What is IELTS?
IELTS is an English language exam and stands for the International English Language Testing System. It is an English language exam that assesses your English language skills both in spoken and written English. If a person, wishes to study or work in a country where English is the primarily language of communication like in Anglophone countries, then they need to assure that they are proficient in English language to the university officers and visa officers.
The skill of the candidate is measured through the skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking through two test formats namely IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training in the IELTS exam. IELTS Academic test is taken up by candidates who wish to go for higher education or professional registration. IELTS General Training is taken up by candidates who wish to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. US also accepts IELTS for Academic and work purposes.
The test has been framed by and is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
IELTS Eligibility Criteria –
The candidate appearing for IELTS test should have completed 16 years of age. The test can be taken by any person who wishes to work or migrate to the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand or work n the US.
IELTS Exam Dates –
The exam can be taken four times in a month. The person/candidate has to choose their country and the closest examination center which is convenient to you. You also need to prescribe the type of exam you would like to take like IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. While filling the application form you can see the test dates available and click on it. The British Council and IDP both offer the test on 48 fixed dates a year which runs into four times a month. Their website mentions the yearly schedule of the examination.
Do not forget to register one month prior to secure you place on your preferred day at your chosen center.
The registration fees of ielts in India are Rs.12600. Debit/credit card payment is accepted for online registration. If you personally doing it and not through online, then you need to pay a credit or debit card or DD or ICICC bank deposit slip.
The main purpose of conducting ielts is to assess the English language skills at all levels. The total ielts score will be a combination of the band scores from the four sections. ielts score is based on the four skills on a band of 1-9 and you will get an overall band score. Your score in the test can be whole number (like 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0) or half (like 5.5, 6.5, and 7.5) in each part of the test. You need to have a basic idea of how the scoring pattern works to better understand how your ielts score will be calculated.
The fess of IELTS tutoring differs from person to person. There is nothing specific about ielts course duration and fees as in a true sense it is not a course. It is just an exam to check the level of English and duration of coaching depends on your current level of English.