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IELTS Test FAQs
Here are some IELTS Test FAQs answered by Study Smart IELTS Coaching in Delhi & Pune
The first things you hear when you researching about going abroad to study are some words like GMAT, GRE, TOEFL and IELTS. What exactly are these? Well, to begin with, every student aspiring to join an educational institution in a foreign country is required to appear for an entrance exam similar to ones we have in India, viz-a-viz the IITJEE, AIEEE, etc. There are the usual aptitude tests such as SAT, GMAT & GRE. Then there are language proficiency exams such as IELTS (International English Language Testing System) for students from countries, which do not have English as their native language. The IELTS Exam is available with the British Council and IDP. Our IELTS Coaching Centre in Delhi, Pune, Thane and Surat can help you with the registration for the IELTS Exam with British Council.
More About the IELTS Exam
The IELTS Exam is standard for admission to most of the top universities around the world. The IELTS Exam is also required by professionals planning to work or migrate abroad. The test is divided into four modules, namely, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. An average test taker usually takes up to 2 hours and 45 minutes to finish the test. The scoring scale on the IELTS is from 0-9, with different institutions having their own cut-offs. The IELTS tests are held at over 800 centres with tests upto four times a month. The IELTS is available in two test formats, the IELTS Academic or the IELTS General Training. The Academic module is for candidates who wish to Study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels. The General training module is for candidates wishing to migrate to an English speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking components, but different Reading and Writing Components. If you would like to know more about IELTS you can visit our IELTS Coaching Centre in Delhi, Pune, Thane or Surat.
Let's have a brief look at what you will face when you write the IELTS Exam
IELTS General and Academic Practices in IELTS Listening Section
In the IELTS listening module, you are made to face four sections with a total of 40 questions, which assess your understanding of main ideas and specific information, recognizing opinions, etc. Each correct answer receives 1 mark and the total score converted to standard IELTS 9-band scale.
IELTS General and Academic Practices in IELTS Reading Section
The IELTS reading section, with a total of 40 questions divided into three categories. As the name suggests, the module tests your reading and interference skills. Similar to the listening section, each correct answer receives 1 mark, with the total converted to the IELTS 9-band scale.
IELTS General and Academic Practices in IELTS Writing Section
The IELTS Writing section has two parts, including essay writing. Candidates are assessed on the performance in both tasks and scored according to task achievement, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy.
IELTS General and Academic Practices in IELTS Speaking Section
The last module, lasting 11-14 minutes, is a face-to-face oral interview with an examiner. The candidate is passed through three stages, introduction and interview, individual long turn and a two-way discussion with the examiner.
All the four modules contribute equally to the overall score. To register for the test, one must first look for the nearest IELTS center and enquire for an available date. The application form can be printed from the IELTS website and sent in with passport sized photographs, the registration fee. You must also possess a valid and not expired passport to give the test. You can also register for the IELTS Exam online through the British Council or IDP website. Our IELTS Training Centers in Delhi, Pune, Thane and Surat are British Council accredited, and students can register for the IELTS Exams at our centres. The IELTS today is preferred by thousands of institutions across the globe and the best part is a student may re-take it as many times as he/she wishes to, till they reach their desired target score.
1. What is the cost or registration fee of the IELTS test?
The total IELTS Exam cost along with IELTS Registration fee ranges from US$ 115 to US$145 depending on the country you are giving they exam from. In India the current cost for the IELTS exam is Rs. 12,650
2. How can I go about registering for the IELTS test?
You must have a passport to apply for IELTS and you can register online, in person at our institute, and you can also get registered by filling the application form and can mail it to the test centre, which will eventually send you all details regarding the IELTS test. Study Smart IELTS Coaching Centre in Delhi, Pune, Thane & Surat is a British Council certified registration centre, our counselors can help you register for the IELTS exam as per your preferred date and time.
3. What is the difference between Academic IELTS and General Training IELTS?
The Academic module includes language skills evaluation and assess whether a student should study or train at an undergraduate or post graduate level whereas General training is recommended for candidates who are going to English speaking countries for work experience or for immigration purposes to countries UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Any student who wants to apply for admission in a university would need to appear for Academic IELTS module.
4. How often can I take the IELTS test?
Candidates may re-sit for IELTS at any time. There is no restriction and they can repeat the test whenever they wish, until they get the desired score on the IELTS Exam. Our comprehensive IELTS Training courses ensures that every student is fully prepared to crack the IELTS exam and clears it in the first attempt
5. How and when will I get my IELTS results?
The results are usually declared in 13-15 days after the test date. Results are first published on the IELTS website followed by the mark sheet being sent via mail.
6. What if I am unable to attend the IELTS test?
If a candidate is unable to attend the IELTS test then the candidate is deemed an absentee and no refund is applicable in such an event. However, if there is any unavoidable reason due to which the candidate fails to appear in the IELTS exam then the application may be considered with some conditions. In such scenario the fee is refundable but again acceptance of your application is subject to approval by the IELTS test centre, who will make the final and binding decision.
7. What is the age limit for the IELTS test?
Only candidate above the age of 16 years can appear for the IELTS Test.
8. How long is an IELTS score valid?
The IELTS score is valid for two years, after which the student is required to give the IELTS test again.
9. What are the necessary things required to carry on the day of the IELTS test?
Candidates must carry their passport, hall ticket and relevant stationery for the test modules. In case you have registered online, then do not forget to carry a recent and color passport-sized photograph.
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Study Smart has over 10 years of experience in providing Coaching for IELTS to students in Delhi, Pune, Thane & Surat. We have trained over 12000 students from 23+ countries. All our Trainers at all our IELTS Coaching Centers are British Council and Cambridge Certified. At our IELTS Institute in Delhi & Pune student satisfaction and achievement of desired IELTS Score in first attempt is our top priority. We have flexible IELTS Training batches available including weekend batches. Our IELTS Coaching centers have the best infrastructure and state of the art facilities for students. Our IELTS Trainers use various multimedia tools and techniques to deliver the most comprehensive IELTS Training Course in India. All students are also provided with access to an IELTS Study portal, which has, self guided lessons on all components of IELTS. The portal also consist of 10 sectional Mock Test and 5 Full Length Mock Test for IELTS.