 million tests in 2009. In 2007, IELTS regulated more than 1,000,000 tests in a solitary year duration out of the blue, making it the world’s most mainstream English language test for advanced education and migration.
IELTS Test Format
There are four sections in the IELTS test:-
- Speaking (10-15 minutes)
- Listening (30 minutes)
- Reading (60 minutes)
- Writing (60 minutes)
The total time given for the examination is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Listening, Reading and Writing are finished at a time. The Speaking test might be required around the same time or as long as seven days prior to or after different tests.
IELTS Band Score
If you attempted the IELTS test then there is no chance you can get fail. Results are graded on a nine-band scale. Scores are received for each section of the test separately. The overall band score is the nearest half or whole band.
The nine bands are explained as follows:-
|Has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate, and fluent with complete understanding.
|Very Good User
|Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
|Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriateness, and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
|Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
|Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
|Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.
|Extremely Limited User
|Conveys and understands the only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
|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.
|Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
|No assessable information was provided at all.
Examination dates and locations
One can apply for an examination in more than 140 countries in almost all major cities.
IELTS Test dates are accessible consistently, so you can pick as per your comfort. The IELTS test focuses work on an early bird gets the worm premise, so book your dates quickly. During the high season, tests can top off one month ahead of time. So enlisting for the IELTS date early is a vital assignment. The PC conveyed IELTS test is accessible up to 3 times each day on every one of the 7 days seven days. Up-and-comers can get their outcomes in 2-5 days in the wake of giving the test. Along these lines, you can book your IELTS test according to your accommodation. Aside from this, the paper-based IELTS test is likewise accessible up to four times each month.
IELTS Test dates are accessible up to 4 times each month which implies IELTS tests are accessible multiple times across the year. Be that as it may, the accessibility of IELTS test dates might shift for the IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training test. The IELTS Academic test is accessible on every one of the 48 dates.
IELTS Listening, Reading, and Writing tests occur around the same time while either the IELTS Speaking test is directed 7 days prior or 7 days after your test date. Likewise, it can happen that the IELTS test date may not be something very similar close to your IELTS test area all things considered in another city.