IELTS

IELTS

IELTS

IELTS Test

IELTS stands for ‘International English Language Testing System’

It is a test of English Language proficiency. It is jointly managed by university of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education Australia.

There are two versions of the IELTS: The Academic Version and the General Version.

The Academic Version is intended for those who want to enroll in universities and other institutions of higher education and for professionals such as medical professionals and nurses who want to study or practice.

The General Training Version is intended for those planning to undertake non-academic training or employment, for immigration purposes.

IELTS is accepted by almost all Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and more than 1800 US academic institutions. It is the only acceptable English test for immigration to Australian and also accepted by UK and Canada.
The IELTS test structure

The IELTS test comprises of four Modules – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Scores are reported in “bands” for individual module and overall test. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules, while the Reading and Writing Modules differ depending on whether the candidate is taking the Academic or General Training Versions of the Test.
Total Test Duration 2 hours 45 minutes.

The first three modules – Listening, Reading and Writing (always in that order) – are completed in one day with no break in between. The Speaking Module may be taken, at the discretion of the test centre. It is generally administered on the day of the test or on the following day.

An IELTS result or Test Report Form (TRF) is valid for two years.

Listening 30 Minutes
Reading 60 MinutesWriting 60 Minutes
Speaking 11-14 Minutes
IELTS band scale

WHAT IT MEANS?

IELTS is scored on the nice band scale, with each band corresponding to a specified competence in English. The band Scores are in either whole or half Bands.

The nine bands are described as follows
9 Expert User

Has full command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding. It is very hard to attain this score.
8 Very Good User

Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Handles complex detaied argumentation well.
7 Good User

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.
6 Competent User

Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situation.
5 Modest User

Has a partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. The candidate should be able to handle communicate in his or her own filed.
4 Limited User

Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in using complex language.
3 Extremely Limited User

Conveys and understands only generally meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
2 Intermittent User

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.
2 Intermittent User

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.
1 Non User

Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a fey isolated words.
0 Did not attempt the test

No assessable information provided.

Test Fee: NPR 15400 (This rate is subject to change without notice

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