IELTS tests the student command over English language skills, conforming to the highest global standards of language assessment. IELTS assesses the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking.
IELTS is co-owned and was co-created by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). IELTS proves to provide a excellent and persistent measure of English language competency.
For higher learning environment the Academic version of IELTS needs to be taken which measures the English language proficiency required by an academic institution.
Test takers are graded on their performance, and are rated in band scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – listening, reading, writing and speaking. Overall Band Score is produced from the results of the four parts.
1- Non user
2- Intermittent user
3- Extremely Limited User
4- Limited user
5- Modest user
6- Competent user
7- Good user
8- Very Good user
9- EXPERT USER
The official result comes out in 13 calendar days after the test.
To register for the test visit – https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/Default.aspx
Students from India can register for the test at http://www.britishcouncil.in/exam/ielts
The registration fees for Test Dates From 10 October 2015, 24 October 2015, 31 October 2015 is INR 10600
The IELTS Test Results are Valid for two years
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Structure of the Test
|Listening||Four recorded speeches and conversations40 Items||30 minutes|
|Reading||3 long reading passages with tasks40 ItemsTexts range from the illustrative and informativeto the expansive and analyticalComprises non-verbal materials such as diagrams,graphsTexts are realistic ( from newspaper)||60 minutes|
|Writing||Summarize, Explain a table, graph,chart or diagram in at least 150 wordsShort essay of at least 250 words||60 minutes|
|Speaking||Face-to-face interviewEncompasses brief questions,speaking in more detail regarding a familiarized area of interest||11 to 14 minutes|