The International English Language Testing System is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment. It covers the four language skills- listening, writing, reading and speaking. IELTS is recognized by universities and employers in many countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognized by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
IELTS Results will be produced 13 day after the test. Candidates may collect their results directly or through mail on the 13th day. Test centers are not permitted to give results over the phone or by fax.
IELTS - TEST FORMATS
Candidates are tested in listening, reading, writing and speaking. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests and a choice of Reading and Writing tests- Academic or General Training. The first three tests – Listening, Reading and Writing- must be completed in one day. No break is given between the three tests. The Speaking test may be taken, at the discretion of the test centre, in the period seven days before or after the other three tests.
IELTS LISTENING TEST
Time Duration- 40 minutes
During this test, the candidate has to listen to four recordings and then answer the question asked as per the recording. The recording will be of native English speakers to make sure you would able to understand that language.30 minute for listening & 10 minute for answer transfer
IELTS READING TEST
Time Duration- 60 minutes
Under this test, the candidate has to answer the 40 questions and this test is prepared in a way so that candidate’s reading skills can be checked. During the test, the candidate has to read main ideas, details, gist, logical arguments, getting now about the writer’s ideas, intentions and opinions.
IELTS WRITING TEST
Time Duration- 60 minutes
In this test 2TASKS are given task1 is different for both modules, REPORT WRITING (academic) and LETTER WRITING (general) whereas, task2 is ESSAY WRITING is same for both modules. It is to check the interpretation of a person that he is able to present his ideas thoughts and support it or not.
IELTS SPEAKING TEST
Time Duration- 11 to 14 minutes
The IELTS speaking test will judge your spoken English skills. This test is recorded and gets done in three different parts.
If you have a dream to get higher education or professional registration in various foreign English speaking countries then you need to clear the IELTS Academic test. It contains the features of academic language. Also, it will help to evaluate that, are you ready to begin studying or training or not
Candidates who want to go to the English speaking countries for work experience or training programs, they need to clear the IELTS General Training test. Also it is required when any individual wants to migrate to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK. This test is taken to examine the candidate’s original survival skills in Abroad social and workplace contexts.
There is no pass or fail. IELTS is scored on nine band scale . Band 1(non-user)to band 9(expert user) and there is also a 0 score band for those who did not attempt the test.